instant pot mexican street corn on platter
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Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn is corn on the cob made in the pressure cooker and then grilled for a few minutes for extra flavor. Top it with mayo, sour cream and cotija cheese for a delicious summer side dish that!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword instant pot mexican street corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 133kcal
Author Dee


  • 6 medium corn on the cob ears husks removed and rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • chopped cilantro, optional


  • Place the trivet in the Instant Pot, and add the water
  • Place the corn on the trivet, and add the butter on top of the corn
  • Cover, turn valve to sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 2 minutes
  • Meanwhile, mix mayonnaise and sour cream together, and set aside
  • When pot beeps, and cook time is over, turn valve to venting position for a quick release
  • When pin drops, open lid, and remove corn to a large platter 
  • Place corn on hot grill, and rotate to get char marks on all sides
  • Remove from grill, slather with mayo-sour cream mixture, and top with cotija cheese, smoked paprika and cilantro, if desired,  before serving


Recipe was made in 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker
Can substitute feta or Parmesan cheese for cotija and cayenne pepper or chili powder for smoked paprika


Calories: 133kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 13mg | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 41mg