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Ninja Foodi Recipes

In my review of the Ninja Foodi, I discussed how incredibly versatile this wonderful appliance was! I’ve made so many Ninja Foodi recipes now that I realised I needed to create a place to collate them all – so this guide was born!

Ninja Foodi Recipes

I’m gradually adding more recipes, both making them and writing them up – so stay tuned as this guide grows longer with more recipes you can make in your Ninja Foodi!

Are you wondering what can be cooked in the Ninja Foodi?

I’ve had mine for over a year now, and I’ve really managed to put it through its paces (you can check out my Ninja Foodi review here) – although there are still many more Foodi recipes I’m yet to experiment with!

Updated: I have the Ninja Foodi 15-in-1 – review soon (spoiler: I LOVE it!)

In this post, I will give you an overview of all the different recipes that can be made in this wonderful multi-cooker.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the Ninja Foodi, please leave me a comment below, and I’ll do my best to answer it.

1. Air Fryer Recipes

air fryer recipes for the Ninja Foodi

Yes, the Ninja Foodi is also an air fryer! I was so excited to get a multi-cooker that not only had an electric pressure cooker but also an air fryer.

This was always the missing feature of the other multicookers I have owned in the past, meaning that I could never crisp anything up after cooking it.

It also always meant that if I wanted an air fryer too (which I really did!), I would take up a lot more countertop space to accommodate both appliances.

More air fryer recipes >>

2. Pressure Cooker Recipes

Ninja Foodi Beef Stew

Using an electric pressure cooker is a great way to reduce the cooking time of meals that traditionally take longer.

You can cook many different recipe types in a pressure cooker, but they are best suited to foods like stews, soups and curries – but that’s not to say you can’t cook other varieties – I’ve successfully made rice, whole roast joints and even a cheesecake!

Check out my Ninja Foodi Chicken Curry on YouTube (it would also be amazing if you could subscribe to my channel, please! 🤞)

3. Slow Cooker Recipes

slow cooker spaghetti bolognese

I mainly use my standalone slow cooker for slow cooker recipes, but I occasionally use the Ninja Foodi slow cooker function. I used it a lot while testing recipes for my slow cooker recipe book!

Here are some slow cooker recipes you can also make in the Ninja Foodi!

4. Steamed Vegetables

Steaming vegetables is a great way to cook them because it preserves many nutrients. This handy function on the Ninja Foodi means you can steam your favourite vegetables effortlessly!

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts

5. Dehydrator Recipes

This function is only available on the Ninja Foodi Max version. It was one of my reasons for opting for this model (as well as it is larger). I’ve always wanted a dehydrator but didn’t want another kitchen appliance taking up valuable kitchen worktop space.

  • Banana Chips
  • Apple Chips
  • Beef Jerky
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes

6. Baked/Roasted Recipes

  • Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables


This is the first version of my Ninja Foodi Recipes Guide – over the coming weeks and months, I will be adding many more recipes I have made, so please do check back!

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Steve Harper

Saturday 1st of July 2023

Made Cajun chicken in my ninja mini, followed ingredients exactly. When it came to pressure cooking it got to pressure then indicted to add water. Released pressure, added some water, re pressurised and the same request for water. Ended up accepting that the meal was cooked ok, tasted good but concerned about water issues and possible reason.

Liana Green

Sunday 24th of September 2023

Hi Steve - do you remember if any food got stuck to the bottom of the Ninja? Which recipe did you follow, I don't have the Ninja Mini but there should be a minimum liquid level you have to add.

Sharon P

Friday 30th of December 2022

At the point of going to give up using the ninja I came across your recipes. You made using the ninja so easy. I look forward to new recipes. Happy New Year


Monday 10th of October 2022

I have just bought a Ninja 6 in one. Can I use my own metal cake and loaf tins in it?

Liana Green

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

Hi Ellie - yes, anything that can be used in an oven can be used in an air fryer :)


Thursday 29th of September 2022

Hello. Just opened my new ninja to cook roast beef. Am using roast function. However, what I want to know is: what is the best way to cook roast beef in the ninja?

Sherri Harber

Monday 5th of September 2022

Hi- Such excellent recipes on here! I have just bought the Ninja 11 in 1 smartlid multicooker. (UK) are the recipes on your pages suitable for me to try? Or are they for a particular model. Thanks :)

Ron M

Saturday 24th of September 2022

@Sherri Harber, We are new 11 in 1 owners too and have used the chicken casserole recipe from this site. It was really easy and tasty too. We did find 500ml stock liquid produced plenty of "gravy" where the printed instructions said to use 600ml so if anything, I would use even less liquid. We also used 2 chicken oxo cubes and a knorr vegetable stock pot in the liquid. We used cornflour to thicken the gravy but in hindsight I do think gravy granules might get an even better result.