Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob

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4.79 from 14 votes
This Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob is my favorite way to make corn. As the weather gets warmer, sweet corn becomes one of our favorite meal time staples. Whether in a salad, homemade salsa, or straight off the cob, corn is a summer staple.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Corn on the cob with a red and white check napkin

This Grilled Corn on the Cob with Parmesan Garlic Butter recipe is my favorite way to make corn.  As the weather gets warmer, sweet corn becomes one of our favorite meal time staples. Whether in a salad, homemade salsa, or straight off the cob, corn is a summer staple.

Grilled corn on black dish

Grilling corn on the cob is one of the easiest ways to make it – especially if you’re making it for a crowd. You don’t have to fuss with big pots of boiling water.

This recipe comes together very quickly and is packed with flavor that you just can get by boiling your corn. The key to amazing flavor is making the garlic butter recipe. It’s a butter and olive oil mixture flavored with garlic, salt and Worcestershire sauce. Let’s be real here a good Butter and Garlic recipe is life and can be slathered on anything!

I like to combine butter and olive oil because butter has a tendency to burn. Most grills are too hot for butter causing it to burn quickly. Some of my other favorite corn recipes are this Mexican Street Corn Salad and this Grilled Corn Salad. So, who’s ready for some corn?

Why Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob Works

If amazing flavor is what you are craving then this is the recipe for you. It has the salty, creamy, bite from the parmesan cheese and the creamy flavor of butter with the pungent and spicy garlic taste makes this corn one of my favorite summer side dishes. Because everyone will love this garlic butter recipe.

How to Make Grilled Corn on the Cob with Parmesan Garlic Butter Recipe – Step by Step

  • Step One: First, make the garlic butter recipe.  In a sauce pan add butter. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Then turn off the heat and add the olive oil. (Photo 2 below)


Skillet with olive oil and garlic

  •  Step Three: Next add Worcestershire sauce.(Photo 1 below)
  •  Step Four: Then add the garlic. (Photo 2 below)
  •  Step Five: Then add the seasonings, including my House Seasoning Blend. Next whisk to combine. Then brush on corn and grill corn for about 10 minutes, rotating periodically until each side is cooked and slightly charred. Remove the corn from the grill, brush with butter mixture again and top with cheese and fresh parsley. (Photo 3 below)

Pan with butter and oil for garlic Parm corn

Recommendations for Making Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn

There is an art from making really good grilled corn on the cob. When you need instructions I believe that you should look to the best. Therefore, I have linked a great tutorial by Bobby Flay here.

I also found these great corn on the cobb holders made by Webber Grills. These are really great quality and will last forever.

Brush with butter and garlic

Recommendations for Husking Corn for Grilled Corn on the Cob

To husk corn by hand, pull away the outer leaves until there is only one layer of leaves remaining on the ear.

Then, pull back the last layer of leaves to expose the tip of the corn. Next, gather all leaves in one hand and pull them to the bottom of the ear.

Once you can see the kernels, gather all of the silky tassel remaining on the corn, and pull them down the corn in one movement.  Finally, remove the leaves and the tassels by firmly grasping them at the bottom of the ear and breaking them away from the cob. There is a video here.

Corn on platae sprinkled with cheese and parsley

Expert Tips for Making the Best Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn

  • Try Different Cheeses: Try Asiago, Regiano or Feta cheese. Or a combination of them!
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and feed the whole crew at your next barbeque.
  • Make it a Salad: If you don’t have room on the grill, make the corn early, strip the corn from the cob and make an amazing salad.

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4.79 from 14 votes

Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob

Yield: 6
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob is my favorite way to make corn. As the weather gets warmer, sweet corn becomes one of our favorite meal time staples. Whether in a salad, homemade salsa, or straight off the cob, corn is a summer staple.
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Ingredients

  • 6 ears corn, shucked and cleaned
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, minced

Instructions

  • Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Turn off heat and add olive oil, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and House Seasoning Blend.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Brush corn with butter mixture.
  • Grill corn for about 10 minutes, rotating periodically until each side is cooked and slightly charred.
  • Remove corn from grill.
  • Brush again with garlic butter.
  • Top with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Expert Tips

Expert Tips for Making the Best Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn
  • Try Different Cheeses: Try Asiago, Reggiano or Feta cheese. Or a combination of them!
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and feed the whole crew at your next barbeque.
  • Make it a Salad: If you don't have room on the grill, make the corn early, strip the corn from the cob and make an amazing salad.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn, corn on the cob, garlic, grilled, parmesan

29 thoughts on “Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob”

  1. Ummm…. No.. First of all, fresh corn will not cook fully in ten minutes on grill. Cooked ones, yes… Second, the corns in this picture look awful. It is covered with soot probably as a result of flare up. Whether you use butter or olive oil, it will flare up if you baste the whole corn with it . Here is better way. First, leave the husk on and cook in microwave oven. Three corns will take about ten minutes. Husk seals the stream in and cook the corn. Second, DO NOT PUT ANY OIL OR BUTTER on it when you put it on the grill. Take a whole stick of butter and rub the top of the corn. Butter will melt down to the bottom side of the corn gradually and more importantly in small yet sufficient quantity. This will prevent flare up. Wait few min, turn the corn , butter the top side again. And repeat.

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    • Thanks for the feedback and the tip. All of the recipes I share on my blog are made by me and eaten by my family. So, in this case, yes, the corn was cooked through. I make it this way exactly all the time. I’m sorry you think they look awful. We, however, prefer to have some grill marks (not soot) on our corn when we grill it.

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      • I agree with you Christina that the ears are cooked enough. I like my corn to have a fresh taste which is easily lost if over cooked. It is a matter of taste though. Some people enjoy corn cooked until it changes color and taste. As some like their green beans cooked tender crisp and others want it mushy.

        I am sorry Jake was so rude to you, I think the photo looks delicious. It is so easy for people to be inconsiderate when dealing with faceless strangers in the Web.

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  2. I never would have thought to add Worcestershire to my corn! I love ALL kinds of grilled veggies. My husband is a farmer and we just picked some sweet corn so I’d say right now CORN is our favorite thing to grill. Especially when it’s fresh off the farm!

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  3. This corn looks so yummy! We love grilling. My favorite veggie to grill is zucchini. I love the angled pastry brush perfect for grilling. & thanks for the chance btw.

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  4. We grill corn on the bbq all the time – it’s my favourite way of doing it! Love the tip on mixing the butter with corn oil – will give it a try.
    My favourite other veggie to grill is zucchini. I love the grill marks.

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  5. I love grilled corn….and it is in season right now! Love the combination parmesan and garlic too! My mouth is watering 🙂

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  6. My favorite veggie to grill is asparagus. The trick is to get the big fat stems toward the end of the season, because the skinny, tender ones wilt.

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  7. For the crock pot chicken. Do you cook the crust in the crock pot? If so, for how long?

    Thanks for your great recipe ideas.

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