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Instant Pot 30-Day Jumpstart Course

Learn the essential buttons and pressure-cooking skills you need to build your confidence, save time, and make dinner easier.

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Our 30-Day Instant Pot Jumpstart is a unique cooking program that uses a proven step-by-step process to help you get comfortable using your Instant Pot to make quick, easy, and delicious meals—night after night.

Dinner just got easier!

BEFORE WE TALK DETAILS, LET’S TALK ABOUT WHO THIS COURSE IS REALLY DESIGNED FOR:

This course is designed for beginning-beginners. We would love to work with you if:
You haven’t taken your Instant Pot out of the box yet.
You have an Instant Pot, but you’re feeling overwhelmed or intimidated by it
It seems complicated
Recipes use unfamiliar terms, you don’t know where to start or what to make, or you’re afraid to ruin your food.
You wish someone could just wave a magic wand and make that Instant Pot live up to its name!

If any of these sound familiar, you’re in the right place!

In this 30-day Instant Pot cooking course, we’re going to give you the technical information and unparalleled support you need to learn the cooking skills that will make the Instant Pot part of your regular dinner routine.

BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL…

Develop a working knowledge of the parts, buttons, and cooking processes needed to use your Instant Pot.
Know the minimum liquid amounts and the correct order to add ingredients to help you avoid the dreaded burn notice.
Master the sauté feature to make flavorful soups, gravies, and meat dishes.
Become comfortable using pot-in-pot cooking techniques, steamer baskets, and other accessories.
Learn best practices for finishing a meal using an air fryer lid, oven, skillet, or grill after pressure cooking.
Add a dozen reliably delicious meals to your recipe book that you can cook with confidence.
Have the knowledge and comfort level to use your Instant Pot in your everyday meal planning.

Praise for our teaching style

"Pressure Cooking Today is one of the pioneers in electric pressure cooking.

They were the first site I went to when I started out with my Instant Pot, and I have come to rely on them for easy-to-follow and delicious recipes.

And now, they are the first site I recommend in my group, Instant Pot 101 for Beginners."
~Amy DeLong Main
Instant Pot 101 for Beginners

“Barbara’s book is one of the most comprehensive cookbooks on electric pressure cooking.

It was a joy for me to try her recipes in the Instant Pot as I am sure it will be for you as well.”
~Robert  J. Wang
Founder and CEO - Instant Pot Company

"Barbara is my go-to source for pressure cooking advice. Here, she answers every question of what and how to prepare truly set-it-and-forget-it meals that taste like they've cooked for hours but are actually ready in minutes.

Simply put, these are the family-favorite, crave-worthy recipes I want to eat every single day."
~Heidi Larsen
Foodie Crush

INSTANT POT 30-DAY JUMPSTART COURSE

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THE COURSE

WEEK 1: THE THREE EASIEST INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR BEGINNERS

This module is all about getting you comfortable with your Instant Pot—learning the parts and buttons, conquering those pressure release fears, and learn some simple recipes to get cooking starting right away!
A detailed explanation of your Instant Pot parts and how to clean them
A visual guide to Instant Pot buttons, customized to several of the most popular models.
A comprehensive overview of the different types of pressure releases to help you feel comfortable and confident when you release the pressure.
A step-by-step walkthrough of the cooking process. We’ll start to familiarize you with pressure cooking terms and even highlight things that are generally left unspoken in recipes.

WEEK 2: SIMPLE DUMP-AND-GO MEALS

Building on the skills you learned in the previous module, Module 2 helps you make quick, basic meals where you can place everything in the cooking pot, press a couple of buttons, and come back to a delicious dinner.
Understanding the minimum liquid requirements in recipes (hint: you don’t always have to use 1 cup of water with your recipes).
When and in what order to add your ingredients to avoid the burn notice.
A step-by-step walkthrough of the cooking process. We’ll start to familiarize you with pressure cooking terms and even highlight things that are generally left unspoken in recipes.

WEEK 3: MASTER THE SAUTE FUNCTION

In this module, you will learn how to use the Sauté function to add flavor to your foods. Plus, more secrets to avoiding the burn notice!
Everything you need to know about the Sauté button, including how and when to adjust the heat to more or less.
The basics of sautéing vegetables and browning meats.
More tricks on how to avoid the burn notice.
Different ways to thicken your soups, sauces, and gravies, and when to add different thickeners.

WEEK 4: POT-IN-POT COOKING AND FINISHING METHODS

Now we put all of your skills together and turn you into a multi-tasker as you learn how to prepare a main dish and a side at the same time.

You’ll also get the lowdown on how to combine pressure cooking with other cooking methods to pair the speed of the Instant Pot with the melty, crunchy, or caramelized finish you’re used to with other methods.

(Don’t worry, after your hard work in the previous weeks, you'll find this easier than it sounds!)
The basics of pot-in-pot cooking and how to do it properly.
The ins and outs of choosing an accessory (think steamer basket or cake pan) and other methods of pot-in-pot cooking.
A step-by-step walkthrough of the cooking process. We’ll start to familiarize you with pressure cooking terms and even highlight things that are generally left unspoken in recipes.

FINAL DAYS: WRAP-UP PLANNING AHEAD

We DON'T want this to be the kind of course where you do the work and never touch your Instant Pot afterwards!

In our final days together, we'll give you everything you need to build your Instant Pot into your cooking routine. It’s time to make a plan and put those new skills and recipes to work!
Convenient reference materials that group recipes by the time required or by major ingredients.
A comprehensive overview of the different types of pressure releases to help you feel comfortable and confident when you release the pressure.

INSTANT POT 30-DAY JUMPSTART COURSE

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Enroll during this special, limited timeframe and get:

30-DAY INSTANT POT JUMPSTART COURSE

(a $497 Value)

4 Cooking Modules that show you everything you need to know to make fast, healthy, and delicious dinners.
A step-by-step cooking plan that eases you into pressure cooking. Start simple and build on your masterpieces!
An extensive resources area for customized guidance on your particular Instant Pot model, size, and cooking needs.
Access to helpful videos, printables, and recipes that you’ll be able to access even after the course is over, along with automatic content updates.
Delicious, reliable dinner recipes that have been tested by tens of thousands of cooks.
Weekly shopping lists that are compiled for you and divided into convenient sections.
Each module includes a grocery list and 3 dinner recipes that you can cook according to YOUR schedule.

When you enroll, you will be given access to one module each week. (This helps keep the group working on the same meals and avoids overwhelming you with more complicated recipes at the beginning.)

4 WEEKS OF LIVE COOKING DEMOS, Q&AS WITH BARBARA AND JENN, AND ACCESS TO OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY

(a $295 Value)

4 weeks of live cooking demos. Each week, we’ll cook one of the week’s three recipes in a live broadcast. You can cook with us, and we’ll answer your questions along the way.
A positive and supportive community that offers a safe space to connect with others who “get” where you’re coming from. You can celebrate your wins, share your experiences, and ask questions to get the answers you need.
Weekly Q&As with us about your Instant Pot, the recipes, cooking terms, or anything else you need help with!
Delicious, reliable dinner recipes that have been tested by tens of thousands of cooks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Instant Pot 30-Day Jumpstart course made for?

This course is designed for beginning-beginners or novice users, but really, anyone with an Instant Pot could benefit from this course.

Do you have an Instant Pot but you

  • feel uncomfortable using it
  • lack confidence
  • had a bad experience and haven't tried since
  • are scared of the pressure release
  • haven’t taken the time to learn how to use it
  • feel OVERWHELMED at the thought of using it?

Then this course will be a great fit for you!  

On the other hand, if you're already comfortable with pressure releases, pot-in-pot cooking, and making most meals in your Instant Pot, you would be better served in another course.

I don’t have an Instant Pot brand pressure cooker. Can I still take the course?

Absolutely! Our recipes are written to work in every brand and model of electric pressure cooker.

The buttons guidelines use Instant Pot terminology, and we won't be able to have a diagram featuring every other brand of pressure cooker, but everything else in the course is easily transferrable to your brand.

I have an 8-quart, 10-quart, or 3-quart Instant Pot. Will your course work for me?

Yes! While the recipes in this course are designed for a 6-quart model, all of the recipes included will work in any size pot.

In addition, we'll have information on Day 1 to teach you how to adapt recipes to your size of Instant Pot.

Are you going to talk about...
  • What button to use? Yes, starting Day 1! However, none of our recipes will use the preset buttons. (We have a good reason for that, I promise!)
  • Air-fryer lids? Yes, we'll cover air fryer lids in week 4 when we talk about finishing methods.
  • The burn notice? Definitely! Not only will we have a general explainer, we'll focus on specifics in each week.
  • Cooking for one or two? Generally our recipes will feed 4 to 6 people; however, we discuss ways to half recipes and to freeze for reheating.
  • Slow cook or Yogurt settings? We'll mention it, but it's outside our scope for the course since we're focused on quick dinners.
How long will I have access to the course/Facebook group?

As long as we have the course. Plus everything will be completely downloadable so you can have it forever.

STILL THINKING ABOUT IT?

You should give the 30-Day Instant Pot Jumpstart a try if…
You’re tired of the guilt you feel seeing your Instant Pot unused on the counter (or still in the box!)
You want to feel confident about cooking everyday meals for your family.
You spend lots of time searching for good recipes, but you never seem to use them.
You see and hear other people loving their Instant Pot, and you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed, intimidated, or scared.
You want to get the results other people are getting.
You want to make more home-cooked meals but you’re always running short on time.

What's Holding You Back?

I already spent money on the Instant Pot, why would I spend more on this course?
We get it, you’ve already invested in the Instant Pot—just for it to sit unused in a box or a cupboard.

So you’re wasting the money you already spent!

The Instant Pot truly is an incredible time-saving kitchen tool that makes incredible meals once you learn how to use it.
“I don’t have time to use my Instant Pot, how will I find time to take the course?”
Look at it this way — you’ll always be stuck in that situation if you never learn how to use your Instant Pot. But this course is designed to be flexible and work with your busy lifestyle (much like the pot itself). if you can make the time to add in 15 to 30-minute chunks throughout the week to view the lessons then you’ve got the time.

We’ll take meal planning and grocery lists off your hands for the duration of the course as we provide them to you for the entire four weeks. When you put what you learn into practice and reinforce the skills you’ve learned, you’ll start cutting down your meal prep time before the course is even over! Especially since the whole point of the Instant Pot is to cook faster than traditional methods!

Invest the time into the course and you’ll be saving precious hours sooner than you think.
“I’m not a good cook. Are you sure I can do this?”
Jenn here: Look, if I can become a good cook, truly ANYONE can do it. 

Growing up, Barbara bought me a clip-on timer because I’d wander out of the kitchen and burn my cookies or boil the noodles dry. True story!

With the Instant Pot, if I get distracted, my meal isn’t ruined and I don’t set off the fire alarms.

Plus, you’ll follow tested, reliable recipes and gain access to pressure cooking veterans to ask questions if any issues do arise. After this four-week course, you’ll be well on your way to being an amazing cook!

You will LOVE the Instant Pot 30-Day Jumpstart!

Gain control over dinner and put more time back into your life.  

Should you choose to trust us in your cooking journey, we guarantee that you'll learn the skills to completely change your dinner routine for the better. 

When it opens up again, we truly look forward to meeting you personally inside the Instant Pot 30-Day Jumpstart program! 

All our best,
Barbara & Jennifer

INSTANT POT 30-DAY JUMPSTART COURSE

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