Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

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This Air Fryer Corn on the Cob lets you enjoy fresh summer corn in the simplest way. The most effortless air fryer side dish ever, and still, it comes out moist, tender and beautifully caramelized.

Super Simple Air Fryer Corn of the Cob

Air Fryer corn on the cob is so quick and simple to make! All you need to do is to brush the peeled corn with olive oil, to coat thoroughly. (Or, even better, use your hands!) Then place the corn on the cobs in air fryer basket. And finally, cook for 15 minutes. Easy peasy!

Air Fryer corn is a representative of the most enjoyable aspects of cooking this time of year. The pure taste of summer!

Air fryer corn on the cob


Corn — There’s nothing like freshly harvested corn in the summer.

Olive Oil — Rubbed all over the corn.

Why Air Fry Corn on the Cob?

There are many different ways of cooking corn on the cob. While, I love grilled corn so much, sometimes the weather doesn’t help Or there are also times that I just don’t feel like firing up the grill. Cooking corn in air fryer is super quick, ready in 15 minutes and comes out moist and beautifully caramelized.

How to Make Air Fryer Corn on the Cob:

If you’ve never tried air fried corn on the cob, this method will easily convince you on your first try. It has very minimal prep time, and it always turns out fantastic.

Prepare Corn — Remove the corn’s husk and silk.

Brush with olive oil — and a sprinkle of salt if you’d like.

Air Fry — Place in air fryer basket and cook for 15-16 minutes at 400 °F.

Serve — and enjoy!

If you enjoy recipes with corn, try this Skillet Creamed Corn, next.

Frequently Asked Questions:


Air Fried corn is just as nice the next day! Simply put any leftovers in an air tight container and place in the fridge, they’ll keep well for up to 4 days. You can either eat them cold or heat them up in the air fryer. To re-heat, simply place in the air fryer basket, at 350 F, for 5 minutes or until heated through.

Alternatively, you can use a knife to cut the corn kernels off the cobs and then stir the corn into Salad dips or stir fry.


You sure can! Let the corn corn cool down, place in the freezer bags or in an air tight container. It will keep for up to 1 month.

Defrost overnight in the fridge before serving.

Can You Air Fry Frozen Corn?

Air frying frozen corn on the cob is a great way to have corn all year long! It will keep in the freezer for several months.

Frozen corn is usually stored blanched (partially cooked), so you shouldn’t take to long to cook.

Air Fryer Corn on the cob


Air fryer corn makes a great side dish for almost anything: kabobs, steaks and fish. They also make a great side for many air fryer meals, such as:

Air Fryer Steak Tips

Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Air Fryer Salmon

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob  is definitely one of my favorite side dishes for a cookout. It’s so easy to prepare and amazing how the air fryer enhances the sweetness and brings out the true flavor of corn.

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Air Fryer Corn on the cob

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Prepare Corn — Remove the corn’s husk and silk.
  2. Brush with olive oil — and a sprinkle of salt if you’d like.
  3. Air Fry — Place in air fryer basket and cook for 15-16 minutes at 400 °F.
  4. Serve — and enjoy!

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  1. We love corn on the cob in my household. And knowing this new trick of making the best corn on the cob in air fryer is a bliss. Making me want to make them every so often.

  2. All I can say is THANK YOU!!!
    This corn tastes amazing.
    My eldest daughter is going through a “stage” (insert eyeroll!) and she will only eat vegetables if they have been roasted or cooked on the grill. I get it, I know they have loads more flavor that way, but I am a busy working mum of 5, I don’t want to be firing up the grill on a random Tuesday night!!!
    I have taught her how to do it herself and she has been in charge of veg for the last fortnight, it has been great, she is engaged and she is eating veg.
    But last night she was revising for a chemistry test and so I let her off making veg. That is when I found your recipe. Corn in the air fryer, just as good as roasted or grilled! She ate 2 whole cobs!

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