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Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob with Parmesan Herb Butter

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob is the perfect side dish for cookouts, dinners and parties. Yes! Bake your corn on the cob in the oven! This is an easy, mess-free way to cook corn while preserving all its amazing flavors.

Raise your hand if you are excited about corn season as I am! (Insert hand-raise emoji). I love this juicy baked sweet corn smothered with butter, parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Eeekkk. I might have just squeal a little in excitement.

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob with melted butter, parmesan cheese and parleys

Love corn recipes? Don’t forget to also check these out: Skillet Corn with Bacon, Chipotle Copycat Corn Salsa, and Flank Steak with Avocado Corn Topping.

Why Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob?

As far as corn is concerned, as long as it is juicy, sweet fresh corn, I am open to any method of cooking – boiling, steaming, grilling, or oven roasted. I have done it all, and they totally works.

I am, however, slightly partial to oven roasted corn on the cob just because of the ease of it for everything from preparation to clean up, and I love flavors of baked corn!

While I love grilling corn on the grill, when I have to grill a ton of meats and hamburgers on the grill, I don’t have the space for my corn and veggies.It’s a lot easier and just as yummy to oven bake the corn on the cob and get it going while the meats are cooking.

Why I like oven roasted or oven baked corn on the cob:

  • Easy cleanup – line pan with aluminum foil and throw away foil when you are done oven roasting corn on the cob.
  • No boiling water involved – I cannot tell you how much I dislike dealing with boiling water and trying to dumb boiling water.
  • Maintains flavor and nutrients – unlike boiling in water, we will not loss any of its flavor and nutrients.
  • Maintains crispness – it’s harder to turn corn on the cob mushy if it accidentally gets baked longer than intended.
  • Simple – Bring it into the oven to cook, flip halfway, and then it’s done! Corn is ready! Best of all, you don’t have to watch oven roasted corn on the cob while it is cooking.
Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley

How to make Corn on the Cob in the oven

Now that I’ve hopefully convinced you that oven roasted corn on the cob is the way to go, here are the step-by-step instructions on how to bake corn on the cob in the oven.

Just a couple of simple steps and you will be on your way to some yummy Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob!

Step 1: Remove husk from corn on the cob. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, and place peeled fresh corn on to foil. I like to brush the corn on the cob with melted butter on all sides

Step 2: Bake corn on the cob in the oven at 400°F for 15 minutes. Halfway through baking, flip corn and baked for another 15-20 minutes, or until corn has turned a darker yellow color, kernels are plump and juicy and fully cooked.

Step 3: Once corn is done, you can dress the oven roasted corn on the cob by sprinkling with grated parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley. Or just sprinkle some salt for a more original flavored oven baked corn on the cob!

Storing and Reheating

To store leftover corn on the cob, bring them to room temperature and then store in an air tight container for up to 5 days.

To reheat corn on the cob, bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 325℉, flipping halfway through. You can also reheat oven roasted corn on the cob in the microwave.

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob with melted butter, parmesan cheese and parleys

How to Serve This

Oven roasted corn on the cob is a staple side dish for summer cookouts and bbq’s. It goes great with almost all grilling recipes, such as:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bake frozen corn?

Yes you can. Bring it to a complete defrost before following my recipe instructions.

Some parts of my corn on the cob are still kinda raw after your suggested bake time. Why? What should I do?

Bake corn on the cob longer if needed. There are so many factors that could affect this – oven temperatures, size of corn, altitude etc. Feel free to also rotate corn another time and baking for longer in the oven as needed.

Can I bake corn on the cob with the husk on?

Yes! Bake it for 400℉ for 30-35 minutes, rotating once halfway. When done, remove husk and brush melted butter and other toppings all over.

How do you know when corn on the cob is cooked?

Corn will turn a more intense yellow color, and kernels will be plump and juicy.

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Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob with melted butter, parmesan cheese and parleys

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob roasted in the oven, seasoned with butter, parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. This baked corn recipe is the perfect side dish for Summer cookouts or dinner any day!  
5 from 19 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 138kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 6 corn on the cob
  • 3-4 tbsp salted butter
  • 2-3 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • salt to taste and optional
  • 1 small lime optional


  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F
  • Peel husk from fresh corn.
  • Melt butter (if butter is hard) and brush butter onto all sides of the corn. Then place corn onto baking sheet line with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup).
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then turn corn so that the other side is cooked.
  • Bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until corn is fully cooked on all sides.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese, fresh parsley and salt (optional, to taste) onto corn. Sprinkle fresh lime onto corn (optional).
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 418IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    OMG, the corn season is on its way and my husband and I can’t wait to have it every day! I have never made mine in the oven and yours look so beautiful! I will be giving it a try as soon as I grab my corn!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you so much, Edyta! Yes! Give it a try and let me know what you think! 🙂

  2. Elizabeth says:

    5 stars
    This is such an easy way to prepare corn on the cob! I’ve never thought to make it in the oven until now. The parmesan cheese gives it a great flavor too!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      I’m so glad you found this easy way to make corn on the cob, Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    We loved it. Nothing like a classic method for corn on the cob. Roasting just brings out all the goodness of flavor and texture. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you Traci!! Glad you all loved it!

  4. 5 stars
    The Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob recipe is an absolute game-changer! Each bite is an explosion of flavors – the sweetness of the corn perfectly balances with the savory Parmesan and herb butter. The oven roasting method intensifies the corn’s natural taste, giving it a delightful, slightly smoky edge. And that Parmesan Herb Butter? It’s rich and aromatic, the herbs infusing each kernel with a delectable depth that Parmesan subtly enhances. Yumm!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Happy to hear you enjoyed it so much, Tavo!

  5. 5 stars
    Wow, this was so delicious and easy to make. I just topped them with more butter after baking and a few pinch of salt. My family devoured it!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you! I love just the butter and salt combo too – simple and delish!