How to cook corn on the cob in the microwave

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How to cook corn on the cob in the microwave – So easy and super delicious! Making microwave corn on the cob will become one of your favorite ways to cook corn when you’re in a pinch!

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Microwave corn on the cob

Now that summer is here, we’ve been eating lots of corn on the cob. It’s fresh, easy and my kids love it! I thought I would share a quick tip on how to cook corn on the cob in the microwave. It may seem silly, but I remember wondering how to cook corn on the cob the first time I bought it 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. Making microwave corn on the cob is such a time saver and is SO simple. This will become one of your favorite ways to cook corn on the cob when you’re in a pinch!

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Making microwave corn on the cob is so simple and takes only 5 minutes! Just follow these simple instructions to get started. Scroll down for the printable corn on the cob recipe below.

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

How to cook corn on the cob in the microwave

Quick tips about this corn on the cob

  • If you’d like to grill the corn on the cob instead, simply wrap the corn in foil and cook for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • You can also boil or steam the corn on the cob as well.
  • Want to experiment with how to season the microwave corn on the cob? Try making a Mexican version by adding butter, chili powder, lime juice, cilantro and cotija cheese. Or try spreading on some pesto and sprinkling with parmesan cheese. Yum!
  • Corn on the cob can sometimes be difficult to eat. We like to use corn holders to make it a little easier. Sometimes we even cut the corn off the cob with a corn scraper and just eat with a fork.
  • Rather add this microwave corn on the cob to a salad, dip or tacos? Try these delicious recipes: Mexican salad with chipotle dressing, Southwest quinoa salad, Black bean and corn salsa or Slow cooker chicken taco bowls.

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How to cook corn on the cob in the microwave

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to cook corn on the cob, microwave corn on the cob
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

How to cook corn on the cob in the microwave - So easy and super delicious! Making microwave corn on the cob will become one of your favorite ways to cook corn when you're in a pinch!

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Ingredients

  • 1 corn on the cob (husked)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paper towl

Instructions

  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!

Recipe Notes

For grilled corn: Simply wrap the corn on the cob in foil and cook for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
How to cook corn on the cob in the microwave
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Vitamin A 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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15 comments on “How to cook corn on the cob in the microwave”

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

  2. 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.

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

  5. 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

  6. 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 Reply

    Love these recipes and tips!

  8. 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. Is it 5 minutes per ear of corn?

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