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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 132kcal


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


  • Add three inches of water to the stockpot of a 6-8 quart steamer.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • 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).
  • Lower the heat to a simmer, and place the lid on top to securely cover the corn.
  • Allow the corn to steam for about 10 minutes, until tender and easily pierced with a fork.
  • Remove and add butter and salt as desired.
  • Eat warm for best taste!


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


Serving: 1g | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 5g