Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes are quick and easy to make with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Plus, this recipe gives them SO much flavor!

Tell me guys – Do you have an Instant Pot yet? I’m hoping you do, because I’ve got a lot of Instant Pot recipes lined up for your over the next few weeks. Mainly, it’s because I’m using it like all the time. So much so that I’m thinking about buying a second one…

So, I’m going to try not to overwhelm you with Instant Pot recipes – I’ll limit it to one recipe a week, with “regular” recipes too, but I’m telling you – If you don’t have one yet – You really should get one! (PS – Instant Pot is not paying me to say this… I’m not affiliated with them in any way.)

The Instant Pot doesn’t always meant that dinner happens in an “instant” – Some recipes can take just as long as the regular version when it comes down to it. It takes time for the pressure to build in the Instant Pot, so cooking time needs to also take into account the time for that pressure to build before the actual timer begins. The more you have in the pot, the longer it takes for the pressure to build… But in this case, these Instant Pot steamed artichokes are a total time saver.

Because there’s only a cup of water in the pot, that pressure builds super quick. And while steamed artichokes can take up to 45 minutes on the stovetop, these Instant Pot steamed artichokes only take about 15 minutes, add another 5 minutes or so for that pressure to build – So, 20 minutes! That’s like half the time. And that’s the perfect amount of time to make some of my yummy “magic” artichoke dipping sauce.

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

Here’s the game plan: I trim my artichokes, add a bit of garlic, lemon and salt to the pot, place in the steamer basket and add my artichokes, cut side down (stem side up) into the Instant Pot. By placing them stem side up, it means that the water won’t drop down into the leaves and they steam away, instead, with the cut side down, the water will drip out of them as they cook, meaning your artichokes won’t get waterlogged.

Also, I feel like all that pressure in the pot really helps those flavors to soak into the artichokes. I don’t have any scientific evidence to back me on this, but I really do think it makes a difference!!!

Just look at these beauties!

TIP: Sometimes I will make a big batch of these in the Instant Pot – As many as will fit a single layer (3 large artichokes, or 4 small-ish ones) and then I’ll reheat them on a hot grill. Just cut them in half and let them get a bit charred on a hot grill (or grill pan). They take on a bit of a smoky flavor and reheat perfectly this way!

So, are you guys with me? Are you in for more Instant Pot recipes? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

NOTE: The artichokes were flipped over at the end for photography purposes. This may be a bit misleading. They were in fact cooked stem side up in the Instant Pot. 

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 47 kcal
Author: Erin
Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes are quick and easy to make with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Plus, this recipe gives them SO much flavor!
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Ingredients

  • 2-4 artichokes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • Salt
  • Dipping sauce

Instructions

  1. Prepare artichokes for steaming: Snap off tough outer leaves. Cut off the top 1/3 of artichoke. Snip remaining sharp or spiky tips using kitchen shears. Trim stem of artichoke.
  2. Add water, garlic cloves, lemon wedges and a couple pinches of salt to your Instant Pot.
  3. Place artichokes in a single layer on the steamer basket, stem side up. Close lid and set the vent to "sealing".
  4. Select "Manual" mode, leave the setting on High Pressure, and adjust the time based on the size of your artichokes: 5 minutes for small, 10 minutes for medium, 15 minutes for large. When the time is up, turn the vent to "venting" for a quick pressure release.
  5. Serve immediately with dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 311mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin C 44.3%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Wine Pairings for Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes:

  • Artichokes (like asparagus) can be notoriously difficult to pair with wine. The pairings that I’ve found work best are Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, or a light, fruity red wine, such as a Beaujolais.

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18 comments

  1. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    I think you know how I’m feeling about my Instant Pot right now 😉 #OBSESSED. I wish I felt the same way about artichokes…I have never been able to get over the texture. However, I DO like including artichokes into party recipes because so many of my friends love them. I’ll have to share this recipe with them, and make this in my IP when friends come over! Those artichokes look beautiful!

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    1. Erin

      Aren’t Instant Pots just the best?! Love, love, love!

      Reply

  2. Albert Bevia

    I have ran into so many great recipes that require an instant-pot, including this one! I love artichokes anyway I can have them….I gotta invest in an instant-pot

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  3. Wineshopper4u

    You are talking about cooking the artichokes Stem Side up but all your pictures show CUT side up…kind of confusing… They look wonderful and I can’t wait to try them…stem side up? and yes they are hard to pair with wine but Sav blanc seems to be the best/

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    1. Erin

      Yes – The pictures are a bit confusing, I’m sorry. To confirm – Yes, I like to cook them stem side up so that the water falls out of them as they steam. Hope this helps!

      Reply

  4. Diane

    Am I correct that in each your photos of the Instant Pot artichokes recipe, the artichokes are shown stem side down, even though your recipe says stem side up???? Am I missing something??

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    1. Erin

      Hi Diane – The artichokes are a bit misleading in the photos. But, yes, they should be cooked stem side up. I flipped them over just for the photographs.

      Reply

  5. d. morgan

    I am not on an Instant Pot or any other bandwagon, but I do find it a very useful kitchen tool among others. Living as I do in France, I find this recipe extremely intriguing. By the way, I admire your realism about the timing of Instant Pot recipes – I find your site to be a lot more credible than some others as a result

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    1. Erin

      Thank you! It must be amazing to live in France!

      Reply

  6. Madeline

    How long would I cook one artichoke?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Madeline – Cooking time will be the same. Cheers!

      Reply

  7. Renee

    Am I doing something wrong? Cooked for 15 minutes at high pressure and my artichokes aren’t even close to ready.

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    1. Erin

      Hi Renee – They should definitely be done after 15 minutes. Was the pot sealed well? Sometimes if my pot does not seal properly, my food doesn’t cook properly in the IP…? Sorry that happened!

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      1. Tina Krenov

        My artichokes were not done after 15 minutes. Vent sealed and high pressure…

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        1. Erin

          Hi Tina – Unfortunately it seems that artichokes can vary so much depending on how dense they are and how large they are. I would add an additional three minutes if you find they’re not done.

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  8. Katherine X Bell

    I had the same issue as Renee after 15 minutes. I stuck the artichoke (now sliced in half) back in for another 6 minutes and they were still quite tough. Hoping it was just a bad artichoke because I’d love to be able to cook them in half the time.

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  9. CThomsen

    I’m having the same issue as the last couple post. Undercooked artichokes. I’ve tried 15 min, 20 min and 30 min for a single artichoke and they still are undercooked.

    Reply

  10. CButler

    Same issue – instapot is brand new
    And top Is completely secure. Could it have anything to do with the type of artichoke – some are much more dense than others.

    Reply

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