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Ninja Foodi French Fries

Ninja Foodi french fries are easy to make in your new air fryer and pressure cooker machine! Healthy and homemade potato wedges done in no time for dinner.

Ninja Foodi French Fries

Ok so I am loving my new air fryer and pressure cooker! Have you seen this??!! This 3 in 1 cooker has the ability to do it all and get dinner on the table in no time at all…and crisp it before it gets there too. We will begin with this easy Ninja Foodi french fries recipe because well, everyone loves anything potato (especially here in Idaho). 😉 This and more are now on our Ninja Foodi recipes page. (affiliate links present)

This is the Ninja Cooking system we got (there is a 2nd lid not seen here, yes there are 2 different lids so it can do it all). I wasn’t sure it was something I really need when my husband brought it home since I already had a singular model but after a month or so I was hooked!

If you’re new to this machine and how to air fry food you’re in for a real treat here. Fries are just the beginning but something that everyone loves so it is a good place to start.

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You kinda’ can’t go wrong with them and even the kids will want you to use it every single day after this. You’ll find more air fryer dinner recipes to make after that.

Excited to get going and anxious to see what all the hype is about? I was too, and always like to share easy step by step directions in case you’re a little anxious at the beginning. 😉

If you too are obsessed with your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker air fryer machine, here are a few resource to start with:

  1. You can bookmark our Ninja air fryer recipes page, we add to that weekly.
    1. Here’s a printable air fryer cook times chart here for your fridge.
    2. Be sure to save this link to the best pressure cooker recipes too.
  2. Grab a Foodi cookbook here, we love this one.

Then join our Ninja Facebook group where you can share and find more ideas you’ll love. We have an air fryer page that shares daily ideas too.

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If you need to know how to cook frozen meat in a pressure cooker, we have information on that. NO, you aren’t the only forgetful one. 😉 It sure does come in handy when it’s an hour before dinner and everyone is starving. You can save the day still with this handy device.

You know me…I wouldn’t recommend anything I wasn’t totally in love with. Seriously, this machine will change the way you cook meals for good.

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I will tell you that this new stainless steel electric pressure cooker is a game changer! You won’t need that particular function on this go around because air crisp is the only function necessary.

To begin with let’s chat about what lid you’re going to use. It came with 2 right, so which is which? The one attached is for air frying foods of all kinds.

Ninja Foodi French Fries Recipe

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Ok enough of me convincing you because you may have already jumped on the new Ninja machine train and have one sitting in front of you. So here was our first creation in the best air fryer we’ve used thus far. 

This is what you’ll need to make fries in the Ninja Foodi

  • Potatoes – let’s go with russet shall we (Leave skins on which make them even healthier. Sliced pretty thin.) You could use fingerling potatoes if you wanted and slice into sticks too.
  • Olive oil – again, healthier than vegetable oil – we considered using avocado oil too but will try that next time

The pot has a ceramic coating which is great but for this you’re going to use the air fryer basket it comes with.

Fingerling Potatoes

I’d highly suggest you leave the skins on so they can hold the pieces together better and provide texture. Larger pieces are easier to hold and typically cheaper but use what you like.

  • Seasonings – use what you would typically like on your fries, we are all about Lawry’s over here – it’s the bomb
  • We share how to make air fryer baked potatoes here if you want to leave them whole too.

Let’s hear it for air crisp french fries. I’m telling you, you’ll never go back to frozen again after you try these. What is really nice is you can season them as you wish, and even add a bit of heat to them just for fun too.

air fryer french fries

What are the benefits of using an electric air fryer?

  • There is NO need for oil
    • Saves you a ton of money cutting out that ingredient
    • Much healthier for you. Food absorbs quite a bit of oil and no matter what type you use and consuming oil isn’t great
    • Safer since oil splatters. I especially never liked frying when my kids were around, made me nervous
  • Your food comes out crispy
    • The texture of food is important in the overall taste. Nobody likes limp fries or chicken strips
  • There’s no need to turn on your oven or stovetop

When it is the summertime and you live in 90/100 degree weather that is the last thing you want to do. We lived in the desert for a long time where it was over 100 for weeks at a time, it was miserable. There was NO way I was going to bake anything which made it hard to figure out what to have for dinner.

I sure wish I had one of these babies back then, it would have saved us many nights of just having cereal or sandwiches. Not only does it save you money on your overall energy bill but cooks faster too. Using a small device rather than your oven to crisp something small up is so great.

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Why is Ninja Foodi the best air fryer?

  1. Ninja Foodi air fryer is a multi function machine with a pressure cooker in it as well
    1. means one machine can serve two purposes which saves space in my kitchen = major win
  2. It is easy to clean, enough said
    1. inner pressure cooker pot and air fryer bin have a Teflon coating

The air fryer lid is attached (photo above) which means it’s less likely to get lost.

  1. It comes with an additional pressure cooking lid that is separate and works great for that function
  2. Air fryer bin is wide and doubles as a pressure cooker accessory
    1. again, dual functions in the kitchen are the best
    2. wide bin enables you to spread food out and make sure everything gets nice and cripsy

The air fryer cook crisp basket doubles as a great Ninja Foodi accessory for pressure cooking a chicken. Holes at bottom allow juices to drip away from the bird, and then finish with a crisp using the air frying function.

Air Fryer French Fries

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Next we made this amazing air fryer steak and many others below! There are only a few here. You should bookmark our pages above in the menu bar so you can refer back to them often. Each week I add at least 2 new recipes you can make in this machine so you will never run out of ideas y’all.

For now you can enjoy instructions for these Ninja Foodi air fryer recipes below, let us know which is your favorite.

Overall cook time will vary depending on how thick your potato slices are. Check the last few minutes until they’re golden brown to your liking.

How to Make Fry Sauce

Want to make thicker air fryer potato wedges?? We have a recipe for those too that are crusted with parmesan cheese and all the extra goodness.

Need frozen french fries air fryer instructions?? We have those too. You’ll love these air fryer carrot fries or how to make homemade french fries are here too! Try them all.

They are all great served with a frozen chicken wings for lunch.

They’re better than cooking them in the oven.

  • We are totally obsessed with both of these as side dishes or an after school snack!
Frozen French Fries Air Fryer

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Ninja Foodi French Fries

Ninja Foodi french fries are easy to make in your new air fryer and pressure cooker machine! Healthy and homemade potato wedges done in no time for dinner. 
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, french fries, ninja foodi, potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 164kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Wash, dry, and slice potatoes into strips (like french fries), leave skins on. Lay them on paper towels and wrap up so you remove as much moisture on the outside as possible.
  • Put them in a bowl and rub olive oil on them.
  • Place them into the air fryer basket in your Ninja Foodi or other air fryer machine. (can add some seasoning at this time, we prefer to season at the end)
  • Close lid (one that is attached), turn machine on.
  • Press the air crisp button. Set temp. to 390 for 20-23 minutes. Flip 3 times during total cook time (so every 7 minutes or so).
  • Add a few minutes extra if you want them browner/crispier or take out earlier if you want them very lightly browned. Remove immediately when done for best results.
  • Salt and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi French Fries
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 211mg9%
Potassium 733mg21%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 20.2mg24%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 5.8mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sunday 30th of October 2022

You need to cut the potatoes into French fries & the soak them in just water to remove the starch. 30-45 minutes. Drain & dry completely before lightly tossing in oil. Air fry at 390 tossing every 7 minutes until crispy. Put on paper towels & season immediately


Monday 17th of January 2022

Then look for another recipe or hit the jump to recipe button. Seems to me this is the first recipe you have looked up online. That's what I did. Click jump to recipe, and look there it is. No reading the article. Great article and recipe tasty mom. The world is so negative lately. Share your recipe Manny.


Sunday 27th of August 2023

@Chad, Thank you, Chad, for your dignified response. Hopefully, your example struck a nerve.


Sunday 9th of January 2022

This is the worst "recipe" I've ever read. Just say how to make the damn food then rattle off your marketing.


Saturday 21st of October 2023

@Manny, that’s what a “recipe blog” is. Just clip on “jump to recipe” button and you can bypass all the additional info. Easy fix.


Saturday 21st of August 2021

Thank you for this recipe. I was highly skeptical. They were crunchy and delicious. I am so excited to find other recipes on your page. These are husband approved too.

The Typical Mom

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

Oh good!


Saturday 17th of July 2021

First time French fries.Home grown potatoes....used the air fryer after drying fries and coating with oil. They were getting cooked, but not with the darker, crispier outside. So I bumped the Ninja Foodi up to close, but within just a few minutes, I had the brown, crispy, soft inside French fries that I love!!

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