How Long to Cook Corn
It takes between 3 and 20 minutes to cook corn, depending on whether your corn is coming from a can, a frozen bag, or a fresh cob.
- If you're making canned corn, you can easily heat it up in a bowl in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, or you can steam or boil it in a saucepan for around 5 minutes. Since canned corn is already cooked, you just have to heat it up, which won't take long.
- To cook frozen kernels, one of the most popular methods is to use a sauté pan. It takes 5 to 8 minutes to cook corn kernels in a skillet with a little bit of butter and oil.
- It takes a bit longer to cook corn on the cob, though the results are well worth it. Plan on about 10 minutes to boil corn or 15 to 20 minutes to make grilled corn.