Leave it to me to always want a baked potato for dinner…30 minutes before dinner. It seems to take FOREVER to cook a baked potato in the oven. You can save time by “baking” potatoes in the Ninja Foodi!
When we are in a hurry, we usually microwave our baked potatoes but they always seem to come out with an almost gummy texture. When we made our baked potatoes in the pressure cooker, we were so pleasantly surprised to find out that they were not gummy…..they were fluffy and amazing!! These baked potatoes were just like real baked potatoes!! Woo hoo!! Mission accomplished!!
When you are making baked potatoes in the Ninja Foodi, you don’t have to check on it. You just put it in the Ninja Foodi and let it work its magic. When the timer beeps….let it sit in the pot until the pressure has released….and voila…..perfectly cooked baked potatoes!
Tips for making Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes:
1.To salt or not to salt? I have always LOVED the baked potatoes that you get at restaurants that have the coarse salt on the skin. I have tried salting and foiling, coating with olive oil and salt, coating with butter and salt, just salt, foil and no foil. You name it…I’ve tried it….and the salt just does not stick like I want it to. I tried to salt the potatoes when cooking them in the Ninja Foodi and it did not work. The moisture in the pot almost dissolves the salt off of the potatoes. Skip the salt.
2.What size potatoes should you use? Whatever size you want! The bigger the potato, the longer it will take to cook. I would recommend cooking potatoes that are all the same size. If you cook a small potato at the same time as a large potato, they will not be uniformly cooked.
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Ingredients for making Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes:
- 2 uncooked, unpeeled Russett potatoes
- 1 cup cold water
Directions to make Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes:
1.Wash potatoes well and prick with a fork five or 6 times.
2.Pour 1 cup water into Ninja Foodi. Place a trivet into Ninja Foodi. If you don’t have a trivet you can use a steamer basket that has very short feet on it. You want to raise the potatoes just enough so that they are not sitting in the water.
3.Place the potatoes onto the trivet. Lay the potatoes down across the trivet. You should be able to fit 3-6 potatoes in one layer, depending on the size of the potato. If you are cooking a lot of baked potatoes you can stack them on top of each other.
4.Close lid. Turn valve to “seal” and cook on high pressure for 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. (See cooking chart.) When the timer beeps, naturally release pressure for 10 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure. Remove lid and enjoy with butter and salt!
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- Ninja Foodi
- 2 Russett Potatoes (uncooked, unpeeled)
- 1 cup water (cold)
- Wash potatoes well and prick with a fork five or 6 times.
- Close lid. Turn valve to “seal” and cook on high pressure for 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. (See cooking chart.) When timer beeps, naturally release pressure for 10 minutes and then quick release remaining pressure. Remove lid and enjoy with butter and salt!