Air Fryer Ranch Corn on the Cob
This Air Fryer Ranch Corn on the Cob is super easy to make and probably my new favorite side dish! With just three ingredients and about five minutes of prep time, it’s the perfect addition to any summer meal. The corn is coated in butter and ranch seasoning for maximum flavor and then popped into your air fryer for easy-breezy cooking. I feel like this ranch corn goes with almost any main course, but I’ve been especially fond of whipping it up when my husband is grilling meat for dinner. I’ll just make this corn and a side salad and dinner is ready to go! Not only is this Ranch Corn on the Cob quick and delicious, but each piece is just 79 calories or 1 WW Point on the current Weight Watchers program (if you’re following the diabetic Weight Watchers plan each piece will be 3 WW Points)! To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
Splitting the Corn
I like to split the corn cobs in half because it’s easier for cooking and serving and sometimes I only want half an ear, but obviously feel free to eat the whole cob! I will often eat both halves depending on what else we’re serving. To easily split the cobs in half, just use a large knife to make a cut into the middle of the cob (none of my knives are sharp enough to go through the core, don’t worry about that), and then grab the cob on either side of the cut and snap the cob in half. It should easily break into two halves!
To make this Air Fryer Ranch Corn on the Cob, I use Hidden Valley Original Ranch seasoning which comes in packets or in a shaker. You can buy it either way depending on how often you intend on using it. The ranch seasoning goes really well with the sweet corn and pairs easily with lots of different main courses making this a versatile side dish! I have also successfully made air fryer corn on the cob using several other store-bought seasoning mixes, so feel free to experiment with different flavor profiles using this same cooking method. I think cajun, chili-lime, barbecue, and taco seasonings would all be delicious. So many possibilities!
I usually boil corn on the cob, but ever since I tried this air fryer method I’ve been hooked on doing it this way! It’s so easy and doesn’t require boiling a giant pot of water. I do not pre-heat my air fryer for this recipe, but if you do pre-heat then your cook time will likely be shorter. When I’ve made two batches of this corn in a row, my second batch cooks faster since the air fryer is already hot. Just for reference, I have a COSORI brand air fryer and I usually cook my corn for 10-12 minutes (corn pictured here cooked for 12 minutes), and a second batch is usually done in around 8-10 minutes.
More Tasty Side Dish Recipes
Looking for more tasty, lightened up side dish recipes? Check out my Broccoli Salad, Mediterranean Couscous Salad, Apple Coleslaw, Caprese Pasta Salad, Broccoli Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes, Stovetop Green Beans with Almonds, Caprese Salad, Creamy Corn with Bacon and Jalapenos, Garlic Herb Mushrooms, Easy Salsa Rice, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Easy Garlic Knots, and many more in the Side Dishes section of my recipe index!
Air Fryer Ranch Corn on the Cob
- 2 tablespoons light butter, (I use Land O’Lakes light butter spread with canola oil)
- 1 tablespoon dry ranch seasoning, (I use Hidden Valley Original Ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix)
- 3 medium ears of corn, each shucked and cut in half to make two shorter pieces
- Place the butter into a small bowl and heat it in the microwave until melted. I just do 30 seconds on high and it melts in my microwave. Once melted, stir in the tablespoon of ranch seasoning until combined.
- Use a pastry brush to brush the ranch seasoned butter over the kernels of the corn cob halves and place the cobs in a single layer in the basket of your air fryer.
- Set the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 10-14 minutes (flipping the cobs over once in the middle of the cook time) until done to your liking.
79 calories, 14 g carbs, 5 g sugar, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 2 g protein, 1 g fiber, 161 mg sodium (from myfitnesspal.com) Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per piece (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)