We tried this process a couple of times to see how the cooking time would differ from our go to 5-5-5 method for cooking boiled eggs. Since the eggs are in mason jars, they would likely cook differently, right?
To our surprise, there was no change in the egg texture or ease in pealing when we used our go to 5-5-5 method. Even with them in the mason jar, the eggs came out perfect!We did find that if you opt to cook them longer, for 6, 7 or 8 minutes, the color of the egg dye is a bit more vibrant, but the eggs were a bit overcooked and rubbery for our liking.
Tips for making Dyed Easter Eggs in the Ninja Foodi:
1.Do not overfill the mason jars. If you add in too much water to the jars or the jars are too small, the colored water will boil over the mason jars and into the pot. Depending on how many mason jars you have in the Ninja Foodi and how close together they are, the color may bleed over from one jar to the next if they are too full.
3.Use vinegar. I hate the smell of vinegar and have usually tried to skip it. But, when you use vinegar, the colors will be much more vibrant.
4. Make deviled eggs out of your dyed Easter eggs! Check out our recipe here!
Looking for more Ninja Foodi recipes? Check out some of our favorites!
- Ninja Foodi Mostaccioli
- Ninja Foodi Shrimp Scampi Linguine
- Ninja Foodi Tuscan Chicken Pasta
- Ninja Foodi Crack Chicken Pasta
- Ninja Foodi Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Ingredients for making Dyed Easter Eggs in the Ninja Foodi:
For each color:
- For each color:
- 1/2-1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon food coloring- about 15-20 drops
- 2-4 raw eggs in the shell
- 1 medium to large mason jar
Directions on making Dyed Easter Eggs in the Ninja Foodi:
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- Ninja Foodi
- Mason Jars
- Food Coloring
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon food coloring (about 15-20 drops)
- 2-4 eggs (raw)
- Pour 2 cups of water into the Ninja Foodi Liner.
- Pour 1/2-1 cup of water (depending on the size of your mason jar), 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring into each mason jar. The jar should be no more than 1/2 way filled with liquid.
- Put 2-3 eggs in each mason jar, depending on the size of the jar.
- Put mason jars with eggs and liquid into the Ninja Foodi liner.
- Close the lid and make sure that the valve is on “seal.” Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Once timer beeps, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release remaining pressure and remove lid.
- Using tongs, carefully remove eggs from mason jars and place in a bowl of ice for 5 minutes.