Slow Cooker Monday: Corn on the Cob

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This might be one of those slow cooker recipes that people think are slightly ridiculous, but I disagree. While you can make corn on the cob on the grill or in a big pot of boiling water, this is a literally effortless recipe. You wrap some cobs in aluminum foil, place them in your Crockpot and walk away for 2 hours. It’s great for a party or BBQ when your grill is full of burgers and hot dogs, or even just for dinner when you’re really busy.

This was my first corn of the season and it was wonderful – juicy, crunchy, sweet perfection. I can’t wait for heirloom tomatoes and blueberries to come into season along with all the other delicious summer fruit.

What is your favorite summer produce?


Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob


  • Fresh corn (as many ears as can fit in your slow cooker)
  • Aluminum foil

Husk corn and wrap each ear in aluminum foil. Place wrapped corn in slow cooker (no water needed). Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Check corn and cook longer if needed to further soften.

29 Comments on Slow Cooker Monday: Corn on the Cob

    • Stephanie
      June 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm (4 years ago)

      @kimberly michelle – I think it’s awesome too. Thanks for the tip! I will track down some ponzu so I can try it.

  1. Ann
    June 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Clever idea! I love to make corn and my husband is in love with it… it’s always nice to mix up the way you make it! I love slow-cooker Mondays!

    • Stephanie
      June 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm (4 years ago)

      @Ann – thanks! Enjoy! :)

  2. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time
    June 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm (4 years ago)

    I don’t see how anyone could say anything other than corn as an answer to your question. Actually, I take it back. Tomatoes, THEN corn. :) I agree that most of the time my grill is full of meat and the stoves are simmering with potatoes or beans so this is just perfect. Thanks for sharing!
    The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time recently posted Blueberry-Zucchini Bread A Stolen Recipe And A Keeper

    • Stephanie
      June 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm (4 years ago)

      @The Mom Chef – i love tomatoes too! I think this recipe can come in handy when grilling for sure. Enjoy! :)

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    June 6, 2011 at 6:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I can’t wait until I can get corn! My husband refuses to eat it if I buy it at the store (just not fresh enough)! I think I have a couple weeks left :(
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts recently posted Week in Review 6-4-11

  4. Jess
    June 7, 2011 at 9:27 am (4 years ago)

    What a great idea. Thank you so much! I will definitely be doing this at our next bbq. :)

    • Stephanie
      June 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm (4 years ago)

      @Jess – thank you! Enjoy the recipe. I’ve already done this twice in one week. It’s so easy, I love it!

  5. Liz
    June 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm (4 years ago)

    What a great idea…especially when entertaining!

    PS…I gave you a mention today on my berry crisp post :)
    Liz recently posted Goat Cheese Biscuits

    • Stephanie
      June 10, 2011 at 8:13 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Liz! :)

  6. Sarah Schiffman
    June 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve never thought to make corn in a slow cooker but I am so trying this on Thursday when our CSA box arrives filled with corn!!
    Sarah Schiffman recently posted Love at Third Bite

    • Stephanie
      June 10, 2011 at 8:14 am (4 years ago)

      @Sarah – good idea! This is a great, easy way to take care of a corn surplus.

  7. kita
    June 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm (4 years ago)

    We just started our corn season here so I can’t wait to try this!

    • Stephanie
      June 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm (4 years ago)

      @kita – enjoy!

    • Stephanie
      June 14, 2011 at 8:36 am (4 years ago)

      @Tam – that’s interesting. This recipe calls for the corn to be cooked at a fairly high temp for 2 hours, so you might be getting the same benefits.

  8. Gwen
    April 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Have you ever tried frozen corn on the cob with this?

    • Stephanie
      April 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm (4 years ago)

      @Gwen – no, I haven’t. I would probably just add a couple of hours onto the cooking time. If you try it, please come back and tell us how it worked!

  9. ken
    July 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm (3 years ago)

    ive done this before…found that rubbing a little butter-salt-pepper [and try paprika] really gives the WOW factor.

    • Stephanie
      July 8, 2012 at 9:36 am (3 years ago)

      @ken – great tip! Thanks :)

  10. SteveR
    September 23, 2012 at 11:25 am (3 years ago)

    No one has asked why you need the aluminum foil. I don’t have much use for it and aluminum is both expensive and energy intensive to produce. So, why is it needed? and what else could be used?

  11. BonnieH
    December 19, 2012 at 10:59 am (3 years ago)

    SteveR, you do not have to use the foil or anything. We use this recipe for potatoes and corn and both work fine with our with out being wrapped. The foil makes it easier to make sure each piece has butter!

  12. BonnieH
    December 19, 2012 at 11:00 am (3 years ago)

    Has anyone tried this with frozen corn?

  13. SteveR
    December 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm (3 years ago)

    BonnieH – yes you are right. I dispensed with the foil and it worked just fine. I see no real reason for it. Butter can go on afterwards.

  14. Shelli
    September 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I rub them down with butter before I wrap them :-)

  15. CharlesPr
    August 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm (4 months ago)

    The foil method creates a steamy little home for the corn that traps in the flavor and moisture. However, it’s still very good to skip the foil and pile all of the naked cobs of corn in the slow cooker.


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