Air Fryer Frozen Corn Kernels

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Looking for an easy vegetable side to go with dinner? Air fryer frozen corn is a great option.

Ready in just a few minutes with very little prep, this frozen corn with a few spices makes a versatile dish!

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Air fryer frozen corn kernels are easy to make!

Recipe Tips

Before you head off to make frozen corn kernels in the air fryer, read through this section for a few things to keep in mind!

  • Unless you have an air fryer oven with baking trays, we recommend air frying the frozen corn in an oven-safe dish. Otherwise, the corn kernels might fall through the cracks of the air fryer tray.
  • You can choose to use either butter or oil for the frozen corn depending on personal preference.
  • Depending on the air fryer and the dish you have, your cooking time might vary slightly.
  • If you have corn still on the cob, you can also make air fryer corn on the cob quite easily!

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

Step by Step Instructions

If you want to know how to make air fryer frozen corn kernels, you can follow the photos in this section to see just how we did it.

If you’re feeling confident without visuals, you can also find the cooking time and temperature in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

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Place the frozen corn in an oven-safe dish.

First, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

While you wait for the air fryer to heat, place the frozen corn in an oven-safe dish that fits into your air fryer.

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Add spices and oil/butter.

Add the oil or melted butter (it’s up to you – but don’t add both), salt, and pepper into the corn and mix everything until evenly coated.

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Place the dish with the corn into the air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, place the dish with the frozen corn into the air fryer.

cooked corn in glass dish in black air fryer tray on white counter.
Air fry the corn kernels until they are fully cooked.

Air fry the corn kernels at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes until fully cooked. Use a spoon to gently mix/move the corn halfway through the cooking time.

The exact cooking time can vary depending on your air fryer and pan size.

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These corn kernels ready to be a side dish!

When the corn is done, carefully remove the dish from the air fryer. You can add more butter before serving if desired. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

If you have leftovers, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge.

It lasts for a few days – and reheats nicely in the microwave (or back in the air fryer depending on how much you have left).

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yellow corn kernels with parsley in blue bowl on wooden board.

Air Fryer Frozen Corn

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Corn is such an easy to make side dish. Made with just a few seasonings and a bit of oil, this frozen corn is the perfect vegetable to accompany dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (more to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil or melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the frozen corn in an oven-safe dish that fits into your air fryer. Add the oil or melted butter (it's up to you - but don't add both), salt and pepper into the corn and mix everything until evenly coated.
  3. When the air fryer is hot, place the dish with the frozen corn into the air fryer.
  4. Air fry the corn kernels at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes until fully cooked. Use a spoon to gently mix/move the corn halfway through the cooking time. The exact cooking time can vary depending on your air fryer and pan size.
  5. When the corn is done, carefully remove the dish from the air fryer. You can add more butter before serving if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • We air fry the corn kernels in a dish since otherwise they would fall through the air fryer tray/metal insert. Make sure to use a dish that is oven safe (can take high heat) and fits into your air fryer!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 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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