Simple Instant Pot Corn Chowder


I don’t know about your area, but things are cooling off here in Arkansas. We’ve had the windows open airing out our house and it’s been nice. It’s this time of year that we really like to make soups and chili. I have a WONDERFUL recipe to share today, instant pot corn chowder. It’s a pretty simple recipe, trust me, or I couldn’t make it.

I’m so very glad that I decided to try to make a few recipes with an instant pot. So far, I have shared the Mexican stew recipe and it is SO yummy. I have a few others that I plan to share, but as you know, I’m “always behind”, lol.

If you happen to find all the buttons on your instant pot intimidating, check out Which Instant Pot Buttons To Use. I found it so helpful. I refer back to it often.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Simple Instant Pot Corn Chowder

instant pot corn chowder

This is a quick and easy instant pot corn chowder. It's a great recipe for this cooler weather and the beginning of fall! Quite honestly, if you are like me, you will enjoy this recipe year round.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 6 Cups of Corn kernels, frozen
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 cup White onion, diced
  • 2 Jalapenos, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced garlic
  • 2 cups Chicken stock
  • ½ cup Heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Chipotle in adobo, minced
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Ancho chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp. Chilli powder
  • ½ cup Crema
  • ½ cup Sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. Lime juice
  • Cotija cheese to garnish


    1. Turn on the Sauté setting and add the onions, jalapenos, and butter to the pot.
    2. Cook until translucent.
    3. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring frequently.
    4. Add the corn, broth, adobo, salt, pepper, and all spices.
    5. Stir to combine
    6. Cancel the sauté setting.
    7. Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.
    8. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or
      dial to select 5 minutes.
    9. High Pressure.
    10. The pot will take several minutes to come to pressure.
    11. When the cook cycle has finished, turn off the pot and let it sit
      undisturbed for 15 minutes (15 minute natural release).
    12. Then turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to release
      the remaining steam/pressure.
    13. Remove 2 cups of the soup and add to a blender.
    14. Blend until a cream consistency.
    15. Add the mixture back into the Instant pot.
    16. Whisk the crema, and sour cream mix to combine.
    17. Continue to stir until thickened.
    18. Turn off the pot.
    19. Garnish with Cojita cheese and serve.

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Remember guys, if I can make something- YOU CAN MAKE IT, lol! This is a very good corn chowder. I hope you enjoy it.

Simple Instant Pot Corn Chowder

43 thoughts on “Simple Instant Pot Corn Chowder

  • I just need to pick up a few things from the grocery store to make this chowder and can’t wait to make it.

  • I have never made this before and now I have to it sounds delish thanks for sharing.

    • You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Yum, this sounds very good!

    • Girl, it is 🙂 I hope that you will try it 🙂

  • I like the flavors in this chowder. Good for fall.

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  • I love my Instant Pot and I love the mixture of corn with spice.

    • Soup and Chowder are WONDERFUL for cooler days. It’s my go to. Oh, and chili too. I love Chili on a cold day!

  • I think my mom would really like this recipe. Sounds like a good one for cold winter days.

    • It is and Kelly it’s really cooling off here in Arkansas. It was 40 degrees this morning when I woke up.

  • This sounds perfect for cooler fall days.

  • How wonderful! Corn chowder is one of my absolute favorites. I used to drive 2 hours to a bakery once a week that made my favorite corn chowder. I can’t wait to try this.

    • OH WOW!!! I don’t know that I’d drive that far for food each week. I hope you like this recipe. It really is good, really

  • This looks and sounds really good. I have never had this before but I do want to make this recipe.

    • It’s really good, but I’m a soup/stew person.

  • Corn chowder sounds delish. I’d love to have an instant pot. Thanks for posting!

    • I’m still working on mastering the buttons on the instant pot. I’m loving the new recipes that I’m trying while I’m learning.

  • I haven’t had corn chowder since I was a teen

    • I hope you’ll try this recipe for it out. It is very good! Let me know.

  • Thanks for sharing. Soup is great for cool, fall weather

    • I like soup anytime but the cooler the weather- the better soups sound to me!

  • Things are a little cooler here lately though it never gets really cold. Doesn’t stop me from craving comfort food and that looks good

    • I know- I just associate soups/chowder/stew as a comfort food. They just automatically make me feel better.

  • Sounds super yummy, will have to try!

    • It is. I’m trying to learn to use my instant pot more and this was really good in it.

  • That looks very comforting.

  • This sounds super yummy!!

    • It really is and since it’s is cooling off- it just seems to be the right dish 🙂

  • oooh I love corn chowder!

    • It is good and this is a good recipe for it.

  • I’m a fan of all these spices.. haven’t used or seen them in recipes in a while, great chowder!
    Stay safe.

    • Oh, you stay safe too Calvin. I hope you try this Chowder.

  • This sounds really simple to make! I just worry about it being too spicy for me…I’m really wimpy when it comes to spice.

    • It might be considered a little spicy. I like things spicy, so I can’t say if it it’s “too” spicy. You might can cut back on the spices a bit.

      Sometimes in recipes, I add more, so I know you add less, lol 🙂


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