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Microwave Corn On The Cob

The easiest way to cook delicious corn on the cob!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Western
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 77kcal


  • 4 ears corn


How To Microwave Corn on The Cob

  • Prepare the corn by removing the husks and silks.
  • Wrap each of the 4 pieces of corn with a damp paper towel and place on a microwave safe plate.
  • Microwave the corn on high for 3-6 minutes (3-4 minutes for 2 ears).
  • Allow to stand for a few minutes before removing the towels and serving.

How To Microwave Corn on The Cob in the Husk

  • Trim the tassels and remove the outermost layers of the husks.
  • Place 4 ears of corn on a microwave safe plate. Cook on high for 5-7 minutes.
  • Let stand for a few minutes to cool slightly, then remove corn from the microwave, carefully shuck, and serve.



  • For the best results, purchase fresh corn with plump kernels. 
  • Shuck the corn before or after microwaving, depending on your preferred way to cook corn.
  • Add 1-2 minutes to the cooking times for each additional ear of summer corn on the cob.  
  • Serve corn on the cob topped with butter, salt, and any of your favorite toppings. 
  • Use corn holders to enjoy mess-free hot corn on the cob.
  • Storage - keep leftovers inside the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Without toppings, there are 0 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.


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