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Roasted Corn

Roasted corn cooked in the oven with the husks on results in such flavorful corn, you’ll find yourself eating it without any seasonings

Roasted Corn

If you read my Corn and Edamame Salad post a few weeks ago, you know I have a new favorite way to cook corn and it is so easy! I don’t know why it has taken me 20+ years of cooking to learn about roasting corn with the husks on.

It results in much better flavor than boiling in water. No waiting for the water to boil. No soggy corn. No searching the drawers for the tongs so I can pull them out of the water without getting burned.

Roasted Corn

Roasting in the oven is much easier than grilling corn. As much as I love the idea of grilled corn and the look of it, I find it to be hard to get just right. Either it is undercooked or dried out.

Roasted Corn

Just lay the corn directly on the cooking racks, or on a sheet pan, in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. The husks help keep the corn from drying out during cooking. The corn keeps so much of its flavor, you can do without any seasoning at all. I find myself brushing it with a touch of melted butter and sprinkling a little salt and pepper on it, but that is mostly just out of habit.

roasted corn

This is what the corn looks like in the oven at the end of 30 minutes. The outer husks get a little dried and pappery, and it is probably best to remove them before cooking if they are loose and not clinging to the corn.

Let them cool slightly and then remove the husks and silks, which by the way, come off very easily after the corn is cooked. The silk will just fall off.

This is a great way to cook corn for a crowd. You can pile the oven full with corn and then quickly husk it when done. Or just let your guests do their own husking. ๐Ÿ™‚

Roasted Corn


Roasted Corn

Roasted Corn

Roasting corn in the oven with the husk on is the easiest, most flavorful way to cook corn. It's so good, you'll find yourself eating it without any seasoning.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 35 minutes


  • Fresh ears of corn with husks on
  • Butter, salt, pepper (optional)


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove any loose husks from the corn.
  • Place corn on oven rack and roast for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and remove husk and silk.
  • If desired, brush with melted butter and season with salt and pepper.


I like my corn al dente. If you don't, you may want to cook an extra 5 minutes.
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

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36 thoughts on “Roasted Corn”

  1. What gorgeous corn, roasted corn makes me happy! Can’t wait for the good stuff here in the Northeast!!

  2. We always just grill corn during the summer – I’ve never tried it this way! It’s a great idea – you’re definitely right that it can be tricky on the grill! I love corn this time of the year!

  3. It was one of my childhood treats.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have no idea how long ago I had it last time.. maybe 25 years ago ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love corn, somehow I never roasted in the oven…thanks for the idea Christin!
    Enjoy the rest of your week ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Samina | The Cupcake Confession

    Monsoons are going to start here anytime now and there is going to be an abundance of corns! I cannnnnnnot wait to make these for dinner!!!! I’m pretty sure that these will be a hit with my family! <3 They look AMAZING!

  6. This is fantastic Christin! I love roasted corn but have never tried leaving the husks on – I usually husk it and then wrap it around in foil before popping it in the oven so this is brilliant and saves me that extra step as well as foil. Can’t wait to try this next time ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I am so happy about corn season being right now! Every time I walk by a market I run to see their corn availability. This looks amazing, must try it!

  8. Bam's Kitchen

    Roasting corn on the grill is one of my favorite ways to cook it. I wish we were living back in Michigan and could stop off at the farmers market as the corn is so sweet and tender, corn is not good here in HK. I am on my way to check out your corn and edamame salad.

  9. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    I love roasted corn, but haven’t ever done it in the oven. Corn prices are great right now. I saw one store was selling it for 30 cents an ear. Now, I want some corn ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks!

  10. Mary Frances

    Hi Christin, I’m Mary from Mary’s Secret Ingredients! I found your blog through Suzanne’s and I’m loving your recipes! Can’t wait to read more of them!

  11. Jessica @ www.caretakerskitchen.com

    I’m so grateful for a roasted corn recipe as opposed to a grilled one. We don’t grill much, or at all, really so it’s nice to see an oven-based recipe.

  12. Roasted corn is my absolute favorite, and I’m on a serious kick with it right now. This looks great, Christin!

  13. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    I’ve never done this, but what a great idea! I’ve tried roasting on the grill before, but never the oven. Love it!

  14. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I love roasting corn! So much easier than boiling in water, Wish I would’ve known about it years ago! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I am absolutely going to try this. In a magazine, I had read 400 degrees and that sounded high to me. I’m so glad to know it works so well.

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