Grilling corn in husk yields smoky, tender, sweet kernels that burst with flavor. Perfect for a summer BBQ side dish.

It costs approximately $3.99 to make this grilled corn. The recipe makes six servings for about $0.66 per serving. 

I love serving this corn alongside my Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans, Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs, and Deli Style Macaroni Salad for a delicious summertime dinner. 

An overhear picture of the finished Grilling Corn In Husk.

Grilling Corn In Husk

Grilling corn is a summertime staple. But grilling corn on the cob in husks is something every grill master should have in their repertoire. It is a unique way to cook corn with a smoky flavor that impresses your guests. 

Grilling corn in husks keeps the corn moist and tender. In addition, the husks act as a natural barrier, trapping steam and preventing the kernels from drying out. The result is a juicy, succulent ear of corn bursting with sweet, smoky goodness. 

If I could only describe this corn in one word, it is simply delicious. The corn is sweet, juicy, and bursting with flavor, with a subtle smokiness that adds depth and complexity. Each bite is a beautiful combination of sweet and savory. If you haven’t tried grilling corn in husks yet, you are in for a treat! You will step up your corn-on-the-cob game with this recipe.

Whether cooking for a crowd or just grilling up a few ears for yourself, grilling corn in husks is a surefire way to impress your taste buds and satisfy your cravings for sweet summer corn. 

A close up picture of the finished Grilled Corn On The Cob In Husk.

Ingredients and Estimated Cost

Per Serving Cost: $0.66

Recipe Cost: $3.99

  • 6 ears corn on the cob – $3.60
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil – $0.33
  • ½ teaspoon salt – $0.01
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper – $0.05

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 May 2023.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Grill Corn In The Husk

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

  1. First, pull the corn husks back and remove the silks. 
  2. Wrap the husks around the corn and place them in a large bowl of water for at least thirty minutes to soak. Soak the baker’s twine as well. 
  3. Next, preheat the grill to 350-375 degrees F. 
  4. Pat the corn dry with paper towels. 
  5. Pull the corn husks back.
  6. Then, brush the corn with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. 
  7. Pull the husks back around the corn and secure them with baker’s twine if needed. 
  8. Grill the corn for twenty-five to thirty minutes, ensuring that you rotate the corn frequently. 
  9. Finally, remove from the grill and serve with your choice of toppings.  

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Recipe Variations

  • Instead of olive oil, you can use garlic butter or herb butter.
  • For BBQ grilled corn, use BBQ sauce instead of olive oil.
  • For a delicious flavor variation, use lemon pepper instead of black pepper and serve it with crumbled feta or goat cheese.

Storage Tips

SERVE: You can keep the corn out for no longer than two hours before it needs to be covered and refrigerated.

STORE: The corn should be stored in an airtight container or zipper top bag in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness and flavor for 3-5 days. Allow the corn to cool to room temperature before storing to prevent condensation formation, which can lead to spoilage.

FREEZE: After the corn has cooled to room temperature, transfer it to a freezer-safe zipper top bag and remove as much air as possible to avoid freezer burn. It can be frozen for 8-12 months, preserving its fresh taste for future use.

THAW: The best way to thaw corn is by placing it in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Avoid thawing it in the microwave or under running water, as this may cause uneven thawing and texture loss.

Recipe FAQs

How long does it take to grill corn on the cob in the husk?

It will take about twenty-five to thirty minutes to grill the corn. However, each grill works slightly differently, so use the time as a guide as you grill the corn, as the time may vary slightly with your specific grill. 

How do you grill corn in the husk without burning it?

Grilling corn in the husk is a delicious way to cook corn on the cob, as it locks in moisture and adds a nice smoky flavor. However, grilling corn in the husk can be challenging without burning it. Here are a couple of tips to help avoid burning the corn:
1. Soak the corn. Please do not skip this step, as it helps keep the husks from drying out during grilling. 
2. Rotate the corn frequently while grilling.

Can you overcook corn on the grill?

Yes, you can overcook corn on the cob on the grill. Overcooking corn can result in tough, dry, and chewy corn that is not very enjoyable to eat. Instead, grill the corn until they are juicy and tender. You can test for doneness by poking the kernels with a fork or knife to check if they are soft and juicy. The corn is ready to be removed from the grill if they are. 

The finished Grilled Corn In Husk on a grill.

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Grill Corn In Husk on a platter.
5 from 5 votes

Grilling Corn In Husk

Recipe Cost $ $3.99
Serving Cost $ $0.66
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
6 people
Grilling corn in husk yields smoky, tender, sweet kernels that burst with flavor. Perfect for a summer BBQ side dish.


  • Measuring spoons
  • Gas grill
  • large bowl
  • pastry brush


  • 6 ears corn on the cob
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper



  • Begin by filling a large bowl or tub with water.
  • Pull back the corn husks and remove the silks before wrapping the husks back around the corn.
  • Soak the corn in the water for 30-60 minutes or longer. Then, soak the baker's twine as well.


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


  • Pat the corn dry with paper towels.
  • Pull the corn husks back.
  • Generously brush the corn with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Pull the husks back around the corn and secure them with baker's twine if needed.


  • Grill for 25-30 minutes, frequently rotating to avoid burning.


  • After removing from the grill, serve with your choice of toppings, such as butter, herb butter, or cheese.


Serving: 1ear of corn | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. This grilled corn recipe is going to be a great addition to the grilling that I do this summer.

  2. The smell of these sweetcorn as they cooked was mouth watering. I can’t wait to have them on the grill all summer.

  3. I haven’t tried grilling corn like this in the past but I’m excited to give it a shot! Looks like the perfect way to add something special to a barbecue. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Fantastic recipe for summer! We will be using this all season long!

  5. TAYLER ROSS says:

    I’m so glad I found this recipe! We grilled our corn for the first time last night and it was incredible!