Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob

Salty, buttery, sweet….Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob is the easy side dish your friends and family will devour in minutes. Simple and quick, a surprising spin on the usual summer sweet corn.

Super easy crowd pleaser, Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob is the perfect summer side dish! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….no, not Christmas.  It’s SUMMER!  Summer is finally here and with it comes some of the best produce of the entire year. Fresh peaches, refreshing watermelon….plump juicy tomatoes and sugary sweet corn….I’m literally drooling just thinking about it.  It certainly makes eating healthier a lot easier (although I still love a big bowl of chocolate ice cream or a slice of cake). And going to the farmer’s market is a ton more fun than in the winter….don’t ya think?

Super easy crowd pleaser, Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob is the perfect summer side dish! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

So, just in time for all the summer parties to rush on in….I bring to you one of my favorite things ever. Grilled Corn on the Cob…but not just ANY corn on the cob. This one is slathered in a Basil Parmesan Butter and THEN topped with more fresh, chopped basil and finely grated parmesan cheese!  Yes! MORE CHEESE! And guess what you won’t be missing? All the salt.  And I usually put an entire stick of butter with a pound of salt on one ear of corn! Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating just a tad but I DO put a ton of butter and salt on my corn. So, this Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob was my solution to the over-salting of my corn….which does a bit of bloat the next day.  Tight shoes, shorts and bathing suits are really not a goal of mine in the middle of summer.

Super easy crowd pleaser, Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob is the perfect summer side dish! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

By packing all the flavor into a simple compound butter I was able to cut back on my salty butter addiction a bit.  AND if you haven’t tried grilling your corn on the cob yet, you should definitely go get your grill fired up right now.  Grilling the corn adds a fabulously caramelization to the corn…sort of “candy-ing” the kernels just slightly making them taste a bit smokey sweet. Another level of flavor that allows you to pull back on the need for extra butter. (I may or may not do it anyway….but I can’t help myself.)

Super easy crowd pleaser, Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob is the perfect summer side dish! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob would be totally perfect at your next summer barbecue. I love it alongside these Spicy Barbecue Ribs or my favorite Barbecue Chicken. And if you have any leftover corn, whip up this amazing Grilled Corn Salsa or my family’s favorite Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salad…..it’s totally amazing!

Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

quick and simple, this Grilled Corn on the Cob is so totally over the top with flavor!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn
Servings: 8
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Kellie
Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons salted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 8 ears of sweet corn husks and silk removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the butter, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup basil with a hand mixer until combined. Set aside.
  3. Brush the corn with the olive oil to coat.
  4. Place the corn on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the kernels begin to caramelize. Turn the corn and continue to cook until all sides are a bit charred.
  5. Transfer the corn to a platter and brush with the basil butter to coat.
  6. Sprinkle the corn with the remaining cheese and basil. 
  7. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Basil Parmesan Butter can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Bring to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Facts
Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 386mg 16%
Potassium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 11.8%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 21.4%
Iron 1.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3 comments on “Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob”

  1. Oh yum! We’re having corn on the cob for dinner tonight and I think I’ll be trying your recipe!

  2. Its so simple and so easy to prepare, but the flavor is outstanding! I followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfect!! I will definitely be making this recipe again 🙂

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