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An instant pot artichoke on a marble work surface

Instant Pot Artichokes

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.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword hors d'oeuvres, pressure cooker, vegetarian
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 artichokes
Calories 60kcal


  • Sharp knife
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
  • Tongs


  • 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.
    Whole trimmed artichoke, uncooked
  • Add lemon slices from step 1, garlic, and water to Instant Pot. Insert trivet, then stand artichokes upright in Instant Pot.
    Lemon slices and water in an Instant Pot under a trivet
  • Cook on Manual High Pressure for 12 minutes (for small to medium sized artichokes) or 14 minutes (for large artichokes).
    Uncooked artichokes in Instant Pot
  • When time is up, Quick Release pressure and carefully remove lid. Remove hot artichokes from Instant Pot using tongs.
    Steamed artichokes in Instant Pot
  • Serve with a simple dip of melted butter and mayonnaise. (Optional)


Serving: 1artichoke | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 6g