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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!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted corn
Servings: 6 persons
Calories: 217kcal
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


  • Place rack in center position of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cut off any silk hanging out the ends. Trim any tips of leaves extending from sides. Do not peel.
  • Place ears of corn directly on oven rack. Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove corn from oven. Let cool for a few minutes before peeling back the husks. It’s hot so be careful!


  • 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.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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