How to Cook Corn on the Cob in a Slow Cooker

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We got a bunch of corn in our local co-op basket a couple weekends ago and I desperately needed to cook it. Hubbyman wasn’t going to be home in time to grill it (my all time fav) and I didn’t just want to steam it, so I started thinking…I can cook potatoes in the slow cooker, why not learn How to Cook Corn on the Cob in a Slow Cooker.  The corn went perfectly with yesterday’s Triple Citrus Roasted Chicken.

This really doesn’t count as a recipe, but more of a technique.

How to Cook Corn on the Cob in a Slow Cooker

How to Cook Corn on the Cob in a Slow Cooker


Fill slow cooker about 3/4 of the way with water.  Season liberally with salt.

Clean corn of husk and fibers. Trim slightly to fit into slow cooker. Put into water. Corn will float.

Cook on high for about 3 1/2-4 hours. Check occasionally and turn/rotate corn so all sides have a chance in the water.



  1. Thank you! I never thought to cook corn on the cob this way, how simple!

  2. What a genius idea!

  3. Actually, you don't even need the water since the crockpot keeps the juice in the kernals. Check this out:

  4. Thanks ~M! I thought about doing it that way (hadn't really heard of either way before), but I clingy 1yo who would not let me put him down…so I had to think of something that I could do one-handed. LOL!

    Thanks for the link…I love her site.

  5. Yum! Thanks for posting, I stumbled this post

  6. I stumbled this post!

  7. Great technique!

  8. Mmm, delicious corn!

  9. I usually do mine in a glass dish in the microwave! Slow cooker vs the speedy method. I bet both are equally great!

    I stopped by to stumble.

  10. I don’t understand why anyone would make corn in a slow cooker when you can make it on the stove in five minutes. Sounds like twice the work for the same result. I guess it would work for a cookout?

    I stumbled you.

  11. You can make cob corn in a slow cooker? No way! Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

    Stumbled you.

  12. I agree with the other lady – cook corn on the stove in 5 to 6 minutes. I don’t understand why women are asking about how to make Iced tea and hard cooked eggs. Did none of these gals have mothers that cooked?

  13. Are these ADULT people who are so easily shocked at simple “cooking” ?
    Sounds like the need instructions on how to slice lettuce.
    My best corn on the cob takes 7 minutes in the microwave. I’m a genius.


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