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5 from 13 votes

Microwave Corn On The Cob

Do you want a hassle free way of cooking corn on the cob? Tried of shucking and having the silks get everywhere? Try microwave corn on the cob, it is a great way to cook corn. It is perfect too if you only want to cook a few ears. Let's get started!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time3 mins
Cooling time2 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, quick, vegan, vegetables
Servings: 1 Ear
Calories: 132kcal


  • sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • microwave


  • Corn in the husks washed
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • First we will place the washed corn in it's husk in the microwave, then we will cook it on high for 3 minutes. (adjust time for more ears, 5 1/2 minutes for 2, 8 1/2 for 3) The time will also vary depending on the wattage of your microwave.
  • Now all we need to do is remove the corn with an oven mitt. It will be really hot. Place it on a cutting board.
  • Now using a sharp knife cut off the end of the corn, then pinch and push the corn out of the husk, leaving all the silks behind! You can also hold it upright and let gravity do its thing while wiggling the husk. If it is cool enough you can just grab it and pull it out. Tongs can work as well but be careful you don't damage the kernels. You may get one or two silks, but that is not bad, pick those off. Super easy!! Then put whatever toppings you want on it. Butter, salt, and pepper, are the classics.


Note the nutritional facts will vary a little depending on the size of the ear of corn and how much butter, salt, etc you put on it. :) 
nutritional facts for corn on the cob