Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe (Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob): Learn how to cook corn on the cob. Quick & easy sweet & juicy summer treat for whole family!

Learn how to cook this sweet, juicy, and tender Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe (Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob)! Quick & easy fresh summer treat for the whole family.

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Each summer, a corn farmer would drive in town with his pickup truck, loaded with mountain of corn on the cob at the back (I could literally swim in the pile – not that I’ve tried it before ?).

He’d stop just a couple of blocks from our house with a huge handwritten sign.

So when summer arrives, I’d eagerly look at his usual spot and see if he’s there.

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe (Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob): Learn how to cook corn on the cob. Quick & easy sweet & juicy summer treat for whole family!

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His sweet corn truck was like an ice-cream truck to me!

I get so excited when we spot him! My parents would pull over, and ask us to help pick some corn home.

It was slightly pricier than the ones from the market, but he definitely grew some of the sweetest & juiciest fresh corn I have ever had in my life!

Cooking corn on the cob is so easy and quick. And Instant Pot Pressure Cooker makes it even faster & easier with consistently delicious results, while conserving the nutrients.

How to Purchase Corn on the Cob?

  • Husks: fresh, good green color (not brown/yellow/dry), tight
  • Kernels: bright, plump, milky, tightly arranged in rows
  • Silk: soft, moist, light golden pale (not brown/brittle), slightly sticky, the more silk the better
  • Bottom (where it was broken off the stalk): if it’s already brown – most likely it’s not fresh
  • Don’t buy corn that has been out in the sun all day

How to Store Corn on the Cob?

Ideally, you should cook & consume the corn on the cob on the day it was picked. But if you’re not going to cook and eat your fresh corn that day, here are some storage tips:

  • Remove the long stem & outer big leaves to prevent moisture loss
  • Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator with the husks to protect its flavor

You’ll Enjoy Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Because:

  • Maximize the nutrient retention comparing to traditional cooking methods
  • Quick & easy way to make perfectly juicy & tender corn
  • Family-friendly healthy comfort food – great as a side dish or snack

Ingredients for Instant Pot Corn on the Cob


Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe (Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob) Ingredients
As you can see, corn on the cob is not exactly in season as we’re making this recipe. Can’t wait for summer to come!! 😀
  • 4 ears corn on the cob, husks and silk removed

Instructions for Instant Pot Corn on the Cob


Step 1
Pressure Cook the Corn on the Cob

Ingredient & Tools

4 ears corn on the cob, husks and silk removed

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker
Stainless Steel Steaming Rack Stand

Pour 1 cup of cold water in the pressure cooker.

Place a trivet in the Instant Pot, then place 4 ears of corn on the cob on the trivet.

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe (Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob): Learn how to cook corn on the cob. Quick & easy sweet & juicy summer treat for whole family!

Close the lid and cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 1 – 2 minutes
  • Pressure Release Method: Quick Release

Open the lid carefully.

Step 2
Serve Instant Pot Corn on the Cob


Serve immediately with butter, salt, and pepper, or your favorite seasonings or sauces.

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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Learn how to cook this sweet & juicy Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe (Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob)! Quick & easy fresh summer treat for the whole family!
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total: 11 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky | Pressure Cook Recipes

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn on the cob , husks and silk removed

Instructions

  • Pressure Cook the Corn on the Cob: Pour 1 cup of cold water in the pressure cooker. Place a trivet in the Instant Pot, then place 4 ears of corn on the cob on the trivet. Close the lid and cook at High Pressure for 1 - 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and Quick Release. Open the lid carefully.
  • Serve: Serve immediately with butter, your favorite sauce or topping.
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Nutrition:

Serving: 4g | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3.4% | Vitamin C: 7.4% | Iron: 2.6%
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Party Food, Quick Meals, Side Dish, Snack, Super Easy, Vegetables
Cuisine: World
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  1. OMG! I got an instapot for my birthday and baby back ribs and corn on the cob were my first items that I cooked. We have never had corn on the cob this delicious! Perfectly cooked. I was skeptical that it could really cook in 2 minutes after it reached pressure. I got 10 finger lick smacks for this meal!

  2. Super simple and 2 minutes at sea level UK turned out crispy , fresh and cooked for two mini corn.

    Nice one and thanks for constructing the article so that Google showed the details on the first page of search based on the information on this page, I just came here to say thanks

    Thanks!

  3. Several people suggested leaving the husks and silks on, but cutting off the stem end. This is such a perfect solution to removing all the silks. Just grab the ear by the silks and, if you’ve cut off enough of the stem end, the cooked ear will slide right out. The trick, I think is cutting off just enough of the stem end so there are not any husks attached to the ear.

  4. Can you put the corn already shucked in the water with no trivit? If so, do you increase the cooking time?

    1. Hi Regina!

      So happy to hear from you again. Hope all is well 🙂

      It will be fine to place the corn in the water without trivet. Some of the corn flavor will leak to the water, but the cooking time will be the same.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  5. Hi,
    I used this method to cook five ears of corn. I cooked it for two minutes, and the corn was perfect. However, when we went to put away the leftovers, the remaining corn was wrinkled and shriveled looking. Is there anything that can be done to prevent that from happening?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Katie,

      thank you for your kind words and question 🙂

      Was the corns were kept warm with the keep warm setting? Doing so will cause the corns to slowly lose their moisture.

      I would recommend taking the corns out as soon as they have finished cooking.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  6. I’ve seen some recipes that say to put butter, milk,… in the bottom of the pot. I’d rather cook it plain like this recipe and add butter and salt at the table if I choose to. Most of the time, I like it plain. I did it last night and two minutes was perfect for me. Thanks for sharing. I’ve tried some of your other recipes and they are on my favs list!

  7. I never thought much could be done to improve on the simple task of cooking corn on the cob. Cooked it in my IP yesterday and it was great! And that’s with corn not even in season here yet. Can’t wait to get some good local corn and try that. Thanks for your recipes (the potato salad was awesome too!)

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Thank you for your question 🙂

      As many as the pot can fit without packing them too tightly will be fine. Cut them in half if they don’t fit well.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  8. I used the steam feature – wasn’t sure if it should have just been the manual feature – anyway cooked 4 cobs on steam and it was delicious.

    1. Hi Nancy,

      thank you for your kind words 🙂

      Both the steam feature and manual button will work just fine for this recipe.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  9. Do you think it would be okay to use the instant pot to cook fresh corn on cob that I froze last summer and if so how should I adjust instructions?

    1. Hi Susan,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      It should be fine. I would increase the cooking time by 2 minutes.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  10. I have a different brand of electric pressure cooker, but it doesn’t have manual cooking settings, only preprogrammed. Meat, rice, beans, etc. Any advice?

  11. I like corn on the cob all year long. I buy the frozen ears that are half size. Are the directions the same for pressure cooking frozen corn on the cob?

    1. Hi Danette,

      if you are using the LUX model, you don’t need to adjust the pressure as it operates in high pressure mode.

      If you are using the DUO model, you can adjust the pressure by clicking the pressure button.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  12. Amy + Jackie, Thank you for all the work that I know you both enjoy and passing it on to all of us that are passionate about cooking in general and now enjoying our new toy. Have a Blessed Day.

    1. Hi Kelly,

      thank you so much for your question 🙂

      As long as the corns are not packed too tightly, you will not have to increase the water or cooking time.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  13. Hi. My name is IVY. Just to let you know that I enjoy your recipes. Something happened while I was cooking with my pressure cooker. I did a meal and wash the pot but when I went for another meal there was no light and nothing was working. I thought that I broke it. I nearly had a panic attack because I love my precious new friend. Just touching it like a caress I found out that the electric cord was not insert deep enough into the pot. Alleluia…just like Christmas lights were on and back to cooking…sorry for the long text. But you must know how I felt . Bye and thank you.

    1. Hi Ivy, I did the exact same thing last week. I was in a huge panic until I figured it ou!

  14. Just wanted to chime in that I tried two ears of corn for 2 minutes and the corn was perfectly crisp and tender. Thank you for the easy directions!

    1. Hi Randy,

      It’s good to hear from you again. Hope you have been doing well 🙂
      The cooked corn can be stored in a ziplock bag or container.

      It will last for about 3 days in the fridge.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  15. I leave the husks on, cutting the silk down to kernels and trimming stem end to fit pot. After cooking use towel to hold ear, pulling off husk and silk (comes off easily.) I think the flavor is even better.

    1. Hi Jolong55, thank you for your comment and sharing your cooking experience with us 🙂

      I will have to do a side by side comparison when the corns are in season!!

      Thank you
      Jacky

    2. I’ve done the same when cooking in the microwave, but I cut the stem end off completely. Then when you grab the silk end after cooking the whole ear just slides out without the silk and husks. Anxious to try this in my pressure cooker.

  16. Hi Amy and Jacky,
    I tried it last night. The corn turned out delicious. Did it for 2 minutes. Thank you for all your help and guidance. Sure appreciate having you around. Thanks, em

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