BBQ Bacon Oven Roasted Corn

4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

BBQ Bacon Oven Roasted Corn on the cob is a crispy, delicious sweet and savory side dish to take to your next BBQ that will blow your guests away and it’s so easy! 

I’m not lying when I say that bacon makes everything better. From Bacon Wrapped Hot DogBacon Wrapped Pork Medallions and Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders to Green Beans, there is nothing that isn’t enhanced by bacon, the candy of meats.

BBQ Corn with Bacon and BBQ SeasoningsBBQ BACON OVEN ROASTED CORN

If you’re headed to a summer BBQ and are wondering what side dish to bring, you should definitely try out this recipe. The crispy bacon seals moisture into the ears of corn and the BBQ dry rub gives it a rich, summery flavor that you don’t need gallons of butter to get.

With that in mind, you should try out my recipe for bacon wrapped corn on the cob at your next summer party.

Bacon goes all the way back to China in 1500 B.C.E. and it’s been a favorite for dozens of cultures ever since. Adding bacon to corn came from the much more modern American take on BBQ, and since its invention it has been a favorite of tailgate parties and summer get-togethers.

Important Note: When making this recipe, use standard bacon.

  • Don’t use center cut, thin cut, thick cut or anything other than regular bacon.
  • I used Hormel, but any “regular” cut bacon will work.
  • Using thick cut bacon won’t “stick” around the corn.
  • Using thin cut will be too thin and see through by the time it finishes cooking.
  • Center cut isn’t long enough of a cut of bacon.

HOW TO MAKE BBQ Bacon Oven Roasted Corn

  • Wrap each ear of corn with two slices of bacon.
  • Make sure that the bacon is wrapped tightly enough to not fall off, but you don’t have to go nuts.
  • Sprinkle the BBQ dry rub onto the the corn and wrap each ear with aluminum foil.
  • Set the corn in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Put the sheet into the oven and roast for about 20 minutes.
  • Then remove the aluminum foil and roast until the bacon is crispy.

BBQ Bacon Oven Roasted Corn


  • Jalapeño: add a row of jalapeño slices onto the corn when you bake it to infuse it with flavor, or add them afterwards to keep the pepper hot.
  • Spices: try adding some black pepper, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, chili powder, brown sugar or paprika to the corn before wrapping it in bacon and baking it to give it a bolder, heartier taste.

BBQ Oven Roasted Corn with Bacon in pan with foil


  • Slow Cooker BBQ Ribsyou haven’t tasted ribs like these ones before. Not only are they tender and loaded with flavor, they are so easy to make you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with a grill. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and set up the slow cooker while you go live your life. Dinner will be finished and waiting for you when you get back.
  • Grilled Pork Tenderlointhis is the perfect way to cook pork, especially if you’re grilling on the barbecue. It turns out rich and juicy and doesn’t try out the way that a lot of meats do over an open flame. This recipe also goes with just about everything so you you’re set for the next potluck or BBQ you go to.
  • Pulled PorkNothing screams summer more than pulled pork (which is also made in the oven!).

More easy summer side dishes:

How to Store BBQ Bacon Oven Roasted Corn:

  • Serve: you shouldn’t leave your bacon wrapped corn on the cob out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours.
  • Store: your leftovers should be good for about 3 days in the fridge.
  • Freeze: you can freeze cooked bacon for up to 4 months. I would recommend heating up your leftovers and enjoying them well before then to get the best flavor.

Bacon Safe Cooking Temperatures:

The USDA’s official website says that bacon is safe to eat when it reaches 145 degrees F (62.7 degrees C.)

Two bacon wrapped corn on the cobs

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BBQ Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob

Bacon wrapped corn on the cob is a crispy, delicious appetizer or side dish to take to your next BBQ.
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 4 ears corn
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 tablespoons BBQ seasoning rub


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Wrap each ear of corn with two slices of bacon.
  • Sprinkle one tablespoon of seasoning over each piece of corn.
  • Wrap each ear with a 12x12 sheet of foil.
  • Roast for 18-20 minutes, unwrap then roast an additional 5 minutes until bacon is crisp.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 5.9mg

BBQ seasoned bacon wrapped corn on the Cobb

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. It says to apply the BBQ rub after the bacon wrap. Wouldn’t it be easier to apply the rub before the bacon wrapping?

  2. Another great recipe for the oven! Flavors balanced perfectly together and was a great side dish with dinner tonight!

  3. Hi Sabrina this looks delicious, do you think it could be done on the grill instead of the oven? It gets so hot inside these days that we try to cook outdoors as often as possible. Either way I want to try this ASAP and even though we haven’t tried it I’m going to rate it 5 star because I have no doubt it will taste even better than it looks.