Saturday, July 16, 2016

Crockpot Corn on the Cob

Perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful corn on the cob cooked right in your slow cooker without heating up the kitchen. This recipe is so easy, it practically cooks itself.

I can't even count how many times I have professed our love for corn around here... I am a born corn lover and Chad is from Iowa, so needless to say we are a corn lovin' family.

I have prepared it just about every way you can imagine: Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob, Simple Stove Top Corn on the Cob, Grilled Corn on the Cob and of course I have tossed it in a skillet and also microwaved it, but we will get to those later. {Click on the bold recipe titles to see those recipes}

To be honest, I have been oven roasting corn for the ease of prep and let it go. But it still heats up my kitchen, which during the summer in Arizona, I do not prefer.  So a few months ago I decided to try
popping it in the crockpot and seeing what happened.

I was pretty blown away by the results. I have prepared it this way all summer long, for every party and every gathering and I have to say that all I have heard are compliments. It creates a perfectly tender and flavorful corn with the easiest clean up ever!

I pack it with all the seasoning and butter that is required to eat it and then just let everyone grab their own pouch.  Open carefully. Pop in some corn holders (or use your fingers) and eat over the foil. When they are done, pop out the holders and wrap up the cob in the foil.  Easy peasy.

It all starts by placing the corn on a piece of foil, topping with butter and seasonings and wrapping it. It is really that easy.  I have used salt, pepper and cayenne for a spicy version which is excellent.  However I have found of course that butter, salt and pepper is a crowd pleaser and I usually go with that version any time we are having people over or going to a potluck.

For Chad's birthday party I prepared some burgers, Crockpot Brats, Crockpot Corn on the Cob and a salsa bar (staring 3 heat varieties of our Lazy Day Salsa and several fruit salsas). Needless to say we ate a lot! Everyone went nuts over the corn and brats and I gave out a lot of recipes. You are going to love them too!

I have even tried this recipe with coconut and extra virgin olive oil and it is perfect every time!


With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 


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Crockpot Corn on the Cob
SERVES 8  |  ACTIVE TIME 5 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 2 Hours 5 Min

8 ears corn, shucked and trimmed to fit crockpot
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste (I used about 1 teaspoon each)

Place each ear of corn in a piece of aluminum foil (about 12"). Add 1/2 tablespoon butter, salt and pepper to taste. You can smear the butter over the corn, but I usually just dollop it in there.

Fold aluminum foil by bringing 2 long edges of foil together. Fold them over until you reach the corn. Then, pull sides of foil up to center top. Place corn in the crockpot with the seam side up. I use a 6 quart crockpot.

Repeat until corn is all wrapped. (I can fit 8 trimmed pieces of corn in my crockpot).  Pour 1/2 cup water in the bottom of the crockpot.

Cook on high for 2 hours or low 4-5 hours.  Once corn is done cooking, reduce temperature to warm for up to 2 hours, until ready to serve. Add a splash more water if needed longer than that.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: 6 Quart Slow Cooker

DONNA'S NOTES: You can mix butter, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl and dollop about 1/2 tablespoon on each ear of corn.

You can use your favorite spice mixture to kick up the flavor. I sometimes add 1 teaspoon (to taste) cayenne pepper to the mixture. If you add spices, be sure to smear butter mixture on the corn or you will end up with a pile of spices on the corn when you open it.

If you are watching what you eat, brush lightly with coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil instead.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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  1. I'm a newbie to your site but I am loving what I see. Will try this out this week. May wind up bringing my crock-pot on vacation next month!!!! Thanks.

    1. Welcome Rie! So happy to meet you. Corn is amazing this way. I have fallen in love with my slow cookers. I can totally see bringing it on vacation. Enjoy and let us know how it goes!

  2. Hi Donna, I am new to your site, but I absolute LOVE it! I have tried a lot of the recipes and everything has turned out fabulous! I enjoy reading your stories, and will be a follower from now on!

    1. Welcome Lisa! We are so happy to hear you are loving our recipes. I can't wait to hear your stories about how our recipes go for you.


  3. Corn sounds good. Do you put the foil covered cobs directly in the water or on top of something?

    1. Place them directly in the crockpot and then pour 1/2 cup water in the crockpot. Enjoy and Let us know how it goes.

  4. I just joined today but am absolutely excited to get some new recipes
    Thank you for placing these so we can enjoy something different. Dwight

    1. Hi Dwight and welcome! We are excited to have you. Thanks for stopping by to comment, I can't wait to hear how our recipes are going in your kitchen.

  5. My husband loved the corn!! So easy!! Thanks


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