Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that will save you time preparing boiled corn on the cob! This recipe includes instructions on how to make several ears of sweet corn without the trivet. You can use fresh or frozen corn.
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Making corn on the cob in the Instant Pot is so much easier than boiling it on the stove! This works well in the summertime because there’s one less pot going on the stove heating up the house.
I have boiled milk in with the corn on the cob while cooking stovetop. You don’t want to do that with the Instant Pot because it will curdle. You can boil the milk separately and submerge the corn if you wish.
How to Make and Cook Corn on the Cob in the Instant Pot
- You will need a cup of water and your ears of corn. I could fit 6-8 ears of corn in my 6-quart pot just fine. You will be able to fit more with an 8-quart.
- Pressure cook the corn.
- Quick release the steam.
How Long to Cook Corn on the Cob
I like to cook the corn for 4 minutes. 2 minutes may work for you, but 4 minutes is the optimal time for me.
How to Cook Frozen Corn on the Cob
Frozen corn on the cob will follow the same 4 minute cook time.
Can You Make Corn on the Cob in the Instant Pot With the Husk?
Yes, you can. I prefer to remove it first. But you can place the corn in the pot (remove the stem first) and cook them for the same cook time, and shuck the corn later.
How to Store Corn on the Cob
Cooked corn on the cob will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator and up to a year in the freezer. You can read more Corn on the Cob Storage Tips here.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- 4 ears of corn husks removed
- 1 cup water
Optional Butter Topping
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add the corn to the Instant Pot with 1 cup of water. Using the trivet is optional and not required.
- Close and seal the pot. Cook for 4 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking.
- When the pot indicates it has finished, quick release the steam. Remove the corn with tongs.
- Spread with the seasoned butter topping and serve.