Oven-Roasted Chile Butter Corn

Oven-Roasted Chile Butter Corn
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 8 ears fresh sweet corn with husks

  • 1 recipe Chile Butter (see below)

  • Cornflakes

  • Green onions, and/or lime

Chile Butter

  • 2 limes

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place the corn, untrimmed and in the husks, directly on center oven rack. Bake for 45 minutes or until corn is tender.

  2. Peel back husks and remove silks. Spread 1 tablespoon Chile Butter over corn. Sprinkle with crushed corn flakes. Top with green onions and/or limes. Pass remaining Chile Butter.

Chile Butter

  1. Finely shred the peel from the limes and juice the limes. In a small bowl whisk together butter, and the lime peel and juice. Stir in ancho, chipotle and garlic. Transfer butter mixture to a serving bowl.

To grill

Try this for even more char and grilled flavor. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill the corn on a rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. A few minutes before serving, remove outer dark husks, peel back remaining husks and remove silks. Brush with 1 tablespoon of the Chile Butter.

To keep grilled corn warm, cover with foil and let stand up to 10 minutes. Store prepared Chile Butter, covered, in refrigerator up to 1 week. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving.

When shopping for corn look for corn with golden to brown silks and healthy green husks. Once you've got the kernels off, keep the cobs to add to soups and sauces for a bit of sweetness.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
8g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 8.8mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 272mg 6%
Folate, total 46.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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