Upgrade Your Oven-Roasted Corn with Garlic Butter!

The weather might not always be perfect for grilling, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy mouthwatering corn on the cob. My easy recipe for oven-roasted corn in foil takes this classic dish to the next level by drenching it in delicious garlic butter. With every bite, you’ll experience a burst of flavor that will have everyone asking for your secret.

Why Choose Oven Roasting in Foil?

You might be wondering why you should bother with foil when oven roasting corn on the cob. Let me tell you – it’s all about convenience, cleanliness, and enhancing the taste. By wrapping each cob in foil, you create a sealed environment that traps in all the essential juices, butter, and seasonings. This prevents the corn from drying out while it cooks, resulting in tender, flavorful perfection.

The Ingredients You’ll Need

For this recipe, you’ll need fresh corn on the cob. Remember to husk the corn before getting started. As for the garlic butter, you’ll need unsalted butter (though salted butter works too, just skip the extra salt), garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, paprika (any variety will do), and dried oregano or parsley for a pop of flavor and color.

Ingredients for oven roasted corn

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425℉/220℃.
  2. Prepare individual pieces of foil for each corn cob.
  3. Remove the husks and silks from the corn. You can either remove them completely or just peel the leaves and tie them up to keep them out of the way.
  4. Melt the butter in a small bowl and mix in the spices until well combined.
  5. Brush each corn cob generously with the garlic butter mixture on all sides.
  6. Wrap each corn cob tightly in foil.
  7. Place the wrapped corn on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 35-45 minutes, turning the tray halfway through cooking. For an extra charred effect, open up the foil for the last five minutes of cooking.
  8. Once it’s done, let the corn rest for a few minutes before serving. You can even brush on more garlic butter while it’s still warm for an extra burst of flavor.
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Before and after roasting corn in foil in the oven

Storing and Reheating Tips

If you have any leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Simply wrap the cooled corn tightly and make sure to do so within two hours of roasting. If you want to meal prep, you can also remove the kernels from the roasted corn and store them in freezer-safe bags or containers for up to 10-12 months. To reheat, wrap each cob in foil or place them in a baking dish with a little water, then bake at 350°F/175ºC for 5-10 minutes for plump and juicy corn straight from the freezer.

More Corn Recipes to Explore

If you can’t get enough of corn on the cob, here are some other easy recipes you might enjoy:

  • Perfect Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil
  • Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
  • How to Microwave Corn on the Cob
  • How to Boil Corn on the Cob

If you decide to give this roasted corn recipe a try, I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below. Don’t forget to rate the recipe and share your mouthwatering recreations on Instagram by tagging me @Alphafoodie. And for more tantalizing recipes and cooking secrets, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.