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Corn on the cob is a classic side dish that’s cooked perfectly in minutes with this one-pot recipe. With its juicy kernels cooked to perfection, it’ll be ready for your next picnic, potluck, or family night at home. The best part? It’s super easy and cooks while you do other things. Who knew cooking corn on the cob in your Instant Pot could be this easy!
Have you ever made corn on the cob and you either cooked it too long, resulting in mushiness, or you cooked it not long enough, and the kernels tasted starchy?
Well not anymore after using this Instant Pot corn on the cob recipe!
How to Make Perfectly Cooked Corn on the Cob in Your Instant Pot
I knew there had to be a better and easier way to cooking fresh corn on the cob.
I’ve done the boiled method, and the grilled corn method, which is all awesome ways to cook corn on the cob, btw!
But when in the midst of making other dishes for my meal, I knew that there had to be a quicker way to get the job done and make the best-cooked corn on the cob.
Making the fresh sweet corn in an Instant Pot takes as little as 2 minutes of cooking time. The taste of this corn will make you forget to cook the canned, boiled corn, or frozen corn variety.
The best part— No more boiling water!
This pressure cooker recipe takes only 2 minutes of cook time once the Instant Pot has reached its pressure.
The Benefits of Cooking Corn on the Cob in an Instant Pot
Cooking corn on the cob in an Instant pot is a great way to get fresh and tasty corn.
And in case you’re not familiar with what the Instant Pot is, the Instant pot is an electric pressure cooker device that is used for pressure cooking food quickly.
And all the housewives say, AMEN!
This method of cooking corn on the cob is very simple and can be done in just three easy steps:
- First, place your desired amount of water in the pot along with the steamer basket
- Then arrange your ears of corn on top of it
- Lastly, set your timer to 2 minutes, cook, release pressure and eat!
Sounds easy enough right?! Well, it is!
There are many benefits to cooking this way. Cooking corn this way will cook a lot faster than traditional methods, you will not need as much water as other methods, and the time and energy spent are greatly reduced. Win-Win-Win!
Tips for Perfect, Easy Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
If you have an Instant Pot, you are in luck: making fresh corn on the cob is just a few easy steps away. The first step to making an ear of delicious and fresh-tasting corn on the cob is to grab some fresh, corn from your local grocer or farmer’s market. I like taking the easier route and buying pre-shucked corn on the cob. If your corn cobs still have the husks, make sure you remove the corn husk before pressure cooking!
Psst- Do yourself a favor and buy sweet corn for this Instant Pot Recipe! Yum!
How to Cook Corn on the Cob in Your Instant Pot
Get ready for a delicious dinner. Prep your corn cobs, get your Instant Pot, and use these instructions to make the perfect corn on the cob in your Instant Pot.
*I use a 6 quart Instant Pot. but my mom has the 8 quart and we have found that the larger the pot, the more corn cobs you can add with the same great results.*
- Add your steamer basket to your Instant Pot (do not lay the corn on the cobs directly in the Instant Pot pan)
2. Add 1 cup of COLD water to the Instant Pot
3. Place as many fresh corn ears as your Instant Pot will hold. (I’ve done anywhere from 6-8 corns)
4. Pressure cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
5. Once the cooking time is done, turn the venting knob to the “venting” position, and release the pressure.
6. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Brush on some garlic butter, fresh melted butter with salt and pepper on the corn kernels, or turn this delicious corn into Mexican street corn, and you are ready to go!