10 Ways to Make Corn on the Cob Taste Better

I love corn on the cob, but sometimes it can get a little boring. That’s why I decided to experiment with different flavors and techniques to make it taste even better.

After trying out various recipes, I’ve discovered 10 delicious ways to take your corn on the cob to the next level. From grilled corn with garlic butter to bacon-wrapped corn on the cob, these recipes will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

So, get ready to elevate your corn game and impress your friends and family with these mouthwatering creations.

Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn With Garlic Butter

To make your grilled corn on the cob taste even better, slather it with some delicious garlic butter. There’s nothing quite like the combination of sweet, smoky corn and the rich, savory flavor of garlic butter. It adds a whole new level of indulgence to this classic summer dish.

First, melt some butter in a saucepan and add minced garlic. Let it cook for a minute or two until the garlic is fragrant. Then, brush the garlic butter generously onto your corn before grilling it. As the corn cooks, the butter melts and infuses every kernel with its irresistible taste.

The result is a mouthwatering side dish that will have everyone coming back for seconds. Trust me, you won’t be able to resist the incredible flavor of grilled corn with garlic butter.

Spicy Mexican Street Corn

Season the grilled corn with a spicy blend of mayo, lime juice, chili powder, and cotija cheese for a kick of flavor that will transport you to the streets of Mexico. It’s one of my favorite ways to make corn on the cob taste better.

The combination of creamy mayo, tangy lime juice, and smoky chili powder adds a burst of flavor to the sweet, juicy corn. The cotija cheese adds a salty, crumbly texture that perfectly complements the other ingredients. It’s like taking a bite out of the vibrant and lively Mexican street food scene.

I love how the flavors come together to create a mouthwatering experience that is both spicy and satisfying. This spicy Mexican street corn is a must-try for anyone who wants to elevate their corn on the cob game.

Parmesan and Herb Roasted Corn

The Parmesan and herb roasted corn is a delectable dish that will have your taste buds singing with its cheesy and flavorful goodness. I love making this dish because it’s incredibly easy and always a crowd pleaser.

First, I start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, I brush each corn cob with melted butter and sprinkle it with a mixture of grated Parmesan cheese, dried herbs like oregano and thyme, salt, and pepper.

I wrap each cob tightly in aluminum foil and place them on a baking sheet. After about 20 minutes in the oven, the corn is perfectly roasted, with the Parmesan cheese melted and the herbs infused into every bite.

It’s the perfect side dish for any summer barbecue or family gathering. Trust me, once you try this Parmesan and herb roasted corn, you’ll never want plain corn on the cob again.

Sweet and Tangy Honey Mustard Corn

You’ll love the sweet and tangy flavor of the honey mustard corn that will make your taste buds dance with delight. This recipe is a game-changer when it comes to enjoying corn on the cob.

First, I start by grilling the corn until it’s perfectly tender and slightly charred. Then, I slather on a generous amount of a homemade honey mustard sauce. The combination of the sweetness from the honey and the tanginess from the mustard creates a mouthwatering flavor that enhances the natural sweetness of the corn.

The sauce also adds a nice creamy texture that pairs well with the crispness of the corn kernels. Trust me, once you try this honey mustard corn, you’ll never want to eat corn any other way.

Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob

Start by carefully wrapping the juicy corn kernels with crispy bacon slices, adding a savory twist to this classic summertime dish. There’s just something magical about the combination of sweet corn and smoky bacon.

As I wrap each slice of bacon around the corn, I can already imagine the explosion of flavors that awaits. The bacon not only adds a delicious crunch, but it also infuses the corn with its rich, salty taste.

When grilled to perfection, the bacon becomes crispy and the corn kernels remain tender and sweet. Each bite is a mouthwatering blend of textures and flavors that will leave you craving for more.

Bacon-wrapped corn on the cob is the ultimate indulgence for bacon lovers and corn enthusiasts alike.

Creamy Cajun Corn

Mix together the creamy Cajun sauce with the corn to create a spicy and flavorful side dish that will leave your taste buds tingling. I love adding a little kick to my corn on the cob, and this recipe never disappoints.

First, I mix mayonnaise, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice to create the creamy Cajun sauce. Then, I brush the sauce onto the corn and sprinkle it with some grated Parmesan cheese.

Next, I wrap the corn in aluminum foil and grill it for about 15 minutes, until it’s tender and charred. The combination of the creamy sauce, spicy Cajun seasoning, and smoky grill flavor is absolutely delicious.

Trust me, you won’t be able to resist going back for seconds!

Coconut Lime Corn on the Cob

The combination of coconut and lime adds a tropical twist to this grilled corn on the cob. It’s a flavor explosion that takes me straight to a sunny beach.

First, I start by grilling the corn until it’s perfectly charred. Then, I brush on a mixture of melted coconut oil, lime juice, and zest. The coconut oil adds a rich, creamy element, while the lime brings a refreshing tang.

As I take a bite, the sweetness of the corn is enhanced by the tropical flavors. It’s like a mini vacation for my taste buds.

This coconut lime corn on the cob is the perfect side dish for any summer cookout or backyard gathering. It’s simple, delicious, and guaranteed to impress.

Cheesy Pesto Corn

To make cheesy pesto corn, you’ll need to grill the corn until it’s perfectly charred. This adds a smoky flavor that pairs well with the creamy and tangy pesto sauce.

After grilling, slather the corn with a generous amount of pesto sauce. I like to use a homemade version with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil.

The combination of the charred corn and the flavorful pesto creates a delightful explosion of tastes in every bite.

To finish it off, sprinkle some grated cheese on top. I prefer using a blend of mozzarella and Parmesan for that extra gooeyness.

The heat from the grilled corn will melt the cheese, creating a cheesy and savory treat that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Smoky Chipotle Corn

Now let’s talk about another delicious way to elevate the flavor of corn on the cob: Smoky Chipotle Corn.

This recipe adds a kick of heat and a smoky twist to your favorite summer side dish.

To make Smoky Chipotle Corn, start by grilling the corn until it’s tender and slightly charred. Then, mix together melted butter, minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Brush this mixture onto the grilled corn, ensuring that each cob is evenly coated.

The chipotle peppers add a smoky, spicy flavor that pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of the corn. The tangy lime juice adds a refreshing zing, balancing out the heat.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can transform ordinary corn on the cob into a smoky and flavorful delight.

Give this recipe a try and impress your family and friends at your next barbecue!

Lemon Pepper Corn on the Cob

Grilling corn on the cob with a spritz of lemon juice and a sprinkle of black pepper creates a zesty and flavorful side dish. I love the tanginess that the lemon juice adds to the sweet corn, and the black pepper gives it a nice kick.

The combination of these two ingredients really elevates the taste of the corn and takes it to a whole new level. The grilling process also adds a smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the citrusy and spicy elements.

When the corn is done, it has a beautiful char and a burst of freshness from the lemon juice. It’s a simple yet delicious way to enjoy corn on the cob, and it never fails to impress.


Well, there you have it, folks. Ten wonderful ways to make corn on the cob taste better.

Because let’s face it, plain old corn is just so boring. Why settle for simplicity when you can have grilled corn with garlic butter?

Or how about adding some spice with spicy Mexican street corn?

And let’s not forget the bacon-wrapped corn on the cob. Because everything is better with bacon, right?

So go ahead, get creative with your corn and make your taste buds sing. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

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Ben, a culinary enthusiast and owner of RelishedRecipes.com, shares his passion for food and cooking through delectable recipes and valuable tips. Ben delights in exploring international cuisines and inspiring home cooks on their culinary journeys.

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