How to cook corn on the cob


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! ;)


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How to cook corn on the cob #tips

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

This a great way to make corn on the cob! Here are some awesome tips to make the best corn ever!



  • Corn husked
  • 1 tablespoon 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!

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
How to cook corn on the cob #tips
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.

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

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Thanks for reading! Come back soon. :)

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

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”

  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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