Grilled Corn in Foil


Grilled corn on the cob is a summer staple! Get perfectly cooked corn every time with this easy Grilled Corn in Foil recipe. Enjoy!

Grilled Corn – Tastes Like Summer

Anyone else out there truly feel like any meal on the grill just tastes like straight up SUMMER?! And especially when you add a side of grilled corn on the cob!

We’re here to share our delicious grilled corn in foil recipe, so you can amp up your summer grilling, too!

Grilled Corn in Foil Must-Haves

When it comes to foil pack grilled corn, there are a few must-haves that we always keep on hand for grilled corn success:

  • Aluminum foil (we love the heavy duty foil for grilling!)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil or butter
  • Fresh corn on the cob, of course!

Grilled Corn Tips and Tricks

Shucking corn

Grilled corn in foil is one of our go-tos in the summertime! In Minnesota, we are fortunate to have local corn growers and delicious fresh corn on the cob available at both grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

We typically buy our corn in its husk because it’s cheaper and super easy to remove yourself. To remove the husk, or to shuck it, all you have to do is peel back the green husks and remove all of the little hairs from the cob.

Then, cut off the extra tip of your cob and toss that along with the husks into the garbage or compost. Finally, run your corn on the cob under warm water to remove any lingering dirt or particles.

making the perfect foil pack

We love grilled corn in foil because it allows you to cook over direct heat without worrying about starting a grill fire or having to monitor the corn’s cooking progress so closely.

To get the perfect foil pack, all you need to do is make sure that the pack is tightly sealed on all sides. By sealing the foil pack, you not only keep all your delicious seasonings and butter ON your corn on the cob, but you also benefit from a nice steaming effect inside the foil pack.

How Long to Grill Corn on the Cob

Preheat your grill to 400ºF. Place the foil pack corn on direct flames and grill for around 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through, at around 15 minutes.

You can easily grill other things at the same time, so we recommend making your main meal alongside your grilled corn in foil so that everything finishes around the same time.

Can you Make this Recipe in the Oven?

Great question! Yes, of course, you can! Essentially you make the foil pack corn on the cob the exact same way, but instead of placing on your grill, you can place directly on your oven racks. Cook at 400ºF, and flip halfway through, just like on the grill!

Grilled Corn in Foil

Grilled corn on the cob is a summer staple! Get perfectly cooked corn every time with this easy Grilled Corn in Foil recipe. Enjoy!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 40 minutes

Fat 14 Carbs 31 Protein 5

Yield 4 servings 1x


  • 4 ears of corn, shucked
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, and minced (~1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat the grill to 400ºF.
  2. Create a tin foil boat with two pieces of tin foil. Make a cross with two long pieces of tin foil, place corn in the middle.
  3. Next, add the soften butter, garlic, salt and pepper to a bowl and mix everything together until combined.
  4. Add one heaping tablespoon of garlic butter to each ear of corn and spread the butter out evenly over each ear of corn.
  5. Finally, fold the tin foil over the corn and seal the tin foil so that no air can escape the tin foil boat.
  6. Place the corn in foil on the grill and close the grill.
  7. Let the corn cook for 15 minutes, then open the tin foil boat (carefully) and flip each ear of corn, seal the tin foil boat and grill the corn for another 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 ear Calories: 246 Sugar: 7 Sodium: 76 Fat: 14 Carbohydrates: 31 Fiber: 4 Protein: 5 Cholesterol: 31

Author: Linley RichterCategory: SidesMethod: GrillCuisine: American

Keywords: grilled corn in foil

About Emily Richter

Emily spent the first 10 years of her career in marketing and advertising roles and started side-hustling with Team Fit Foodie in Fall of 2015. She joined Team Fit Foodie full-time in the Spring of 2018. Lee and Emily became fast friends after college swooning over brand strategy and all things Wisconsin. And yes, Linley and Emily are sisters-in-law! Em manages FFF business operations as well as all things sponsorships and brand collaborations.

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