5 Ways to Make Corn on the Cob

Summer is practically here, which means it’s the best time of year for fresh, delicious produce, including one of our seasonal favorites: Corn on the cob. Whether you’re having a family barbeque or pulling together a quick weeknight meal, corn on the cob is a quick, easy – and versatile – side dish.

Just so you don’t get tired of eating it this summer, we’re sharing five different ways to prepare it, using the grill (two ways!), the oven, the stovetop, and the microwave.


1. Grilled Corn on the Cob (No Husks), from 101 Cooking for Two

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Summertime is for grilling, and this recipe couldn’t make the process any easier. Simply shuck your corn, coat the ears with vegetable oil, and place them directly on the grill! Get the recipe here.


2. Grilled Corn on the Cob (with Husks), from The Food Network

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Leaving the corn in the husks protects the kernels from direct heat. This recipe from The Food Network’s Bobby Flay has you fold back the husks, de-silk the corn, then soak it in a combination of water and salt. Then you pull the husks back down and place the corn directly on the grill. Whip up his Herb or BBQ butter to pump up the flavor, and you’re all set! Get the recipe here.


3. Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob, from The Slow Roasted Italian

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 Not a fan of the grill? You can roast enough corn on the cob for a crowd in just ten minutes with this method! Get the recipe here.


4. Boiled Corn on the Cob, from Taste of Home

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Boiled corn is classic and easy – and all you really need is a large pot! This recipe from Taste of Home gives you the step-by-step directions, as well as recipes for six different herb butters to spread on your cobs. Yum! Get the recipes here.


5. Microwaved Corn on the Cob, from Lovely Little Kitchen

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 Did you know that you can microwave corn on the cob? It works best when you use very fresh ears of corn. Just leave the husks on and pop three or four ears into the microwave at a time! Get the recipe here.


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Of course, we’ve got some tools to make your corn-eating experience even easier (pictured above). Check out our two corn de-silking brushes (here and here), our selection of corn holders (here, here, here, here, and here), and our corn trays, which make serving easy.

Do you have a go-to corn on the cob recipe? Share it on our Facebook page. Happy eating!