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Ninja Foodi Roast Recipe

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Whip up this Ninja Foodi roast for your dinner or Sunday meal this week. A seasoned pot roast with vegetables, ready to pair with your favorite side dishes.

Carrots, potatoes, and green beans help add flavor to your pressure cooker pot roast.

This is a famous roast recipe as it features cocoa powder, a secret ingredient for roasts. If you have not tried it, give it a whirl and let me know what you think.

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Ingredients For Instant Pot Pot Roast

  • Roast
  • Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, Seasonings
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Carrots
  • Tomato Paste
  • Onions
  • Fingerling Potatoes
  • Beef Broth
  • Bacon
  • Green Beans
  • Parsley

Equipment Used to Make Ninja Foodi Pot Roast

How to Make Ninja Foodi Roast

Start by seasoning your beef roast, and then add oil to the Ninja Foodi and hit saute.

Sear your beef on both sides; this locks in tons of flavor.

Remove the roast and pour in the broth to deglaze the pot as the recipe card below directs.

Mix well with the tomato paste, cocoa powder, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

Place the roast back in the pressure cooker. Pressure cook as directed.

Once done, open the lid, toss in veggies, and cook as directed. Once done, you are ready to serve a delicious pot roast with vegetables.

instant pot pot roast in bowls

Best Roast for Ninja Foodi Pot Roast

Chuck, rump, shoulder, etc., are all wonderful cuts of beef roasts. The pressure cooker helps to ensure a moist and tender roast each and every time.

Tip on How to Cook Roast In Instant Pot and Ninja Foodi

  • Sear your beef roast to help lock in flavor and texture.
  • Add vegetables in later so they don't overcook in the pressure cooker.
  • Use broth instead of water for a richer flavor.
  • Remove meat and veggies, then turn the saute feature on. Mix in a cornstarch slurry to turn into a gravy to pour over the meat and vegetables.
  • Skip adding the vegetables and serve this Instant Pot pot roast with Instant Pot Green Beans and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. I also like serving roast beef with oven-roasted carrots. So good!

Do you put vegetables on top or bottom of pot roast?

Because you add your vegetables at the end of cooking your roast, you will place vegetables on top of the roast.

You must keep your roast in the liquid to prevent your roast from drying out.

Do you have to brown a roast before cooking?

No, you do not have to brown a roast before you cook it. You can make this exact recipe and skip the saute searing. It will remove some flavor, but overall, you will have a delicious pot roast to serve up.

Can you cook frozen meat in Ninja Foodi?

Absolutely! Toss in your frozen roast and cook for the same amount of time. It will take longer for the Foodi to come under pressure as it will thaw the roast before the cooking begins.

How do you sear a roast before cooking?

Searing a roast is simple and takes minimal time. But the payout is phenomenal!

Best Ninja Foodi Recipes

Yield: 6 servings

Ninja Foodi Pot Roast

ninja foodi pot roast in bowl

Enjoy this Ninja Foodi Pot Roast recipe for a tender and juicy gluten-free beef dinner. This one-pot recipe is complete with carrots, green beans and potatoes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Sauté Time 15 minutes
Pressure Cooker & Time to Come to Pressure Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 33 minutes


    1. Add the olive oil to the pressure cooker inner cooking pot and select the “Sauté’ function. Use the “Adjust” button to select the “More” (high) setting.
    2. Once hot, add the roast and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Sear the roast on all sides, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Remove roast from the pressure cooker and transfer to a platter. Set aside.
    3. Deglaze the inner pot by adding the beef broth and gently scraping the bottom with a silicone spatula to release the brown bits. Add the tomato paste, Italian seasoning, cocoa powder, and garlic powder, and stir to combine. Push the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button to turn off the Sauté function.
    4. Return the roast to the pot and add the lid. Lock the lid into place and set the vent to “Sealing.” Select the “Manual” button and adjust to the “High” setting, if necessary. Set cook time to 60 minutes.
    5. When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before doing a quick release on any remaining pressure. Add onion, carrots, potatoes, and green beans on top of the roast.
    6. Cover and lock the lid into place. Set the vent to “Sealing” and push the “Manual” button (should still be on “High.”) Adjust cook time to 3 minutes.
    7. When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes before doing a quick release on any remaining pressure.
    8. Carefully remove the lid and transfer roast and vegetables to a serving platter. Serve immediately garnished with fresh parsley leaves, if desired.


Time-Saving Tip: Prep the onions, carrots, potatoes, and green beans after the roast starts cooking.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 1058Total Fat 65gSaturated Fat 25gTrans Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 36gCholesterol 288mgSodium 1581mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 93g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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