There’s nothing like corn on the cob in the instant pot. Fresh sweet corn on the cob that’s quickly boiled then seasoned with butter and sprinkled with salt and pepper (optional) to have the most delicious and savory corn on the cob ever!
No more guessing if the corn is cooked or not. This summertime staple comes out tender and juicy each time. It’s the perfect side dish to serve with grilled ribs or chicken.
Using fresh Corn is essential. I love the natural sweet flavor and at times the underlying earthy taste that you can only get from fresh corn.
Once cooked, the corn is slathered with sweet butter. Then is sprinkled with salt and pepper to balance out the flavor and making this side dish even more enjoyable.
The only ingredients you’ll need are freshly peeled corn and water. Here you’ll find step by step photo guide to make sure you make it is perfect each time.
Full step by step directions are listed in the recipe card. Optional seasoning to apply to the corn are:
About 1 Tbsp. sweet unsalted butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Sugar or honey to taste.
How To Choose The Best Corn On The Cob
Choosing the best corn on the cob is key to enjoying boiled corn, as you want it to be as fresh as possible.
- In my option, buying corn on the cob from farmers markets has a greater guarantee of a fresher taste. The corn most likely may have been picked a couple days prior to being made available for purchase.
Best Tips For Boiling Corn On The Cob In The Instant Pot:
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, it’s totally fine. You can still cook the corn in boiling water. Cook them for 5-8 minutes in boiling water with a little bit of sugar (optional) to enhance the sweetness of the corn. For this recipe, I did not add sugar in the water.
You do not need to add salt to the water. However, feel free to add sugar to the water (over the corn), it does enhance the flavor even more.
You’ll know the corn is cooked by its color. The corn will have a bright vivid yellow color. The kernels will be fuller and much more tender. If you insert a toothpick in one of the kernels, it should poke through and the juices may even explode out of it.
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Instant Pot Corn On The Cob
- 2 Ear corn on the cob peeled
- 1 Cup Water
- Peel the corn and set aside.
- In the instant pot, add 1 cup water. Then add the corn. Cover.
- Turn the knob to sealing. Then cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
- Quick release and enjoy.
- Season as desired.