Instant Pot Corn on the Cob: With a 2-minute cook time (4 minutes for frozen corn) and using water OR broth, this recipe is an easy side dish!
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Alright, if you love your Instant Pot, you’re going to fall head over heels with it after you have corn on the cob in it.
No more watered down, corn on the cob flavor… but rather a flavor and texture that every corn on the cob deserves!
How long do you steam corn on the cob in an Instant Pot?
2 minutes. Yes really! Well, in a pressure cooker it’s not really “steaming” but more of a “pressure”, but that’s it.
Now, the Instant Pot (or pressure cooker) will have to come to pressure and that may take a few minutes, depending on what cooker you have… but the actual cook-time is just 2-minutes and you can’t beat that.
How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Instant Pot
It is SOOO easy!
For the full recipe ingredients and instructions, you’ll find the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. However, I’d love to walk you through the step-by-step process with images so you can grab more helpful tips along the way!
First, place your trivet in the Instant Pot and add in your ears of corn. (As many as you can fit but this recipe uses 4-5 ears.)
Next, pour in 1 cup of water or stock (broth, such as chicken, vegetable, broth, etc.)
Place the lid on, turn the knob to “seal” and cook on “high pressure” for 2 minutes. (See below for notes on if you plan to cook these with the husks on instead.)
When the timer ends, quick-release the pressure and remove the lid when the pin drops, making it safe to remove the lid.
Frozen Corn on the Cob in the Instant Pot
YES! Cook it for 4 minutes on high pressure instead of the 2 minutes!
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob with Husks
“Can you cook corn on the cob in the Instant Pot WITH husks?”
You definitely can. If you decide to, you may need to trim the ends (so it fits in the pot) and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes instead of the 2 minutes!
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob with Milk and Butter
If you’ve heard of the DELICIOUS “milk and butter corn on the cob” recipe that has floated around for years (and typically is found more in the south) then you may want to give this version a try too!
- Take 4 cups water and 2 cups of milk and pour in to the Instant Pot. (No trivet needed!)
- Place one stick of butter in pot as well, and turn on the “saute” function to allow the butter to melt, stirring often, just until melted. Turn off the saute function.
(Or, melt butter in the microwave and then pour in to the Instant Pot and no “saute” function is needed.)
- Place corn on the cob in pot, seal lid, and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
- When the timer is up, let the pot natural release for about 5 minutes and then manually release until the pin drops, making it safe to remove the lid.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker)
- 4-5 cobs Corn on the Cob or however many can fit in to your Instant Pot
- 1 cup water or broth or stock (maybe a little more for an 8 qt. Instant Pot)
- Place trivet in Instant Pot and place ears of corn on top of the trivet, making sure the lid will be able to close, you can add as many that will fit.
- Pour in water (or stock).
- Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes and then quick release!
If you have frozen corn on the cob, follow the same directions, just cook for 4 minutes instead of the 2 minutes! Pressure cooking the corn WITH husks? Trim the ends and cook for 4 minutes instead of 2 minutes!
More Instant Pot Recipes
If you love Instant Pot recipes, you’ll love our favorites, here:
- Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes
- Instant Pot Pot Roast
- Kielbasa and Cabbage in the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes
- Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
- Cheeseburger Macaroni in the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot French Dip
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