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If you only try one new recipe this summer, be sure to make this grilled Parmesan Corn with Smoked Paprika! I love corn on the cob, but this grilled version is truly exceptional!

I admit that I am fond of corn on the cob, no matter how it is prepared, especially fresh from the garden corn. But this grilled version is so easy to make, and the outcome is muy delicioso! So buttery and delicious.

Some folks like to grill corn on the cob in the husk. That’s fine, but to do that, you have to pull back the husks to remove the silk, and then you need to soak it in water to ensure that it doesn’t dry out while it cooks over the coals. With this recipe, there is no need to bother with that last step.

Slather Butter and Seasonings over Corn Cobs

Instead, once you husk and silk the corn, tuck it inside some aluminum foil, slather it with butter and seasonings, and cook on the grill. Then when everything is done, simply unwrap the foil to find a delightful ear of corn, perfectly cooked and seasoned with butter–and my favorite smoked paprika.

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Ingredients for Parmesan Corn with Smoked Paprika

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • sweet corn on the cob
  • butter, melted
  • dried parsley
  • smoked paprika
  • ground mustard
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • freshly grated parmesan
  • fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions for Making this Recipe

Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Corn

Husk the corn cobs, then remove the silks. If you want to keep one end of the cob for easy eating, feel free to do so. Or cut it off with a sharp Chef’s knife. Once the corn has been silked, rinse them under cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel.

Make the Butter Mixture

To make the butter mixture, place butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat 10-20 seconds until melted. Add dried parsley, smoked paprika, and ground mustard to the butter. Whisk to combine.

Slather Corn with Butter Mixture and Enclose it with Aluminum Foil

Next, tear off sheets of aluminum foil, big enough to fit the length of each ear with room to wrap around the corn. Place corn on a piece of foil. Slather the corn with the butter mixture, turning to coat the entire ear. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Then wrap the foil around the corn to completely enclose it. You don’t want any butter escaping!

Cook corn on a grill over hot coals for 20-25 minutes. If desired, you may move the corn to the edges or on an upper grill while the rest of your meat cooks.

When ready to serve, remove the aluminum foil and generously sprinkle each ear of corn with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Garnish Grilled Corn with Parmesan and Fresh Parsley

Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

What You’ll Love About This Recipe:


  • Keep Warm While Meat Grills – What’s nice is that once the corn has cooked, you can keep it warm on the edge of the grill until the rest of your meat is finished.
  • No Messy Corn Butter – With this recipe, there’s no need to butter corn at the table because it’s already fully buttered, from outside in.
  • Corn is Juicy and Perfectly Seasoned – From your first to last bite, you’ll taste perfectly seasoned buttery corn. All you’ll need is napkins!

Serving Suggestions

Serve Parmesan Corn with Smoked Paprika with your favorite grilled meats and burgers, such as Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs or Grilled Pork Loin Chops. Other side dishes that go well with this corn recipe are Cabbage Bacon Salad, Yummy Baked Beans, or Potato Salad.

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Parmesan Corn with Smoked Paprika

Wrapped ears of corn perfectly cooked on the grill and seasoned with butter, favorite smoked paprika, and fresh parmesan.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Serving Size 6

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Ingredients 

  • 6 pieces sweet corn on the cob
  • 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • fresh parsley (for garnish)

Instructions

  • Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Corn

  • Husk the corn cobs, then remove the silks. If you want to keep one end of the cob for easy eating, feel free to do so. Or cut it off with a sharp Chef’s knife. Once the corn has been silked, rinse each piece under cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel.

Make the Butter Mixture

  • To make the butter mixture, place butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat 10-20 seconds until melted. Add dried parsley, smoked paprika, and ground mustard to the butter. Whisk to combine.
  • Next, tear off sheets of aluminum foil, big enough to fit the length of each ear with room to wrap around the corn. Place corn on a piece of foil.
  • Slather the corn with the butter mixture, turning to coat the entire ear. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Then wrap the foil around the corn to completely enclose it.
  • Cook corn on a grill over hot coals for 20-25 minutes, turning regularly. If desired, you may move the corn to the edges or on an upper grill while the rest of your meat cooks.
  • When ready to serve, remove the aluminum foil and generously sprinkle each ear of corn with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 778IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for looking at this recipe. I hope you will enjoy it as much as our family does!