Cowboy Butter Roasted Corn is oven-roasted corn on the cob coated in flavorful melted butter, baked and broiled to perfection. Then, more melted cowboy butter is brushed over the top, followed by a sprinkling of chopped parsley. It promises to be a standout at your next meal or when shared at a summer gathering! It’s a good thing it is such an easy recipe, everybody will be asking you for it! Once you taste how cowboy butter adds so much to dishes like this one, you will want to check out more Cowboy Butter Recipes, too! And don’t worry, I will keep adding more to the list!

Bowl of Cowboy Butter Roasted Corn on a wooden table with more cowboy butter from overhead.
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Cowboy Butter Roasted Corn Ingredients & Smart Substitutions

  • Corn: I used a very sharp knife to carefully cut the ears of corn into smaller sections. If you prefer, you can just cut or break the corn in half for larger pieces. It will still taste just as delicious!
  • Cowboy Butter: The star of the recipe (and many of my other recipes) is the cowboy butter. It is a homemade compound butter made with a blend of herbs and spices that gets a slight kick from cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. You will use it for more than just this recipe, I can assure you!
  • Parsley: For a vibrant green color and a hint of freshness, I added parsley on top of the corn. If you don’t have any on hand, just skip it. The corn will still be flavorful and delicious!
Brushing Cowboy Butter over corn.

Can I Make The Cowboy Butter Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely! Once you have the cowboy butter mixed together, it can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Why You Will Love Cowboy Butter Roasted Corn

If I seem excited about this recipe, I am! I sincerely think it could be your new favorite way to enjoy corn on the cob. Here is why you will love this recipe:

  1. It’s easy! The cowboy butter can be made in advance, and then it is a straightforward recipe easy to follow and do.
  2. The Flavors! The combination of melted cowboy butter and roasted corn tastes almost indulgent, it’s so good!
  3. Versatility! Whether sharing at a BBQ or as a side dish for an evening dinner, this corn is perfect for any occasion.
  4. Adaptability: Whether oven-roasted or cooked in the air fryer, this corn will turn out!
  5. No Other Seasonings Needed: When you serve this corn, it is good to go when it comes to flavor. There is no need for additional salt and pepper. Just grab a section and enjoy!
Close up of Cowboy Butter Corn in a bowl.

Storing & Reheating Cowboy Butter Roasted Corn

To store cowboy butter corn, first, let it cool to room temperature. Next, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or keep it in an airtight container. It will last up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Reheat it in the oven or air fryer. You can use the microwave to reheat the corn, but be careful not to overcook it and dry it out. But, there is always more cowboy butter you can brush on it!

Bowl of Cowboy Butter Roasted Corn on a wooden table with more cowboy butter from overhead.
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Cowboy Butter Roasted Corn

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Try Cowboy Butter Roasted Corn, a standout dish for your next meal or summer gathering. Easy to make and irresistibly flavorful!

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn, husked and carefully cut into 1 ½-inch sections
  • 1 recipe cowboy butter, melted
  • parsley, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.* Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place the corn onto the lined baking sheet. Brush each section of corn with the melted cowboy butter, ensuring all sides are coated.
  • Wrap the corn in the aluminum foil, creating a large packet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • After baking, carefully open the aluminum foil. Broil the corn for 8-10 minutes, rotating halfway through, until golden brown.
  • Remove corn from the oven. Brush the remaining cowboy butter over each section. (Reheat butter if necessary.)
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve warm.

Notes

*Air Fryer Instructions:
  1. Brush sections of corn with the melted cowboy butter.
  2. Place the corn into the basket of the air fryer in a single layer. (Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to work in batches.)
  3. Air fry corn at 400°F for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Remove corn from air fryer. Brush with more melted cowboy butter. Garnish with parsley.
This recipe will also work for Grilled Corn and corn made in the microwave. 

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:

Autumn

Such a simple yet delicious way to enjoy corn! The cowboy butter adds a unique twist that makes it irresistible!

Elizabeth

Wow. Just, wow! I can't wait to share this corn with family and friends. It is SO good. I would even make this if it was hard to make, but it's so easy, which makes it that much better.

Annabelle

I could eat corn every day if it was prepared like this. It's the perfect summer BBQ recipe!

Bella

I loved how the cowboy butter was tasted in every bite of the roasted corn. Definitely making this again!

Selena

The cowboy butter roasted corn was a standout at dinner—so flavorful and easy to prepare. A new favorite side dish, for sure!

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  1. First… thank you for all your recipes and ideas! My question is isn’t this a long cook time for corn? I like it when it’s still crisp.

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