Ninja Foodi Potatoes

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Ninja Foodi Potatoes. How to make delicious crispy potatoes using your Ninja Foodi. Featuring both the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Crisp, this recipe is fast, practical for everyday cooking and delicious.

Ninja Foodi Potatoes recipe
Ninja Foodi Potatoes recipe

Ninja Foodi Potatoes

I said to my carb loving hubby, we must test and then binge eat loads of potatoes in the Ninja Foodi.

After all, potatoes are one of my favourite things to cook in both the air fryer and the instant pot, so let’s see how they perform in the Ninja Foodi.

Of course, my hubby who loves potatoes as much as me, jumped at the chance.

On one cold Saturday we made ninja foodi French fries, ninja foodi frozen French fries and ninja foodi potatoes.

As each Ninja Foodi potato recipe was complete the five of us stood around in the kitchen helping ourselves.

Each of complimenting how good the Ninja Foodi was at our favourite comfort food.

I asked our daughter Sofia which of the potatoes she preferred, and she didn’t answer. Just finished these potatoes that were loaded with butter and seasoning.

From the silence I am certain that the crispy baby potatoes were the one she would like me to cook the most time after time.

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Potatoes In Ninja Foodi

One of my favourite air fryer recipes is my air fryer baby potatoes. The potatoes are tossed in seasoning and extra virgin olive oil before being air fried.

I always describe them as cooked until they almost pop. Where the skin gets so crispy it is almost at the point of exploding. The skin is the best crispy skin I have ever cooked, and they are an ideal side dish.

What I wanted to do was transform this recipe to the Ninja Foodi. But instead of just being cooked in the air fryer, they would be pressure cooked first and then crisped up.

This was ideal because it would reduce the cook time and also the potatoes would be light in the middle because they have been pressure cooked first.

Ninja Foodi Cooking Potatoes

It’s up to you, which potatoes you cook with in the Ninja Foodi. I have found that baby potatoes work best, but you can use many different types.

These baby potatoes once cooked are like mini baked potatoes so imagine using up leftover potatoes that you have in your fridge that are too small for fries or too small for baked potatoes you could use those.

Or if you would rather, you can peel and dice your potatoes and follow this same method in this recipe for Ninja Foodi Roast Potatoes.  

How To Cook Potatoes In Ninja Foodi?

ninja foodi potatoes step by step

The quick version of a potatoes in Ninja Foodi goes as follows:

  1. Fork baby potatoes and load into the steamer basket
  2. Season well and pressure cook.
  3. Quickly release pressure + season + oil.
  4. Air fry + serve.

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

How Long To Cook Potatoes In Ninja Foodi?

Ninja Foodi potatoes don’t take long at all. It impresses me with how quick it is for perfect crispy potatoes.

  • 2 minute pressure cook – We start first with a 2 minute pressure cook to cook the baby potatoes. It’s a short cook time because you don’t want them too soft or they will be hard to season.
  • 14 minute air fry – This is when your potatoes cook in the air fryer basket to get crispy and go delicious. This length of cook time gives them the ideal crispy coating.

As you can see this is a total cook time for Ninja Foodi Potatoes of JUST 16 minutes.

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Ninja Foodi Boiled Potatoes

If you would rather just have Ninja Foodi Boiled Potatoes, then just do a 4 minute pressure cook. This will ensure they are fully cooked and perfect for serving straight away.

Though make sure you do a quick pressure release otherwise your potatoes will over cook.

Ninja Foodi Cheesy Potatoes

If you love cheese as much as me, then you might want some melted cheese over your potatoes. To do this is simple. Grate some cheese and load over the potatoes two minutes before the end of the cook time.

Carry on cooking and after those two minutes you will have melted cheese.

Ninja Foodi Potato Recipes

We love to cook potatoes in the Ninja Foodi. If you are looking for more Ninja Foodi potato recipes, then check these out:

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Ninja Foodi Potatoes

Ninja Foodi Potatoes. How to make delicious crispy potatoes using your Ninja Foodi. Featuring both the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Crisp, this recipe is fast, practical for everyday cooking and delicious.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time19 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Ninja Foodi
Servings: 4
Calories: 129kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Ninja Foodi Potatoes Ingredients:


  • Fork baby potatoes to allow them to breathe and load into your steamer inside your Ninja Foodi cooking pot. Pour in a cup of water.
    Ninja Foodi Cooking Potatoes
  • Season your potatoes with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Place the pressure cooker lid on your Ninja Foodi and set the valve to sealing. Cook for 2 minutes.
    Ninja Foodi Cooking Potatoes
  • When the pressure cooker beeps, manually release pressure. Remove the steamer basket and the water from the bottom of the cooking pot. Swap for the air fryer basket and load in the potatoes. Spray with extra virgin olive oil and season with extra salt and pepper and oregano. Place the air fryer lid on and cook for 14 minutes on air crisp for 10 minutes at 180c/320f followed by 4 more minutes at 200c/400f.
    Ninja Foodi Cooking Potatoes
  • When the Ninja Foodi beeps load the potatoes into a side dish, add butter and serve.
    Ninja Foodi Cooking Potatoes



Butter. This is optional. But if you would like your potatoes with melted butter like at restaurants add a little at the end.
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Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “Ninja Foodi Potatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    I love a good potato and these were cooked to perfection and went great with my roast beef, exceptional recipe and it is not just this one!

  2. 5 stars
    I read a few recipes before trying baby potatoes in the air fryer. This recipe was the only one to suggest pressure cooking first which I believe makes a tremendous difference.

    These are relatively quick and easy to make and have been a big hit. I have made them twice now. This time I am printing off the recipe as the last time, I just read the instructions and made the potatoes. This time, I had to scour through multiple recipes to find this one again and none were quite the same (pressure cooking first).

    We opted to leave off the oregano, using a little sea salt and garlic instead–I think rosemary would be great with this recipe too.

    It’s a keeper-so pin it, print it…however you do it, just keep it close to hand because you’ll want to make it again and again.


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