You’ll never make corn any other way after trying this Air Fryer Corn on the Cob recipe!  There’s no water to boil or hot grill to deal with, it only takes one ingredient, and it’s perfectly crisp and tender in about 8 minutes!

Air fryer corn on the cob piled on a white plate

Corn is one of my favorite summer ingredients hands down. In the past I’ve made grilled corn on the cob every week during the summer to either eat as-is or use in recipes like my Mexican corn salad, but now I’ve found an even easier way to prepare it.

This Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is nothing short of a revelation. The first time I tried it I felt like I hit the jackpot — the corn was ready in a fraction of the time and it was perfectly tender and crisp.

The air fryer has made my life so much easier, especially in the summer. It allows me to cook some of my favorite things like air fryer salmon and air fryer brussels sprouts without firing up a hot pan, oven or grill.

It’s one of the best purchases I’ve made, and I promise to share a lot more air fryer recipes with you!

Air fryer corn on the cob on a white plate with butter and parsley

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Air fryer corn on the cob is crisp and perfectly tender, and is ready to be eaten straight from the cob or used in your favorite corn recipes.
  • This is the easiest way to prepare corn on the cob! There’s no water to boil or hot grill to deal with, and it’s ready in 8 minutes.
  • You only need one ingredient for this recipe (corn!) — simply remove the husk and cook!
  • Fresh or frozen corn on the cob may be used.

Recipe ingredients

Corn is the only ingredient that you’ll need for this air fryer corn on the cob recipe. Fresh or frozen corn on the cob may be used.

Fresh corn on the cob before cooking

How to make corn on the cob in the air fryer

It’s so easy to make corn on the cob in the air fryer! There’s only one ingredient and it takes just 8 minutes to cook from fresh.

Pro tip: Shuck your corn in advance to make this recipe go even more quickly, or use pre-shucked or even frozen corn on the cob!

How to make corn on the cob in the air fryer collage
  1. Shuck the corn and remove the silks. Trim the ends and cut in half.
  2. Place the (4) cobs into the air fryer basket. Cook at 390 degrees for about 8 minutes, turning once after 4 minutes.
Corn on the cob in the air fryer

FAQs

What is the healthiest way to cook corn on the cob?

The healthiest ways to cook corn on the cob are boiling, air frying and grilling corn in the husk as no added fat is needed for plump, tender corn. That said, air frying is my method of choice as there’s no water to boil or a hot grill to deal with.

How do you know when corn on the cob is done?

Corn on the cob is done when the kernels appear plump and tender, and the color is a more intense yellow. If the kernels are shriveled and dry looking, the corn has been overcooked.

Can I use frozen corn on the cob in the air fryer?

Frozen corn on the cob may be used in the air fryer, but if it will take about 2 minutes longer to cook than fresh corn.

Recipe notes

  • The cooking time for air fryer corn on the cob depends on the size of the ears of corn.  Large takes about 8 minutes, and smaller takes about 5-6 minutes.
  • Pro tip: Shuck your corn in advance to make this recipe go even more quickly, or use pre-shucked or even frozen corn on the cob! Frozen corn will take an additional 2 minutes or so to cook.
  • Store leftover corn in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Serve immediately or cut the kernels from the cob and enjoy in your favorite corn recipes!
Air fryer corn on the cob on a serving plate with a linen alongside

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If you try this recipe I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and rating below, or tag me at @flavorthemoments on Instagram!

Air fryer corn on the cob piled on a white plate

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is crisp, tender and the easiest way to make corn on the cob! It takes just one ingredient and it's ready in about 8 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 2 ears corn

Instructions 

  • Shuck the corn and remove the silks. Trim the ends and cut in half.
  • Place the (4) cobs into the air fryer basket. Cook at 390 degrees for about 8 minutes, turning once after 4 minutes.
  • Serve immediately or cut the kernels from the cob and enjoy in your favorite corn recipes!

Notes

  • The cooking time for air fryer corn on the cob depends on the size of the ears of corn.  Large takes about 8 minutes, and smaller takes about 5-6 minutes.
  • Pro tip: Shuck your corn in advance to make this recipe go even more quickly, or use pre-shucked or even frozen corn on the cob! Frozen corn will take an additional 2 minutes or so to cook.
  • Store leftover corn in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 39kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 7mg, Potassium: 122mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 84IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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