Corn on the cob recipe

Steamed Corn on the Cob

Fresh, summertime corn on the cob is gently steamed in a vegetable steamer to preserve all its delicious nutrients and flavor!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetable
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1-4 ears of fresh corn shucked and rinsed
  • butter to taste
  • sea salt to taste


  1. Add three inches of water to the stockpot of a 6-8 quart steamer.

  2. Bring the water to a boil.

  3. Once boiling, place the steamer basket atop the pot and add in the shucked ears of corn (mine can hold about 4 ears comfortably, depending on their size).

  4. Lower the heat to a simmer, and place the lid on top to securely cover the corn.

  5. Allow the corn to steam for about 10 minutes, until tender and easily pierced with a fork.

  6. Remove and add butter and salt as desired.

  7. Eat warm for best taste!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts based on just the corn, no butter or salt included. WW SmartPoints: 4

Nutrition Facts
Steamed Corn on the Cob
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.8g 3%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 17%
Sugars 5g
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.