how long to steam artichokes in instant pot

how long to steam artichokes in instant pot

How to Steam Artichokes in an Instant Pot?

Steaming artichokes in an Instant Pot is a great way to quickly cook an otherwise time consuming side dish. Not only does it save you time in the kitchen, but it also helps to preserve the artichoke’s nutrients and flavor.

What You’ll Need

  • 1-2 Artichokes
  • Water for steaming
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter (Optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the artichokes by cutting off the stem and the tips of the leaves. Rub the artichoke all over with lemon juice to preserve their color.
  2. Add one cup of water to the Instant Pot and insert the steamer rack.
  3. Place the artichokes on the rack, making sure they’re evenly spaced.

Cooking Time

The cooking time for artichokes in an Instant Pot can vary, so make sure to use a good food thermometer to check their doneness. For medium-sized artichokes, it generally takes around 9-12 minutes on high pressure. If they are done, the outside leaves will easily pull away from the head and the core of the artichoke should be tender.


Once your artichokes are done, remove them from the Instant Pot and serve with melted butter, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!