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Microwaved Corn On The Cob

The Easiest Way to Microwave Corn on the Cob


1 ear of corn, husk on

*See notes below for cooking more than one ear of corn at the same time.


Rinse the corn, husk still intact, under running water and place in the microwave.

Cook for 4 minutes on high. Cooking times may vary depending on the microwave, so slightly peel back husk to check the kernels for doneness. If you desire softer kernels, or if your corn is large, cook longer using 30-second increments.

Use a kitchen towel or potholder to remove the corn from the microwave. Allow the corn to cool slightly and peel the husk. The corn silk and husk should peel easily. Enjoy!


Do I need to peel the corn?

No! Cooking the ear of corn in the microwave with the husk intact allows it to steam in its own husk.

Can I cook more than one ear of corn in the microwave at once?

Yes. Add two minutes to the cooking time for each additional ear, though do check it periodically to avoid overcooking: 6 minutes for 2 ears of corn; 8 minutes for 3 ears of corn, and so on!