How to Heat Frozen Corn on the Cob

By Kaitlin Meilert

Corn on the cob is a nutritious, tasty side dish or snack that you can easily grill, bake, microwave, boil or cook in a pressure cooker. Cooking frozen corn cobs is not much different than cooking fresh corn, though it takes a little longer. You don't even have to thaw frozen corn cobs before cooking, but you can always place them in the fridge in the morning or in the microwave for a few minutes to reduce cook time.

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You can heat frozen corn on the cob the same way you cook fresh, though it takes longer.

Grill

Step 1

Rub butter and/or sprinkle salt, pepper or other seasonings of your choice over each frozen corn cob while the grill heats up.

Step 2

Wrap each corn cob individually in a sheet of aluminum foil and place it on the grill.

Step 3

Grill the corn cobs for 25 to 35 minutes to allow them to both thaw and cook. Keep the grill lid closed except to occasionally turn the corn cobs.

Oven

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5

Rub butter and/or sprinkle salt, pepper or other seasonings of your choice over each frozen corn cob.

Step 6

Wrap each corn cob individually in a sheet of aluminum foil and place it on the upper rack of your oven. Place an oven-safe dish on the lower rack in case butter drips out of the foil.

Step 7

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until thoroughly cooked.

Microwave

Step 8

Place frozen corn cobs in a microwave-safe dish, add 1/4 cup water and cover with plastic wrap, or wrap each corn cob individually in damp paper towels. Leave a small opening for steam to escape if covering corn cobs in a microwave-safe dish.

Step 9

Microwave two to three corn cobs on high heat for approximately four to six minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Heat four to five corn cobs for approximately eight to 10 minutes.

Step 10

Rub butter and/or sprinkle salt, pepper or other seasonings of your choice over each cooked corn cob.

Pressure Cooker

Step 11

Pour one cup of water into the pressure cooker.

Step 12

Place frozen corn cobs in the steamer basket and put it in the pressure cooker so that it sits just above the water.

Step 13

Place the pressure cooker on the stove over medium-high heat until it comes up to pressure.

Step 14

Cook the corn cobs for four to five minutes over medium heat.

Step 15

Release the pressure quickly, remove corn, and butter and season as desired.

Boil

Step 16

Pour cold water into a pot large enough to fit your frozen corn cobs. Use just enough water to completely cover the corn cobs.

Step 17

Bring water to a boil and place the corn cobs into the pot.

Step 18

Boil the corn cobs for five to seven minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Carefully remove corn cobs with a pair of tongs, and butter and season as desired.