5 from 2 votes
The Best Corn on the Cob
The Best Corn on the Cob
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

The best corn on the cob is crisp-tender and sweet with no sugar added! Learn how to make steamed corn on the cob, and it'll become your favorite method!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn on the cob, easy, steamed corn
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 77 kcal
Author: Cooking with Mamma C
  • 4-6 ears of corn (shucked & rinsed clean)
  • hot water- you will need the water two inches high in a steam pot
  • butter to serve
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Let the water come to a boil in a covered pot while you clean the corn. Set your cleaned ears of corn in a steam basket that fits in the pot. When the water boils, place the steam basket into the pot (the water should not be touching the bottom of the basket.)
  2. Cover and cook for ten minutes, then turn off the heat and let the corn sit, covered, for 10-15 minutes more.
  3. Serve with butter, salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Corn on the Cob
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.