Roasted Corn with Smoky Lime Butter

Roasted Corn with Smoky Lime Butter

Roasted Corn with Smoky Lime Butter is a unique way of bringing out the best of your sweet corn.  Change it up and see your family's reaction!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted corn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 persons
Calories 217 kcal
Author Robyn Gleason


  • 6 Fresh ears of corn, unpeeled and in husks.
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro or parsley, minced
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper


  1. Place rack in center position of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Cut off any silk hanging out the ends. Trim any tips of leaves extending from sides. Do not peel.

  3. Place ears of corn directly on oven rack. Cook for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove corn from oven. Let cool for a few minutes before peeling back the husks. It’s hot so be careful!


  1. Combine butter, zest from half the lime, and juice of whole lime. Stir in cilantro, salt, smoked paprika, and pepper. Transfer butter mixture to a serving bowl.