Oven Roasted Corn with Chipotle Butter

How to make oven roasted corn plus a simple chipotle flavored butter to serve it with. Jump to the Oven Roasted Corn with Chipotle Butter or read on to see our tips for making it.

Oven Roasted Corn with Chipotle Butter

I love corn on the cob and take any chance in the summer to make it on the grill. When I can’t get out to the grill, I roast it in the oven instead.

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How to Roast Corn in the Oven

Roasting corn is incredibly easy. Place the corn still in the husks directly onto the oven rack and roast for about 30 minutes in a 350 degree F oven. The result is pretty darn close to what you would expect if you were to use an outdoor grill, minus the obvious smokiness.

How to Bake Corn in the Oven

You can serve the corn however you like, but if you are up for it try making a simple flavored butter. We love this chipotle butter with cilantro, lime and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Chipotles in Adobo Sauce can be found in the international section of your grocery store, usually in a small can. They are hot and smoky and are a staple in our kitchen, we actually used them a while ago to flavor mayonnaise for our Agave Salmon Burgers with Chipotle Mayo and even added them to a Potato Fritatta.

Chipotle flavored butter

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Recipe updated, originally posted August 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Oven Roasted Corn with Chipotle Butter

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You can serve the corn however you like, but if you are up for it try making a simple flavored butter. We love this chipotle butter with cilantro, lime and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Chipotles in Adobo Sauce can be found in the international section of your grocery store, usually in a small can.

Makes 4 servings

You Will Need

4 ears corn still in husks, soaked in water for about 10 minutes

8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)

1 lime, juiced

2 tablespoons minced cilantro

1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced

Salt to taste

Directions

    Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place corn husks onto the oven rack and roast for about 30 minutes or until corn is soft.

    In the meantime, make the chipotle butter. Combine softened butter, lime juice, cilantro, chipotle peppers and a generous pinch of salt. Place onto plastic wrap and roll the butter into a log. Place into the refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.

    Remove corn from the oven, peel down the husks, add a slice of chipotle butter and enjoy.

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AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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11 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Vinny November 15, 2016, 2:07 am

    Finally! This is just what I was looking for.

    Reply
  • Ali November 27, 2013, 4:45 am

    Hi, I preped this for a family lunchon, that ended up being cancelled for unforeseen reasons, so left with all these corn cob’s, I took all the kernnels off the cob’s, Put them in a slow cooker, added a little chic stock, with some whole chic drum sticks,
    Two hr’s later, I had a fabulous spicy corn and chicken thingy.
    Just fluked it. I don’t really cook that much, but have been enjoying this site.
    Kind regard’s Ali.

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    • Joanne November 29, 2013, 11:20 am

      Sounds great!

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  • Jackie June 19, 2012, 7:22 pm

    I just wanted to point out that in your recipe for oven roasted corn with chipotle butter, the recipe calls for 1/4 cup (1 stick) butter. One stick of butter equals 1/2 cup, so 1/4 cup butter would be half of a stick. In the picture, it looks like you probably used 1 stick of butter, but you may want to correct the recipe to read 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter.

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    • Adam June 20, 2012, 8:39 am

      Thank you for pointing that out! I just corrected the recipe. It definitely should have been 1/2 cup (1 stick). Thank you!

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  • Miri Leigh September 4, 2011, 2:43 pm

    What a great twist on such a classic vegetable! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • inspiredtaste September 7, 2011, 6:00 pm

      thanks, Miri Leigh – we love using chipotles in adobo sauce!
      -joanne

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  • Katherine Martinelli September 1, 2011, 12:52 pm

    I love this! I love grilled corn and always have grill envy but somehow never considered oven roasting. The chipotle butter is a nice touch. I will definitely be trying this soon, thanks!

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    • inspiredtaste September 6, 2011, 12:29 pm

      Oh, Katherine, you must give it a try—we don’t have a grill (or an outdoor space for one) so we are forced towards the oven—in this case the results are great! 🙂

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  • Tres Delicious August 28, 2011, 9:48 pm

    Simple things that will make the good old corn lively. It’s wonderful

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  • Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese? August 27, 2011, 11:56 am

    This looks so good! I’ll definitely have to try this out asap since my husband loves corn. We would like to try it out on the grill, but I’m afraid the best we can do is a teeny tiny charcoal grill on our porch. This sounds like a great alternative. Thank you for sharing!

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