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21 Kinda Healthy Ninja Foodi Recipes

I’ve been using the Ninja Foodi every single day for more than a year now, and I still love it just as much as the first day. Having the ability to pressure cook, slow cook, air fry, and more all with one piece of equipment is amazing. I’ve created nearly 100 Ninja Foodi recipes at this point, and I’m confident I could replace my entire kitchen without missing too many things.

But I’m guessing you already know all this if you’re reading this recipe roundup. So let’s get down to business!

The recipe list is split into two sections—Ninja Foodi air fryer recipes and Ninja Foodi pressure cooker recipes. The latter will be more of your proteins like pulled pork and crispy carnitas, while the former will have things like cheesy garlic bread and crispy sweet potato fries.

Excited? I am.

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Recipes

The following recipes primarily use the air crisp or air fryer function on the Foodi. I use the 6.5-quart 301 model. I always like to mention that different units/sizes may require slight modifications to cook time.

And as a final note, you’ll find a full recipe graphic with each recipe on the list. If you have a question about any of the recipes, I’ve linked the original post right above each recipe graphic where you’ll find photos of each step and recipe videos for most.

1. Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Pizza

Use the Ninja Foodi air crisp function to make a fluffy, crispy biscuit pizza crust and top it with eggs, bacon, and cheese or your choice of toppings.

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2. Apple Fritter

Crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside—this healthier spin on the classic apple fritter is awfully close to the real deal with a fraction of the fat and calorie content.

Full Post: Ninja Foodi Apple Fritter

3. Torchy’s Brushfire Tacos (Jerk Chicken + Jalapeño)

Now you can have Torchy’s Tacos at home with this copycat recipe for their Brushfire taco. It’s a healthier spin that pairs air fryer Jamaican jerk chicken and jalapeños with diced mango, fat free Greek yogurt, and cilantro on flour tortillas. 

Full Post: Torchy’s Brushfire Tacos Copycat

4. Copycat Five Guys Cajun Fries

A simple, kinda healthy copycat recipe for cajun fries from Five Guys using the air crisp function on the Ninja Foodi. 

Full Post: Five Guys Cajun Fries

P.S. If you love potatoes, check out my Air Fryer Potatoes Guide for 12 ways to make potatoes in the Ninja Foodi.

5. My Favorite Ninja Foodi Sweet Potato Fries

Haven’t made sweet potato fries in your Ninja Foodi yet? You’re messing up! Fix that with this simple recipe for crispy cajun sweet potato fries. No pre-soaking or any of that required. Just slice and fry. 

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P.S. I also have a spicy sweet potato fries option that has an awesome sweet chili lime dipping sauce. 

6. Mustard Balsamic Chicken Thighs

If you hate handling raw chicken, you’ll dig this simple recipe for air fryer chicken thighs. Just toss boneless skinless chicken thighs in a dish with a simple marinade, refrigerate for a couple hours, then toss them in an air fryer for about 15 minutes. And boom, juicy and tender chicken that’s packed with SO much flavor.

Full Post: Mustard Balsamic Ninja Foodi Chicken Thighs

7. Domino’s Bread Twists Copycat Recipe

If you’re a fan of Domino’s bread twists, you’ll love this healthier copycat recipe. You can make them in an air fryer in under 30 minutes or bake them in an oven for a great snack or appetizer.

Full Post: Dominos Bread Twists Copycat Recipe

P.S. I also have a copycat recipe for Dominos cinnamon bread twists in the Foodi. 

8. Air Fryer Buffalo Tuna Cakes

You’ll love these quick and easy buffalo tuna cakes. They’re cheesy, crispy, and packed with flavor. And each one has 17 grams of protein with just 11 grams of carbs, 170 calories, and 4 WW SmartPoints!

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9. Nashville Hot Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

A simple recipe for hot and spicy air fryer chicken nuggets that have 25 grams of protein and 0 grams of carbs per serving. Great on salads, in wraps, as an appetizer with dip, or with some of the fries from this list.

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10. Cheesy Garlic Bread

If you love the cheese sticks at your local pizzeria, you have to try this simple recipe for air fried cheese bread. It’s got the same crispy crust, light and fluffy interior, and melty cheese on top with a fraction of the fat and calories!

Full Post: Cheesy Garlic Air Fryer Bread

11. Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries

With half the calories of sweet potatoes, carrots are perfect for low calorie fries. This recipe makes extra crispy air fried carrot fries coated in garlic infused olive oil and a blend of parmesan and crushed peppers. You can also use leftover carrots to make another one of my favorite recipes, Healthy Ninja Foodi Pot Roast.

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12. Sweet Chili Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

This is one of my favorite Ninja Foodi recipes and an awesome recipe for meal prep or busy weeknights. You can have a high protein, low carb dinner that’s loaded with flavorful spice on the table in under 30 minutes!

Full Post: Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Brussels Sprouts

Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker Recipes

From here on, the recipes use a combination of the pressure cooker, slow cooker, and maybe the broil function on the Foodi. A lot of these recipes will have more instructions/ideas on how to serve them in the original post that’s linked above the recipe graphic.

13. Shredded Buffalo Chicken Nachos

These buffalo chicken nachos are an awesome healthy game day snack or appetizer. And the recipe makes a ton of shredded buffalo chicken and beans so you’ll have leftovers for meal prep quesadillas, wraps, and more! 

Full Post: Shredded Buffalo Chicken Nachos

14. Spicy Coconut Pulled Chicken Thighs

So tender they fall apart chicken thighs in a chili lime coconut sauce that’s sticky, sweet, and spicy. This is seriously one of the easiest pulled chicken recipes you’ll come across!

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15. Jerk Pork Tenderloin Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

A simple recipe for jerk pork tenderloin and fresh pineapple salsa that’s perfect for a healthier Taco Tuesday or meal prep protein source. And thanks to the Ninja Foodi, you can make this juicy, flavorful pork with minimal effort.

Full Post: Shredded Jerk Pork Tenderloin Tacos

16. Ninja Foodi Crispy Pork Tenderloin Carnitas

Perfect for meal prep, this recipe transforms lean pork tenderloin into tender and crispy carnitas all in one pot thanks to the Ninja Foodi. You can make nachos, tacos, burrito bowls, salads, and more! 

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17. Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork

A simple recipe for tender and crispy BBQ pulled pork that’s seared, pressure cooked, and broiled all in one pot thanks to the Ninja Foodi. Recipe includes ways to use the pork via nachos, breakfast casserole, cast iron pizza, and more. 

Full Post: The Best Ninja Foodi Pulled Pork

18. Pressure Cooker Chipotle Chili Mac

A 30-minute pressure cooker chili mac recipe with lean ground beef, low carb chickpea pasta, chipotle peppers, and shredded cheddar. And the servings are massive! 

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19. Bacon Mac and Cheese

This healthier mac and cheese recipe is extra creamy, cheesy, and filled with crispy bacon. And every serving has 8 grams of protein with just 10 grams of carbs and 120 calories.

Full Post: Ninja Foodi Mac and Cheese with Bacon

20. Ground Beef Picadillo

This protein packed picadillo is one of my favorite Ninja Foodi recipes for meal prep. It’s perfect for rice bowls, tacos and quesadillas, or empanadas and pastries!

Full Post: Ninja Foodi Picadillo

21. Easy Cheeseburger Soup

Perfect for feeding the whole family or meal prepping all for yourself, this cheeseburger soup comes together in about 30 minutes! Every super filling 1-cup serving has just 190 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 4 WW SmartPoints.

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And that’s the way the cookie crumbles. You have plenty of Ninja Foodi recipes. Now the only thing left to do is get cooking! If you found this guide useful, I’d appreciate you pinning or sharing the post.

P.S.S. If you’d like more Ninja Foodi recipes, I actually have a cookbook with 50 as part of my Patreon. Check it out. You can get access to all six of my cookbooks for $5! 


Monday 8th of August 2022

Hello, Can you tell me if you changed your pulled pork recipe? I remember that it called to broil the top when done for 3-5 min. I pulled up your recipe this morning and it no longer includes this. If you changed the recipe I would love to have the prior recipe. Thank you!

Mason Woodruff

Friday 2nd of September 2022

I don't think that recipe has changed. Maybe you were looking at an older pulled pork recipe for the Instant Pot instead of the Foodi?