No matter what time of year it is, eating a buttery piece of corn on the cob is delicious any day. This crockpot corn on the cob is the perfect side dish for a fun barbeque party or a large family dinner where you might need to feed multiple people.
With summer months literally right around the corner, this crockpot corn on the cob is perfect for summer lunch or dinner! While you can make this veggie any time of the year, they are definitely at their best in the summertime.
Once that warm weather hits, it’s time to start buying corn on the cob from your local grocery stores (or if you’re lucky enough to have your own garden, you can grow your own!).
There’s just something so sweet and delicious about cooking corn on the cob that’s in season. That bite, the “pop” of those kernels as they’re cooked perfectly…everything about it is delicious!
But did you know that you can easily get that same taste by using your crockpot to cook your corn? It’s the perfect way to cook and keep a large amount of corn warm for everyone!
Frequently Asked Questions About Cooking Corn On The Cob In The Crockpot
Before I share my corn on the cob recipe, here are a few questions I have gotten from our readers that I wanted to share:
Can I Use Milk Instead Of Water To Cook In The Crockpot?
You can. Many people tend to use milk if they are wanting to bring out the sweetness of the sweet corn flavor. Some actually add a spoonful of sugar to really make it extra sweet.
It’s not my cup of tea but if you like it, go for it!
Can You Keep Corn Warm In A Crockpot?
Yup! Make sure after the corn has been cooked through, set the temperature of the crockpot to WARM as to not overcook or burn the corn.
If you don’t want to keep them in the crockpot, you can also remove each corn and wrap them up in foil. Place them back in to keep them warm!
Crockpot Corn On The Cob
Time to get cooking! All you need are a few simple ingredients and this corn on the cob will be ready in no time at all.
- Corn on the cob
How To Slow Cook Corn On The Cob
Before you add your corn to the crockpot, you will need to take some moments and clean the corn. If you buy fresh corn with the husk still attached, you need to remove that and peel it back from the cob. After they have all been shucked, rinse the cobs under some cool water.
After you have prepped the corn, add 1/4 cup of water to the bottom of your crockpot and place them into your slow cooker.
Take 1/4 cup of butter and slice them into chunks to place them on top of the corn.
Generously season with salt and sprinkle pepper over the top. Set the crockpot on HIGH to cook the corn for 3 hours.
Periodically check in on the corn to make sure it’s cooked through.
Different Ways To Dress Corn
While you get to really enjoy the sweetness of the corn by simply seasoning it with some butter, salt, and pepper, there are a couple of different ways to dress up your corn on the cob.
Here are a couple of seasoning ideas you should try out:
- Garlic Parmesan- Add 2 garlic cloves (or some garlic powder) to some freshly grated parmesan and parsley to sprinkle over the corns.
- Elote- Pick up some crema, mayo, queso fresco, and some chili lime seasoning to make this classic Mexican corn recipe!
- Cilantro Lime Butter- Brush some of this homemade butter blended with some cilantro and a squeeze of lime to get that pop of flavor.
What To Serve With Corn On The Cob
You have the juiciest corn on the cob, all ready to serve… But with what?
I got you covered!
My favorite way to serve corn on the cob is with a nice, juicy piece of steak and a big ole’ baked potato. You know… a “light” meal if you will.
But really, corn goes with everything and so many people love it.
Here are a couple of my go-to main dishes to serve with corn on the cob:
- Chicken Paprika
- Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ribs
- Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich
- Shredded Chicken Stuffed Baked Potato
As you can see, slow cooker corn on the cob goes with practically anything. Enjoy it!
More Crockpot Recipes
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