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How to Cook Artichokes in the Instant Pot

This recipe for How to Cook Artichokes in the Instant Pot will be your new favorite springtime snack or appetizer to serve to your family or just make for yourself! It's healthy, nutrient-packed, and incredibly easy to make.

Course side
Cuisine American
Keyword artichokes, instant pot, Side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
heating up Instant pot, pressure release time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3-4 10-12 oz artichokes, rinsed in cold water
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 lemons for rubbing on leaves and making sauce

Butter and Lemon Sauce

  • 3 tablespoon mayonnaise or plain unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • pinch of sugar
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • pinch of salt


Preparing the Artichokes

  1. Remove the stem from each artichoke and slice off the top, you can use kitchen scissors to cut off the tip on each leaf.

Cooking the Artichokes

  1. Rub the leaves with lemon.

  2. Place water and lemon remnants in Instant Pot, along with the steamer basket.

  3. Place the trimmed artichokes, stem side down on the steamer basket.

  4. Seal the lid and make sure the release valve is in the "sealing" position. Cook on Manual High Pressure for 15 minutes. Depending on the size of the artichoke this may take up to 30 minutes.

  5. Let the Instant Pot naturally release for 10 minutes after it has finished cooking. Carefully release any remaining pressure, and remove lid.

  6. Serve immediately with lemon and butter sauce or your favorite veggie dip!

Lemon and Butter Sauce

  1. Blend all ingredients together while artichokes are cooking.

Recipe Notes

  • A 6-quart Instant Pot usually fits about 3-4 medium sized artichokes.