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Top 10 Grilled Corn Recipes

The best recipes for smoking or grilling corn on the cob


To me, few things say summer like sweet, buttery corn on the cob. Now, the worst way to prepare corn on the cob is to boil away all the flavor. Instead, take it to the grill. Grilling corn is quick and easy and there are so many ways to season it, so fresh cobs can be taken straight from the grill to the plate. These BBQ corn recipes are perfect for any occasion and can be grilled or smoked in small or large batches.

1. Southwestern Grilled Corn on the Cob

Southwestern Grilled Corn on the Cob
Regarding BBQ, Inc.
Packed with southwestern flavors under the husks of these corn cobs, then grilled to perfection, the end result is a delicious side dish, guaranteed to please your guests.

2. Fresh Corn on the Cob

Corn on the Cob off the Grill
Derrick Riches
This is the general method for grilling corn on the cob, which uses the husks to help retain moisture. However, try pull out as much silk as you can before hand.

3. Grilled Corn with Shallot-Parsley Rub

Grilled Corn with Shallot Parsley Rub
Regarding BBQ, Inc.
Perfect for large quantity cooking, this savory corn butter compliments the sweetness of BBQ'd corn. Make the butter ahead of time and store in refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Try with a nice grilled fish, steak, or burgers.

4. Maple-Chipotle Glazed Corn on the Cob

The rich sweetness of maple combined with the spiciness of chipotle peppers, works well as a glaze for this delicious grilled corn recipe.

5. ‘Cued Corn Salad

'Cued Corn Salad
The Clorox Company
Truly sensational, this salad uses the grilled corn, ranch dressing, and poblano peppers to kick up the flavor. Try this with a Southwestern style grilled pork loin of beef roast at your next get together.

6. Kick'n Corn

Kick'n Corn
The Clorox Company
Hot sauce can be made up to 4 days in advance and kept refrigerated. To use, simply warm the sauce before brushing it onto corn.

7. Cajun-Style Corn on the Cob

Filled with spicy goodness, this Cajun style grilled corn recipe offers versatility to your cookout. They can be grilled up, sliced, and used in a salads, salsa, as a side, or as part of a crab boil. The choice is up to you. Remember to adjust the amount of seasoning to suit your palate.

8. Smoked Corn on the Cob

To make a slow smoked corn on the cob, soak the ears of corn in water for a few hours, then rub down with olive oil and green onions. Smoke corn for an hour or so and remember to leave the husks intact. The result is fantastic.

9. BBQ Corn with Honey-Dijon Baste

This fantastic BBQ corn recipe utilizes the popular combination of sweet honey and the mildly pungent flavor of Dijon mustard. Add the baste close to the end of the grilling time to create a rich caramelized outer layer to the corn.

10. Sweetened Chipotle-Garlic Corn on the Cob

Sweet and spicy, with the warm familiar taste of melted butter. This is the ultimate decadent taste experience and yet, so simple to prepare. As always, add or decrease the amount of chipotle powder to your liking.
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