Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

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Looking for a great summertime dish? Air fryer corn on the cob is definitely a strong contender.

Easy to make and simply seasoned with oil, salt, and pepper, this classic recipe cuts out all the hassle of making corn!

Corn on the cob goes well with grilled summer meats – but it can also be the vegetable side for lots of great lunches or dinners!

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Delicious air fryer corn on the cob!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you make corn on the cob in the air fryer, have a quick read through these recipe tips so that you make the best corn on the cob!

  • Make sure to shuck/peel and clean the corn really well. It just tastes better without lots of small strings stuck to the cooked corn.
  • We recommend coating the corn in a little bit of oil before air frying it, but there is no need to overdo it either! Just a light spray or 1/2 teaspoon of oil per ear of corn will be enough.
  • The oil before the air fryer can also negate the need for butter at the end. Of course, you might still want to add butter to the hot corn on the cob – that’s completely fine
  • We only add salt and pepper to our corn, but you can change up the spices if you’d like – or skip them completely.
  • The corn on the cob is really hot when it’s done so let it cool for a minute o two before consuming.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

To see visuals for how we air fry corn on the cob, you can have a look at these simple process photos.

If you just want to get started right away, you can scroll to the bottom of this post to find the detailed recipe card.

First, make sure that your corn is shucked well and as many of the small strings as possible are removed.

Also, make sure that the corn fits into your air fryer. If it doesn’t, you can trim off the ends or cut the corn in half.

raw corn on the cob on grey plate on white counter
Season the corn.

Place the ears of corn onto a plate, then rub approximately 1/2 teaspoon of oil onto each ear of corn.

Alternatively, you can lightly spray it with avocado oil spray. Season the corn with salt and pepper to taste.

raw corn on the cob in black air fryer tray
Cook the corn.

Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the air fryer is hot, place the corn into the air fryer and cook for approximately 13-15 minutes.

cooked corn on the cob in black air fryer tray
Delicious cooked con.

Rotate the corn about halfway through. Since every air fryer is different and the size of the corn is likely to differ, cook time can vary.

For slightly more grilled corn, you can leave it in for an extra minute or so.

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We ate our air fryer corn on the cob with salt and pepper only!

Remove the cooked corn from the air fryer and season with more salt and/or pepper, if desired. Serve as a side dish with butter (optional).

Storage Tips

You can store leftover corn on the cob in a sealed container or in tin foil in the fridge. Just make sure to let the corn cool first. It’ll last for a few days but eat it sooner rather than later.

To reheat it, toss the corn on the cob back in the air fryer. The microwave will also work.

What to Serve Air Fryer Corn on the Cob With

Air fryer corn on the cob is a classic summertime dish that makes us think of barbecues, outdoor patios, and gatherings with family.

So, serve this corn on the cob with classic meat dishes like homemade hamburgers. It can also be one of the sides – along with homemade wedges or thick fries!

Related Recipes

If you liked this recipe for air fryer corn, check out these other awesome air fryer vegetable recipes!

cooked corn on the cob on white plate on wood board

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is a great way to cook corn. Perfectly cooked, this no-fuss corn on the cob makes a great side for summer BBQ-inspired dinners!

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn, shucked
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil (or avocado oil spray)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • butter for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make sure that your corn is shucked well and as many of the small strings as possible are removed. Also, make sure that the corn fits into your air fryer - if not, you can trim off the ends or cut the corn in half.
  2. Place the ears of corn onto a plate, then rub approximately 1/2 teaspoon of oil onto each ear of corn. Alternatively, you can lightly spray it with avocado oil spray. Season the corn with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Once the air fryer is hot, place the corn into the air fryer and cook for approximately 13-15 minutes. Rotate it about halfway through. Since every air fryer is different and the size of the corn is likely to differ, cook time can vary. For slightly more grilled corn, you can leave it in for an extra minute or so.
  5. Remove the cooked corn from the air fryer and season with more salt and/or pepper, if desired. Serve as a side dish with butter (optional).
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 429mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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