Side Dishes

Grilled Corn with Herbed Bacon Butter

Topped with a flavorful herbed bacon butter and Parmesan cheese, this summer grilled corn recipe is the perfect barbecue side dish.

By Yankee Magazine

May 24 2022


Grilled Corn with Herbed Bacon Butter

Photo Credit : Adam Detour

Fresh herbs and crisp bacon elevate buttered, grilled corn to delicious new heights in this easy summer recipe.


10 servings


1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
1 small shallot, peeled
1/2 cup packed fresh herbs (basil, thyme, oregano, savory, chives, and/or cilantro)
4 strips cooked crisp bacon, crushed to fine crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
10 ears corn, any size, shucked
1/2 cup grated Parmesan


In a food processor or blender, pulse the butter and shallot until smooth. Add herbs and process until well incorporated but not puréed (you want to see little flecks of green). Add bacon crumbs and pulse to mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Prepare grill for medium-high direct heat (you should be able to hold your hand a few inches above the grate for 3 to 5 seconds), then place corn on grill and cover. Cook, turning regularly, until corn is tender and charred in spots, about 10 minutes. Serve slathered with butter and sprinkled with Parmesan.