Aw Shucks! Corn on the Cob Recipes

Aw Shucks! Corn on the Cob Recipes

Learn 5 fun and tasty recipes to dress up fresh, golden corn on the cob.


Nothing says summer like fresh, golden corn on the cob. You and your children can appreciate the silliness of eating with your hands, and getting kernels in your teeth and butter all over your faces. Enjoy the mess together this summer with these five flavorfully simple corn on the cob recipes.

5 Flavorful Butter Mixture Recipes

These dramatically different concoctions can dress up your corn on the cob. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, mix and set aside. Apply mixture to corn with a pastry brush after soaking and before grilling. Mixtures yield enough for six ears of corn.

1. Garlic Basil

  • 6 tablespoons softened salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chopped basil

2. Cilantro Lime

  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Zest and juice from 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons salt

3. Lemon Thyme

  • 5 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

4. Garlic Dill

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  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

5. Zesty Horseradish

  • 1/3 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning

Grilling Instructions

  1. Pull back husks and soak in water for 20-25 minutes
  2. Pat kernels dry and add butter mixture
  3. Pull husks back up and grill for 20 minutes

Roasting Instructions

  1. Pull back husks and remove silk
  2. Apply butter mixture and return husks back up
  3. Line oven bottom with aluminum foil
  4. Place cobs directly on oven rack and roast at 350 F until soft, about 30-40 minutes

Tip: For pre-shucked corn, wrap each cob individually with aluminum foil after applying butter.

With a little creativity, fancying up corn on the cob is quick, easy and delicious. Do you have any go-to mixtures? Tell us in the comments below!