Oven Roasted Parmesan Herb Corn on the Cob

When I was growing up there was one way corn on the cob was served–boiled. It wasn’t that we didn’t have a grill or anything–that’s just how my family made it. Boiled corn and there would be butter and pepper to put on it (we were a no salt family). I’m honestly not sure how old I was when I first experienced other toppings for corn, let alone other ways to prepare it. I love corn, especially when it’s fresh, and it has become one of my favorite foods to experiment with. This oven roasted parmesan herb corn on the cob is a tasty variation that works at any time of the year.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 ears corn on the cob, shucked and rinsed
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1.5 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1.5 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1.5 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place the corn cobs on the prepared baking sheet, one inch apart.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the butter, garlic, parsley, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.

  • Spread the butter & herb mixture generously all over the corn cobs, making sure to coat all sides.
  • Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the butter & herb mixture.

  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning the corn halfway through cooking.
  • Sprinkle additional Parmesan & herbs over the corn, if desired, and serve warm.


  • You can replace the fresh herbs with dried herbs if needed. If using dried herbs, reduce the amounts to ½ teaspoon of each variety, or simply use 1.5 teaspoons of Italian seasoning instead.
  • To add a little extra kick to your corn, you can sprinkle a pinch or two of smoked paprika into the butter or over the corn before roasting.
  • If you’re worried about your corn cobs rolling around in the oven while roasting, you can loosely wrap them individually in aluminum foil first.
  • For even more flavor, brush the corn with additional garlic & herb butter halfway through roasting or just before serving.

Tools used in this recipe:

  • Baking sheet
  • Alumnium foil
  • Chef’s knife
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Pastry brush (the one in the photo is Pampered Chef brand)

This Oven Roasted Parmesan Herb Corn on the Cob is great for when you want corn but something a little bit different. For another variation, try this Mexican corn dip!


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