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Grilled corn on the cob topped with garlic and herb butter on a sheet pan.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

This grilled corn on the cob is ears of fresh corn that are cooked until charred and caramelized, then brushed with garlic and herb butter. A quick and easy side dish that's perfect for summer entertaining.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 92kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 8 ears corn shucked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan to medium heat.
  • Brush the olive oil all over the corn.
  • Place the corn on the grill. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until kernels are starting to brown, turning occasionally. The total cook time is about 8-10 minutes.
  • Place the butter, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Microwave in 30 second increments until butter is melted. Stir to combine.
  • Brush the butter mixture over the grilled corn. Serve immediately.


Calories: 92kcal | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 75mg | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 3mg