Fast and Easy Corn on the Cob

Updated on December 24, 2019
VVanNess profile image

Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, educator, and blogger at Healthy at Home. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

Fast and Easy Corn on the Cob
Fast and Easy Corn on the Cob

We love corn at our house. When corn is in season and I can get it from our local healthy grocery, Sprouts, for 10 for $1, I usually stock up so I can preserve a bunch by canning it. But it goes fast, so until then I grab it fresh whenever I get the opportunity.

There are probably some pretty firm rules somewhere that define when it's okay to eat corn on the cob. Like, it's probably safe to serve with bbq, or when you're having a backyard cookout, but I think we break all the rules over here. Tonight I served it with lasagna. I know! It doesn't go with lasagna.

But it did! We take advantage of any excuse for corn on the cob. And what's even better than my toddler killing an entire cob all by himself in a matter of minutes is how fast and easy it is to make. 4 minutes! That's right. I can pop these babies husk all into the microwave and have corn on the cob for everyone quicker than you'd expect. Check it out for yourself!

Fast and Easy Corn on the Cob
Fast and Easy Corn on the Cob
5 stars from 1 rating of Fast and Easy Corn on the Cob

Cook Time

Cook time: 4 min
Ready in: 4 min
Yields: 1 corn on the cob


  • 1 Corn on the cob


  1. This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or whatever. Just tack on 4 minutes for each additional corn on the cob you want to make.
  2. Start by pulling off just a few off the outside dirty pieces of the husk, but leave most of it intact.
  3. Pop your corn on the cob into the microwave. Yes, husk and all.
  4. Microwave for 4 minutes (per cob).
  5. That means 8 minutes for 2 cobs, 12 minutes for 3 cobs, and 20 minutes for 5 cobs.
  6. Let cool a bit because it will be hot.
  7. With a sharp knife, chop off the bottom just above the end of the corn cob.
  8. The rest of the husk should just slide off the end if gripped and pulled.
  9. Serve with tons of butter. Yum!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 9
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 19 g6%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 3 g6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

This method is so easy, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to have fresh, juicy corn on the cob anytime you'd like; even with lasagna. The trick though is finding the good stuff at the right places.

Fresh corn isn't good anywhere. I've bought pounds of sweet corn before from road side markets and Mexican markets only to end up with feed corn. Yes, there's a difference. Feed corn is grown strictly for feeding animals and sweet corn is for grocery stores. Feed corn doesn't taste good at all as it has relatively no flavor but it's cheap.

Unfortunately, I think this is why some people sell it as sweet corn, but you instantly know the difference. If you need to, ask to taste it. Sweet corn should taste good without needing to be cooked. Seriously! But buy the right stuff and you can put heaven on your dinner plate and smother it in butter. I hope this helps you to enjoy corn on the cob more often.

Questions & Answers

    © 2018 Victoria Van Ness


      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      No comments yet.


      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

      Show Details
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)