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

    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!

    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

    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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