How To Slow Cook In Ninja Foodi

how to slow cook in ninja foodi

Do you have a Ninja Foodi and aren’t sure how to slow cook with it? Maybe someone has suggested you purchase a Ninja Foodi but don’t know much about them? Or are you curious and want to know more? Whatever the reason is that brought you here, we have the answers for you! 

We know how challenging it can be to find out information about Ninja Foodi. Online you are met with contradicting and conflicting information that leaves you feeling stressed and overwhelmed, unsure where to turn or who to trust.

You start to wonder if you will ever find out how to slow cook in your Ninja Foodi

Well, no more! Today we are here with the answers you need. Keep reading to find out how to slow cook in your Ninja Foodi and everything else you need to know about it.

What Is A Ninja Foodi?

Before we dive into today’s article, let’s have a quick recap for those that need it. A Ninja Foodi is a kitchen appliance with multiple uses. The appliance works as a pressure cooker, air fryer, oven, streamer, roaster, slow cooker, and dehydrator.

Any way you want your food cooked, the Ninja Foodi is up to the challenge! 

The bulky appliance doesn’t cost too much either, allowing you to combine all your appliances into one nifty appliance that will sit snugly on your kitchen countertop! Ninja Foodi’s have become increasingly popular as we all search for quicker and cheaper ways to cook our family meals. 

The Ninja Foodi is fairly simple to work too, with each function clearly labeled and a handy dial that allows you to select the cooking method of your choice. You can adjust the time and temperature now to suit the dish you are cooking.

How you control the Ninja Foodi does depend on the model you purchase, but don’t worry, they are all super easy to use!

Now that we have established what a Ninja Foodi is, let’s move on to see how you can slow cook with one. 

How To Slow Cook In Ninja Foodi

how to slow cook in ninja foodi

Slow cooking with a Ninja Foodi is super easy! Not only can you use the Ninja Foodi as a slow cooker, but it does a fantastic job. You can expect your food to cook beautifully, leaving you with a warm pot of goodness greeting you at the end of a long day! 

To slow cook in your Ninja Foodi, simply select the slow cooker function when you turn your Ninja Foodi on! No, seriously, it is that simple! We have a step-by-step guide you can follow to slow cook like a pro in your Ninja Foodi, so let’s die straight into it now! 

Step 1 – Add Liquid

For best results, add a cup of water to the inner pot of your Ninja Foodi. This helps your ingredients slow cook and turn out perfect! They won’t be under or overcooked if you follow this first step. 

Add the water and then lock the lid, for the water to heat up. This should not take more than five minutes or so. You must lock the lid to stop the heat from escaping! Take care when doing this as you don’t want any hot water to splash and burn you! 

After a few minutes, the water should be heated and you can move on to the next step!

Step 2 – Lock The Lid

Once you have prepped with water, you can add your ingredients to the Ninja Foodi. Once all your ingredients are in, you must lock the lid. If you don’t lock the lid, the food will not cook and you will be extremely disappointed when you get home from work. 

By locking the lid, you seal the pressure into the Ninja Foodi, allowing it to cook your food gradually throughout the day. If you have misplaced the lid, you will want a glass lid that will fit the top of your Ninja Foodi snugly. 

Step 3 – Turn On Slow Cook

It is time to get cooking! Set your Ninja Foodi to the slow cook setting. This could be by turning the dial or pressing the slow cook button depending on the model of Ninja Foodi you have. If you are unsure how to turn on the slow cook setting, be sure to check the user manual for your Ninja Foodi. 

If you don’t have your user manual to hand, search for the model of your Ninja Foodi online and you are sure to find a PDF manual to download or a tutorial you can follow to learn how to select each function of your Ninja Foodi. 

Step 4 – Set The Temperature 

Finally, you need to set the temperature of your Ninja Foodi. You have a few temperature options here, but we recommend you set it to high unless your recipe states otherwise. 

By putting your Ninja Foodi on high your food should cook within four to six hours, providing you haven’t overfilled the Foodi. This is plenty of time for those heading to work or who want to put their meal on to cook while they prepare lunch. 

If you need more time, select the low temperature. At a low temperature, your food will take roughly eight to twelve hours to cook. This is more than enough time for you to be out all day and come home to a tasty meal! 

Before serving, make sure you try a bit of the food to ensure it is all cooked through and is piping hot!

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, four easy steps you can follow to slow cook on your Ninja Foodi! Whether you want your food to cook for a few hours or all day when you are at work, the slow cook function is one you won’t want to live without! 

Just make sure you have locked the lid and added some water beforehand to enjoy tasty and saucy dishes.

Amanda Litchford

Making delicious meals and researching products has inspired me as a stay at home mom to start this website in helping out others who don’t have the time or expertise in the kitchen.

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