instant pot mexican street corn pasta salad in white serving bowl
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Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad is an easy pasta salad recipe that's basically street corn in a bowl. It's the perfect summer side dish for potlucks and picnics! 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot mexican street corn pasta salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 360kcal
Author Dee


For the Pasta

  • 1 pound medium shell pasta, uncooked
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

For the Salad

  • 1 pound frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large lime, juice of
  • 1/2 cup Cotija cheese
  • 2 Anaheim peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste


For the pasta

  • Pour uncooked shells into the Instant Pot, and add the water and sea salt
  • Cover, and turn valve to sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes
  • When time is up, do a quick release, and hit CANCEL
  • When pin drops, uncover, and carefully remove pasta to a large bowl

For the salad

  • Cook the corn kernels with the olive oil over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until slightly charred 
  • Add corn to the bowl of pasta, then add remaining ingredients, and mix well
  • Season with sea salt and pepper, if desired, to taste
  • Serve immediately, or keep refrigerated until ready to serve


Recipe for pasta was made in 6-quart Instant Pot.
Can use feta or Parmesan cheese in place of Cotija, if desired 


Calories: 360kcal