Absolutely the Easiest Way to Cook Corn on the Cob

OK, so I know that corn isn’t a HUGE challenge to cook but remember the reoccurring theme here at Kids Activities Blog of good food ridiculously easy.  That is the way we roll.

So, this is my mother-in-law’s foolproof {she knows me} absolutely the easiest way to cook corn on the cob.  Ever.

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Basically there are six steps.

{Don’t be scared!  They are easy.  Absolutely easy.}

6 Steps to the Easiest Cooked Corn-on-the-Cob

1.  Get corn.

2.  Cut off the extra silk.

3.  Wash.

4.  Place in plastic bag {do not seal}.

5.  Put in microwave at full power for 4 minutes for one ear.

6.  Shuck the corn {under cool water if too hot to touch}.

Easiest way to cook corn EVER from Kids Activities Blog


The corn is easier to shuck after it has been cooked and the husk steams it nicely!

It is easy to make just one serving or a whole bunch.  I usually don’t put more than 4 ears of corn per plastic bag.  For 4 ears of corn I would start with 6 minutes in the microwave and then check them.  If they still were not done, then add another minute and 1/2.

A word of warning:  Don’t seal the bag.  It will explode.

If you are cooking a bunch of ears and then serving them to a group, you can keep them in the husks and have everyone shuck them at the table.  This will also keep them nice and warm until mealtime.


  1. This is a great way. Will definitely be doing this when we’re on vacation next month!

  2. My son loves corn on the cob, but there was always such fuss involved. I’m very excited to try this, it is a win, win for us both. Thank you for sharing this with the Less Laundry, More Linking party. I have been following your blog for a while, so nice to see you linked up.

  3. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Your recipe is wonderful, and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are staying cool on this hot summers day, enjoy your weekend!
    Miz Helen

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