Microwaved Corn on the Cob Recipe | Side Dish Recipe | PBS Food

Microwaved Corn on the Cob

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Want a quick and easy snack? Only cooking for one? Microwaved corn on the cob is perfect for late afternoon cravings or a fast way to get a vegetable on the dinner table. Best of all, it is low in calories.

Source: Adapted from Light and Tasty



  • Fresh corn on the cob


  1. Husk and de-silk corn. Wrap each ear individually in wax paper.
  2. Microwave on high 2 minutes for each ear of corn (for example: 4 ears would cook for 8 minutes). Remove from microwave.
  3. Carefully remove wax paper allowing for steam to escape. Corn will be hot!

Nutrition Info

Each ear provides 80 calories, 10 calories from fat, 1 gram fat, 0 gram saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 19 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams sugars, 3 grams protein
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