Steamed artichokes are quick and easy to make when you use an Instant Pot! Perfect to serve as an appetizer or side dish, these artichokes are easy to enjoy in less than 30 minutes and require minimal prep.
Prepare the artichokes for cooking by removing the stem and slicing off the top. Use kitchen scissors to snip off the spikey tip of each leaf.
Place the steamer rack into the bottom of the instant pot and pour the required amount of water inside. Drop a few lemon slices into the water and place the artichokes, stem side down, onto the rack.
Replace the lid and seal it properly. Move the valve to the “sealing” position to prepare for pressure cooking. Cook on High Pressure for 10 minutes and quickly release the pressure when done.
Serve immediately with desired toppings.
The amount of water you need will vary depending on what size Instant Pot you have.
The 8 Quart Models need 1.5 cups of liquid.
The 6 Quart Models need 1 cup of liquid.
The 3 Quart Models need .75 cups of liquid.
Do not wash your artichokes until right before you are ready to prepare them. To keep them fresh as long as possible, put a little bit of water on the stem then dab it off before storing in the fridge.
Quick release the pressure and remove the lid as soon as you are able to avoid mushy artichokes.
Do not slice your artichokes in half until after they are done cooking. Putting them in the pressure cooker in half will likely cause them to overcook.
Serve the cooked artichokes with your favorite dip.
Melted Herb Butter - ½ cup melted salted butter with ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
Balsamic Mayo Dip - ¼ cup real mayonnaise with ¼-½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Melted Lemon Garlic Butter - ½ cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon lemon, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Instant Pot Artichokes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.