Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to make Skillet Lasagna - Ninja Cooking System

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Here is another quick one pot meal.  In the mood for Italian, try this hearty skillet lasagna made in the Ninja in under 30 minutes!  Only 10 minutes of prep, and under 30 minutes of cooking time!!  This will be the quickest Lasagna you have ever made!!



Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEW Contest!

Hey Everyone!

I have a new website for Ninja Cooking System Recipes.

You can find it here EasyNinjaRecipes.com

I am having a new contest!

You can find out the details here



- Mitch

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Italian Sausage Bake

Italian Sausage Bake

By: Jill Kinsel

Just made what we call Italian Sausage Bake in the Ninja for the first time.


1 lb sweet Italian Sausage
1 medium chopped onion
1 large chopped green pepper
jar of spaghetti sauce
can of Italian style diced tomatoes
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Italian spice, as much as you would like to add
2 cups Penne noodles


On stove top high in Ninja brown sausage until really brown, rinse if you prefer, add onion and green pepper to soften for a few minutes. As these are browning cook 2 cups Penne noodles for 7 mins on your regular stove top so they are still a little stiff. Turn Ninja to crock pot low add spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, and noodles and any spices, stir well. Top dish with shredded cheese and cook for 20-30 mins until cheese is melted. It was really good and tasted just like when I use to cook it in the oven but a LOT easier. Enjoy!!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper

Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper

By: Terri Bionda Jacobs

I don't like boxed or canned meals, but when they're the home made version they're pretty good, and this one's so easy!

Servings: 8 

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cook time: 12 minutes 

Stand time: 5 minutes


1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 cup hot water
2 cups milk
1 ½ cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, or a blend of your favorites (plus more for topping, if desired)

Sauce "Packet"(includes the ingredients below)

1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar


1. Brown ground beef or turkey on Stove Top High. Drain. (I usually don't have to drain when using turkey)
2. Add hot water, milk, pasta and "sauce packet" ingredients.
3. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 12 minutes or until pasta is tender.
4. In the last few minutes of cook time, add cheese, stir and re-cover.
5. When pasta is tender and cheese is melted, turn off heat and uncover.
6. Let stand about 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken as it stands. I like to add a little ground pepper at this time.
7. Top with additional cheese if you'd like.


-For a spicier flavor, use Mexican cheese blend, or add some taco seasoning.
-For a buffalo twist, add ¼ cup of buffalo or hot sauce, and substitute ¼ - ½ cup blue cheese for the cheddar.
-Add crumbled bacon, because bacon makes EVERYTHING better!
-Use mozzarella cheese and add pepperoni or sausage for a pizza spin
-Add veggies to make yourself feel like you're eating healthy comfort food

Hash Brown Casserole #2

Hash Brown Casserole #2

By: Holly Briere


1/4c butter
1/2 diced onion
1 diced sweet pepper
1 pkg of frozen hash browns
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 package of Philadelphia Italian Herb cooking cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste


I melted 1/4c butter on stovetop medium and then cooked 1/2 diced onion and 1 diced sweet pepper for a few minutes. Then mix in 1pkg of frozen hash browns, one can of cream of chicken soup, and one package of Philadelphia Italian Herb cooking cream, salt and pepper. Switch the Ninja to Oven 300 degrees for 25 mins. Then I mixed in 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese and turned the Ninja to slow cook low until ready to serve (about 2 hours).

Hash Brown Casserole #1

Hash Brown Casserole #1

By: Connie Hamilton


1 bag shredded hash browns
1 Onion
1 can cream mushroom soup
1 16-oz sour cream with chives (in the regular oven I actually used half this amount...seemed too much. But the Ninja it was perfect)
1 stick melted butter (I am actually thinking of using a half stick next time, just as a tester)
2 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese


Thaw hash browns.
In a large bowl mix all ingredients together (using your hands is the quickest and easiest way to get all the ingredients mixed).
Spray ninja pot with non stick cooking spray
Add all ingredients to the Ninja
Set oven to 350 (covered) for one hour.
Turn off Ninja and let sit uncovered for a few minutes to sort of gel together.

The bottom had the best crust.
My family absolutely loved it.

Regular oven recipe calls for 1 hour baking covered - another 30 to 45 minutes uncovered in order for the top to brown.

So the Ninja is the hero of the day in my house. Served this with chili I made yesterday in my Ninja!!!!!

Hamburger and Sausage Casserole!



1 lb. hamburger
1 lb. sausage
1 lg. onion
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 lg. jar pimento
1 jar sliced mushrooms
1 pkg. brown wild rice, cooked
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup


Turn the Ninja on Stovetop High. Cook the first 4 ingredients and drain off grease.
Add remaining ingredients.
Mix together and Turn to Oven, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
After 20 minutes, add 1 cup grated cheese to top.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Smores Pockets! Easy Treats! - Ninja Cooking system or Oven!

This s'mores recipe comes from a facebook group dedicated to the ninja cooking system. Lots of super nice people in this group and they are always so helpful and full of recipe ideas. This one came from Jessica Conol. We also test it in our convection microwave oven!  This is a super easy and quick recipe!

Link to the facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/403206896465253/

Link to silicone cupcake forms: http://amzn.to/19yo7dJ



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WE HAVE A WINNER!! Ninja Cooking System Giveaway!!

WE HAVE A WINNER!! The Ninja Cooking System Giveaway is over!!  Sorry that I couldnt give more Ninja Cooking Systems away!  Maybe in the future.  Please Congratulate our winner in the comments.   Thanks to Ninja Kitchen for offering up and shipping out the Ninja Cooking System. You Guys/Gals Rock!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Broccoli Cheese Dip - Ninja Cooking System

So, I am not sure that I am a fan of Broccoli cheese dip.  This was the first I have had and it was okay. It may be great, if you are a fan of broccoli cheese dip.  A friend at work made it and he said it was awesome! Maybe I just dont know.  I know I ate it all, but this wouldn't be something on the "Make again" list. #recipe

Friday, January 31, 2014

~ WIN ME ~ Ninja Cooking System Giveaway!!

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Sorry about the confusion!  Good Luck!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Crock Pot Girls Cookbook?

Anyone familiar with The Crock Pot Girls? They have a book that contains Over 500 Crock Pot Recipes. Just curious if anyone bought their book and or recommends it? Seems like it would be an awesome book for use with the Ninja!!

Check out the cookbook here!

CrockPot Girls Recipe Collection

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Some recommended Ninja Accessories

Over the past several months I have seen many Ninja accessories recommended by people on several Ninja cooking sites.

Here is a list with links. I think most of them ship FREE from Amazon if you are a Prime member.

Hope this helps!

Duncan 2-Piece Short Handle Holder, Black

OXO Good Grips Nylon Lasagna Turner

Good Grips Plastic Brownie Spatula for Non-stick Pans, Black

Healthy Chef Raised Baking Mat - Set of 2

Chopstir Nylon Chopper 

Norpro Grip-EZ 1713 Silicone Whisk 

8 Piece Toaster Oven Bake set

Silicone baking cups

Mr. Clean HomePro Extra Power Magic Eraser, 8 Count Box

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Super Easy Potato Soup! - Ninja Cooking System - Weight Watchers

This is a super easy Potato Soup recipe. Light on calories and fat if you are doing weight watchers. Add cheddar cheese, some bacon bits, etc if you want to add a bit more too it. Either way it is really good, easy to do, fast to prepare, potato soup! Enjoy!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Super Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs!!! Ninja Cooking System

When I say this is SUPER EASY, I am not kidding.  So easy even I can do it. This is going to be everyones favorite go to recipe. The possibilities are endless with the type of pasta, sauce, meatballs or ground beef.  We have made this several times for sending a gift of food to friends in need. This makes so much food it can feed an army.

I really hope you enjoy it and let me know how you made it in the comments.

Did you use a different sauce, alfredo, Cheese, etc?  How did it turn out?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ninja Cooking System - Pretzel Coated Chicken Tenders

So, this one is from a little over a year ago,  I am trying to get caught up on this blog.  But this will be new to you all unless you have seen my videos on YouTube.  Anyway,  This recipe was really easy. Lesson learned, you need to stir the cheese instantly, otherwise it will start to burn, which mine did a little.  Also, the pretzel coating wasnt as krispy as I would have hoped. I am not sure what I could do to improve that.  Please feel free to leave comments if you have a way I can fix it.

I would definitely recommend trying this recipe. It is easy and turned out really well.

Stay tuned for more great recipes.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Poppers - Ninja Cooking System

The Playoffs are here! These little snacks are great for football watching get togethers. You can use any sauce you want. You dont have to use buffalo. Enjoy!  

Friday, January 10, 2014

Easy Meaty Mac And Cheese Dinner - Ninja Cooking System

I will be honest. I didn't think that this recipe would turn out to be much. I though, eh.. its just like the spaghetti recipe.  It's too easy.  It cant be that good.  Well, I was wrong.  This turned out delicious.  I am wrong quite often, my wife can vouch for that.  : )   So, she wasn't surprised when it turned out great.  Anyway, we both loved it, and our 19 month old daughter loved it as well.  I highly recommend this recipe.  Don't let the simplicity of the recipe fool you.  Try it and let me know what you think.  Thanks. - Mitch