Instant Pot corn on the cob is tender, steamed sweet corn without boiling water! Make this pressure cooker corn recipe in 5 minutes!
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Summer is the perfect time for fresh corn on the cob. But, you can enjoy tender, sweet pressure cooker corn any time of the year.
Have you tried my other corn on the cob recipes? Did you know you can make corn on the cob in the oven? It’s prepped and ready to bake in just 10 minutes.
Or, this crockpot corn on the cob perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful without heating up the kitchen. This recipe is so easy, it practically cooks itself.
Perfect stove top corn on the cob creates the ultimate corn, ready in a flash.
Making Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Making corn in an Instant Pot couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is to add the water to your pressure cooker.
Then, add the trivet and layer the corn inside. Finally, close the lid and cook until done allowing for release time.
You will get perfectly cooked corn on the cob every time with this recipe.
This Instant Pot corn on the cob makes a perfect side dish for any type of meat.
You can enjoy it while you’re grilling burgers outside. Or, you can make it during the holidays when you have a roast or baked chicken.
No more boiling a huge pot of water to enjoy corn on the cob with this recipe.
Best toppings for corn on the cob
- Butter and sea salt
- Chili powder
- Cilantro and lime
- Bacon and basil
- Greek yogurt and herbs
- Parmesan cheese
- Butter and honey and cayenne
- Olive oil and lemon juice
- Italian seasoning
Tips for perfect pressure cooker corn
- When buying corn, look for husks that are bright green in color with kernels that are plump and brightly colored. The silk should be soft and moist, not brown. Never buy corn that is brown or looks dried out.
- Remove the ends of the corn so you can fit more ears in your Instant Pot.
- If they are too long, you can cut them in half so they fit inside more easily.
- You can place fresh green beans or another vegetable underneath the rack and cook them at the same time.
- Using a trivet will allow you to put more ears of corn in your Instant Pot than if you use a steamer basket.
More Instant Pot recipes
If you are looking for other easy recipes using an Instant Pot, try these family favorites:
Frequently asked questions
How long do you steam corn in an Instant Pot?
To make pressure cooker corn, you will need a total of 25 minutes. That includes the cooking time and the release time.
The corn cooks for 2 minutes on HIGH. If you are cooking your corn on the cob with the husks on, you will need to add 1 more minute to the cooking time.
How many ears of corn fit into a 6-quart pressure cooker?
A lot will depend on the size of the ears of corn. But, you should be able to easily fit 5 to 6 ears of corn. You can cut off the ends if you need to.
If you want to fit more than that, you can try standing the ears on their end rather than layering them. Or, an 8 quart Instant Pot will allow you to cook even more.
Do I need to wrap the corn in foil?
No, you don’t need to wrap the ears of corn in foil when you use the Instant Pot. Foil is used on the grill to prevent the corn from getting too dark.
But, you don’t need it when you make pressure cooker corn. The corn comes out perfectly every time.
Can I cook frozen corn in the Instant Pot?
Fresh corn on the cob is so much better than frozen. But, you can cook frozen corn using this method as well. Just follow the same method.
Place the frozen corn cobs on the trivet. And, cook for 4 minutes on HIGH. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. Then, follow up with a quick release.
With love from our simple kitchen to yours.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- 6 ears Corn on the cob, husked and cleaned
- 1 cup cold water
- Pour water into the Instant Pot.
- Place the trivet into the pot.
- Add corn on top of the trivet, stacking
- Close lid and set to HIGH PRESSURE for 2 minutes.
- It will take about 15 minutes to pressurize before it starts to cook.
- When done cooking, immediately release the pressure.
- Carefully open the lid and remove corn.
- Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published August 2020
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