Grilled corn on the cob is one of those summer staples that I’m obsessed with! Being from Iowa – I can never get enough corn – summertime and farmers markets are my favorite! The best part is – grilled corn on the cob is super simple and you can’t screw it up!
A lot of times, I’m using my Traeger Grill for smoking because that’s what it was made for – but it’s great for grilling too! I was grilling some chicken thighs (OMG so good!) and decided to pop the corn on the cob in with it – and deliciousness abounds!
How to make Grilled Corn on the Cob?
Until corn is perfectly in-season (Mid July – August) – it might need an extra bump of sweetness. To enhance the flavor of your corn, any time of year, you can soak it in sugar water for an hour before grilling.
While the grill is heating up, I recommend pulling the husk back and removing the silk from the cobs. I tried this recipe with the husk & silk on, just the husk and naked – to see which came out the best and the husk, no silk was the winner. Just don’t remove the husk all together – you’ll want to keep it on and pull the husk back up over the corn when you grill.
Grill the corn at 350° for 25-35 minutes – it takes longer than boiling on the stove but it adds a ton of flavor! I loved it!
I found the easiest way to get the corn table ready! Remove the husk and put in a gallon zipper bag with salt & butter! Seal the bag, roll the corn around and you’ve got salted, buttered corn with no mess!
How to reheat Grilled Corn on the Cob?
Once your corn has been grilled – if you have leftover ears – the best steps are to remove the corn from the cob and then just store in the fridge. There’s lots of great uses for corn off the cob – so you might as well make a bunch! (see below!)
If you want to leave your corn on the cob and reheat – wrap ears in a damp paper towel and heat for 30-60 seconds in the microwave.
Recipes with Leftover Grilled Corn
Traeger Grilled Corn on the Cob
- 8 ears corn on the cob silks removed
- 1 cup sugar
- Fill sink half full with water and pour in 1 cup sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar.
- Soak corn in sugar water for an hour
- Set grill to 350 degrees. While grill is heating, pull outer husks of corn back and remove silk from corn – pull husks back up over corn
- Grill corn on Traeger for 25-35 minutes
- Remove from grill, pull back and remove outer husks
- Place corn with butter and salt gallon zip bag and coat!