Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes


These Instant Pot artichokes are quick, easy, and foolproof to make. They come out tender and are perfect for sharing. Serve with lemon juice for a vegan appetizer, or with aioli or melted butter if you prefer.

close up view of Steamed Artichoke hearts, sliced Steamed Artichoke stems, potatoes and fresh herbs in a white bowl
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 artichokes, trimmed and stemmed

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Combine water, garlic, bay leaf, and salt inside a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Place steamer in the pot. Add artichokes, trimmed top facing up; drizzle with lemon juice. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid.

  3. Cool until easily handled. Pull off outer petals one at a time. Pull through teeth to remove the soft portion of the petal. Discard remaining petal. Spoon out fuzzy center near the stem and discard. Eat the bottom whole or cut into pieces.


Artichokes may be served hot or cold. They can be eaten by pulling off outer petals and dipping them in lemon juice or melted butter, then pulling through teeth to remove soft, pulpy portion of petal. Discard remaining petal. You may also eat the heart of the artichoke, by removing the fuzzy center at the base.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

64 Calories
0g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 413mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 19mg 95%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 490mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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