Grilled Corn on the Cob in Husk is a special way to cook corn but the results are worth it. The corn turns out sweet, delicious and moist.

Grilled Corn on the Cob on a cutting board

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Husk Recipe:

Grilled Corn is a must when we grill out. But we have recently started grilling it with the husk on and the results are amazing. There are many ways to cook corn recipes and we have tried them all.

Corn on the Cob can be cooked in the microwave, boiled on the stove or grilled with foil on. But following this easy methods results in the best corn you have ever eaten. It just a few extra steps and it will become your new favorite way of cooking it.

Sweet, moist and delicious Corn on the Cob Recipe is what you get when you grill with the husks on. This easy side dish is a crowd pleaser and it is also budget friendly.

Grilled Corn on the Cob on a cutting board

Is it Better to to Grill Corn in the Husk?

We have grilled corn directly on the grill which gives the corn that charred flavor. Another way is grilling the corn in aluminum foil, but you lose the smokey flavor that the grill gives.

Grilling Corn in the Husk is a combination of the two. The corn still results in moist full of smokey flavor but it does take extra steps. Prepping the Corn in the Husk to grill takes a little longer, but we think it is worth it.

Corn on the cob

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Ears Corn
  • Butter (for serving)
  • Salt (for serving)

How to Grill Corn on the Cob in the Husk:

  • Soak the Corn – Soak the ears of sweet corn in cold water for a least 20 to 30 minutes to prevent the husks from burning on the grill. I soaked the corn in a sink full of water.
Corn on the cob soaked in water
  • Prepare the Grill – Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Cook Corn – Then place the ears of corn directly on the grill grates. Cook the corn for 20-22 minutes turning occasionally until the corn is cooked through and the husks are charred. I checked the corn by pulling back part of the husk and made sure that the corn is a bright yellow color and cooked through.
Grilled Corn on the Cob on the grill grates
  • Remove Corn and Cool – Remove the corn from the grill. Let it cool until it’s cool enough to handle. Then remove the husks and silks on the corn.
  • Serve and Enjoy – Serve topped with the salt and butter. Enjoy!

Do you Need to Soak Corn in the Husk before Grilling?

Yes, if you plan on grilling corn with the husk on you must soak the corn in water first. Soaking the corn in the water prevents the corn husk from burning. The husk get very blackened on the grill so this prevents them from catching fire.

Corn on the Cob with the husk down on a cutting board with two corn holders

How long to Grill Corn in the Husk?

We begin by grilling the corn on the cob for about 15 minutes to 20 minutes over medium heat. Once the corn has been on for about 20 minutes, I checked the corn by pulling back part of the husk. When checking the corn I make sure that the corn is a bright yellow color and cooked through.

Some recipes calls for remove the silk before grilling. I find that it’s too difficult to remove without removing the husks. Once it’s cooked, the silk and husk remove easily and taste great too!

Corn on the Cob with the husk down on a cutting board

How to Serve Grilled Corn on the Cob:

There are many different ways to serve corn on the cob. When I serve it, I like to have different bowls of topping so every one can top the way they like it. Here are some of our suggestions:

  • Butter – You can use plain butter or mix in some garlic or other seasoning to add extra flavoring.
  • Salt and Pepper – Salt and Pepper is a must to top the corn on the cob with.
  • Parmesan Cheese – We love the flavor that Parmesan Cheese gives to the Corn.
Grilled Corn on the Cob on a cutting board

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in air tight container for up to 1 week. You can also remove the kennels from the cob and refrigerate the kennels or freeze them for a future meal.

Easy Corn on the Cob:

If you are looking for an easy side dish that you can grill, this is the one my family always picks. With a little planning, this grilled fresh corn on the cob comes out so flavorful.

We even like to take the corn kernels off the corn for an easy ways to enjoy the corn. We love making Mexican Street Corn with the corn kernels.

Print Recipe here for Grilled Corn on the Cob in the Husk:

How to Grill Corn with the Husks On

5 from 7 votes
Grilled Corn on the Cob in Husk is a special way to cook corn but the results are worth it. The corn turns out sweet, delicious and moist.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 128
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 6 Fresh Ears Corn
  • 3 Tbsp Butter for serving
  • 1 tsp Salt for serving

Instructions

  • Soak the ears of corn in cool water for a least 20 minutes to prevent the husks from burning on the grill. I soaked the corn in a sink full of water.
  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Then place the ears of corn directly on the grill grates. Cook the corn for 20-22 minutes turning occasionally until the corn is cooked through and the husks are charred. I checked the corn by pulling back part of the husk and made sure that the corn is a bright yellow color and cooked through.
  • Remove the corn from the grill. Let it cool until it’s cool enough to handle. Then remove the husks and silks on the corn.
  • Serve topped with the salt and butter. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Some recipes calls for remove the silk before grilling. I find that it’s too difficult to remove without removing the husks. Once it’s cooked, the silk and husk remove easily and taste great too!
*Refrigerate the leftovers in air tight container for up to 1 week. You can also remove the kennels from the cob and refrigerate the kennels or freeze them for a future meal.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 128kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 3g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 446mg, Potassium 245mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 343IU, Vitamin C 6mg, Calcium 4mg, Iron 1mg

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