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Ninja Foodi Ham

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Ninja Foodi Ham, cooked in a pressure cooker with an air-crisped glaze, is a super easy and delicious way to cook holiday ham this year.

Ninja Foodi Ham Recipe

Ninja Foodi Boneless Ham

Long gone are the days when the entire oven was taken over for hours, and the rest of the food had to be in the slow cooker.

While I have literally nothing against the slow cooker (it’s an amazing kitchen essential), there are so many delicious side dishes that are made in the oven.

Using the pressure cooker to make your ham gives you the oven back—rolls, oven-baked mac n cheese, and smashed red potatoes can all be made while the pressure cooker takes care of the main dish meal.

Ingredients

✔ Ninja Foodi 6.5 quart ✔PC & AC ✔ Thanksgiving Food!

The ham in this recipe was 4.5 lbs – Hickory Smoked Whole Natural Petite Boneless Ham (pre-cooked)

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small ham, about 4-6lbs 
  • 1/2 cup Apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 6.5 quart Ninja Foodi + Wire Rack + Inner Ceramic Pot

SUMMARY: PC High, Natural Release + AC (see article for times.)

RELATED RECIPES: Ninja Foodi Corn Casserole, Ninja Foodi Bacon

Please note that this is a fully cooked ham from the store. This means the packaging should say pre-cooked, baked, smoked, or cured. Almost all hams from the store are precooked.

Cooking Ham in the Ninja Foodi

Because hams typically come fully cooked, prepping ham in the Ninja Foodi all-in-one is a snap! Simply pressure cook to perfection and then air crisp the homemade apricot glaze!

Place the roasting rack into the instant pot’s ceramic inner pot.

Pour 1 cup of water into the pot.

Place the boneless ham on the rack.

Cooking Ham in the Ninja Foodi, pour in water and place ham on the rack

Place the pressure cooker lid onto the Foodi and twist it to seal it shut.

Close the pressure release valve. <——————————Do not forget this!

Set the Ninja Foodi to Pressure Cook on high for 10 minutes.

When cooking is complete, naturally release steam for 10 minutes.

Apricot Ham Glaze

The glaze is good and sweet, and it gets nice and crispy when you AC in the final step.

While the ham is cooking, mix the glaze.

Add preserves, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar and mix well. Set aside.

Carefully remove the pressure cooker lid when the cooking is complete.

Spoon glaze on top of the ham, and using the Air Fryer lid, set the Foodi to Air Crisp for 8 minutes.

Apricot Ham Glaze

When the cooking cycle is complete, open the pot and carefully remove the ham.

The roasting rack will help you remove the ham from the Foodi, since it’s molten lava hot.

Spoon glaze on top of the ham and using the Air Fryer lid, set the Foodi to Air Crisp for 8 minutes.

Slice and serve.

*The pictures of our ham have rosemary on the side for décor and looks very pretty on the plate for serving*

Can a spiral ham be made in the Ninja Foodi?

Most spiral hams will not fit into the 6.5 quart Ninja Foodi. Most are just too large.

In theory, cooking would be about the same, but check your Foodi paperwork for time adjustments based on the size of the ham. Use leftover ham in ham pasta salad, ham and potato casserole, and ham and hash brown casserole.

Ninja Foodi Ham for Thanksgiving ready to serve with rosemary on the side

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4.89 from 36 votes

Ninja Foodi Ham with Air Crisp Glaze


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Ninja Foodi ham (also known as gammon) is an extraordinary way to cook in the event that you need it done rapidly. Keeping the oven clean and clear for other side dishes, the Ninja Foodi makes deliciously tender meat with crispy skin glaze. Using a pressure cooker is a distinct advantage! The Ninja Foodi all in one makes it super simple to pressure cook boneless ham and air crisp a delicious crispy Apricot glaze. A perfect way to get moist and flawless ham this holiday season! 6.5 quart Ninja Foodi used in recipe below – if you have a different Foodi or a different size ham over 6 pounds, please adjust timing according to reference sheets.

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Place roasting rack into the instant pot ceramic inner pot. 
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the pot.
  • Place the cooked boneless ham on the rack.
  • Place the pressure cooker lid onto the Foodi and twist to seal shut.
  • Close the pressure release valve. <————Do not forget this!!
  • Set the Foodi to Pressure Cook HIGH for 10 minutes.
  • When cooking is complete, naturally release steam for 10 minutes.
  • Apricot Ham Glaze
  • Add preserves, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar and mix well. Set aside.
  • Carefully remove the pressure cooker lid when the cooking is complete.
  • Spoon glaze on top of the ham and using the Air Fryer lid, set the Foodi to Air Crisp for 8 minutes on 350 degrees.
  • When cooking cycle is complete, open the pot and carefully remove the ham.
  • The roasting rack will help you remove the ham from the Foodi, since it’s molten lava hot.
  • Slice and serve.

Notes

Note: The ham we used is the Hickory Smoked Whole Natural Petite Boneless Ham – which is already precooked. If you are altering the size of the meat, thickness or its totally raw, this changes the whole recipe and you may need extra time in the pressure cooker and natural release.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 352mg | Sugar: 40g

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6 Comments

  1. Not sure my ham 5lb was still raw in the middle followed instructions not sure what went wrong 🤔

    1. Did you accentailly purchased a fully uncooked ham? This recipe is for a precooked ham (like the ones you purchase at most stores in holiday times or places like Honey baked ham). The ham we listed above was the Hickory Smoked Whole Natural Petite Boneless Ham – if you are cooking entirely from an uncooked ham, OR you have a bone in, you would typically need 15 minutes in the pressure cooker and 30 minute natural release. This is usually a “butt pork” type ham.

      Most hams come already cooked and should be denoted by saying it was pre-cooked baked, smoked or cured on the packaging.

  2. At what temperature do you set the Air Crisp?

    1. 350 Degrees

  3. Excellent ham recipe for the Ninja Foodi, THANK YOU! I used a Costco “Master Carve Half Ham” (fully cooked). It was 5.4 lbs, but I have a 8 qt Ninja so had to adjust time a bit. The only other change I made was adding 1/4 cup whiskey and 1/2 tbsp Dijon to glaze, reduced apple cider vinegar to 1 tbsp. It was excellent soooo much flavor and juicy, not dry in the least

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Thank you for the awesome review~ so glad you enjoyed this ham, Miss Pam!

      Trisha