The Best Corn on the Cob Recipe

In this article you will find the best corn on the cob recipe you’ve ever tasted. Plus 5 ways to cook it!

If you’re looking for corn on the cob grill recipes, corn on the cob in the microwave. Or even Instant Pot corn on the cob recipes, we have them all!

The best corn on the cob recipe

There are several different ways to make a cob of corn. In this article I will discuss corn on the cob how to cook 5 ways.

I’ll show you how to make this delicious, low calorie corn on the cob recipe on the grill, in the oven, boiled, in the microwave, and even in the Instant Pot!

Not only is this the best corn on the cob, you can make it 5 different ways!

The Best Corn on the Cob Recipe

In this article you will find the best recipes with corn on the cob. This way you can make your cob corn recipe on the BBQ, in the Instant Pot… And everywhere in between.

These recipes for corn on the cob are all low in calories and easy to make.

The best corn on the cob recipe

No matter which recipe corn on the cob you choose. All of these corn on the cob recipes are a great way to take advantage of sweet summer corn!

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  • How to Make Corn on the Cob on the Grill
  • How to Make Corn on the Cob in the Microwave
  • How to Make Corn on the Cob Boiled
  • How to Make Corn on the Cob Instant Pot
  • How to Make Corn on the Cob in the Oven
  • The Best Corn on the Cob Recipe (printable card!)
  • Corn on the Cob Calories and Nutrition

In the next sections you will find corn on the cob how to cook methods like grilled corn on the cob how to make it perfect every time.

And corn on the cob how long to boil so it’s the best you’ve ever had.

In the next sections you will find out how cook corn on the cob 5 ways… Instant Pot, boiled, in the oven, on the grill and in the microwave.

How to Make Corn on the Cob 5 Ways

In each of the sections below you will find how long to cook corn on the cob boil, microwave, Instant Pot, oven and on the grill.

Below that you will find the best ever corn on the cob recipe, and I have attached the 5 methods of cooking corn on the cob in the printable recipe card.

So before we jump to the neat little recipe card… I will discuss how to cook this recipe for corn on the cob 5 different ways.

My favorite way to make this recipe is to make the corn on the cob on the grill. Though I do not want to skip over the easy and efficiency you get when making corn on the cob in the microwave, or boiled on the stove top.

In the next section I will show you how to grill corn on the cob. Once you learn my method of how grill corn cob you’ll want to BBQ corn all summer long!

In the next section I will show you how to make corn on the cob on the grill…

1. How to Make Corn on the Cob on the Grill

If you’re looking for how to grill corn on the cob, this section will give you the best temperature. The best time and methods of how to grill cob corn on grill.

So, how do grill corn on the cob? Let’s get to it so you can start grilling corn on the cob right away…

The best corn on the cob recipe

Directions on to make corn on the cob grill:

  1. Preheat grill on high and heat for 10 minutes. 
  2. Add shucked corn and cook, turning often, until charred all over, about 10 minutes.
  3. Continue with the corn cob grill recipe below in the printable card.

If you are looking for more ways to cook and not just how grill corn on the cob, keep scrolling… There are 4 more methods and a printable recipe card!

2. How to Make Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

Making corn cob in microwave is the fastest method, though some argue cooking in the microwave is unhealthy… Regardless of opinions on good or bad. I though it important to share how to cook corn on the cob in the microwave as it’s easy and fast.

In this section I will share my cob of corn in microwave directions and times. Below in the recipe card you will find all of the 5 corn on the cob how long to cook directions and the best corn cob recipe.

How to Microwave Corn on the Cob:

  1. Wrap the each ear of corn in a moist paper towel, and place on a microwave safe plate.
  2. Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes. Carefully remove paper towel and follow the corn cob microwave directions below in the printable card.

It’s easy to microwave corn on a cob… It’s also easy to boil corn on the cob! And I will show you how long boiling corn on the cob is needed for the perfect recipe.

3. How to Make Corn on the Cob Boiled

In my mind, there are two main ways to corn on the cob recipes. Grilled corn on the cob and boiled corn on the cob.

Of course there are more ways to make corn. But for the sake of grilling vs. boiling corn on the cob it comes down to char.

The char you get when grilling corn on the cob will add both taste and texture. But if you’re looking for a more “pure” corn flavor, you can’t beat boiling corn on the cob!

The best corn on the cob recipe

If you’re looking for boiling corn on the cob how long and directions, this corn cob boil section will help you make the best corn on the cob boiled recipe you have ever tasted!

How to Boil Corn on the Cob:

  1. Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add the shucked corn on the cob. 
  3. Cover and return to a boil for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Remove the corn on the cob from the hot water with thongs. Continue with the boiled corn cob directions in the printable card below. 

I learned how to boil corn on the cob at a very young age. It’s a fun “watching” cooking activity for youngsters, and good starter recipe for teens.

Now that you have information on boiling corn on the cob and how long. I can show you how to make Instant Pot corn on the cob…

4. How to Make Corn on the Cob Instant Pot

Making Instant Pot corn on the cob will have a similar flavor to boiling corn on the cob… However it’s made in 1/2 the time!

I have a best selling Instant Pot cookbook. Plus I’ve cooked several times in the Instant Pot with Rachael Ray. I’ve even shown Bob Harper of the Biggest Loser how to use an Instant Pot! (Not kidding, the video is below!)

So you can say I know a thing about cooking in the electronic pressure cooker. And this Instant Pot corn on the cob is the best you will ever make!

Corn on the Cob Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Add 1 cup of cold water and trivet in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add ears of corn on the cob. 
  3. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 1 – 2 minutes.
  4. Quick Release and follow the corn cob recipes directions in the sharable card below.

Ok, for my Instant Pot people… Here’s a video of me showing Bob Harper of the Biggest Loser how to use an Instant Pot. He was scared, it was cute and a little funny (sorry Bob!)

5. How to Make Corn on the Cob in Oven Recipe

Making corn on the cob in the oven is a great way to make a lot of corn, easily. Roasting corn on the cob is great for meal prepping or large gatherings.

When you make your corn on the cob baked, you get a consistent char, and less flipping than you get with grilled corn on the cob. And don’t get me wrong, I LOVE grilled corn on the cob and you can find that recipe below also!

The best corn on the cob recipe

This oven corn on the cob bake recipe is great if you want to butter and salt. Or season your corn on the cob with your favorite spice blend. Since you wrap each corn on the cob in oven, you can even make several flavors!

Cooking Corn on the Cob Oven Baked:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Top each hulled cob of corn with butter and salt, or desired seasoning and wrap individually in aluminum foil.
  3. Place foil-wrapped corn cobs on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake until soft, 20-25 minutes, turning once halfway through cook time.
  5. Remove corn from foil and continue with the corn cob in oven directions in the sharable card below.

Making corn on the cob in oven is easy and delicious. Making this corn cob oven recipe will help infuse the corn with butter and salt. Or whatever seasoning you choose to top your corn cob recipes with.

The Best Corn on the Cob Recipe

All of the directions for the corn on the cob recipe above, have been worked into the sharable recipe card.

No matter how you choose to cook your corn on the cob… Microwaved corn on the cob or grilled corn on the cob. Boiled corn on the cob or Instant Pot corn on the cob. Even roasted corn on the cob, all of the directions are below. Plus the best corn on the cob recipe you have ever tasted!

The best corn on the cob recipe

The Best Corn on the Cob Recipe

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The best corn on the cob recipe, made 5 different ways!
How to cook corn on the cob on the Grill, in the Microwave, Boiled, in the Oven and even in the Instant Pot!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 166 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot (optional)

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ears of corn hulled and cleaned
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions
 

Grilled Corn on the Cob:

  • Preheat grill on high and heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add shucked corn and cook, turning often, until charred all over, about 10 minutes.

Microwaved Corn on the Cob:

  • Wrap the each ear of corn in a moist paper towel, and place on a microwave safe plate.
  • Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes. Carefully remove paper towel.

Boiled Corn on the Cob:

  • Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil over medium heat.
  • Add the shucked corn on the cob.
  • Cover and return to a boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove the corn on the cob from the hot water with thongs.

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob:

  • Add 1 cup of cold water and trivet in the Instant Pot.
  • Add ears of corn to the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Quick Release and serve.

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Top each hulled cob of corn with butter and salt, or desired seasoning and wrap individually in aluminum foil.
  • Place foil-wrapped corn cobs on a baking sheet.
  • Bake until soft, 20-25 minutes, turning once halfway through cook time.
  • Remove corn from foil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ear of cornCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 5.6gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 631mgPotassium: 417mgFiber: 4.2gSugar: 5gCalcium: 1mgIron: 4mg
Keyword corn, grill, Instant Pot
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In the next section I will share calories for corn on the cob, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Corn on the Cob Calories and Nutrition

The calories in corn on the cob are 132 calories, without any butter or seasoning.

I love butter, and you only need a tiny bit to infuse your corn with flavor. So I keep my cob corn calories low by only using 1 teaspoon.

Tips Cut Calories for Corn on the Cob:

  1. Cut the corn cobs in half, then you’ll only have eaten 83 calories.
  2. Lower corn on the cob calories by eliminating butter, and making them the oven method. Sprinkle on your favorite spice blend instead of salt and you won’t even miss the butter!
  3. Serve your corn on the cob with a salad instead of a bread carb.

Here are the cob of corn calories and nutrition for the Best Corn on the Cob Recipe above:

Final Thoughts on Making the Best Corn on the Cob Recipes

Now that you have 5 new ways to make corn on the cob, you can enjoy all the lovely sweet summer corn available at the store seasonally…

Did you know you can also get corn on the cob, frozen?!

When farms freeze vegetables, they flash freeze them. This helps keep them pretty, but also helps to lock in flavor and nutrition! So you can make this corn recipe any time of the year!

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