Microwave Corn on the Cob in the Husk


Cooking corn in the husk in the microwave is easy. This is one of my favorite ways to fix corn on the cob, even when I have several to fix. Without the water from boiling, the corn stays nice and sweet. I hope this helps just one young cook learn how long to cook corn in the microwave.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 ear fresh corn in the husk


  1. Rinse corn in the husk under water briefly. Wrap with a paper towel and place on a microwave-safe plate.

  2. Cook corn in the microwave until hot and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the microwave and let rest for 2 minutes. Remove corn husk.


Cooking time is variable. I cook 1 large ear for 5 minutes in a 1000-watt oven. You will need to adjust the time if you have small ears of corn.

No need to remove the corn silk. When you take the husk off, the silk comes right along with it, and your corn is as clean as it can be. Because the corn is hot, I use a clean dish cloth to hold and remove the husk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

77 Calories
1g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 243mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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