The Most Amazing Parmesan Chive Corn on the Cob

Fresh and crunchy, Parmesan Chive Corn on the Cob is the classic side dish recipe – hot and buttery for your next BBQ. Grilled or baked, it is perfect served with ribs and chicken!

Fresh and crunchy, Parmesan Chive Corn on the Cob is the classic side dish recipe - hot and buttery for your next BBQ .Grilled or baked, it is perfect served with ribs and chicken!

Did you know that there is a “right” way to shuck corn?  Recently that I found out I had been shucking corn the wrong  (hard) way for years… you  know…standing over the sink, pulling off leaves and corn silk for what seems like FOREVER!  Someone who I ridiculously call my “Corn Shuckin Superhero” showed me an easier way.  Just  rip down one or two husk leaves, break off the stem inside and then pull the corn ear away the husk!! DONE.

Keep this recipe in your back pocket all year long. Even though I prefer to use fresh corn on the cob still in the husk, this corn tastes amazing using frozen cobs too!

Reasons to love this Parmesan Chive Corn on the Cob recipe:

  • Easy to make in the oven year round
  • No wrapping in foil needed
  • Fresh or Frozen, chives and Parmesan cheese enhance the corn flavor

Oven Cob Corn with Chili Butter is a crunchy, spicy treat that is the perfect side dish for any meat! This roasted cob corn is steam cooked in the husk and then smeared with homemade chili butter for just a hint of heat.

Tips and Hints for the best tasting Parmesan Chive Corn on the Cob:

  • Try to buy corn that is still in the husk. Look for green husks that are not too dry and still have moist golden silk inside. Peel one side of the husk down a few inches to check that the kernels are plump and tight.Then tuck  the husk back up to prevent the corn from drying out.
  • I always say this, but the best results start with quality ingredients, so use the best you can afford. Buy organic corn if possible.
  • Using fresh herbs is always best when the recipe calls for it. Unfortunately sometimes the grocer doesn’t carry them or they are not in season.  When this happens I use re-hydrated herbs. I just soak the amount of herbs I need it in a few drops of water and it re-hydrates to almost fresh. You can find jars of dehydrated herbs in the spice aisle or produce section of most grocery stores
  • If using butter, make it the unsalted variety. Unsalted butter gives you, the cook, complete control of the overall flavor of your recipe.
  • Don’t over-bake them. I like mine just golden-brown, with the kernels  soft.  I would start watching them at the 30 minute mark.


Parmesan Chive Corn on the Cob in the oven


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Here is the handy printable recipe. Enjoy!


Parmesan Chive Corn on the Cob

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Corn on the Cob
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


The corn can also be prepared on the grill, instead of the oven. When fully grilled, follow directions for the topping and drizzle over the grilled Corn.


  • 5 Ears Sweet Corn, husked and cleaned
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Kosher Salt and Pepper


  • 1/2 stick or 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon dried or fresh chives,minced


  1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray
  3. Place cleaned corn ears on baking sheet, sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper
  4. Top each ear with a pat of butter
  5. Bake Corn in the oven for approximately 35-40 minutes until starts to brown. Turn corn occasionally during baking. Remove from oven.
  6. In a small pan, melt 1/2 stick unsalted butter. When butter is melted, stir in parmesan cheese and chives. When mixed completely, remove from heat and drizzle immediately over Corn ears. Serve while hot!

Keywords: corn, corn on the cob, parmesan, vegetarian, paleo, oven baked

Leave A Reply!

  1. Hi Jann, thank you! I love any new way I can make corn! Have a wonderful week:) Hugs-Christine

  2. This sounds and looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. Hi Jenna, thanks so much for the feature. I am sharing to social media as we speak! Have a wonderful week!!:)

  4. Hi Jenna, thank you for visitng!! I would be thrilled to be part of your weekend features round up! Thank you!! Hugs-Christine

  5. Oh, yum. You had me at corn. And butter. And Parmesan. I’d love to share this post at our weekend features round up with a link back to you. Hope that’s ok.