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Amazing One Pot Ninja Foodi Recipes You Will Love

Published by: Chef Matty Riedel • Updated: February 1, 2024

If you want a delicious but quick meal, here are some amazing one pot Ninja Foodi recipes that you’re sure to love. A One Pot Ninja Foodi Roast Dinner, a Ninja Foodi Pasta Primavera, a Ninja Foodi Beef Stew or a Ninja Foodie Lamb with Mint, there’s something for all palates and preferences.

A Ninja Foodi is such a versatile appliance that it is probably the only appliance you need in your kitchen. This multifunctional pressure cooker can do your slow cooking, air frying, crisping and a lot more.

It can save you plenty of time because it cooks your meals using superheated steam, which is around 70% faster compared to traditional cooking. And, since everything cooks in just one pot, the washing up is also quick and minimal.

Easy One Pot Ninja Foodi Recipes

The Ninja Foodi is as versatile as your oven or stovetop and you can easily make a wide variety of recipes using this wonderful appliance.

And, in this article, I have put together some of my favourite Ninja Foodi recipes that you can cook in a jiffy and wow your family and friends.

1. Ninja Foodi Beef Stew

Beef stew is a huge family favourite and my speciality is making it in my Ninja Foodi. Not only is it extremely easy and quick to make beef stew in the Ninja Foodi, but the beef is tender, soft and succulent and has loads of flavour.

You just need to add everything—the beef, veggies and sauce into the Ninja Foodi pot and cook them at the same time and you’ll be ready to serve the perfect, delicious dinner in no time at all.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 kg vegetables (potatoes, carrots, leeks, celery, etc.)
  • 800 g stewing beef (diced)
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp mix, dried herbs
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 800 ml to 1 litre boiling water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Cooking Instructions

  • Using the sear/sauté function, heat some oil in the Ninja Foodi pot.
  • Add the beef and then sear it until it is sealed and browned well on all sides.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients (except the green vegetables) and stir well.
  • Turn off the sear/sauté function and place the pressure cooker lid on.
  • Select the pressure cooker function and turn the valve to “seal” and pressure cook on high for around 30 minutes.
  • After the cooking time, allow the Ninja Foodi to release naturally for around 10 minutes and then “quick release” the steam.
  • Open the lid and add any green veggies such as peas, broccoli, spinach or any others that you want.
  • Set the Ninja Foodie to the sear/sauté function again.
  • Add some beef gravy granules or make a slurry with cornflour and add it to the liquid if it is too thin.
  • Cook for around 5 minutes or until the veggies are tender.
  • Add any other seasonings you want and serve hot.

Pro Tip:

Choose fattier beef cuts for pressure cooking. If you’re buying from the supermarket, look for beef labelled as stewing beef or braising beef. If you’re buying the beef from a butcher, then ask for beef for a stew or casserole.


2. One Pot Ninja Foodi Roast Dinner

If I’m in a hurry, then I usually resort to the One Pot Ninja Foodi Roast Dinner, which is the perfect wholesome meal with minimal cooking and washing up.

In this recipe, I have used chicken, but you can change the meat or the veggies as per your preference. My “go-to” recipe, the One Pot Ninja Foodi Roast Dinner, is not only quick to make but delicious too.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 46 minutes
  • Additional Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 61 minutes

Ingredients

  • A whole chicken (the cooking times in the recipe are for 1.5 kgs to 2.5 kgs of chicken)
  • Vegetables (as per your choice)
  • Potatoes
  • Frozen Yorkshire puddings
  • 400 ml chicken stock

Cooking Instructions

  • Place the chicken in the pot of the Ninja Foodi on the rack placed in a low position.
  • Pour the chicken stock over the chicken in the pot (use hot water if you don’t have chicken stock).
  • Put on the pressure lid and set the valve in the “seal” position.
  • Turn on the Ninja Foodi by clicking the standby button, click on the “pressure” button and set it on high and cook for 22 minutes. 
  • Once the timer goes off, wait for around 5 minutes and turn the seal to “vent.”
  • Take out the chicken and place it on a plate.
  • Put the potatoes and other veggies into the pot.
  • Place the pressure lid and set the valve in the “seal” position and pressure cook for a minute and “quick release” the steam.
  • Place the veggies in a colander and cover them with tin foil.
  • Empty the stock in a saucepan (you can use this to make gravy)
  • Place the chicken in the crisper basket and then into the pot or onto the rack in the low position if it does not fit in the pot.
  • Place the potatoes around the edges and brush oil over the chicken and potatoes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Close the crisping lid and set it to 200°C and crisp for 18 minutes.
  • Every 5-7 minutes, check to see how the chicken and potatoes are doing and turn the potatoes once in between.
  • Remove the chicken but let the potatoes remain in the crisper basket.
  • Add the frozen Yorkshire puddings to the potatoes, set the temperature to 200°C, shut the lid and crisp for 4 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes and Yorkshire puddings and place the veggies into the crisper basket into the Ninja Foodi pot. Set the temperature to 200°C, shut the lid and crisp for 2 minutes.
  • Plate up the chicken, Yorkshire puddings and potatoes.
  • Add the veggies and pour some gravy over it all and serve.

Pro Tip:

In this recipe, I have given you the cooking times for chicken, but if you want to use any other meat, then you may have to adjust the time accordingly.

But irrespective of how many different types of vegetables you use (whether one or many), the cooking time will remain the same.


3. One Pot Ninja Foodi Pasta Primavera

A perfect springtime or anytime meal, this delicious vegetarian Pasta Primavera is very easy to cook in the Ninja Foodi.

Loaded with colourful veggies including bell peppers, tomatoes, peas and parmesan, all you need to do is chop, throw in and cook and you’ll have your One Pot Pasta Primavera Ninja Foodi dish ready in a jiffy.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ tablespoon vegetable base
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1 cup peppers
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 bulb roasted garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons of salted butter (optional)
  • Red pepper flakes or freshly cracked pepper

Cooking Instructions

  • Pour 2 cups of water into the pot of the Ninja Foodi and add the vegetable base.
  • Chop the onions and peppers into 1-inch chunks and the beans and cherry tomatoes in half.
  • To prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the Ninja Foodi pot, layer the onion chunks first at the bottom.
  • Break the linguine pasta into half and place them in a criss-cross fashion in the pot.
  • Add the roasted garlic, chopped veggies and salt (except for the peas and spinach). These must be added once the pressure cooking has been done.
  • Put on the pressure lid and turn the vent to “seal.”
  • Set the Ninja Foodi on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Once done, let it naturally release for around 2 minutes. After this, release the remaining pressure manually.
  • Add the fresh peas and spinach and stir the pasta so that they mix in with the pasta and other veggies.
  • Shut the crisper lid of the Ninja Foodi and allow it to sit for around 5 minutes and let the spinach wilt a little.
  • Take a bowl and place the salted butter at the bottom and the pasta on the top.
  • Grate parmesan cheese on the pasta and sprinkle red pepper flakes or cracked black pepper.
  • Serve hot.

Pro Tip:

If you want to double the recipe, simply double the ingredients and also the liquid. Also, it is better to undercook the pasta, which you can sear/sauté to finish to soften the pasta if required.


4. Ninja Foodie Lamb With Mint

If I don’t want to spend the entire Sunday slaving over the hot stovetop doing a lamb roast, this easy and mouth-watering Ninja Foodie Lamb with Mint is my favourite recipe.

  • Prep Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ leg of lamb (1.2 kgs approx.)
  • 20 ml vegetable oil or rapeseed oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 25 g fresh mint (chopped finely)
  • 25 g gravy thickening granules
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  • Place the lamb on a board and make slits in the meat with the tip of a sharp knife.
  • Place a sliver of sliced garlic in each slit.
  • Season the lamb with salt and pepper.
  • Pour 200 ml of water into the Ninja Foodi pot.
  • Place the lamb into the crisper basket and place the basket into the Ninja Foodi pot.
  • Place the pressure lid and set the pressure release valve to the “seal” position. Set the pressure to high and the timer to 32 minutes and select “start.”
  • Once the pressure cooking has finished, let the pressure release naturally for around 2 minutes, after which “quick release” the rest of the pressure by moving the pressure release valve to the “vent” position. When all the pressure has been released, remove the lid.
  • Brush the lamb with vegetable or rapeseed oil.
  • Close the crisping lid and select the “air crisp” option, set the temperature at 200°C and the time to 8 minutes. Select “start” to begin crisping. When the cooking has been completed, remove the crisper basket from the pot and allow it to rest on a plate. Cover the basket loosely using aluminium foil.
  • For the sauce, add the gravy granules to the Ninja Foodi pot containing the cooking liquid and stir so that the granules mix in properly. Add more stock, water or some wine if needed. Place the pressure lid on the Ninja Foodi and set the pressure release valve to the “seal” position. Select the “pressure” option and set it to “low” and the time to 3 minutes. Press “start” to begin.
  • After the pressure cooking is complete, move the pressure release valve to the “vent” position and quickly release the pressure. Once the pressure has been released, remove the lid.
  • Give the sauce a good stir and adjust the consistency of the sauce as per your preference by adding a little stock, water or wine if it is too thick. Using a sieve, pass the sauce through it into a sauce boat or a saucepan and add the finely chopped mint to the sauce.
  • Carve the rested lamb and place it on a warm serving plate. Coat the lamb with the sauce and serve with freshly steamed veggies and potatoes.

One Pot Ninja Foodi Recipes: Wrapping Up

My Ninja Foodi is probably the only appliance on my kitchen counter that I use day in and day out.

What I love the most about my Ninja Foodi is that I can stop slaving in the kitchen endlessly and make a hearty, nutritious and delicious one pot meal for my entire family very quickly.

And, if you love cooking great meals for your family but hate cleaning and washing up, then you’re sure to love the Ninja Foodi.

There’s so much you can do with a Ninja Foodi, and I hope that with the one pot recipes I have shared in my post, you’re able to whip up quick and delicious meals for your family and friends too in your Ninja Foodi.

Chef and Restaurant Owner Matty Riedel
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