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Corn on the cob on a white plate.

Corn on the Cob (4 Ways)

Few things are as wonderful as fresh corn on the cob on a beautiful summer night. Here are four different cook corn on the cob recipes, depending on what you have going on in the kitchen— all of them foolproof and completely delicious.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 ears
Calories 77kcal


  • 4 ears corn husked


To Make in the Instant Pot:

  • Remove the husks and silk from the corn.
  • Place the trivet in the bottom of your instant pot, and add the corn cobs with 1 cup of water.
  • Close the lid, make sure the valve is set on "sealing", and set it to cook for 2 minutes on high pressure.
  • It'll take about 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. Once the countdown has finished, do a quick pressure release.

To Make on the Grill:

  • Set half the burners of a gas grill to high heat. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil grilling grate.
  • Place corn directly over hot side of the grill and cook, rotating occasionally, until cooked through and charred in spots on all sides, about 8 minutes total.

To Make in the Microwave:

  • Wrap each ear of corn in damp paper towel.
  • Place ears on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes.

To Make on the Stovetop:

  • Fill a pot with water, and over medium heat, bring it to a boil.
  • Add corn to the water, and boil for 4 minutes.
  • Remove cobs from water immediately and serve.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg