7 Ninja Foodi Grill Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

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Would you believe me when I say that you can make breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert using only one appliance? 

Well, you better believe it because, with the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill, you can air fry, roast, dehydrate, and — let’s not forget — grill all-in-one device! 

And if you’re not sure where to begin, here are just a few of my recommendations to cover a whole day’s menu, from breakfast all the way to dinner and dessert.

1. Ninja Foodi Grill Corned Beef Hash

I grew up having canned corned beef for breakfast, served with a side of fried egg and garlic rice. Just thinking about it brings back so many memories. 

So, for old-time’s sake, let’s recreate it one more time, but this time, let’s make it a whole lot better.

Starting off with our ingredients: grab two cups of corned beef, half an onion (finely chopped), one green bell pepper (chopped, as well), a pound of cubed potatoes, a tablespoon of butter, and salt and pepper.

These ingredients are optional, but if you want to be a little extra with this dish, feel free to add some shredded cheese or eggs to the list. 

Once your ingredients are all laid out, prepare your corned beef by chopping them into half-inch pieces. Then, set them aside.

In the meantime, put your chopped veggies in a bowl and stir in your butter, salt, and pepper. If you want to add spice, you can also sprinkle some paprika during this step.

Make sure everything is well combined before popping them in your Ninja Foodi basket. Cook them for about 10 minutes, shaking the basket every now and again. 

10 minutes later, toss in your chopped-up corned beef and cook for another five minutes. And if you want to add eggs and/or cheese, now’s the time to put them in the basket.

Leave them in for about three to five minutes, depending on how you want your egg and cheese to be cooked. 

And there you have it: a full breakfast meal made with just one appliance: the Ninja Foodi Grill!

2. Ninja Foodi Grill Grilled Ham and Swiss Cheese Sandwich

Suppose, in between breakfast and lunch, your tummy starts to rumble. And of course, you don’t want a full-course meal because you wouldn’t want to ruin your appetite. So, what do you do?

I say you make yourself a handy grilled ham and Swiss sandwich to curb your hunger.

All you need for this recipe are two slices of bread (of your choice), two tablespoons of melted butter, three slices of ham, and four slices of Swiss cheese. 

After getting everything you need, slather both bread slices with your melted butter. Then, place the first slice of bread (buttered-side down) in your Cook & Crisp Basket. 

Build your sandwich from there by layering your cheese and ham on top. When you’re done, just cover the sandwich with your second bread slice (buttered-side up) and pop the basket in your Ninja Foodi Grill.

Close the lid and cook on Air Crisp for five minutes. Use a spatula to carefully flip the sandwich over and cook the other side for another four minutes. 

Once your cheese is melted and your bread perfectly toasted, take your sandwich out of the machine, and dig in!

Since you’re probably going to have lunch in just a couple of hours, I suggest, cutting the sandwich diagonally in half and saving the remaining piece as an afternoon snack.

3. Ninja Foodi Grill Roasted Salsa

Moving on to lunch, I have two recipes for you that work great together. The first recipe is this roasted salsa, which is just chef’s kiss!

It’s a simple salsa that’s filled with delicious veggies. Then, when you roast it, you release an extra depth of flavor that makes this dish totally restaurant-worthy.

I can rave about this dish more, but enough chit-chat. Let’s get to roasting. 

Grab four Roma tomatoes (halved lengthwise), one seeded jalapeño pepper (halved, as well), half a red onion (cut into wedges), and four peeled garlic cloves.

On top of those, get half a cup of chopped cilantro, the juice of one lime, some cooking spray, and a little bit of salt to taste. 

Start by placing your halved tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, and red onion (skin-side down) in the basket. While they’re inside, lightly spray your veggies with some cooking spray to help the roasting process.

After that, air fry your vegetables for five minutes. Once the timer’s up, open the basket and toss in your garlic cloves. Again, spray your veggies with cooking spray and air fry for another five minutes.

Now, transfer your fried veggies to a cutting board and let it cool for around 10 minutes. 

When they’re comfortable enough to touch, take the skins from your tomatoes and jalapeño (if you want) and chop them up into smaller chunks. 

Add your veggies to a bowl, sprinkle some salt and cilantro, squeeze some lemon juice, and, finally, serve with some tortilla chips!

If you want to take this recipe a step further, you can also place them in a food process to make the veggies extra fine. 

Since I like my salsa a little chunky, I don’t normally process them, but you’re more than welcome to do so if you prefer a smoother texture.

4. Ninja Foodi Grill Pork Belly Burnt Ends

The second lunch recipe I have in store for your are these pork belly burnt ends. 

We want your midday meal to be as complete as possible, so now that your veggie component is done, let’s add some protein to your diet. And this recipe is just what you need.

To begin, grab your ingredients, which include three pounds of pork belly, three tablespoons of Christie’s Vanover’s Pork Rub, a cup of BBQ sauce, four tablespoons of butter, and two tablespoons of honey.

Prep your pork belly by removing the skin with a sharp knife. Then, cut it into bite-sized pieces (which should be around 1” to 1½” cubes).

Once your pork belly’s ready, season it in your pork rub and let it absorb the flavors for a few minutes.

Brush a little bit of butter on the grill grates before placing your seasoned pork belly cubes on top. Close the hood and let it cook for about an hour to an hour and a half.

After that, transfer your grilled pork belly to the cooking pot and add in your BBQ sauce, honey, and leftover butter. Stir everything together until the sauce becomes thick and tacky. 

The sweet and smoky flavor of this main course pairs perfectly with the zesty salsa you just made. And when you combine both dishes, you will be satiated enough to last until dinner.

5. Ninja Foodi Grill Pepperoni Pizza

Come dinnertime, perhaps you’re not too hungry for a full meal. So, here’s an easy pizza recipe you can make with your Ninja Foodi Grill.

With a pizza for dinner, you have better control over your portions and you have a say on the toppings you put on. As a result, you have more flexibility to make the dish as light as you want. 

Personally, I would go for a classic pepperoni pizza. If you’re in the mood for the same flavor, here’s what you’ll need:

A pound of pizza dough, a tablespoon of avocado oil, half a cup of pizza sauce, four ounces of shredded mozzarella, half a cup of Parmesan cheese, and a pack of pepperoni. 

We’re keeping it simple at the moment. But, if you want to try other pizza recipes in the future, you can experiment with more of your desired toppings by then.

In the meantime, set your Ninja Foodi Grill to the grill setting and turn up the temperature to MAX. Let it do its thing as you prep your pizza.

For this step, divide your pizza dough into two to four portions. Roll them out using a rolling pin and make sure that the final size fits inside the grill.

Once your dough is flat, dock your pizza dough (or in other words, pierce holes in your dough using a fork) to prevent any air bubbles.

When your grill is nice and hot, place your dough inside and cook it with the hood down for about four minutes.

Four minutes later, take your crust from the grill and transfer it to a different surface. Then, repeat the steps with your remaining dough.

After grilling all of your crusts, top them with your tomato sauce, cheeses, and pepperoni rounds. Put them back on the grill to cook for seven minutes this time around.

When you take them out of the grill, give them some time to cool down before slicing your pizza into triangles.

6. Ninja Foodi Grill French Fries

For me, pizza for dinner is not enough. I need something else to munch on — and I think french fries are the perfect solution. 

Of course, we’re not just making regular fries, we’re infusing some garlic and Parmesan flavors to make this dish 10x better.

To get started, get four Idaho potatoes (sliced in any way you like), four tablespoons of melted butter, two tablespoons each of chopped garlic and dried parsley, and three tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese.

Before anything else, soak your sliced potato in a saltwater bath for about 30 minutes. After the timer, drain the water and pat your potato slices dry with a paper towel. 

Next, get the removable cooking pot, set your Ninja machine to Air Crisp, and adjust the temperature to 375°F. Preheat for around 22 minutes before dropping your fries inside.

After 10 minutes, open the grill’s hood and shake your basket gently to cook the fries more evenly. 

Add the rest of your ingredients before putting the basket back to cook for another 10 minutes. If you prefer your fries extra crispy, you can keep them on the same settings for two to three minutes more. 

When they’re done, transfer them to a serving platter and get ready to eat! Your dinner is finally served.

7. Ninja Foodi Grill Fudge Brownies

Being a sweets lover myself, I finish off a meal with some type of dessert. And these fudge brownies are on the agenda today. 

If you don’t have the time to make your fudge brownies from scratch, you can always use a box brownie mix. But, if you have an extra hour or two, here’s a recipe you can follow.

For the ingredients, you’ll need a third cup of either all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour, a fourth cup of cocoa powder (sifted, if lumpy), and half a cup of granulated sugar (or coconut sugar).

You’ll also need a fourth cup of coconut oil (plus two teaspoons for the pan), a teaspoon of vanilla extract, one large egg, a quarter cup of chocolate chips, and a dash of salt. 

First up, get your pan and brush it with some oil. Set it aside for now as you prepare your brownie mix.

Grab a bowl and combine your flour, cocoa powder, salt, sugar, vanilla extract, egg, salt, and chocolate chips. Give it a good stir before pouring the mixture into your oil-lined pan.

Then, put it in your Ninja Foodi and let it bake for about 30 to 33 minutes. Come back after the timer dings, and check if your brownies are cooked through.

If so, take your pan out of the grill and let it cool for about five to 10 minutes. Top it off with some vanilla ice cream to make a brownie à la mode, and they’re good to go.

With this recipe, you can cap the night off with some decadent and gooey Ninja Foodi Grill fudge brownies. 

Ninja Foodi Grill’s Got You Covered From Breakfast to Dinner

Long story short, the Ninja Foodi Grill is convenience all packed into one appliance.

You can do so much with it from air frying to roasting to grilling to baking, giving you all the tools you need to prep meals from morning ‘til night.

So go ahead and whip up a solid breakfast, a hearty lunch, and a satisfying dinner — all with one handy gadget.

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