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Basic Instant Pot Artichokes

Basic Instant Pot Artichokes are tender and ready in minutes. This makes for a quick and easy addition to your weeknight meal!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Course Appetizer, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • Instant Pot


  • 1-2 medium fresh artichokes
  • 1-1/2 cups water


  • Remove the smaller outer leaves from the artichokes and discard. Clean them by placing the artichokes under running water. Slightly spread the leaves and allow the water to run into the leaves and then turn them over to drain.
  • Place rack into the bottom of the Instant Pot and pour the water into the bottom.
  • Place the artichokes stem side down if you can, into the instant pot. Close the lid and close the steam release valve.
  • Push the Pressure Cook/Manual Button and set for 14 minutes. Smaller artichokes you would cook for 10-12 minutes, medium artichokes 12-14 minutes and very large artichokes 14-19 minutes.
  • When the cooking cycle is done, carefully turn the quick release valve to let off the steam/pressure.
  • You will know they are done when a small knife is easily inserted into the bottom or you can easily remove the leaves, with a gentle tug from the top of the leaf.


***Make these even better by dipping the meaty end of the artichoke leaf into melted butter, garlic butter or mayo mixed with lemon and herbs before scraping them across your teeth*** 
Keyword Basic Instant Pot Artichokes, Keto, Low Carb, Side Dish