Slow Cooked Corn on the Cob

Slow Cooked Corn on the Cob

Today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Monday is one of those why did I not try this before recipes.

A few weeks ago I had some corn that I got on sale that I needed to use up, but I had a busy day and knew I would not have much time around dinner to cook it. So, I decided to give it a try in the crock pot and I am so glad I did.

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This was so easy and worked great making it ahead of time. At dinner time all I had to do was take it out of the crock pot and serve it. It was a simple and delicious side dish.

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All I did for this was to shuck the corn, spread butter all over it, sprinkle some salt on it, wrap it in foil, and put it in the crock pot. I let it cook for a few hours and it was perfectly done at dinnertime.

I love this for busy days, but I also think it would work well for serving company or a crowd. You could easily get this ready early in the day. Then turn on the crock pot a few hours before dinner and the corn will be perfect at dinnertime.

Perfect for summer!

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  1. Rhonda H. says:

    What a great idea, Lynn! Can’t wait to try this. Thanks a bunch!! :)

  2. I love this idea! I usually try and grill my corn in the summer, but if I don’t have the time, I think this is a great way to cook it. Super easy!

  3. I don’t use aluminum foil…will have to figure out a way to do this without it! Great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. LisaB of VA says:

    My dad loves to cook corn in the microwave. He doesn’t shuck it, just cooks it for about two minutes per ear on high. When it’s done, it’s really easy to shuck and the silks slide off easily. So I think you could put corn in the crock pot unshucked as well, maybe just trim off the small end where the tassels are. Then take it out of the crockpot about five or ten minutes before serving to let it cool before shucking. I’ll bet it will be perfectly steamed!

    • I love that idea. I am going to have to try it with the shucks on. And I have never tried it in the microwave either. I am going to have to try it that way. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a fabulous idea! Can’t wait to give this a try!

  6. I would never have thought of cooking corn on the cob in the crockpot. I am definitely going to have to try this.

  7. I’ve only ever boiled corn. Or cooked it in the microwave – which is fantastic when the weather is cold and snowy in February.
    I would like to try cooking corn in the crock pot – which I am very new to using – for less heat in the kitchen during the summer. BUT … I want to add some liquid – because I think the slow cooker is going to scorch with the corn wrapped in foil.
    Am I wrong?

    • Because this only cooks for a couple of hours I have not had that issue. Cooking the corn in water in the crock pot would probably work also if you watch the time on it, but I have not tried it. I hope that helps.

  8. I was reading about your corn Ideas ,and wanted to share mine
    I cook corn the old fashioned way shucked & boiled then I put it in an empty cooler
    and place a tub of butter on top of the corn , when I get to where I’m going the butter melted and the corn is still hot
    I bring a basting brush along to use on the corn , I have kept corn in a cooler with no ice for as long as 5 hours and it’s still hot , everyone loves it .
    Just wanted to share this good tip

  9. How large is your crockpot?

  10. I’m a newlywed, so there is only 2 of us. Do you know how long it would take to cook 4 ears? Would the time be the same? Thank you!

    • I think it would take about the same time. You might want to use a smaller slow cooker and not the larger 5 or 6 qt ones. I hope you enjoy it.


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