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Skillet roasted corn kernels in a cast iron skillet with parsley and lime wedges.

Skillet Roasted Corn Kernels

Skillet Roasted Corn Kernels are going to be your family's new favorite zesty side dish! They're sweet, spicy, and oven roasted to give this corn the best char and flavor. All you need is 9 easy ingredients and 15 minutes to prep.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Diet Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 112kcal
Cost $10



  • 8 corn on the cob, corn cut off the cob (about 6 ½ cups)
  • 2 jalapeños, diced (about ¼ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • ½ a lime, juiced


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Add corn kernels and diced jalapeño to a large oven-safe skillet or baking dish.
  • Pour olive oil over top and season with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir to evenly coat corn in seasonings.
  • Roast in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender and lightly charred.
  • Top with fresh parsley or cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.


  1. For plain skillet roasted corn, leave out the seasonings and just simply use salt and pepper for flavor.
  2. Add cotija cheese or queso fresco for a creamy, cheesy addition.
  3. Use a large enough skillet! To get the best oven roast, you want the corn kernels spread out enough that most of the corn gets a nice char. It is okay that there is some overlap, but if it the corn kernels are roasted in too small of a vessel, there will not be much char flavor.


Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg