Grilled Corn in the Husk with Honey Butter

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Add a sweet and salty side dish to dinner, Grilled Corn in the Husk. Easy, delicious recipe for sweet corn on the cob seasoned with honey butter, salt, and pepper.

grilled corn in the husk on a cookie sheet with husks removed, seasoned with honey butter, salt, and pepper

It’s the season for grilling up all sorts of good things, including grilled corn in the husk, pork chops, hot dogs, Mexican corn, and so much more. My guys love this time of year, and frankly, so do I.

Grilling takes the work out of cooking dinner at night. It means what little mess that grilling creates lives outside on the deck with the grill and away from my kitchen. It’s a win win.

We love grilled sweet corn. Really, we love corn on the cob any which way you want to make it.

Dan doesn’t eat a lot of corn… But the rest of us love a good piece of sweet corn when it becomes available in the summertime.

This recipe is really pretty simple. You will need a bucket or a dish pan to soak the corn; and the hardest part will be removing the silks without removing the husks.

All in all, though, this is a very easy recipe for grilled corn on the cob. And I’ll show you how to make a super simple honey butter to go with it.

Need something simple to serve with your corn? This Chicago hot dog recipe is a big hit with my family during summer grilling season. And a good bacon cheeseburger always wins.

grilled sweet corn in the husk on a charcoal grill

Tips for how to make Grilled Corn in the Husk:

Gather your ingredients first… You’ll need corn on the cob, water, a stick of salted butter, honey, salt, and pepper. Also, if you’re looking for high quality meat to grill with your corn, click here to see what Snake River Farms has to offer.

Remove the silks from the ears of corn… To do this, you’ll need to fold back the husks without removing them, then pull out all the silks.

grilled corn on the cob with husks folded back and silks removed before grilling

Carefully replace the husks, folding them back over the cob.

Soak the corn cobs in a bucket or dish pan of water for 10 minutes or more.

soaking grilled corn in the husk before grilling

Meanwhile, warm up your grill. You can use a charcoal grill or gas grill, either one; we prefer charcoal, mainly for the taste it gives the food.

Once the grill is ready, remove the corn from the water. Shake off any excess water, and place on the grill; be careful not to put it over an open flame, because the husks can catch fire.

Allow the corn to cook for 10 to 15 minutes on a medium heat. You’ll need to be vigilant in turning it so it doesn’t burn; however, the husks will turn brown as the corn cooks.

blackened grilled corn in the husk on a charcoal grill

As your corn cooks, mix up the honey butter by following the steps below.

Once your grilled corn on the cob is cooked through and the kernels are tender, remove the cobs from the grill and fold back/remove the husks. Brush each cob with the honey butter mixture, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

brushing grilled corn on the cob with honey butter

And that’s it. Grilled sweet corn is ready to serve!

Pair it with something delicious for a wonderful dinner. It pairs really well with grilled meats, sloppy joe recipes, and more.

Of course, if you’d rather have corn in casserole form, you may enjoy a more traditional Creamy Bacon Corn Casserole or this Mexican Corn Casserole.

grilled corn on the cob on a cookie sheet with husks pulled back, seasoned with honey butter, salt, and pepper

How to make honey butter to go with your grilled corn on the cob:

Honey butter is so simple and easy to make, and all you need is a stick of salted butter and some honey.

  1. Soften a stick of salted butter.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the butter and a tablespoon of honey until you have a sweet, creamy mixture.
  3. Then you’ll just brush it on your grilled sweet corn after it’s cooked.
grilled sweet corn up close with husks pulled back

More grilling recipes you may enjoy:

Mexican Corn on the Cob with Bacon

Maple Bourbon Marinated Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

Maple Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza

Smoked Bacon Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Simple and Delicious Grilled Fish Fillets

grilled corn in the husk on a cookie sheet with husks removed, seasoned with honey butter, salt, and pepper

You may also enjoy this easy recipe for Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Tools you may need to make grilled sweet corn:

Food Grade Bucket or Dish Pan – You’ll need to soak the ears in water before grilling.

Charcoal Grill or Gas Grill – We love using our charcoal grill.

Grilling Tongs – You’ll need tongs to turn the corn on the grill.

Basting Brush – to brush on the honey butter.

grilled corn in the husk on a cookie sheet with husks removed, seasoned with honey butter, salt, and pepper
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Grilled Corn in the Husk with Honey Butter

Add a sweet and salty side dish to dinner, Grilled Corn in the Husk. Easy, delicious recipe for sweet corn on the cob seasoned with honey butter, salt, and pepper.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Side Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

  • 10 ears corn on the cob
  • 2 gallons water
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Remove the silks from the ears of corn… To do this, you’ll need to fold back the husks without removing them, then pull out all the silks. Carefully replace the husks, folding them back over the cob. 

  2. Soak the corn cobs in a bucket or dish pan of water for 10 minutes or more.

  3. Meanwhile, warm up your grill. You can use a charcoal grill or gas grill, either one.

  4. Once the grill is ready, remove the corn from the water. 

  5. Shake off any excess water, and place on the grill; be careful not to put it over an open flame, so the husks don’t catch fire. 

  6. Allow the corn to cook for 10 to 15 minutes on a medium heat. You’ll need to be vigilant in turning it so it doesn’t burn; however, the husks will turn brown as the corn cooks.

  7. As your corn cooks, mix up the honey butter by mixing together the butter and honey until you have a sweet, creamy mixture. Set aside.

  8. Once your grilled corn on the cob is cooked through and the kernels are tender, remove the cobs from the grill and fold back/remove the husks. 

  9. Brush each cob with the honey butter mixture, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  10. Serve it and enjoy every sweet and salty bite!

Grilled Corn in the Husk Recipe
Grilled Corn in the Husk with Honey Butter

10 thoughts on “Grilled Corn in the Husk with Honey Butter”


  1. I saw your post on Wow me Wednesday. I’ve always wondered how to grill corn on the cob. I’m going to have to try it now. This sounds and looks delicious!

  2. Oh My Golly, I’m going to be the hit of our next grilling party! We all love corn on the cob but haven’t tried grilling it. Then putting honey butter on it…YES! Thanks for sharing on Share Your Style link party. Pinned!

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