Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lemon Dill Butter

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
This is an easy way to grill corn on the cob. The prep is minimal and they turn out moist and flavorful. The lemon dill butter is quite a treat.
This is an easy way to grill corn on the cob. The prep is minimal and they turn out moist and flavorful. You can even serve the corn plain without butter (if you're counting calories) and enjoy your juicy cob right out of the foil. The lemon dill butter is quite a treat though and makes this corn irresistible. Keep this method in mind when you go camping. Although if you're putting the cob into a camp fire, I'd recommend double wrapping with foil.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$5 (varies by season)
Servings: 6


  • 6 ears of corn
  • 6 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil

For the Lemon Dill Butter:

  • 1/2 stick 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened at room temp
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pinch of pepper or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice


How to make lemon dill butter:

  1. Cream 4 Tbsp butter with a fork in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir in 1/4 tsp salt, pinch of pepper and 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice and mix until smooth. The lemon juice will seem like it isn't blending, but keep mixing for a couple minutes and it will happen.
  3. Stir in fresh chopped dill until well incorporated. Keep the prepared butter at room temp until ready to serve corn.

How to Grill Corn: Preheat Grill to Med/High.

  1. Shuck corn. Leave the corn whole or break corn into halves or thirds if serving a large crowd. Wrap each ear of corn with a generous sheet of foil making sure all sides are covered. If using regular kitchen-standard foil, make sure to use ample foil so your corn doesn't get scorched.
  2. Grill foil-wrapped corn with the lid closed over medium/high heat, rotating the corn every 2 -3 minutes to keep from scorching. Grill for 15-20 minutes. Ours was done at 18 minutes. Once corn is finished grilling, remove foil and brush generously with lemon dill butter while warm. Serve immediately (you won't want to wait!).

Recipe Notes

I don't add any butter or oil to the cob inside the foil. I have found that it's unnecessary; the corn is naturally juicy and the foil seals in the moisture. You also don't have to worry about oil leaking out of the corn and causing fiery flare-ups on the grill.