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Microwave Corn on the Cob

How to cook corn on the cob in the microwave. The best way to cook corn on the cob. Corn steams perfectly in the microwave if you leave it in the husk.

Microwave corn on the Cob
Microwave corn on the cob.

To prepare corn cob to cook in the microwave, all you have to do is cut the leaves and any remaining stalk off the top and bottom of the cob. Leave the other leaves of the husk around the corn cob before placing in the microwave.

To cook corn on the cob in the microwave all it takes in 90 seconds on high. After it has finished cooking carefully remove it from the microwave (it will be piping hot!), and peel the leaves away from the corn cob. I usually use a clean dish towel to hold it while I do this as the corn cob will be very hot.

Corn on the Cob

Microwave Corn Cob

How to cook corn on the cob in the microwave. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 77kcal


  • 1 corn cob


  • Cut any long ends of the husk off the corn cob.
  • Place corn in microwave leaves and all. Cook for 90 seconds on high. 
    Corn in microwave
  • Remove corn from microwave and carefully remove the leaves (they will be very hot). 
  • Yes it really is that simple!


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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