Roasted Corn Ribs

These Roasted Corn Ribs are seriously delicious and super easy to make! Perfect for a BBQ or side dish to pretty much any dinner.

roasted corn ribs


Yep! You heard right. This trend became super popular on Tik Tok, and now I absolutely love making corn this way. I don’t know about you, but eating corn on the cob always seemed to get more stuck in my teeth than in my belly. However, cutting it down into “ribs” makes it taste like it’s on the cob, but without half of it left in your teeth! You can pretty much season it with any kind of seasoning and it will still turn out delicious and tender and ready to get in your belly.

roasted corn ribs

Ingredients + Equipment you’ll need

How to make Roasted Corn Ribs

Preheat oven to 400°F. Next, you need to prep the corn. I have found that cutting all the way through a corn cob is super difficult and a little dangerous, so I snap them in half first! It’s really easy to just bend and snap a corn cob in half. Then you can go ahead and slice through those lengthwise. I like them a little thinner so I normally slice them down into fourths. To do that, lay it flat on your cutting board and slice through the corn. Don’t try and do this with it standing upright.

After your corn is ready, simply toss everything into a ziplock bag and shake it up. This is the easiest way to get them coated, in my opinion. You can also just use a large bowl. Once the corn is evenly coated with the spices, lay them in an even layer on your baking sheet. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until as browned as you like. If you want the ribs to curl more, you will need to leave them in longer. Just keep an eye on them!

Tips for making Roasted Corn Ribs

Snapping the corn cobs in half before you slice them makes it so much easier and way less dangerous!

When slicing down the cob, make sure you have a flat side that is sturdy. If the cob is all wiggly it could potentially slip out from under your knife.

For a completely mess free experience, use a ziplock bag to shake up your corn and seasonings. Then make sure and put down some parchment paper for your corn!

You can use pretty much any combo of seasonings you’d like and it will turn out delicious. As long as the seasoning blend tastes good, you’re good! Try using ranch or Mexican seasoning.

plate of roasted corn ribs

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Roasted Corn Ribs

Roasted Corn Ribs are seriously delicious and super easy to make! Perfect for a BBQ or side dish to pretty much any dinner.
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ sides, corn, corn ribs, corn side, easy side, roasted corn, roasted corn ribs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Cost $3


  • baking sheet
  • ziplock bag


  • 4 corn cobs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Prep the corn- snap cobs in half, then slice lengthwise through cob. Slice again into quarters.
  • In a ziplock bag, or large bowl, mix corn, olive oil, and spices until evenly coated.
  • Place corn in a single layer on baking sheet and bake for 25-35 minutes, or until desired browning.


Add more or less seasoning to taste. Also try other seasonings like ranch packets or adding some cumin!
Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
be nice and stay weird -jenny

15 thoughts on “Roasted Corn Ribs”

  1. 5 stars
    Loved these corn ribs. The combo of the paprika and chili powder made them super on point and my kind of recipe. Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh wow, this is an exciting recipe. I never prepared corn like this. Looks delicious, and now I must make it. Thanks for sharing this lovely idea.

  3. 5 stars
    This was the first time I made corn ribs, and we loved them! The seasoning was perfect! I used leftovers in potato corn chowder the next day, so delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve never heard of corn ribs so I just had to give these a try. They were so delicious! Making them again for friends coming round for a board game night tonight!

    Katie xoxo

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