Instant Pot Frozen Corn on the Cob
Learn how to make Instant Pot Frozen Corn on the Cob! Cooking frozen corn in a pressure cooker results in sweet, juicy, and tender ears of corn every time. Season any way you like, and serve at summer gatherings and as a simple weeknight side dish.
When cooking corn on the cob, steaming is the best method for the job. It preserves more nutrients than boiling and grilling, making delicious ears of corn every time. This recipe will teach you how to steam frozen corn on the cob in the Instant Pot. You’ll love this hand-free technique.
As corn cooks in the pressure chamber, the moisture steams the pieces evenly on all sides, making juicy kernel with the perfect al dente bite. The best part? It only takes about 20 minutes to make frozen corn on the cob in the Instant Pot.
Frozen corn on the cob is picked at its prime, so you can guarantee it’s tasty even when corn isn’t in season. In addition, you’ll love the convenience of having frozen corn on hand and cooking as much or as little as you want at a time in the Instant Pot.
As for spices and seasonings, anything goes! Serve your Instant Pot frozen corn on the cob with butter and salt, or elevate the flavor with fresh herbs, dry seasoning blends, grated cheese, and more. Enjoy!
❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s easy. The steps are hand-off. No babysitting needed.
- Enjoy sweet summer corn year-round! Instant pot frozen corn is just as yummy as freshly picked corn.
- Corn on the cob is always a hit at cookouts and summer barbecues.
- The flavors and toppings are your choice (see below for ideas).
🌽 Ingredients You’ll Need
Water – Just enough moisture to steam the corn in the pressure cooker instead of boiling it.
Frozen corn on the cob – Frozen corn is a great source of dietary fiber and Vitamin C. Pressure cooking preserves the nutrients, so you absorb more health benefits. You can use any brand of frozen corn on the cob. Check out these popular brands.
- Birds Eye
- Green Giant
- Signature Select (Safeway)
- Good & Gather
- Great Value (Walmart)
- O Organics
🥣 How To Make Frozen Corn On The Cob In The Instant Pot
1️⃣ Prep pressure cooker. Place the trivet at the bottom of the pot and pour in 1 cup of water. Then, stack the frozen ears of corn on top of the trivet. You can stack as many that will fit without going over the max fill line.
2️⃣ Pressure cook frozen corn. Secure the lid and set the pressure knob on the SEALED position, then cook on manual HIGH pressure for 5 minutes.
3️⃣ Quick release pressure. Once the timer stops, manually release the remaining pressure.
4️⃣ Season and serve. Carefully remove the corn cobs with tongs, season to taste, and serve hot. Enjoy!
👉 Pressure Cooking Fresh Corn On The Cob
If your corn is fresh, you can cook it in Instant Pot, shucked or unshucked. Follow the same instructions, but cook for less time.
- To steam fresh corn in the Instant Pot, cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
- Then, manuallyquick release the pressure and serve.
💭 Recipe Tips
- Use a trivet. It keeps the corn above the water, so it steams instead of boils.
- No trivet? Use balled-up pieces of aluminum foil to hold the corn in place.
- Set the Instant Pot to cook for 5 minutes on HIGH pressure. It will take about 10 minutes to preheat before the timer begins counting down.
- You can stack as many ears of corn in the pot as possible without going over the max fill line.
- The amount of time it takes to reach pressure will vary. For example, it will take longer to preheat if you’re coooking a large amount.
- Be careful opening the lid. The steam will be HOT!
- Use tongs to transfer the HOT corn on the cob to a serving dish.
While the corn is still hot and juicy, coat it with spices, seasonings, and toppings. Check out these delicious ideas.
- Melted butter & salt or Old Bay seasoning!
- Olive oil & fresh chopped herbs (parsley, basil, oregano, dill, etc.)
- Olive oil, melted butter, minced garlic, and grated parmesan cheese.
- Lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, and grated cojita cheese.
- Dry ranch seasoning.
- Everything bagel seasoning.
- Chili lime seasoning blend.
♻️ Storing & Reheating
Storing: Let cool, then wrap the corn in plastic wrap and place them in a resealable bag or container, and keep them for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
You can also cut the kernels off the cob and store them in a well-sealed container in the fridge for 3-5 days.
No freezing: I don’t recommend freezing. The kernels will get soggy.
Reheating: To reheat corn on the cob in the Instant Pot, place it on the trivet with 1 cup of water and program the Instant Pot to cook on HIGH for 0 minutes. Then, quickly release the pressure; the corn should be as good as new!
Fresh corn cooks in 4 minutes, and frozen corn cooks in 5 minutes. The time it takes to reach pressure depends on how much corn you cook.
No worries. Balled-up pieces of foil work just as well. Use as many as it takes to support the weight of the corn above the water.
Yup! Just don’t stack any above the max fill line.
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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash
Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
Instant Pot Applesauce
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
Instant Pot Frozen Corn on the Cob
- Instant Pot or pressure cooker
- metal trivet or balled-up aluminum foil
- 6 ears frozen corn on the cob any size that fits in the Instant Pot
- 1 cup water
- First, prepare the pressure cooker to cook corn on the cob by placing the trivet at the bottom of the pott and pouring in 1 cup of water.
- Then, stack the frozen ears of corn on top of the trivet. Stack however many will fit without going over the max fill line.
- Secure the lid and turn the pressure knob to the SEALED position, then cook on manual HIGH pressure for 5 minutes.
- Once the timer stops, manually quick release the remaining pressure.
- Carefully remove the corn cobs with tongs, season to taste, and serve hot. Enjoy!