Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil

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Our seasoned grilled corn on the cob in foil recipe features sweet yellow corn seasoned with butter and spices and grilled to perfection!

I’ve been making seasoned grilled corn on the cob for years. It’s a simple way to create juicy, sweet corn every time.

The differences between my version and Kim’s recipe is the spice mix. We both use the same methods and techniques.

Today, we’re sharing Kim’s quick grilled corn on the cob in foil, made with her custom compound butter.

Four pieces of grilled corn on the cob on a plate.
The corn is buttery, sweet, and delicious!

All you need is the corn, aluminum foil, softened unsalted butter, a few seasonings, and a hot grill.

The whole recipe is done in 30-minutes or less. Basically, the corn should be done around the same time as the burgers and hot dogs.

How to make grilled corn on the cob in foil:

First, you need to shuck the corn. What does that mean, you ask? In other words, remove and discard the husks.

Unsalted butter and spices in a glass mixing bowl.
Be sure to let the butter soften before getting started.

After that, wash and dry the corn to remove any additional fibers that stuck to the veggie. Also, go ahead and preheat your grill over low heat.

Next, grab a small mixing bowl and combine the softened butter, parsley, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper.

The softened butter and spices have been combined.
Take this compound butter and rub it onto the corn.

I recommend using a fork to combine the ingredients into a tasty compound butter. Next, coat the cobs in the buttery mixture.

Then, roll the prepared corn cobs in aluminum foil. Make sure to lay the corn on the dull side and that the shinier side of the foil is on the outside.

Corn on the cob coated with the butter mixture.
Tightly wrap the buttered sweet corn in aluminum foil and grill.

Last, place the foil packets on your grill, close the lid, and let them cook for 10-12 minutes on each side.

Once done, remove the corn from the grill, allowing it to cool a little before unwrapping.

That’s it, your seasoned grilled corn on the cob in foil recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

The vegetable has been grilled and is ready to eat.
The melted compound butter adds tons of flavor to the vegetable.

Grilled Corn on the Cob Tips:

  • I do not recommend using fresh garlic in place of the powder. Due to the cook time, the garlic may burn and become bitter.
  • You don’t have to use foil. Simply peel the corn, leaving the husks in place. Clean off the corn, apply the compound butter, and then re-wrap the corn in the husk. Now, grill the corn (in the husk) for 10-12 minutes on each side.
  • My spice blend is simple and only consists of softened unsalted butter, sea salt, and freshly crack black peppercorns.

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The grilled corn on the cob on a plated.

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ears of corn


  • Turn the grill or griddle onto low heat. While the grill heats, prep the corn.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
    8 tablespoons unsalted butter
    ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley
    ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Smear the butter mixture evenly to each ear of corn, then wrap tightly in a piece of aluminum foil.
    4 ears of corn
  • Place the foil wrapped corn on the grill, and close the lid. Cook the corn for 10 to 12 minutes on each side, turning halfway through.
  • After the corn cooks, remove it from the grill and allow it to cool until it’s easy to handle.
  • Enjoy it with your favorite BBQ foods.


Serving: 1ear of corn | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1185IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1-ear of corn. Actual calories will vary.
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