Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob


Corn on the cob is a summer favorite. It is at the peak of its freshness and sweetness. There is no better way to enjoy this delicious summer food than eating it right off the cob.

I was reminded of this when my son grabbed a piece of corn out of the baking dish and started digging his teeth into it raw.  My first impulse was to stop him, and  tell him to wait till it was cooked, but why should I take that wonderful vegetable out of his little hands when he was enjoying it so much?

I remember seeing older family members eat the corn right off the cob in the field, as we were picking it.  And I also remembered eating the raw corn right along with them.  It was warm from the sun, as sweet as possible, and the corn silks gave us a reason to floss when we got back home.

My Dad’s favorite breed was Silver Queen, a white sweet corn, which is amazing.  He planted this corn every year, and our freezer was always full of it. I love corn of all varieties, like the wonderful sweet yellow pictured, but if I can find silver queen, it is my preference too.

Oven roasting corn is super easy. There is no need to wrap each one in foil, just through them in a baking dish for a quick and easy treat!

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Yield: Serves 4

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

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Cook Time:   15 minutes    Total Time:   20 minutes
method: Baked    course: Side Dish
cuisine: American   diet: Enjoyable
A quick and easy recipe for Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob.


  • 4 ears of Fresh Corn on the Cob
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Clean the corn very well with a brush to remove as many silks as possible.
Now roasting the corn couldn't be simpler, just coat the corn in olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt.

Roast in a 400 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes, uncovered, in a baking dish, or until a few of the kernels have just barely started to shrink and wrinkle.

Finish by adding butter before serving if desired.


  • Note: Different varieties of corn are going to take different times based on the thickness of the kernel's skin, and the size of the kernels.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 146 calories, 4 grams fat*
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  23 Responses to “Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob”

  1. AmyRuth — September 13, 2009 @ 1:29 pm

    The appeal of your photo of an all American, summer, comfort food is just wonderful. I love the way you described your little son enjoying the corn simply as you enjoyed it as a kiddo. That’s cool. I like fresh corn slathered with butter and salt but I also like it grilled with a little char on it. I think its fun to listen to it crackle and pop while on the grill too. hehe
    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
    .-= AmyRuth´s last blog, Dear Dorie, Your Chocolate Souffle is genius! =-.

  2. [email protected]'s Recipes — September 13, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

    I like sweet corns prepared at any styles, but water boiled is my fav. Have yet tried the oven-roasted, I bet they must have tasted great.

    Angie’s Recipes
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  3. Kelly at Crock Tease — September 13, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

    Your picture beats mine, hands down!
    .-= Kelly at Crock Tease´s last blog, Fresh Corn on the Cob with Chili and Lime: Crock-Pot Magic =-.

  4. Short and Bald — September 13, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

    i want this corn with your “Slow Roasted and Simmered Pulled Pork” and “Lemon Poppy Seed Cole Slaw” ^^
    .-= Short and Bald´s last blog, Short’s Kitchen: Shrimp and Vegetable Fried Rice =-.

  5. leslie — September 13, 2009 @ 7:31 pm

    Nothing better than sweet corn! I also like to eat it raw!!!
    .-= leslie´s last blog, Pumpkin Bread with crumb topping =-.

  6. Divina — September 13, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

    We always steam our corn. I think it’s time to buy a new batch of corn for roasting. Thanks.
    .-= Divina´s last blog, Creamy Homemade Nut Milk =-.

  7. Olive — September 13, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

    this is something new, I either just boil or steam corn; now I know another way to cook it. thanks for sharing 🙂

    P.S you take really good photos..
    .-= Olive´s last blog, Healthy Baked Rigatoni with Bechamel Sauce =-.

  8. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — September 13, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

    Oven roasting is a great method for corn on the cob – it looks just gorgeous!
    .-= Natasha – 5 Star Foodie´s last blog, Greek Cheese Tasting =-.

  9. The Klutzy Cook — September 13, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

    We love corn, especially done wrapped in foil on the barbecue. You can’t beat biting into fresh corn!
    .-= The Klutzy Cook´s last blog, Menu Plan #5 =-.

  10. Hélène — September 13, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

    In the Fall I can eat a lot of corn. Never heard of cooking in the oven. What a great idea.
    .-= Hélène´s last blog, Maple-Roasted Root Vegetables – Epicure Selections =-.

  11. My Carolina Kitchen — September 14, 2009 @ 6:19 am

    How clever of you to roast it in the oven. I’ll have to give this a try. I hate to ask my husband to fire up the grill for a couple of ears of corn. How easy is this! Thanks for the great idea.
    P.S. I love you new site.
    .-= My Carolina Kitchen´s last blog, Pink Saturday =-.

  12. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — September 14, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    I love corn on the cob – and I typically prepare it with olive oil, salt, and pepper and make it on the grill. Good to know that I can roast it in the oven, too, when the weather’s not so nice for grilling!
    .-= Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction´s last blog, Italian Stuffed Spaghetti Squash =-.

  13. Tina Marie — September 14, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    May fther’s favorite was silver queen as well. You could always get him going by puposely asking if that was whiet corn we had. That was SILVER QUEEN!

    I’ll have to try this method of preparing corn. Looks great.
    .-= Tina Marie´s last blog, Nigella’s Lemonade and BBQ Shredded Chicken =-.

  14. zerrin — September 14, 2009 @ 5:29 pm

    I used to love eating it raw while my parents were picking corns. Roasted corn on the cob is always my favorite during summer, but never tried coating it with oil. We roast it as it is, even no salt. But your way may be a good twist, will try.
    .-= zerrin´s last blog, Sauteed Meat Ramadan 6 =-.

  15. grace — September 14, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

    i like to broil the heck out of my corn. i don’t have a grill, so that’s as close as i can come to grilling it, which is my favorite preparation of it. so good.
    .-= grace´s last blog, a misnomer =-.

  16. sizzlechef — September 15, 2009 @ 8:12 am

    Nice. Thank you for sharing. Cheers !
    .-= sizzlechef´s last blog, Orange n Beans Gravy Rice =-.

  17. [email protected] — September 15, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

    Mmmmm, now I really want some oven-roasted corn! Your post makes me want to try growing some next year. The way you prepared them sounds so simple and so good.

  18. Gina — September 15, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

    I love corn on the cob and this looks like the perfect way to enjoy it!
    .-= Gina´s last blog, French Onion Soup! =-.

  19. Rita — September 15, 2009 @ 11:22 pm

    Wow, that looks easy. I’m going to try that this weekend.
    I love corn on the cob. I had one for lunch yesterday but I’ve always steamed it plain. No salt or butter or oil, just the sweet taste of corn.

    Thx for sharing a simple yet very enjoyable snack.
    .-= Rita´s last blog, Travelling with a small child =-.

  20. Rita — September 15, 2009 @ 11:24 pm

    Wow, that looks easy. I’m going to try this weekend.
    I love corn on the cob. I had one for lunch yesterday but I’ve only steamed it plain without salt or oil or butter.

    Thx for sharing a very simple yet enjoyable snack.
    .-= Rita´s last blog, Travelling with a small child =-.

  21. Atreyee — September 17, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

    This is what i do..felt like sharing with you 🙂
    .-= Atreyee´s last blog, New kid in town–Seasonal vegetable soup with a super twist =-.

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