Whether you are cooking for a crowd or just one or two people, you can save time and frustration by using your Ninja Foodi to get dinner on the table with ease!
It's time to celebrate with these delicious Ninja Foodi Thanksgiving Recipes!
The Ninja Foodi can help you make everything from pies, individual desserts, side dishes and even the turkey! In fact, the best turkey I ever had was made in the Ninja Foodi. It isn't the prettiest, but it was the best!
I used my 6.5 qt Ninja Foodi and my turkey was was 8 pounds, the only issue I ran into was not being able to use the crisping lid like I'd hoped to crisp up the skin. This wasn't a deal breaker for me because I can always use the oven to crisp up the turkey before serving and the ease of having the turkey done in less than hour is such a huge time saver!
I will say that I made many turkeys last year testing recipes and I recommend brining your turkey for the best results! Here is the article and recipe that goes over the different sizes of turkeys that will fit and how to calculate your cook time.
How to Cook a Turkey in the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker
If you prefer to cook a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey, I've tested that out as well! It's shocking how fast they cook! One important note about cooking a turkey breast, I have heard from a few people that their organic turkey breasts took longer than the times in my post, so if you are doing an organic turkey breast, you will want to adjust the time by a few minutes.
How to Cook a Turkey Breast in the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker
Cooking your Thanksgiving turkey in the Ninja Foodi may not be for you, especially if you are cooking a large bird or prefer to smoke your turkey, but there are tons of ways to use the Ninja Foodi to make delicious side dishes and desserts.
One of the ways I like to use my Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker is to make side dishes ahead of time! There are certain foods that do really well when you make them ahead of time and others that really need to be made the day of. Here are some of my suggestions for make-ahead side dishes and desserts.
Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
There are plenty of ways to save time and frustration on Thanksgiving day and one of them is to prepare as much as possible in advance. While certain foods just don't do as well when made ahead of time, these recipes work great and can be made days in advance.
Cranberry Apple Chutney
Amish Potato Salad
Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
Pumpkin Pie Custard Cups
Thanksgiving Appetizers & Snacks
Start the day in style with these yummy appetizers!
Homemade French Onion Dip
Cranberry Cheese Ball
Garlic Parmesan Wings
Almond Joy Bliss Snack Mix
Ninja Foodi Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Having an array of side dishes is one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving! Everything from potato side dishes to creative vegetable side dishes! Here are my favorites!
Some of these aren't linked yet because the recipes still need to be written up, but they have been tested and will be released in the next week or so and then I'll link to them as well.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet & Sassy Corn Pudding
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Homemade Bread Stuffing
Creamy Mac & Cheese
Bacon Mac & Cheese
Bacon Wrapped Candied Sweet Potatoes
Creamy & Fluffy Mashed Potatoes
We mustn't forget the Veggies! Whether you like indulgent vegetable side dishes or want to keep them a little more waist friendly, these recipes are all winners!
Candied Brussels Sprouts
Ham & Broccoli Casserole
Low Carb Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad
Green Bean Casserole
Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender Thanksgiving Recipes
I found that the Cold & Hot Blender is super handy to have for making smaller batches of some favorite Thanksgiving inspired foods!
Here are a few to consider!
Healthy Chicken Corn Chowder
Keto Broccoli & Cheese Soup
Vanilla Ice Cream
Alternative Ninja Foodi Main Courses for Thanksgiving
Although it is pretty traditional in the US to serve a big old turkey on Thanksgiving, not everyone enjoys it! My husband is one of those people! Give him a big piece of beef in place of the turkey and he is a happy man.
Here are some alternatives to the traditional turkey.
Roast Beef for Slicing
Country Style Pork Ribs
Ham in the Ninja Foodi
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Ninja Foodi Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Making desserts is one of my favorite things to do! I love all things sweet, from candy and cakes to pies. I love pumpkin, chocolate, and things made with fruit!
Here are some of my favorite desserts that are made in the Ninja Foodi!
Chocolate Pot De Creme
Slow Cooker Brownies
Pumpkin layered Cheesecake
I sure hope these recipes help you plan your Thanksgiving feast and I'll end this with one last recipe that might be a tad early for some, but I happen to think that eggnog is a great after dinner drink on Thanksgiving!
Cheers and I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday!
ABOUT THE RECIPE AUTHOR, LOUISE LONG
Louise is a full-time recipe creator and food blogger @ The Salted Pepper. She has over 30 years of experience with cooking and recipe development. She owned a restaurant for several years and was a full-time RN until retiring to blog full-time.
She published her first cookbook in the Fall of 2018 and is very interested in writing several more.
Louise is also the creator of an online Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooking Course with over 100 instructional step-by-step videos. People absolutely rave about the course and all the value they have received from it.
Louise has several very active Facebook groups that help people with the basics of cooking and getting the most out of the Ninja Foodi.
Louise is also a YouTube creator and you can find most of her recipes in video format on The Salted Pepper YouTube channel.
She is very responsive to messages and eager to help in any way she can. Get more Information about Louise & contact information
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Oh my goodness - do you have a large family? That is a lot of gadgets
No, it's just Jeff and me here, but I feed his coworkers with all the leftovers!
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I am going to try the scolloped potato I have watched several YouTube video and find them very useful
Thank you so much and I hope you love the scalloped potatoes. Make sure the potatoes are done to your liking before you pour the cream over and bake because they don't cook much more during the bake time.
I love this new site! Just sent link to my friend who got a Foodi earlier this year; she doesn't use it but her husband is cooking with it. It just proves old dogs can learn new tricks as they are in their 70s and hubby never cooked in his life. Can't wait to try the apple pie and canberry chutney. Have cooked most of the others!
Thank you for all you do for us! We have two Foodi’s, 2 hot and cold blenders and now have the XL grill and love them all. You area cooking genius - I just wonder when you sleep!
Wow can’t wait to begin! Thank you once again. Happy Thanksgiving to you all 🙏❤️