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Sweet Grilled Corn on the Cob Foil Packets

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil Packets is a favorite 3 ingredient summer side dish that is sweet and juicy and smoky with herbs and spices.

Foil packet grilled corn on the cob in a casserole dish with melted butter and fresh herbs

In other words… it’s utterly delicious!

When summer’s sun shines brightly on cloudless, blue sky days, and corn is ripening in the fields, roasted corn on the cob isn’t far behind.

While I’ll always love steaming and boiling corn on the cob, grilling it is a pleasure every summer deserves.

And this perfect summer side dish couldn’t be easier to make.

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil Packets

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil Packets

I love to make foil packet recipes as soon as it’s warm enough to grill and as long as we can before it frosts. Which means delicious grilled dishes from spring through fall.

From Foil Packet Dinners for Grilling to the best Foil Wrapped Ribs ever. Summer Sausage Foil Packets with Potato and Vegetables always make a showing as do many of these Foil Packet Dinners for Grilling, Campfires, and the Oven.

These Grilled Corn on the Cob is a perfect side to almost anything grilled.

What to Love About Grilled Corn on the Cob

Here’s why I love to grill corn on the cob every summer.

  • Super juicy and tender as it cooks evenly and perfectly in its foil packet.
  • The corn steams in a foil packet, making for easy clean-up.
  • Flavors of summer BBQ infused into sweet corn as it steams.

All You Need for Foil Wrapped Grilled Corn on the Cob

I love to use my homemade Dry Rub, which I make in pint-size batches that literally goes on everything in the summer. 

  • Fresh ears of corn; the fresher, the more delicious they will be
  • Dry Rub (homemade or store-bought)
  • Butter and Olive Oil
  • Heavy-Duty foil

How to Make Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil Packets

Grilling corn on the cob in foil packets couldn’t be easier. Here are 3 easy steps to juicy, delicious summer sweet corn.

Step 1: Prepare the Grill and Husk the Corn 

Heat the grill to medium-high (400 to 450 degrees), husk the corn cobs and remove the silks.

Preparing raw corn for foil packet grilling

Step 2: Season the Ears of Corn

Place the cobs in a shallow dish and coat all sides of the ears with olive oil. Then sprinkle the dry rub over the top, coating all sides. Wrap individually in heavy-duty foil with space around the cob. Seal the ends securely.

I like to add a pat of butter in each foil packet for extra flavor — but it’s not necessary.

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil Packets

Step 3: Grill the Corn

Place the foil-wrapped ears of corn on the grill with the sealed edge up. Close the grill and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently in intervals of 5 minutes. Open the packets carefully to let the steam release. 

Topping Ideas for Grilled Corn

While grilled corn is incredibly delicious with naturally sweet flavors, you might want to serve with additional toppings. Here are a few ideas:

  • Butter
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh herbs like basil, parsley, chives, and cilantro
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Adobo sauce
  • Cotija Cheese

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Fresh Herbs

Foil packet grilled corn on the cob in a casserole dish with melted butter and fresh herbs

Grilled Corn on the Cob Foil Packets

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil Packets is a favorite 3 ingredient summer side dish that is sweet and juicy and smoky with herbs and spices.

Ingredients

  • 4 ears fresh corn, husked
  • olive oil for coating
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons dry rub (homemade or store-bought)

Instructions

  1. Husk the corn and remove the silks.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly coat the grill rack with oil and heat to medium-high (400 to 450 degrees).
  3. Place the cobs in a shallow dish and coat with olive oil on all sides. Then, sprinkle the dry rub over the top, coating all sides.
  4. Wrap each corn cob individually in a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Place a pat of butter in each. Loosely wrap the foil around the corn, leaving space between the cob and the foil. Seal the edges securely.
  5. Place the foil-wrapped ears of corn on the grill with the sealed edge up. Close the grill and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently.
  6. Open the packets carefully to let the steam release. Garnish as desired as and serve!

Notes

Topping ideas:

  • Butter
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh herbs like basil, parsley, chives, and cilantro
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Adobo sauce
  • Cotija Cheese

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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