Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob

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How to cook frozen corn on the cob? You make microwave frozen corn on the cob of course. It is easy, it is flavoursome and its fast.

This frozen corn recipe is ideal for a quick dinner side, for summer barbecues or for those times you have some corn in the freezer and want a quick way to cook it.

microwave frozen corn on the cob recipe
Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob Recipe

Frozen Corn On The Cob

I fell in love with frozen corn on the cob thanks to Iceland. We had moved to Portugal, and they opened a supermarket loaded with Iceland products and we just loved a bit of England in Portugal.

The prices were a lot higher than in England, but you don’t really care when you are missing your British food so much.

One area, that we would always bulk buy was the frozen fruit and veggies.

There was no decent alternative in the Portuguese supermarkets, and we would bulk buy the frozen broccoli, the frozen cauliflower, frozen fruit for smoothies as well as the frozen corn on the cob.

If you have read any of our frozen veggie recipes such as air fryer frozen broccoli, air fryer frozen cauliflower or air fryer frozen brussel sprouts, then note, these were all made with Iceland veggies.

But after making delicious frozen broccoli and cauliflower to go with salmon for lunch, our other true favourite was the frozen corn on the cob.

Which you might know as frozen corn cobbettes, or mini frozen corn on the cob. Usually, it comes in a pack of 8 or 9 and is perfect for cooking from frozen.

We will often serve air fryer frozen corn on the cob as a treat for the kids for dinner with a little butter.

But today, we wanted to share with you our experiment of using the same frozen corn on the cob and cooking it in a microwave instead. Would it cook faster? Would it taste as good? Would the kids like it?

Is Frozen Corn Cooked?

This depends…. The frozen corn on the cob that we buy it uncooked and can be cooked from frozen.

But regular bags of frozen corn are usually cooked, and you can just stir it into your food and makes a fantastic quick addition to a stew or casserole.

Best Way To Cook Frozen Corn On The Cob?

The best way for you to cook your frozen corn on the cob is in the microwave. We tested our favourite frozen corn on the cob (that we usually cook in the air fryer) and found that the cook time was nearly half of the air fryer and tasted so delicious too.

Add to this that you are retaining the flavour unlike boiling frozen corn on the cob that ruins the taste and nutrients.

Can You Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob?

Yes, you can microwave frozen corn on the cob and best of all, it tastes AMAZING.

I have cooked regular microwave corn on the cob and decided to take the exact same method to the frozen variety and it worked perfectly.

How To Make Frozen Corn Taste Good?

The method for making corn on the cob taste good, is the same regardless of fresh or frozen corn.

Its all about the light seasoning and the butter and avoiding boiling the corn.

You can also mix and match the seasonings for what you are serving the corn on the cob with.

What To Do With Frozen Corn?

Frozen corn along with canned black beans and frozen peas, are my go to for filling up a stew or a casserole or even a soup. I will often have enough that wont quite fill us all up, so I will add in the frozen corn and other bits and pieces to make a full meal.

Or another thing I do when I want a quick frozen corn side is to make instant pot creamed corn.

Or if you have frozen corn on the cob, I recommend microwaving it and then serving it on the side with your other favourite Saturday night treats such as air fryer frozen chicken wings, ninja foodi pulled pork and of course air fryer potato wedges.

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Microwave Frozen Corn Ingredients

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Corn – I recommend using 1 pack of frozen corn on the cob. You can do less if you prefer. But aim for corn that would fit in 1 large Ziploc bag and no more.  

Water – To steam corn on the cob in the microwave you will need a tablespoon of water into the bottom of your Ziploc bag.

Seasoning – Then for seasoning your frozen corn I recommend you keep it simple with salt and pepper.

Optional – I love cooking frozen corn on the cob with a little butter or margarine. It gives corn on the cob the wow factor. You can also keep this low calorie by using a light margarine such as I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this frozen corn on the cob recipe it has just been our Panasonic Microwave Oven. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of microwave recipes.

How To Cook Frozen Corn On Cob In Microwave?

microwave frozen corn on the cob step by step
  • Liquid. Start by adding your frozen corn on the cobs into your Ziploc bag.
  • Prep. Add seasoning, butter, and a tablespoon of water and seal the Ziploc bag. Shake the bag well to make sure the butter and seasoning and water is well mixed.
  • Microwave. Then place the Ziploc bag into the microwave and microwave frozen corn for 9 minutes.
  • Serve. Check your corn on the cob is piping hot before serving.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to cook frozen corn on the cob in microwave and why it is a firm favourite of mine for a quick veggie side dish for dinner.

How Long To Cook Frozen Corn On The Cob?

The microwave frozen corn on the cob time is JUST 9 minutes. Isn’t that AMAZING? Much faster than air fryer frozen corn on the cob and perfect for a quick cooking veggie side.

Microwave Frozen Corn Tips & Tricks

  • Whilst I use a steamer basket for most veggies in the microwave, I find its much easier to use a Ziploc bag for corn.
  • Make sure your Ziploc bag is properly sealed and not full of air. Otherwise it will leak out during microwaving.
  • If you have leftovers, leave in the fridge, and reheat in the microwave the next day.  

Top Microwave Trick – Many of us have a different microwave wattage. Start checking your frozen corn at the half way point and adjust the cook time as necessary.

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Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob

How to cook frozen corn on the cob? You make microwave frozen corn on the cob of course. It is easy, it is flavoursome and its fast.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Microwave
Servings: 4
Calories: 141kcal

Ingredients

  • 625 g Pack Frozen Mini Corn On The Cob
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Light I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

Kitchen Gadgets

Instructions

  • Place your frozen corn into a Ziploc bag.
    Can You Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob?
  • Add butter and seasoning.
    Can You Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob?
  • Add one tablespoon of water and then seal the Ziploc bag and make sure it is free of air.
    Can You Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob?
  • Give it a good shake and make sure the water, seasoning and butter is well mixed around the corn.
    Can You Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob?
  • Place in the microwave, making sure that has remained sealed as you don’t want the butter leaking out or it failing to steam.
    Can You Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob?
  • Then microwave for 9 minutes or until piping hot.
    Can You Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob?
  • Then add corn holders and serve.
    Can You Microwave Frozen Corn On The Cob?

Notes

Optional – I love my frozen corn on the cob with melted butter, but it is totally optional. You can leave this ingredient out.
Quantity – You can do as few or as many frozen mini corns as will fit in your Ziploc bag. As it was just for three of us, I just microwaved 5 at once and then the rest remained in our freezer.
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Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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