Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

This oven roasted corn on the cob is the easy way to cook corn! You don’t even have to remove the husk; just throw it right onto the oven grates.

Oven roasted corn on the cob

Do we have a tip for you! Hi there, it’s corn season here in Indiana. And when it’s corn season: we do corn. We boil it, put it in chowder, and slather it with serious fixins like our Mexican grilled corn. But did you know the easiest way to cook is corn on the cob is in the oven? This one 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. Said one recipe tester, “This is heaven! The corn was cooked perfectly.” Want to see how it’s done? Keep reading.

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Oven roasted 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 (Alex is the grill master over here, and alone I’m not so good with the charcoal). Or maybe you don’t have one! Or perhaps 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.

A few things about the method here: you can roast corn on the cob in the oven 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 gets a caramelized flavor, but it also dries out quite a bit. Roasting with the husk on makes for beautifully moist corn on the cob.
  • 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 cook corn on the cob in the oven

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

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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
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How to season it!

And that’s it! No, you can season your corn 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. Here are our favorites, in order of preference:

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


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

Description

This oven roasted corn on the cob is the easy way to cook corn! You don’t even have to remove the husk; just throw it right onto the oven grates.


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Ingredients

  • 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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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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