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How to Boil Corn on the Cob

Lil' Luna
Boiling corn on the cob is a cinch! You will love this juicy corn on the cob to put on the side of any summer meal.
4.63 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 58 kcal


  • 1 qt water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3-4 cobs of corn


  • Fill a large pot with water.  Pour 1 quart of water per ear into your largest pot, add kosher salt, then bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling add the corn. Be sure you do not over crowd the pot.
  • As soon as the water returns to a boil, the corn is done. This should only take 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and cover the pot with a lid. The corn can stay in the hot water for up to 30 minutes. 


Calories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1766mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 126IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Boiled Corn, Boiled Corn on the Cob, Corn on the Cob
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