Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob

Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob in an electric pressure cooker from Pressure Cooking Today

Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob is easier and better tasting than corn cooked the traditionally way, by boiling it in a pot on the stove.

Corn on the cob is listed in most pressure cooking time tables, but I sort of always thought it wouldn’t be that much easier cooking it in the pressure cooker. I assumed it wouldn’t save that much time, and you’d have to break the cobs in half because they wouldn’t fit in the pressure cooker. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I loved cooking corn on the cob in the pressure cooker.


It was a recipe in a soon to be released cookbook, Vegetarian Pressure Cooker Cookbook, that I’m reviewing, that inspired me to finally give pressure cooker corn on the cob a try.

Making Corn on the Cob in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this delicious Corn on the Cob!

My steamer basket has a pop-up handle in the middle that unscrews. So I just unscrewed the handle and the corn cobs fit perfectly in my electric 6 quart Instant Pot Duo. They weren’t little cobs either; they were nice, big, cobs of sweet corn I picked up at the local farmers market.

Not only does the corn fit easily in the pressure cooker, it only has to cook for 2 minutes, and since it’s steamed and not boiled, it tastes better.

If you have great fall corn still available in your area, bring some home and give it a try.

Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob

Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob


  • 2 cups water
  • Fresh ears of corn


Add 2 cups water to the pressure cooking pot. Add a steamer basket and place the corn inside the basket.

Lock the lid in place, select High Pressure and 2 - 3 minutes cook time*. When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and do a quick pressure release. When valve drops carefully remove lid.


*depending on how fresh, tender your corn is.