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Instant Pot corn on the cob is a fast and easy method for cooking perfect corn every time! Making this summertime favorite just got simpler.

four corn cobs inside an Instant Pot

One of my husband’s coworkers mentioned to him that we really should try making corn on the cob in our Instant Pot. I was intrigued enough to try it, and I have to say that it’s an excellent way to cook corn. I love corn on the cob. It’s one of my favorite summer side dishes!

I cooked 4 cobs of corn at once for this recipe, but you could easily add at least 2 more and keep the cooking time the same (just don’t go over the max fill line).

raw ears of corn a marble surface

Why cook corn on the cob in the Instant Pot?

  • It frees up counter space if you’re using the stove for other dishes
  • You don’t need to heat up your kitchen
  • It’s fast, easy, and hands-off
  • More nutrients are retained cooking the corn this way vs. other methods

How to make corn on the cob in an Instant Pot

Remove the husks and silk from the corn cobs. Place the corn in your Instant Pot along with 1 cup of water (you can use the trivet if you wish – I didn’t notice a difference without it). Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes then do a quick release once the countdown has finished.

This electric pressure cooker corn on the cob recipe really couldn’t be easier!

Corn on the cob seasoning

I like to add some butter, sea salt, and garlic powder to the hot corn so it melts into total deliciousness. Season it with anything you like, or nothing at all.

Love Instant Pot side dishes? Try my Instant Pot mashed potatoes, my Instant Pot carrots, these Instant Pot beets, or my Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes.

close-up of corn on the cobs inside an electric pressure cooker

Will you give this easy Instant Pot corn recipe a try?

Let me know in the comments below!

It's fast and easy to cook corn on the cob in your Instant Pot! You will love this method for cooking perfect corn every time. This healthy summer side dish recipe is perfect for BBQs or potlucks. 
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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe

Instant Pot corn on the cob is a fast and easy method for cooking perfect corn every time! Making this summertime favorite just got simpler. 
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Inactive time: 10 minutes
Total: 14 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 cobs of corn
  • 1 cup water


  • Remove the husks and silk from the corn. 
  • Add the corn cobs to your Instant Pot along with 1 cup of water. You can sit the corn on the trivet if you wish, but I didn't notice a difference without it. 
  • Close the lid, make sure the valve is set on "sealing", and set it to cook for 2 minutes on high pressure.
  • It'll take about 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. Once the countdown has finished, do a quick pressure release.
  • Serve the corn immediately with desired toppings (I like butter, sea salt and garlic powder). 


  • Cooking the corn for 2 minutes makes it fairly soft (not mushy!). If you prefer the corn to be on the crisper side, give it 1 minute. Make sure to do a quick release or the corn will continue to soften the longer it's in the enclosed Instant Pot.
  • I use this 6-quart Instant Pot.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 77kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 16mg, Potassium: 243mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 168IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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