This easy Instant pot Corn on the Cob is sweet, juicy, and tender crisp. It is cooked quickly in the pressure cooker. Season to taste and serve as an appetizer, snack, or side dish!

Corn on the cob slathered with butter and garnished with parsley
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Corn on the cob is just the perfect thing to have in the summer. And cooking corn on the cob in the instant pot is amazing. It saves time, energy and eliminates the need to keep an eye on a pot of boiling water on the stove. 

Cooking in the Instant Pot is perfect for our busy lives. It requires minimal effort on my part, which I like. Just place the corn in the pressure cooker after cleaning it; that’s it.

It gets done quickly, and is perfectly cooked everytime. You can also cut the corn kernels and use in salads or my sweet corn soup.

This corn on the cob recipe will result in boiled or steam corn. If you want a crispier version of corn on the cob, then try my Spicy Air Fryer Corn on the Cob.

Watch How to Make Easy Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Why use an Instant Pot for cooking Corn?

  • It’s quick, and unlike the traditional method, it doesn’t heat the house.
  • There’s no need to keep an eye on the stove or wonder when it’ll be done!
  • It is foolproof, and comes out perfect every time!
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How to cook Corn on the Cob in the Instant Pot?

  • Remove the husk and silk from the corn ears. You can rinse the ears to remove any dirt. Then dry with a paper towel. If you like, remove the stems or cut the ears in half.
Uncooked Corns in a white plate
  • Now add 1 cup of water to the instant pot.
  • Place the trivet and then the ears of corn on the cob. You can add any number of corns as you can fit in the pot. I could fit three in a single layer. You can arrange more on the top in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Close the lid, pressure cook, for 2 minutes at high pressure, then quick release the pressure. Carefully remove the lid. 
corn on the cob being cooked in the instant pot

Use tongs to remove the corn. Serve with butter and salt or your favorite sauce and toppings right away.

I spread butter, and garnished with parsley for a pop of color. Enjoy!

Corn on the cob garnished with parsley

Seasoning options

There are so many seasoning options to pick from once the Corn is cooked.

  • Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Seasoning or Tajin.
  • Lime, butter, chili powder
  • Garlic butter
  • Olive oil, parmesan cheese, lemon juice
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Chimichurri
  • Make it Mexican street corn: Apply a layer of mayonnaise on the Corn. Chili powder, cotija cheese, and sprinkle some cilantro over the top. Squeeze some lime juice and enjoy.

Tips for Perfect Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob

  • Store: Refrigerate the cooked corn in a ziploc bag or airtight container for 3-5 days.
  • Freeze: You can keep the cooled and cooked seasoned corn in a freezer-safe bag for up to 8 months.
  • If the corn ears are too big, break them in half. You’ll be able to boil more ears of Corn this way.
closeup of corn on the cob with butter and parsley

Storage Options

What Is the Best Way to Store Corn on the Cob?

It is best to cook and eat corn on the cob the same day after it’s been picked. However, if you’re not planning on eating your fresh corn that day, here are some storage suggestions: Do not remove the husk and store in an airtight bag or container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. After that the corn will not remain as fresh.

Can you store corn on the cob it once cooked?

Let the cooked corn on the cob cool down completely. Then place in an airtight bag or container and store for up to 3 days.

How to store corn kernels?

To remove the kernels, hold the corn ear upright, then use a knife to scrape off the kernels off the cob. Then place them in a freezer safe container or bag and store for up to 4 months.

Hope you enjoy this perfectly tender steamed corn on the cob made in the instant pot!

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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

This easy Instant pot Corn on the Cob is sweet, juicy, and tender crisp. It is cooked quickly in the pressure cooker. Season to taste and serve as an appetizer, snack, or side dish!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3

Ingredients 

  • 3 ears Sweet corn on the cob, or more as many as you can fit in the pot
  • 1 cup Water

Seasoning

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, or vegan butter/oil, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley, optional

Instructions 

  • Remove the husk and silk from the corn ears. You can rinse the ears to remove any dirt. Then dry with a paper towel. If you like, remove the stems or cut the ears in half.
    Uncooked Corns in a white plate
  • Now add 1 cup of water to the instant pot. Place trivet and then three ears of corn on it.
  • Close the lid, pressure cook, for 2 minutes at high pressure, then quickly release the pressure. Carefully remove the lid.
    easy instant pot corn on the cob
  • Remove the corn on the cob, slather with butter and sprinkle salt and parsley. Or vary to use your favorite seasonings. Enjoy right away!
    mexican street corn instant pot

Video

Notes

  • Store: Refrigerate the cooked corn in an airtight container or bag for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: You can keep the cooled and cooked corn in a freezer-safe bag for up to 4 months.
  • If the corn ears are too big, break them in half. You’ll be able to boil more ears of Corn this way.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 245mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 288IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Indian
Diet: Gluten-free, Paleo, Vegan
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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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