Side Dishes

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Posted: August 5

Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

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Why should you have to miss out on the joys of corn on the cob when you can simply turn to the microwave when you're short on time? The quick answer: you shouldn't. This Microwave Corn on the Cob is perfect to make in a pinch when you don't have quite enough time to fire up the grill or boil your corn on the cob. In 5 short minutes, you can have a delicious and perfectly-cooked side dish to compliment your favorite meal. Pro tip: add all the salt, pepper, and butter you want to make this recipe extra delicious!


1 ear of corn, husked and cleaned
salt, optional
pepper, optional
butter, optional


Step 1

Wet a clean paper towel entirely with water, then wring it out.

Step 2

Wrap the husked and cleaned ear of corn in the wet paper towel and place it on a microwave-safe plate.

Step 3

Cook the corn in the microwave for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Carefully remove the paper towel from the corn.

Step 5

Season with your desired mixture of salt, pepper, and butter.

Step 6


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