instant pot cooked artichoke on a plate with lemon and gold forks

Instant Pot Artichokes (Easy, Healthy Recipe)

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Vegan, paleo, dairy-free, healthy


How to cook artichokes in a pressure cooker


  • 2 large artichokes
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper


  1. You do need to cut off the stems of the artichokes with a sharp knife.
  2. Add the stainless steel trivet to the base of a 3-quart or 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the bowl for steaming.
  4. Place the artichokes upside down (stem side up) on the trivet. Lock on the lid.
  5. Use the manual setting to set the cooking time to 23 minutes. You can either use the manual release or the natural release.
  6. To serve the artichokes, use tongs to place them on a large plate. Squeeze the lemon over the artichokes and drizzle on the olive oil. Sprinkle on the salt and pepper and serve immediately.