Baked corn on the cob with garlic butter, smoked paprika, parmesan, and a sprinkling of parsley.

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Baked Smoky Parmesan Corn! Baked corn on the cob with garlic butter, smoked paprika, parmesan, and a sprinkling of parsley. | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Baked Smoky Parmesan Corn

Grilling season is still in full swing, and I’m trying to get the most out of it that I can – although, this particularly recipe has nothing to do with grilling.

This is a side dish you can bake in the oven while your grill is occupied cooking other meaty things, though you could grill the corn if you wanted to.

I certainly wouldn’t stop you.

I only recently discovered smoked paprika, and I’m finding excuses to use it on just about everything.

It has a richer taste than “traditional” paprika, kicking everything it touches up a notch or two or ten.

So when I was brainstorming ideas of what I could couple it with, corn on the cob seemed like it’d be a perfect match for my next smoked paprika experiment.

Or maybe it was just because I’ve been craving corn on the cob ever since an old friend of mine’s father paid us a visit and talked about all the fresh corn they’ve been getting from the local farms near their new house.

I don’t know of any corn farms in the Phoenix area, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t pick some up some ears from Sprouts and pretend the corn is farm fresh.

Baked Smoky Parmesan Corn! Baked corn on the cob with garlic butter, smoked paprika, parmesan, and a sprinkling of parsley. | HomemadeHooplah.com

So that’s exactly what I did, and me and my imagination did a pretty band up job (if I do say so myself).

I got to have corn on the cob with a slather of garlic butter and smoked paprika, topped off with a sprinkling of parmesan and parsley.

My cravings are calmed for now, but I think I still may need to pay my sorta-kinda-father-in-law a visit and pick up some of that farm fresh corn.

I wouldn’t mind having an excuse to make this recipe again!

It’s extremely easy and super flavorful – who can argue with that?

What about you?

Do you have a favorite recipe that uses smoked paprika?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Baked Smoky Parmesan Corn! Baked corn on the cob with garlic butter, smoked paprika, parmesan, and a sprinkling of parsley. | HomemadeHooplah.comBaked Smoky Parmesan Corn! Baked corn on the cob with garlic butter, smoked paprika, parmesan, and a sprinkling of parsley. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Baked Smoky Parmesan Corn! Baked corn on the cob with garlic butter, smoked paprika, parmesan, and a sprinkling of parsley. | HomemadeHooplah.com
5 from 1 vote

Baked Smoky Parmesan Corn

5 mins prep + 40 mins cook
213 kcal
Yields: 6 ears of corn
Baked corn on the cob with garlic butter, smoked paprika, parmesan, and a sprinkling of parsley.

Ingredients 

  • 6 ears corn, unhusked
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 1 pinch black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoon parsley, fresh and chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place corn, still in it's husks, directly on the oven rack. Cook until corn is tender and cooked through, roughly 40-45 minutes. (Note: Can also bake corn on a baking sheet for the same amount of time.)
  • While corn cooks, place softened butter, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat on low until ingredients are mixed and butter is fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  • When corn has cooked, peel down and discard husks. Rub each ear of corn with 1 tablespoon of mixed butter. Sprinkle with paprika, parmesan, and parsley on top. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ear of corn | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 778IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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18 comments

    • Arlene

    Do you leave the silk inside the husks or remove before baking? Sounds delish? thanks

    • Karen Coghlan

    Smokey paprika is my favorite spice… Love this post,,, It looks delicious… and seems easy to prepare… I am going to try it… Just have to order some more Smokey Paprika… 🙂

    • Dini @ The Flavor Bender

    I love corn! I seem to have so much corn during this season and love spicing it up with different flavors! Definitely need to try this recipe 🙂

    • Too much corn is never a bad thing 😀 Thanks Dini!

    • Nancy/SpicieFoodie

    I love corn season and your recipe is the best way of devouring fresh corn. Looks fantastic!

    • Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    I’ve never baked corn but I’ve done something similar on the grill. Now I have to try baking! Your pictures look amazing! We’re just starting to get local corn here…can’t get enough of it!

    • Thanks Michelle! That’s one thing I definitely miss about living in the country – access to fresh veggies!

    • Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

    I love everything that has to do with sweet summer corn right now. Parmesan is such a great compliment to the sweetness with its nutty bite! Yum!

    • Marlynn

    We make a lot of corn on the cob with garlic butter and regular paprika during the summertime, but I’ll have to try it with smoked paprika. Sounds delicious! I also never thought to bake corn. I’ll have to try it! Your photos are gorgeous!

    • Thank you Marlynn! Smoked paprika adds that little something extra 😀

    • Erin

    I have never baked corn before! I am excited to try it out and I love the idea of smoked paprika and parmesan butter on it.

    • Baking is the way to go! At first I was worried it would dry out too much, but I think that’s where baking it in the husks comes in. Tasted as good as boiling or grilling!

    • Kaitie

    This sounds sooooo good! I love smokey paprika and with the butter and Parmesan it sounds amazing!!

    • Thanks Kaitie! It’s an awesome combo 😀

    • Ali @ Home & Plate

    Never dawned on me to bake corn. Your recipe looks delish. I always just eat it plain. I plan to give this easy recipe a try next time dinner calls for corn on the cob. Pinning.

    • Thank you Ali! I tend to be a “purist” with corn, too, but this was a great change of pace 😀