Smoky Spiced Corn on the Cob 

There’s nothing quite like corn on the cob that’s slathered with spicy, cheesy, buttery goodness… then topped with fresh herbs and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. You’ll love this recipe for Smoky Spiced Corn on the Cob. Cook the ears on the grill or roast in your oven. 



  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese 
  • ¼ cup butter, softened 
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika 
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder 
  • ½ tsp cumin powder 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 4 ears corn, shucked 
  • Optional: Cotija cheese, chopped green onions, fresh herbs (parsley/cilantro/chives) and lime wedges (to squeeze on fresh juice) for garnish  
  • 1 cup buttermilk  


  1. Add salt, cumin powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika and parmesan to a medium-size bowl, stirring to combine. Add butter and mix together. 
  2. Spread spiced butter evenly over corn, pressing mixture on firmly with your hands. Then choose your cooking method.  
  3. Oven: Preheat oven to 420°. Put corn on parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and bake 20 minutes without turning corn. For char/color, broil during last five minutes of cooking time. 
  4. Grill: Preheat grill on high heat. Wrap corn in foil (recommended) or use a grill mat. Cook 10-12 minutes until cooked through, turning a few times. 
  5. Top with optional garnishes and serve. 
  6. Note: Can be prepped up to two days ahead of time; store in the fridge, covered on a baking sheet and then cooked when you’re ready!