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Oven-roasted corn on the cob with herb and chili butter

22 July 2018 | Last Updated: 22 August 2019

This is definitely my favorite way to prepare fresh corn on the coboven-roasted corn on the cob is delicious on its own, but this herb and chili butter elevates it to another level! Try it, especially now, when fresh corn is in season, you will definitely love it. Corn cobs prepared this way are tender, naturally sweet, juicy, aromatic and addictive. Preparation literally takes a moment.

oven-roasted corn on a cob in a white baking dish

How to serve oven-roasted corn on the cob:

Corn on the cob can be eaten as an appetizer – it’s perfect for a picnic or a grill party.

You can serve it as a side dish, for example with this soup – pumpkin ginger and orange soup, or with any other summer soup (I think it goes extremely well with a pumpkin soup though!).

You can also cut off the kernels and use them to make other dishes, like a salad – for example this broccoli egg salad with corn and honey mustard dressing or chicken quesadillas or use as a taco topping.

lemon is being juiced over a oven-roasted corn on a cob

How to cut corn off the cob:

Hold a cob vertically on a cutting board and using a sharp knife cut the kernels away from the cob in long downward strokes.

What to do with leftover corn cobs:

Don’t throw away the naked corn cobs – they can be used to prepare:

If you don’t plan on cooking anything with the corn cobs soon, you can freeze them and use later (like add to a corn soup while it’s simmering, for extra corn flavor).

How to roast corn on the cob in the oven step by step:

STEP 1: Prepare all the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6. Wash and pat dry the corn ears (remove the external husk).

STEP 2: Prepare the herb and chili butter ingredients.

STEP 3: Mix the butter with chili flakes, garlic, chopped parsley, and salt together.

STEP 4: Spread the butter mixture over each corn. Place the corn ears in a casserole dish. Cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake for about 45 minutes or until tender.

Oven-roasted corn on the cob with herb and chilli butter

Corn cob prepared this way is tender, naturally sweet, aromatic and addictive.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 285kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 6 ears corn
  • 6 heaped tablespoons butter 1 stick / 4 oz / 115g
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes or more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • a small handful grated Parmesan cheese optional, not necessary
  • lemon / lime quarters to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6, no fan (if you have a convection oven reduce the temperature by about 20° or follow the manufacturer's instructions).
  • Wash and pat dry the corn ears (remove the external husk).
  • Mix the butter with chili flakes, garlic, chopped parsley, and salt together. Spread the butter mixture over each corn (from all sides), making sure to rub it thoroughly.
  • Place the corn ears in a casserole dish, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese (optional, it will be also very good without the cheese). Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Before serving, check if the corn is salty enough (especially if you haven’t used the parmesan cheese, which is already salty).
  • Serve the corn with the butter from the botton of the dish, sprinkle with lemon / lime juice.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Calories count = 1 corn on the cob.
  • You can use less butter if you wish.
  • This roasted corn on the cob tastes best warm, just after baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, international
Keyword corn on the cob, herb chili butter recipe, how to roast corn, how to roast corn in the oven, oven-roasted corn on the cob

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