How to Cook an Artichoke in the Microwave

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love artichokes but hate cooking them on the stove, as they take so long and it seems so messy. This is a faster and cleaner way to do it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 artichoke
  • 3 tablespoons water or 3 tablespoons broth
  • seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic powder)


  1. Trim and wash the artichoke as usual. Place in a covered microwave safe container with a steam vent. Add water or broth and sprinkle with seasoning if desired. A light dusting of salt, pepper and garlic powder between the layers work well.
  2. Microwave the artichoke on high for 8-10 mins rotating every 2 minutes.
Most Helpful

This method works great! We always used a pressure cooker, but this works just as well and tastes the same. I put mine in a bowl with some water and cover with plastic wrap. Yay! An easier way to make artichokes!

Jennibear April 07, 2010

This worked great and was so much easier and faster!

Likkel July 28, 2011