Grilled Corn on the Cob with Parmesan

Grilled Corn on the cob with Parmesan screams summertime. Sweet, smoky, charred, and crunchy. As the weather gets warmer, the corn just gets sweeter. Does it get any better?

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Parmesan is one of the easiest ways to prepare fresh corn. It’s also one of the tastiest ways. During the summer months, we can’t seem to get enough of that sweet and buttery taste.

Nothing says summer like a nice big ear slathered in butter and sprinkled with salt and parm. Mouthwatering delicious!

Grilled corn goes well with just about anything– From chicken to pork to beef. Whatever you desire- corn is the perfect side dish.

Grilled Parmesan Corn on the Cob
Grilled Parmesan Corn on the Cob

Ingredients Needed for the Best Grilled Parmesan Corn on the Cob

Corn on the Cob
butter
salt and pepper
garlic powder
Grated Parmesan (for sprinkling on top of corn)
Shaved Parmesan (if desired)

How To Grill Corn on the Cob

Step 1: Heat grill to medium heat. I used a pellet grill. Heat to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Pull back each husk and remove all silks from each ear of corn.
Season each ear with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Place 1/4 Tablespoon of butter on top of the corn.
Step 3: Fold husk back up into place, covering the butter.
Step 4: Place corn on the grill butter side up. Grill for about 30-45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes.

If you are using another type of grill, cook over medium heat. You will need to flip the corn every 10 minutes to avoid burning the outside. You may also need to reduce the cooking time to 15-20 minutes. Again, you are the judge as to doneness and tenderness. All grills cook differently.

Step 5: Remove the corn from the grill when kernels are tender—Pierce the corn with the end of a knife to test for doneness and tenderness.
Remove husks and brush with more butter if desired and sprinkle with grated parm and shaved parm.

Grilled Parmesan Corn on the Cob
Grilled Parmesan Corn on the Cob

Does Corn Need to be Boiled before Grilling?

This recipe does not require boiling the corn before grilling. It does take about 45 on the grill. Some people prefer to boil the corn before grilling to shorten the time. Although I have never done this, and my corn always turns out perfect.

Can I Grill Corn with the Husk On?

Yes, I do! This process is very easy. Pull the husks back, leaving them attached at the bottom. Remove as many silks as you possibly can. Season the corn, add butter, and pull the husk back up over the butter and seasoned corn. Place the corn on the grill. I usually place the corn on the top rack. This also frees up the grill for more food.

Can I Grill the Corn with Husk Off?

Of course, you can. Remove the husk and silks from the corn. Brush with melted butter and season. Add to the grill and turn every 10 minutes. The cook time will vary. Usually, it takes about 15-20 minutes. Start checking after 15 minutes for the desired doneness. You are your own judge for doneness.

Another way to cook corn with the husk off is to wrap it in foil. Butter and season each ear, then wrap tightly in foil. The foil will trap the steam and yield a moist ear. Again you are the judge for doneness and tenderness. I tend to leave my corn on longer than most people.

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Parmesan has amazing flavor, and you will be hooked after the first bite. It has butter and then topped with cheese… The best of both worlds. Try some today.

Grilled Parmesan Corn on the Cob
Grilled Parmesan Corn on the Cob

Be sure to try some of these other recipes using corn.

Mexican Corn Salad with Jalapenos– Mexican Corn Salad with Jalapenos is the perfect side dish for any night of the week, holiday, or summertime cookout. This recipe comes together super fast and will be chilling in your refrigerator in no time.

Crock Pot Creamed Corn-Crock Pot Creamed Corn is a simple side dish for any night of the week or special occasion when you need to feed a crowd. Whole kernel corn, cream cheese, butter, heavy cream, sugar, salt, and pepper tossed in a crockpot and turned on. In a few hours, your corn is steaming hot and ready to eat.

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob— Just plug in your crock pot, add your corn, and in 4-6 hours you will have a delicious side dish.

Check out these links for flavored butter recipes for your corn.

Grilled Parmesan Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Parmesan

Gina Abernathy
Grilled Corn on the cob screams summertime. Sweet, smoky, charred, and crunchy. As the weather gets warmer, the corn just gets sweeter. Serve this at your next bbq, cookout, or family reunion.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 6-8 ears Corn on the Cob with husk
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan for sprinkling on top of corn
  • shaved parmesan (optional) for sprinkling on top of corn

Instructions
 

  • Step 1: Heat grill to medium heat. I used a pellet grill. Heat to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2: Pull back each husk and remove all silks from each ear of corn. Season each ear with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place 1/4 Tablespoon of butter on top of the corn.
  • Step 3: Fold husk back up into place, covering the butter.
  • Step 4: Place corn on the grill butter side up. Grill for about 30-45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. If you are using another type of grill, see NOTES. Again, you are the judge as to doneness and tenderness. All grills cook differently.
  • Step 5: Remove the corn from the grill when kernels are tender—Pierce the corn with the end of a knife to test for doneness and tenderness. Remove husks and brush with more butter if desired and sprinkle with grated parmesan and shaved parmesan if so desired.

Notes

This was cooked on a pellet grill. The temperature was set at 350 degrees. I cooked the corn on the top rack of the grill with the lid down. 
NOTE: If you are using another type of grill, cook over medium heat. You will need to flip the corn every 10 minutes to avoid burning the outside. You may also need to reduce the cooking time to 15-20 minutes. Again, you are the judge as to doneness and tenderness. All grills cook differently.
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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Loved this corn on the cob recipe!! The parmesan was delicious in this and I added some chili powder in mine for a little kick. Looking forward to trying out some of your other corn recipes!

  2. 5 stars
    What an excellent recipe. I have never tried anything but butter on corn on the cob, but I think grilled parmesan corn on the cob sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Nothing more magical than biting into a freshly grilled corn on the cob. Love this recipe and will add to my grocery list for this weekend dinner. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, this is so delicious! Corn just came in at the grocery store and I’ve been looking for something new to do with it. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    There is nothing better than grilled corn in the summer. I love your suggestion to add parmesan, delicious!

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