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Buttery, tender, and completely juicy -corn on the cob is the best summer side recipe ever! Free up space on the grill and the stove by making corn on the cob in the Instant Pot.

As you know, we love everything Instant Pot related here. Especially in the warmer months, when it’s too hot to use the stove. For a quick and healthy breakfast, we love to make our copycat Starbucks egg bites, for lunch, nothing beats a cheeseburger pasta dish, and for dinner, we love to be spontaneous with dishes like our honey garlic steak bites

corn on the cob out of the instant pot

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Making corn on the cob in the Instant Pot is one of the easiest recipes to start out with if you’re new to cooking with an Instant Pot. Also, it ensures you get the best corn on the cob too!

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What kind of corn should I use for Instant Pot corn on the cob?

The main thing you need to take into account for making Instant Pot corn on the cob is that the corn is sweet. As long as the corn is sweet you can use either frozen or fresh corn on the cob. If you’re using fresh corn, remove the husk, rinse the corn, and cut the corn in half. 

whole kernel corn in an instant pot

How To Make Corn On The Cob In The Instant Pot

Instant Pot corn on the cob is made by adding a few ingredients into the Instant Pot.

Ingredients for Instant Pot corn on the cob:

  • corn on the cob
  • milk
  • water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter

That’s it! These simple ingredients plus the pressure cooking will ensure you have the best corn on the cob!

First, you have to combine water and milk in a measuring cup and pour over corn.

corn and water in an instant pot

Next, you’re going to generously season corn with salt and pepper to taste. Remember, in general, you want to add a little more seasoning when cooking with an Instant Pot. Same goes for making Instant Pot corn on the cob! Finally, add a generous dab of butter over each ear of corn.

corn with dabs of butter in an instant pot

How long do I cook corn on the cob in the Instant Pot?

For super tender corn on the cob, we’re going to cook corn on the cob for 6 minutes. This goes for fresh or frozen!

  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the vent. Set the pot to high pressure cook for 6 minutes. 
  • After the corn is finished cooking, do a natural release and remove corn on the cob from the Instant Pot to cool slightly before serving.

What is a natural release vs quick release on an Instant Pot?

When you hear or read “release” whether it’s quick or natural on an Instant Pot, it’s referring to the steam releasing -which is a depressurization of the Instant Pot.

  • Natural release is when you do not touch the Instant Pot when the timer goes off. You naturally let the steam escape on it’s own -which can take up to half an hour, depending on what’s being made. You do this method when you don’t want your recipe to be shocked from the quick change in pressure.
  • Quick release is when you press the off button and gently turn the seal valve to “venting”. Be cautious, use a tea towel for switching the valve, and DO NOT cover or place your hand or arm above the red knob that is sticking up! This is where the steam releases from, and as soon as you switch the valve over to venting, hot air will shoot up to release the steam from within the Instant Pot. 
instant pot with 6 minutes on the display

Benefits of corn:

Corn is one of the most versatile ingredients used across the world! Corn can be found in cereals, tortillas, chips, oils, and you can’t forget popcorn!

Although a carb, corn does offer protection since it has fiber, protein, vitamins, and nutrients! Check out this post by Healthline for a thorough explanation.

cooked corn on a striped plate

What pairs well with corn on the cob?

Found at almost every BBQ, corn on the cob is definitely a summer go to side dish! Corn on the cob compliments grilled dishes. Think hot dogs, burgers, grilled chicken or fish, or even on the side potato salads! Corn on the cob can virtually go with almost any dish.

cooked corn held up by kitchen tong
Yield: 8

Instant Pot Corn On The Cob

Instant Pot  Corn On The Cob

This is a recipe for cooking corn on the cob in the Instant Pot

Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 ears of corn, shucked
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Cut each ear of corn in half and place in the pot of the Instant Pot.

Combine water and milk in a measuring cup and pour over corn.

Season corn with salt and pepper to taste.

Cut each tablespoon of butter in half and place one pat on each ear of corn.

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the vent. Set the pot to pressure cook for 6 minutes.

After the corn is finished cooking, do a natural release and remove corn from pot to cool slightly before serving.

corn on cob graphic photo