Oven Roasted Smoky-Sweet BBQ Corn on the Cob

Putting a smoky-sweet spin on an already near perfect summertime BBQ side dish is always a tasty discovery.  Oven Roasted Smoky-Sweet BBQ Corn on the Cob is as easy to prepare as it is delicious. The smoky-sweet BBQ rub is a flavor boost with the right amount of balanced seasonings. I like the idea of adding a bit of water to the roasting pan and covering with a lid for a steam effect. It’s an extra step that enhances the roasting and seals in the flavor.

Oven Roasted Smoky-Sweet BBQ Corn on the Cob

fresh corn


4 ears corn

4 Tablespoons Smoky~Sweet BBQ rub

1 stick butter

½ cup water


Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub ~ Southern Living

¼ cup kosher salt

¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

2  Tablespoons plus 2 tsp. smoked paprika

2  Tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground ginger

Stir together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container up to 1 month.



Preheat your oven to 350˚F.  Carefully pull back husks and remove the silk from each ear of corn.

Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub

Spread butter on each ear of corn, coating well.  Sprinkle each ear of corn with  1 Tablespoon Smoky-Sweet BBQ rub (or more if desired).

seasoned corn

Pull husks back up and place corn on rack in roasting pan that has been filled with ½ cup water. Cover with lid.

corn in husks

Place roasting pan on bottom rack in oven. Roast corn for 30-40 minutes or until tender.

oven roasted smoky-sweet bbq corn on the cob

C’est si bon!