This slow cooker corn on the cob recipe will be your new favorite way to prepare it! Only 3 ingredients, super simple, easy to make, and flavorful! Choose your favorite fresh herbs to infuse into your corn, and add any spices you like for the most delicious, mouthwatering corn.
Why You'll Love Corn on the Cob in the Crockpot
Three Simple Ingredients. Cooking corn in crock pot is as simple as it sounds! Corn on the cob, hot water, and fresh herbs. Choose one or multiple fresh herbs to infuse your corn with fresh bright flavor. Add any spices you like as well, such as onion powder, garlic powder, or even crushed red pepper flakes.
Flavorful & Easy! Crock pot corn on the cob is so flavorful, and you can make adjustments for a different flavor profile every time if you would like! The slow cooking process allows time for the seasonings and herbs to absorb into the corn for the best flavor.
Corn on the Cob Slow Cooker Recipe Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this corn on the cob slow cooker recipe:
- Corn on the Cob: use as many ears of corn as you would like to make. Cut the ears in half to fit easier if needed. Try and use the sweet corn variety - it's wonderful!
- Water: substitute with your desired broth or stock if desired.
- Fresh Herbs: use your favorite or a combination of fresh herbs such as basil, rosemary, sage, or thyme.
For exact ingredient quantities, please see the recipe card below!
How To Make Corn on the Cob in the Crock Pot
Here's how to make this easy slow cooker corn on the cob with fresh herbs:
- Place sprigs of herbs on the bottom of the crockpot (if using). Lay corn standing up if possible(halve if needed). Pour hot water over the top.
2. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 4 hours until the desired doneness is reached. Drain water and discard herbs. Enjoy!
Hint: If you prefer your corn to have a bit of a stiffer texture, be sure to cook it for a shorter period of time. The longer you cook the corn, the more tender and soft it will be. Watch for your desired doneness for the best result.
How To Serve Crockpot Corn on the Cob
There are several ways you can serve your fantastic crock pot corn on the cob!
Serve with butter, salt, and pepper!
Sprinkle fine-grated parmesan cheese over the top of your corn.
Garnish with freshly chopped herbs for extra flavor and to make your corn look beautiful.
Meal idea! Serve corn on the cob as a side dish to your favorite grilled protein such as barbeque chicken, hamburgers, or brats! Add your other favorite summer sides, such as a potato or macaroni salad, for a perfect summer meal.
Here are some suggestions for customizing your crockpot corn on the cob with fresh herbs:
- Use any combination of fresh herbs as you desire. Use a single type of herb or omit it entirely if you don't have it on hand or prefer no fresh herbs.
- Use dried herbs instead of fresh herbs. You may need extra dried herbs for the same flavor payoff, but it works well if fresh is unavailable.
- Use any flavor broth or stock in place of water in this recipe for extra flavor and salt. My favorite is to use vegetable stock in place of water.
- Drizzle with olive oil in place of butter if desired.
Slow Cooker Tips
Tip #1: Cook as little or as much corn as you need to serve (adjust crockpot size accordingly). This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for parties!
Tip #2: Corn can be cut in half or left whole.
Tip #3: Use frozen corn on the cob instead of fresh in the off-season! You won't need to add any extra water in this case, either. Add fresh or dried herbs as desired, and enjoy!
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Remove the corn from the crockpot and allow it to cool at room temperature. Once cooled, you can place the whole corn on the cob in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You may wish to wait until the corn has cooled, cut the kernels off of the cob, and then store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You may also freeze your cut corn in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Write the date you placed in the freezer on your container for easy tracking!
You can reheat your corn on the cob in the microwave in 30-second intervals until your desired temperature is achieved. If you cut your kernels off of your cob, you can reheat them in a saute pan on the stove or add them to any other recipe for serving.
I have a large 22-quart Nesco slow cooker that I am able to fit a TON of corn on the cob into. If you have a large slow cooker, it is convenient to cook a large amount if needed. Cut your cob in half to fit even more in!
There are so many creative ways to cook corn on the cob! Some of the many ways are slow cooking, boiling, roasting, grilling, microwaving, pressure cooking, and steaming. All are easy as well!
While it isn't necessary for this crockpot recipe. Many people add a splash of milk in with the water while your corn is cooking to add extra tenderness, juiciness, and flavor to your corn! You could shoot for a equal parts water to milk ratio.
Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob
- 3 to 4-quart crock pot
- 4 ears corn on the cob (de-husk, remove silk, clean, trim to fit crockpot)
- ½ cup hot water (chicken or vegetable broth may also be used)
- 4 sprigs of fresh herbs like rosemary, basil, thyme (this can be omitted)
- Place sprigs of herbs on the bottom of the crockpot (if using). Lay corn standing up if possible, halve if needed. Pour hot water over.
- Cover and cook on low for 2 to 4 hours until desired tenderness is reached. Drain water and discard herbs. Serve corn with butter, salt, and pepper.
- Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
- VARIATIONS: Use any combination of fresh herbs, or omit them completely. Broth can be used in place of water.
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with butter, salt, and pepper.
- TIP: Cook the corn to your desired doneness.
- STORAGE: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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