This Smoked Corn on the Cob Recipe is made with simple seasoning and easy to make. Smoky flavored corn makes the best side dish.

Corn on the cob on a white platter
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Corn on the Cob Smoker Recipe is flavorful and easy to make. If you are looking for some easy side dishes to cook while smoking your meat, toss in some corn. We love corn on the cob and smoking the corn gives it so much smoky flavor.

Is Corn Good on a Smoker?

There are many ways to cook corn. Boiling corn on the cob is delicious, but smoking corn is just as easy. It gives the corn so much flavor.

We like to season the corn for added flavor. But if you prefer you can remove the husk and toss in the corn. It really is that easy and so delicious.

Ingredients needed - sweet corn, butter, paprika, salt and pepper, garlic powder, fresh parsley

Ingredients: 

  • Sweet Corn (shucked) 
  • Butter (melted) 
  • Paprika 
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Fresh Parsley (chopped, optional) 

How to Smoke Corn on the Cob: 

  • Step 1 – Heat Smoker – Preheat a pellet grill smoker with a water pan to 225 degrees. Peel back the husks and remove the silks from the corn. There is no need to soak the corn.
  • Step 2 – Combine Spices – Mix together all the spices except for the parsley in a small bowl. 
  • Step 3 – Season Corn with butter mixture – Baste each of the corns with the melted butter. Then sprinkle the seasoning mixture on top. 
  • Step 4 – Place corn in smoker – Place the corn directly on the grates in the smoker.  
  • Step 5 – Smoke Corn – Close the lid on the smoker and cook for 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through the cook time, until the kernels on the corn are browned. 
  • Step 6 – Remove corn and Serve – Carefully remove the corn from the smoker with tongs.  Let the corn rest for 5 minutes.  Serve topped with the fresh chopped parsley and enjoy! 
Corn on the cob on a white platter

Easy Side Dish:

Corn on the cob is one of my favorite side dish. We love to serve it with the corn on the cob, but there have been times that I remove the corn from the cob. This smoked corn would make a delicious addition to any salsa recipe.

Change the seasoning to a taco seasoning blend and serve it with your delicious Mexican dishes.

Corn is even great with your grilled steaks, chicken and pork. You will be amazed how easy it is to cook and how flavorful it is.

How Long to Smoke Corn on the Cob:

Buttery Smoked corn takes about 45 minutes to fully heat in the smoker. We recommend flipping the ears of corn half way through. This ensures that all sides are properly cooked.

Make sure to add wood chips to the smoker every 15 minutes if your smoker does not have an automatic feature.  

Corn on the cob on a white platter

How to Pick the Best Corn:

The best corn to get is from a farmer, a farm stand or at a farmers market. Once a corn is picked, it looses its sweetness the moment it has been picked. Prepare corn as quickly as you can to keep the flavor.

A good corn on the cob should be heavy and have very little give. When picking corn at the grocery store, make sure the ears are bright green and not wilted.

We recommend squeezing the corn around the tips to ensure it is full and juicy.

Smoked Corn on the Cob Variations:

  • Change Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning. You can even just baste the corn with melted butter for delicious flavor. The smoker gives the corn so much flavor that not much seasoning is needed.
  • Add Cojita Cheese – Once you have smoked the corn, remove from the smoker and top with cojita cheese for added flavor. Add in ancho chili powder for an extra kick of spice.
  • Buffalo Sauce – Mix in ¼ cup of buffalo sauce in the melted butter for delicious flavor. My family loves buffalo sauce and added it to the corn is delicious.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Add in shredded parmesan cheese to the butter mixture. It is delicious and adds the perfect amount of cheese flavor.
  • Plain – There is nothing wrong with drizzling the corn on the cob with melted corn. It is delicious and a simple side dish.

How to Store:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

How to Freeze Corn on the Cob:

Corn on the cob can be frozen after it has cooled to room temperature. Place the corn in a freezer bag and remove as much air as possible. Corn on the cob will last about 6 months in the freezer.

Smoked Corn on the Cob

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This Smoked Corn on the Cob Recipe is made with simple seasoning and easy to make. Smoky flavored corn makes the best side dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Let Sit 5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 181

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat a smoker with a water pan to 225 degrees F.
  • Mix together all the spices except for the parsley in a small bowl.
  • Baste each of the corns with the melted butter and sprinkle the seasoning mixture on top.
  • Place the corn directly on the grates in the smoker.
  • Close the lid on the smoker and cook for 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through the cook time, until the kernels on the corn are browned.
  • Carefully remove the corn from the smoker with tongs.  Let the corn rest for 5 minutes.  Serve topped with the fresh chopped parsley and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to add chips to the smoker every 15 minutes if your smoker does not have an automatic feature.  
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 181kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 3g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 685mg, Potassium 260mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 559IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 8mg, Iron 1mg

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