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Instant Pot Corn On The Cob – Pressure Cooker

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Instant Pot Corn On The Cob is the easiest, fastest and most delicious way to make corn. Try the Mexican street corn version, its loaded with flavor.

Instant Pot Corn On The Cob RecipeI can eat corn on the cob all year around, but when summer rolls and corn is in season, I just can’t help myself. I can have it for lunch and dinner, and not as a side dish, but as the main meal. Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is truly one of the easiest ways to make corn, no more waiting by the stove for the corn to boil, no more checking on it. The pressure cooker does all the work for you, its so easy, you add the corn to the pot and cook on High Pressure for 2 minutes. It cooks the corn to perfection, sweet, juicy, with just the right amount of chewiness. I am making corn on the cob almost every day now, my 5 year old boy loves it, and since it’s so easy to prepare, I love making some for him to enjoy on the side with his dinner.

The adults in the house love their corn Mexican Street style, which means smothered in a delicious mix of mayo, sour cream and cheese. A dust of paprika, extra cheese and lime on the side, you will lick your fingers clean. If you have a cast iron grill pan, you can slightly grill the corn on it after pressure cooking, just to give it that charcoal look and grilled flavor.

What you will need to make the Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe?

  1. Instant Pot or any other Pressure Cooker
  2. Instant Pot Trivet Steamer Rack or a Steamer Basket
  3. Corn and water
Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Corn On The Cob

What to serve Corn on the Cob with?

Looking for more Instant Pot Side Dishes? Check these out:

How to cook Corn on the Cob in milk?

You can use 1 cup of evaporated milk and 1 cup of water, with 3 tablespoons of butter, a dash of sugar and salt. This will create very creamy and delicious corn.

Instant Pot Corn On The Cob Recipe

How to make Instant Pot Corn on the Cob using frozen corn?

Follow the same recipe direction, and change the cooking time to 5 minutes on high pressure, with a 5 minute Natural Release.

How do you make Mexican Street Corn?

Usually the corn is grilled, but if you don’t have a grill don’t worry. After you pressure cook the corn, you can grill it on a cast iron grill pan, for a few minutes on each side. Coat the corn with the creamy mayo and cheese mixture, serve with a dust of paprika and lime wedges. For the mayo, cheese mixture you will need:

  • Sour Cream
  • Cotija or Feta Cheese
  • Mayo
  • Chili Powder
  • Minced Garlic
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Lime
Instant Pot Corn On The Cob Recipe
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Instant Pot Corn On The Cob

Instant Pot Corn On The Cob is the easiest, fastest and most delicious way to make corn. Try the Mexican street corn version, its loaded with flavor.


  • 2 cups water*
  • 6 fresh ears of corn
Mexican Street Corn:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or Mexican crema
  • 1/2 cup finely crumbled Cotija or feta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (optional)
  • Finely crumbled Cotija or feta cheese
  • Chili powder or paprika
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime cut into wedges


  1. Add a steamer basket or steamer rack trivet to the Instant Pot. Arrange the corn ears onto the steamer rack in two layers.

  2. Add 2 cups water to the pressure cooking pot.
  3. Close the lid and set the valve to the Sealing position.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 2-3 minutes, depending how tender the corn is.
  5. Do a quick release to release the pressure after the Instant Pot beeps.
  6. When valve drops carefully remove lid.
  7. Remove corn from pot and serve, rub with butter and sprinkle with salt. You can also make Mexican Street Corn, see instructions below.
  8. Serve immediately.
Mexican Street Corn:
  1. Clean and oil grilling grate or a cast iron grill pan over medium heat.
  2. In a medium bowl combine: mayonnaise, sour cream crumbled cheese, chili powder and garlic. Stir until all combined and set aside.
  3. When grill is hot (or the cast iron grill pan), and corn and cook, rotating occasionally, until charred in spots on all sides, about 3-4 minutes total if the corn has been already pressure cooked, or 8-10 minutes if the corn is raw.

  4. Use a large spoon to evenly coat corn on all sides with the cheese mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with extra cheese, paprika or chili powder, chopped cilantro and serve immediately with lime wedges on the side.
Recipe Notes

Here is a step-by-step video of how to make the Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe:

*Use 1 cup of water and 1 cup of evaporated milk, with 1 tablespoon of butter, salt and dash of sugar for corn on the cob cooked in milk.

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Instant Pot Corn On The Cob Recipe
Instant Pot Corn On The Cob is the easiest, fastest and most delicious way to make corn. Try the Mexican street corn version, its loaded with flavor.


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24 comments on “Instant Pot Corn On The Cob – Pressure Cooker”

  1. YUMMM! Great idea! I love corn on the cob!

  2. I definitely need to try this!

  3. I am new to the Instant Pot world. I am so excited to try this method for corn! So quick and easy!

  4. Such an easy way to make corn on the cob!

  5. I need to try this immediately, it looks so good!

  6. A great way to save room on the stove and to use the instant pot.

  7. I’m a huge sweet corn freak!! But I have never thought about cooking it in the IP. I must try. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I have an instant pot and I never thought about doing something like this. I am definitely going to try this. I love corn on the cob and I am very intrigued as to how it will taste when it comes out of the instant pot.

  9. Unfortunately we don’t have an instanta pot.  I can still make your sweet corn and enjoy it with my family.  Just might not get done as fast as yours.

  10. With all these instant pot recipes I keep seeing, I’m wondering what it can’t cook! Summer is made for corn on the cob 🙂

  11. I don’t have an instant pot, but I always see great recipes specifically for instant pots. I like my crockpot:)

  12. I love Mexican Street Corn. We usually grill the corn, but I want to use my Instant Pot and make it your way. Looking at the pics are making me hungry.

  13. I love Corn on the Cob, and I have an Instant Pot we haven’t ever used so I may surprise my son and make this Corn for him as he hasn’t ever had Corn on the Cob freshly made at home. Even though I grew up on Corn on the Cob, we shucked and cooked.

  14. These are really best recipe that I should try. I really love corn to do in different ways of cooking.

  15. We love corn on the cob. I especially love to play with toppings, and these look good. I had no idea that you could cook corn in an instant pot!

  16. I really need to invest in something like an instant pot as people seem to make the most delicious things in them! This corn sounds yum!

  17. Such a timely post aaa the corn is ready for picking. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  18. I need to get an Instant Pot. You can obviously use it to make just about anything!

  19. what a smart idea…would definitely use this trick! Thanks for sharing! Now I am drooling.

  20. It’s back to school season for us and we’re glad to read this recipe. Corn on the cub is easy to prepare with pressure cooker and it’s a healthy snack for kids.

  21. Glad I stumble upon your post. I am looking for something to offer to my friends who will be visiting me next week and I guess they would love this. I’ll save your recipe and check the ingredients that I still need to buy.

  22. What a great idea for the insta pot, I need to try to make this recipe! 

  23. I love making my corn on the cob in the instant pot!

  24. Need to make all these corn on the cobs! Looks so yummy! This instant cooker looks amazing as well!!

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