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Instant Pot Artichokes

Make this Foolproof Instant Pot Artichokes (Pressure Cooker Artichokes) in 20 mins! Superfood nutrient powerhouse with delicious delicate flavors.
Servings 2
Total Time 20 mins


  • 2 (½ lb, 250g each) artichokes , 11" circumference
  • 4 cloves (13g) garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter
  • Kosher Salt to taste (about 2 pinches)
  • Optional: lemon juice from 1 lemon


  • Wash Artichokes: Submerge artichokes in cold water for 5 minutes.
  • Optional - Prep Artichokes: Cut stem off and trim about 1 inch off the tip of the artichokes.
  • Place Artichokes in Instant Pot: Place 1 cup of cold water and a steamer rack in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Place 2 whole artichokes on the steamer rack. With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. 

    Optional: If you like, squeeze some lemon juice on the artichokes to slow the rate of oxidation.
  • Pressure Cook Artichokes: Pressure cook
    a) Trimmed Artichokes: High Pressure for 8 minutes + Quick Release OR
    b) Uncut Whole Artichokes: High Pressure for 9 minutes + Quick Release
    c) For Large Artichokes: Increase the pressure cooking time accordingly.
    Open the lid carefully.
  • Prepare Garlic Butter: While the artichokes are cooking in Instant Pot, heat a saucepan over medium-low heat. Melt 2 tbsp (30g) unsalted butter and add in the minced garlic. Sauté garlic until golden brown. Do not let the garlic burn. Set aside to cool it down slightly. Season with kosher salt and adjust to taste (about 2 pinches).
  • Serve: Serve artichokes with Garlic Butter Sauce. Please see "How To Eat Artichokes" in the article on how to enjoy artichokes properly. :)


Cooking Time: If you have a larger artichoke or if prefer a softer, creamier heart - increase the cooking time accordingly.
For Vegans: use olive oil in place of unsalted butter for dipping sauce.
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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 261kcal


Serving: 270g | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 303mg | Fiber: 17.6g | Sugar: 3.3g