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Basil Butter Roasted Corn on the Cob

This Basil Butter Roasted Corn on the Cob is grilled in foil on the barbecue, resulting in the most flavourful corn! A must-make summer side dish.

If you’re looking for a new and delicious way to make corn, try roasting corn on the cob with butter and herbs on the barbecue! Easy and so good. And a perfect way to use up all that sweet summer corn!

Basil Butter Roasted Corn on the Cob

Roasted Corn on the Cob is a perfect summer side dish.

I seriously could serve corn on the cob several times a week, but it can get kind of boring. I always tend to boil corn on the cob, which is great, but it’s nice to change it up. Another easy, and much more delicious way to serve cook corn is to grill it on the barbecue. Just wrap cobs of corn in foil and let it roast in butter and fresh herbs…roasted corn on the cob is seriously yum. It’s tender and so flavourful.

So many flavour possibilities.

What’s fantastic about this recipe for roasted corn on the cob is that you can customize it any way you like! If you don’t love basil, try fresh oregano. Or try a combination of thyme, basil, and chives. The flavour combinations are endless! Just get creative!

Roasted Corn on the Cob Recipe Tips

  • CORN: Use fresh sweet corn. Remove the corn husks and silk.
  • WRAPPING IN FOIL: After adding butter, herbs and seasoning, make sure to wrap the individual cobs of corn tightly in foil. Then place on the barbecue, seam up, so the butter stays in the foil.
  • FLAVOUR OPTIONS: There are so many flavour options you can try:
    • fresh basil + butter
    • fresh chives or green onions + butter
    • rosemary, garlic + butter
    • seasoning salt + butter
    • garlic + butter
    • Parmesan cheese + butter
    • use any fresh herbs: basil, parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary

Handy tip: What to do with leftovers!

If you end up with leftover corn, here are some great ways to use it up! Cut the corn kernels off the cob and use it in any of these recipe ideas:


Basil Butter Roasted Corn on the Cob

This Basil Butter Roasted Corn on the Cob is grilled in foil on the barbecue, resulting in the most flavourful corn! A must-make summer side dish.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Barbecue


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  • 8 cobs of fresh corn (husks and silk removed)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • pinch of paprika (smoked paprika is nice!)
  • pinch of brown sugar
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • extra basil for garnish
  • aluminum foil


  1. Preheat your barbecue to medium heat.
  2. In a bowl combine the melted butter with the basil, paprika, brown sugar, salt, pepper and minced garlic.
  3. Place each cob of corn in its own sheet of aluminum foil.
  4. Then brush each cob of corn generously with the butter mix.
  5. Wrap each cob tightly in the tin foil.
  6. Place the corn cobs onto the grill and cook for about 20 minutes, making sure to turn the cobs often or they will burn.
  7. When they are done, you can sprinkle a little fresh basil on the cobs and serve!

Keywords: grilled corn on the cob, barbecued corn on the cob, basil butter corn on the cob, roasted corn on the cob

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Recipe adapted from All Fired Up!

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  1. My husband is a farmer, he grows corn and soybeans. Every summer they plant a plot of sweet corn in the middle of our little town of just over 100 people, and anyone who wants some can and go and pick their own. So I get plenty of corn in the summer! I’ve made a cilantro butter to put on it in the past, I’ll have to try this as well!

  2. I love all the spices and corn of course! I will be trying this for sure! I just pinned it so I won’t forget and started following you on Pinterest! thanks for the inspiration!
    glad to have found your blog today through Its Overflowing party!

  3. I’m not a veggie lover, but I have a weakness for buttery corn on the cob! (Some may argue the nutritional value, but I still consider it a serving of vegetables!) Thanks for the recipe; can’t wait to try it!
    Oh, and congrats on making the SavvyMom list!

  4. This corn looks so good. Summer time always seems like such a great time for corn on the cob. New follower from Craft o Maniac monday hop. Following on twitter and pinterest.

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