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Oven Roasted Corn with Basil Lime Butter

By Angie McGowan |

My favorite produce in the summer is fresh corn on the cob. Not only it is delicious, but it’s cheap too. I either cook it on the grill wrapped in foil with indirect heat, or roast it in the oven. I prefer the lower more controllable heat of the oven for cooking my corn. I’ve also found it works best for me to roast it unwrapped. I drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. To serve, we usually just slather in plain butter or drizzle with more olive oil. But today I wanted to change it up by making a unique butter to slather all over our corn.

For this butter, I simply combined fresh basil leaves and the juice of a lime. It’s a fresh fun flavor that compliments the corn perfectly.

Oven Roasted Corn with Basil Lime Butter


Corn on the cob (1 per person)
olive oil
salt and pepper
1 stick butter
1/2 cup basil leaves
the juice of 1 lime


1. Melt butter and add to blender. Add basil leaves and lime juice. Blend on high until well blended. Pour in a Ziploc bag and place in freezer for 20 – 30 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean corn on the cob, removing husks and as many silks as possible. Place in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper

2. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

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About Angie McGowan


Angie McGowan

Angie McGowan was a contributing blogger to Babble’s Family Kitchen, a daily food blog with recipes from her kitchen. She currently creates fun recipes for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and many other companies. You can find more of her recipes on her personal blog, Eclectic Recipes.

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3 thoughts on “Oven Roasted Corn with Basil Lime Butter

  1. Sylvie says:

    I’ve never tried cooking corn in the oven this way, great recipe!

  2. Lisa says:

    I LOVE corn-on-the-cob, I’ve never cooked it this way and can’t wait to try it! I grill as often as I can but here in South Texas it’s too hot right now so I’m glad to have a new way to cook it! I do have a great grilling tip for corn…it works every time for perfectly grilled corn, soak the cobs in a mixture of 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl of water for 11/2 to 2 hours and then grill! The kernels will be super plump and not mushy at all, it’s surprising how well it works every time!

  3. Angie McGowan says:

    That’s a great tip Lisa!

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