15-minute Corn on the Cob

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3
Servings: 5


  • 5 corn on the cob shucked/peeled
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Butter optional
  • Black pepper freshly ground (optional)


  1. Place corn in a large soup/stock pot and fill it with enough water to cover the corn.
  2. Bring water to a boil and add 2 Tbsp of sugar (1 Tbsp for a smaller pot and 2 for a huge one).
  3. Cover, reduce heat to medium and boil 15 minutes. When time is up, sample few kernels of corn before turning off. "Older" corn may take a few more minutes to cook. Kernals should be crisp-tender.
  4. Remove from heat and drain. Butter and pepper your corn if you like. Best to eat it fresh, or wrap it in foil and save it for later.