You’ll never make corn another way after you make this Instant Pot Corn on the cob! You can make it with the husk on or off. Every time the result is tender, juicy pieces of corn on the cob.
If it’s summer you can bet we’re cooking fresh corn on the cob because, friends, there is nothing better. It’s a super easy side dish, you don’t need a lot to dress it up, and it just tastes like summer!
Instant Pot corn on the cob is the easiest way to cook it, too. Before I had a pressure cooker, I’d boil corn on the stove but the IP is so much faster. No waiting for the water to boil and no heating up the kitchen on a hot summer day.
This is just another great way to use your Instant Pot! I can’t wait to show you how easy it is to cook some summer corn in it.
How to Cook Corn in an Instant Pot
How many ears of corn you can cook at one time will depend on the size of your pressure cooker.
You can stack them on top of each other. We recommend cutting the ends off the ears so you can fit more. Or, you may need to cut the ears in half to make them fit.
You will also need water to cook the corn. A 6 quart Instant Pot will need 1 1/2 cups of water. For a large 8 to 10-quart IP you will need 2 cups of water. If you are using a smaller 3-quart one you can reduce the amount of water to 1 cups.
You can cook the corn in their husks or cook them without the husks – it’s up to you! I am sharing instructions for both versions.
Place the ears of corn in the pot on top of the trivet that came with your Instant Pot. It’s okay to stack in two rows. Secure the lid and close the steam vent.
- For shucked corn: Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button and select 2 minutes cook time.
- For corn with husks: Press the Pressure Cook/Manual Setting button and select 3 to 4 minutes of cooking time.
Once the timer goes off, carefully open the steam valve to do a quick release (use a towel to cover it – the steam is very hot!). Once the pin drops, carefully open the lid and remove the corn.
If you left the husks on be careful removing them as the corn will be very hot!
Can I Use Frozen Corn?
Yes, you can cook frozen corn in you Instant Pot! I usually do when corn is not in season.
You will need to cook it for the same amount of time as fresh corn with husks – about three to four minutes.
How to Serve Corn on the Cob
Well, you can just gobble it up as it is – when it’s summer fresh it doesn’t need anything but salt, pepper, and butter! But, here are some other ways to dress it up:
- Slather on the butter and sprinkle some chili or taco seasoning on your corn for a little kick of heat!
- Butter, fresh herbs like chopped parsley or chives and salt is so delicious.
- You can also sprinkle grated cheese over your corn! Just coat it in butter and sprinkle grated Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago cheese for an Italian twist. Or, sprinkle queso fresco, a Mexican-style cheese, over it.
- Mayonnaise is another popular way to dress up your corn – use it instead of butter and sprinkle on seasoning and some cheese, too.
You can also cut the kernels off the cob and use it in these delicious recipes:
Are you ready to fire up the IP and make this easy corn on the cob? Once you try it you won’t want to cook it any other way – it’s just too fast and easy!
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- 1-10 ears Corn on the Cob
- 1 ½ c. water room temperature or cold
- Remove the husk and silks from the corn on the cob if desired.
- Place the trivet in the pot of the Instant Pot. Pour water into the pot.
- Stack the ears of corn in the inner pot. Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the sealed position.
- Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button and select 2 minutes for shucked corn. If you put the corn in the pot with the husk still on set to 3-4 minutes.
- When cooking is done, quick release pressure by turning the steam release knob to venting position and releasing pressure.
- When the pin drops down, open the lid and carefully remove the corn.
- Husk if needed, then slather with butter and sprinkle salt on.
- You’ll need 2 c. of water if you are using an 8 or 10 quart Instant Pot. You can also use the 3 quart Instant Pot with the 1 c. of water, but you might have to cut the corn in half to fit and not as many ears will fit.
- You can cook frozen corn in you Instant Pot! I usually do when corn is not in season. You will need to cook it for the same amount of time as fresh corn with husks – about three to four minutes.