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Oven roasted corn on the cob is such an easy way to cook it! Make baked corn for a simple way to cook this tasty vegetable.

Oven roasted corn on the cob

Hi there, it’s corn season here in Indiana. And when it’s the season: we do corn. We boil it, put it in chowder, and slather it with fixin’s like our Mexican grilled corn. But did you know the easiest way to cook is corn on the cob is in the oven? Baked corn is a game changer. There’s literally no prep time: you don’t even need to husk it! Throw it on the oven grates to roast and it comes out beautifully moist. One recipe tester tried it out and told us, “This is heaven! The corn was cooked perfectly.”

Baked corn on the cob

Why make oven roasted corn on the cob?

So, why would you make corn on the cob in the oven? Well, a few reasons. Perhaps you don’t want to fire up the grill, or don’t have one. Or maybe you don’t want to tend to a pot of boiling water while you’re making the rest of a meal. Want to “set it and forget it”? Oven roasted corn on the cob is where it’s at. You can make baked corn on the cob with the husk off (with or without foil) or the husk on. We found that the husk on method was best for a few reasons:

  • Super moist! Roasting with the husk on makes for beautifully moist corn on the cob. Baking corn with the husk off gets a caramelized flavor, but it also dries out quite a bit.
  • No prep time! The method is also seriously easy: literally no prep time is required since you don’t have to shuck the corn before popping it in the oven.
How to cook corn on the cob in the oven

How to make baked corn on the cob

Are you convinced? Here’s our simple method for how to make baked corn on the cob in the oven (see below for the full recipe):

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Use kitchen scissors to remove excess silk from each ear of corn.
  • Place the ears of corn directly onto the grates and roast for 35 minutes. Remove the corn and allow it to cool a few minutes before peeling off the husks.

What people are saying

We had a few recipe testers on this recipe before we shared it here: here’s what they had to say!

  • “I really enjoyed how low maintenance it was and personally I think it made it easier to peel off the husks. I will definitely keep this method in my back pocket!” -Madison
  • “This is heaven! The corn was cooked perfectly. I’ll be making it again this weekend.” -Lauriane
  • “The oven roasted corn was fantastic! I think it would be perfect especially for a large group, when using an oven would be easier than finding big enough pots for boiling water.” -Lisa
Elote recipe (Mexican Street Corn)
Elote is our not-so-secret favorite method for fancy corn on the cob

How to season it!

And that’s it! No, you can season your baked corn on the cob as desired. We are partial to butter, kosher salt, and a bunch of fresh ground pepper. Or, if you want to get fancy, we have a few options.

  • Paprika or smoked paprika
  • Parmesan cheese and herbs. 
  • Old Bay. Use purchased or homemade.
  • Mexican street corn (elote). Our favorite! Try Mexican street corn with a creamy, spiced sauce, sprinkle of cheese, lime and cilantro.
  • Ranch. Try this ranch seasoning on corn: it’s surprisingly good!
  • Greek seasoning. Greek seasoning features basil, oregano, and garlic powder: it’s perfect sprinkled on a cob.

More ways to cook corn

If you love this oven roasted corn recipe, there are lots more ways to cook corn on the cob! Here are our favorite corn recipes, in order of preference:

Another way to eat corn? Fresh Corn Soup!

This oven roasted corn on the cob recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.

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Oven roasted corn on the cob

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Oven roasted corn on the cob is such an easy way to cook it! Make baked corn for a simple way to cook this tasty vegetable.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 to 8 ears fresh corn

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Using a knife or kitchen scissors, cut off the excess corn silk from each ear of corn. Remove any loose outer pieces of husk.
  3. Place ears with husks on directly onto the oven grates, spacing them out evenly. Bake for 35 minutes.
  4. Remove the corn from oven and allow it to cool slightly before peeling off the husks. Season as desired (we like butter or olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper).
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob, Roasted Corn, Corn on the cob in the oven, How to cook corn on the cob in the oven

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Last updated: May 2020

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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5 Comments

  1. I’ve been pretty much exclusively using your recipes for about a year now! Thank you for providing so many tasty, healthy, and EASY recipes!

    I would love to try out this method for corn, but also have roasted potatoes I want to cook at the same time. The potatoes are supposed to cook at 400 for 35-40 minutes. Would it work to cook the corn for a shorter time at 400?

  2. I like recipes when you have to do almost nothing :) It is a perfect fit for me. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. “ Super moist! Roasting with the husk on gets a caramelized flavor, but it also dries out quite a bit.”

    I don’t understand.

    1. That’s a typo, should have been “husk off”! Thank you so much — we’ve updated accordingly!