THE LAND O'LAKES BLOG — Bringing inspiration to those who share our love of good food. —
Corn on the Cob – Butter is Only the Beginning

Sweet corn on the cob is one of summer’s best treats. It’s my go-to stop at the Minnesota State Fair where they grill the corn in the husks, then peel back the husks and dunk them in vats of melted butter…mmm, is it late August yet?! I can’t wait much longer! Which leads me to this article. Why should I have to wait until the end of August? You can grill corn at home!

Follow these easy steps:

1.  Loosen the husks on ears of corn enough to remove the silk. Fill an 8-quart saucepan with water. Dip corn in water; remove and shake well. Rewrap husks around corn. Plunge corn into water; let stand 1 hour or until the husks are soaked.

2.  Heat the gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

3.  Place the corn onto the grill. Grill, turning often, 15-20 minutes or until the corn is crisply tender. Immediately husk the corn.

4.  Spread with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Okay, now that you know how to grill corn, let’s talk toppings. Butter is only the beginning.


Use fresh chopped dill and parsley, garlic powder, onion powder and just a little cayenne pepper.


Mash an avocado. Stir in chopped tomato, red onion, garlic, salt, pepper and the juice and zest of one lime.

Baked Potato without the Potato

Spread the corn with sour cream then roll in shredded cheddar, chopped cooked bacon and chives.

“Mexican Street Corn”

Use chopped fresh cilantro, crumbled Queso Fresco, radishes, chili powder and a squeeze of lime juice.


Spread the corn with butter then sprinkle with chopped tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Use these ideas for the perfect summer side dish if you can’t wait until August or if you aren’t planning to be in Minnesota for the state fair!


Your friend thought you might be interested in Corn on the Cob – Butter is Only the Beginning


Your friend thought you might be interested in Corn on the Cob – Butter is Only the Beginning
Back to Top

• Leave a Comment •

Please correct the item(s) in red below:

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.

Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval

• Comments •

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.



    Starting February 15th, you will not be able to access your Simple Rewards account due to routine site maintenance. Accounts will return to normal functionality on February 29th.

    Thank you for visiting

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window