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Baked Macaroni and Cheese in the Ninja Foodi

Baked Macaroni and Cheese in the Ninja Foodi


Baked Macaroni and Cheese in the Ninja Foodi


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And so it begins! Yet another new obsession. This week I have felt like a child anticipating Christmas morning. I couldn’t sleep, I was getting butterflies in my stomach, and kept checking my tracking from Fed Ex. HA!~ Ok so the butterflies in my stomach may be an exaggeration, but the rest is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Today my friends I am sharing my first recipe in the Ninja Foodi, baked macaroni in cheese in the Ninja Foodi to be exact!

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese in the Ninja Foodi

Next week I plan on jumping on Facebook live and giving a quick demo and share perhaps another recipe. I will definitely be coming up with some new ones. The fact that the Ninja Foodi is a pressure cooker, air fryer, oven, steamer, roaster, dehydrator, and slow cooker, the possibilities are endless. Truly a brilliant invention. The Instant Pot is going to has a serious competitor on their hands. I have always said every few years something new comes out on the market that knocks our socks off. For this year, I have a good feeling it will be the Ninja Foodi. The Ninja Foodi comes with a great little cookbook too of 45 things to get you started. They are actually recipes that most of us will try and understand what they are. Pretty basic and delicious looking. I did a version of their baked Macaroni and Cheese but made it my own.

I love using Ditalini pasta. They are fun to eat and are awesome plain with butter, sauce, in a soup, or like my version of Macaroni and Cheese.

One thing I found quite different than when cooking pasta with my Instant Pot is that with the Ninja Foodi is set on zero low pressure with a 10 minute natural release. I guess that takes the guess work out of cooking pasta in the pressure cooker. I always was a little stumped on that and it was consistent.

My son ate this up and said he couldn’t get over how delicious it was. He was stuffed because he ate too much and went for seconds. That is not typical of him. I used three different cheese blends. You of course can make it your own. I am only here to encourage you, and help get you started. All my recipes are adjustable to your own liking.

I have no doubt you will enjoy this creamy and delicious baked macaroni and cheese in the Ninja Foodi. Find the recipe details at the end. One more thing that is very exciting for me. My pans, and silicone molds, and beer can chicken rack fits in the Ninja Foodi. I haven’t tried my beer can chicken for a whole chicken yet, but you can bet I plan on it next week. I know for certain ribs, tenderloins, veggies and sausage will work on it. YUM~! Join my new NINJA FOODI GROUP HERE

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Ninja Foodi Macaroni and Cheese

NOTE: Be sure to do your water test first before using. I also loved the fact that the timer actually shows the time, and the countdown as it begins. It is nice to know you are doing it right.


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Step 1
Mark as Complete

First add in chicken broth, water and pasta. Stir evenly. Set Ninja on Low Pressure for 0 minutes. It will take about 7 minutes to come to pressure. Let naturally release for 10 minutes when time is up. Release steam that is left and open lid.

Step 2
Mark as Complete

Add 3 cups of cheese, salt, pepper and garlic salt. Mix well. Melt the butter in the microwave. Add one cup of bread crumbs and melted butter to a bowl. Mix well. Spread evenly over macaroni and cheese in the pot and sprinkle bacon bits on top. I buy the real bacon bit pieces in a bag. SOOOO good.

Step 3
Mark as Complete

Using the Air Fryer option, turn down lid, set to Air Crisp 360 degrees for 7 minutes. Let bake. You may peek on it if you like. Turn unit off, remove pot and serve right from the ceramic bowl. Delish! Add a side of greens if you like to your meal. ENJOY.

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  • Serves 6
  • Easy

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Adjust Servings:
1lb. Ditalini pasta You may also use elbow macaroni
3 cups Shredded cheese I used, Gouda, mozzarella and Parmesan
3 cups Chicken broth
1 cup Water
to taste Salt and Pepper
to taste garlic salt
1/2 stick melted butter
1 cup Bread crumbs or Panko
1/2 cup Bacon bits
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