Making artichokes in the Instant Pot is the easiest way to steam this veggie! Set it and forget it, and they’re done in about 20 minutes. No more scorched pans or overcooked artichokes plus a super quick and easy garlic lemon infusion. Served with a classic dipping sauce.
What Makes These Instant Pot Artichokes So Good
- Artichokes may appear tricky to prepare and cook, but when you use a pressure cooker, it couldn’t be easier!
- No watching for pans boiling dry – put everything in the instant pot and forget about it!
- Once you have prepped the artichokes, the cooking method is completely hands free.
When Are Artichokes in Season?
Most artichokes bought in the US are from California, and they are harvested from March through to June every year. You will often be able to find them in stores outside of these months though, so you can make these Instant Pot artichokes all year round!
What Are the Benefits of Eating Artichokes?
Artichokes are an especially healthy vegetable and they are great to incorporate into a heathy diet. They are loaded with nutrients and can help to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar. It can also improve your digestive and liver health.
What Should You Serve with Instant Pot Artichokes?
I served these artichokes with a simple dip of melted butter and mayonnaise. It’s how I grew up eating artichokes, and it’s super easy, quick, and crazy delicious!
You can also serve steamed Instant Pot artichokes with melted butter, aioli, mayo, or any other sauce you might like. Be sure to check out this recipe for more artichoke dipping sauce ideas!
- Older artichokes will feel lighter than fresh artichokes, so pick one that feels heavy for its size. Props if I catch you in the grocery store tossing artichokes up and down in both hands to see which is heavier! The size of your artichokes will affect your cook times, so keep that in mind!
- Choose an artichoke that has tightly packed, deep green leaves. A few brown spots are ok, but steer clear of any artichokes that have soft brown spots.
- Step 1 of the instructions mentions rubbing the artichokes with lemon slices before putting them in the Instant Pot. The lemon will keep the artichoke from oxidizing, a.k.a. turning brown.
Other Delicious Artichoke Recipes You’ll Love
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- Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Healthy Creamy Tuscan Chicken with Artichokes
- Paleo Spinach Artichoke Dip
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Instant Pot Artichokes
- Sharp knife
- Kitchen scissors
- Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
- 2 medium artichokes whole
- 2 slices lemon
- 2 cloves garlic smashed
- 2 cups cold water
- Rinse artichokes under cold water, then pat completely dry. Remove any small artichoke petals from base. Using a sharp knife, cut away stem, then cut off top 1" of artichoke. Using scissors, trim thorn tips off all petals. Rub lemon slices all over outside of artichoke.
- Add lemon slices from step 1, garlic, and water to Instant Pot. Insert trivet, then stand artichokes upright in Instant Pot.
- Cook on Manual High Pressure for 12 minutes (for small to medium sized artichokes) or 14 minutes (for large artichokes).
- When time is up, Quick Release pressure and carefully remove lid. Remove hot artichokes from Instant Pot using tongs.
- Serve with a simple dip of melted butter and mayonnaise. (Optional)
Cheryl Malik is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind the healthy, flavorful, family friendly recipes at 40 Aprons. She’s been a blogger for 10+ years and is known for her delicious recipes and detailed recipe instructions. Cheryl is a mom of three who lives in Memphis, TN.