Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is a simple, tasty air fryer side. Our quick & easy recipe tastes as good as grilled corn on the cob- maybe better!
Corn on the cob is a classic summertime side- tastes great boiled, pressure-cooked, grilled, or even air fried! For some other favorite corn on the cob recipes, take a look at Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob and Instant Pot Corn on the Cob.
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Winter’s finally starting to wrap up and I am eager for things to start warming up! After being cooped up inside all season, I’m sure we’re all wanting to get to grilling out and evenings by the pool. We’ve been so eager to get grilling that we’ve even snuck a few grill-outs in already between the rain storms and last-minute cold snaps. We’ve had some grilled hamburgers and hotdogs but never got around to making some grilled corn on the cob, so I decided to scratch that itch another way! I can get a lot of those grilled corn flavors by making some Air Fryer Corn on the Cob.
That’s right, I have another tasty recipe that uses one of my favorite kitchen gadgets! I’ve made all sorts of air fryer recipes in the pasts: proteins, main dishes, sides, and even a few desserts. Now, I can make corn on the cob that tastes just as good- maybe even better- than grilled corn on the cob! Air Fried Corn on the Cob is cooked through perfectly and grabs just the right amount of browning and color from cooking. All of this without the hassle of warming up the grill or keeping things from burning up!
Even if the weather holds up and stays perfect for grilling for a while, I’m definitely going to keep making plenty of corn in the air fryer. It’s just too easy to prep the corn and get it air frying! This recipe is definitely worth a try: it’s a must if your grill-out plans get cancelled by a sudden rain-storm or cold day. Even if the weather’s fine, you might find yourself loving this more than the grilled corn!
Enjoyed our recipe? Try some other corn recipes next!
We really like this Scalloped Corn Casserole we made a few years back. It has this lovely creamed corn filling with a buttery crushed Ritz cracker topping. Works great as a weeknight or holiday dinner!
Nothing really beats homemade salsa, especially when it tastes as good as our Corn Salsa. When my Chipotle stopped serving this stuff, I knew I had to figure out a recipe and make some myself: the result is a pico de gallo style salsa that’s wonderful as a chip dip! Made with fresh ingredients, this is a hard salsa to top.
Creamed corn is a classic southern side dish that you can make easy with our Slow Cooker Creamed Corn recipe. This recipe really is as simple as tossing everything into the slow cooker and letting it do all the work for you- so easy! The result is a creamed corn that is creamy and delicious with just the right hint of sweetness to it.
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob Ingredients
Corn – We think this recipe works best with fresh ears of corn that are shucked and cleaned. If you want to make Air Fryer Frozen Corn on the Cob, we’d recommend thawing out the frozen corn before following our recipe below.
Oil – You can either massage the corn with oil or spray it on. For oils, we recommend using something light like a cheaper olive oil or canola oil spray.
Seasonings – Salt and pepper at the very least. You can also hit your corn with more seasonings after it’s done cooking. For something like Mexican elote, slather with mayo after cooking and coat with chili powder, cilantro, and garlic.
Butter – For finishing. Consider using something like our Easy Garlic Butter Spread for extra flavor!
How to air fry Corn on the Cob
Coat the corn with oil and season with salt and pepper.
Air fry the corn at around 375 degrees for 12-16 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking.
Remove corn from air fryer, finish with butter, and serve.
Prep your ears of corn by coating with oil and seasoning with salt and pepper. We recommend breaking the ears in half so they fit into the air fryer better. After oiling and seasoning, transfer the corn to the air fryer basket.
Air fry at around 375 degrees for about 12-16 minutes. Keep an eye on them- everyone’s air fryer seems to work a little differently- and turn over them about halfway through the cooking time. You’re looking for the kernels to get tender and to pick up a bit of color. When they’re cooked to your liking, pull the corn from the air fryer. Finish your Air Fryer Corn on the Cob with some butter and enjoy!
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
- 3 ear Corn shucked and broken in half
- 1 tbsp Canola Oil Spray
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp Butter softened
- Rub or spray oil on corn.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Break ears in half (if not already done).
- Place corn in air fryer at 375 for 7 minutes.
- Turn corn and cook 6-9 more minutes, until tender.
- Coat corn in softened butter.