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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

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.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make corn on the cob in the instant pot, instant pot corn on the cob
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 136kcal



  • 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.



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. One cup of water is still fine.


Serving: 1ear | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g