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Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob

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One of my favorites of summertime is fresh sweet corn. My favorite way to make it without heating up the kitchen is to make pressure cooker corn on the cob! This pressure cooker recipe is seriously so easy!

Nothing says summertime more than fresh corn on the cob with a side of sliced tomatoes. While we don’t grow our own sweet corn, several of our neighbors do. 

fresh corn on the cob

Basically they do all the work and all I have to do is roll up to their farm stand and grab a dozen for dinner. It cooks in only 2 minutes, meaning cooking corn this way is a no fuss side dish we can enjoy all summer long!

Growing up, we always boiled our corn on the cob. And while that was delicious, it also headed the kitchen up tremendously.  Steamy kitchen windows, anyone??

During sweet corn season, we’d eat corn on the cob several times a week. My Grandma used to roll up with a grocery bag full of the sweet corn they raised.

I didn’t realize at the time that we were doubly blessed. Not only did we have farmer grandparents bringing crops to our doorstep, we were living in DeKalb County, Illinois – with some of the richest soil in the world!

pressure cooker corn on the cob

Why I love Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

  • No soggy corn cobs because the corn is steaming above the water!
  • corn cooks in minutes without having to wait for water to boil
  • there’s no stove boiling water, which keeps the kitchen from heating up because hey – it’s summertime!

Cooking tips:

Cooking time may vary depending on how many ears of corn you’re cooking.

Make as many or as few ears as you like. This recipe calls for 6 but you can adjust for you and your family. 

Remember that it takes some time for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure. A good rule of thumb is about ten minutes, so take that into account in your planning.

pressure cooker corn on the cob

Pressure Cooker Corn on the cob

Step 1: Place trivet that came with your pot in the bottom of your pressure cooker. Add one cup of waterto the Instant Pot..

Step 2: Place about six ears corn in your Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker, stacked in two row of three.

Step 3: Seal the lid and then set the pressure cooking time to two minutes. When the cooking time is finished, do a quick release to let the pot vent.

Enjoy!

How long does it take to cook corn on cob in pressure cooker?

It only takes two minutes but remember, that’s the time it takes after your Instant Pot comes up to pressure.

So be sure to allow about 5-10 minutes for the water and pressure to build inside your pot. Only then will it start the cooking time of the two minutes.

corn on the cob with butter

My favorite way to eat corn on the cob? Generous butter & salt.

Bonus points if you have cute corn on the cob shaped holders!!

Other recipes using fresh corn:

made with love, Deanne
Yield: 6 ears

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob

pressure cooker corn on the cob
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ears of fresh sweet corn, husked and silks removed
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

    1. Put the steamer basket insert into your Instant Pot. Add 6 ears of corn in two rows; three on top and three on bottom.
    2. Add a cup of water and seal the lid.
    3. Set to pressure cook for 2 minutes. Remember that it takes some time for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure. A good rule of thumb is about ten minutes, so take that into account in your planning.
    4. Do a quick release when the cook time ends.

Notes

Serve with butter, salt or whatever you like!

The actual time it takes to cook corn depends on your ear size, but two minutes is a good rule of thumb.

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