Our top picks for Ninja Foodi Pasta!
While I like to think that I am in charge of the menu at my house, I am quickly reminded that my 13 year old daughter is often in control of what we have for dinner. Why? Well, I can cook whatever I want, but that doesn’t always mean that she will eat it. Life is so much easier when I only get to cook one meal for dinner instead of 2! 🙂
Oh….My….Goodness…..!! Ninja Foodi Mostaccioli is a cheesy, beefy, noodlie (pretty sure that’s not a word!) delicious goodness! This is a super easy, super quick dinner recipe that your whole family will enjoy! Did I mention that it is super cheesy! I am so impressed with how evenly the pasta cooks in the Ninja Foodi and how well the cheese browns on the top. Seriously, how have I lived this long without a Ninja Foodi?
My very first meal that I cooked in the NINJA FOODI was spaghetti! I have never cooked spaghetti in any pressure cooker before so I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect. Let me tell you…..it was fantastic! The pasta was cooked perfectly, there was the perfect amount of sauce and the flavor was great. Cooking the spaghetti in the NINJA FOODI helped all of the flavors come together nicely.
Oh….My….Goodness! Have you tried crack chicken yet? If not…..what are you waiting for?? So, I have seen about a million recipes online for this crazy thing called crack chicken! I read a lot of reviews and about 50% were incredibly positive but the other 50% were quite negative. It seems like you are either in the YES! I LOVE CRACK CHICKEN AND CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF IT! or the NO WAY! CRACK CHICKEN IS NOT FOR ME! camp. How on Earth can there be so much conversation about this little chicken dish? I just didn’t understand.
I absolutely love making pasta in my Ninja Foodi. I really appreciate how all of the pasta comes out cooked evenly, absorbs the other flavors that are being cooked with it and how incredibly quick and easy it is. As I continue to make more and more recipes, my thought process somehow always goes straight to pasta! I just can’t see to get enough of it! My recipe for Ninja Foodi Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Pasta is a combination of two of my favorite things; pasta and my Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe.
Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta is a quick and easy weeknight meal that your family is sure to love! One of my favorite things about the traditional chicken cordon bleu is the crunchy outside. Well, rest assured! You can get the same crispy outside coating by quickly broiling the top of this cheesy and delicious pasta dish!
Why cook pasta salad in the Ninja Foodi you ask? Well, if you’ve ever made pasta in the Ninja Foodi you know why! OMG it’s so fast! And the best part is that you no longer have to stand in the kitchen watching the water boil and asking yourself if the pasta is done cooking yet. The Ninja Foodi literally does all of the work for you!
8. Ninja-Foodi Creamy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
The pasta was perfectly cooked- not undercooked and hard or overcooked and mushy. NONE of the noodles were stuck together! This is a challenge that I have even when cooking on the stove top. It came out PERFECT! Creamy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is a super quick and easy dinner idea and is perfect for any weeknight. Enjoy!
I’m a sucker for pretty much anything that combines shrimp and pasta! I always order it when we go out to eat but rarely make it at home. When I have made it in the past, I have ended up with a really oily sauce or a very thick paste like sauce. Neither are good! I played around with this recipe for Shrimp Scampi Linguini for quite some time until I got the consistency just right. It’s not oily and it’s not too thick. It’s just right!
Sometimes we just want a nice, warm, hearty meal! It’s a bonus if there aren’t a lot of ingredients or a lot of work and time involved to make it. I grew up eating beef stroganoff with dry and chewy strips of beef (sorry mom!). Needless to say, I wasn’t a fan and was hesitant to make it on my own. Well, I have come around and now I really like beef stroganoff, especially if it’s made in the Ninja Foodi. I am amazed at all of the things that you can do with stew meat! Seriously!
I made Ravioli Soup-Ninja Foodi recipe on a whim. My daughter absolutely loves ravioli and in all honesty, we eat it way too often and I was getting a bit tired of it. I needed a new spin on it. So, I took one of her favorites, cheese ravioli, and mixed it up a bit. The result was amazing. The ravioli cooked perfectly and the combination of the ground beef and pork sausage along with all of the spices resulted in a VERY flavorful and meaty broth for the ravioli.
I’ve made several pasta dishes in the Ninja Foodi and I am still so amazed at how quickly it cooks and how awesome it turns out. We are big fans of creamy pasta sauces so this was a big hit!
The creamy goodness of this recipe reminded me of The Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi and Zuppa Toscana all in one. The creaminess of the Chicken Gnocchi mixed with the sausage from the Zuppa Toscana paired well in this recipe. Kaleigh was also skeptical because of “the green stuff” in the soup but she absolutely loved it because of the creamy, cheesy tortellini. I ate three bowls when I made it…couldn’t get enough.
Who loves lasagna??? We do! I make lasagna every couple of months and the kids love it! The last time I made it, I made fresh, homemade lasagna noodles and homemade sauce. Let me tell you….it was AMAZING! But, who has time for that? I don’t, or at least not on a regular basis.
What is goulash? I had to google it. Goulash is a traditional stewed dish served in Hungary. Your kids will think it is very similar to spaghetti. If you have kids, they will love it! Growing up as a kid, Luis often ate “American Chop Suey.” I was not familiar with this recipe nor had I ever eaten Goulash. But, I have seen so many people talking about and searching for goulash lately that I thought we should give it a try. Luis was thrilled and immediately went back to the good memories of his childhood eating “American Chop Suey.” In all honesty, I don’t know what the difference is between that and goulash, if any.