Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is literally one of the easiest things to make! If you can boil water, you can make corn on the cob!
Our recipe for Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is not fancy. There are not a ton of extra ingredients. But, I promise you that you will be impressed with how quick and easy it is!
Tips for making Instant Pot Corn on the Cob:
1.If you are making more than 5 ears of corn, you can stack them on top of each other or you can stand them straight up in the Instant Pot. If you stand them straight up, just be sure to do so on a trivet or in a low steamer basket so that they are a little above the water.
2.You can add salt and butter to the water if you would like. Doing so will add a bit of flavor. I tend to hold off on adding the butter and salt until serving so that everyone can control how much they would like on their own individual piece of corn. But, you can add it to the cooking water if you would prefer.
3.Once the corn on the cob has cooked completely, you can drain the water and remove the trivet and keep the corn warm in the Instant Pot until it is served. Based on your preference, you can also add salt and butter to the pot after draining. The butter will melt quickly and you will be able to get a nice even coating of butter on all ears of corn.
4.I bought pre-shucked corn when I made this recipe because that's all that the grocery store had at the time. But, when I buy corn still in the husks I tend to cook them in the husks. I find that it's much easier to shuck them after cooking. I simply take the corn (in the husk) and cut off about ½ inch from the top and ½ from the bottom, being sure to cut off ½ inch of the actual corn and not just the stalk portion. Once each end is cut, you can simply slide out the corn from the husk and the silk easily comes off with the husk! So easy! This technique works really well for grilled corn too!
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Ingredients for making Instant Pot Corn on the Cob:
- 4 ears of corn
- 1 cup water
Directions to make Instant Pot Corn on the Cob:
1.Pour 1 cup water into Instant Pot.
2.Place a trivet into Instant Pot. If you don't have a trivet you can use a steamer basket that has very short feet on it. You want to raise the corn just enough so that it is not sitting in the water.
3.Place the corn on the cob onto the trivet. Lay the corn down across the trivet. I was able to fit 5 ears of corn on one layer. If you are cooking a lot of corn on the cob you can stack them on top of each other or place them in the Instant Pot standing straight up.
4.Close lid. Turn valve to "seal" and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes for shucked corn or 3 minutes for corn with the husks still on them. When the timer beeps, quick-release pressure. Remove lid and enjoy with butter and salt!
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- 4 ears corn
- 1 cup water
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only.