Roast Corn In The Oven

| October 7, 2018 | 15 Comments

Roast Corn In The Oven Recipe

Easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe for making Roast Corn In The Oven, and in the husk. Printable recipe included.

Roast Corn, enjoy.
About as easy as it gets when you’re ready for roasted corn. Much better than boiling.


Roast Corn, slider.

You might wonder why I would try to make a step-by-step recipe of something so fairly easy to make. But, if you’re reading this, I guess you’re interested in seeing how it’s done, so I hope we can help.

Roast Corn in the oven is so simple and easy. And, leaving it in the husk while you bake it just adds to the fun and presentation. It also makes it easier to remove those pesky silks than you might think.

When my late wife and I use to attend our North Carolina State Fair, her go to spot was this one particular place that sold nothing but roasted corn on the cob.

We always had to stand in line for it, but it was part of the fun. They roasted corn on an open grill, and it was fun to watch them take the corn off, shuck down the husk and silk, then dip the whole ear of corn into a big bucket of melted butter.

They’d wrap some paper towels around the husk still remaining on the corn and the towels would be soaked with butter when they handed it to you. It was some kind of delicious though.

We might have gone back there more than once on our trips to the fair. It was always a favorite.

Roasting corn in the oven is much better than boiling it in water in my opinion. I do it both ways, but it just seems to have more flavor when roasted in the oven.

So, if you’re ready for some great corn on the cob, then let’s head on out to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking!


Roast Corn, you'll need some corn.
Roast Corn in the Oven in the husk – You’ll need some corn of course. That’s it.


Roast Corn, place corn on middle rack in the oven.
Pre-heat the oven to 350F degrees.

Place the corn directly on the middle rack of your oven.


Roast Corn, bake for 30 minutes.
Bake for 30 minutes. Okay, we’re roasting instead of baking, but you get the idea.

Just leave the corn in the oven for 30 minutes.


Roast Corn, place on wire rack to cool.
Carefully remove the corn from the oven. I like to set mine on a wire rack for a bit so it can cool.

It’s hot, so use tongs or an oven mitt to avoid burns.


Roast Corn, pull back husks and silks.
After the corn has cooled enough to where you can handle it safely, grasp the husks and silks at the top end of the ear of corn. Pull the husks and the silks back at the same time. It should all come away pretty easily. Remove any silks that you didn’t get the first time.


Roast Corn, enjoy.

Serve the corn warm. I like to just pull back the husks, clean the silks, then serve the corn with the husks still attached. It’s a good way to help hold the ear of corn in your hand.

Add salt and black pepper to taste, then smother the ear of corn in butter. It’s just that easy.


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Easy Roast Corn in the Oven, and in the husk recipe. As seen on Taste of

Roast Corn In The Oven

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Varies, as needed.
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


It’s so easy to have great tasting corn right out of the oven. Much more flavorful than boiling, just bake and eat.



  • 34 Ears of Corn, or however many you need.
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste.
  • Butter to taste, if desired.


Pre-heat your oven to 350F degrees.

  1. No need to remove the husks or silks first.
  2. Place the ears of corn on the middle rack of your oven.
  3. Roast/Bake the corn for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool enough to handle.
  5. Grasp the husks and silks at the top end of the ear of corn and pull back to remove.
  6. Remove any silks that didn’t come off the first time.
  7. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  8. Smother in butter to taste if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

Keywords: Roast Corn In The Oven, made from scratch, roasted corn in the husk, southern recipes, corn on the cob, fresh corn


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  1. Cheryl Ann says:

    Where Oh where has this been all my life!!!
    I used to have 15 people, minimum any event where corn on the
    cob was involved–what a time saver this would have been! I have
    saved the instruction and will give it a go next year, as corn
    is out of season here in Iowa.
    We have been hit with cold nights here also-but we saw near 100 degree temps most of last week which just came out of no-where!
    One night temps started to drop and bam shot up 30degrees in just 15 minutes-I have ALL Seasons of clothing at the ready cause I just don’t know what’s next. Congrats to your new book and products-hope you have much success! Be Safe and have a Great Day!

  2. Suzanne DeFratis says:

    My mom made this for us when we were young. She would then butter a slice of bread that we would rub around our corn to butter it. It made it easier for us to get butter all over the corn without making a mess. Thank you for posting this recipe. It makes delicious corn.

  3. Kathryn Ransom says:

    I’ve done Air Fryer and Top of the Stove Boiling Steve but NEVER have done corn this way…. I am most certainly going to try this recipe. BTW… I ordered your book 2, your Box and your Christmas Goodies books … one set for me and another one for a friend. You Done good my friend. Will be saying prayers for you and Billy and Jan and whomever else you mention for sure and for certain. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME !!

  4. Debra Ann Nugent says:

    I microwave mine. Trim tops & stem then run under water so that a little will seep thru the husk layers. Then place on plate & microwave on high for 5 minutes. Remove from microwave after a few minutes & let cool a bit before husking. I like mine with Tapatio salsa, mayo & grated cotijo cheese. Delicious, fast & easy, plus doesn’t heat up the kitchen.

  5. Sharon Beales says:

    This is how I will try to cook corn in the future. My husband is the one who overcooks it in a pot of water.

  6. Julia says:


    Thank you for posting! The first time I had roasted corn was at camp where the corn was buried. It was fantastic! Ever since then, if I am at a BBQ they have put me in charge of corn on the bbq! However, never in my 50 years I never thought to put it in the oven… how silly of me! . It was delicious! I paired it with a recipe I got off of Natasha’s kitchen, shrimp cakes. It was perfect! Boiled corn is just blah compared to roasting! Thanks again for teaching this old dog a new trick!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Julia, I’m glad you tried the Roast Corn in the Oven, and happy to hear you liked it. I’m sure it wasn’t as good as what you had a camp, but maybe we did at least bring back that memory for you. Smile. I do appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and for your visit today. I trust you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  7. Cj thomas says:

    Wish we could get fresh corn here! It is usually pretty road weary by the time we see it!
    Sounds really delicious.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Cj, I’m sorry you’re not able to get any really fresh corn in your area. It really is good roasted in the oven this way. Thank you for sharing your comment and please be sure to stop by again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  8. Michelle says:

    Oh how I love how you share such beautiful endearing stories with each of your recipes. As a child my parents made sure we went to the Michigan State Fair in Detroit every year, never missed a year. I continued the tradition with my own family until the powers that be ended the fair and then moved it to Novi. When in Detroit, along with the elephant ear, we made several trips to the corn stands to get fresh roasted corn dripping in all that butter. After you have fresh corn you don’t want the frozen or canned stuff. The Novi location has yet to bring the fresh corn back but it doesn’t stop me from going to our Eastern Market to get some fresh corn. I usually boil or fry my fresh corn but this recipe is a winner winner chicken dinner too.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Michelle, Thank you for your very kind comments. I greatly appreciate that. Our NC State Fair just opened today. It was suppose to start yesterday but because of the severe weather situation as Hurricane Michael passed through the state, they decided it would be best to postpone the opening day until today. It was a smart move for them as we had lots of rain and some heavy gusts of wind. I’m glad you get to enjoy some fresh corn form your market. It really is pretty good roasted in the oven this way. Not as good as the fair, but close enough. Thank you for taking the time to write and share your roast corn memories and comments with us. I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  9. Marilyn Allison says:

    Corn cooked this way takes me back to my childhood, when my parents would do a version of this in the coals in the grill. Very good, I need to cook this for my family, (in the oven). They have never had it cooked this way.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Marilyn, I do hope you’ll roast up some corn on the cob in the oven. It’s so easy to do, and it turns out pretty awesome if you ask me. Smile. I’m sure your family will love it. Of course, I must admit that it would be better on the grill which adds some smokey flavor to it, but if you can’t do that, then the oven is great. Thank you for sharing your comment today. I do hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  10. steve bailey says:

    I cannot wait to plant my corn next Spring.This sounds so easy and I know if you recommend it therefor it must be delicious. Bless her heart but my wife boils our corn for an half hour and leaves it in the water until the rest of dinner is served. I have tried to lead her down the path to not over cook it, enough said. I still love her! Thanks again for the great country cooking recipes!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Steve, I hope your wife doesn’t see your comment. I’d hate for you to get in trouble. Smile. I bet she’s a great cook though. It’s really easy to do it this way and I think it makes a big difference over just boiling it on the stove top. I hope you get to try it. Thank you for sharing your comments. I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

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