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artichokes in the instant pot

Instant Pot steamed artichokes

Quick and easy Instant Pot steamed artichokes! These pressure cooker artichokes are super speedy and cook perfectly every time.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 artichokes
Calories 60 kcal
Author Trish Bozeman


  • 3 medium fresh artichokes, prepped
  • 2 cups water
  • fresh lemon juice, bay leaf, and/or a bit of salt (optional)
  • dipping sauce of your choice (optional)


  1. Add the water to your Instant Pot and insert a steamer rack. If desired for aromatics, add the lemon juice, bay leaf, and a bit of salt. Place your artichokes stem side up evenly inside the pot. It's ok to stack them.

  2. Close the lid and make sure the valve is set to sealing. Pressure cook on high for 12 minutes*. When the timer goes off, hit cancel. Manually release the pressure with the pressure valve. 

  3. Remove the artichokes with tongs and serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.

Recipe Notes

The cook time includes 13 minutes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure.

*cook times will vary. Try 9 minutes for small or halved artichokes, 12 minutes for medium, and 15 for large.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot steamed artichokes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value*
Sodium 128mg5%
Potassium 473mg14%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.