Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes recipe is fast and super easy to make in your pressure cooker. In less than 30 minutes, you will have a delicious superfood, which is high in antioxidants and dietary fiber.

We love Instant Pot dishes as they are cooked at a fraction of the time. Some of our other favorites once are Tuscan chicken pasta, stuffed peppers, and corn on the cob.

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

The Best Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

Artichokes are fun to eat, and are super healthy and delicious! Sometimes, it may time a while to cook them. However, thanks to the Instant Pot the work just got easier and quicker!

These Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes are the best we have tried. They taste great and have the perfect texture. The bonus point is that they are done in a fraction of the time compared to the stove top! When in season, we enjoy cooking them at least once a week. Not only they are amazingly delicious, but they are also super healthy and nutritious. You can eat them as a side dish, but we prefer to dip them in our lemon butter sauce. So if you are an artichoke fan, we recommend to give this recipe a try, you can thank us later!

What is an artichoke?

Artichoke is botanically a flower but could also be classified as a vegetable by the way it is consumed. Just like broccoli and cauliflower, it is high in healthy nutrients that are packed in edible flower buds! It has a lot of good and healthy vitamins and some of the highest levels of antioxidants and dietary fiber among the vegetables. When cooked it has a moist and tender meaty texture. It can be enjoyed as is, or as an appetizer or side dish.

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

How to choose the best artichokes?

  • First of all, they are mostly in season from March to May. So your best for fresh and quality product would be during this time of the year. When selecting them at the store, look for artichokes that:
  • have a compact or tightly-packed leaves
  • feel dense and heavy for the size and firm
  • have a fresh healthy green color, with not too much browning. Avoid dehydrated or wilted ones.

How to make artichokes in the Instant Pot?

  • The only thing you need to make this recipe is artichokes, a cup of water and some seasoning.
  • Once you have the fresh artichokes, begin by prepping and trimming them. We usually cook between 4 to 5 medium sized artichokes in a single layer of the 6-quart Instant Pot.
  • Once you have them ready, place the steamer basket in your pressure cooker, and add some water, and some seasoning. For more flavor, you could add some garlic cloves and bay leaves to the pot’s bottom.
  • Make sure to place them in a singer lager, with stem-up and stem-down totally up to you.
  • Then, secure the lid, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, plus allow some time for pressure release. Please note, if you have larger sized artichokes, the cooking time should be set to 12 minutes.

How to make the dipping sauce for Artichokes?

  • We enjoy to dip them in melted butter with some lemon sauce. To make it, follow the steps below:
  • Melt some salted butter in a pan, and add some minced garlic.
  • Next, saute garlic until golden brown and add some freshly squeezed lemon juice, and some salt and pepper.
  • Set aside and let it cool down slightly prior to dipping.
  • When the Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes are cooked and ready, you can dip into the garlic butter sauce.

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

How to eat instant Pot Steamed Artichokes?

Eating them is pretty simple and delicious! Once cooked, just pull off the outer leaves and petals, and dip the bottom into the garlic butter sauce. You can also dip it into your favorite sauce or mayonnaise. Eat only the soft, white fleshy part of the petal with the dip. Then, discard the remaining petal. Also, there will be a fluffy layer at the base that you also want to discard.

How to store artichokes?

To store fresh uncooked artichokes:

  • First, slice off a bit of artichoke’s stem, then sprinkle it with a little water.
  • Then, place them in the fridge in an airtight plastic bag or container.
  • It is important not to wash them prior to storing.
  • They will maintain the best quality up to 5-7 days in the fridge.

To store cooked artichoke:

  • Let them completely cool prior to storing.
  • Once cooled, transfer into an airtight container and refrigerate up to 5 days.

Expert Tips and Notes:

  • For deeper flavor, sprinkle them with some of your favorite cheese, or simply pour a bit of olive oil and salt on top.
  • Also, for vegans, you can use olive oil in place of unsalted butter for dipping sauce, or vegan mayo.
  • Eat only the soft, white fleshy part of the petal with the dip.
  • For larger-sized artichokes, increase the cooking time to 12 minutes.

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Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 3 artichokes
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes Total time: 13 mins

Ingredients

Pressure Cook:

  • 3  medium artichokes 
  • 1 cup  chicken broth  (or water)
  • 1 teaspoon  garlic powder 

Sauce:

  • 4 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  • 1/4 cup  unsalted butter  (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon juice 
  •  Salt and ground black pepper  (to taste)

Garnish:

  •  Chopped parsley 
  •  Fresh lemon 

Instructions

  1. Add artichokes to a large bowl and cover with cold water, let them sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Remove from water, and cut stem off, also, trim the tip by about 1 inch. Remove any brown or wilted leaves.
  3. Add broth and garlic powder to the Instant Pot and stir. Add a trivet or steamer rack and arrange the whole artichokes onto the trivet, tip part up.
  4. Lock lid and point valve to sealed.
  5. Cook on High Pressure for 8 minutes followed by a Quick Release.
  6. Open the lid carefully and remove artichokes to a cutting board, slice in half if desired.
  7. In a medium bowl, combine all the Sauce ingredients and stir together.
  8. Squeeze half a lemon over the artichokes, sprinkle some salt and pour the sauce on top or serve it on the side. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
Calories: 215 Carbohydrates: 14 Protein: 4 Fat: 17 Saturated Fat: 9 Cholesterol: 40 Sodium: 542 Potassium: 548 Fiber: 7 Sugar: 1 Vitamin A: 475 Vitamin C: 22.4 Calcium: 66 Iron: 1.8
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Kristi

Those look so delicious. I just had artichokes for the first time about a year ago, and I loved them. So yummy.

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Brianne

I've never had artichokes by themselves. Always been mixed in a dip. I'd like to try this!

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Jeanette

I am totally going to be doing this! This looks amazing! I LOVE artichokes and this is a great way to make them.

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Kerrie Mendoza

Artichokes are one of my favorites, yet I rarely eat them. Time to grab the instant pot and fix some up, using your post.

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reesa

I absolutely LOVE artichokes, but I have never made them!!! I would love to try this, it seems so easy! 

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Mama to 6 Blessings

This sounds like an easy recipe to make. I do not think I have ever had artichokes before. I so need an instant pot!

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Amy Desrosiers

I love steamed artichokes! This recipe looks delicious and perfect for a healthy dinner side.

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Annemarie LeBlanc

All these recipes I am not able to make because I don't have an Instant Pot (yet!). I am saving all the recipes though. This artichoke recipe looks really good. Let me check my budget if it would be okay to get me an Instant Pot this month!

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krystal

I didn't know you could cook artichokes in the Instant Pot. I need to give it a try.

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Sherry

I have never attempted to cook artichokes before. Using the Instant Pot makes it so easy. Thanks for the tips.

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Jennifer

Those artichokes look amazing! I love using my Instant Pot. 

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Ruth I

I've never cooked artichokes before. It looks interesting for me and I'm really curious of the taste. Looks yummy!

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Angela Ricardo Bethea

I missed eating artichokes! I would like to try this recipe on our dinner tonight.

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