Ninja Foodi Dehydrate recipes for dogs

Hi there, friends! Today on Home Pressure Cooking we are going to talk about how to dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and protein in the Ninja Foodi. Not all models come with the dehydrate function, so this is for those that have the function and want to dabble, and nibble.

Here’s the beautiful thing about dehydrating fruits, veggies, and protein. Not only for our enjoyment but for our pets as well. In fact, more and more these days dogs are eating fresh, clean, and wholesome foods. It is also cheaper to do so! If you missed our Instant Pot dog food recipes, check them out. Of course, they can be done just the same in the Ninja Foodi.

Getting Started with Dehydrating

These recipes can be used in a regular dehydrator, Ninja Foodi, and even the Ninja Foodi Grill. Yes, even the Ninja Foodi Grill has a dehydrate option.

Of course, there are many more fruits and vegetables we can dehydrate in our Ninja Foodi’s. Today I am sharing the top 3 choices. ENJOY.

For the Ninja Foodi, you will need a dehydrator rack like the one pictured below:

Dehydrator rack for Ninja Foodi
Dehydrate chart for Ninja Foodi

Your Ninja Foodi comes with a basic dehydrate chart on Page 8 of your book. Most temperatures use are between 135 up to 165 degrees. Times may vary depending on the texture you are looking to achieve, and how you slice or dice.

Don’t Have to Stick Around

The nice thing about using the dehydrator option is that you can simply set it and go about your day. I recommend starting in the morning because by the time dinner rolls around you will want to use your Foodi for that as well.

How to dehydrate apples for your dog or yourself in the Ninja Foodi
Dehydrated apples in the Ninja Foodi

Let us start with Apples dehydrated:

We recommend a Granny Smith or McIntosh apple for natural sweetness.

Dehydrated Apples in the Ninja Foodi

Debbie
Course Snack
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Ninja Foodi
  • Dehydrator
  • Ninja Foodi Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 2.5 lbs Apples Granny Smith Apples or McIntosh
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Wash, peel and core apples
    Slice apples thin and even, about 1/4″
    Lay sliced rings on dehydrator wire rack. Be sure to leave a small amount of space around each slice to allow air to circulate
    Sprinkle apple slices with a very light dusting of cinnamon
    Set Dehydrate at 135°F for 6 to 8 hours, check at the 6 hour mark and continue to dry depending on the desired texture
    Check, both inside and outside of rings, ideal slices will feel dry and leathery without being sticky
    Tear an apple slice in half to check for moisture on the inside, it should resemble a dry sponge-like texture
    Once done, cool for several hours and store in an airtight bag or container – make sure they are completely cool so as not to create any moisture
    Have your fur baby be the taste tester, and then of course you enjoy as well.

Sweet Potatoes

Next, let us move on to Sweet Potatoes. Packed with vitamins and nutrients not only for us but again for our beloved pets. Sweet potatoes are great for digestive health because they’re high in dietary fiber. They’re also low in fat and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, and manganese.

Ninja Foodi dehydrated sweet potatoes for your dog or self
Dehydrated Sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi

Sweet potatoes dehydrated in the Ninja Foodi

Debbie
Course Snack
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Ninja Foodi
  • Ninja Foodi Grill
  • Dehydrator

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium Sweet Potatoes. Try to to find sweet potatoes in similar size.

Instructions
 

  • Thoroughly wash and peel sweet potatoes
    Slice the sweet potato into 1/4″ thin slices
    NOTE:
    You may also cut down the middle lengthwise and slice into 1/4″ strips and arrange on dehydrator rack not touching , allowing space for air to flow
    Dehydrate for 6- 8 hours at 150 degrees – crunchier treats may take a little longer
    Allow to cool and store in an airtight glass container placed in a cool, dark place MAY be stored for up to 2 months. No worries, they won't last but a few days!

NOTE: Green beans can also be done and make for a great snack. Rinse, pat dry, and set on rack apart at 165 degrees for approx. 7 hours.

Beef Jerky

A family favorite for all to enjoy is a little beef jerky

How to dehydrate beef jerky in the Ninja Foodi
Beef Jerky in the Ninja Foodi

Beef Jerky is an awesome treat for pups. HOWEVER, seasoning the jerky is not recommended for dogs. This is plain meat dehydrated for the dogs. You can season your parts if you so wish with your favorite beef seasonings or marinade. JUST be sure not to mix them up. I would put on separate racks to be certain.

You may be asking yourself next, “what cut of beef is best” The simple answer to that, is the one with the least amount of fat. We recommend a flank steak, eye round, and bottom round. Keep in mind the Flank steak will be your most expensive option. We love flank steak when made properly. You may enjoy our Rouladen recipe.

Beef Jerky in the Ninja Foodi

Debbie
Course Snack
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Ninja Foodi
  • Ninja Foodi Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs sliced lean cut of beef, round, bottom or flank steak

Instructions
 

  • Slice your cut of beef thin and evenly. Set on dehydrator rack being sure meat is not touching
  • Set Foodi to 135 degrees for approximately 6 hours.
  • Enjoy along with your pup!

The world of dehydrating is becoming more and more popular due to our modern-day kitchen appliances making it simple for us. You can convert just about any recipe to fit whatever size or model dehydrator you may have. Just have fun, and enjoy the fruits of the labor:)

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Ninja Foodi Dehydrate recipes for dogs

Ninja Foodi dehydrated fruits vegetables and protein

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