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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

You want the best Instant Pot Corn on the Cob recipe. Nothing tastes so good as fresh sweet corn on the cob. If you can get locally grown corn at your farmers market that is the best fresh tasting and healthy corn. There are so many ways to make fresh corn but a quick 4 minutes in your Instant Pot and you will have a delicious summer side dish for any family dinner.

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Our Family’s Vegetable Farm

Our family is a big fan of corn on the cob.  Jim’s Uncle Dick and Cousin Eric have operated a vegetable farm for over 50 years and grows the most delicious corn. Our favorite type that he grows is the tricolor and it is so sweet. I have tried to make corn on the cob in every way possible. But the perfect, hands-free flawless method is with the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob corn in a red wagon

Freezing Fresh Corn for Winter

Fresh local homegrown corn is the best all summer long.  It is creamy, juicy, and summer flavorful. The farm fresh corn from Uncle Dick’s & cousin Eric’s “Red Wagon Farm Market” is so sweet you could almost eat it fresh off the cob without even cooking it. We look forward to visiting their farm market every week all summer.

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob 5 ears of corn in an instant pot

Each year I order a crate of tricolored corn to freeze for the winter.  Joey for the longest time would only eat Uncle Dick’s corn. I husk the ears and cook it in the pressure cooker for 4 minutes to just blanch it.  I then remove the kernels with my Corn Zipper. I fill ziplock sandwich bags with about a cup and a half and freeze for the winter.

3 yellow and white ears of corn on a blue gingham cloths with corn in the husk in the background and 2 blue salt and pepper shaker in the backgound.

How to Make Corn on the Cob in Instant Pot

I place 4 to 6 corn ears, with the husk and silk removed, in the Instant Pot with 1 cup of water, and a pinch of salt.  I set the timer for 6 minutes, secure the lid and turn the knob to seal. Whenever you come back, you have perfectly cooked corn on the cob.  Even if you are going to put them on the grill I would pre-cook in the pressure cooker.  If you like your corn a little more done you can up the time to 8 minutes.

Just remember, if your kids have braces or like me, you have some dental work, to take the kernels off the cob with your corn zipper instead of with your teeth.

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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

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  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


There are so many ways to make fresh corn but a quick 4 minutes in your Instant Pot and you will have a delicious summer side dish for any family dinner.ย 


Units Scale
  • 4 to 6 ears of fresh corn
  • 1 cup of water
  • A good dash of salt (to keep the foam down)


  1. Husk your corn and remove all the little corn hairs.
  2. Place a rack at the bottom of the Instant Pot to keep corn off the bottom.
  3. Put 1 cup of water in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  4. Place the corn on the top of the rack.
  5. Secure the lid.
  6. Set the valve to seal.
  7. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure for 4 minutes. (6 minutes if you want it more well done)
  8. When the timer is done, fast release the pressure.
  9. Use metal tongs to take the corn out of the pot.


Your Instant Pot should have come with the rack but if not you can get a new rack here.

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  1. Your corn looks delicious!! What a great idea to cook it in the instant pot! If you haven’t already, we would love for you to share your recipe at Celebrate Your Story! The link up is still open! Have a great one! Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much, we are having corn on the cob in the Instant Pot tonight and it is perfect at 4 minutes fast release.

  2. Hi, Sue!
    I just wanted to let you know that your instant pot corn on the cobb is one of my features this week at Homestyle Gathering! You have motivated me to pull out my two-year-old never used Instant Pot and give this a try. I can’t wait for fresh summer corn!

    Thanks for sharing at HG!

    >>> Kim

  3. Thanks for the tutorial, Sue! I’ve been eating corn for dinner lately, as it is free on WW, and this will help speed things up for me! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering, sweet friend!

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