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Instant Pot Corn on the Cob garnished with lime zest, cilantro and salt and ready to be served

Easy Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

No more waiting for the water to boil with this recipe for Instant Pot corn on the cob!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Western
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 77kcal


  • 6 ears of corns de-husked
  • 1 cup (237ml) water
  • optional flavorings: lime zest, chopped cilantro, salt , chili powder, queso fresco


  • Add water and then the trivet to the bottom of the Instant Pot insert.
  • Place the first 3 ears of corn on top of the trivet. Then stack the other 3 on top and perpendicular to the bottom row (facing opposite direction).
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to the sealing position. Set to manual / high pressure for 3 minutes. When done, perform a quick pressure release.
  • Remove corn, top with the flavorings of your choice, and serve.


  • Do make sure to perform a quick pressure release to avoid mushy, overcooked corn.
  • If making for the kids, cut the cobs in half before cooking to better fit those smaller hands.
  • After cooking the corn, pour out the water and melt a stick of butter inside the Instant Pot. Then drizzle or brush the melted butter on top of your corn before serving.
  • Storage - refrigerate for up to 5 days. 
  • Without the addition of toppings, there are 0 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.5mg