Tagged: Ninja Cooking System

Get a taste of savory ground turkey & bacon sauteed with nutritious swiss chard in a flavorful blend of seasonings served on cheesy, pan-fried polenta. 0

Southwest Turkey & Bacon Polenta {Ninja Cooking System}

Have I mentioned the awesome-ness of the Ninja Cooking System lately? Cooking an entire, well-rounded meal in one cooking vessel rocks my kitchen. With as fancy as Southwest Turkey & Bacon Polenta appears, the minimal cleanup involved seems hard to believe. This dish is much different than most of the steam-infused recipes out there for the NCS. After a sauté and a simmer for the saucy ingredients, thick slices of creamy polenta get a quick crisp-up on the stove top setting (along with a melty cheese topping). This final step adds a unique texture that really makes this turkey &...

Dijon Chicken with Rice & Broccoli is a nutritious & delicious meal for two prepared solely in the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Dijon Chicken with Rice & Broccoli {Ninja Cooking System}

Thank goodness for the Ninja Cooking System in July. The heat and humidity is enough here in Indiana—forget turning on the oven when summer is blazing away like this. This recipe for Dijon Chicken with Rice & Broccoli is perfect for summer and an adaptation of one of my favorites for the Ninja. You’ll find a lot of Paula Deen cookbooks in my collection. Back in our dating days, Rob and I occasionally landed on her Food Network shows. He would just, like, drool. And that was my cue. The funny thing—I have been most drawn to the recipes in...

Savory pork, rice noodles & vegetables with a creamy peanut sauce come together for this delicious dinner recipe cooked in the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Pork & Noodles with Peanut Sauce | Ninja Cooking System

After developing the recipe for Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls (which is delicious!), I’ve been experimenting with other Asian-inspired noodle dishes for the Ninja Cooking System. This recipe for Pork & Noodles with Peanut Sauce had me trying some new things in the kitchen. 1. I typically choose something other than a dish with peanuts out at restaurants. Never been a huge fan of the peanut flavor unless it’s in a classic PB&J. Somehow, the idea of making it into a creamy satay-inspired sauce with coconut milk seemed like the way to go here. And I’d say it was a...

Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls for the Ninja Cooking System are a rich & flavorful Asian-inspired fix-it-and-(almost)-forget-it easy dinner. 0

Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls {Ninja Cooking System}

I could eat Asian-inspired meals every day. The flavors from nearly all the regions agree with me, and I have a particular affinity for Japanese cuisine. Since I love it so much, I actually went a stretch of 6 consecutive birthdays celebrating with dinner at the Hibachi grill. So it’s no surprise that Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls are a dinner favorite in the Williams’ household. I love using the Ninja Cooking System to slow cook a roast because now my roasts always get seared first. Searing the meat before slow cooking adds a depth to the flavor profile. But I used...

Ham, Red Pepper, Brussels Sprouts & Potato Gratin Casserole is a delicious, cheesy comfort food dinner dish made in the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Ham, Red Pepper, Brussels Sprouts & Potato Gratin Casserole {Ninja Cooking System}

I’ve been on a tiny comfort food kick lately. A loaded potato gratin in the Ninja Cooking System sounded like a fantastic idea every time I had to take our new puppy out for frigid potty breaks last week. So I put together a potato gratin casserole with ham, red pepper, and brussels sprouts. Instant comfort, warm happy bellies in our house. I’m a “from scratch” kinda person in the kitchen, but I prefer to make dishes that don’t require a ton of time. If it weren’t for my mandoline slicer, who knows how long I’d have been slicing 3 pounds of...

Chicken, Brown Rice & Broccoli Lettuce Cups in the Ninja Cooking System is a healthy, clean eating Asian fusion recipe for main dish dinner or small plates. 0

Chicken, Brown Rice & Broccoli Lettuce Cups {Ninja Cooking System}

Sometimes Cooper surprises me. The boy hated mac & cheese until he turned five and he won’t eat mashed potatoes to save his life. But when we put these Chicken, Brown Rice & Broccoli Lettuce Cups in front of him for dinner, he ate three of them. Could be that we told him to eat them like a taco (one of his favorite foods). IDK. The fact that Cooper likes these is great news to me, since they are loaded with lean protein, veggies, and whole grain brown rice. He didn’t even complain about the broccoli! Funny story about Cooper. If he’s served...

Irish Inspired Coddle Stew is a great winter time comfort food to make in your Ninja Cooking System (but also translates easily to a one pot dish on the stovetop). 0

Irish Inspired Coddle Stew ✤ For the Ninja Cooking System

When I was in college at Indiana University, an Irish restaurant in downtown Bloomington served this rich, meaty potato stew they called coddle. Ever since (and it’s been 10+ years) I’ve searched for a good coddle stew recipe so I could recreate it at home. Most of the authentic coddle recipes out there are more of a roasted dish and less of a stew. But the ingredients are the same: potatoes, bacon, sausage, and a few veggies. Talk about the epitome of winter comfort food! Although I like making this with a snow cover on the ground and a fire crackling...

Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna is made by first simmering a homemade spicy sauce in the Ninja Cooking System, and then slow cooking the layered ingredients. 0

Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna ⚜ Creole Fusion Recipe

It may not be a traditional southern recipe, but I still think Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna could be a good dinner recipe during Mardi Gras. It’s a fusion of southern creole flavors and Italian style. I never used to make any kind of lasagna from scratch. That is, until I learned that lasagna can be made in a slow cooker without having to pre-boil the noodles. Eliminating that step closes the deal for me. Making homemade lasagna has never been easier! This Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna needed a sauce all of its own to highlight the flavors of...

Inspired by the recipe in Paula Deen's Deen Family Cookbook, this delicious Gumbo Rice Bake is created especially for the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Gumbo Rice Bake in the Ninja Cooking System

Gumbo Rice Bake is a recipe I first came across in Paula Deen’s The Deen Family Cookbook. It’s not actually her recipe; it’s her son, Bobby’s. Her sons’ recipes typically fit into a healthier lifestyle, at least compared to the stereotype (butter, anyone?). The original recipe is cooked in one pot, and very easy to make. But for those of us who are faithful Ninja Cooking System users, it needs a little adjusting. That’s where I enter the equation! So I absolutely love gumbo. But man, is it an involved recipe. I spend more time making the roux than I typically...

This recipe is similar to the Ninja Cooking System recipe for spaghetti & meatballs, but instead we've used whole wheat spaghetti with meat sauce. 0

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Meat Sauce in the Ninja Cooking System

I love using the Ninja Cooking System for pasta. It makes cleanup easy and I can get on to enjoying my family with their happy, full bellies. The second recipe in the Ninja Cooking System cookbook shows how to make spaghetti and meatballs in 30 minutes flat. But I quickly figured out a recipe adjustment so I could serve whole wheat spaghetti with meat sauce. We do love meatballs, but we’re used to eating meat sauce with our spaghetti. And this is one of those dishes where the whole wheat pasta isn’t quite as noticeable because of the flavorful sauce....