Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob tastes great with homemade garlic butter. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for grillouts and barbecues!
If you love your corn with a bit of char, you’re gonna love this recipe- tastes perfect finished with garlic butter and parm! Try serving up with some Grilled BBQ Chicken Drumsticks and some Loaded Potato Salad.
Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob
Is there any better way to enjoy corn than Corn on the Cob? It’s certainly one of the simplest and quickest ways to cook corn: once you’ve gotten your corn shucked and cleaned, you can cook it up however you want! There are plenty of ways to cook Corn on the Cob- boiling, roasting, et cetera- but Grilled Corn on the Cob is definitely one of my favorites.
Grilled corn results not only in perfectly cooked corn but it also gives you some light charring and color- which means more flavor! Chances are you’re already firing the grill up this summer for the usual fare- hotdogs, burgers and the like- so why not throw some ears of corn on as well? It makes for a great snack or side and you can only make it taste better with some extra seasonings.
To make your Grilled Corn on the Cob something special, you can finish it with some homemade garlic butter and a healthy sprinkling of parmesan. Combine this with some salt, pepper, and a touch of parsley and you’ve got something that’s just delicious. This Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob is definitely one of the tastiest things to come off our grill! We loved it and we’re certain you will too- you can find this grilled recipe and some helpful tricks below.
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If you don’t like your Corn on the Cob charred, you could always go with our easy Instant Pot Corn on the Cob. Pressure cook your corn up with some butter and milk for creamy, delicious Corn on the Cob made quick! So simple to make and our go-to recipe if we can’t use the grill.
For something a bit more comforting and perfect for holiday dinners, try our Slow Cooker Creamed Corn recipe. No need to reach for a can-opener because this stuff tastes leagues better than anything canned! Just toss everything into a slow cooker or Crockpot- in just a couple hours, you have a delicious side to go with any holiday turkey, steak, or ham dish.
Without a doubt, one of my favorite condiment and topping recipes we’ve made for this site is Corn Salsa. This stuff makes for an amazing taco topping or tortilla chip dip and I was upset when Chipotle dropped it from their menu. Thankfully, I learned to make this delicious pico de gallo-style salsa at home and I’ve been loving it since!
Ingredients for Parmesan Grilled Corn
Sweet Corn Cobs – Fresh is preferred and turns out the best with this recipe. In a pinch, you could probably use frozen corn on the cob.
Parmesan – You could grate some parmesan yourself but, really, the pre-grated parmesan in a can works perfectly for this recipe.
Parsley – For a bit of a color and a bit of herb-y flavor. Fresh or dried works.
Salt & Pepper – To taste, obviously.
How to Grill Corn on the Cob
Mix up some garlic butter and chop your parsley if using fresh.
Grill your corn on the cob until heated through and it has picked up some color and char.
Dress your Grilled Corn on the Cob with homemade garlic butter and parmesan. Season to taste with parsley, salt, and pepper.
Before grilling your corn, it helps to get some prep done and out of the way first. To start, you’ll want to mix up some garlic butter- this is as easy as melting butter in the microwave and mixing in some minced garlic. You can also get your parsley chopped now if you’re using fresh. Once everything is prepped, we can get to grilling!
It helps to either oil your corn cobs or your grill before grilling to minimize sticking. Whatever you oil, make sure you let the grill preheat over medium heat for a few minutes before putting the cobs down. Once hot, put the cobs down and let them cook for up to 15 minutes.
Make sure to turn your cobs occasionally to evenly cook them- it is worth it to let the sit for a little bit, though, to pick some char and color. Once cooked and charred to your liking, pull your cobs from the grill and hit with garlic butter.
Of course, we also want to sprinkle some parmesan over everything!
After dressing your corn, all you need to do is the season to taste with parsley, salt, and pepper.
With everything, all seasoned and tasty, serve up your corn while it’s still nice, warm, and buttery. Enjoy!
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Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob
- 4 ears Sweet Corn
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Butter melted
- 1 tsp minced Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- Parsley for garnish
- Remove husks and silk from corn.
- Preheat your grill on medium-high heat.
- Place ears of corn on the grill and cook for 15 minutes turning every 3-5 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and minced garlic.
- Brush the corn with the garlic butter mixture after removing it from the grill.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.