Crock Pot Corn On The Cob is a hands-off way to make corn on the cob ahead of time and keep it warm too. Use multiple crockpots to make corn for a crowd.
Making corn on the cob in a crock pot is super easy, and the bigger your slow cooker, the more corn you can add! There are so many ways to cook corn on the cob, but using a crock pot is our favorite method for parties and potlucks.
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Ingredients Needed for Crock Pot Corn On the Cob
One of the reasons everyone loves making sweet corn is that you only need a couple of ingredients. It’s one of the easiest side dishes to prepare.
Corn On the Cob
- Choose fresh sweet corn with bright green husks, moist stems, and tassels.
- Farm stands and farmer’s markets are great places to look during corn season.
- We were able to fit five cobs in our crock pot. You may be able to fit more or less depending on the size of your slow cooker.
- The water will steam the corn on the cob and keep it from drying out.
- An alternative to adding water would be to wrap each cob in foil.
- We always serve slow cooker corn on the cob with butter and salt.
- You could also set out flavored butter such as garlic butter or pesto butter.
- Other popular toppings include parmesan, cotija cheese, parsley, or lime juice.
How To Make Crock Pot Corn On The Cob
Peel the Corn
- Start by peeling the corn on the cob. Firmly grab a few of the husks and some of the silks at the top of the cob and pull them downward and off.
- Continue peeling until all of the husks have been removed.
- Then, remove any remaining silks and discard them.
Arrange the Corn on the Cob in Crock Pot
- Stack the peeled corn on the cob in a large slow cooker.
- If you want to fit more corn in your crock pot, you can cut or break the cobs in half so that all of the empty spaces can be filled.
- When making corn on the cob for a crowd, use a large slow cooker like this roasting oven or multiple crock pots.
Cook the Crock Pot Corn
- Add a little water to the slow cooker. Then, put the lid on and cook the corn on high for 2-3 hours until hot and tender.
- Once the corn on the cob is hot, it is ready to eat with plenty of salt and butter!
- You can serve it right out of the slow cooker when serving buffet style or transfer the corn to a platter when dining at the table.
Storage and Leftovers
- Allow leftover corn on the cob to cool, and then store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- Another option is to cut the leftover corn off of the cob before storing it. Leftover corn can be used in other recipes, such as corn chowder, corn dip, or corn casserole.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can definitely prepare corn on the cob in advance! The best way to do so is to cook in a slow cooker. Since it takes 2-3 hours to cook, you can spend that time getting other things ready for the party.
Peeling the corn is the most time-consuming hands-on part so get that out of the way early in the day or even the day before. Store the peeled corn loosely in a plastic bag in the fridge to keep it moist until ready to use (but don’t store it in the fridge for more than two days).
Then, a few hours before eating, put the corn in the crockpot, following the recipe below.
The best way to keep corn warm for a party is in a slow cooker. Once the corn is cooked, turn the slow cooker to the warm or low setting, depending on your slow cooker, and remove the lid. If there isn’t already water in the bottom of the slow cooker, add a cup of hot water.
Using the slow cooker without the lid will allow the steam and heat to rise and escape keeping the corn warm without overcooking it. This warming method can be used even if you boil corn on the cob, roast it in the oven, or cook it on the grill.
Always keep in mind that the best way to eat corn is immediately after it has been cooked, so don’t plan on keeping it warm in the slow cooker for a long period of time.
Although you can wrap it in foil, it is unnecessary. The reason for wrapping corn on the cob in foil is to steam the corn, but cooking it in the slow cooker with a little water and a lid does that for you. We suggest that you can make crock pot corn without foil and save the foil for something else!
Yes, you can cook frozen corn in a crock pot. This is a great option during the winter, but keep in mind that frozen corn will be softer. See our post about how to freeze corn on the cob to stock your freezer for the off-season!
What To Serve With Corn On The Cob
Here are a few of our favorite main dishes to serve with corn on the cob.
Crock Pot Corn On The Cob
- 5 ears corn on the cob
- 1 cup water
- Peel the corn on the cob and remove the silks.
- Stack the corn in the slow cooker and add the water.
- Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours until the corn is hot and tender.