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How to Boil Corn on the Cob

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.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 58 kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

Nutrition Facts
How to Boil Corn on the Cob
Amount Per Serving
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1766mg77%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 126IU3%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.