Instant Pot Corn On The Cob is tender and perfectly cooked in minutes. Then, add delicious seasoning to take your corn to the next level.
Cooking corn on the cob is a summertime staple, but it can be a hassle to haul out a big stock pot and wait for corn to boil. With an Instant Pot, you can have perfectly cooked corn in just minutes, and it’s so easy that you can enjoy fresh corn on the cob any time of the year.
In this recipe, we’ll show you how to cook corn on the cob in your Instant Pot, and we’ll share some delicious seasoning ideas to take your corn to the next level. Whether you prefer your corn buttery and salty or spicy and flavorful, we’ve got you covered. So let’s get started and make some mouthwatering corn on the cob in an instant!
What You’ll Find In This Post
Ingredients and Tools Needed
With only a few ingredients and a couple of tools, you can have tender pressure cooker corn in minutes! And if you don’t have an instant pot in your kitchen, we have tons of other ways to cook corn!
Choose fresh corn for outstanding results. Try a farm stand or a farmer’s market during corn season. When corn isn’t in season, you can use frozen corn on the cob, but it will be softer than fresh.
The water steams the corn. Steaming corn on the cob helps to soften the tough outer layer of the corn husk, making it easier to remove. It also helps to heat the corn evenly and thoroughly, ensuring that it is cooked all the way through. Additionally, steaming can help to preserve the nutrients and flavors of the corn, as it doesn’t involve submerging the corn in water.
Butter and Salt
One of the most classic and simple ways to season corn on the cob is to slather it with butter and sprinkle it with salt. You can use regular salt or flavored salts like garlic or smoked salt for added flavor.
- Pressure Cooker: We used our Instant Pot, but you can use any brand of pressure cooker for corn on the cob.
- Trivet: You’ll need a trivet or steam rack to keep the corn off the bottom of the instant pot so that it can steam.
Instant Pot Corn On The Cob Recipe
Put the steam rack in the Instant Pot, stack peeled corn cobs on top, and pour in the water.
Cover and cook on high pressure for 2-4 minutes. If you want crunchier corn, go for only two minutes. If you want softer corn, try for four minutes. Ours was perfect when cooked for three minutes. Then, use the quick release to release the pressure. Use tongs to remove the cooked corn on the cob.
Instant Pot Corn Seasoning Ideas
- Mexican-style: Brush the corn with mayonnaise, sprinkle with chili powder or Tajin seasoning, and add crumbled cotija cheese and lime juice.
- Herb butter: Mix softened butter with chopped herbs like parsley, basil, or chives, and spread it over the corn.
- Garlic and parmesan: Melt butter with minced garlic and brush it over the corn. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top.
- Spicy: Brush the corn with melted butter mixed with hot sauce or red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
- Cajun-style: Combine paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper to make a Cajun spice blend. Brush the corn with butter and sprinkle the spice blend over the top.
What Others Want To Know About Pressure Cooker Corn On The Cob
You can cook as many ears of corn as will fit in your pressure. I cooked six in mine.
Yes, it can be made without the trivet. Using the trivet is like steaming corn. Not using the trivet is more like boiling the corn.
No, you don’t need to add anything else. Add the butter and salt to the corn after it is cooked.
More Ways To Cook Corn On The Cob
Is your pressure cooked already being used to make another dish, or maybe you don’t have an Instant Pot? Try one of these methods for cooking corn.
- Making tender, toasted kernels of corn on the cob in an Air Fryer is hassle-free without turning on the oven! Just add plenty of butter and salt before serving.
- Why not attempt grilling sweet corn on the cob with the husks still on? There’s no prep, no soaking, and no need to peel the corn beforehand – making it an easy and delicious option!
- Looking for a hands-off way to prepare corn on the cob ahead of time and keep it warm? Try Crock Pot Corn on the Cob! You can even use multiple crockpots to cook corn for a large group.
Instant Pot Corn On The Cob
- 6 ears corn on the cob peeled
- 1 cup water
- 6 teaspoon butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Place the steam rack (or trivet) on the bottom of the Instant Pot. Stack the peeled corn on the cob on the rack and add the water.
- Cook on high pressure for 2-4 minutes. Then, quick release the pressure.
- Remove the cooked corn with tongs. Serve while warm with butter and salt.