Instant Pot Classes



Hi and welcome to my Instant Pot Cooking Classes Information Page! Here you can find where & when  (& how) I'm teaching Instant Pot cooking classes both in person and online. I offer a variety of Instant Pot classes from my Basics series: teaching you how to start off with the water test to showing how to bake a New York Style Cheesecake or more specialty classes such as making Hearty Main Dish Salads, Breakfast Meal Prep, and more. Please check out the class descriptions and find the class most accessible for you!


Online Classes (taught via Zoom, offered thru community ed)

  • Intro to the Instant Pot 7/7/20 6:30-8:30pm CDT Check your local district or contact me!
  • Instant Pot Summer Side Salads 7/15/20 6:30-8:30pm Check your local district or contact me!
  • Instant Pot Breakfast Meal Prep 8/10/20 6:30-8:30pm CDT Check your local district or contact me!
  • Instant Pot Salads 8/19/20 6-8pm EDT Call 937-298-0775 or email the OCC to register!
  • Intro to the Instant Pot 9/13/20 3-4:30pm CDT Check your local district or contact me!
  • Cook Along With Me Noodle Soups 10/4/20 4-5:30pm CDT Check your district or contact me!
  • Intro to the Instant Pot 10/15/20 6:30-8pm CDT Check your local district or contact me!
  • Cook Along with Me Noodle Soups 10/21/20 6-7:30pm CDT Check your district or contact me!
  • Instant Pot Holiday Hacks 11/4/20 6:30-8pm CT Check your local district or contact me!
  • Instant Pot Holiday Hacks 11/8/20 2-3:30pm CT Check your local district or contact me!
  • Cooking From Frozen 11/18/20 6:30-8pm CT Check your local district or contact me!

In Person Classes (Subject to Change)

Class Descriptions

Breakfast Meal Prep: Set yourself up for a successful start to the day by preparing healthy breakfasts ahead of time. In this class we’ll use an Instant Pot electric multicooker to make (and sample!) Meat and Potato Lover’s Breakfast Bowls, Steel Cut Oats Five Ways and—for an easy on-the-go protein snack—two flavors of Egg Bites: Spinach Parm and Hearty Sausage. Additional make ahead breakfast recipes included in the handout.

Cook Along With Me Noodle Soups: Discover how easy it is to make soups in the Instant Pot and have a pot of hot soup ready to eat at the end of class! In this online class Kirsten will walk you thru making Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup while you follow along in your kitchen. She will also demonstrate Chicken Wonton Soup and a vegan Minestrone soup while our meals are cooking. Participants will receive an extensive recipe handout and ingredient list along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session, and participants will receive a link to the recording afterwards.



Instant Pot Basics #1 Intro to the Instant Pot: You’ve heard about this new kitchen appliance. Maybe you got one as a gift but haven’t yet opened the box. Now is the time! In this introductory class my goal is to get you comfortable with your electronic pressure cooker. We'll be making and eating appetizers like deviled eggs from Easy Peel Hard Cooked Eggs, Fast Rosemary ‘Roasted’ Potatoes, and Cocktail Meatballs. We’ll talk about the pressure cooker terminology and share ideas for how you can best utilize your Instant Pot in your household meal planning.

Instant Pot Basics #2 Cooking from Frozen: Forgot to thaw the package of meat and it’s dinnertime already? No worries—the electric pressure cooker can help. In this class we’ll discuss cooking frozen meats under pressure while we make—and eat—Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup. Handout includes tips for how to prepare larger cuts so that they are ready to go direct from freezer to Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Basics #3 All in One Pot Cooking: Use the electric pressure cooker to prepare your entree and a side vegetable at the same time, freeing you up to enjoy a more hands off kitchen experience. In this class we’ll discuss several methods of all in one cooking while making and eating Turkey and Wild Rice Meatloaf with Sweet Potatoes.

Instant Pot Basics #4 Pot in Pot Cooking aka Egg bites, Cheesecake, and more!: You’ve got an Instant Pot. You may have some staple recipes you make time and again, but are you PiP curious? In this class we’ll delve into Pot-in-Pot cooking in the electronic pressure cooker. From Sous Vide Sausage & Egg Bites, to Individual Steel Cut Oatmeal, to my personal favorite—Instant Pot New York Style Cheesecake—we’ll make and eat our way to being comfortable using this terrific kitchen tool. 

Instant Pot Holiday Hacks: Save time and precious stove space by enlisting your Instant Pot in your Thanksgiving preparations! In this online class Kirsten will demonstrate how to prepare Make Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole, a simple cranberry sauce, fast Turkey Broth, and the perfect last minute side dish—Garlicky Green beans. Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session, and participants will receive a link to the recording afterwards.

Main Dish Salads: Are you ready to add some new recipes to your Instant Pot regular rotation? Let’s keep the kitchen cool while eating well this summer by using the electric pressure cooker to quickly cook proteins and grains for hearty main dish salads. Join Kirsten in her kitchen via your computer or phone as she demonstrates Instant Pot Chicken Caprese Salad, Southwest Shrimp and Corn Salad, and Wild Rice Greek Salad. Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session, and participants will receive a link to the recording afterwards.

Summer Side Salads from the Instant Pot:  Looking for variety in your summer meal planning? Join Kirsten in her kitchen via your computer or phone while she demonstrates a variety of light and fresh summer side salads including Colorful Quinoa Salad, French Green Lentil Salad, and Italian Cauliflower Salad. Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session, and participants will receive a link to the recording afterwards.