Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

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Corn on the cob is a favorite side dish any time of the year.

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is extra easy, super fast, and no boiling water is required!

Lightly seasoned and brushed with butter, the air fryer makes hot, buttery corn on the cob in minutes.

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob on a plate with melted butter on top

Easy Air Fryer Side Dish

  • Like most air fryer recipes, corn on the cob is both fast and easy in the air fryer.
  • We love how simple this is, no boiling water or strainer is needed.
  • The corn comes out sweet and delicious with a great flavor, it’s an easy alternative to grilled corn.
  • The air fryer is a great way to get a healthy veggie side dish on the table.

New to all the amazing things you can do with your air fryer? Check out this handy air fryer guide for beginners to get started.

ingredients to make Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Ingredients & Variations

CORN Fresh or frozen ears of corn air fry fast and easy! Choose ears that are of similar size. If your corn on the cob is too long to fit into the air fryer, cut the tips off or break them in half. Peel off the husk and silk before cooking.

SEASONINGS A little butter and salt and pepper are all that’s needed to bring out the sweet flavor of corn on the cob. Use your favorite flavored butter or seasonings to your liking.

VARIATIONS Sometimes it’s fun to dress it up with a couple of DIY seasoning blend ideas! Add Homemade Ranch Seasoning, Homemade Cajun Seasoning, or Adobo Seasoning to the melted butter.  Looking for something deliciously different? Use this air fryer corn on the cob recipe to make Mexican corn (elote).

How to Cook Corn on the Cob in Air Fryer

  1. Brush the corn with oil.
  2. Place ears in the air fryer basket and cook as per the recipe below.
  3. Brush with melted butter and season with salt and pepper before serving.

spreading butter on Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Air Fryer Tips

  • Preheat the air fryer before adding the corn.
  • Peel the corn and rinse any silk and dab them dry before brushing with oil.
  • Corn can be cooked in batches and kept warm using the warm setting or setting the air fryer to 170°F.
  • The easiest way to butter corn is to melt the butter and brush it with butter.

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob in the fryer before adding butter

Leftovers

Keep leftover air fryer corn on the cob in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer.

Leftover corn can also be cut off the cob and frozen or added to soups or stews.

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Review Recipe

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Corn on the cob in the air fryer turns out perfectly tender, juicy, & flavorful every time!

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn on the cob
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter for serving, optional
  • salt & pepper optional

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Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Brush the corn with olive oil and cook 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • While corn is cooking, melt butter. Brush butter over the corn and season with salt & pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

  • Preheat the air fryer before adding the corn.
  • Peel the corn and rinse any silk and dab them dry before brushing with oil.
  • Corn can be cooked in batches and kept warm using the warm setting or setting the air fryer to 170°F.
  • The easiest way to butter corn is to melt the butter and brush it with butter.
  • Nutritional information doesn't include optional ingredients.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 108, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 243mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 168IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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