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Yellow, sunny, good for you and easy to cook to perfection are all reasons to eat frozen corn on the cob. But getting the BEST flavor out of the freezer might be a challenge unless you understand exactly how to cook Frozen Corn on the Cob! Today I’ll give you ALL the ways to cook frozen corn on the cob.

A wonderful American side dish that you can enjoy anytime of the year if you just know how to cook frozen corn on the cob properly. Enjoy alongside some delicious Hangry Hamburgers or Tasty Easy Meatloaf or even with Classic Mashed Potatoes.

Close up photo of a glistening ear of corn sitting on other ears on a blue plate

How to Cook frozen corn on the cob


  • It’s EASY
  • This recipe is FAST and ready in MINUTES!
  • Frozen corn on the cob  is available when out of season
  • You save all of the vitamins, minerals and good for you everything by using frozen corn
  • ALL THE WAYS to cook frozen corn on the cob right here!!
  • Frozen corn on the cob is AFFORDABLE!
  • Corn on the cob (frozen) has a super long shelf life!

How to Cook Frozen Corn on the Cob

  1. Heat water, milk, butter, broth concentrate and seasoning over medium high heat. 
  2. Add frozen corn on the cob to the boiling liquid
  3. Allow to come to a boil again with corn in liquid and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove corn from hot liquids and drain. Serve hot with butter, salt and pepper.




Frozen corn on the cob has been picked when near ripe and then blanched (cooked very briefly in boiling water) and then quickly frozen thus preserving most of the vitamins and nutrients of the fresh vegetable!

This classic frozen corn on the cob always makes me think of this herbed butter for corn on the cob by Martha Stewart and this beautiful grilled corn on the cob by Ina Garten.


In general, frozen corn on the cob can be cooked by:

  • Boiling,
  • Steaming,
  • Microwaving
  • Crockpot
  • Grill

You might have considered cooking frozen corn on the cob using…

  • Instapot
  • Pressure Cooker

Because frozen corn on the cob has already been partially cooked, these are not the best applications for frozen corn on the cob.


  1. The corn on the cob has already been cooked.
  2. What we are aiming to do is to add some flavor so that the cooked version isn’t so bland.
  3. You will not cook frozen corn on the cob very LONG at all.


Always remember to add flavor to your frozen corn on the cob WHILE COOKING, for the BEST possible flavor!.

A plate of yellow corn on the cob sitting on a blue plate

How to cook frozen corn on the cob


All of these spices, herbs, sauces and oils taste good with corn and you can pretty safely mix and match:


  • Vegetable oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Parmesan
  • Melting cheese


  • Season All Salt
  • Mrs. Dash
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Chicken seasoning
  • Various seasoning mix
  • Bacon bits


  • Butter sauce:  Equal mix of melted butter and parmesan cheese (roll the corn in the sauce)
  • Milk (milk is not a sauce, but where else would it go in this list?)
  • Chicken broth (chicken broth concentrate or chicken bouillon)



The recipe card at the end of this post gives the instructions for boiling your frozen corn on the cob so that it will have EXCELLENT flavor.


To steam your corn on the cob:

  • Put 1 quart of water into a saucepan and add 1 chicken bouillon cube or 1 Tbs of chicken broth concentrate and 1 tsp salt.
  • Place the steamer basket over the top of the water and place the frozen corn on the cob  into the steamer basket (be careful not to burn yourself).
  • Allow the steam to drift through the corn on the cob until it is completely warmed (5 mins or so).
  • Remove the corn on the cob from the steamer and put one pat of butter over the top and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.


  • Put ¼ cup water, ¼ cup milk, and 1 tbs of butter in the bottom of a microwaveable dish.
  • Place the corn on the cob you want to cook into the dish.
  • Sprinkle the corn on the cob with ½ tsp Season all salt, ½ tsp ground black pepper and ½ tsp garlic powder.
  • Cover with plastic wrap but leave a small gap where the steam can escape
  • Microwave on high for 2 minutes and check to see that the corn is all hot.
  • Run again for 30 sec intervals until the corn is hot all the way through. Be careful, steam is hot!


  • Put 1 quart of water and 4 Cups of whole milk in the crockpot with 1 Tbs butter and 1 Tbs of chicken broth concentrate (or 2 chicken bouillon cubes).
  • Place as many corn on the cobs as you wish to cook in the crockpot as well.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours. Remove from the crockpot, drain and add butter, salt and pepper to taste.


  • Wrap the frozen corn on the cobs individually in aluminum foil.
  • In each foil packet, place 1 Tbs of butter and sprinkle the ear of corn with salt and pepper.
  • Place the foil packets on the grill over medium heat and grill till heated through (5-10 minutes)
  • Remove from the grill, open the packet and then season per your own tastes.

Let’s see how to cook corn on the cob on the stovetop:

First assemble your ingredients. Here we are heating water…

A pot of water heating on the stovetop

How to cook frozen corn on the cob


Then add some milk to the water…

Adding milk to the heating water

Frozen Corn on the Cob


Then add your spices to the liquids.

Adding some spices to the heating liquid for how to cook frozen corn on the cob

How to Cook frozen Corn on the cob


Now add the frozen corn on the cob

Frozen corn cobs added to the heating liquids and spices

frozen corn on the cob

Here it is all done!

A photo of a blue plate of yellow corn on the cob with butter in a blue urn

How to Cook Frozen Corn on the Cob



Can frozen corn on the cob go bad?

In the freezer:

Yes, after a certain time, your corn on the cob can develop freezer burn. It will appear white and shriveled. The bag of corn should show an expiration date. You will want to be careful if your corn is past that date.

After cooking:

Yes, once you cook your corn, it will only be good for another 3 days if kept refrigerated.

If thawed but uncooked:

Yes, once thawed, cook the corn as soon as you can. It will stay thawed for 1-2 days in the refrigerator.


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Close up photo of a glistening ear of corn sitting on other ears on a blue plate

How to Cook Frozen Corn on the Cob

This recipe gives you an excellent way to cook frozen corn on the cob, but if you would like other ways that you can prepare it, refer to the post for grilling, microwaving, steaming, etc.
4.50 from 10 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook frozen corn on the cob, frozen corn on the cob
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker


  • 1 quart of water
  • 4 Cups whole milk
  • 1 Tbs chicken broth concentrate or 2 chicken Bouillon cubes
  • 4 Tbs Butter
  • 1 tsp kosher salt if using the bouillon cubes then cut this in half
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 bag frozen corn on the cob
  • Extra Butter per taste
  • More salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the water, milk, chicken broth concentrate and butter  in a medium sized saucepan on the stove top and heat over medium heat till boiling.
  • Put the frozen corn on the cob into the water and allow water to come to a boil again.
  • Remove the corn on the cob using kitchen tongs as it starts to boil.
  • Place in a bowl and smear with extra butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


  • Check the corn for freezer burn before cooking. 
  • Look for over white colored kernels, large ice crystals, shriveled kernels.
  • Consider topping your corn with a variety of toppings like red pepper flakes, mexican crumbling cheese, paprika, etc.
  • Corn on the cob goes great with a cookout of hamburgers or a family meal of meatloaf and mashed potatoes.


Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Frozen Corn on the Cob
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 542mg23%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 191mg19%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Either way, the other day something negative happened to the man who is often the brunt of the jokes. The thing that happened didn’t hurt him physically but it will impact him for life.

I noticed that some Godly folks I know were laughing about this man and the fate that had befallen him.

That makes me super sad.

Seriously, should we wish ill upon any one or even if we didn’t wish for it, should we giggle when it happens?

If there is one thing that Jesus says over and over and over it is, “love one another”.

He didn’t say, “Love one another as long as you like the other person too”.

Personally, I find this the hardest thing to do. I don’t like arrogant people and sometimes I have to remind myself that they have something to contribute too AND that Jesus loves them just like He loves me.

John 12:34-35

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

But what is love (no worries, we have a definition).

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things

and in case that you are thinking that you only have to love your friends….

Matthew 5: 43-48

You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?  Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


Recipe Rating

Marcia tache

Saturday 23rd of July 2022

I'm reading about microwaving corn and you tell me to check to see if the broccoli is cooked. ??????

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 27th of July 2022

Must have got a broccoli on the brain while I was writing. good catch.

Tatiana Sobko

Saturday 29th of January 2022

Thank you very much for the recipe. It's very simple to follow. And thank you very much for sharing your heart about Jesus' commandment to love each other. He loves each one of us equally whether we are good and bad. And I agree with you that all people, without exception, have their contribution to make. God bless.

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Thanks Tatiana for your support. You don't know how much it means. :)


Tuesday 20th of July 2021

Thankyou ! I just tried the cob in paper towel method. Bloody perfect ! And I mean perfect lol. I live in a shared house with shared kitchen . I often leave the little extras off my plate because it's practical to do so, but tonight I've had my sweetcorn with my spuds and quiche etc. And I bloody enjoyed it ☺️ thanxx again. Btw, u came up first when I asked my browser how to microwave sweetcorn.

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 22nd of July 2021

So glad it worked out perfectly for you!

Diane Martin

Monday 5th of July 2021

I am curious.....why milk? I have always just to put sugar in the water. It inhances the flavor of the corn.

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

The milk gives it a creaminess.


Sunday 4th of April 2021

This is awesome!! There aren’t many who have Bible verses on their page. Love it!! Now, I have a question, when a person is not nice to actually, abusing and cruel. You keep trying, when your talking to them, and asking God to give you the words to say, and help me nit to be ugly. They are still mean and say things that aren’t nice. Blaming, shaming, and joy stealers. You pray for this person, and keep being nice. Jesus doesn’t want us to be miserable, nor He doesn’t want us to be abused. So what would you do in this situation? I love this place you have here.

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 4th of April 2021

There's probably a world of difference between what I would do and what I should do. I have a list of "rules for life" that I follow and one of them is "avoid poison". Generally, I consider someone like this poison and I completely steer clear of them (as much as humanly possible). That said, yes, pray for the person, avoid them if possible but when you get right down to the nuts and bolts I try to think about who Jesus was as a human being. I can't give you an answer, you'll have to answer for yourself, based on what you know of Jesus. What do you think Jesus expects us to do when our happiness conflicts with what he has told us to do? What did we see Jesus do in this situation? I mean, today is Easter. By our accounting, Jesus died on the cross to save us from our own sins. I'm 100% positive that this did not make him happy. We see in his example what we should do, always. On the cross he prayed for those murdering him, "Forgive them, they know not what they do". So..... I don't actually have any answers and I know how I have behaved when faced with bullies in the past. I do know how Jesus behaved when faced with something he didn't want to do and when it made him miserable. He is a much better example than I am. The perfect example, as a matter of fact.


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