Grilled Corn on the Cob with Basil Butter

Your cook-out guests will adore this simple, grilled corn-on-the-cob that's generously slathered with an herby homemade basil butter. Ready in less than 15 minutes with only 4 ingredients!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 ears of corn shucked and silk removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle corn with salt and pepper. Grill ears of corn, turning occasionally until corn is golden-brown, about 5-8 minutes. (do not overcook corn) Transfer corn to a serving plate and keep warm.
  2. Prepare the basil butter: Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse several times until butter is smooth and creamy.
  3. Spread warm corn with basil butter and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Corn is best if eaten immediately after making.