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Spicy corn on the cob
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Spicy Corn On The Cob

Perfect from the oven or grilled
Course Meal, Side
Keyword Cayenne Pepper
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 296kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or fire up the grill to medium heat.

Prep the spicy butter

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, cayenne pepper powder, cumin, salt, pepper, lime juice (optional), and chopped cilantro (optional). Stir well.

Prep the corn

  • Tear off the husks and remove the corn silk from the ears.
  • Cut six pieces of aluminum foil that are large enough to thoroughly wrap each ear.
  • Place an ear of corn on a piece of aluminum foil, then slather the corn with the spicy butter, coating all sides.
  • Wrap the ear of corn in the aluminum foil tightly.
  • Repeat for the remaining ears of corn.

Cook the corn: Oven

  • Put the aluminum foil wrapped corn ears on a baking sheet, then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Once baked, remove from heat and allow the corn to rest for 5 minutes to slightly cool.
  • Remove the tinfoil from each ear and serve.

Cook the corn: Grill

  • Place the aluminum foil wrapped corn on the grill and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating often.
  • Remove from grill and allow the corn to rest for 5 minutes to slightly cool before serving.



Cayenne too spicy? Swap it out for generic chili powder. This seasoning is a mix of ingredients, including cumin and chili pepper, so the heat is tempered quite a bit.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1440IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.5mg