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How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Oven Without Foil

How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Oven Without Foil

Whether you’re using leftover corn or fresh summer corn, cooking corn on the cob in the oven without foil is a great way to make a perfect side dish in less time! In this article, we’ll discuss how to cook corn on the cob in the oven without foil.

Why Cook Corn on the Cob in the Oven?

There are many reasons that you might choose to cook corn on the cob in the oven.

  • The weather outside may not be suitable for grilling fresh corn.
  • You might prefer a “set it and forget it” style of cooking corn on the cob.
  • If you have a large group of people to serve, you may want to cook a large batch of corn on the cob at once to save time.
  • If you are cooking other dishes on your stovetop, making corn on the cob in the oven might be the best option to free up space while cooking.

Ingredients

  • 6 Ears of Corn
  • 3 – 5 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Chili Powder (Optional)
  • Paprika (Optional)
  • Garlic Powder (Optional)

Cooking Corn on the Cob in the Oven Without Foil

Making corn on the cob in the oven is an extremely easy cooking process that requires few ingredients, minimal prep work, and little oversight. Best of all, no foil is needed, so you do not need to fill landfills with unnecessary foil.

 

Leave the Husk On (Optional Step)

If any loose husk leaves are hanging off of the corn, remove and discard them. Keep the main husk leaves on the corn and remove the excess silk strands from the top of the corn.

Place the corn on the oven grates and cook until the corn is softened.

Note: You can either keep or discard the stems on the end of the corn cobs before cooking; it will not make a difference either way!

 

Remove the Husk and Boil (Optional Step)

If you want extra tender corn, you can remove the husk and place the corn in boiling water (plain or salted water) for 3 to 5 minutes.

Once cooked, remove the corn from the hot water and run it under cold water or submerge it in an ice water bath for a few minutes. Remove the corn from the water and dry it with a paper towel.

 

Cook the Corn on the Cob in the Oven

Brush the corn with melted butter and season with salt and pepper or preferred spices (chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, etc.) and cook.

Flip the corn every once in a while to allow more even cooking and slight caramelization on the outside. Remove the dish from the oven and brush with additional melted butter if preferred, and serve!

 

Cooking Corn on the Cob in the Oven at Different Temperatures

One of the benefits of cooking corn on the cob in the oven is that you’re able to adjust the temperature and cook time to match other oven dishes you may be cooking!

The below options for temperature and time settings will show you just how easy it is to make this perfect corn on the cob recipe in the oven!

 

Cooking Corn in the Oven at 350°F:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the corn (husks and silk strands removed) in a casserole dish. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper or seasonings of choice.

Place the dish in the oven and cook for 30 to 35 minutes. Flip the corn a few times throughout cooking to ensure equal caramelization and cooking.

 

Cooking Corn in the Oven at 375°F:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the corn (husks and silk strands removed) in a casserole dish. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper or seasonings of choice.

Place the dish in the oven and cook for 28 to 33 minutes. Flip the corn a few times throughout cooking to ensure equal caramelization and cooking.

 

Cooking Corn in the Oven at 400°F:

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the corn (husks and silk strands removed) in a casserole dish. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper or seasonings of choice.

Place the dish in the oven and cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Flip the corn a few times throughout cooking to ensure equal caramelization and cooking.

 

Cooking Corn in the Oven at 425°F:

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the corn (husks and silk strands removed) in a casserole dish. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper or seasonings of choice.

Place the dish in the oven and cook for 20 to 25 minutes. Flip the corn a few times throughout cooking to ensure equal caramelization and cooking.

 

What to Serve with Corn on the Cob

Restaurant Side dishes

Corn on the cob makes an excellent side dish to go along with many different meals! Check out the below list of recipes that would go great with corn on the cob!

 

Common Questions

How long do you cook corn on the cob in the oven?

Generally, corn on the cob will take between 20 and 35 minutes to cook, depending on your temperature settings.

Is it better to boil corn or cook it in the oven?

Both ways are perfectly fine for cooking corn. This article includes instructions for boiling corn slightly before roasting it in the oven as an optional step.

Where can I get corn for oven-roasted corn on the cob?

Corn on the cob can often be found at your local grocery store in the fresh produce section. Our favorite way to get the freshest corn is to go to local farmer’s markets or roadside farm stands and vendors!

What are corn husks, and can I cook with or without them?

Corn husks are the leaves or bright green husks surrounding the actual corn cob. This article includes instructions for making oven-roasted corn on the cob with or without a husk.

What is the best time of year for buying corn on the cob?

Corn is a summer vegetable making it one of the many varieties of seasonal produce that are perfect for summer BBQs.

You can often find corn on the cob for sale year-round in local grocery stores. You will only find fresh seasonal corn at your local farmer’s market in the summer.

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