Instant Pot Artichokes


These Instant Pot Artichokes are so easy to make! Only a handful of ingredients and you’ll have a healthy and versatile snack!

one Instant Pot Artichokes on a small plate

Why you will LOVE This Recipe

If you’re new to the FFF family, you need to know that I LOVE My kitchen gadgets. Around here, my air fryer works on high gear multiple times a week, and so does my instant pot. The instant pot has delivered with instant pot butternut squash, instant pot steamed broccoli, and countless other recipes! Today, it is going to do its thing ONCE AGAIN with instant pot artichokes. If you don’t cook and eat artichokes on a regular basis, this recipe might change that. The instant pot makes it SO easy, and they turn out so tasty! Hello healthy, easy and tasty side dish

Ingredients Needed

The great thing about instant pot recipes is that you often need only a few ingredients to make such a tasty recipe. This recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients, but the flavor and texture of the cooked artichokes is absolutely fabulous! Here’s what you will need:

  • Large Artichokes
  • Water
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Parsley
Instant Pot Artichokes in instant pot

Are Artichokes Good for you?

YES! In short, artichokes are absolutely good for you. They are full of nutrients to keep your body healthy, have been known to improve your digestive health, and have disease fighting properties. Cooking up this instant pot artichoke recipe is an EXCELLENT idea, and it will also add variety to your weeknight meals.

When are Artichokes in Season?

Artichokes are at their peak season in March through to May, so it’s HIGH TIME to learn how to cook artichokes in instant pot. Go to your local supermarket and snag some while they’re hot!

How to Choose an Artichoke

It’s important to be selective when picking up artichokes to buy and bring home. Pick up the artichoke, firstly, and feel if it has a big of weight to it. The solid, heavier artichokes tend to be more fresh as they tend to get lighter as they get older. The leaves should be dark green and firmly closed and the leaves should squeak when you rub them!

How to make Artichokes in Instant Pot


Cut off the top of each artichoke to expose the inside and carefully trim off any dead leaves from the outside. 


Pour the water into your instant pot along with the garlic and salt, stirring to combine. Place the trivet into the pot and push it towards one side of the pot. Next, place the artichoke hearts inside as well, cut-side down. 


Set the instant pot to sealing and cook for a while, until the artichokes are done. You will know they are done if you poke the bottoms with a knife and it slides in easily. 


Serve as desired and DEVOUR!

Instant Pot Artichokes arranged in the Instant Pot

Does the size of an Artichoke impact Cook Time?

The size of your artichoke may impact cook time, yes, so you will want to be sure that each of the artichokes are approximately the same size. You also may need to add on a couple minutes of cooking time for larger artichokes. 

How to eat Artichokes

Although these instant pot artichokes are absolutely delicious all on their own, they are best served as a side dish! I recommend serving them up alongside some bacon wrapped chicken thighs or air fryer pork tenderloin with a side of purple mashed potatoes or roasted russet potatoes. Any way you decide to serve these artichoke hearts, they will be sure to be a hit!

close view of top of Instant Pot Artichokes

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Instant Pot Artichokes

These Instant Pot Artichokes are so easy to make! Only a handful of ingredients and you’ll have a healthy and versatile snack!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pressurizing 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 33kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


  • 2 Large artichokes
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Bunch parsley


  • Wash and dry your artichokes and then cut about 1 inch off the top to expose the inside.
  • Pull off any dry, dead leaves from the outside. Then, trim the other leaves (a scissor is easiest) by cutting the top tips of each leaf off.
  • Pour the water in your Instant Pot and stir in the garlic and salt.
  • Place the trivet inside and place the parsley inside, pushing it to the side. Then, place your artichoke hearts inside, cut side down.
  • Cover, set the “sealing” and cook at manual high pressure for 15 minutes. Let steam release naturally.
  • Use a knife to poke the bottom of the artichoke. If it goes in easily, it’s done!
  • Dip in your favorite sauce and DEVOUR!


I used this recipe to help me figure out cooking time


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Instant Pot Artichokes collage photo


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