Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

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

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob in slow cooker

I can’t even count how many times I have professed our love for sweet 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, on the stove top, and even grilled and in the Instant Pot.

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

To be honest, I have been oven roasting corn for the ease of prep and because it’s a hands-off recipe. 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!

crock pot corn on the cob on cutting board

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.

Making Crock Pot Corn

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.

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

Corn on the Cob Recipe Tips

  • 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.

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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ears of crock pot corn on the cob

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Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

Donna Elick
Crock pot corn on the cob comes out perfectly tender every time. This sweet corn side dish recipe is so simple to make in a slow cooker!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Method Slow Cooker
Servings 8

Equipment

Ingredients
 

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 128cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 14mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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15 Comments

  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.

      xo

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. I have tried many of your recipes, all have been wonderful and very flavorful. Thank you and please continue. So far my favorite has been the Chicken Tortellini soup. It is so amazing, I have taken it to my neighbors with fresh french bread. It is always a hit.

  5. I love this idea! Does it matter if the crockpot is packed full? Will the middle pieces cook as fast as the outer pieces?

    1. Hi Jami,
      Thank you! There is nothing easier than putting corn in the crockpot! We are so happy you loved it!
      TSRI team member,
      Holli

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