Ninja Foodi Pot Roast

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Ninja Foodi Pot Roast. How to cook a delicious pot roast in the Ninja Foodi. Featuring tender chuck roast, carrots, and potatoes for the ultimate roast beef dinner. Served with our healthy homemade beef gravy.

ninja foodi pot roast recipe
Ninja Foodi Pot Roast Recipe

Ninja Foodi Pot Roast

Today is a good day, because today I get the opportunity to share with you my love for pot roast and how to cook a Ninja Foodi Pot Roast!

I was late trying pot roast. While most people binge on them through childhood this wasn’t the case for me. It wasn’t until the year 2012 and while on holiday at Disney World that I got to have my first ever pot roast.

I had always seen the pot roasts being served in the movies or in American TV shows and wanted to try one and see what all the fuss was about.

We sat down to lunch at 50’s Prime Time Diner inside of Disney World to a delicious pot roast. We had it with American milkshakes and a yummy dessert.

I wanted to create the amazing combination of chuck roast, carrots, potatoes, and gravy at home. But there was an issue. Chuck roast is not known in Europe and no matter what butcher I asked they told me they didn’t sell it.

I would instead make one with topside instead, but I wanted a real one with plenty of the beef falling apart as you ate it.

Fast forward 7 years and an American was kind enough to tell me that chuck roast is the same as what Brits and Europeans call braising steak.

All I had to do was go to the butchers and ask for a braising steak roast and I was all set.

What followed was an obsession of bulk ordering braising steak and enjoying it in my different gadgets.

You can follow the rest of our recipes featuring chuck below:

I am probably like someone after a diet. Where they have deprived themselves for too long, then binge on the food afterwards.

Naturally, after cooking pot roast in the instant pot and the air fryer, with my new Ninja Foodi it was going to happen!

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Can You Cook A Roast In Ninja Foodi?

Yes you can. But even better you can choose how you are going to cook your Ninja Foodi Pot Roast. Is it going to be made using the air fryer, the pressure cooker, or a bit of both?

You see that is what I love most about the Ninja Foodi. You get to choose if dinner is going to be pressure cooker or air fryer, or if you are going to use both.

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What Is A Pot Roast?

If you are one of our Brit or Aussie readers, you are probably wondering what is a pot roast? I am here getting all excited over it, but you might never have heard of it.

Well a pot roast is an American take on a roast beef dinner. It is delicious and comforting like your roast dinners but is easier to assemble.

Roast beef is served with carrots and potatoes and almost always served with a yummy gravy.

It is also referred to as a chuck roast because it is what American’s call chuck that is used for the meat. Though you can use braising, topside or silverside in its place.

Chuck Roast In Ninja Foodi

When I am making a pot roast, I prefer to use the chuck roast in the Ninja Foodi. It always feels more traditional and I love the way the beef shreds when you cook your chuck roast in the Ninja Foodi.

You can use any size of chuck roast in the Ninja Foodi but do note that it has a habit of shrinking. If you go too small you won’t have enough meat to feed your family.

How To Make A Pot Roast In Ninja Foodi?

ninja foodi pot roast step by step

The quick version of cooking beef pot roast in Ninja Foodi goes as follows:

  1. Sauté onion and leek in the cooking pot.
  2. Brown your chuck roast.
  3. Add in stock + pressure cook.
  4. Air fry the carrots and potatoes with the chuck.
  5. Serve with pot roast gravy.

There is a little more to it than that, but those are the simple basics!

Frozen Pot Roast In Ninja Foodi

When I cooked this Ninja Foodi pot roast I used a thawed chuck roast. But nothing stops you from going with frozen and just throwing it into the Ninja Foodi without thawing it first.

If this is what you want to do I recommend you follow our instant pot frozen pot roast recipe instead.

Ninja Foodi Pot Roast Cook Time

The Ninja Foodi pot roast cook time is JUST 40 minutes. But note, that I like my pot roast so that I can slice the meat. If you would like the pot roast to fully shred, I recommend a cook time of 60 minutes.

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Ninja Foodi Pot Roast

Ninja Foodi Pot Roast. How to cook a delicious pot roast in the Ninja Foodi. Featuring tender chuck roast, carrots, and potatoes for the ultimate roast beef dinner. Served with our healthy homemade beef gravy.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time53 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Ninja Foodi
Servings: 4
Calories: 868kcal


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Ninja Foodi Pot Roast Ingredients:


  • Peel and dice your onion and wash and dice your leek. Load into the cooking pot with 1tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and place the Ninja Foodi on sauté. Sauté for 4-5 minutes or until the onion starts to soften. Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper and score it so that flavour can go into the meat. Load the chuck roast into the ninja foodi and allow to brown on all sides. Remove the meat and put to one side.
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  • Add your beef stock and mix the onion and leek into it. Place the chuck roast on top and place the pressure cooker lid on the Ninja Foodi. Set the valve to sealing and click pressure cook for 40 minutes.
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  • While the chuck roast is pressure cooking peel and dice your potatoes and carrots. Focus on your carrot slices being small so that they will cook at the same time as the potatoes and so that you won’t be waiting on them. Place the carrots and potatoes into a bowl, add all remaining seasonings and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Toss with your hands to allow the carrots and potatoes to be well coated. Place into the air fryer crisp basket while you wait on your chuck.
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  • When the Ninja Foodi beeps allow for 5 minutes of natural pressure release before manually releasing pressure. Place the chuck roast over the carrots and potatoes in the crisping basket. Then place the stock from the bottom of the cooking pot into your blender.
    Can You Cook A Roast In Ninja Foodi?
  • Place the air fryer basket into the cooking pot and air fry for 25 minutes at 180c/360f.
    Can You Cook A Roast In Ninja Foodi?
  • Remove two potatoes and 5 carrot slices from the air fryer and load into the blender. Blend until smooth. The potatoes and carrots will help thicken the gravy. Slice your beef roast and serve with carrots, potatoes, and gravy.
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Paleo. If you follow the paleo diet swap white potatoes for sweet potatoes.
Recommendation. If you are looking for quality chuck roast, I recommend that you source your meat from Butcher Box. They offer free meat with your first order and free delivery. Click here for info.
Thanks for reading our Ninja Foodi Pot Roast recipe on Recipe This. If you are looking for more Ninja Foodi recipes do check out our Ninja Foodi recipes category. I also recommend you try our Instant Pot Pot Roast Soup. It is ideal for your leftovers from this recipe.


Calories: 868kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 2624mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 25908IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 10mg
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5 thoughts on “Ninja Foodi Pot Roast”

  1. 5 stars
    Is it me or does the Ninja Foodi cook things differently from the Instant pot and other pressure cookers because i have followed different recipes whilst using my Ninja Foodi but this has been the only one that turned out how it should have done. The timings were great thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you, thank you! New to pressure cooking and really wanted to try a pot roast. All the recipe books I bought along with my cooker were of no help. Came across your recipe online and it’s exactly what I was looking for! Was alittle leery of the idea of pressure cooking as I remembered an incident from my childhood of my grandmother’s old silver pressure cooker blowing up. They’ve come a long way since then. My roast came out wonderful and the recipe was super easy. Keep up the awesome job! I look forward to trying your other recipes!

    • Hi Laura,

      I was scared about using the pressure cooker part at first as well but eventually i have gained enough confidence to use it virtually everyday, just for our family and not just for my recipes my readers request.

      Glad you liked it and here is to more pressure cooking 🙂

  3. Hi, I have just started using the ninja foodi and this recipe sounds awesome. I was wondering if there was a way to control the way the meat cooks (we prefer our beef medium – medium rare).
    Hope you can help?
    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Aneesa,

      It is very hard to cook a pot roast to say medium exactly when using the pressure cooker function. If you wanted it medium or medium rare i would reduce the cooking time. Ours turned out medium to well done with a 45 minute cook time so i would try a 35 minute cook time and that should be just right for medium and even slightly less for a medium rare roast 🙂


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