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Ninja Foodi Fish and Grits

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Create creamy grits and delicious crisp fish all in the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker with Air Crisp

ninja foodi fish and grits on a plate

The Ninja Foodi cooking system is truly living up to all the hype. I’ve made a lot in my little cooking system but this recipe is a true refelction on how you can make a delicious one pot meal all in the Foodi. 

ninja foodi device

First, I made creamy grits all in the pressure cooker. No more constant stirring. 

Then, I finished it off by air frying the fish while my grits were still in the pot. 

I did all this while recording this handy dandy video. 

finished ninja foodi fish and grits

As always, hope you enjoy this Ninja Foodi recipe. 

YouTube Video Here

If you love this recipe, try my shrimp and grits on the stovetop recipe.

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5 from 2 votes

Ninja Foodi Fish and Grits

Creamy grits covered with crispy fish all made in the Nija Foodi. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ninja foodi fish and grits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Tanya


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pieces tilapia fish
  • 2 teaspoon blackened or cajun seasoning
  • vegetable oil in a spray bottle


  • Place chicken broth, heavy cream, grits, salt and butter in Ninja Foodi pressure cooker insert. Stir. Cover with pressure cooker cover. Make sure valve is set to “Seal.”
  • Cook on High Pressure for 8 minutes. Once 8 minutes is up, allow the Ninja Foodi to natural release for 10 minutes. Press cancel and release the remaining pressure by turning the valve to “Vent.”
  • Meanwhile, season fish with blackened or cajun seasoning by first spraying the fish, then rubbing the seasoning into both sides of the fish.
  • Once all pressure is released, open foodi and stir grits. Place a piece of heavy duty foil on top of the grits to cover. Lay the seasoned fish on top of the foil. Spray again with oil. 
  • Close the Air Crisp lid on the ninja foodi. Cook at 400 degrees Farenheit for 10 minutes or until fish can be easily flaked with a fork. 
  • Serve fish over grits and Enjoy 🙂


Notes for Ninja Foodi Fish and Grits

  • You can sub other fish if you like. 
  • I used low sodium chicken broth and unsalted butter in this recipe so I can control the amount of salt I add to suit my taste. 
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Recipe Rating


Monday 9th of August 2021

Would I use the same steps for shrimp in the foodi?


Monday 9th of August 2021

Yes, but you will likely need to cook the shrimp for a little less time, about 6-8 minutes.


Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Girl, I love me some shrimp and grits! This change up was just as delicious 😋


Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Same here! Thanks so much :)


Saturday 9th of January 2021

I tried this recipe and it was awesome. My son and sister really enjoyed it


Monday 24th of August 2020

Is stone ground grits the same as instant grits?


Monday 24th of August 2020

No, stone ground grits are coarser than instant grits and take longer to cook. Instant grits are finer and cook quicker. They have a different texture once cooked though. Stone grits are come our creamier and have a better flavor in my opinion.

Suzanne Mullenhour

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

This turned out great. Used thick cut Cod. 10 minutes in air fryer was spot on!