Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob

This grilled corn on the cob is a real summertime treat. It's basted with a spicy butter blend and grilled to perfection in about 20 minutes. This recipe is easily doubled to serve a larger gathering. This recipe is part of our Juneteenth Family Cookout Menu.

Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob
Photo: Andrea Mathis
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins


  • 5 corn with husks

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Carefully pull back cornhusks, remove the silk and fold the husks back over the cobs. Soak the corn in a large bowl of water for at least 1 hour.

  2. Preheat grill to low heat (300°F). Combine butter, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

  3. Remove the corn from the water and pat dry with a clean towel. Pull the husks back and brush the kernels with the butter mixture, then cover again with the husks. Grill the corn, turning a few times, until tender and slightly charred, 15 to 20 minutes. To serve, pull back the husks and tie them together with kitchen twine.


Kitchen twine

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
15g Fat
20g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1 ear
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Vitamin A 806IU 16%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Potassium 295mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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