Herb Roasted Corn with Hot Honey Butter

Herb roasted corn charred on the cast iron slathered in chile infused honey butter – aka the only side dish your dinner party will ever need again.

herb roasted corn

This corn is your perfect summer BBQ side dish!  It is nice and light, pairs perfectly with any grilled protein, and is a perfect combo of sweet and spicy.  You can put your cast iron right on the grill, or make this on the oven to leave extra room for everything you’ll already be cooking outside.  It’s up to you!

If you need more side dishes to round out your party, check out my honey lime summer salad, my cabbage slaw with horseradish maple dressing, and my strawberry basil salad dressing to put on all your greens!

And we all know no great BBQ ends without a dessert – try my no bake fruit tart or make a big batch of my single serve spiced peach crisp to end your day on a sweet note.

charred corn

Let’s Make some Herb Roasted Corn!

This side dish recipe could not be easier!  All you need is a couple ears of corn on the cob, some herbs and spices, butter, and honey.

You also need a cast iron.  If you do not have one yet then RUN to the store, or just go to Amazon, and get one now.  I absolutely love my cast iron.  It is great for veggies, chicken, skillet cookies and this recipe!  It makes a great char on food and actually helps you get more iron in your diet (of which most women are deficient).  This is the cast iron skillet I use.

And then you need oil.  A lot of people cook with sprays like Pam and I HIGHLY recommend you stop this habit.  Products like that are made with refined oils that are the bad kinds of fat that you do not want in your diet.  So then a lot of people turn to olive oil.  A great option in theory, but not when you are cooking at high temps.  Olive oil has a low smoke point which means the fats turn rancid and then are less than great for you too.  So what do I recommend? Avocado oil.  It has one of the highest smoke points (could also go with coconut oil or ghee), and it is easy to use!  There are companies that make spray bottles of it nowadays like this one, but if you want to be a little more economical just buy a big regular bottle and get yourself a misto.  I love mine!

After those two things are taken care of, this is easy peasy.  Just get your corn all herbed up, cook on the cast iron, and then slather in butter!

When making the butter you’ll want it to be at room temperature so that you are able to whisk it with the hot honey.  I mention in the notes below, but that honey is pretty spicy! So start small and improvise with some regular honey if you need.  But 1.5 teaspoons of honey to 1.5 tablespoons of butter is a good ratio to stick with.

This is a great recipe for date night, or just double or triple if serving for a crowd!

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herb charred corn

Herb Roasted Corn with Hot Honey Butter

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Gluten Free, Vegan Option

Herb roasted corn charred on the cast iron slathered in chile infused honey butter – aka the only side dish your dinner party will ever need again.




  • 2 ears of corn on the cobb
  • Paprika to taste
  • Oregano to taste
  • Rosemary to taste

Hot Honey Butter:


  1. Spray a cast iron skillet with avocado oil, let it heat up over medium heat.
  2. Spray corn with oil, sprinkle desired amount of herbs and spices on them, then place on the skillet.
  3. Cook on each side until charred, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. While corn is cooking, make hot honey butter by whisking together butter and honey until combined.
  5. Serve corn with honey butter on top.


The honey I linked to in the recipe is delicious, and my favorite – I definitely recommend, but it’s hot!  If you don’t love spicy, start by adding the hot honey 1/2 tsp at a time, and tasting.  When you get to your desired level of heat, just add the rest as regular honey

Your butter should be room temperature to enable easy whisking.  You can use a fork if you find that easier than a whisk

Pasture raised butter is my preferred choice, but any will work. Salted/unsalted is also based on preference.

Vegan Option – make with vegan butter and sweeten with maple syrup (can also add cayenne for the spics) or leave off butter addition

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ear of corn

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