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Buttery Horseradish Corn on the Cob

For a July Fourth barbecue, I whipped up a butter and horseradish topping for grilled corn. People actually formed a line to get seconds. —Trish Loewen, Bakersfield, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 12 medium ears sweet corn, husks removed


  • In a small bowl, mix the first eight ingredients until blended; spread over corn. Wrap each with a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 14 in. square), sealing tightly.
  • Grill corn, covered, over medium heat until tender, turning occasionally, 15-20 minutes. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.
Nutrition Facts
1 ear of corn: 203 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 732mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Jan 14, 2021

    Corn had a bit of tang but not overly powerful.

  • cynandtom
    Jul 24, 2020

    Love this mixture on the corn. I left out the vinegar. A definite keeper!

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Jun 8, 2018

    I used creamed horseradish sauce instead of prepared horseradish. What a wonderful ear of grilled corn.

  • Jellybug
    Aug 11, 2016

    Made this for a get together with friends and family, along with pull pork sliders and potato salad. and everyone raved about the corn. Delicious was the word of the day!

  • danielleylee
    Sep 7, 2015

    I made this for a labor day party yesterday and it turned out really good. You get the kick of the horseradish after. We also added it to the jalape?o corn bread I made. I doubled the recipe so I can also try it on other things as well like toolbarco suggested.

  • toolbarsco
    Jun 27, 2015

    Talk about a versatile recipe! The corn on the cob version was absolutely delicious but I agree with others that using the "sauce" in a variety of other recipes is awesome. Pasta, chicken, beef, vegetables--the sauce would pair well with any of these. I look forward to playing with this one!!

  • Beema
    Jun 24, 2015

    I made the full recipe for the buttery horseradish topping, even tho I was making only two ears of corn, not on the grill , but in the oven. I wrapped both ears in the same foil packet, baked in a 375? oven for 15 minutes, turning twice, and loved the results. I used the remaining topping for another totally different dish, chicken and pasta, and was amazed at how good that was, too. Hats off to Trish for a wonderful recipe.

  • C1PNR
    Jun 16, 2015

    Only difference for me is to melt the butter and shake salt and pepper over the buttered corn.

  • veggiemama
    Jun 11, 2015

    My husband and I really liked this!

  • ahmom
    May 26, 2015

    EXCELLENT when mixed with ground beef, formed into hamburgers!good on corn!