Instant Pot corn is the only way to go! Using your pressure cooker is the easiest way to steam frozen corn on the cob to perfection every time.
Yes, I use my fancy multi cooker Instant Pot on a daily basis. There’s just no need to sit and watch the water boil on the stovetop to make corn on the cob again. To make Instant Pot corn you just throw it in with some water, set the time and when it beeps you’ve got the perfect vegetable side dish. For more easy Instant Pot recipes we have over 100+ here.
If fresh corn on the cob isn’t in season I opt for something like this, mini cobs in the freezer section that are super cheap and are the perfect size for little hands.
I will say I prefer fresh, of course, but we live in an area where it snows so during the Winter time they can be expensive and let’s just say I am frugal……
These are the next second best and nice to have on hand at all times if I need a vegetable to serve with dinner and don’t want to go to the store.
I will explain how to cook all kinds of Instant Pot corn but this is the one I am showing you in the pictures here as an example.
For a free printable Instant Pot vegetable cook times you can print the whole thing here for reference.
Here are the cook times to make Instant Pot corn
- Fresh kernels – Use enough water to cover kernels, at least 2 cups – 1 minute
- Frozen kernels – Use enough water to cover frozen corn kernels, at least 2 cups – 2 minutes
- Fresh corn on the cob – Place in vegetable steamer basket with 1.5 c. water – 3 minutes
- Frozen corn on the cob – Place in vegetable steamer basket with 1.5 c. water – 4 minutes
Now keep in mind times depend on how many kernels or cobs you put into your Instant Pot, and how firm or tender you like your kernels. We prefer these times which lends to kernels that are on the firmer side and not mushy (in our opinion).
If you love this you’ll love our other Instant Pot vegetable recipes
- Instant Pot corn casserole
- Instant Pot brussel sprouts
- Cheesy Instant Pot cauliflower
- Easy Instant Pot artichokes
If you’re looking for the best way to cook corn on the cob outside your pressure cooker we have tips for that too.
Here is a printable version for frozen Instant Pot corn on the cob
Instant Pot Corn
- 6 corn on the cob, cut in half - frozen
- 1.5 c water
- Put a trivet or vegetable steamer basket in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
- Pour your water into your pot.
- Place your frozen corn in the cob (ours were cut in half) into your pot and close lid and steam valve.
- Set to pressure high for 3-4 minutes for frozen corn on the cob and 2-3 minutes for fresh corn on the cob (we did 4 minutes for 12 pcs. of halved frozen corn cobs), do a quick release when done and serve immediately for best results.
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