Out of the Pantry: Cooking Class for Teens

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Event Details

Cook up a tasty dish with ingredients from the pantry. Teens only. Supplies available if needed. Please note: refer to the equipment and additional ingredients list to ensure you're prepared for the lesson. 


Ingredients included in the pickup kit (or you can get your own):

  • 1 Acorn squash (substitute potato if preferred)
  • 1 Large potato (we’re using Russet in the lesson, but any will work)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 box of Rice-a-Roni wild rice + seasoning pack (can substitute with 1 cup of wild rice and dried seasonings - 1/4 tsp each of garlic powder and dried parsley)
  • 1 can corn
  • 4 cups veggie stock/broth
  • Bouillon cubes $2-4 cups (equivalent of 4 cups) —if you’re vegetarian, you can substitute 4 cups of veggie stock)
  • 1 box cornbread mix 
  • About 2T-8T cornstarch

Ingredients you'll need at home: 

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil 
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 1/3c milk (optional)

Equipment you'll need at home: 

  • Large pot (also called stock pot or soup pot)
  • Lid (or foil and towel)
  • Cooking spoon or spatula
  • Ladle
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Spatula for mixing
  • Whisk or fork
  • Cutting board
  • Peeler 
  • Large knife
  • Bowl or tray for holding chopped ingredients
  • Can opener
  • Spoons 
  • Fork 
  • Timer
  • 8x8 baking tray* (we will include a disposable tray in the kit)


Register here and check your email for Zoom login and kit pickup instructions. (check your spam mail if you don't see it)   If you have issues logging in or have other questions about the program, contact Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net

If the registration is full, you can still get a link to a video. Please add your name to the waiting list and we will send you the info.

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Event Type(s): Online Event, STEAM, Hobbies/Crafts/Games
Age Group(s): Teen (13-19 Years)
Jane Gov

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