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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Corn on the Cob will pair wonderfully with BBQ side dishes or as a vegetable complement to any dinner meal. You can use fresh or frozen corn. You will need foil for boiled corn and no foil for grilled corn. The garlic butter glaze in this recipe will have everyone’s mouth watering!

air fryer corn on the cob on a blue plate with butter

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Corn on the cob doesn’t get much easier in the air fryer. It cooks fast and you can even get some amazing char for a delicious grilled taste.

If you have an Instant Pot, you should check out my Instant Pot Corn on the Cob, too. 

How to Prep the Corn

When shopping for corn you want to look for ears of corn with fresh husks that grip tightly around the corn.

To shuck the corn, separate the silk in half and pull to remove the layer. Pull the husk all of the way down. Rip off the husks and remove any remaining silk.

Some people will microwave their cobs to soften the silk and make it easier to pull.

You can also buy corn that has already been shucked.

raw corn on the cob in the husk

How to Make and Cook Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

  1. Shuck the corn and trim the stem. 
  2. Load the corn into the air fryer basket and spray with olive oil.
  3. Air fry.

raw corn on the cob in an air fryer

How to Make Frozen Corn

Cooking frozen corn in the air fryer is convenient. Cook the corn for 12 minutes on 400 degrees.

butter and garlic seasoning in glass bowls

Cook Time/How Long to Cook

8-10 minutes is the ideal cook time. Check in on your corn and adjust as necessary.

cooked corn on the cob in an air fryer

Air Fryer Temperature

I like to cook corn at 400 degrees.

More Toppings and Substitutions

air fryer corn on the cob on a blue plate with butter

How to Store It

Cooked corn on the cob will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator and up to a year in the freezer. You can read more Corn on the Cob Storage Tips here.

Pair this corn on the cob with Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs, Air Fryer Ribs, Instant Pot Potato Salad, and Air Fryer Whole Chicken.

Recipe Tips

  • Wrap the corn on the cob in foil if you are going for boiled corn on the cob. Leave it off if you want grilled corn on the cob.
  • I like to spray the corn with olive oil before air frying. This is optional.
  • Monitor the cooking time as you air fry. Each air fryer brand will cook at different speeds. Adjust the cook time to your liking based on if you preferred charred corn, or no char.

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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Corn on the Cob will pair wonderfully with BBQ side dishes or as a vegetable complement to any dinner meal. You can use fresh or frozen corn. You will need foil for boiled corn and no foil for grilled corn. The garlic butter glaze in this recipe will have everyone's mouth watering!
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Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer corn, air fryer corn on the cob
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 136kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn husks removed
  • cooking oil spray I use olive oil.

Optional Butter Topping

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the corn on the cob in the air fryer basket.
  • Spray both sides of the corn with oil. I like to use olive oil.
  • Cook the corn for 8-10 minutes on 400 degrees. Check in on the corn on the cob. Each air fryer cooks at different speeds. If you like charred corn with a grilled taste, the corn will need a longer cook time.
  • Remove the corn and coat the with the optional melted garlic butter.

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Notes

Air Fryer Corn Tips

  • Wrap the corn on the cob in foil if you are going for boiled corn on the cob. Leave it off if you want grilled corn on the cob.
  • I like to spray the corn with olive oil before air frying. This is optional.
  • Monitor the cooking time as you air fry. Each air fryer brand will cook at different speeds. Adjust the cook time to your liking based on if you preferred charred corn, or no char.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1ear | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g
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Cassie Buethe

Saturday 3rd of July 2021

There's simply no better way to make corn on the cob. I always hated boiling water and never made corn. I love to do this and sprinkle the corn with Brandi's Ranch seasoning 🤤

staysnatched

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Yay! So glad you enjoyed it.

keisha

Saturday 25th of July 2020

I made this today and used avocado oil and this was good. Will definitely be making my corn in the air fryer from now on. Thanks for the recipe.

staysnatched

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

You're welcome! Definitely my favorite way to make corn on the cob!

Suzy

Sunday 12th of July 2020

Made this tonight for the first time and I’m not sure I will ever make corn a different way. We did 10 min unwrapped at 400 and the were perfectly cooked. Thanks!

staysnatched

Monday 13th of July 2020

I feel the same way! The only way to make corn!

Lindsay Podrebarac

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Brandi!! This was so good. Here’s the deal. I did modify a little but this post inspired it all. I sprayed my air fried corn with EVOO and then sprinkled my favorite BBQ seasoning ... because ... Kansas City!! So freaking yummy!! Perfect for sweet corn season.

staysnatched

Thursday 11th of June 2020

Yay! So glad you enjoyed it Lindsay!