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Air Fryer Corn On The Cob

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Are you a fan of corn on the cob? If so, you have got to try this air fryer corn on the cob recipe, it is such a yummy way to prepare it and makes a perfect side dish. It is buttery flavorful and oh-so-delicious. Another great way to use that air fryer.

And if you are looking for a super quick way to cook 1 or 2 ears of delicious corn, check out this microwave corn on the cob recipe. It is one of my favorite ways of cooking corn on the cob with no shucking and no pesky silks to deal with.

Let’s get started!


Ears of corn, butter, and other spices on a wooden cutting board.

In order to make air fryer corn on the cob you need just a few ingredients and equipment:

  • Corn – You can’t make corn on the cob without the corn. Pretty much any fresh corn still on the cob will work. You can buy the preshucked corn or corn that is still in its husks. I love using sweet corn.
  • Butter – The butter adds flavor and helps keep the seasonings to stick on the corn. Or you can use something like olive oil.
  • Salt – adds flavor
  • Pepper – an optional seasoning I always like to add.
  • Garlic Powder – I am a huge fan of garlic so I always add garlic powder. you can also mince up a clove or two of garlic to go in the butter.
  • Paprika – This will add a pop of red color and also give it a nice flavor.
  • Other spices include cayenne, chili powder, etc.
Two ears of air fryer corn on the cob on a white plate.


How to make corn on the cob in the air fryer

3 ears of corn still on the cob on a wooden cutting board.

Begin by prepping the corn. Rinse the corn first, then go about shucking them and removing as much of the silk as possible. I really am not a huge fan of shucking corn haha.

And when I really don’t feel like shucking corn I just do the microwave corn on the cob. No shucking required.

Butter and spices in a small bowl.

Then add the softened butter to a small bowl along with all of your spices. Now just mix those all together with a fork or spoon. You are left with a nice seasoned butter for the corn on the cob.

Basting the ears of corn with butter.

Next, take a basting brush and brush the butter all over each ear of corn. You can also wait and do this after they are cooked, but I like to do it beforehand.

2 ears of corn in an air fryer basket.

Use tongs to place the seasoned ears of corn in your air fryer basket in a single layer. Add the basket to the air fryer and then set the temp to 400F/205C. The size of your air fryer and the size of the corn will determine how many corn ears you can cook at a time.

Cook the corn for 10-12 minutes then remove it and roll it to the other side and then cook it again for about 10 minutes. It should only take around 20 total minutes to cook air fryer corn on the cob. Cooking time will vary depending on the air fryer you are using.

Once done air frying the corn you can use tongs to take them out of the air fryer and serve them. Be careful they will be hot.

Finished air fryer corn on the cob.

And just like that the air fryer corn on the cob is ready to be eaten. Super easy right? I like to add melted butter and salt and black pepper to it, and sometimes paprika too, the perfect corn. So yummy.

How long does corn on the cob last?

Before it is cooked it will last 3 to 7 days in the fridge. After that, you may begin to see mold growing and it should be thrown out. After it is cooked it definitely tastes best eaten right away, but you can keep leftover corn for another day or two in the fridge in an airtight container.

Air fryer corn on the cob pin for Pinterest

Here are other air fryer recipes and corn recipes you may like:

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Air Fryer Asparagus

Best Homemade Cornbread

Corn Tortillas

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Homemade Cornmeal

Corn Fritters

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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Learn how to cook corn on the cob in the air fyer.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Cooling Time5 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried, buttery, savory
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Matt Taylor



  • 2 to 4 ears of corn
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp of softened butter 28 to 42g
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • pinch of paprika


  • Rinse the corn on the cob then shuck it and remove all the silks.
  • Mix together the softened butter and the spices in a small bowl.
  • Baste the shucked ears of corn with the seasoned butter.
  • Add the corn to the air fryer basket. Set temp to 400F/205C. Cook for 10 minutes then pull the basket out and turn the ears of corn to the other side and then cook another 10 minutes.
  • Remove with tongs and allow them to cool for a few minutes, then serve. Enjoy!


NOTE: The list of nutritional facts is for 1 ear of corn. 
List of nutritional facts for air fryer corn on the cob
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Calories: 132kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    This air fryer corn on the cob recipe is so quick and very easy to make. I’ll always cook corn on the cob using recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    who knew that you could make corn on the cob in the air fryer and it be the best way to make it! thank you so much for changing my life and sharing this recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    I think this may be my new favorite way to make corn on the cob!! It was so quick and easy, and turned out amazing!! Thank you for the recipe.

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