Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is ready to eat in just minutes and is super flavorful!  No need to peel the husk; corn on the cob can be cooked directly in the husk and then removed without a mess!

Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 77 kcal


  • 5 ears corn on the cob, (feel free to use more)
  • 1 cup water


  1. Prep the corn: Snap off the bottom/stem of the corn as short as possible. Trim the top of the husk down to about 1/2 inch from the tip of the corn.

  2. Using a 6qt or 8qt instant pot, add 1 cup of water to the bottom, then place the trivet/steamer rack in the bottom. 

  3. Layer corn ears IN HUSK in the pot. In my 6qt. Instant Pot, I usually put 3 ears on the bottom, then 2 more on top. You may be able to fit more if you have an 8qt pot.

  4. Close the top, make sure valve in sealed, set instant pot to manual for 3 minutes, press start.

  5. When time is up, quick release pressure valve (careful, steam will be coming out of the top). Once the pressure is released, you can carefully remove the top of the instant pot away from you. Remove the ears carefully and set aside.


  1. Once the corn on the cob is slightly cooled, cut the end off the corn (through the husk), about 1/2 inch above the stem.

  2. Using your fingers, press firmly from the top of the husk (small end), and the corn will start to slide out of the husk (see video above). It will slide out without any silk attached, and it makes cleanup super easy!

  3. Serve corn with your favorite toppings! I like melted butter and salt - YUM!