Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob on a wood cutting board

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Pressure cooking corn on the cob is the only way to go!  Perfectly tender and crisp every single time!


  • corn on the cob (6-8 cobs, however many will fit in the pot)
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon pepper (if desired)


  1. Add 1 cup of water to the pot of the pressure cooker and place a collapsible steamer basket or a trivet inside.  Place the desired number of cobs in the basket/trivet. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 2-4 minutes depending on desired crispness.
  2. When cooking is complete, use a quick release.
  3. Spread the cooked cobs with butter and add a sprinkle of salt and lemon pepper.


  • Cook the corn for 2 minutes for just barely cooked, 4 minutes for a softer kernel.
  • To caramelize corn, heat a skillet or grill to high heat.  Add corn and rotate until some of the kernels are browned.