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Instant Pot Corn on the cob

Corn on the cob cooked in a pressure cooker is the quickest possible and delicious way to enjoy fresh corn!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, international
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings (4 ears of corn)
Calories 162kcal
Author Aleksandra


  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons soft butter
  • salt to taste


  • Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot, place the trivet, put the corn on the trivet (as many ears as can fit).
  • Close the lid, move the valve to the 'sealing' position.
  • Press high pressure and manually set the timer to 2 minutes.
  • When the time is up, make the quick release - move the valve to the 'venting' position. When the pressure pin is down, open the pot.
  • Transfer the corn with tongs on a plate and serve immediately with butter and salt.
  • Enjoy!


  • This recipe was tested in a 6qt (6l) Instant Pot Duo.
  • You can melt the butter in the residual heat of the instant pot or rub the corn with soft butter on all sides (I prefer the latter).
  • If you have corn in the husk, cook the corn on the high pressure for 5 minutes (I prefer to peel the corn and cook it without the husks).
  • Cooking time doesn't depend on the number of corn ears. It's always 2 minutes on high pressure.
  • In a 6 qt (6l) Instant Pot you can fit 6 smaller or 5 medium/large ears of corn. If you cut the corn in half vertically you may be able to fit in even more.
  • Storage: Store the cooked corn in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • How to reheat cooked corn: I reheat it also in the Instant Pot. I cook it like in the recipe but I set the timer to 0 minutes. It tastes like freshly made!


Calories: 162kcal