My family love corn and my Easy Instant Pot Corn on the Cob features regularly in my family meal planning. This pressure cooker corn recipe is cooked in minutes, leaving me time to prepare and assemble all the delicious toppings to serve alongside.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Corn is one of our favorite summer vegetables to enjoy, especially fresh from the Farmer’s Market. Corn bought at your local market is always the freshest. For the best flavor look for plump, firm and juicy ears of corn.
There are many ways to enjoy corn, my Loaded Creamed Cheese Corn, being a particular favorite, but Instant Pot corn on the cob is at the top of the list too.
During busy week nights, if you are pushed for time my pressure cooker corn on the cob is the recipe for you. Healthy delicious cobs of cooked corn in no time.
I always use my Instant Pot when cooking corn as it takes only 2 minutes to prepare and 8 minutes to cook. This means you have have delicious crisp cooked corn on the cob, on the table and ready to enjoy in just 10 minutes. Now that’s a winning dish any night of the week!
How to cook Corn on the Cob in Instant Pot
- Pour water into the the Instant Pot.
- Place the trivet inside.
- Add the shucked corn onto the trivet.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set valve to seal.
- Cook on High pressure for 3 minutes.
- Then use Quick release when the Instant Pot is done counting.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob recipe ingredients
- CORN: This recipe serves 6 so I use 6 ears of corn, which I prepare and shuck, removing all the husk and silks. Look for fresh corn which has plump and juicy kernels, they will have the best flavor.
- WATER: The only other ingredient added to the Instant Pot is water.
Flavor toppings for Corn on the Cob
- Butter with salt and freshly ground black pepper, or a suitable dairy-free/vegan alternative.
- Swap butter for a garlic butter, or garlic and herb butter.
- Add extra spices like chili powder, smoked paprika, some ground cumin.
- Fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, basil, chives, mint, oregano.
- Shredded cheese, try cheddar, Parmesan, feta.
- Mexican street corn – lime zest and juice, salt, chopped cilantro, chili powder and some crumbled Mexican cheese.
- Italian style – a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, with chopped basil, lemon zest and Parmesan cheese.
Recipe hints & tips
- Suitable for dairy free and gluten free diets, just watch the other toppings you might add alongside. I prefer to add toppings to small dishes alongside, that way everyone can top their own corn how they like it.
- No risk of pots of water boiling over, with the Instant Pot you can set it to cook then get on with something else, like preparing any additional toppings.
- When serving to smaller children, cut the cobs in half before cooking.
- I also want to point out some useful tools that we use with Corn on the Cob. I love my Corn on the Cob Butter Spreader. A dab of butter on top is perfect for pictures, but for eating, the butter spreader evenly distributes the butter around the cob!
- A set of corn dishes also really comes in handy, to keep it from rolling around on the plate. I’ve had my set for over 20 years and they’re still kickin – and we use them all the time.
- Finally, a set of corn holders will save your fingers from getting burned on hot cob ends while still letting you eat hot corn on the cob. My fingers are ever so grateful to whomever first introduced me to these. Just a word of warning, with teenagers, they tend to get lost easily during time to wash dishes – I’m pretty sure they forget to remove them and throw them out with the eaten cobs!
I like to serve my corn on the cob whole, with a variety of different toppings set alongside (see topping ideas above). That way everyone can top their cobs as they like it. Corn is versatile, you can serve it as a healthy appetizer, or alongside any main dish.
I’ll often serve pressure cooker corn on the cob when the sun is shining and I’m grilling outdoors. Try this corn alongside my Peach Glazed Grilled Chicken – the combination of flavors is SO GOOD! Or with my Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken Kabobs or Grilled Baby Back Ribs .
It will depend on the size of your pressure cooker pot, I can fit 6 ears of corn in my pot.
Cooked at High pressure, corn can be cooked and on the table ready to enjoy in just 8 minutes.
Once cooked and cooled, place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When ready to serve you can heat up in boiling water on the stove-top or in the microwave.
Once cooked and cooled, you can either freeze the whole cob, or break off the corn kernels and freeze those. Tightly wrap the whole cob in a few layers of foil, or place the kernels into a freezer bag and remove all the air. You can then freeze the corn for up to 6 months.
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- 6 ears of corn; shucked
- 1 1/2 cup water
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing this Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe:
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and WarmerHIC Harold Import Co. 43206 HIC Corn Dishes, Glass, Set of 4, 8.5-Inches, ClearFox Run 5416 Butter Spreader with Built-In Cover, PlasticOXO Good Grips Interlocking Corn Holders, Yellow/GreenGood Cook (8 Pack) Serving Tray Corn Holders For Corn On The Cob Set Plastic Dinnerware Corn UtensilsOXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Non Slip Corn Holders, Set of 8 – YellowFoodie Facts: A Food Lover’s Guide to America’s Favorite Dishes from Apple Pie to Corn on the CobGotta Have It Simple & Easy To Make 37 Scrumptious Corn On The Cob Recipes!Southern Corn Cookbook: Sides, Main Dishes & More! (Southern Cooking Recipes Book 58)CORNucopia: Super Easy and Mouthwatering Corn on the Cob Recipes