Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is an easy and tasty vegetable side dish to make. Seriously, it is so easy! The Instant Pot provides a convenient, efficient, and consistent way to cook corn on the cob. Pressure cooker corn on the cob is tender and delicious!
Originally published on 4/28/2018
Corn on the Cob in the Instant Pot
First off, I will never boil corn on the stove again! This method if foolproof.
Using an Instant Pot to cook corn on the cob is an easy beginner-friendly process. The IP handles the cooking, leaving you with tender, flavorful corn without any need for constant monitoring.
Some Tasty Ways to Enjoy Your Corn on the Cob
- Just butter and salt
- Lime, butter, chili powder
- Garlic butter
- Butter, parmesan, garlic
- Chipotle butter
The possibilities are endless! Have fun with it!
Tips for Corn in the InstaPot
- Cooking Time Variations: You can experiment with adjusting the cooking time to achieve your ideal level of tenderness. If you like your corn on the cob slightly crunchier, reduce the cook time by a minute or two. If you prefer softer kernels, just increase the cooking time by a minute or two.
- Corn Off the Cob: If you want to enjoy corn off the cob, you can use the Instant Pot to cook whole ears of corn, and when done, cut the kernels off and use in salads, salsas, soups, or other dishes. Or freeze the perfectly cooked corn kernels.
What if I Don't Have a Steamer Basket or Trivet?
- That's okay, you can cook corn on the cob in the Instant Pot without a steamer basket.
- Shuck the corn and remove the husks and silk.
- Pour the water into the Instant Pot.
- Place the corn directly into the water. You can stack them horizontally or vertically (Stand the corn upright in the Instant Pot, positioning the ends of the ears on the bottom of the pot.).
If you make Instapot Corn on the Cob, please let me know how you liked it. Just leave a comment with a star rating below!
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is the easiest recipe I make in my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! It comes out just perfectly cooked. Pressure cooker corn on the cob is easy and fast!
- 1-10 ears Corn on the Cob (shucked)
Cut the ends off of the ears of corn (you can fit more in this way). Shuck the corn and remove the husks and silk them if you want to. You can also cut the ears in half, if you like.
Place the trivet in the pot, and pour in 1 ½ cups of water (2 cups for the 8 qt). If you don't have the trivet or a steamer basket, just add the ears to the pot.
Stack the ears of corn in the pot. Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the sealing position.
Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 2 minutes for firmer result, and 3 minutes for a little softer result (4 minutes for unshucked corn). High Pressure.
When the cooking cycle is finished, turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to do a Quick Release of the pressure.
When the pin in the lid drops down, open the lid and carefully remove the corn. Slather with butter and sprinkle with salt, and enjoy!
You can cook just 1 ear, or as many as you can fit in the pot.