June 3, 2016

How to Cook Artichokes in a Pressure Cooker + Giveaway


Last month I received my first pressure cooker and it has been a revelation. I am able to cook everything I want, except now in half the time. No joke! I plan to share more and more about it as I continue my experiments, but today I want to share my favorite thing to cook in it: artichokes. As you know, I have a longstanding love for artichokes. This comes from my mother who cooked them nightly when they were in season. I try to do the same, the problem is time. They take so long to cook! But not anymore…

Cooking artichokes as been one of my biggest revelations with the slow-cooker. I trim them up, pop them in, and they are cooked perfectly in less than 20 minutes. It takes at least twice that long on the stove-top. When I lift they lid they are perfectly steamed and go straight the table with little bowls of lemon butter for dipping, and a bowl for discarded leaves. It is as simple as that.

Pressure Cooker Artichoke | The Naptime Chef

This summer I plan to continue my pressure cooker experiments by making things like roast chicken, braised pork, and baked potatoes. I also heard that I can use it to make dulce de leche with a can of sweetened condensed milk (!)

Pressure Cooker Giveaway

If you want join the fun with my pressure cooking antics come and enter to win a pressure cooker of your very own!

How to Cook Artichokes in a Pressure Cooker
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  • 2 large artichokes
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Rinse the artichokes thoroughly. Cut off the stem at the base and use a sharp knife to cut off the top 2 inches of the artichokes. Snip off the pointy tops of the leaves and discard.
  2. Place the artichokes in the pressure cooker and add enough water so that the artichokes are halfway submerged. Add the salt into the water.
  3. Secure the lid on the pressure cooker and bring the full pressure on the highest heat setting. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes. Release the pressure according to machine directions and remove the artichokes with tongs. Allow them to drain slightly on a plate lined with a paper towel. Then serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Here is how to win at Power Pressure Cooker XL™:

  1. Leave a comment sharing something you’d love to make more quickly in the pressure cooker.
  2. Contest runs from June 3rd through June 16th. Winner will be announced in the June 17th newsletter. Good luck!

(Disclosure: This pressure cooker was sent to me for review. This is not a compensated post. The opinions are entirely my own.)