Quick and easy Instant Pot corn on the cob recipe! This pressure cooker corn on the cob is super fast and comes out perfectly every time.
Hi, Rhubarbarians! I'm back with yet another fantastic Instant Pot side dish: corn on the cob! You guys, this is a GAME CHANGER. Just set that IP for 2 minutes (yep, 2) and your corn is done. Is your head exploding?
Corn on the cob is something that I love eating in the summer. I like to eat the kernels freshly cut from the cob, I like it grilled, boiled, and even steamed. It's just the perfect summer side dish or salad addition.
After becoming obsessed with Instant Pot baked potatoes and Instant Pot steamed artichokes, I KNEW pressure cooked corn on the cob would be fantastic. And it totally is! There's no need to turn on the stove top in the summer heat and the corn cooks super quickly! Huzzah!
Perfectly steamed corn on the cob
The Instant Pot or pressure cooker really is the best tool for steaming corn. Pressure cooker corn on the cob comes out perfectly steamed every time.
- You can load it up with as many ears of corn as you can fit and they will all cook evenly.
- There's no need to turn on the stove top in the summer heat. Or stand over a pot of boiling water.
- You can have perfect corn on the cob in only 12 minutes from start to finish. That's way quicker than it would take on the stove top.
Get creative with your corn on the cob toppings!
- Mexican corn on the cob from Healing Tomato
- Chili lime butter corn on the cob from EatWell101
- Curry corn with mango chutney butter from The Endless Meal
How to make corn on the cob in the Instant Pot
It's so easy to make this, I almost didn't post it as a recipe.
- Shuck your corn and if they are too long for the IP then cut them in half.
- Pour a cup of water into the IP and insert your trivet.
- Top with as many corn as you'd like, but don't go over the max fill line.
- Close the lid and move the steam valve to sealing. Set the IP to pressure cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
- When the timer goes off, manually release the pressure. Open the lid and remove the corn with tongs.
Have you tried our 20-minute Instant Pot spaghetti squash?
Can I use frozen corn?
Absolutely! You can make Instant Pot corn on the cob with frozen corn. Just cook for 1 minute longer, so set it for 3 minutes at high pressure rather than 2.
Can I leave the husks on?
Yep! You totally can make Instant Pot corn on the cob with the husks. Just cook for 1 minute longer, so set it for 3 minutes at high pressure rather than 2.
Instant Pot corn on the cob recipe
Instant Pot corn on the cob
- 4 ears corn on the cob, shucked.*
- 1 cup water
- optional toppings: butter, salt and pepper
- Pour the 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. Place the trivet insert or steamer basket insert into the pot.
- Stack your corn inside the pot.
- Close the lid and set the steam valve to sealing. Select "pressure cook" at regular high pressure for 2 minutes.
- When the timer goes off, manually release the pressure by moving the steam valve to venting. Hot steam will come out. When the float valve goes down, open the lid and remove the corn with tongs.
- Serve with butter, salt and pepper, and your favorite corn on the cob toppings. (optional)
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Enjoy all that summer corn!
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