Corn on the Cob

// Corn on the Cob

Prep Time

2 min

Cook Time

5-6 min

Free Time

to catch up on your podcast queue

You might be used to preparing corn on the grill, but steaming locks in more nutrients and preserves each kernel's juiciness. Whether you like your corn topped with butter, parmesan, cheese, or something else (see Serving Suggestions for inspiration), it's a choose-your-own adventure with this summertime staple.


All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

Look no further for making poached eggs, desserts, dips, and small portions of meat or fish.

The Anyhand Mitts

Handle hot Anyday dishes with care with these microwave mitts that double as trivets!

Please select a product

Select your serving size and microwave wattage in the dropdown. The recipe will change accordingly.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.


To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w


  • 1 ear of corn
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter, optional


  1. Remove husks and silk from the corn. Rinse under cold water and cut each ear of corn in half.
  2. Place the corn halves in the Anyday dish and splash with a few drops of cold water. Season corn with a pinch of salt and butter if desired. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  3. Cook in the microwave for 5-6 minutes or until corn is tender.
  4. Enjoy the steamed corn with your favorite toppings — see our serving suggestions below!

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Middle Eastern Spice: Butter or ghee, za'atar seasoning, and lime juice
  • Corn Cacio e pepeOlive oil, black pepper, and parmesan cheese.
  • Sweet Heat: Butter, hot honey, and chopped crispy bacon.
  • Elote: Crema, Tajin, chopped cilantro, and crumbled tortilla chips.

Recipe notes

  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

Shop our bestsellers

$30 savings

The Complete Set

Shop now
$25 savings

The Everyday Set

Shop now
$5 savings

The Starter Set

Shop now
$25 savings

Emerald Collection

Shop now