Air Fryer Roast Corn On The Cob Recipe

As we enter warmer months, this means it’s the season for getting our hands on some fresh and sweet corn on the cob. Corn on the cob has always been a summer staple. Growing up without space for barbecues or even an oven, I grew up only enjoying boiled corn. Fast forward to now, having moved to London, I still don’t have space for a barbecue but I do have an air fryer that got me remaking air fryer roast corn again and again.

The air fryer offers such versatile cooking options. Many might have been expecting it as a substitute for fried foods but, in all honesty, my favourite use of the air fryer has been roasting and reheating. My favourite recipes to make include the likes of breaded fish cakes, mac & cheese balls, garlic breadsticks, roast potatoes, and of course this air fryer roast corn on the cob. There are some foods I still prefer using the oven over the air fryer. But, overall, the air fryer offered me an alternative cooking option and, for many recipes, it is a much quicker and more convenient method.

Air Fryer Roast Corn

Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Corn Recipe

Making corn on the cob in the air fryer offers this lovely crisp on the outside and bursting of sweetness as you bite into it. It’s simply quick, easy, and tasty – i.e. the three key recipe qualities that are music to our ears and what essentially we all look for. There is no need to boil the corn or preheat the oven. You literally just place them into the air fryer and let the magic happen!

This air fryer corn recipe makes the perfect side dish together with a roast chicken or fish on a sunny summer weekend. Simply let the air fryer take care of it and you can focus on prepping the mains without having a fuss. It just makes life easier. Or you can make it as an afternoon snack too!

Air Fryer Roast Corn

How to make Roast Corn On The Cob with an Air Fryer

Ingredients You Need

  • Corn on the Cob / Cobettes
  • Salt, Black Pepper, Paprika – the seasonings (feel free to play around with it and add more / use your own mix).
  • Butter / Ghee
  • Lime & Chilli Powder (optional)

Recipe Notes

  • If your corn on the cob comes in the husk, make sure you remove them and any threads with it.
  • Do not overcrowd your air fryer and cook the corn in batches if needed. This is to ensure the corn is cooked evenly.
  • This is completely an optional step but we like to have a few lime wedges lightly dipped in red chilli powder and brush these chilli-laced lime all over the corn to give it an extra tangy touch!

Looking for more air fryer recipes? Check these out too:

Air Fryer Roast Corn

Air Fryer Roast Corn On The Cob Recipe

ET Food Voyage
A super easy but lip-smackingly delicious air fryer roast corn on the cob recipe – the perfect snack/side dish for summery days.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, European
Servings 2 servings
Calories 208 kcal


  • Ary Fryer
  • Kitchen Towel


  • 2 cobs Corn
  • 2 tbsp Butter/Ghee melted
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ Lime


  • Preheat air fryer to 180°C
  • Season the corn with salt, black pepper, and paprika. Coat evenly. Then brush corn with melted butter/ghee on all sides.
  • Place into the air frying basket and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Roll the corn to the other side. Brush the corn again with melted butter/ghee and cook for another 5-8 minutes until just slightly charred.
  • In the meantime, place red chilli powder in a small bowl. Dip lime wedges into the red chilli powder.
  • When the corn is ready, lightly brush the chilli-dipped lime wedges against the corn at all sides. Serve immediately.


  • If the corn comes in the husk, remove it before use.
  • Feel free to switch up the seasonings and spices to your own taste and preference!
Keyword Air Fryer Recipe, Vegetables

Save & pin this recipe

Air Fryer Roast Corn on the Cob Recipe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Recommended Articles