Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Corn is a zesty, cheesy, garlic-infused delight, ready in about 15 minutes. The high heat from the air fryer transforms your corn into a delicious, caramelized treat that will rekindle your love of veggies!
It is a great way to make corn even more delicious, different and exciting. Garlic Parmesan corn is the kind of dish that makes even my kids excited about eating their vegetables!
This simple, tasty dish is perfect for those busy weeknight dinners. The plump kernels are bursting with flavor! And since it’s cooked in the air fryer, cleanup is a breeze.
In this post, we’ll review everything you need to know to whip up this mouthwatering side dish. We’ll cover the ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and tips and tricks to get that perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture.
For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below
- Fresh sweet corn
- Butter: You choose whether you want to go unsalted or salted. I usually go unsalted because it allows me to control the saltiness.
- Black pepper
- Parmesan cheese: Use grated cheese, not shredded. The smaller size of grated Parmesan will stick better to the corn.
🥣How to Make Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Corn
- Butter the corn. Slather it generously. It’s the secret to achieving that perfect caramelization later on.
- After buttering up your corn, it’s time to season it. Sprinkle on some salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Don’t be shy with those seasonings.
- Set your air fryer to 400 degrees F and let the corn cook for 10 minutes. Flip it once halfway through to ensure even cooking.
- Once cooked, roll the corn in the Parmesan. This is what takes the corn from great to extraordinary.
- Garnish with some parsley or chives to add some green accents and enjoy.
This air fryer garlic Parmesan corn is a versatile little dish. It can slide right into your family dinner, adding a little something special on the side, or it can be one of the main events at your next backyard barbeque.
💭How to Store
If you end up with leftover corn, you can store it and enjoy it later. Wrap each corn cob tightly with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container. Then, pop the corn in the refrigerator.
They’ll keep for up to three days. Corn on the cob doesn’t reheat well, but I like to cut it off the cob and add it to a salad or a simple wrap. Or add it a fall stew for some extra flavor.
Be sure to check out the step by step instructions
- Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. My 5.8-quart air fryer can comfortably fit four ears of corn in a single layer, but a smaller one might fit less. Overcrowding the air fryer basket impedes the airflow necessary for it to work.
- Don’t go overboard here, but a little extra seasoning goes a long way in an air fryer. The high heat can reduce the intensity of your spices, so it’s okay to be a bit more liberal with your garlic and Parmesan.
- I’ve made this with shredded Parmesan and it doesn’t stick to the cob nearly as well. Make sure you have finely grated cheese.
Yes! Just add a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time. It’s not as good as fresh corn, but it is still delicious.
You can easily substitute it with any hard cheese. Extra sharp cheddar cheese? Yum. Manchego? Delightful. Just make sure to adjust the salt if you are using a salty cheese.
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Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Corn Recipe
- 4 ears sweet corn
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- fresh parsley
- Husk the corn and cut it if needed to fit in the air fryer basket.4 ears sweet corn
- Spread the butter over the corn kernels.2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Sprinkle the sweet corn with the salt, pepper, and minced garlic.1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 4 cloves garlic
- Put the corn in the air fry basket and cook at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Flip it once halfway through the cooking time.
- Put the grated Parmesan on a plate and roll the corn ears in the cheese.¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Serve with parsley or chives.fresh parsley
- You can use frozen corn. Just add a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time. It’s not as good as fresh corn, but it is still delicious.
- Use a teaspoon of garlic powder instead of the garlic cloves if you prefer.
- Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. Overcrowding the air fryer basket makes it work harder and not cook as well.
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Nutrition facts are estimates.