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Instant Pot Cilantro-Lime Creamed Corn

This recipe is an adaption of my childhood memories of creamed corn, combined with my love of the cilantro and lime flavor profile.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 202kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats


  • 5 cups corn
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • zest of 2 limes finely choped
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. water


  • Cut corn kernels off of 6 cobs – should yield between 4-5 cups. Break up corn into individual kernels. 
  • Add corn to pot. Then add water and salt. Lock lid and cook for 4 minutes at high pressure. 
  • Meanwhile – finely chop cilantro. Using a microplane – remove zest from 2 limes, then finely chop. 
  • Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid. Switch to sauté setting. Add butter, cilantro, lime zest, and cayenne pepper. Mix well until butter is completely melted.
  • Make a cornstarch slurry by mixing cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water. Pour cornstarch slurry into pot. Mix well, and continue mixing until desired consistency is reached. Probably about 1 minute. 
  • Switch to warm setting until ready to serve.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg