Nothing better juicy fresh corn on the cob at your favorite BBQ, Picnic or summer family dinner! Instant Pot Corn on the Cob makes this classic side dish easier than ever to enjoy! Come find out why this cooking method will soon become the only one you will ever need!
No more standing over a boiling pot of water! Pop the cobs in an Instant Pot, add the lid and walk away! Come back to delicious, perfectly cooked Instant Pot Corn on the Cob ready to serve!
What is a Pressure Cooker? (Instant Pot)
A pressure cooker is a closed system that uses increased pressure to cook foods at faster time intervals. You can read SO much more about pressure cookers on my Instant Pot For Beginners post.
Why Use a Pressure Cooker to Cook Corn on the Cob?
- It’s a closed sealed system. You can walk away and not worry about your pot boiling over.
- It’s a closed sealed system. You can walk away to go turn your meat on the grill or prepare another side dish and not worry about hot stovetops for little ones. I mean what parent doesn’t multi-task?
- No more waiting for the water to boil, adding the corn, and letting that pot boil for another 10 minutes. In almost half the time you have Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- Great cook method for campsites and parks where water taps are few or far away.
- Cook, release pressure and Go. Instant pot will keep your corn warm while you travel to your picnic, BBQ or get together destination.
Tips for IP Corn on the Cob
- You can use water or broth for the cooking liquid. If you are a plain corn eater, the broth does add a nice flavor enhancer! If you are someone who loves to slather on the toppings, water will work perfectly!
- You can layer the cobs in the pot and it will not affect cooking instructions nor will the quantity you add to the pot.
- Add as many cobs to the pot as you can fit without going past the Max Fill line – this will not affect cooking instructions.
- If you have more cobs than what will fit using the layered/stacked method, try placing them into the pot vertically, end on end! You will make better use of the pot space and be able to fit more!
- The more cobs you add to the pot will increase the time it takes for the pot to come to pressure. It will not affect the actual cooking time.
- There are other cook methods where you leave the cob of corn in the husk, you will need to peel the husk and remove the silk for Instant Pot Corn on the Cob.
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What You’ll Need:
- Instant Pot w/trivet (comes with IP)
- Measuring Cup
- Corn on the Cob
- Water or Stock
- Corn Cob Holders (optional)
- Butter Spreader (optional)
Topping Ideas for Corn on the Cob
- Parmesan Cheese
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Chili Powder
- Lime Juice
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Olive Tapenade
- Tajin Seasoning
- Chili-garlic sauce
- Hot Pepper Jelly
- Herbes de Provence
- Sweet? – Cinnamon & Sugar
- Italian Seasonings
What do YOU like to add to your Instant Pot Corn on the Cob? Let me know below in the comments!
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How do you Steam Corn in an Instant Pot?
Ask and you shall receive! Here is how to steam corn in an instant pot!
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- 4-6 ears corn on the cob, husked and silks removed
- 1 cup water, Or you can use Stock here
- Insert the trivet and place corn on the cob in the pot.
- Add 1 cup water to the inner pot of your pressure cooker.
- Place the lid and turn the vent valve to SEALING
- Using the MANUAL setting, set time for 3 minutes
- When cooking is complete, carefully use a long handled spoon to move the vent from SEALING to VENTING and release the pressure of the pot.
- Carefully remove from cobs of corn from the pressure cooker using tongs.
- Season as desired. We like plain and simple, salt, pepper and a pat of butter! Enjoy
What are Other Cook Methods for Corn on the Cob?
- Grilling with Husks
- Grilling without Husks
- Wrapped in Foil and Grilled
You can find more details on other methods of cooking corn on the cob here.
Comments & Reviews
What pressure setting, High or low?
Cheryl Spangenberg says
Either would probably work but I used high!