An easy Instant Pot Recipe, this Instant Pot Corn on the Cob recipe results in buttery, perfectly cooked corn, so you can focus on your main dish (or your guests).
Buttered Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe
While corn on the cob may seem like a simple side dish, there are some easy ways to take it over the top into buttery-flavorville.
Of course, you can just slather your boiled corn with butter after cooking, but with kids (and holiday clothing) that can just be way too messy. By cooking the buttery taste right into the corn, you can skip the overzealous buttering of the corn at the dinner table and the inevitable globs of butter all over your tablecloth that seem to accompany it.
Plus, preparing corn this way makes it perfect for meal prepping or taking as leftovers for lunches, since you don’t have to worry about adding butter or extra flavor at work or school (which again, is messy and who wants to pack butter packets for lunch?)
Using your Instant Pot also helps prevent under- or overcooking your corn, which can lead to a bitter taste.
Corn is often overlooked when we’re talking about healthy vegetables, but it is actually a great source of fibre – and surprisingly, protein.
Corn on the Cob is also a great source of vitamins, like niacin and folate. It’s also great for building healthy eyes, thanks to the presence of zeaxanthin and lutein.
Also, my friend Corinne just put out an Instant Pot ecookbook for just $4.99! I have tried a few of the recipes myself and they are delicious and family friendly. I highly recommend it for a reliable collection of Instant Pot recipes to help you fall in love with your IP (if you haven’t already).
Ingredients for Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can use coconut milk for an even richer taste.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Instant Pot <– I’m so excited to upgrade to this one with air fryer capacities soon! (You can also just buy the lid which adds the air fryer capacity to your standard IP.)
- Measuring cups and spoons
How to Make Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Place water, milk and butter in the instant pot.
Remove husks from corn and add them to the IP.
Place the lid on and set to sealing.
Select manual and 2 minutes. Allow the instant pot to natural release after it is finished cooking.
Grab your free printable for our easy Instant Pot Corn recipe:
- 4-6 cobbed corns
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- Salt, to taste
- Place water, milk and butter in the instant pot.
- Remove husks from corn and add them to the IP.
- Place the lid on and set to sealing.
- Select manual and 2 minutes. Allow the instant pot to natural release after it is finished cooking.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is the best way to prepare corn for meal prepping or for holidays when you’d like to avoid buttery messes.