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Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob Recipe

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This corn on the cob recipe is the easiest way to cook summer corn.  Season shucked corn on the cob, wrap in foil, and let your slow cooker do the rest.

Slow cooker corn on the cob long 2

I grew up in a small farming community in northwestern Michigan.  The farmers in our county grew a lot of asparagus and corn on the cob.  While I didn’t appreciate those large, tender spears of asparagus as a kid, I absolutely adored fresh corn on the cob.

So did my dad and as soon as corn was in season, we’d eat corn on the cob with pretty much every dinner.  We’d slather the corn in butter,  cover it in salt and eat it straight off the cob.

My mom always cooked the corn in batches in a large pot of boiling water so that’s how I’ve always cooked it.  But when the summer temperatures outside soar in Vegas, the last thing I want to do is heat up the kitchen with a huge vat of boiling water.

It occurred to me that I could probably cook corn on the cob in my slow cooker.  I had willing volunteers to try it out and it was a success!

corn on the cob

Shuck the corn and remove the silk.  I spread butter on each cob and then seasoned with salt and pepper.  In retrospect, I think I’d butter it after it was cooked.  Too much of the butter drained off in to the foil.  If I’m going to eat butter, I want to see it.

corn on the cob

Wrap each cob of corn in a piece of foil and seal tightly.  Layer the corn in a slow cooker seal side up so the juices don’t run out.

I cooked 4 ears of corn and ended up switching to a smaller 4 quart slow cooker than the black one pictured.  You could easily fit 6-8 ears in a 6 quart slow cooker.

I cooked the ears on high for about 2.5 hours. I checked at 2 hours and they weren’t quite done yet but every slow cooker is different.  If you need more time, try on low for 4 hours and start checking.

corn on the cob

Unwrap the corn and it’s ready to eat.  I think this would be a great way to cook corn on the cob for a party or barbecue.  Just keep it warm right in the slow cooker and let guests help themselves.

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob Recipe

Yield: 4-8

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes


  • Corn the cob, 4-6 ears
  • Tin foil
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Shuck each ear of corn and remove silk.
  2. Butter each ear and add salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Roll each ear in tin foil and seal tightly. Cook in a slow cooker for at least 2 hours on high and 4 hours on low. Keep checking and cook until corn is soft and cooked.


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  • Barbara 10/30
    May 31, 2018

    Great way to cook the corn…… and taste soooo good….THANKS

  • Linda Jones
    March 30, 2017

    My corn always seem so boring, I can never decide how to cook it and slow cooking sounds great. It’s such a great vegetable so healthy too. Many thanks for the ideas Camille

  • Theresa
    June 22, 2016

    Oh, wowo looks like these turned out amazing. I’ll have to try this sometime.
    Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared See you again soon.

  • Frugal Hausfrau
    June 21, 2016

    I think it’s a great idea! And it looks like it cooked beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!


  • Quinn Caudill
    June 21, 2016

    What a great idea to cook corn. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Pinned!

  • Kim Amy
    June 15, 2016

    I love this idea, my favorite recipes are just as simple and delicious. Can’t wait until peak corn time…on the cob is the best! FYI found you through the totally terrific tuesday link party 88

  • samantha
    June 14, 2016

    I love corn on the cob and have my husband grill it for me a few times a month! I have to get corn cob holders for my son though, he hates touching the corn. 😉 Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!

  • Audrey
    June 14, 2016

    Nothing says summer like fresh corn on the cob! Thanks for sharing on Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays.

  • Helen
    June 12, 2016

    I never thought of corn in the slow cooker. What a great idea! Thanks for linking up at What’s for Dinner

  • Rhonda Gales
    June 12, 2016

    Stopping by from Sunday’s Best Linkup. I love the slow cooker idea, and will be using it for my 4th of July BBQ. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nell Foster
    July 10, 2015

    What a great way to keep the corn warm. Plus, I imagine the ears wouldn’t dry out that way.

    • Camille
      July 13, 2015

      Nope! But you CAN overcook corn so you do have to kind of watch it. The slow cooker is so low, though, that it would take a while.

  • Sheena
    July 7, 2015

    I never knew you could cook it in the slow cooker!! Thanks for sharing this awesome tip!! Thanks for joining at #HomeMattersParty I hope you will join us again this week!!

  • Lou Lou Girls
    July 5, 2015

    Great idea. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  • Echo
    July 4, 2015

    This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing it at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  • Shae
    June 30, 2014

    Wow I would have never thought to try a slow cooker with this! Great idea!!

    • Camille
      July 2, 2014

      I know! Why did it take years to think of this?!

  • Jocelyn
    June 23, 2014

    What a fun way to do corn! I never seem to get it right because I’m busy doing the potato salad and dessert! Thanks for sharing on Time to Sparkle this week!

    • Camille
      June 25, 2014

      Thanks for a great party, Jocelyn!

  • Jennifer Johnson
    June 21, 2014

    Great idea! I can never decide how to cook my corn. I will try this method this week.

  • Antionette Blake
    June 20, 2014

    Great share! Thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty – Happy Summer Solstice 2014!

  • kristi
    June 19, 2014

    This sounds yummy, Camille! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us! Pinning this!

  • Lori Hart
    June 19, 2014

    I usually cook my corn on the grill wrapped in foil, but this is a great idea if it’s too cold outside (I can be a wuss) I found your recipe over at the Living Well, Spending Less link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Have a wonderful day!!

  • Barb
    June 18, 2014

    I love this idea, and yes, I’d much prefer not to heat up the kitchen if I can.

    Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday!

  • Cindy Howell
    June 18, 2014

    What a great idea! I never seem to get it right on the stove because I’m not paying attention. I’m going to try this for our next cookout!!! 🙂