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Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob

Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob- this Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is my favorite way to prepare corn on the cob!  This method results in plump, juicy, tender corn that cooks in just two minutes.

two ears of corn a pat of butter on a plate

Corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer side dishes.  It pairs so perfectly with other seasonal favorites like Grilled Peaches and Pork Kebabs, Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken, and Slow Cooked Brisket.

shucked ears of corn next to unshucked ears of corn

What’s the best way to cook corn on the cob?

There’s much debate about the best way to cook corn on the cob – boil, grill, microwave?  I think a lot of it comes down to what you grew up on.  Did you grow up eating corn fresh off the grill while camping?  How about smothered in crema and spices from the fair?  Or boiled in a bath of butter?  

pouring water in a pressure cooker

How to Cook Corn in the Instant Pot

I grew up on boiled corn on the cob, but after discovering how to cook corn on the cob in the Instant Pot, I will never go back.  It truly is the best way to cook corn on the cob that I’ve found.  Two minutes under high pressure with a quick release and you’re done!

holding an ear of corn with metal tongs

After a quick two minute cook time, the corn will be bright and juicy!  I have found that it doesn’t retain as much heat as it would being microwaved or boiled, so it’s best to serve and enjoy right away.  

four uncooked ears of corn in a pressure cooker

To make this recipe, you will need a pressure cooker and a trivet.  This should have came with your Instant Pot, but you can also buy a trivet online.  I use mine ALL the time (for making things like pressure cooker sweet potatoes). 

four cooked ears of corn in a pressure cooker

I do need you to settle a debate for me though: how do you eat corn on the cob?  Do you eat it side to side (like a typewriter) or do you eat it around (vertical rows)?  We are a house divided so I would love to know how you eat it.  Leave me a comment below so I can tell my husband how wrong he is!  🙂

two ears of corn with butter on a plate

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Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Emily Grace

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 4 Corn husked and cleaned
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Clean corn and remove silks.
    shucked ears of corn next to unshucked ears of corn
  • Pour water into Instant Pot.
    pouring water in a pressure cooker
  • Place trivet into pot.
  • Add corn to pot.
    holding an ear of corn with metal tongs
  • Close lid and set to High Pressure for 2 minutes.
    four uncooked ears of corn in a pressure cooker
  • When done cooking, immediately release the pressure.
  • Open lid carefully and remove corn.
    four cooked ears of corn in a pressure cooker
  • Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 1g
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