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Italian Country Style Ribs in the Ninja Foodi Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipped up some Italian country-style ribs in my Ninja Foodi today. Seasoned, pressure cooked, then smothered in a rich marinara sauce. Tender, flavorful, and oh-so-satisfying. Comfort food at its finest!

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Alright, here's a tempting find! Country-style pork ribs, slow-cooked in a mix of comforting Italian flavors, right in my Ninja Foodi. Steamy, succulent ribs, doused in a sauce brimming with marinara goodness. Quick and easy, this recipe is my secret weapon for those unplanned weekend dinner parties. Each bite will transport you to the rustic kitchens of Italy. It's honestly hard to resist! If you love a good rib dish, this is something you've got to try!

Ingredients for Italian Country Style Ribs

  • Country-style pork ribs: Tender and flavorful meat that becomes succulent when pressure cooked, perfect for this hearty Italian dish.
  • Garlic powder: Adds a robust and savory flavor to the ribs, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
  • Onion powder: Provides a sweet and aromatic essence to the ribs, creating a well-rounded and balanced flavor profile.
  • Paprika: Infuses a smoky and slightly spicy undertone to the ribs, adding depth and complexity to the dish.
  • Chicken broth: Keeps the ribs moist during pressure cooking and contributes a rich and savory taste to the sauce.
  • Marinara sauce: Brings a tangy and herbaceous element to the dish, coating the ribs with a classic Italian tomato flavor.

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Ninja Foodi: Combines pressure cooking and sautéing functions for cooking the ribs efficiently.
  • Tongs: Essential for flipping and handling the ribs during cooking without piercing the meat.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes


  • 2 lbs country-style pork ribs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup marinara sauce


  1. Season the ribs with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
  2. Place the ribs in the Ninja Foodi and pour in the chicken broth.
  3. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and pressure cook on high for 25 minutes.
  4. Quick release the pressure and remove the ribs.
  5. Switch to sauté mode, add marinara sauce to the pot, and simmer until thickened.
  6. Return the ribs to the pot and coat with the sauce.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 450 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 30 g | Total Fat: 32 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 120 mg | Sodium: 900 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g | Calcium: 60 mg | Potassium: 600 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Vitamin A: 200 µg | Vitamin C: 10 mg

Preparing Italian Country Style Ribs Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the country-style ribs as per the recipe instructions.
  • Let the ribs cool completely.
  • Store the ribs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the country-style ribs as per the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the ribs to cool completely.
  • Place the ribs in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then warm in the oven or on the stovetop.

One interesting fact about this Italian Country Style Ribs in the Ninja Foodi recipe is that you can enhance the flavor by adding a splash of balsamic vinegar to the marinara sauce for a tangy twist. It complements the richness of the pork ribs beautifully!

Common Questions About Making Italian Country Style Ribs in the Ninja Foodi

Can I use a different type of meat for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute the country-style pork ribs with beef ribs or chicken if you prefer.
How can I adjust the seasoning to suit my taste preferences?
Feel free to adjust the amount of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika to your liking.
Can I use homemade marinara sauce instead of store-bought?
Absolutely, homemade marinara sauce will work perfectly in this recipe.
Is there a way to make this recipe vegetarian?
You can try using seitan or tempeh in place of the pork ribs for a vegetarian version.
Can I double the recipe in the Ninja Foodi?
It's possible to double the recipe as long as it fits comfortably in the Ninja Foodi pot without exceeding the maximum fill line.

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