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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

A no mess, no fuss way to cook fresh corn. Our Instant Pot corn on the cob recipe shows you how to make corn in your pressure cooker in 15 minutes or less.

Summer grilling season is in full effect and I couldn’t be happier! This is one of my favorite times of the year because, I get to fire up the grill and spend my day outside with smoke and meat.

With that being said, it can get hectic trying to balance grilling the main course outside and making side dishes in the kitchen.

Well, Kim came up with a great solution for my corn conundrum. Her Instant Pot corn on the cob solves the issue of running back and forth between the coals and the stove top.

Best of all, this recipe can be done when the meat is almost finished. By the time it gets done resting, we have hot, fresh corn on the cob.

You can also make baked beans in your pressure cooker using our Instant Pot baked beans!

Four ears of instant pot corn, topped with melting butter.

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Instructions:

Alright, so this is an extremely simple recipe. It’s dump and go. To get started, remove the husks and all the silk from each ear of corn.

After that, go ahead and rinse the ears under cold tap water to remove any potential dirt or contaminants. Oh, if you’re using frozen corn, disregard these steps.

Top down view of the pressure cooker with the trivet installed.

Next, grab your pressure cooker and add the water and the trivet to the bottom of the liner. Then, start stacking the corn.

Now, if you look at the photo below, you’ll see we stacked them horizontally. You may want to stack them vertically, depending on the size of the ears and the amount of Instant Pot corn your cooking.

As long as you don’t go above the, “max fill,” line, you should be okay.

The ears have been stacked horizontally inside the pressure cooker.

Afterward, seal the machine and press the manual (or pressure cook) button and set it for a three (3) minute cook time. Once the timer goes off, carefully, release the remaining steam, and open the machine.

That’s it, your Instant Pot corn on the cob recipe is done! All you need to do is serve it with whatever toppings you desire.

Kim and I hope you enjoyed the recipe and wish you all the best 🙂

Another picture of the finished corn on the cob served with butter.

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Tips:

The suggested cook time of three (3) minutes will leave the corn kernels slightly firm. If you have trouble chewing (dental pain, dentures, etc.) then you may want to soften the kernels.

I would recommend increasing the cook time to five (5) or even six (6) minutes. That way, the texture will be similar to canned corn.

It should be noted that you can cook more than four (4) ears of corn. In fact, as long as you don’t go passed the, “max fill,” line, go crazy. Cook as many (or as few) ears of corn as you want.

We chose to use unsalted butter as our topping. However, there are a lot of different ways to flavor or season your version of this recipe.

For example, you can use grated Parmesan cheese, chili powder, salt, pepper, ranch seasoning, etc. The point is, there are no limits to what you can create will a little ingenuity and a quick search on the internet.

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Another picture of the finished corn on the cob served with butter.

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Come to Pressure: 5 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

A no mess, no fuss way to cook fresh corn. Our Instant Pot corn on the cob recipe shows you how to make corn in your pressure cooker in 15 minutes or less.


  • 4 Large Ears of Corn, (fresh, husks and silk removed)
  • 1 Cup Water


  1. Remove the husks and silk from the cobs (cutting the ends off the corn makes this easier). Run the corn under water to rinse off any residual silk and dirt. If using frozen ignore this step!
  2. Place the trivet in the liner of the Instant Pot along with 1 cup of water.
  3. Add the corn cobs on the trivet, and use the manual (pressure cook) button to adjust the time to 3 minutes.
  4. After the time is up, open the valve for a quick release. Use tongs to remove the corn. Top with your favorite toppings, and serve hot.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one (1) large ear of corn. Additionally, the calorie count does NOT include the butter seen in the photos. Actual calories will vary. The Instant Pot corn can be stored in your fridge in a sealed container for up to three (3) days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 Ear
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 5g

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Saturday 6th of July 2019

This is great! Earlier this week I found a recipe for Instant Pot Mexican corn on the cob that I'm thinking of trying, but this will work better seeing as how I don't have cheese in the house!

Do you always do a quick release? What happens if you leave the corn in there until the pot naturally de-pressurizes, say 15 or 20 minutes later?


Sunday 7th of July 2019

Good Morning, Cheryl!

Kim and I are glad you like the idea and hope you enjoy the recipe. When it comes to certain vegetables, yes, we typically do a quick release. Because, if not the veggies tend to be overcooked and mushy. Now, that's not always the case. Take for example, tough vegetables like carrots or potatoes, veggies like those might not suffer too much from a longer natural release.

In the tips, I touched on increasing the cook time to make the corn softer, but not the natural release time. Hinting that if you had dental issues (denture, recent dental procedure, mouth pain, etc.) then you could up the cook time to make it easier to chew. I suppose that could apply to the release time as well since the steam is still technically, "cooking," the vegetable as it releases naturally. I hope the way I explained that makes sense. I know my explanations can come out a little strange on paper lol! So, let me know if I've confused you. If not, I hope it answers your question. Thanks again for stopping by to leave a comment. Have a lovely day Cheryl :)

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