Corn on the cob is a tasty side dish or snack that's easy to grill, bake, microwave, pressure cook or boil. Cooking it from frozen isn't much different than cooking fresh corn—it just takes a little longer. No need to even thaw frozen corn cobs, but placing them in the fridge in the morning or in the microwave for a few minutes reduces cook time.

Grilling

While the grill heats up, rub butter and sprinkle seasonings over each frozen corn cob.

Wrap each cob individually in a sheet of aluminum foil.

Place the cobs on the grill for 25 to 35 minutes with the lid closed, turning the cobs occasionally.

Baking in the Oven

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Rub butter and sprinkle seasonings over each frozen corn cob.

Wrap each cob individually in a sheet of aluminum foil.

Place the cobs on the upper rack of the oven with an oven-safe dish on the lower rack in case butter drips out of the foil. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until thoroughly cooked.

Microwave Cooking

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

Microwave on high heat until thoroughly cooked.

  • Two to three corn cobs: Heat for approximately 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Four to five corn cobs: Heat for approximately 8 to 10 minutes.

Rub butter and sprinkle seasonings over each cooked corn cob.

Pressure Cooking

Pour 1 cup water into the pressure cooker.

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

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

Reduce heat to medium and cook the corn cobs 4 to 5 minutes.

Release the pressure quickly.

Remove the corn cobs and butter and season them as desired.

Boiling

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

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

Boil the corn cobs 5 to 7 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Carefully remove corn cobs with a pair of tongs, and butter and season as desired.

Tip

Season corn with any variety of spices and herbs, including oregano, thyme, red pepper and chili powder.

About the Author

Kaitlin Meilert

Kaitlin Meilert has been writing since 2006. Her articles have appeared in "Reality Check Girl Magazine," "Hilltop Views" and the "Statesman." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English writing and rhetoric from St. Edward's University.