Easiest Corn on the Cob


This proves something that I've known for years: no matter how great a kitchen technique is, unless you use it regularly, you'll forget about it. This technique for making corn on the cob works perfectly, and I hope you give it a try soon.

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


  • 1 ear fresh corn in the husk

  • 1 teaspoon butter, or more to taste

  • salt to taste


  1. Heat corn in the microwave until cooked through and tender, about 3 1/2 minutes.

  2. Hold the tapered end of the corn with a towel over a cutting board. Cut the bottom 1-inch off of the thick end of the cob. Squeeze tapered end of corn cob out of husk and silk.

  3. Spread butter over corn and season with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 244mg 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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