Corn on the cob oven roasted in a pan is the perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner! Let the corn roast alongside the main dish in the oven.
Sometimes the best recipes are the ones that are the most hands off! When making corn on the cob as a side dish for a weeknight dinner, you can roast it in the oven while your chicken or pork bakes in another pan next to it. You can spend that time to tidy the kitchen, set the table, or help kids with homework.
Corn On The Cob Oven Roasted In A Pan Recipe
Start by shucking the corn on the cob and removing the silks.
Then, line the peeled corn on the cob in a pan or baking sheet with sides.
Bake at 400˚F for about 30 minutes until hot and tender.
If you are roasting more than one pan of corn at a time or roasting it alongside the main dish, place the two pans side-by-side on the top rack of the oven. Or if you have to use two racks, rotate the pans from top to bottom halfway through cooking and remember that you might have to add additional baking time.
Smother the hot corn on the cob with butter and sprinkle with salt before eating.
Corn On The Cob Oven Roasted In A Pan FAQs
1. How many ears of corn can I cook at one time?
We only make four ears of corn this time but you can roast as many as you can fit in the pan. If the pan is crowded rearrange and turn the cobs halfway through cooking.
2. How do you know when the corn is fully cooked? The great thing about corn on the cob is that it can be eaten raw! But we love it when it is hot and tender. To check for tenderness, poke the corn on the cob with a fork.
3. Can I butter the corn before baking? Yes, you can butter it before cooking but since you will most likely need more butter after roasting, we prefer to just wait to butter the corn until right before eating.
4. Should I salt the corn before baking? No, this can cause the corn to become tough. Instead, it is better to wait and sprinkle on the salt before eating it.
5. Does the corn need to be soaked in water before oven roasting it? No, it does not need to be soaked in water before roasting.
6. Can I add water to the pan? Yes, you can add water to the pan if you want your corn to be more steamed than roasted.
What To Serve With Corn On The Cob
Corn on the cob is a great side dish for so many meals! Here are a few of our favorites recipes to serve with corn on the cob.