Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob

"Making corn on the cob can be a pain and heat up your kitchen in the summer when you have to boil lots of water. Make it easier and faster with a pressure cooker!"
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3 ears


  • 3 ears sweet corn, halved
  • 1 cup water


  • Pour the water in the bottom of your pressure cooker and set in the steamer insert (I use one of those vegetable steamers that looks like a little flying saucer when its closed).
  • Arrange the corn in the steamer basket- I can only fit 3 ears of corn in my 5 qt cooker with the basket in place. If you have a larger cooker you can increase the amount of corn you cook, and can up the water to 1 1/2 cups.
  • Secure the lid and seal. When the cooker comes up to high pressure (15 psi), set a timer for 2 minutes. After the 2 minutes are up, run the cooker under cold water until it releases.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. PLEASE, don't EVER run water over a pressure cooker to cool it! You CAN and WILL ruin it. It will cause it to warp.
  2. The. Best. Add butter and salt. Wowza!
  3. The best way to cook corn on the cob! I love cooking with my P.C. because it is quick and easy. Also the flavor of food is much better than traditional cooking methods. I refer to Lorna Sass and Suzanne Gibbs for recipe expertise and to understand how I can modify my favorites from other methods. One thing to typically watch for is that you do not overcook, especially meats, although braising, etc. is THE BEST with a PC. From stock, broth, soup, stews etc. everything can be home-made quickly to enhance tastiness in a remarkably short time. If you only have one cooking tool--hands down for durability, results and efficiency without even a kitchen, I would recommend you get an induction cook top and a PC. With well crafted recipes, you'll eat like a chef every day.
  4. Perfectly cooked corn on the cob, sweet and quick!
  5. This was awesome! I just got my pressure cooker as a gift and so far the other 2 recipes I tried were unsuccessful. I am so glad to have found at least one good recipe! I would have never thought to put corn on the cob in a pressure cooker without your recipe. Mine is an electric model so I cooked the corn at 80 kpa for 3 minutes and used the rapid release method to depressurize. Hubby said this was the most delicious corn ever and he wants it again already! Thanks!


Welcome to my page! I live in Central Washington State with my husband and Golden Retriever, Hallie. I'm back in my hometown after earning my Bachelor's Degree, and I work at a Brokerage firm. I've loved cooking my whole life, and really delved into it during high school when I got put in charge of cooking for my family of seven, who were all picky eaters or had dietary restrictions. I really like to experiment in the kitchen- its one place where my creativity can really flow. I rarely measure ingredients unless I'm baking- but I occasionally bust out the scales, spoons, and cups so I can post accurate recipes. Nowadays I cook lightened versions of my favorites. I joined Weight Watchers in April 2007 and have lost 40 lbs on the program- it has really changed my life. I recently started working as a receptionist for Weight Watchers meetings on top of my full time job because I enjoy the program so much. WW has helped out my Hubby, too- He has lost around 30 lbs as well just by eating my lighter cooking :) I like the challenge of making healthy but delicious food. My favorite TV Chef is Alton Brown- I own all of his cookbooks, and like how he has a reason for everything he does. Plus, I like to jerry-rig things and he's a sort of MacGyver in the kitchen. My biggest challenge in cooking is making food that appeals to me while not disgusting my husband. He likes very simple, and somewhat bland foods. He hates garlic and onions, so I've really had to scale back there, though I won't give them up completely. I love to try new flavors and cuisines, while he would be happy eating Hamburger Helper. I'm just getting in to baking bread. I've tried using my KitchenAid mixer and actually prefer doing it by hand- nothing better than hot bread fresh out of the oven! I'm also a regular poster in the exercise/High activity forum since I started running earlier this year. My plan is to participate in all our local fun-runs.
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