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Air Fryer Frozen Corn on the Cob

3-ingredient air fryer frozen corn on the cob is ready to serve in just 15 minutes! Enjoy delicious sweet corn for backyard barbecues, family dinners, and more.

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Overhead view of four ears of corn that have been prepared in the air fryer.

Who doesn’t love corn on the cob, especially in the summertime? Unfortunately, I don’t always love going to the store just for fresh corn or trying to figure out how long to boil, roast, or grill the cobs. Air fryer frozen corn on the cob solves all of that!

This super easy recipe can go from freezer to table in 15 minutes flat. And all you have to do is flip the cobs once, then add your desired amount of butter with salt and pepper when they’re done. It seriously couldn’t be easier.

So whether you’re having an impromptu backyard barbecue or you’re just looking for a super easy side dish the whole family will devour, this recipe fits the bill. Best of all, you can get frozen corn on the cob all year round. No more waiting for summer just to enjoy yummy sweet corn!

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Overhead view of four unprepared ears of corn on a white plate.

How to Cook Frozen Corn on the Cob

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STEP ONE: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

STEP TWO: Place the frozen corn on the cob in the air fryer basket in a single layer. 

Overhead view of four unprepared ears of corn in a black air fryer basket.

STEP THREE: Air fry for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through the cook time, until corn on the cob is cooked through.

Overhead view of four prepared ears of seasoned corn in a black air fryer basket.

STEP FIVE: Using tongs, transfer the corn to a plate. Spread with your desired amount of butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve hot. 

Close up view of corn prepared in the air fryer with a pat of butter on top.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Frozen Corn

How Long to Cook Frozen Corn on the Cob in the Air Fryer

This is going to depend on the size of your ears of corn as well as the make and model of your air fryer. However, I find that 10-12 minutes is usually a pretty safe range.

The first sign your corn is ready is that the kernels will turn a bright yellow and get plumper. I recommend testing them with a fork to see if they’re tender, which is what we’re looking for.

The corn on the cob may get a little golden brown around the edges, which is normal when cooking in the air fryer. However, you want to make sure the ears don’t get too brown, which could mean they’re overcooked.

Four delicious ears of corn prepared from frozen in an air fryer.

Tips for Making the Best Frozen Corn in the Air Fryer

  • Don’t thaw the corn on the cob ahead of time. Leave the ears of corn in the freezer until you’re ready to put them in the air fryer. If using fresh corn on the cob, use this recipe instead.
  • Always let the air fryer preheat before adding the corn. This will keep the temperature stable, which helps make the kernels super tender.
  • Remember to turn the corn on the cob halfway through the cooking time. Rotating the ears allows the heat to circulate around all sides so the corn cooks evenly.
  • Look for bright yellow kernels to tell you the corn is done cooking. You can also test the kernels with a fork to make sure they’re tender.
  • Have the butter, salt, and pepper ready when the corn comes out so you can add them right away. Everything will stick much better when the corn is still nice and hot.

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four pieces of corn on the cob on a plate with butter on top

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Yield: 4 Servings

Air Fryer Frozen Corn on the Cob

Four delicious ears of corn prepared from frozen in an air fryer.

Super easy air fryer frozen corn on the cob can go from freezer to table in just 15 minutes! Simply air fry, add a little butter with salt and pepper, and dig in. It’s that easy!

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cobs corn, frozen
  • Butter (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes. Spray the inner basket with cooking spray.
  2. Place frozen corn in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through the cook time, until it's cooked through.
  3. Transfer corn using tongs to a plate, then spread with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper while hot, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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