This Crock Pot Corn on the Cob is not only delicious but it’s an easy way to cook fresh corn. All you need is your slow cooker, freshly shucked and clean corn, butter, water, and a couple of seasonings. Cooked corn has never tasted better than slow cooking it according to this recipe.
Most people don’t think to cook veggies in a slow cooker pot, but I can show you how easy it can be. Add my Slow Cooker Baby Carrots and Slow Cooker Herbed Mushrooms and Onions to your meal plan and see for yourself!
Why this slow cooker corn on the cob recipe works
If you’ve ever worked with fresh corn, then you probably already know that cooking it just right can hit or miss. Cooking the perfect buttery corn may seem difficult but with cooking methods like using slow cookers, you can have delicious corn every time.
The next best thing to this slow cooker corn is grilled corn, but even then, it doesn’t make cooking corn any easier. By doing it this way, the prep time is short and the cooking time is just right to get a few things done before serving this amazing side dish up. Keep reading to see how to get perfectly cooked corn every single time, using just five ingredients and your slow cooker. This corn goes great with Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs and Slow Cooker Brisket.
- Fresh Corn: Head to your local Farmer’s Market (or grocery store) and pick up 5-6 ears of sweet corn. They’ll need to be shucked and cleaned prior to being cooked. Another corn-on-the-cob recipe you may want to try is my Milk and Honey Corn on the Cob.
- Water: This ingredient acts as a steamer for the corb while it cooks.
- Butter: There’s nothing like melted butter and corn.
- Seasonings: Kosher salt and pepper are all you need for this corn on the cob recipe. If you prefer, you can add additional seasonings or spices to the melted butter, such as garlic powder, chili powder, creole seasoning. or grated parmesan cheese, to enhance the flavor.
Step One – Place corn that has been shucked and cleaned in the crock pot. Pour in the water.
Step Two- Cover and cook corn on HIGH for 3 hours. When finished cooking, drain the water from the slow cooker pot. Stir together the melted butter mixture and pour over the butter.
Step Three – Serve crockpot corn on the cob warm. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or sliced scallions if desired. Enjoy!
What to Serve with Corn on the Cob
- When I think of corn on the cob, I think of barbecues. So, you could always prepare corn and serve a cob alongside a grilled hamburger, slow cooker hot dogs, or piece of chicken.
- If you’re not grilling, but baking, this corn also pairs great with a whole slow cooker chicken, baked pork chops, or a slow cooker ham.
- Making corn to go with other sides is a great option as well. Put it together with other veggies like carrots, peas, or even a slow cooker baked potato.
In addition to the butter, salt, and pepper, other amazing ways to add flavor is by adding other seasonings like garlic powder, creole seasoning, chili powder, lime juice, olive oil, or grated parmesan cheese.
Sure. You can adjust the amount of corn based on your needs. Be mindful that cooking times may different as more corn is added.
Leftover corn can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, you can wrap the corn in foil and warm it in the oven until heated through. The cook time for this will vary as well.
You can purchase the corn already prepared or use frozen corn. When you cook frozen corn, it may not yield the same results, but it should still be yummy.
You can keep it in the slow cooker and turn the cook mode on KEEP WARM.
As many as you can fit, as long as the lid completely shuts.
Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob
- 5-6 ears of corn Shucked and Cleaned
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup butter Melted
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- Place the shucked and cleaned corn in the slow cooker.
- Pour in the ¼ cup of water.
- Cook on HIGH for 3 hours.
- Drain the water from the slow cooker.
- Stir together the melted butter, salt, and pepper.
- Drizzle the butter over the corn and serve. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or sliced scallions if desired. Enjoy!
- If you prefer, you can add additional seasonings or spices to the melted butter, such as garlic powder, chili powder, creole seasoning. or grated parmesan cheese, to enhance the flavor.
- Leftover cooked corn on the cob can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
- To reheat, you can wrap the corn in foil and warm it in the oven until heated through.
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.