Grilled Corn in Husks

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + soaking Grill: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 19, 2023
If you're new to grilled corn in the husk, season the ears with butter, Parmesan cheese and parsley. It's especially good! Be sure to give the corn a long soak before putting it on the grill. Hot off the grate, the kernels are moist and tender with a wonderful, sweet flavor. Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey


  • 4 large ears sweet corn in husks
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Carefully peel back husks from corn to within 1 in. of bottom; remove silk. Soak in cold water for 20 minutes; drain. Pat corn dry. Combine the butter and parsley; spread over corn. Rewrap corn in husks and secure with string.
  2. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat until tender, turning often, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese.

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Grilled Corn in Husks Tips

What should you look for when buying sweet corn?

When picking sweet corn, the first thing to pay attention to is the outside. The husk should be bright green, slightly damp and wrapped tightly against the body of the corn—this indicates freshness. Meanwhile, the tassel of the corn should be golden brown and slightly sticky. You can also give the corn a squeeze; if it's nice and firm with plump kernels, then it's the perfect cob to take home.

Do you need to soak the corn before grilling?

When grilling corn, it's essential to soak corn in cold water for about 30 minutes beforehand in order to prevent burning. This also adds extra moisture so the interior of the corn steams as the whole ear is grilled.

What can you serve with Grilled Corn in Husks?

You can serve this corn as an accompaniment to burgers, hotdogs or seafood, or you can enjoy it on its own with a bit of butter and a sprinkle of salt. For more ways to dress up and enjoy corn, check out these summery corn on the cob recipes.

—Sammi DiVito, Taste of Home Assistant Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 ear grilled corn: 196 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.