How to cook corn on the cob #tips


I thought it would be fun to start my Tuesday Tips series again on the blog! It’s been awhile. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing quick and easy tips. Today I’ll be sharing a quick tip on how to cook corn on the cob. It may seem silly, but I remember thinking that the first time I bought corn when I was first married. It’s really easy and so so good!! One of my favorites is to grill corn, but sometimes it’s nice to have a quick meal too. There are hundreds of corn fields around my new home, so you better believe we have been enjoying lots of fresh, sweet corn! Nothing better in my book! ;)


How to cook corn on the cob the easy way

Tuesday tips


How to cook corn on the cob


  • Corn (husked)
  • 1 TB Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paper towl


1. Wet a paper towel and squeeze out excess water. Then wrap your paper towel around the corn and place on a microwavable plate. Cook in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and then remove paper towel. Butter all sides of the corn, then salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Notes: For grilled corn Grilled Corn:
Spread corn with butter, salt and pepper. Wrap in foil (shiny side in). Cook on the grill over low heat for 30 min. Flip half way. You can also take the foil off for the last 5 minutes to brown the corn.

How to cook corn on the cob in 5 minutes flat! #tips

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Vicki posted on September 18, 2013 at 5:32 am (#

    The way I do it is to leave corn in the husk and microwave for 3 min per ear. Then husk and enjoy.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm (#

      Thanks for the idea Vicki! :)

    • Arlene posted on July 15, 2015 at 4:35 pm (#

      We cook corn in the husk in the microwave too. It is so fast and easy and tastes good too. If you are watching calories and fats, it cooks beautifully and there is no need for butter. The taste is great.

  2. Becky posted on September 18, 2013 at 10:03 am (#

    I love using my microwave to make corn on the cob! I have a cookbook that suggested leaving it in the husk for the microwave. It works great and the silk comes right off when you husk it.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm (#

      Thanks for the tip Becky, I’ll have to try that next time…husking is always the worst part!

  3. Terri posted on September 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm (#

    That’s exactly what I was going to say, ladies! No more having to pick off all the hairs! cut off the bottom before husking and it’s even easier, but squish it out! ;) Will never do COCob any other way!

  4. KCB posted on January 14, 2014 at 7:03 pm (#

    What about frozen corn? Dry napkin and a minute longer? Experimenting…

    • Jamielyn posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:43 pm (#

      I’ve never tried frozen corn before, but I would think that would work! Let me know if you give it a try! :)

  5. N posted on April 24, 2014 at 3:48 am (#

    Hi. At what power setting did you put the microwave? Mine is 600 watts at max. If you put yours at a higher setting I could set a longer time to cook. Thanks

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:45 am (#

      Hi! I just cooked mine at 100% power. I tried looking at my watts and I could find my max, sorry!

  6. smiley henson posted on May 28, 2015 at 7:48 am (#

    you can also cook corn in a microwavable leave it in the hull cook 4 minutes per year take out of microwavable cut just a little off the big end and slide it out it woll be clean no silt are
    rember you have to cut the end off the big and slide the ear of corn out

  7. Bette Dellinger posted on June 7, 2015 at 8:21 am (#

    Love these recipes and tips!

  8. Polly posted on February 5, 2017 at 11:30 pm (#

    I can cook corn on the cob in the microwave less than 5 minutes, it takes me wetting the corn, wrapping the corn and cooking it all of 3 minutes.  It is very good.

  9. Michele posted on July 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm (#

    Is it 5 minutes per ear of corn?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm (#

      I usually do 2 for 5 minutes and then add a minute for each additional ear of corn! I wouldn’t recommend cooking more than 4 or 5 though. :)