Make life a whole lot easier with Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob! While your corn cooks perfectly, you can be free to make more amazing food!
Sweet pops of delicious corn, covered in butter and salt or your other favorite toppings, have never tasted better than when you can toss it in the slow cooker and just let it cook! Fresh corn cobs, a bit of water and your slow cooker are all you need to make everyone’s favorite corn that complements just about any dinner.
Sweet Corn Rewards
I love any kind of time-saver, especially when it comes to food and slow cookers are simply magical appliances that I know most of us can’t live without. When I have big plans for dinner or for a fun potluck, I know that I’m going to have to cut some corners to get everything done. Still, I also know I don’t have to sacrifice amazing corn on the cob since I can have that going in the slow cooker while I prepare everything else. Little effort and big reward? Yes, please! No one should have to go without sweet, buttery corn, not on my watch!
Other Recipes to Serve with Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob
- One main dish you can’t live without when making corn on the cob is Grilled Ribeye Steak! Gilling these babies to perfection is so easy when you don’t have to pay attention to other things.
- If you have a few leftover corn on the cob you can turn it into a whole new dish with Parmesan Cilantro Corn– it’s dynamite!
Veggies: You will need 8 fresh cobs of corn and these can be with or without the husks on.
Water: Fill the slow cooker with a small amount of water to steam the corn and prevent burning.
How to Make Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob
STEP ONE: If you purchased corn with the husks on, peel the husks off completely and remove all of the corn silk. Place all of the corn in the slow cooker with 1/2 cup of water and cover. Cook the corn on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 6-8 hours.
STEP TWO: Remove the corn from the slow cooker with tongs and season with butter, salt &, pepper, or your favorite corn toppings.
Tips for Success
- The times listed for cooking are general so if you know your slow cooker cooks slower or faster, then follow the instructions according to your slow cooker.
- Is your slow cooker a little small for all of those ears of corn? No problem! Simply cut the cobs in half and follow the rest of the recipe instructions.
- Try out a variety of seasonings, like chili lime, curry, pesto, or a mix of fresh herbs for a different corn experience every time you make this slow cooker corn!
What goes with corn on the cob?
Corn on the cob is a great side dish for meals with steak, pork chops, or chicken as the main protein. Adding other sides like a leafy salad or a pasta salad is perfect for potlucks or when grilling. Using a slow cooker to make this corn allows you to have wonderful ears of corn any time of year, regardless of the weather or how busy you are!
Do you salt the water for corn on the cob?
When using water to cook corn, you want to keep the salt until the corn is finished cooking. For some, having too much salt in their diet is a concern so this is one way to cut down on sodium intake. Cooking corn in salted water can also cause the corn to become tough, rather than soft and succulent. Cook your corn in unsalted water and season with salt when you’re ready to eat.
Keep the good corn times rolling!
- 8 ears corn on the cob
- ½ cup water
- Add the corn to the slow cooker and pour in the water. It's okay if they're stacked on each other.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 6-8 hours until the corn is tender.
- Remove from the slow cooker and serve with butter, salt & pepper, or your favorite toppings.