Instant Pot Corn on the Cob might be the easiest way to steam corn on the cob, ever! Pressure cooker corn is my favorite way to make fast and simple best sweet corn.

All you literally need are two simple ingredients to cook up fresh corn on the cob in the Instant Pot. The best part about this Instant Pot Sweet Corn? It’s certain to be a hit!

If you want juicy corn and tender corn, make this perfect side dish. This is the best way to cook corn – trust me! When it comes to instant pot recipes, this is the one you want!

Since you’re going to learn how to steam corn easily, make certain to whip up this side dish for Black Bean and Corn Salsa or this Easy Pasta Salad Recipe as well.

stack of corn on the cob topped with slices of butter

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Is there anything better than perfectly cooked corn on the cob? Now that I know how simple it is to cook up this Instant Pot corn on the cob recipe, I literally have no desire to make my corn any other way. This is a no-fail sweet summer corn recipe that is a crazy easy method to get the perfect easy side dish.

This is because cooking corn in the Instant Pot is as simple as literally filling the pot with water and letting the Instant Pot take over and do all the work!

I’ve always known that my Instant Pot was a true game-changer in the kitchen and this simple corn on the cob in the Instant Pot proves just that. The corn cooks perfectly every single time.

Don’t forget to get my favorite Instant Pot Tips

corn on the cob stacked and topped with butter

All you literally need for cooking corn in a pressure cooker is about 2 minutes of your time. That’s it. 60 seconds to perfectly cooked corn? Count me in! Everyone has time for that short of cooking time, right?

This means that you no longer have to wait for that pot of water to boil which literally seems to take forever! Your Instant Pot just took over the show and changing the corn on the cob game.

And once the corn on the cob is done, that leaves it open for everyone to top with butter or other fun spices to enjoy! It’s such a fun way to cook up corn ears for show-stealing side dishes.

How to Make Easy Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

With just two simple ingredients, you’ll see why this is one of my favorite recipes.


  • Corn on the Cob – Make sure to get as much corn silk off as possible.
  • Water or stock

How to make fresh sweet corn the easy way

  • Place the trivet into the Instant Pot. Place ears of corn on top of the trivet, making sure the lid will be able to close. You can add as many ears of corn as will fit.
  • Pour in the water or stock.
  • Pressure cooker on high for 2 minutes and quick release. Serve!
adding the corn and stock into the instant pot

FAQ for making Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Can you overcook corn on the cob?

You can but it’s actually really hard to do in the Instant Pot. This is because you’re literally only steaming the corn for a few short minutes which won’t result in overcooking the corn.

How do you know when corn on the cob is cooked?

There are actually a few ways that you can tell that corn is done cooking. First, the coloring of the corn should be bright.

And secondly, you’ll know that the corn is done cooking because when you pull it out of the Instant Pot, it should turn dry pretty quickly and have the water runoff of it.

What are some other delicious recipes that you can make using leftover cooked corn?

There are actually a lot of main dish recipes that you can do! If you love Mexican food, you can create Mexican street corn if you want! You can also use the corn kernels for corn salad as well. It’s great for leftovers with your weeknight dinner as well.

The other option is to make frozen corn by adding the cooked corn to freezer bags. A freezer-safe bag will keep it stored until you’re ready to eat it again. (Don’t freeze the corn cobs – remove the kernels with a sharp knife and then freeze)

Corn on the Cob goes with so many easy dinner ideas! Here are some other simple recipes that are great for summer cooking and delicious meal ideas.

corn on the cob topped with butter
corn on the cob in Instant Pot

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

This Instant Pot Corn on the Cob recipe is so simple and literally takes just minutes to make. And the best part? It's only 2 ingredients!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 2 minutes


  • 4-6 Corn on the Cob
  • 1 Cup water or stock


  • Place the trivet into the instant pot. Place ears of corn on top of the trivet making sure the lid will be able to close, you can add as many as will fit.
  • Pour in water or stock. Tip: using stock* adds more flavor but it is optional. Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes, and quick release. Serve!
  • Notes: You can use any flavor stock you prefer.
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For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. My corn on the cob has never tasted so delicious when I used my Instant Pot! All the goodness stayed in the corn!

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