Hand holding microwave corn in husk being pulled out.

Microwave Corn on the Cob in Husk

Microwave Corn in the husk. It's the easiest way to enjoy fresh corn and you don't have to mess with any silk!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 77kcal
Author Marjory Pilley


  • 4 each corn on the cob


  • Place the corn on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high as follows:
    1 ear – 2 minutes
    2 ears – 4 minutes
    3 ears – 5 minutes
    4 ears – 6 minutes
  • Allow the corn to cool untouched after cooking for about 5 minutes.
  • Cut about 1 inch off of the end of the corn that has a stub. Don’t cut the end with the silk showing.
  • Grab the end of the corn with the silk and pull it away, rocking gently if needed to begin the process.



  1. Store corn in the husk in a cool place or the refrigerator until you're ready to cook it.
  2. You can also freeze corn on the cob in the husk.
  3. Timing will vary based upon microwave wattage. Start with suggestion and add additional time as necessary.
  4. Corn will be very hot. Hold one end with a hand towel.
  5. If you're having trouble pulling off the husk, peel the top back a little to help get it started.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Iron: 0.5mg