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instant pot artichokes with lemon

Instant Pot Artichokes

Instant Pot Artichokes are fast, easy and delicious. A perfect way to cook globe artichokes.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cooking artichokes in the instant pot, instant pot artichokes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 -4 medium artichokes
Calories 65kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • Instant Pot (any size)


  • 3 medium size Artichokes trimmed
  • Water refer to Notes for amounts per Instant Pot size
  • 1/2 fresh Lemon cut into 4 pieces


Trimming the Artichokes

  • Prepare the artichokes for cooking by removing the stem and slicing off the top. Use kitchen scissors to snip off the spikey tip of each leaf.

Cooking the Artichokes

  • Place the trivet (steaming rack) into the bottom of the instant pot and pour the required amount of water inside (see NOTES below). Add the lemon pieces to the water.
  • Place the trimmed artichokes. stem side down. on the trivet.
  • Seal the lid. Move the release valve to the “sealing” position. Cook on Manual HIGH PRESSURE for 20 minutes. Perform a QUICK RELEASE when the cooking cycle has completed.
  • Serve immediately. NOTE: the artichokes can be served whole or halved. Serve with favorite dipping sauces.



Amount of water required per Instant Pot model:
  • 8 Quart Models need 1.5 cups of liquid
  • 6 Quart Models need 1 cup of liquid
  • 3 Quart Models need .75 cups of liquid
This recipe is written for medium sized artichokes, you will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly for artichoke size:
  • Small artichokes will take approximately 10 minutes 
  • Larger artichokes will need to cook 30 minutes.
Quick release the pressure and remove the lid as soon as you are able to avoid mushy artichokes.
Cook artichokes whole. If slicing artichokes in half, do this after they have cooked. Cooking them in the Instant Pot halved will cause them to overcook.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg