How Long to Cook Corn on the Grill in Foil

Corn is one of the most nutritious foods for all ages and everyone likes these tender kernels that squirt instantly when we bite them. Corn is always easy to cook and good to eat, the simplest way to add nutrition to our food.

There are various ways of cooking corn, and grilling them in foil is one of the least time-consuming recipes. If we cook corn by wrapping them into foil, we can get moist and rich-flavored steamy and juicy kernels just in a couple of minutes.

Grilled corn on the cob is an instant and easy nutritious dish that tastes juicy and sweet and can be cooked in only 15 to 20 minutes. Corn cobs can be boiled to eat but grilling a corn cob is a unique and easy recipe that offers a delicious treat in summer for those who love to eat quality organic food. To cook corn on the grill, you need only a few things as mentioned below;

  •         Freshly picked corn on the cob
  •         Heavy quality aluminum foil
  •         Unsalted butter
  •         Salt and pepper for seasoning purposes

Why to Keep Corn inside the Foil?

The foil keeps the corn moist because it traps the steam inside the foil, makes the kernels juicier, and prevents them from drying out. You don’t need to soak the corn before cooking it if you have decided to cook corn in foil.

Foil-wrapped corn can be cooked outside on the grill quickly during the hot summer days without the help of a stove. Within 15-20 minutes, you will get the savory corn at the medium temperature grill. Cooking corn in foil is a fantastic way of getting the juiciest kernels while camping at some adventurous place.

All you need to do is double-wrap the corn on the cob with foil before setting out for camping. Tossing on the campfire for a few minutes will give you sweet and tender grilled corn.

Before moving towards further recipe section, it is necessary to know the nutrition facts of cooking corn in foil as mentioned in the table below;


Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fats 31%
Cholesterol 20 mg 7%
Sodium 111 mg 5%
Potassium 243 mg 7%
Carbohydrates 17 g 6%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugar 6 g 7%
Protein 3 g 6%
Vitamin A 402 IU 8%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1 mg 6%

Different Seasoning for the Corn on the Cob

Different recipes can add more flavor to your corn; for example, you can cook corn with a butter coating, while some people like to have grilled corn with cheese dips. Lemon dill butter is one of the tastiest additions to the butter coated corn, but if you are weight-conscious and want to burn out calories, we will never suggest that plain grilled corn is the best option for you.

Step by Step Preparation of Grilling Corn in Foil

1-  First of all, preheat the grill to medium/ high temperature and break the corn into two pieces or more as per your own choice.

2-  Wrap each ear of corn with aluminium foil for more protection make a double layer of foil so that your corn gets prevented from scorching.

3-  After 15 to 20 minutes, remove the corn from the grill because corn gets tender just within a few minutes. Keep on rotating the corn while grilling because it will help cook corn from all sides.

4-  Once the corn is completed with grilling, remove the foil and brush the corn with a coating of your choice. We will suggest butter coating for more nutritious corn to eat.

5-  Remember that you don’t need to pour butter on the corn before wrapping it because corn is very juicy and the foil wrapping will seal in the moisture.

Complete Recipe of Grilling Corn in Foil


Salted Butter: 4 tablespoon in melted form

Cumin Powder: 2 teaspoons in ground form

Pepper: half teaspoon

Salt: As per taste

Corns: 4 corn ears in the shucked form

Cilantro: in chopped form approx. two tablespoons

Fresh Lime: 4 wedged pieces of lime to add more flavor to corn.

Preparation Time:

8 minutes to prepare ingredients

15 minutes cooking time

Total time required: 20- 25 minutes

Directions to Cook Corn in Foil

1-  Preheat the grill to medium to high temperature and during this time period, collect all the ingredients in a small bowl. Add butter, cumin powder, cayenne and salt together in the bowl and mix them well.

2-  With the help of a brush, use half of the mixture on the corn cob and cover each ear of corn with a double wrap of foil.

3-  Put these foiled corn ears over the preheated grill and keep on changing the sides of corn after a few minutes so that each side of the corn gets cooked.

4-  When you ensure that the corn ears are soft enough to be eaten, remove the corn from the grill and unwrap the ears. Be careful because you may get burnt with the steam coming out of foil.

5-  Place the corn on the serving dish and brush the remaining lemon and butter mixture over the corn. Pour some salt and cilantro and make the corn taste more delicious.

6-  Serve the grilled corn to your friends and family with lemon wedges and get a rich sweet and sour taste of grilled corn with butter coating.

This article will stimulate your taste buds and add a new flavored food to your daily food plan in summer.

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