Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a beloved summer staple that adds a touch of sweetness and flavor to your gatherings. This Crock Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe is an effortless way to cook flavorful corn.

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob is a great side dish for any occasion. With only a few minutes of prep, you will have fresh corn for your family or any summertime cookout.

Summer is full of all kinds of fun activities, sporting events, swimming, camping, and cookouts.  Corn is served a lot during the summer months, and cooking corn is one of my favorite things to cook. Fresh corn is the best, but frozen corn can be just as good.

Corn on the cob in a slow cooker/crockpot with text overlay.

Why This Recipe Is Fabulous

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob is a must-try for all corn lovers. Once you experience this method, it might just become your new go-to for cooking a large batch of corn. This recipe works for fresh summer corn as well as frozen corn.

Effortless Prep: That’s the magic of this recipe—it’s the easiest way to cook corn to perfection. With just a few minutes of shucking fresh corn or opening a bag of frozen corn, you will have a perfect side dish everyone will love.

Hands-Off Cooking: Hosting a gathering, cookout, or holiday dinner often requires filling up the grill or using the oven. This corn recipe’s beauty is that it allows you to set the crock pot, forget it, and let the corn simmer away while you visit with your guests or take care of other preparations.

Serves a Crowd: This easy recipe is suitable for a family dinner, summer cookouts, or a big backyard barbecue. Add as many ears of corn as you desire and feed a lot of people or just a few. It’s an easy side dish for any occasion.

Easy Clean-Up: Since the corn cooks in the slow cooker, dirtying up a lot of pans is unnecessary. This is one of my favorite recipes to cook during the holidays. Crockpot corn frees up my stove top, allowing me to prepare other dishes.

Your Crock Pot Is Easy and Handy

My crock pot gets a lot of use during the summer months. Set it and forget it, and let the time and heat work their magic. Why should you heat up your kitchen when it’s so hot outside? Yes, there are several ways to cook corn–you could throw it on the grill or boil it in a pot of water- and they would be great–but this way is really effortless.  Seriously, using your crock pot is easy and handy. Just plug in your crock pot, add your corn, and in 4-6 hours, you will have a delicious side dish of tasty and tender corn.

Corn on the cob in a black crock pot bowl with text overlay.
Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

Sweet corn and/or field corn are both great in the crock pot. If you like creamed corn, be sure to try this recipe. It’s also made in the crock pot and super easy. We have planted both sweet and field corn in our garden, but we mostly plant field corn. This corn can be harvested for us to eat during the summer months, and some to can/preserve for wintertime enjoyment. We try to plant enough corn for our family as well as our farm animals to eat during the winter months. I will post a recipe later on How to Can Corn.

Ingredients Needed for Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

With these ingredients, you’ll create a mouthwatering batch of crock pot corn on the cob that’s tender, flavorful, and perfectly seasoned. Whether enjoyed as a tasty side dish at a summer barbecue or for a cozy meal, this recipe is sure to delight. Please see the printable recipe card below for the amounts.

Corn on the Cob—This is the star ingredient for this recipe. Whether you use fresh or frozen corn, the results will be mouthwatering.

Butter – Butter adds richness to the corn. I use half a stick of butter but feel free to use as much as you desire.

Salt and Pepper – Salt and Black Pepper enhance the flavor of the corn and season it as it cooks. 

Water ( enough to cover the corn) – Cover the corn with water. The amount varies depending on the size of your crock pot and the amount of corn you are cooking.

When I cook corn, I fill the crock pot with it. Why only cook a few pieces? Leftover corn is good for lunch the next day! Corn on the cob is a must-have for a summer cookout, lunch, or dinner. Go ahead and cook some up today!

Corn Toppings

Feel free to mix and match these toppings to create your own corn masterpiece. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, spicy, or tangy, there’s a topping variation for everyone. This is a delicious recipe and can be adapted to suit any taste preference. 

Classic Butter and Salt – You just can’t beat a classic. Add softened butter, salt, and pepper. The best way to serve delicious corn.

Mexican Street Corn – I do love Mexican street corn. Spread a mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, and lime juice over each ear of corn. Sprinkle some crumbled cheese, paprika, cayenne pepper, and cilantro over the top.

Parmesan and Fresh Herbs – Another way to enjoy this easy crock pot corn is with simplicity. Cover with butter and sprinkle some parmesan and herbs of choice over the top.

Barbecue Bacon Ranch—If you really want to elevate this corn, brush each ear with your favorite BBQ sauce, drizzle with ranch dressing, and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Amazing!

Recipe Tips

These are just a few simple tips and a few of my favorite ways to make this recipe. A perfect side dish for any time of year.

  • Using frozen corn is easy. It’s already cleaned and ready for the crock pot, but fresh corn is so much better. If you grow corn, this is a fantastic and fast way to prepare corn on the cob, but you may also find fresh corn at your local farmers’ market while it is in season.
  • Depending on the size of your slow cooker, you may need to trim the corn ears to fit in the pot.
  • After the corn has cooked, set the crock pot to the warm setting while the rest of the dinner is being prepared.
  • This is an amazing way to serve a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, or any summertime barbecue bash. 

How To Store Leftover Corn

Allow the corn to cool before storing it in an airtight container or zip-top bag in the refrigerator. It will keep for 3-4 days. If you have a lot of leftover corn, try this Easy Corn Salad with Jalapenos, an amazing corn recipe perfect for serving on hot days. To Reheat: place the corn in the microwave and heat until warm, or place it on the grill and heat until hot.

Recipe FAQs

How Do I Know When My Corn Is Done?

Your corn is done when it is tender and can be pierced easily with a fork. Start with the recommended cooking time and then test for desired doneness.

Can I Keep The Corn Warm In The CrockPot Before Serving?

Yes, once the corn has completed cooking, set your slow cooker to the warm setting and keep warm until you are ready to serve.

More Slow Cooker Recipes

Crock Pot Creamed Corn Crock Pot Creamed Corn is a simple side dish for any night of the week or special occasion when you need to feed a crowd. Whole kernel corn, cream cheese, butter, heavy cream, sugar, salt, and pepper tossed in a crockpot and turned on. 

Crock Pot BBQ Ribs — These Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs are easy to prepare and cook. They are “fall off the bone” good! They are tender, juicy, and sticky sweet! So break out the paper towels and bring your appetite!!

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili –-Chicken, cream cheese, vegetables, and Ranch deliver an amazing pot of soup perfect for a weeknight meal, ball games, or family gatherings.

Check out this Broccoli and Rice Casserole and Quick and Easy Corn Casserole for more side dishes.

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

Crock Pot Corn On The Cob

Gina Abernathy
Crock Pot Corn on the Cob is a great side dish for any occasion. With just a few items and very little prep work, you will have fresh corn for your family or any summer time cookout.
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10


  • 10-12 ears of corn on the cob
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 Stick butter
  • Water to cover corn
  • salt and pepper


  • If using frozen corn, place corn in crock pot. If using fresh corn; husk corn, remove silks, cut in half, put in crock pot.
  • Add butter and salt.
  • Cover with water.
  • Set crock pot to high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  • When finished cooking, remove corn. Add more butter to each piece and season with salt and pepper.
Keyword Crockpot Corn on the Cob

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