Air Fryer Corn on the Cob Recipe for Air fried Corn @bestrecipebox

Easy Air Fryer Corn Recipe

When sweet corn is plentiful, we love eating air fryer corn on the cob. Cooking corn in the air fryer is easy, quick and oh so delicious! If you don’t want to heat up the grill for just a corn or two, air fryer is the way to go! The roasted and crispy flavors for sweet corn are so great. It’s a great option for when you’re craving grilled corn. Best of all, you don’t have to heat up your oven during Summer either. Air fried corn on the cob is amazing! And sure, you can use your microwave to make corn on the cob. But the air fried “roasted” flavors you get from the hot circulating air can’t be beat. It’s so good!

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How to Cook Corn on The Cob in Air Fryer

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Cut the corn ends to fit your air fryer basket. Or cut them in half for smaller air fryer sizes. 

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Spray with olive oil spray and season with salt and pepper. If you add butter first, it might burn. So it’s better to add butter later when you eat it.

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What are the Best Air Fryers?

There’s so many on the market now. You just need to research and find the ones that fits your needs, capacity and style. We group the basket style air fryers into 2 main size groups: 3-4 qt range & the 5-6 qt. range.  Here’s our favorites:

Cosori 3.7 qt. Digital Air Fryer – “That’s a stylish Air Fryer” was said as we unboxed the Cosori. Beyond being stylish, it has cooked great. The basket is not as tall and wider than most in its size group, which is perfect. You’ll have a lot better results in an air fryer with single layered, spread out foods, then with ones piled high and thick.
The non-stick basket style (non-wire base) & smoothness of the basket tray is also great for clean up.

Ninja 4 qt. Digital Air Fryer – Has a great ceramic coated basket, one of the longest lasting we’ve used. Super powerful fan that will often cook recipes even faster than other air fryers. We initially returned our first one because we thought we wouldn’t like the basket style. After reconsidering, we bought another and are super glad we did. We love it’s basket and just a platform insert. One less bulky thing to wash. This is a great air fryer.

Good Larger Air Fryers

Tiluxury Air Fryer 5.8 qtTiluxury 5.8 qt. Digital Air Fryer – It’s a good larger air fryer capable of cooking for larger families, especially when you need to cook more food. It’s great for cooking bigger batches (ie 4 salmon fillets instead of 2 or 2 lbs of fries instead of 1).
We like that this Tiluxury 5.8 qt has the non-stick basket (non-wire base). Makes for less sticking for delicate meals (ie baked fish fillets).  And we like the digital interface (easier cleaning).
Gourmia 6 qt. Digital Air Fryer – This is quickly becoming one of our favorite larger basket style air fryers. Great basket size, good controls, cooks nice. Clean up is great. It has become one of our kitchen favorites. We’ll often find it as Costco at a great price too!
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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

If you add the melted butter to cook the corn, the butter might burn. That's why we suggest using light spray of oil first, then add the butter right before eating. That way, you can taste the butter more!
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  • 2 (2 ) ears corn , shucked and cleaned
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • oil spray or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter for spreading



  • Cut end of corn to fit air fryer basket. If needed for smaller air fryer, cut the corn in half
  • Coat all sides of the corn with oil spray or olive oil. Season with salt and pepper around the whole corn.
  • Air Fry at 370°F for 12-16 minutes, flipping half way. Cook until kernels are tender and lightly browned. (Cooking time will depend on size of corn, how full air fryer basket is, & different models/sizes of air fryers). Add butter and enjoy!



Calories: 177kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 113mg, Potassium: 243mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 520IU, Vitamin C: 6.1mg, Iron: 0.5mg

This recipe was originally published in 2019 and re-published in 2020 with updated video.