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3 cooked artichokes in the instant pot

Instant Pot Artichokes

This is a failproof way of cooking this vegetable – a great snack, appetizer, and main for pasta salads and soups.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Western
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 60kcal


  • 3 artichokes
  • 1 cup (237ml) water


  • Prepare, trim and wash the artichokes.
  • Add water into the Instant Pot insert and then set the steamer rack on the bottom.
  • Place artichokes on the steamer, put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to the sealing position. Set to high pressure and select pressure cook / manual pressure for 14 minutes.
  • When done, perform a complete quick pressure release, open the lid, remove artichokes, and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving with the dipping sauce of your choice.


  • Do make sure to do a quick pressure release, otherwise the artichokes will overcook and turn to mush.
  • Try and cook artichokes of the same size together so that they cook at the same rate.
  • The artichoke is done when you can easily remove a petal without much pull. Test at the 25-minute mark and then test every few minutes until done.
  • Do not eat the choke portion!
  • Squeezing lemon juice of the prepared artichokes will slow down oxidization (aka stop them from changing color and looking unappealing).
  • Without any dipping sauce, there are 0 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving.


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg