Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

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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!

This corn on the cob is a perfect side dish for my Baked BBQ Pork Steaks, Air Fryer Chicken Legs, and Roasted Pork Tenderloin.

Corn on the Cob

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.)

Corn on the cob in the Instant Pot

Next, pour in 1 cup of water or stock (broth, such as chicken, vegetable, broth, etc.)

Chicken stock or water pour in to Instant Pot

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.)

Instant pot corn on the cob with tongs

When the timer ends, quick-release the pressure and remove the lid when the pin drops, making it safe to remove the lid.

Corn on the cob with butter

Frozen Corn on the Cob in the Instant Pot

“Can you cook 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 Corn on the Cob

Jessica Burgess
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!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 corn on the cob
Calories 77 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker)

Ingredients
  

  • 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)

Instructions
 

  • 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.
    Raw Corn on the cob in the Instant Pot
  • Pour in water (or stock).
    Pour water or stock (broth) in to Instant Pot with corn
  • Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes and then quick release!
    Corn on the cob - cook in Instant Pot for 2 minutes
  • Serve!
    Cooked corn on the cob in the Instant Pot

Notes

MORE Flavor: Adding stock (chicken, vegetable, beef, or any flavor of broth) will add more flavor to your corn on the cob but definitely not necessary!
For Frozen Corn on the Cob: Fresh corn on the cob would ALWAYS be nice but living in the mountains, frozen is how I roll most of the time!
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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cobCalories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 168IUVitamin C: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword corn on the cob, easy side dish recipe, instant pot, side dish
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Corn on the cob on a white plate

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