Microwave Corn on the Cob

The microwave gives a quick and easy alternative to boiling corn in a large pot of water. If cooking 2 ears of corn at once, increase the cooking time to 5 minutes.

Serves: 1Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 1


  • 1 ear corn
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • ¼ salt


  • Remove the husk from the corn. Wrap the corn in wax paper and place on a paper towel or microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high heat for 3 minutes. Let stand in microwave for a few minutes. Serve with butter and salt.