Ninja Foodi Ham in a pressure cooker and air crisped glaze, is a super easy and delicious way to cook holiday ham this year.
Ninja Foodi Boneless Ham
Long gone are the days where the entire oven is taken over for hours and the rest of the food has to be in the slow cooker. While I have literally nothing against the slow cooker (its 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 is taking care of the main dish meal.
✔ Ninja Foodi 6.5 quart ✔PC & AC ✔ Thanksgiving Food!
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)
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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 roasting rack into the instant pot ceramic inner pot.
Pour 1 cup of water into the pot.
Place the 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
The glaze is good and sweet, and gets nice and crispy when you AC in the final step.
While 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.
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.
*the pictures of our ham has 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.
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Comments & Reviews
Not sure my ham 5lb was still raw in the middle followed instructions not sure what went wrong 🤔
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.
At what temperature do you set the Air Crisp?
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
Trisha Haas says
Thank you for the awesome review~ so glad you enjoyed this ham, Miss Pam!