Grilled corn on the cob in foil is a delicious and easy summer side dish. The foil keeps the corn moist, and the grill adds subtle flavor to each bite.

It costs around $3.86 to make this recipe. The recipe serves six for approximately $0.65 per serving. 

If you love corn on the cob as much as I do, try my Smoked Corn on the Cob Recipe or Grilling Corn in Husk for more delicious options.

An overhead picture of the finished Grilled Corn On The Cob In Foil.

Grilled Corn In Foil

Corn on the Cob is a classic summer-time side dish many people enjoy. Grilling corn on the cob in foil is a great way to enhance its flavor and moisture. The foil traps in the seasonings and creates steam, resulting in a delicious and irresistible dish you’ll want to enjoy all summer!

I love the fresh and sweet taste of corn in the summer and how it perfectly completes any meal! Make this Grilled Corn on the Cob in foil alongside your favorite burger, chicken, pork, or other dinner selection!

An overhead picture of grilled corn in foil on the grill.

Ingredients and Estimated Cost

Per Serving Cost: $0.65

Recipe Cost: $3.86

  • 6 corn on the cob – $3.60
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil – $0.22
  • salt & papper to taste – $0.04

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in April 2023.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How to Make Grilled Corn in Foil

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

  1. First, preheat the grill and then lay out six sheets of foil on the counter.
  2. Next, brush the corn with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. 
  3. Then, roll each corn cob in a sheet of foil. 
  4. Place the corn on the grill and cook for fifteen to twenty minutes. 
  5. Finally, remove the corn from the grill, unwrap corn from the foil, and serve with butter, herb butter, cheese, or other toppings of your choice. 

a picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Recipe Variations

Instead of salt and pepper, you can use your favorite seasoning salt.

Storage Tips

SERVE: When serving grilled corn, it is important to note that it can be kept at room temperature for up to two hours before refrigeration becomes necessary. Keep the corn covered and in a clean and dry environment.

STORE: To store grilled corn, it should be placed in an airtight container or Ziploc bag and kept in the refrigerator. This will help preserve its freshness and flavor for 3-5 days. Before storing, make sure the corn has cooled to room temperature to avoid condensation forming in the container or bag, which can lead to spoilage.

FREEZE: To freeze cooked corn, let it cool to room temperature before transferring it to a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. Removing as much air as possible before sealing the bag can help prevent freezer burn. The corn can be frozen for up to 8-12 months, ensuring it stays fresh and delicious for future use.

THAW: Thaw the corn in the refrigerator or at room temperature. It’s not recommended to thaw the corn in the microwave or under running water, as this can result in uneven thawing and loss of texture.

Recipe FAQs

Is it better to grill corn in foil or not?

Grilling corn in foil creates steam, which helps keep the corn from drying out while cooking.

How long does foiled corn take on the grill?

This recipe will take about fifteen to twenty minutes to cook on the grill. However, each grill cooks slightly differently, so monitor the corn as it cooks to avoid overcooking and use the recipe time as a guide.

Do I need to soak my corn before grilling?

No, the corn does not need to be soaked before grilling. The corn will stay moist from being wrapped in foil before placing them on the grill. You only need to soak the corn when grilling it in its husk.

A close up picture of grilled corn on the cob in foil all unwrapped and ready to eat

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A close up picture of grilled corn in foil on the grill.
4.67 from 6 votes

Grilled Corn On The Cob In Foil

Recipe Cost $ $3.86
Serving Cost $ 0.65
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
6 people
Grilled corn on the cob in foil is a delicious and easy summer side dish. The foil keeps the corn moist, and the grill adds subtle flavor to each bite.


  • grill
  • Measuring spoons
  • pastry brush


  • 6 corn on the cob husks and silks removed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

FOR SERVING: (all optional)

  • butter
  • herb butter
  • cheese
  • chopped parsley



  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, 350-375 degrees F.


  • Lay out six sheets of foil.
  • Generously brush corn cobs with olive oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Roll each corn cob in a sheet of foil.


  • Place corn on the preheated grill.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes, frequently turning to prevent the corn from burning.


  • Remove the corn from the grill.
  • Unwrap corn from the foil.
  • Serve with butter, herb butter, cheese, chopped parsley, or other toppings you choose.


Serving: 1ear of corn | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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Recipe Rating


  1. This is the easiest way to make delicious corn on the cob. It is perfect for a summer cookout. The corn turns out so tender!

  2. TAYLER ROSS says:

    I love how easy this recipe is! I’ll be using it for cookouts all summer long!

  3. I love making corn this way! It’s seriously so easy and tastes sooooo good.

  4. I recently tried the Grilled Corn On The Cob In Foil recipe, and it has become an instant favorite in my household! The recipe is simple to follow, with clear instructions that make the grilling process a breeze.

    The result is absolutely mouthwatering – juicy, tender corn kernels infused with a delightful smoky flavor. Wrapping the corn in foil helps to lock in moisture and evenly distributes heat, ensuring perfectly cooked corn every time. The suggested seasoning blend adds an irresistible burst of flavor that elevates the dish to new heights.

  5. This is such a fantastic way to cook corn—can’t wait for corn on the cob season!