Pressure Cooker Artichokes are quick, easy and come out perfectly tender. No more lengthy cooking times. These Instant Pot Artichokes are ready in just about 30 minutes.
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How To: Pressure Cooker Artichokes in an Instant Pot
I have voiced my underwhelm about pressure cooking. I think many pressure cooking recipes are actually easier to prepare on the stovetop. But, much like my Pressure Cooker Chicken Bone Broth, the Instant Pot is amazing for cooking artichokes!
Seriously, perfectly steamed artichokes in 30 minutes or less…Unbelievable! Life-Changing! Amazing! WooHoooooo!
How To Prepare An Artichoke Before Cooking
First let’s prep the chokes. Using a very sharp knife, carefully slice the top off of your artichokes then slice off the stem.
At this point some people use scissors to trim all the spikes off of the ends of the leaves. I skip this step because once cooked the spikes aren’t so bad.
Run the artichokes under water to rinse. Then gently open the leaves on the top to loosen up.
How Long Do You Pressure Cook Small, Medium and Large Artichokes
Okay so, I never really intended on posting a pressure cooker artichokes recipe. I just went to a few online recipes to see how long to cook artichokes in my Instant Pot for my own personal dinner. They all seemed to say 8-12 minutes for medium/large chokes. Ummmm, nope. I had to start the pressure cooker all over again to get them cooked through. By that time (after waiting for the Instant Pot to pressurize twice) I may as well have cooked my artichokes on the stove.
So, for small artichokes I recommend 12-15 minutes. For medium artichokes I recommend 15-18 minutes. For large artichokes 20 minutes. And for jumbo I would go a few minutes longer. All with a manual release at the end.
I buy artichokes that are in the medium/large range and pressure cook them for 20 minutes.
Ingredients Needed For Pressure Cooker Artichokes (screenshot for grocery list)
- Olive Oil (optional)
- Sea Salt
How To Eat An Artichoke
If you’ve never eaten an artichoke, you are in for a treat. Just know there is a very particular way to eat an artichoke. Certain parts are inedible…big time! So check out this HOW TO EAT AN ARTICHOKE tutorial by the California Artichoke Advisory Board.
While I have been know to eat a jumbo artichoke alone as a meal, these pressure cooked artichokes will go great served next to Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken, Garlic Rosemary Whole30 Meatballs, Lemon Dill Baked Salmon or Spinach Artichoke Smothered Chicken.
- 3 Large Artichokes
- 1 Cup Water
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil, (optional)
- Flaked Sea Salt
- Use a very sharp knife, carefully slice the top off of your artichokes then slice off the stem.
- Optional: use scissors to trim all the spikes off of the ends of the leaves.
- Run the artichokes under water to rinse. Then gently open the leaves on the top to loosen up the choke.
- Place the rack inside the Instant Pot. Add water and the artichokes. Drizzle oil in the top of each artichoke. Sprinkle with salt.
- Attach lid and set valve to sealed position. Pressure cook on high for 20 minutes. Manually release pressure.
- Serve with preferred dip. (I mix mayo, fresh parsley, fresh dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper)
3 large artichokes fit inside an Instant Pot. For 4 servings, buy small/medium artichokes.
Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 183 Total Fat 14g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 11g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 269mg Carbohydrates 14g Fiber 7g Sugar 1g Protein 3g