Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Sweet corn. Be still my heart. So delicious. I seriously don’t think it gets any better than this! Granted, corn on the cob ain’t pretty to eat. But it’s so darn good that who can say no? Especially when it’s such an easy item to cook.

Easy recipes are my jam! Seriously, if i can count the ingredients on one hand and it takes less than 30 minutes total time (prep + cook < 30 minutes), then its a recipe that will probably get made a lot at my house.

Sweet Corn on the Cob pinnable Pinterest image

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I will be honest, I don’t use my InstaPot very much, but when I do… dang, I love it! BTW… the InstaPot is such a life and time saver for the days when you planned ahead what you’re making for dinner, but forgot to take it out of the freezer to defrost and you need dinner on the table quick.

Fun little InstaPot story for ya… the first time I tried using my InstaPot, it became quite a team building activity with my church small group girlfriends!

I was hosting our summer cookout and was making my famous Luau Boats. They are soooooooo amazing! You just have to try them!  Anyways, I needed to cook a big batch of rice and wanted it to cook  quickly. I was considering running out to get a rice cooker, but realized I could cook rice and meat and soup and pretty much everything delicious I’d seen come across my Pinterest feed in an InstaPot. So… that’s what came home from the store with me.

Seeing as everyone had raved on how quickly it cooked, I thought surely one of my girlfriends who were coming over and are all foodies probably owned one and could probably teach me how to cook rice in it so much quicker than I could scour the instruction book and figure it out.

I was wrong.

Not a single one of the 6 gals who came over owned one. But they were happy to help figure it out. Until we realized that rice was probably the one thing it didn’t cook quickly. Same time as on the stove, but it did make a much bigger batch which was needed for feeding all us ladies and our hubbies.

So what that it took a little longer than expected. It just meant we had an extra pre-dinner glass of wine. And the laides got the ultimate try-before-you-buy experience. The funny thing is, most of those girlfriends now own an InstaPot and love it! And we’ve all graduated from rice to things like super delish corn on the cob recipes like this one!

If nothing else, here’s your takeaway from this post…

  • InstaPots are awesome! Love mine!
  • Don’t expect a fast batch of brown, long grain rice from it.
  • Don’t wait until your guest are at your house to figure out your new kitchen gadget.
  • If I’m posting an Instant Pot Corn on the Cob recipe, it’s pretty amazing.

This recipe is so easy even your husband could make it! Throw stuff in a pot. Pour in water. Throw some stuff on top of the stuff in the pot. Push buttons! LOL gentlemen, I gotta tease!

Sweet corn on the cob in process pciture.


Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:16 minutes
Total Time:21 minutes
Yields: 8


  • 8 ears sweet corn on the cob
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  • Add 1 ½ cups of water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  • Add corn toInstant Pot on top of trivet or steamer basket.
  • Close lid andset for a manual high-pressure cooking time of 1 minutes. Allow for a quick pressurerelease when the cooking time has finished.
  • Add butter evenly over the corn. Serve and enjoy.

Happy eating!


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