Best Corn on the Cob Seasoning

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  • With only 4 simple ingredients and five minutes, you are well on your way to making the best corn on the cob seasoning! Although, this multipurpose seasoning can really be used on any type of corn or veggie.

    sprinkling corn seasoning on an ear of corn

    Summer Corn

    You can’t beat fresh sweet corn on a beautiful summer evening! It’s a side dish that is pretty much a staple at our house during those end of summer weeks.

    I wouldn’t say I am finicky about the type of corn I eat, but I am pretty particular about where I eat my corn. I just hate having it stuck in my teeth! 

    Corn eats on a platter.

    Due to my weird corn-eating ways, I prepare corn at home. Sometimes I even cut it off the cob to minimize my weirdo issues. All the flavor, less annoyance. Are you relating to my corny issues yet?

    corn on the cob seasoning in a copper bowl

    My husband makes fun of me. And I am sure you are thinking I am a looney toon too. Unless you are nodding your head in agreement and in that case, YAY team #cornathome! 

    Corn on the Cob Seasoning

    So while I love the traditional butter and seasoned salt on my corn on the cob, sometimes I’m looking for a little more flavor. That’s where this corn on the cob seasoning comes in.

    close up of seasoned corn on the cob

    All you need for this easy recipe is:

    • fine sea salt
    • white sugar
    • paprika
    • white pepper

    Mix all of your ingredients in a small bowl and, voila! You’ve got yourself a delicious way to upgrade your corn on the cob experience.

    Use It On All Your Corn!

    This easy corn on the cob seasoning recipe isn’t just for corn on the cob, it can be used on any form of corn. Actually, it can be used on basically any vegetable, even as a seasoning for chicken and fish!

    corn on the cob on a white dish with pulled pork sandwich

    You can even melt it into butter or sprinkle it on after, it is the perfect neutral corn seasoning. It also tastes great on bread, a great alternative to garlic bread. Also feel free to add Parmesan cheese! 

    While corn on the cob may be my favorite way to eat corn, there are also plenty of corn recipes that could utilize this corn on the cob seasoning.

    seasoned corn off the cob in a bowl

    More Ways To Cook Corn: 

    • Canned Corn – You can use canned corn in SO many ways! You can simply heat it up with some seasoning and serve it as a side, or use it to make any number or recipes.
    • Grilled Corn – Typically grilled corn is made as corn on the cob. It adds a smoky flavor and can be a great way to utilize the grill during summer.
    • Boiled Corn – This is the most traditional way to make corn on the cob, and in my opinion the best.
    • Baked Corn – When you bake corn, it’s typically in the fashion of either cornbread or some type of casserole. Both are delicious!
    • Frozen Corn – Frozen corn is as easily used as canned corn. Just another way of preserving it! I usually prefer the taste of frozen over canned.
    • Fresh Corn – Fresh corn is always my go to when possible. Especially at the end of summer, I could eat it every day!
    • Roasted Corn – Generally roasted corn means that you are roasting it in the oven. You can find a great recipe for this here.
    • Creamed Corn Creamed corn means that the corn kernels are less intact and, well, creamy. It tends to be a little soupier than regular canned corn, and is a popular southern side dish.
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    Reheating & Make Ahead

    Corn is best freshly cooked, but it also holds heat well. You can easily make it up to 30 minutes in advance and either let is sit in the boiled water or wrap in aluminum foil right off the grill to keep warm.

    Can corn on the cob be reheated? It sure can! Just boil a fresh pot of water. Once boiling, add the corn to the pot and cook until heated all the way through. This should only take a few minutes at the most.

    You could even cut the corn kernels off of the cob and reheat in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove. The choice is yours!

    How long to boil corn on the cob?

    You should boil your corn on the cob for about 10 minutes – 15 minutes, or until the kernels are bright yellow.

    Follow my easy instructions on how to boil corn.

    corn on the cob in boiling water

    What to boil corn on the cob with? If you haven’t already, check out my guide for How to Boil Corn on the Cob! I add salted butter and milk to the boiling water for an out of this world flavor! The corn doesn’t even need to be buttered afterwards!

    sprinkling corn seasoning on an ear of corn

    More corn recipes:

    Bacon Wrapped Cilantro Lime Grilled Corn
    Cilantro Lime Bacon Wrapped Corn is a zesty grilled corn side dish that is perfect for any summer BBQ or Mexican fiesta! A sweet & zesty flavor combination! #grilledcorn #baconwrappedcorn #mexicancorn
    Grilled Bacon Wrapped Cilantro Lime Corn is a zesty side dish for any summer BBQ or Mexican fiesta! Sweet and zesty, your family will love this recipe!

    Other great grilling recipes:

    Asian BBQ Steak
    Asian BBQ Steak marinade can be used on any cut of beef, combining traditional Asian flavors like soy sauce, honey, ginger, sesame and garlic. #steakmarinade #bbqsteak #beefrecipe
    Asian BBQ Steak marinade can be used on any cut of beef, combining traditional Asian flavors like soy sauce, honey, ginger, sesame and garlic. 
    Jerk Chicken Skewers
    close up of jerk chicken and vegetables
    Chicken marinated in a warm spice blend then skewered with red bell pepper, onion and pineapple chunks. Cook on the grill or oven.

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    Best Corn on the Cob Seasoning

    Corn recipes have never been more delicious than with this simple Corn on the Cob Seasoning! It's the best way to upgrade your summer corn.
    Prep Time3 mins
    Total Time3 mins
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: best corn on the cob, corn on the cob seasoning
    Servings: 1
    Calories: 12kcal



    • Combine fine sea salt, white sugar, smoked paprika and white pepper in a small bowl and blend well.
    • Use seasoning on your favorite corn recipe.
    • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!



    Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4652mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Iron: 0.2mg
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