Try this recipe for slow cooker corn on the cob the next time you have a crowd to feed, a full grill, and not enough hands. I love that you can set this up ahead of time so that you can be free to watch the grill or serve some drinks at your next BBQ!
We’ve always been in the habit of making our corn on the cob on the grill every summer and honestly it’s delicious that way. The only problem is that it can be a little labor-intensive and it can take up a lot of space on the grill, which can be a problem when you’re also trying to cook the rest of your meal and keep the kids entertained at the same time. It can also make dinner take a lot longer to cook! I had this idea to try making this slow cooker corn on the cob to make BBQ days a little more relaxing. I love that I can set this up in the early afternoon and all we need to do is open up the slow cooker and serve this corn on the cob up when dinner time rolls around.
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So here’s how it’s done!
How to Make Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob
This recipe is for about 4 cobs of corn, but you can make as many cobs as you need by using a bigger slow cooker! I used a small 6 quart Crock Pot for this, but if you’re serving a big crowd I’m sure you could borrow a few slow cookers and have a whole bunch going at once!
When your corn is ready, you can get fancy by squeezing in some fresh lemon juice and mixing in some homemade herb butter, or you can just serve the corn up as-is and let everyone add their butter, salt, and whatever else they like on it themselves. When we’re cooking fresh corn from the garden, I find it’s so good on its own that it really doesn’t even need anything else!
Here’s the full printable recipe so you can keep this idea on hand for your next BBQ, potluck, or big family dinner!
- 4 Cobs of Corn
- 1/3 cup Water
- Butter (optional)
- Salt (optional)
Remove the husks from your cobs of corn and place them in your slow cooker. Add the water. If you're doing more corn in a larger slow cooker (I used a 6 quart Crock Pot for 4 cobs of corn), double the amount of water used.
Cook on high for three hours.
When the corn is done, drain the water and stir in butter and salt to taste, or serve the corn as-is and let everyone add what they like at the table.
Have you ever tried making slow cooker corn on the cob? Did you do it differently?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.