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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob has to be the easiest vegetable side dish around! And this recipe definitely doesn’t sacrifice taste for simplicity!

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Who doesn’t love to crunch on some corn? When you give this instant pot corn on the cob a try, I guarantee you’ll never go back to the stove again. And if you’re having a BBQ, what better to go with my BBQ five-spice rotisserie chicken or roast beef on the barbeque recipes!

This recipe makes the most deliciously tender corn every single time and it literally takes mere minutes to make. What more could you want? Well, maybe a personal chef, and a Mercedes, and a Prada bag… but hey, we’ll settle with this for now!

raw cobs of corn in the Instant Pot

Where Did Corn Originate?

Corn first originated in Mexico around 10,000 years ago! It actually domesticated from Mexican Wild Grass. Not surprising is it, considering it’s one of the main ingredients in those mouth-watering Mexican recipes.Christopher Columbus and other explorers then did the world a favor and spread the word by bringing it to countries that could cultivate it.

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Ingredients

  • 6 Medium ears of corn, shucked and cleaned
  • 1 cup of water
hot buttered corn on the cob on a plate
hot buttered corn on the cob on a plate

 

How to Make Perfect Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

  • If you need to lay the corn down sideways, place the instant pot rack in the bottom of the pot.
  • Pour the water into the bottom of the pot. 
  • Lay the cobs down two at a time, crisscrossing each other.
  • If you can stand the corn on its end, stand the corn on its wide edge.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the corn carefully and serve

How to Cook Frozen Corn on the Cob in an Instant Pot

To cook frozen corn on the cob in instant pot just follow the same directions but add another 5 minutes of high heat cooking time. Easy!

steaming cooked corn on the cob in an Instant Pot

How Many Calories are in Instant Pot Corn on the Cob?

Corn gets a bad rep as a high calories vegetable but it isn’t too bad at all! Instant Pot Corn on the Cob has about 125 calories per 100g, zero fat, 5g of protein, and 22g of carbs. So if you’re on a low-carb diet it obviously isn’t for you. But if not, it’s a quick, yummy, and nutritious option!

corn on the cob on a holiday table

 

I will literally not make corn on the cob on the stove top EVER AGAIN. The spitting boiling water, the heat and the steam! Ack! Why didn’t I do this last summer, or the summer before? I’m never dealing with that mess again! This may not be super fast because you do have to bring the pot to pressure BUT it is a super clean and convenient way to make corn on the cob. It’s the same as my Instant Pot mashed potatoes, it’s so clean and easy to make ( no draining, you beat them in the actual pot, it’s so awesome) that I haven’t done them on the stove top since.

If you are looking for some more tasty side dish recipes, try these:

Dill & Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots

Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

Sea Salt & Olive Oil Roasted Turnips (Rutabaga)

Happy cooking!

Love,

Karlynn

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This Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is so easy and fast that you'll never boil it on the stove again! Pressure cooker corn on the cob is perfect!

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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

This Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is so easy and fast that you'll never boil it on the stove again! Pressure cooker corn on the cob is perfect!

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Total Time
18 minutes
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
American
Servings
6
Calories
87
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 6 medium ears of corn, shucked and cleaned
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. If you need to lay the corn down sideways, place the instant pot rack in the bottom of the pot. 

  2. Pour the water into the bottom of the pot. Lay the cobs down two at a time, criss-crossing each other. 

  3. If you can stand the corn on it's end,  stand the corn on it's wide edge like shown in the photo.

  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot according to the manufacturer's instructions. 

  5. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes, then quick release the pot according to the manufacturer's directions. 

  6. Remove the corn carefully and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • I have found that the corn cooks the best when placed standing up, I used my larger 8 QT instant pot for this. IF you choose smaller, shorter corn, you can stand them straight up in the smaller 6 QT. 
  • For the best results, make sure to leave a good 1/2 inch of "handle" of cob on the end of the corn, this is the part that touches the bottom of the pot, however I have no problem with the corn ever burning.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 87kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 275mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 190IU, Vitamin C: 6.9mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 0.5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Lynn says

    I love all these Instant pot recipes, however when making something for the 1st time, the time it takes for the pot to come to pressure, even an approximation would be helpful information to include in the recipe.

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