Corn on the Cob - Microwave

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Recipe: #6771

October 11, 2012

"A simple way to make corn on the cob I usually make up lots and freeze them. Whether fresh or frozen, this corn comes out hot and delicious in minutes. You need one one-gallon zip-lock-style storage or freezer bag for this"

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (102 g)
  • Calories 87.7
  • Total Fat - 1.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 15.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 6.4 g
  • Protein - 3.3 g
  • Calcium - 2 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

You need one one-gallon zip-lock-style storage or freezer bag for this.

Step 2

Place all the corn cobs lengthwise in bag and seal, leaving a 1/4-inch gap in seal.

Step 3

Microwave corn on HIGH for 8 minutes for fresh corn (Bag will expand and hold in steam, but the gap will prevent the bag from bursting. When done, remove bag from microwave with pot-holders and open away from face to avoid injury from steam.

Step 4

Spread butter on the cobs and then salt.


No special items needed.

7 Reviews


I liked our corn this way because it's fast. I wrapped mine in a wet paper towel instead of the plastic because it's not healthy to use any type of plastic to use in the microwave, but the paper towels served the purpose and the corn was delicious!


review by:
(13 Sep 2013)


I have cooked corn this way. It is delicious. ***-Ziploc says they do not have BPA in their bags. So this is not dangerous.


review by:
(13 Jul 2013)


This would be a good method if it weren't for the fact that you can get cancer from wrapping your corn in plastic or using plastic containers in the microwave. It is VERY DANGEROUS for your family.


review by:
(25 Jun 2013)

Chef shapeweaver

This recipe was made on 6/23/ for the " Canada Day " Picnic portion of the " SUMMER VACATION " event in the Games Forum.The corn didn't turn out as moist as we are used to,but extra butter helped with that( And there's never anything wrong with extra butter is there?). But I'm thinking it was because the corn wasn't as fresh as it should have been. But just because this method is so easy,I'm going to prepare corn on the cob this way from now on.


review by:
(24 Jun 2013)


This is great...I do this quite often when fresh corn is on. Usually I do about 2 minutes per ear. There is no hastle in getting a big pan out and waiting for the water to boil. Thank you for posting.


review by:
(18 Jun 2013)


it just dosen't get any easier than this !! and the corn is very hot and is very tender, steaming has always been a good/simple way to do corn on the cob and steaming it this way is soooo quick, the 8 minutes was perfert timing!! with the butter and salat we added at sprinkle of pepper. simple and perfect!!


review by:
(16 Jun 2013)

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