How Long Does It Take to Cook Fresh Sweet Corn?

By Mike Andrews

Fresh sweet corn is a popular summer treat that doesn't take long to cook. The cooking time varies depending on how you choose to prepare the corn.

It's easy to cook fresh sweet corn.


Cooking fresh sweet corn in boiling water is simple: Shuck the corn. Bring water to a boil in a large pot and boil the corn for five to 10 minutes, depending on how soft you like your corn.


You can cook fresh sweet corn in the microwave in just minutes. Shuck the ears and wrap them in plastic cling wrap. Microwave them for 90 seconds per ear.


Corn on the cob tastes delicious when cooked on the grill. Do not shuck the corn. Soak the ears in a large dish of cold water for at least 15 minutes. Remove the corn from the water and carefully pull back the husks. Do not remove them completely. Remove the silk, though. Brush the corn with olive oil or butter and replace the husks. Grill the corn over medium heat for about 15 minutes, until you can see the silhouette of the kernels through the husk.