Baked Corn on the Cob.. yes, IN THE OVEN!!!

Now I’m gonna be honest here about something relating to my cooking skills.

<deep breath>

I suck at BBQ’ing.  I mean I completely understand the logic behind indirect/direct heat, flame adjustment, heat & temp.  I get all that.  But the actual doing… yeah, *sigh*… tis not so pretty.  Well this year I made a vow to really tackle it and own it.  Become the master of the BBQ.  I had my All-Clad BBQ set ready to go, recipes in hand and ancient bbq ready for me.  Yes.. ancient.  I bought this thing like in 1996.  It’s not fancy schmancy nor does the auto ignite switch work. It’s propane that was converted to charcoal that I’m turning back to propane.

So anyway, I bought some gorgeous ears of corn that I was dying to grill (that’s an awesome way to make it!).

However… no propane.  And living in the middle of no-man’s land, it’s often a trek to get this.

Thinking back to a few weeks ago on how I made “hard boiled” eggs in the oven, I figured I’d try baking my corn.

OMG seriously… PHENOMENAL!

I started with this in a preheated oven …

after 30 minutes, I ended up with 3 amazingly delicious oven roasted ears of corn that I think were better than grilled!

Yeah um that part isn’t so pretty…

But this part is…  Just LOOK at those gorgeous succulent kernels of corn!

So when Mr. Fantabulous came out for dinner he was like “Alright!  You grilled corn?  Hey, when’d you get propane?  I thought we were out?” I just smiled, told him I put on my genius hat and found an alternative solution.

I don’t think he really cared how I did it, he just was thrilled that I did it…

This recipe is super super hard so I’m going to apologize now… LOL  Ready?
Baked Corn on the Cob.. yes, IN THE OVEN!!!


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  • As many fresh ears of corn you want, husks in tact - really, don't peel it or anything.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 with rack in the middle.
  2. Place ears of corn directly on the hot rack.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove from the oven and enjoy!

Now pass me some buttah… I need to get my noshing on 🙂

31 Responses to “Baked Corn on the Cob.. yes, IN THE OVEN!!!”

  • Lewa says:

    Hi 350 in F or in C?

  • Kilah says:

    The corn I bought only has half the husk on, does it come out the same?

    • TKWAdmin says:

      Hi Kilah,

      Can you clarify what you mean by only half the husk on. Are all of the kernels covered from end to end or do you mean that say the silk was removed and the husk push back up in place?

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

  • Rayetta says:

    Forgot to rate this. Also, I grew up on a farm and lived on fresh corn for the 2-3 weeks it was in season and helped my mom put up 200 quarts each summer; yes, 200, we were a family of five and love corn. We still put up that much to spread among the three households. ***Please do not boil your corn! You lose valuable nutrients and flavor. Steam or bake or grill! Also, if you steam, save the “pot liqueur” it it great to use in stocks and soups and adds extra nutrients.

  • Rayetta says:

    I am experimenting with delay-start on my oven for baked potatoes (my son has a cross country meet) and my parents are coming to watch and then head to our house to eat and visit awhile. We won’t get home til after noon and didn’t want to wait for the spuds to bake. I also wanted corn. I love grilling it but you have to babysit it. So I thought, hum, I bet you can bake corn in the husk and wallah, I found your blog. Love your wit! Love time-delay. I am bookmarking your site. Thanks for sharing!

    • TKWAdmin says:

      Thank you so much!!! Oh good luck to your son on his meet! This is the only way I’ll make corn.

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

  • Sarah Davis says:

    Thanks for the kickass recipe! What a genius!!! Give yourself an A for effort!

  • Michelle says:

    I will NEVER grill corn again.
    30 min in my over and BAM heaven!
    Put a little butter -sour cream- parmesan cheese -amd some chili powder….enough said.

    Thanks 😉

    • TKWAdmin says:

      Yeah!!! It’s my favorite way to make corn. Roasting it this way and then using it for Mexican Street corn…. oh dear lord! I’m so happy you loved it; thank you!

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

  • Angel Sprayberry says:

    I bought corn for our daughters birthday dinner and was going to just boil it. I saw this the other day and thought I would give it a try. It turned out awesome and I was able to shuck 8 ears in less than 5 minutes and all the silk just basically fell off. Thank you so much!!!

  • Brittni says:

    Did you soak the corn at all?

    • TKWAdmin says:

      Hi Brittni!

      No. It doesn’t dry out or catch fire if you follow the instructions. It’s juicy and sweet.

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

  • Marta says:

    Hi, does the silk come off easily after baking? Thks!

  • Arielmyriah says:

    do you shuck the corn or do you just leave it as is?

    • TKWAdmin says:

      Hi! No, you literally leave the corn as-is; the way it’s picked off the stock. Leave the husk and all. Then when you’re ready to eat, carefully pull back the husk and dig in!

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

  • nancy says:

    You kinda through a looper there when you stated don’t do this but then said your corn turn out fantastic- so today on Fathers day it’s on the menu . Your outcome looks great sure hope mine does also.

    • TKWAdmin says:


      Huh? I said I don’t do what? BBQ? I don’t because my BBQ isn’t working and Mr. Fantabulous and I have been at odds for years over this thing. It’s seen WAY better days. I haven’t touched it (meaning open it) in over a year and I refuse to as God knows what’s living in it. That’s what my husband is for – he can take care of any creep crawly things.

      So yeah since my BBQ wasn’t working (in this case – no propane) I opted to bake it in the oven. The end result was AMAZING! Honestly, it was better than grilled. The flavor was so rich and pure. I’m actually making it today as well.

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

  • DeWayne says:

    I can’t tell you how happy I am to find this article (and have added a link on my blog)!

    I will definitely be using this method for corn in the future!

    Good stuff!

    • TKWAdmin says:

      Hi DeWayne!

      This is my most favorite way to make corn on the cob! It’s super yummy and just comes out so sweet. Thanks a bunch for the link back!

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

      • Tish Jordan says:

        I am about to make your corn shug!!!! I’m super excited- not sure what I’m making with it but this corn has got to be cooked!!! My mouth is watering already 😜😜😜😜

        • TKWAdmin says:

          Mr. Fantabulous just made a few ears of corn last night this way. It’s the only way he’ll eat it!

          Best Kitchen Wishes!

          • Kelly says:

            Tried this recipe for the first time last night was truly amazing I’m pretty sure I will never make it any different than in my oven!!!!

            • TKWAdmin says:

              Yeah!!! Thank you so much!!!

              Best Kitchen Wishes!

              • Justin Kohler says:

                This method is the best! Thank you for the suggestion. I cook all my corn like this now. If I am on the grill, i pretty much do the same thing, I just make sure not to burn the leaves.

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