How to Cook an Artichoke in the Microwave

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Ceezie

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.

Top Review by Jennibear

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!

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.

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