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Elotes Stuffed Artichoke

Use your leftover Elotes in a creative way! Stuff an artichoke with them for a lunch for two or appetizer for four people.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Keyword: Appetizer, Instant Pot, Leftovers, Lunch
Calories: 295kcal
Cost: $


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Non-Stick or Cast Iron Skillet
  • Liquid Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 1 Artichoke
  • 3 tbsp Elotes leftovers from Elotes for a Crowd!
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp crema for topping (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cotija cheese for topping (optional)


  • Prepare Artichoke by cutting tips off of the leaves, slicing the top off of the artichoke and removing the small leaves around the base of the artichoke. Cut off stem. Rinse the artichokes (be sure to get in between the leaves). Drain excess water off. Now you're ready!
  • Pour 1 cup water into your Instant Pot. Add steamer basket to the bottom and place your artichoke in the basket.
  • Set your Instant Pot to eight minutes on high pressure. Natural release for another eight minutes. (Smaller artichokes will only take about five minutes. Larger Artichokes may take up to 18 minutes.)
  • While your artichoke is steaming, heat your leftover Elotes in a skillet over medium heat with the butter until butter is melted and elotes are heated through.
  • Use care when removing the artichoke, it will be hot! Place upside down on a paper towel to drain.
  • Assemble! Place Artichoke right side up and slightly separate the leaves. Gently spoon in the elotes into each leaf pocket. Drizzle with creama and cotija cheese. Enjoy!


For four people it is - 74 cals/person