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Instant Pot Artichoke Recipe: Simple & Delicious

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot Artichoke Delight is my go-to for a quick, tasty side dish. Fresh artichokes, zesty lemon, and aromatic garlic come together beautifully. It's a real crowd-pleaser at my dinner table!

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Trust me, you're in for a treat with this instant pot artichoke delight. Picture garlicky, lemony artichokes, cooked to perfection right in your kitchen. No fancy ingredients, no complex steps, just pure, unadulterated flavor. Imagine biting into a tender leaf, savoring the deliciousness. Who knew artichokes could be so tantalizing? Just stick with me, you're about to whip up something truly delectable!

Ingredients for Artichoke Delight in the Instant Pot

  • Artichokes: Unique flavor and meaty texture make them a star ingredient, perfect for stuffing and steaming to tender perfection.
  • Lemon: Bright acidity adds a zesty kick, prevents browning, and enhances the overall freshness of the dish.
  • Garlic: Intense flavor when minced and stuffed between artichoke leaves, infusing the dish with aromatic garlicky goodness.
  • Water: Essential for creating steam in the instant pot, ensuring the artichokes cook to a tender and flavorful finish.

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Essential Tools for Making This Instant Pot Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the artichokes quickly and efficiently.
  • Trivet: Elevates the artichokes above the water to prevent them from getting soggy during cooking.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 4 whole artichokes
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Trim the stems off the artichokes and cut the top off.
  2. Rub the cut parts with lemon halves to prevent browning.
  3. Stuff minced garlic between the leaves of each artichoke.
  4. Place a trivet in the Instant Pot and add water.
  5. Put the artichokes on the trivet, close the lid, and set to high pressure for 15 minutes.
  6. Quick release the pressure and carefully remove the artichokes.
  7. Serve with melted butter or your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 60 kcal | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Protein: 4 g | Total Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 120 mg | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 1 g | Calcium: 56 mg | Potassium: 474 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 16 µg | Vitamin C: 20 mg

Prepping and Storing Tips for Artichoke Delight

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the artichokes as directed up to the point of cooking.
  • Store the prepped artichokes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • When ready to cook, follow the cooking instructions from step 4 onwards.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the artichokes as per the recipe.
  • Let them cool completely.
  • Place the cooked artichokes in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Artichokes are actually a type of thistle plant, and the edible part is the flower bud before it blooms.

Common Questions About Making Artichoke Delight in the Instant Pot

Can I use frozen artichokes for this recipe?
Fresh artichokes are recommended for the best flavor and texture, but you can use frozen artichokes in a pinch. Just make sure to thaw them before cooking.
How do I know when the artichokes are done cooking?
You can tell the artichokes are done when you can easily pull off a leaf from the outside of the artichoke, and it comes off with little resistance.
Can I add other seasonings to the artichokes?
Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with adding herbs like thyme, rosemary, or even a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
How should I store any leftover cooked artichokes?
Store any leftover cooked artichokes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. They can be enjoyed cold or reheated.
Can I double this recipe in the instant pot?
You can double the recipe if your instant pot is large enough to accommodate all the artichokes without exceeding the max fill line. Adjust the cooking time slightly if needed.

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