Every bite of this air fryer corn on the cob is the taste of summer!

Corn on the cob in the air fryer is the quickest, cleanest way to get sweet and tender corn on the cob on the table in minutes!

It’s a delicious side dish that will elevate any meal and leave everyone asking for seconds.

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob with butter

Easy Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

  • Air fryer corn is a delicious side dish for summer barbecues, picnics, and get-togethers
  • No boiling water or heating up the grill is required!
  • An air fryer is easy to use is packed with flavor! The little bit of caramelization is delicious and no boiling water is required.
  • Enjoy air fried corn on the cob as is, or use it for Mexican elote, corn salad or even corn salsa for fish tacos!

Just 4 Ingredients!

Corn on the Cob – Catch fresh corn at its peak between May and October or buy frozen cobs that have been flash-frozen and are just as fresh. Cut the tips off or break them in half if they are too long for your air fryer model.

Seasonings – A little butter and salt and pepper are all that’s needed to bring out the sweet flavor of corn on the cob, but why stop there? Add fresh herbs to your butter, sprinkle on your favorite spice mix or try using garlic butter.

ingredients to make Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Air Fryer

  1. Brush corn with olive oil and cook (as per the recipe below).
  2. Brush with melted butter, season as desired, and serve.
spreading butter on Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Air Fryer Tips & Tricks

  • Always preheat the air fryer before adding the corn so the hot air can seal in the sweet flavors!
  • Be sure the corn is dry before brushing it with oil so it adheres properly.
  • Peel off the husk and silk before cooking, or leave the husk on as long as it’s wrapped around the entire ear so it cooks evenly.
  • Simply pull the husk back, remove the ‘silk’, season, and cook as directed.
  • Keep batches of cooked corn on the cob warm in the oven until ready to serve.
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob in the fryer before adding butter

Storing Leftover Corn

Store leftover air fryer corn on the cob in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheat it in the air fryer. Leftover corn can be frozen in zippered bags for up to 3 months or cut off the cob and added to soups, stews, or stir-fries!

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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob in the air fryer turns out perfectly tender, juicy, & flavorful every time!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson


  • 4 ears corn on the cob
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter for serving, optional
  • salt & pepper optional


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Brush the corn with olive oil and cook 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • While corn is cooking, melt butter. Brush butter over the corn and season with salt & pepper to taste.


  • Preheat the air fryer before adding the corn.
  • Peel the corn and rinse any silk and dab them dry before brushing with oil.
  • Corn can be cooked in batches and kept warm using the warm setting or setting the air fryer to 170°F.
  • The easiest way to butter corn is to melt the butter and brush it with butter.
  • Nutritional information doesn’t include optional ingredients.
5 from 21 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 108 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course air fryer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian

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  1. I look forward to hearing from you as I’m new to an air fryer and all your delicious recipes thank you in advance

  2. Hi! I saved several recipes of yours just knowing they are going to be over the top delicious!
    I didn’t see where you mentioned the air fryer temp for the corn on the cob. Would you share please. There’s a big difference between 350 & 400 so I’m asking the expert.

    1. Thank you so much Darbi!! The air fryer is preheated to 400°F. (If you use the “jump to recipe” button at the top of any post it’ll take you to the full recipe). Enjoy!

      1. I always use the air fry setting unless otherwise stated. I hope this helps Robin!