Buttery, tender, and completely juicy – sweet corn on the cob is one of my favourite side dishes ever! In fact, cooking Instant Pot sweet corn is easier than you might think and a great time saver too!
Free up space on the grill and the stove by making corn on the cob in the Instant Pot Today!
Corn on the Cob is a super easy food to make which the whole family can enjoy. It doesn’t take much time and much faster than cooking on a normal hob. In fact Instant Pot sweet corn tastes, juicer and tastier when pressure cooked and is one easy pressure cooker recipe you’ll cook over and over again!
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Making corn on the cob in the Instant Pot is one of the easiest recipes to start out with if you’re new to cooking with an Instant Pot. Also, it ensures you get the best corn on the cob too!
How Many Points Is Corn On Weight Watchers?
If you’re following the Weight watchers plan then you’ll want to eat healthy vegetables which are low in points or even better zero points. To ensure you count your Instant Pot corn on the cob points correctly I’m sharing the weight watchers points for sweet corn on the blue, green and purple plan.
Sweet Corn Weight Watchers Points On The Blue Plan.
On the Weight watchers blue plan, corn on the cob is zero points. This is because it’s a healthy vegetable than you can enjoy without eating tons of it.
How Many Points Is Corn On WW Green Plan?
On the weight watchers green plan you can enjoy corn on the cob for two points.
Corn On The Cob Purple Plan Points
If you’re following the purple Weight watchers plan then you don’t have to worry about counting corn on the cob. All fruits and vegetables are zero points on the purple plan so enjoy your corn and focus on pairing it with healthy low point options.
Just be sure to count any butter you add to your corn – alternatively add some spices and flavours that are zero points if you don’t need or want to count butter!
How Much Corn Is In A Cob Or Ear Of Corn?
One ear of corn, which is equivalent to one serving size, contains about 3/4 cup of corn. Of course this depends on the size of corn you are eating. However, this is the general rule of thumb for an average corn on the cob.
How to Pick The Best Sweet Corn?
So, you’re visiting the local produce market or a vegetable isle in the supermarket. How do you know which ears of corn to pick? What makes one corn husk better than the other? Here I’ll give you three tips for picking the best, juiciest and sweetest sweet corn kernels.
- It’s best to choose husks that are tightly wrapped around the ears. The leaves should be tight against one another, but not overlapping.
- The silks should be moist, not dry; as dry silks are a sign of an older ear of corn.
- You should also look for corn with husks that don’t have spots where the dark green color has faded (which happens when exposed to sunlight). This can indicate ears that aren’t fresh enough.
In general, it’s best to pick ears that have nice, bright green husks. This shows the corn is fresh and healthy!
What Kind Of Corn Should I Use For Instant Pot Corn On The Cob?
The main thing you need to take into account for making Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is that the corn is sweet. As long as the corn is sweet you can use either frozen or fresh corn on the cob. If you’re using fresh corn, remove the husk, rinse the corn, and cut the corn in half.
Frozen corn on the cob has the advantage of being prepared saving time and energy and it has the same nutritional value as fresh corn.
the Benefits of Sweet Corn:
People have been eating corn since 7000 BC in the Mesoamerica, but it wasn’t until early America that European explorers found this delicious staple. The maize in Mexico were especially useful to the Aztecs. They ground up kernels of corn and added many spices, creating a rich sauce that was later put on meat or fish.
As time went on, many cultures began cooking with corn. Each individual would roast the kernels of corn by putting them in a clay pot over an open fire until they turned golden brown. Unsalted butter or salt were then added to give it flavor!
Today sweet corn has many benefits that are good for your health!
What nutrients and minerals are in corn?
One cup of yellow corn has 149 calories, 4.7 grams of protein, 37.8 grams of carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of fiber and just 0.1 gram of fat!
In addition to the nutrients listed above, one serving contains 12% Vitamin A, 10% Vitamin C, 8% Calcium, and 4% Iron.
Sweet corn is also good for your heart! It’s high in fiber which can potentially lower cholesterol levels. Corn has even been shown to help fight diabetes due to its low sugar content.
The antioxidants found in sweet corn are also quite beneficial for your health! Antioxidants can help fight against cancer and other disease.
It’s never too late to add more corn into your diet! If you or someone you know is suffering from an illness that corn might benefit, then seek the advice of a doctor today!
How To cook Corn On The Cob In The Instant Pot
Instant Pot corn on the cob is made by adding a few ingredients into the Instant Pot. so let’s begin!
Instant Pot Corn On The Cob With Milk
You might wonder why we add milk to corn on the cob when cooking corn in the Instant Pot? Well , it’s simple! The addition of milk adds a nice creaminess to the corn and allows it to absorb flavor more. If you want super sweet, tender corn on the cob then add in some milk.
Ingredients for Instant Pot Corn on the Cob:
- corn on the cob
- cup of water
- butter – This of course, is optional and needs to be counted if counting calories or points.
That’s it! These simple ingredients plus the pressure cooking will ensure you have the perfect corn on the cob with a sweet corn flavor.
Step One: Measure Your Liquids
First, you have to combine water and milk in a measuring cup and pour over corn.
Step Two: Season Your Instant Pot Corn On The Cob
Next, you’re going to generously season with salt and pepper to taste. Remember, in general, you want to add a little more seasoning when cooking with an Instant Pot.
If you’re wanting buttery corn add a generous dab of butter over each ear of corn.
Step Three: How Long To Cook Corn On the Cob In The Instant Pot?
Cooking time for super tender corn on the cob, we’re going to cook corn on the cob for 6 minutes. This goes for fresh or frozen!
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the vent. Set the pot to high pressure cook for 6 minutes.
- After the corn is finished cooking, do a natural release and remove corn on the cob from the Instant Pot to cool slightly before serving.
What is a Natural Release vs Quick Release on an Instant Pot?
When you hear or read “release” whether it’s quick or natural on an Instant Pot, it’s referring to the steam releasing -which is a depressurization of the Instant Pot.
- Natural release is when you do not touch the Instant Pot when the timer goes off. You naturally let the steam escape on its own -which can take up to half an hour, depending on what’s being made. You do this method when you don’t want your recipe to be shocked by the quick change in pressure.
- Quick-release is when you press the off button and gently turn the seal valve to “venting”. Be cautious, use a tea towel for switching the valve, and DO NOT cover or place your hand or arm above the red knob that is sticking up! This is where the steam releases from, and as soon as you switch the valve over to venting, hot air will shoot up to release the steam from within the Instant Pot.
What Pairs Well With Corn on the Cob?
Found at almost every BBQ, corn on the cob is definitely a summer go to side dish! Corn on the cob compliments grilled dishes. Think hot dogs, burgers, grilled chicken or fish, or even on the side potato salads! Corn on the cob can virtually go with almost any dish.
Corn on the cob is a great side dish for Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. It is a perfect compliment to a side dish that contains cheese, such as macaroni and cheese or spaghetti. Corn on the cob also goes well with BBQ chicken and ribs.
Sweet corn is a super versatile ingredient that can be used for many dishes and meals! Some of our favourites include:
–Tacos and fajitas! Corn on the cob makes a great substitute to tortillas and chips! Simply cut off the kernels and mix with taco meat, salsa, cheese, and whatever else you have!
Corn has been used in cuisines all across the world! We have a delicious Vegan Corn soup recipe here at The Instant Pot table and it’s a big hit. You might also love our Street Corn Mexican Elotes recipe. It’s a great recipe for Cinco de Mayo!
Mexican food is a classic that goes well with corn on the cob. Think of your favorite Mexican dish and then just toss in some sweet corn kernels and you have a delicious meal! Check out our list of fantastic Mexican Instant Pot recipes here!
Optional Topping For Corn On The Cob
There are many different ways that you can top your corn on the cob. Some popular options include:
How to Store Corn on the Cob?
Sweet corn should be kept in the refrigerator if not eaten right away after purchasing. If you plan on using it within a day or two, storing it at room temperature is fine. After cooking corn, make sure to use an airtight container and store any leftovers in the fridge.
If you would like to freeze your corn on the cob, then wash and dry the kernels and place in a sealable plastic bag or container. Place in the freezer and use within three months for best results.
What happens if you cook corn too long?
Cooking corn too long can cause it to be tough, dry and difficult to chew. Once your corn is cooked in the Instant Pot be sure to naturally release and then close the lid of the Instant Pot.
*Food for thought: Did you know that some cultures consider corn silk a delicacy?! It’s simply boiled and then sautéed with garlic, butter, salt and pepper!*
What is the best way to cook sweet corn?
The best way to cook sweet corn on the cob is to boil it in water or steam it. The Instant Pot makes this process of steaming really extremely easy! Simply place the corn on the cob in a steamer basket and cook for 6 minutes. Then allow your Instant Pot to release naturally.
Do You Need A Trivet For Instant Pot Corn?
No! You can cook your Instant Pot Corn on the cob on a with a trivet or without a trivet it really does not matter. If you want to cook other food at the same time you may find using a basket useful, however the corn will cook well either method.
Is Frozen Corn On The Cob Instant Pot Corn Any Different To Fresh Corn?
The answer is no! You can cook Instant Pot corn on the cob from frozen! Simply place it in your instant pot. It will cook just as well as fresh corn on high pressure for six minutes.
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You have to combine water and milk in a measuring cup and pour over corn.
Next, you’re going to generously season corn with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, add a generous dab of butter over each ear of corn.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the vent. Set the pot to high pressure cook for 6 minutes.
After the corn is finished cooking, do a natural release and remove corn on the cob from the Instant Pot to cool slightly before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!