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Instant Pot Artichokes Recipe

  • Author: Instant Pot Eats
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: French


Super simple way to prepare Instant Pot artichokes in aromatic lemon and garlic water. Serve with your favorite dip or melted butter and lemon juice.



45 fresh artichokes (whole or halved, see notes below)

1 cup water

1 lemon, sliced into wedges

For melted lemon butter sauce:

4 tablespoons butter

1 tsp lemon zest

1/2 tsp salt

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon peppercorns or freshly ground pepper

1 bay leaf (optional)

23 garlic cloves


1. Chop off the tops of the artichokes and cut them in halves (like in the photo above).

2. Place your trivet or a steaming basket into the Instant Pot, and then place the trimmed artichokes inside.

3. Pour a cup of water into the pot. Add sliced lemons, peppercorns, bay leaf and garlic cloves for lovely aroma and infused flavour. Simply wedge them in between the artichokes.

4. Set for 10 minutes on HIGH pressure. You can do a quick-release or let off the pressure naturally for a slightly softer result. If cooking just the hearts without the leaves, set the Instant Pot to 5 minutes on HIGH pressure.

5. To make lemon butter, simply heat all ingredients in a small pot and simmer on gentle heat for a minute. Remove and serve in a bowl. This can be made ahead of time and reheated when needed.