Instant Pot corn on the cob makes juicy, tender, perfect corn on the cob with zero effort every time! Pressure cooker corn on the cob removes the guesswork and hassle, just like my Instant Pot Beets recipe.
If you haven't tried pressure cooker corn on the cob, you are missing out! I totally get the hype after doing it myself! It's as easy as adding corn to the Instant Pot (no shucking required, unless you wan tto), adding liquid, setting the cooker, and walking away. When it's done, you have super juicy, tender, perfect corn on the cob that you barely worked for. It's truly...magical!
Instant Pot corn on the cob ingredients
You need 2 ingredients to make Instant Pot corn on the cob:
- corn on the cob - as many as will fit (I have a 6 quart and it fits 3 very large ears)
- liquid - water or broth
I like to keep the silks and husks in tact for pressure cooked corn on the cob because they're much easier to remove afterwards.
Can I shuck the corn before pressure cooking it?
Yes! However, I find it easier to shuck it after is has pressure cooked, but you might like yours shucked first. I find no difference in flavor or texture, so it's really a matter of personal preference.
How to make pressure cooker corn on the cob
- Leave the husks and silk in place, or shuck it, your choice.
- Place trivet in the instant pot, stack corn on the trivet, and add liquid to the pot.
- Secure the lid, close pressure valve, and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes for shucked corn (4 minutes for corn with husk) followed by quick pressure release
- Transfer corn to a serving platter...and devour!
Serving idea to keep corn on the cob warm
Once the corn has pressure cooked, you can shuck it (or not), place it back in the Instant Pot, cover, and keep warm using the "keep warm" setting.
Instant Pot corn on the cob toppings
- butter and salt
- Mexican street corn (elote) - mayonnaise, crema, chili powder, cilantro, lime, and Cotija cheese
- olive oil and Parmesan cheese
- goat cheese and fresh herbs (oregano, chives, parsely)
- chili powder and lime
Why use an Instant Pot trivet to pressure cook corn on the cob?
A trivet is not a requirement to pressure cook corn on the cob. But, because it keeps them elevated above the liquid, it allows them to be evenly steamed instead of partially boiled and steamed. You can use the trivet that came with your Instant Pot.
More Instant Pot side dish recipes
- The Best Potato Salad [Instant Pot or Stove]
- Loaded Baked Potato Salad
- Instant Pot Beets
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Instant Pot Corn On The Cob
- 1-6 ears Corn on the Cob, as many as will fit
- Water or broth, as needed
To prep corn for the Instant Pot
- If cooking with husks on: trim silk and stem, leaving husks in place.If cooking with husks off, remove silk, husk, and trim the stem.
To cook corn in the Instant Pot
- Place trivet in the cooker and place CORN ON THE COB on the trivet. NOTE: Cook as few as 1 or as many as will fit.
- Pour WATER or BROTH into the cooker using these Instant Pot size guidelines:1 cup liquid for the 6 QT cooker1 1/2 cups liquid for the 8 QT cooker2 cups liquid for the 10 QT cooker
- Close the lid. Turn the pressure release valve to "sealing" position. Pressure cook on HIGH for 2 minutes for shucked corn OR 4 minutes for corn with husks.
- When cook cycle ends, carefully turn pressure release valve to "venting" position to release all steam. Open the lid and transfer corn on the cob to a serving platter. Serve warm with desired toppings.
Nutrition data provided as courtesy estimates using unbranded ingredients from a nutrition database. Please consult preferred resource for precise data.