Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob is a classic and simple way to enjoy one of summer’s favorite vegetables. This recipe brings out the natural sweetness of the corn and is perfect for barbecues, picnics, or a family dinner side dish.


  • 4 ears of fresh corn, husks and silks removed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional: Black pepper, paprika, or your favorite herbs for seasoning


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil, carefully remove the husks and silks from the corn.
  2. Once the water is boiling, gently place the ears of corn in the pot. Cover the pot and let the corn cook for 7-10 minutes, depending on how tender you like your corn. Avoid overcooking as it can make the corn tough.
  3. Using tongs, remove the corn from the water and let it drain.
  4. While the corn is still warm, spread each ear with a tablespoon of softened butter. The butter will melt over the corn, giving it a delicious, creamy coating.
  5. Season the buttered corn with salt. If desired, add a sprinkle of black pepper, paprika, or your favorite herbs to enhance the flavor.
  6. Serve the corn hot and enjoy its natural sweetness.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 200-250
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Protein: 5g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • Serves: 4

Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob is a delightful and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for enjoying the fresh flavors of summer. Whether you’re serving it up at a barbecue or as a side for a family meal, this simple yet delicious recipe is sure to be a hit. Enjoy the natural sweetness and juicy crunch of perfectly cooked corn!