How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Oven

Have you ever been curious about how to cook corn on the cob in the oven? It’s actually almost too easy! No prep, no fuss. No dishes. This hands-off oven roasting method yields the sweetest most succulent oven-roasted corn on the cob that you will ever taste. Oh, and your house will smell heavenly too!

A close up of corn on the cob

Mother nature created corn with its own moisture barrier protection system, the husk and silks! Cool huh?! As soon as an ear of corn is harvested it begins to loose moisture, so keeping the husks and silks in place is key to the corn staying fresher, longer.

Do you have to cook corn on the cob?

Well, honestly…no. You really don’t. You could slice the kernels right off the cob with a sharp knife and add them to a salad or salsa as is, raw. Sweet summer corn is tender and succulent, cooking methods just help to enhance its sweetness.

Here is one of our favorite recipes to make with raw corn:

A sheet pan of nachos covered in a variety of toppings like corn, black beans, pickled onions, and avocado slices on top of a wood table top . You can also see a wooden chair in the images as well.

Mexican Street Corn Nachos

During peak sweet summer corn season I substitute the fire-roasted frozen corn in this nacho recipe for raw corn that I slice straight off the cob and onto the pan.

What is the best way to cook corn on the cob?

I’ve done quite a bit of research over the years trying to find the best way to cook corn on the cob, and I am happy to say I have found a winner! Hands down cooking corn on the cob in the oven is the easiest and most delicious method of cooking corn that we have ever come across.

It’s fast, requires literally zero prep, and always yields delicious results!

A platter of oven roasted corn and pico de gallo butter.

This method of oven roasting corn is honestly the best way to cook corn on the cob for a crowd too! Because you simply toss corn that is still in the husk directly onto the oven rack at 350°F and roast it until its cooked through, about 30 minutes.

This cooking method requires literally zero shucking for the cook and you do not even need to wrap the corn in aluminum foil before cooking.

Cooking corn on the cob is easy, just watch the video below to see us making oven roasted corn!

Serving oven roasted corn in the husk is a breeze too! Because of the build up of steam inside the husks, the silks have time to loosen and release from the kernels as they cook. This means that husks and silks easily slip away after roasting.

Because there are zero fat or additives, oven roasting corn in the husks is one of the healthiest ways to cook corn!

Looking for more delicious ways to cook corn on the cob this summer?

Corn that was grilled in teh husk being held up for the camera.

How to Cook Corn on the Grill with the Husk On.

Grilling corn in the husk is a simple way to impart lots of smoky flavor without drying out the kernels inside.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Pizza recipe || Cilantro pistachio pesto + grilled corn + pickled red onions + avocado makes for one heck of a street corn inspired pizza! || @thismessisours @flatout #spon #flatoutlove

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Pizza recipe

Pizza meet elote, elote meet pizza. It’s official, two of my favorite eats on the planet have come together to make one incredibly delicious summer treat

Whether it is oven roasted or grilled you may be wondering, what tastes good on corn on the cob?

Of course the standard, butter and salt ranks number one in my book, but I do have a soft spot for compound butters too like my Pico de Gallo butter recipe below.

Pico de Gallo Compound Butter recipe

1 stick of softened salted butter 

2-4 tablespoons Pico de Gallo, liquids strained out 

Salt and pepper to taste  

Stir together the softened butter and drained Pico de Gallo until incorporated completely. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Watch me make corn in the husk 2 ways on Atlanta & Company!

If you’ve made this oven roasted corn in the husk recipe I would be so grateful if you would rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Oven in the husk. The corn is served on a platter.

How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Oven

  • Author: This Mess is Ours
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

There has never been an easier way to cook corn in the husk!


Ingredients

Scale

4 ears of corn in husk, or 1 ear of corn per person you are serving


Instructions

Place the corn directly onto the oven rack.

Turn the oven on to 350°F.

Roast the corn for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool until the cobs can be handled.

Easily slip the husks and silks right off and serve immediately while warm with pico de gallo butter. (recipe in blog post)

 


Keywords: corn, oven roasted corn, how to roast corn in the oven, the easiest way to cook corn, how to cook corn in the oven without foil

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