This Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is an easy way to cook a classic summer favorite. The corn on the cob will be cooked beautifully and completely in under 10 minutes. Serve it up with butter and salt and you’re in for a summer treat from heaven! Enjoy!
There are a few beautiful perks about living in Michigan (think: great lakes, gorgeous forests, lighthouses up the wazoo). But one of the most beautiful things about living in Michigan is the food.
You know… I think I’m biased. I’m pretty sure that this opinion is just a me-thing, and I think that the most beautiful part of any place is the food. Either way, there are some foods in Michigan that are just fantastic.
Fresh cherries, warm pasties, bright blue moon ice cream, saucy coney dogs, bubbly Vernors….. and sweet corn.
Oh, my. The sweet corn in Michigan is worth talking about.
Corn on the Cob in the Summer
My extended family has a summer cottage on a lake in eastern Michigan. Every single Sunday, we all drive to the cottage for a day with cousins, aunts, uncles, second cousins, grandma, third cousins…. And every single Sunday, we pick up sweet corn on our way up.
We sit together in the sun, and we husk the corn together. Then, we get out the biggest pot that we can find, and we boil 30 ears of sweet corn for dinner EVERY. SINGLE. SUNDAY. It’s a summer thing, and it makes me uniquely aware of the beautiful state that I live in.
Sometimes, I want some Michigan sweet corn (on a day other than Sunday), but it always seems like so much work to go through the hassle of boiling the corn. Well I recently decided to experiment with making more vegetables in my Instant Pot, and corn on the cob was on the list!
Let’s not forget about Sweet Corn in the fall too… Especially Michigan Creamed Corn for Thanksgiving?! Mmmm, I’m already dreaming about it.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
This Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is the perfect solution to my problem! I can make perfect corn on the cob in under 10 minutes with my Instant Pot, and it is so simple! It comes out perfect every single time!
What Ingredients do I Need to Make Instant Pot Corn on the Cob?
Corn on the cob, shucked
How to Make Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Shuck your corn and remove the ends of the corn husks
Pour one cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place the trivet in the pot, then stack as many cobs of corn on the trivet as you’d like.
Close the lid of the Instant Pot and turn the pressure to HIGH for 2 minutes. Once the cooking cycle has completed, perform a Quick Pressure Release. Open the lid.
Serve with butter and salt. Enjoy! If you like this recipe, leave a comment on the post letting me know what you thought!
Does this Recipe Work with Other Vegetables?
You can certainly use your Instant Pot to make fresh vegetables, but unfortunately, the same instructions won’t work for each different type of vegetable.
This recipe for Instant Pot Corn on the Cob uses high pressure and a two minutes cook time. This is because Corn on the Cob is a very sturdy vegetable and can handle a longer cook time under more intense pressure.
Broccoli, for example, uses the steam function and a 0-1 minute cook time. For more instructions on how to cook different types of vegetables in the Instant Pot, check out these recipes from Cooking with Karli:
- Instant Pot Broccoli
- Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash
- Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
How Does this Compare to Boiled Corn on the Cob?
I honestly don’t see a large difference between Instant Pot Corn on the Cob and Boiled Corn on the Cob. My mom was initially worried that the Instant Pot Corn on the Cob would end up dried out because it’s not cooked directly in water.
As I’ve learned with the Instant Pot, this isn’t the case whatsoever! The small amount of water combined with the pressure leaves the corn moist and thoroughly cooked. It’s delicious!
What Can I Serve Corn on the Cob With?
I’m a plain and simple gal with my Corn on the Cob, meaning that I’m content with just a simple slathering of butter and a sprinkle of salt. If you want to serve your corn on the cob with other seasonings, you can add paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, or anything else you desire.
Keep this recipe for Instant Pot Corn on the Cob handy when you’re grilling! This recipe would be perfect to serve alongside Cevapi, __, or __. You can also cut the corn off of the cob and use the fresh corn to make the topping for Pastel de Choclo.
However you choose to enjoy your Instant Pot Corn on the Cob, I hope you love it as much as I do!
If you make this Instant Pot Corn on the Cob recipe at home, don’t forget to share a photo on Facebook or Instagram and tag @TheForeignFork and hashtag #TheForeignFork.
If you liked this recipe, make sure to check out these other recipes that I picked out just for you!:
- Pastel de Choclo (corn casserole)
- Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles
- Stuffed Peppers in the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- Pressure Cooker
- 1 cup water
- 4 cobs of corn, shucked , Or as many as you want that can fit in your Instant Pot
- Shuck your corn and remove the ends of the corn husks
- Pour one cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place the trivet in the pot, then stack as many cobs of corn on the trivet as you’d like.
- Close the lid of the Instant Pot and turn the pressure to HIGH for 2 minutes. Once the cooking cycle has completed, perform a Quick Pressure Release. Open the lid.
- Serve with butter and salt. Enjoy! If you like this recipe, leave a comment on the post letting me know what you thought!
Jeannie Moore says
I’m from Michigan. Don’t foget tomatoes. Love them Koegel coney hotdogs.
The Foreign Fork says
Mmm Michigan tomatoes are the best! <3
I’ve been cooking corn on the cob in, the husk, in the microwave for years
Sometimes every day in the summer. That’s how much I love corn on the cob! Time depends on the size of the ear.I bought some bicolor corn at Costco already husked, so decided to try it in my Instant Pot Duo mini. Yesterday, 2 years for 3 min, QR. Today, 1 ear 4 minutes QR. Both times the corn was ok, but not HOT, like I expect it out of the microwave. Should I be leaving it for a NR to have it be hotter?
The Foreign Fork says
Hi Dottie, If you like your corn to be hot you can definitely leave it in for longer for a Natural Release. The corn will continue cooking a bit if you do this though.