Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is a great way to use your air fryer when it isn’t making crispy french fries. Take those fresh or frozen ears of corn on the cob and turn them into masterpieces!

overhead view of air fried corn on the cob on a plate

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I have been an owner of an Air Fryer for quite awhile. Maybe like you, I know my air fryer does a great job on things like frozen French fries, tater tots, hot dogs, and fish sticks. Many people have been using their air fryers for so much more than heating up frozen food.

I love roasted corn, living in Texas means roasted corn is sold at fairs, at sports events, and even outside some grocery stores. Roasted sweet corn is divine.

I found that I can’t quite get it just right in the oven, or even on my grill. I found that roasting corn on the cob inside of an air fryer is simply perfect.

There are many different models of air fryers

I personally have the BLACK+DECKER HF110SBD 2-Liter Oil Free Air Fryer, Black / Stainless Steel, I think it is a great well-priced model to see if you would like to try out one of the larger ones.

The Philips Digital Airfryer, The Original Airfryer, Fry Healthy with 75% Less Fat, Black HD9230/26 has a much larger capacity and would be great if you have a larger family.

How does an air fryer work?

You may wonder how do they work, an air fryer works well because it circulates very hot hair around your food with a minimal amount of oil. Having an air fryer, means you have a mini convection oven on your countertop.

Foods don’t taste deep-fried, but they do taste really good. You get most of the crunch that you would with foods being deep-fried. The hot air circulating works like a convection oven on steroids, and it is through this that I could roast corn on the cob so effectively.

I can’t tell you if an air fryer is a great investment for you personally, but I can tell you I have made jalapeno poppers and hamburgers in there and they have been quite good. You may want to check out my other air fryer recipes in the list below.


Here’s a list of what you need

  • Corn on the cob
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
air fryer corn on the cob ingredients

Can you use frozen corn?

Yes! You must defrost it first. Air frying is a great way to cook frozen corn on the cob!

How to Make Corn on the Cob in an Air Fryer

  1. Remove husk and the silks from each ear of corn, wash and pat dry.
  2. If needed, cut the corn to fit in your air fryer basket.
  3. Drizzle vegetable oil over the corn and rub oil evenly over the corn.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Place corn in the air fryer basket.
    corn on the cob in an air fryer basket
  5. Cook at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Recipe Variations

Want some additional flavor? Try these:

  • Use melted butter instead of vegetable oil.
  • Tajin is a great chili-lime seasoning.
  • Taco seasoning for Mexican flavor.
  • Paprika for a little spice.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on the corn right after air frying.
4 air fried corn on the cob pieces on a plate

More Air Fryer Recipes

Love corn? Try these recipes

Serve Corn With These Main Dishes

Be sure to check out my easy air fryer recipes and the best side dishes.

overhead view of air fried corn on the cob on a plate

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob never tasted so good! Make fresh corn in your air fryer. 
4.84 from 12 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer corn on the cob, Air Fryer Recipes, air fryer roasted corn
Servings: 4
Calories: 35kcal


  • 4 fresh ears of corn
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Remove husk and the silks from each ear of corn, wash and pat dry. You may need to cut the corn to fit in your air fryer basket. If you need to do so, cut the corn.
  • Drizzle vegetable oil over the corn. Try to cover the corn well with vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.


Recipe Tips for the Cook

Extend the flavor of your corn with these toppings:
  • Have you tried Tajin? It a great chili-lime salt.
  • Sprinkle on some parmesan cheese.


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Sugar: 0g
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Joy

    4 stars
    I tried it this way but still like cutting ends off and leaving one layer of husks with silks left on. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, turn and one more minute on high for up to 3ears at a time. Let cool some before shucking the rest off and butter, salt, pepper and lawry’s seasoning salt. Sooo good and crisp/fresh flavor. I do like the air fryer for excellent rib eye steaks, wings and tater tots.

  2. Carolyn J. Shepherd

    I don’t have an air fryer yet, but was looking for information about how they work. I’m glad I happened onto your website and watched the video for corn (one of my favorite things to eat in the summer). I will be watching for your recipes and thank you for providing them.

  3. Robert L

    5 stars
    I made some today!! I did the EVOO and added some cumin to the spice mix was awesome
    I did not add any oil to the fryer as I don’t think it is necessary.

  4. Iamimpossible

    5 stars
    I tried this last night, everyone loved them. I didn’t have any gas for the outdoor grill, and roasting the corn in the air fryer didn’t cause the kitchen to get hot.

  5. Nancy

    5 stars
    This is fantastic! Will probably never fix corn on the cob any other way! First time followed the recipe exactly. Was great! Second time sprayed the ears with cooking spray onstead of oil. Could not tell a difference! Great recipe!!!!

  6. BK

    5 stars
    Works great! I ran for 15 min @ 400, 4 ears of fresh sweet corn cut in halves and lightly coated with grapeseed oil and Cajun spice. Then a couple swipes with a butter stick before serving, fantastic!

  7. Dennis Miller

    I’ll be making roasted corn for my wife tonight.

    I’d love to see something like a big roast done in the air fryer.

  8. Becky

    Very gracious response to a negative comment. If I don’t like a recipe, I simple don’t use it. If the intent was constructive criticism he missed the mark.

    • Mitch Moranda

      Certainly, I do this with mini cobs!
      Use standard recipe and see if corn is to your liking, if not add 3 minutes and see if that does it.

      You can always add time, if you let it go to long it will be ruined!

      I encourage you to create a journal to see time and temp that produce your favorite results!

      • Stephanie

        I would encourage you to let the corn thaw a bit before simply putting in the air=fryer. I think it is too dense to put in completely frozen.

    • Micah

      Yes, you should thaw the corn at least 30 minutes, and up to an hour, before air frying. If not, it will have a cold center in spots. Also, instead of using oil, I wiped gently with water and then seasoning. Used a no salt Cajun spice mix. Tasted great. 🙂

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