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Instant Pot Sweet Corn

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Buttery, tender, and completely juicy This Instant Pot Sweet Corn is one of my favourite side dishes ever! 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 Instant Pot corn on the cob today!

Instant pot corn on the Cob is a super easy food to make that the whole family can enjoy. It doesn’t take much time and is much faster than cooked corn on a normal hob.

Instant Pot sweet corn on the cob recipe

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Pressure Cooker Corn On Cob

Instant Pot sweet corn tastes, juicer and tastier in the electric pressure cooker and it’s an easy pressure cooker recipe you’ll cook over and over again!

Cooking delicious corn on the cob in the Instant Pot is one of the easiest recipes to start with if you’re new to cooking with an Instant Pot. Also, it ensures you get the best corn on the cob too! Electric pressure cookers really do make the best-cooked corn.

Is Corn On The Cob Healthy

Instant pot corn on the cob is not only delicious it’s also a healthy food option. Sweet corn is high in fibre and contains B vitamins, phosphorus and magnesium. It’s also low in calories and fat! You can eat corn without worrying about gaining a ton of weight.

How Many Calories Are In A Corn On The Cob?

Corn on the cob only has around 90 calories per ear, making it a great addition to any meal. The nutrition calories for a ear of corn on the cob come mostly from carbohydrates.

Instant Pot Sweet Corn

What Are The Health Benefits Of Sweet 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 saturated fat! There is 0g of trans fat in corn and the monounsaturated fat is 3g

In addition to the nutrients listed above, one serving contains 12% Vitamin A, 10% Vitamin C, 8% Calcium, and 4% Iron.

Sweet corn is 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 diseases.

How Much Corn In A Corn Cob?

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.

Is Sweet Corn Gluten Free?

Yes, sweet corn is gluten free! This means it can be enjoyed by those on a gluten-free diet. You can serve sweet corn ears at a party or potluck without having to worry about gluten.

Can I Use Frozen Corn In the Pressure Cooker?

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 steam frozen sweet corn 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 frozen sweet corn has the same nutritional value as fresh corn.

Instant Pot Sweet Corn Ingredients

  • Corn on the cob
  • Milk
  • Cup of water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter

That’s it! These simple ingredients plus the pressure cooker will ensure you have the perfect corn on the cob with a sweet corn flavor. 

How To Cook Corn On The Cob In The Instant Pot

Here are the instructions for cooking corn on the cob instant pot corn.


First, place your sweet corn into the Instant Pot. Combine water and milk in a measuring cup and pour over the corn.

Instant Pot Sweet Corn in Water


Next, you’re going to generously season the corn on the cob 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.

Instant Pot Buttery Sweet Corn

STEP THREE: Pressure Cook Corn In The Instant Pot

The cooking time for super tender corn on the cob, Is 6 minutes on high pressure. Place the Instant pot lid onto the pot. Move the vent into the sealing position and pressure cook for 6 minutes.

Can I Cook Frozen Corn on The Cob?

Yes. The cooking time for fresh and frozen corn on the cob is the same.

Step Four: Naturally Release Instant Pot Corn

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.

Top Tip:

I love to spread butter onto my corn on the cobs before I steam corn, it makes it even tastier! But if you want to make it healthier, just add a squeeze of lemon juice for some added flavour.

Instant Pot Sweet Corn Served

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.

Instant Pot Natural Release

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.

Instant Pot Quick Pressure Release

Instant Pot 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 Goes 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 accompaniment to your holiday turkey or ham and pairs well with BBQ ribs.

What To Serve With Corn On The Cob In Summer?

Garlic butter is always a popular topping for corn on the cob. You can try 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 in the summer.

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!


There are many different ways that you can top your corn on the cob. Some popular options include:


-Parmesan cheese

-Kosher salt

-Black pepper


-bacon bits


-BBQ sauce

-hot sauce

-sour cream

Instant Pot Sweet Corn Hot

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.

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.

How To Freeze Corn On The Cob

If you would like to freeze your corn on the cob, then wash and dry the kernels and place them in a sealable plastic bag, tightly wrapped cling film or air-tight container. Place in the freezer and use within three months for best results.

How To Reheat Corn On The Cob

To reheat corn on the cob, place desired amount in a microwave-safe dish with a small amount of water.

Cover and heat the corn for 1-2 minutes, or until warm. Alternatively, you can also place corn on the cob on the grill for 2-3 minutes, rotating as needed to evenly heat. Serve warm with your favourite toppings.

Do I Need a Trivet To Cook Instant Pot Corn?

A trivet is not necessary when cooking corn on the cob in the Instant Pot. Simply place the corn directly onto the bottom of the pot and cook as desired.

However, a trivet can be helpful if you plan on stacking multiple ears of corn or placing other ingredients above it in the pot. You can purchase a trivet from the Instant pot company, amazon or a local store.

How Many Ears Of Corn Can Fit In An Instant Pot?

Most Instant Pots have a 6-quart capacity and can fit up to 4 ears of corn on the cob at once. However, it is important to make sure that the fill line is not covered. If you have a large pot such as a 8 qrt or 10 qrt you should be able to fit in more corn in the cobs into the pressure cooker.

Yield: 4-5

Instant Pot Sweet Corn Recipe

instant pot Sweet Corn

If you want to have a sweet, juicy and buttery side dish to partner with your meal, then you can follow this Instant Pot Sweet Corn Recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes


  • corn on the cob
  • milk
  • water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter


    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:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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Enjoy Sweet Corn In The Instant Pot

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 Mexican Street Corn Elotes recipe. It’s a great recipe for Cinco de Mayo!

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