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Close up of grilled corn on the cob slathered with mayo and topped with bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe

Grilled corn on the cob, smothered with garlic mayo and topped with bacon bits, fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese.
Course Dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword corn on the cob, elotes, grilled corn, grilled corn on the cob
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 312kcal
Author Victor


  • 4 corn on the cob (very fresh)
  • 1/2 cup mayo (plus 1 Tbsp)
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic (add 1/2 Tbsp more for a really garlicy version if you like garlic)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (plus 1/2 tsp more for a bigger kick)
  • 2 Tbsp bacon bits
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 lime (quartered)
  • 4 Tbsp Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the grill to medium heat, about 325-350F.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine the mayo, the garlic, the cayenne pepper and the salt. Set aside.
  • Peel back the husks on the cobs, remove all the silk, then fold the husks back into place. I find it easier to deal with the corn silk when it's not burning hot.
  • Grill the corn in husks for about 30 minutes, giving each husk a quarter turn every 7-8 minutes, until the corn is soft and ready to eat. Carefully remove each cob from the grill, peel back the husks and return to the grill. Continue grilling for another 10 minutes, frequently turning, until the corn is nicely browned and caramelized.
  • Remove the corn from the grill and place on a large tray. Smother with the mayo mix, sprinkle with the bacon, chopped parsley and Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Serve your grilled corn on the cob hot with a wedge of lime.


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 915mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.6mg