This slow cooker corn on the cob recipe is the easiest way to make perfect, delicious corn. Just pop corn into your crockpot and free up your time, hands, and oven/grill for everything else.
Who doesn't love fresh corn? There are a million ways to make it and they are all delicious! Every gadget or contraption that cooks food can make it: oven, grill, microwave, or air-fryer - it's always yummy.
So, why use a crockpot?
Crockpot corn is also delicious! And - it has some advantages over the other cooking methods. They include:
- A cool kitchen. Cooking on hot days can be tough. Ovens and stovetops give off a lot of heat. Slow cookers don't heat up to the same level that other equipment does. Therefore, they don't radiate as much heat. Plus, the lid keeps all the heat inside.
- Portability. Place your corn in your slow cooker, and take that thing right outside. As long as you have a power source, you are good to go. I like to cook my corn right next to my BBQ. It stays hot and works perfectly in a buffet setting. It is also great if you are camping or picnicking!
- Quantity. An 8 quart slow cooker can make a lot of crock pot corn. Breaking cobs in half is an easy way to fit extra corn in (and have less waste). I can fit anywhere from 10 - 11 ears of corn in my 8-quart slow cooker this way. That is 20 - 22 servings!
- Timing. Using this corn on the cob recipe frees up your hands to make all the great "go with" dishes. Grilling, baking, broiling, and frying all require more attention than this set-it and forget-it dish. Perfect corn cooking time varies from 2 hours on high to 6 hours on low. You can choose the option based on the timing that best suits your needs. A delicious side dish without any extra effort.
Have I convinced you to try this yet? If not here is one last effort:
- Minimal clean-up. You can use a slow cooker liner and have almost nothing to clean at all. But, even if liners aren't your thing, this dish basically just requires a quick rinse of your slow cooker insert.
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To make amazing crockpot corn on the cob you will need:
- Corn (on the cob of course)
Remove husk and silk from your ears of corn. Rinse under cool water and use your hands to break each ear in half. Place corn in the bottom of the slow cooker and pour water over top.
Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low 4-6 hours depending on what works best for your schedule. Serve right from your crockpot and enjoy!
Cooked fresh, flavorful corn is a great side dish any time of year. Some feel that eating it plain is the best way. However, there are, of course, tons of amazing ways to flavor your sweet corn. Some great ones are:
- a stick of butter
- chili powder
- black pepper
- parmesan cheese
- red pepper flakes
- lime juice
- flavored butters
- finely chopped cilantro
- crumbled feta cheese
- cotija cheese
- garlic powder
- onion powder
Do you have a favorite way to serve fresh corn? Please share in the comment section below!
Serving summer corn at a cookout is a great way to use this easy side dish. Just add another slow cooker full of hot dog chili and you will please a lot of people! Mexican street corn is another favorite side dish.
Slow-cooker corn is not just for a summer meal, though. When fresh isn't available, frozen ears of corn can be purchased any time of year and work well with this delicious recipe. The end result may be a bit softer, but every bit as delicious! Some favorite recipes to serve with this perfect side dish are chili, brisket, and Italian roast.
Leftover corn is my favorite! It can be eaten hot or cold. You can use leftovers of this easy recipe in cold salads, warm soups or stews.
Leftovers should be stored in either an airtight container or plastic bag. If you prefer, you can wrap individual ears in either aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Your corn will stay fresh for 3-5 days in the refrigerator or up to a year in the freezer.
😉Hints & hacks
- Corn is pretty forgiving and cooking times can be extended a bit. You can also keep your corn on the warm setting after it if fully cooked.
- Slow cooker liners are an optional but helpful hack whenever using a crockpot. They allow you to cook with little to no cleanup. I like to buy mine in bulk for a better per-piece price.
- In the market for a new slow cooker? I love mine!
- Corn will be very hot when it is cooked. Tongs are the perfect way to safely remove it from your slow cooker.
- Corn holders are also a great help when eating this hot corn recipe.
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Slow Cooker Corn On The Cob
- measuring cup
- slow cooker liner optional
- 4-10 ears of corn cleaned and cut in half
- ¼ cup water
- remove husk and silk from each ear of corn4-10 ears of corn
- break ears of corn in half*4-10 ears of corn
- pour water over corn¼ cup water
- cover and cook for 2-3 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low
If you have tried this recipe, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below! 💗