Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Get perfectly tender, juicy, sweet corn that has just the right amount of crunch - every time. The Instant Pot makes it fast and easy. So get that butter ready!

corn on the cob with a piece of soft butter

Nothing like some sweet corn on the cob with melted butter on top!

So obviously, making corn on the cob is not rocket science! But I do know there are a lot of new Instant Pot owners who would appreciate a quick post letting them know how to make corn in their new Instant Pot. So this one is for you!

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Perfect Corn on the Cob, Every Time!

If you don’t want to babysit boiling water and keep testing the corn to make sure it’s done, then making it in your Instant Pot is the way to go. It will be done so quickly and it will be perfect every time!

a group of corn on the cobs on a large plate

Making corn on the cob in the Instant Pot couldn’t be easier!

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Making Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Pour 1 cup of water into your Instant Pot liner.

A mouthwatering corn on the cob recipe made in the Instant Pot.

Place a steamer basket in your pot and stack the corn inside the basket.

Best way to steam corn on the cob in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Set your Instant Pot to manual (or Pressure Cook in newer models) high pressure for 2 minutes. We like our corn on the cob to be slightly crunchy. If you like it softer, you can do 3 minutes. Once the Instant Pot finishes cooking, you will do a quick pressure release (QPR).

This is an easy 2-minute corn on the cob recipe.

Enjoy Perfectly Sweet and Tender Crisp Corn

Once the pin drops, open your pot. Perfect corn on the cob!

a dish bowl filled with corn on the cob

At our house, we love to top our corn on the cob with Mantequilla Rala. If you don’t know what that is, they sell a pretty authentic one at HEB, and it looks like this. Make sure you buy the one with the blue top!

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob


4.58 from 7 votes
Cooking Method(s)
  • Pressure Cooking
Pressure LevelHigh
Program SettingManual / Pressure Cook
Prep Time
2 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Total Time
4 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
Use the Instant Pot to get the perfect tender, juicy, sweet corn that has just the right amount of crunch.
corn on the cob with a piece of soft butter

Essential Equipment

  • Stainless Steel Steamer
  • instant pot


  • 1 cup water
  • 4 ears corn


  • Add 1 cup of water to your Instant Pot and then place a steamer basket into the pot.
  • Stack the corn in the steamer basket, close the lid and then set your Instant Pot to cook on ‘Manual’ or ‘Pressure Cook’, ‘High Pressure’ for 2 minutes.
  • Once cooking has completed, perform a QPR (Quick Pressure Release) and once the pin has dropped, open the pot and serve your sweet and delicious corn.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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8 thoughts on “Instant Pot Corn on the Cob”

    1. Hi Leslie! I haven’t done frozen corn, I would start by doing the same time, the pot will just take longer to come to pressure. If it’s not done enough you can always cook it a bit longer. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Jo Lynne Nugent

    I’ve done this recently and it is a fantastic time saver. No more guessing on how long to grill or boil. It came out great!

  2. What if you don’t have a steamer? What substitution could be used. I’m guessing that if you didn’t raise the corn off the bottom of pot…it would burn

    1. You can use the trivet that came with the pot. The steamer basket makes it easier for stacking more corn and taking them out when done but you can definitely make them using he trivet instead. Have a great night!!

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