7 Delicious Ways to Eat Corn on the Cob This Summer

Break out the cheese.

Whether you nibble it from left to right or gnaw on it all the way around, there’s no wrong way to eat corn on the cob. So to celebrate this seasonal veggie, we’ve rounded up 7 mouthwatering corn on the cob recipes, all insanely tasty no matter what direction you eat it in.

corn on the cob with chipotle paremesan
Photo courtesy of Kirbie’s Cravings

Chipotle Parmesan corn on the cob 

The corn’s natural sweetness shines, but a touch of chipotle seasoning and Parmesan cheese keeps things interesting. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Chipotle seasoning
  • Parmesan
Sriracha beer butter grilled corn recipe
Photo courtesy of The Beeroness

Sriracha beer butter grilled corn

Kick lightly charred corn up a notch with a strong beer and Sriracha-based sauce. Try it here!

Key ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter
  • IPA beer
  • Garlic powder
  • Sriracha
  • Cilantro
Grilled corn with bacon butter and cotija cheese recipe
Photo courtesy of How Sweet Eats

Grilled corn with bacon butter and cotija cheese

As if the bacon butter (simply crispy bacon rolled into soft butter) wasn’t enough to get us drooling, creamy cotija cheese and a char-grilled finish takes these kernels to the next level. Then repurpose that bacon butter. Grill it here!

Key ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Bacon
  • Cotija cheese
  • Cilantro
Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn recipe
Photo courtesy of What’s Gaby Cooking

Basil Parmesan grilled corn

This Italian-inspired corn relies on a simple homemade basil vinaigrette and Parmesan cheese. Make it here.

Key ingredients:

  • Basil
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Parmesan cheese

 

Grilled corn, five ways

What’s better than one grilled corn recipe in one link? Five of them, obviously. Try out classic street, bacon-cheddar, pizziaola, garlic Old Bay, and toasted sesame styles here!

Key ingredients:

  • Bacon
  • Mayo
  • Feta
  • Old Bay
  • Tomatoes
Corn on the cob with Sriracha recipe
Photo courtesy of Le Crème de la Crumb

Corn on the cob with Sriracha

Grilled corn is smothered in a sweet and spicy Asian-inspired sauce of Sriracha, mayo, Dijon mustard, and honey. It’s here!

Key ingredients:

  • Mayo
  • Sriracha
  • Greek yogurt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
Cheesy roasted garlic corn on the cob recipe
Photo courtesy of Just a Taste

Cheesy roasted garlic corn on the cob

Boiled corn doesn’t have to be boring -- smother it with roasted garlic aioli and a mountain of Parmesan cheese! Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Garlic
  • Mayo
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil

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Christine Fischer is a freelance writer dedicated to a strict diet of Champagne, cookies, and the occasional pizza. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.