Every bite of this air fryer corn on the cob is the taste of summer!

Corn on the cob in the air fryer is one of the easiest ways to make tender corn on the cob in minutes!

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob with melted butter

Air Fryer Corn on The Cob is SO Easy!

  • Air fryer corn is a delicious side dish for summer barbecues, picnics, and get-togethers.
  • No need to boil a pot of water or heat the grill!
  • Air fryer corn is packed with flavor! The little bit of caramelization is delicious, and no boiling water is required.

Corn on the Cob—Catch fresh corn at its peak between May and October, or buy flash-frozen frozen cobs. If the ears of corn don’t fit in your air fryer model, cut the tips off or break them in half.

Seasonings—A little butter, salt, and pepper are all that’s needed to bring out the sweet flavor of corn on the cob.

ingredients to make Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Air Fryer

  1. Brush corn with olive oil.
  2. Air fry for 10-12 minutes (recipe below).
  3. Brush with melted butter, season as desired, and serve.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper, herbs (like basil or cilantro), or even parmesan cheese.

spreading butter on Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Air Fryer Tips & Tricks

  • Always preheat the air fryer before adding the corn so the hot air can seal in the sweet flavors!
  • Be sure the corn is dry before brushing it with oil so it adheres properly.
  • Peel off the husk and silk before cooking, or leave it on as long as it’s wrapped around the entire ear so it cooks evenly.
  • Pull the husk back, remove the ‘silk’, season, and cook as directed.
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob in the fryer before adding butter

Storing Leftover Corn

Store leftover air fryer corn on the cob in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheat it in the air fryer.

Use leftover corn in corn salad or serve as Mexican street corn.

Leftover corn can be frozen in zippered bags for up to 3 months or cut off the cob and added to soups, stews, or stir-fries!

More Air Fryer Veggies

I love air fryer recipes in the summer so we don’t have to heat up the oven! While sweet corn is a favorite, we love almost any veggie cooked in the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob in the air fryer turns out perfectly tender, juicy, & flavorful every time!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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  • 4 ears corn on the cob
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter for serving, optional
  • salt & pepper optional


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Brush the corn with olive oil and place in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook the corn for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • While corn is cooking, melt butter. Brush butter over the corn and season with salt & pepper to taste.


  • Preheat the air fryer before adding the corn.
  • 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.
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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 air fryer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
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    1. I have never tried this recipe in an air fryer oven so I can’t say for sure. But I believe you can just place them on a cookie sheet and follow the recipe as directed. Maybe another reader can offer some guidance.

      1. I have an air fryer in my oven, also. I usually put the food items on a cooling rack on a cookie sheet, so the air can flow under it, as well.

  1. Made this today. I only had three corns but they came out great! Only way I will be making corn on the cob moving forward. Thanks for an easy and delicious recipe!5 stars

  2. I look forward to hearing from you as I’m new to an air fryer and all your delicious recipes thank you in advance

  3. Hi! I saved several recipes of yours just knowing they are going to be over the top delicious!
    I didn’t see where you mentioned the air fryer temp for the corn on the cob. Would you share please. There’s a big difference between 350 & 400 so I’m asking the expert.

    1. Thank you so much Darbi!! The air fryer is preheated to 400°F. (If you use the “jump to recipe” button at the top of any post it’ll take you to the full recipe). Enjoy!

      1. I always use the air fry setting unless otherwise stated. I hope this helps Robin!