A Ninja Foodi is a cross between a pressure cooker and a fryer if you aren’t familiar. Giving you food that is juicy on the inside while also making it crisp on the outside! The options open to you when planning your menu are almost infinite! However, today we have assembled a list of our favorite 31 Ninja Foodi recipes. Have a look through and see what you like.
Easy Ninja Foodi Recipes
Let’s start simple, shall we? We know that cooking rice, even plain white rice, can be harder than it seems. A Ninja Foodi makes it pretty easy. The key to this recipe is to make sure that you have rinsed your rice and add a little salt. No peeking! Don’t let that steam escape, and whatever you do, don’t stir it!
2. Ninja Foodi Fried Pickles
Are you looking for an easy appetizer or just some delicious finger food to accompany other elements at a buffet? Either way, this recipe is ideal. There’s no messing around with pans of hot oil, and you are pretty much guaranteed a perfect result every time. These breaded jalapeno pickles are delicious when served with a sour cream dip. Don’t burn your mouth!
3. Ninja Foodi Risotto
Let’s be honest, risotto isn’t the easiest dish to get right. Add stock, stir, add stock stir… It seems to take forever! Well, now you can make this creamy and filling dish in a matter of minutes and let your Ninja Foodi do all the hard work. This is a simple dish combining the flavors of garlic and pungent Italian cheese.
4. Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes can take a while, and you’ve got to get your timings right, or you’ll end up with burnt skin and raw potato inside. A Ninja foody ensures that you get a soft and buttery center, surrounded by a golden brown crispy skin, each and every time. It’s entirely up to you which filling you choose for your potato. We are a massive fan of cream cheese, chives, and bacon.
5. Ninja Foodi Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are one of those simple dishes that can be accessorized in so many different ways. Add a handful of shredded cheese, chopped green onions, or just let that creamy potato shine through topped with a simple knob of melting butter. If you decant it into ramekins and give it a blast under the broiler, you’ll get a lovely crunchy golden top too!
6. Ninja Foodi Corn on the Cob
As the Mexican call it… Elote. Using a Ninja Foodi, you can get each kernel perfectly sweet and juicy. From there, you are free to top with a variety of different tastes and flavors. Our favorite is to brush our corn with butter and then give it a sprinkle of chili powder and paprika. A hint of garlic doesn’t go amiss either.
7. Ninja Foodi Artichoke Dip
Artichoke dip is a great way to get the kids to eat a little more veg. This cheesy dish is creamy, golden, and supremely delicious. You can serve it with a variety of different dishes. We sometimes like to use it as a side for nachos, but it works with grilled meats and ‘bigger’ dinner just as well.
8. Ninja Foodi Black Beans
Ok, real talk.
This dish isn’t the most interesting on our list, but it is still pretty good. Black beans are an essential sauce of protein and fiber. You might not want to eat a full plate in one sitting, but this makes for a really eye-catching side dish. Because it is mild in flavor, you don’t need to worry about it stealing the show either.
9. Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin puree is a great dish to make ahead. We still have a freezer full of the stuff from last year. It is one of our most versatile ingredients. We use I tin everything from pies to oatmeal and coffees to smoothies! It is sweet and adds a really nice vibrant orange color to most dishes. Serve it alongside some grilled pork for a dish to die for.
10. Ninja Foodi Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
This dish is a great vegetarian alternative to buffalo wings. That said, we sometimes make a huge plate as a regular dinner. The Ninja Foodi will ensure that your cauliflower is soft and succulent on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. Serve with a blue cheese dip for a taste sensation.
11. Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries are so easy to get wrong. Take them out too early, and you’ll end up with soggy sweet mush, leave them too long, and the ends go black, crisp, and bitter. A ninja foodi recipe is the answer! You’ll get fries that are lightly caramelized on the outside and soft and sweet in the center.
12. Ninja Foodi Spaghetti Sauce
Why would you buy something in a jar when you can just as easily make something far better tasting at home. Spaghetti sauce isn’t a challenging dish… Well, it has just got even easier!
13. Ninja Foodi Taco Pie
This is a cross between a few dishes. You’ve got all of the traditional flavors of a delicious Mexican crossed with all of the convenience of a pie! No more fights over who gets the last taco as everyone gets an equal share. The best bit is that this is very much an assemble and leave kind of deal.
14. Rice Pudding
We actually love a simple dessert. Rice pudding is full of tasty elements. As the rice cooks, it releases its starch to give you a super thick and filling dessert. Throw in some heavy cream and cinnamon, and you’ve got an amazing dessert that can be accessorized with so many different ingredients (ssshhhh, we add a thick spoonful of Nutella)
15. Ninja Foodi Blueberry Crisp
This dish is part stewed fruit, part crumble… It is also amazing when served with a huge dollop of sweetened heavy cream. As blueberries cook, they turn a little sweet and gooey. In this case, they are also topped with a delicious streusel layer that is full of crunch and texture.
Isn’t popcorn bad for you? Not if you use a Ninja Foodi! You can cut down on the oil and butter and still get a perfect result. Add your flavoring at the end. We normally like to drizzle our popcorn in a loose caramel before letting it cool and set slightly. This one is absolutely perfect for movie nights at home!
17. Ninja Foodi Strawberry Jam
This is a handy recipe to make if you’ve got fruit that is about to go past its best. Once you’ve made your jam, it will keep for months! Be sure to decant it into a sterile jar to avoid any bugs. All the goodness of summer, at any time of the year? Where do we sign?
18. Ninja Foodi Pumpkin Pie
We love when it gets to fall. Our mouth is watering (yes, right now) at the thought of mouthfuls of soft and moist pumpkin pie, laden with autumnal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Serve this cold alongside a coffee or if you can wait, cut yourself a thick wedge and eat with a large blob of vanilla ice cream. Go on, you deserve it!
19. Apple Fritters
There isn’t a time when we don’t consider it acceptable to eat these. You’ll find these crisp and soft apple treats on the breakfast table, in our lunchbox, and served right after dinner. They freeze really well too. Make sure not to forget the sugar and cinnamon glaze. These won’t last the week!
20. Garlic Aioli with Broccoli
Florets of broccoli, crisp on the outside and soft on the center? Sounds ideal to us! This is definitely one for the garlic lovers out there, and you’ll be able to whip this up in next to no time. Vampires need not apply!
If you are having a steak, it can sometimes be a delicate balancing act to get your timings right. You want the fries recipe to be ready at exactly the time the fries are cooked. Challenging to say the least. Well, here’s the answer. Throw them in the Ninja and forget about it. Think about what you could be doing instead of messing with fries? Maybe pour yourself a nice glass of red to go with your steak!
22. Ninja Foodi Blueberry Cake
The second blueberry dish on our list! Yes, we love them that much! The key to this recipe is to use buttermilk along with baking powder to ensure a great rise. This is another all-day favorite… But there is nothing nicer than waking up to a thick supersized blueberry muffin in the morning!
Say what? Mos – Tash – ee- oh-lee. If you’ve never tried it before, it is pretty similar to lasagne but doesn’t rely on flat sheets of pasta and is much easier to make and assemble. You’ll find filling tubes of pasta, juicy ground beef, and strings of oozy cheese running through this dish. It is super tasty!
24. Ninja Foodi Cowboy Dip
This is a queso dip on steroids and is one of our favorites. It is great for nachos and also alongside buffalo wings. It is full of good things like chunks of sausage, black beans, and of course, chili for that cowboy kick!
25. Cinnamon Oatmeal
Is there a better food pairing than apples and cinnamon? When it comes to oatmeal, probably not! Oats are full of carbs that will keep you feeling fuller for longer. If you’ve got a big day ahead, this is the ideal breakfast. We love to add a handful of juicy sultanas. They swell as the oatmeal cooks and add sweetness without sugar.
26. Ninja Foodi Green Beans
Badly cooked beans have put many kids of vegetables for life. Nobody wants a floppy, mushy bean. Our Ninja foodi recipe will ensure a perfect result every time. And by ‘perfect’, we mean crisp and buttery beans that will have everyone fighting over the last spoonful.
27. Ninja Foodi Pasta Salad
Pasta salad is fabulous as the main meal, served immediately, but we like to make it ahead and allow it to cool in the fridge overnight. We don’t know why but it just tastes better. This is a good lunchbox filler and also makes the ideal side for a summer BBQ.
28. Mexican Rice
Quick, easy, and full of flavor. Mexican rice is wonderful when you are having a Latin night. This Mexican recipe has tomatoes, jalapenos, and crunchy red bell peppers. We keep a little aside to take with us to work the next day. Use the leftovers to make tacos the next night.
29. Mac and Cheese
Ah, the old favorites are the best. What could be better than tubes of elbow macaroni filled with layers of melting and savory cheese? We add a little flair to this dish by topping it with breadcrumbs and shredded cheese before finishing it in the oven. Creamy cheese and a crispy top? Yes, please!
30. Fried Green Tomatoes
This is a little similar to fried pickles, except it lacks the heat! Make sure to choose some good quality organic tomatoes for that sweetness. This will take you all of 10 minutes to make. We occasionally like to use these to add texture to our home made burgers.
31. Ninja Foodi Fried Chicken
It would be a waste not to include fried chicken on our list. A Ninja Foodi is perfect for ensuring juicy chicken and a crisp and tasty coating. We find that bashing the chicken flat with a rolling pin is the best way to ensure even cooking. Serve alongside fries or on a soft floury bun.
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Phew, well our list of 31 Ninja Foodi recipes should keep you going for a while. It’s such a versatile tool in the kitchen. It makes life easy, with perfect results. What’s your go-to piece of kitchen equipment? Any ideas for recipes? Let us know in the comments.