Corn on the Cob

Corn on the Cob

You might be used to preparing corn on the grill, but steaming locks in more nutrients and preserves each kernel's juiciness. Whether you like your corn topped with butter, parmesan, cheese, or something else (see Serving Suggestions for inspiration), it's a choose-your-own adventure with this summertime staple.


All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

2 min

Cook Time

4-5 min

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  • 1 ear of corn
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter, optional


  1. Remove husks and silk from the corn. Rinse under cold water and cut each ear of corn in half.
  2. Place the corn halves in the Anyday dish and splash with a few drops of cold water. Season corn with a pinch of salt and butter if desired. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  3. Cook in the microwave for 4-5 minutes or until corn is tender.
  4. Enjoy the steamed corn with your favorite toppings — see our serving suggestions below!

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Butter, za'atar seasoning, and lime juice
  • Butter, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder
  • Olive oil, black pepper, parmesan, and romano cheese (corn cacio e pepe)
  • Honey, mustard, and parsley
  • Butter, brown sugar, and chopped crispy bacon
  • Greek yogurt, feta cheese, and fresh basil
  • Hummus and paprika
  • Guacamole, chopped cilantro, and crumbled tortilla chips
  • Hot honey
  • Cream cheese and everything bagel seasoning
  • Sriracha and lime juice
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.