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How to Microwave Corn on the Cob

How to Microwave Corn on the Cob

Learn the easiest way to make corn in the cob: right in the microwave! It comes out delicious and perfectly steamed and is completely foolproof! Give it a try!

corn on the cob with butter in a white casserole dish

We are super lucky to live right next door to one of our favorite farms. They have the most delicious corn on the cob!

This easy cooking hack is going to blow your mind! No more boiling pots of water to cook corn on the cob. Yup it’s true.

A friend told us about this hack years ago and it is now our tried and true method of making corn on the cob. It’s so simple! You are basically steaming in the corn in the microwave right in it’s own husk.

How to microwave corn on the cob

Don’t forget to scroll down to get the full, printable recipe!

You will need:

  • Corn on the cob, still in the husk.
  • Salt, pepper
  • Butter
  1. Trim the edges off of the husk of the corn.
  2. Put the corn on the cob in the microwave.
  3. Microwave for 4 minutes.
  4. Take the corn on the cob out. Let it sit for a few minutes so you can handle it.
  5. Shuck the corn out of the husk.
  6. Butter the corn on the cob, sprinkle with salt and pepper and any of your favorite corn on the cob toppings!

Now of course, if you are making a whole lot of corn on the cob, this may not be the quickest way. But, I usually will make the corn in the microwave while I am cooking dinner and by the time my meal is done, the corn is done as well.

My husband LOVES corn on the cob with old bay seasoning.

Corn on the Cob with butter and old bay seasoning in white casserole dish

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How to Microwave Corn on the Cob

How to Microwave Corn on the Cob

Yield: 1 corn on the cob
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Learn the easiest way to make corn in the cob: right in the microwave! It comes out delicious and perfectly steamed and is completely foolproof! Give it a try!

Ingredients

  • Corn on the cob, still in the husk. 

  • Salt, pepper 

  • Butter

Instructions

    1. Trim the edges off of the husk of the corn.
    2. Put the corn on the cob in the microwave.
    3. Microwave for 4 minutes.
    4. Take the corn on the cob out. Let it sit for a few minutes so you can handle it.
    5. Shuck the corn out of the husk.
    6. Butter the corn on the cob, sprinkle with salt and pepper and any of your favorite corn on the cob toppings!
    7. Continue for all of the corn on the cob!

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