Ninja Foodi Bake/Roast Setting Review


My mother in law gave us two lobster tails that she purchased from an Omaha Steak package she ordered. They were frozen, the shell was cut in half and they had two skewers in each tail, should you decided to grill them. These were small lobster tails, 3.5 oz. each and the directions said to cook them frozen in the oven. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try the Bake/Roast setting in my Ninja Foodi!


This is what the lobster tails looked like when I took them out of the freezer. The shell was sliced on the top and bottom but the tail meat remained whole.


Set the Ninja to the Bake/Roast setting at 400 degrees and let it preheat for 5 minutes. (If you are making these in your regular oven, the directions stated to preheat the oven to 450 degrees then cook for 12 – 14 minutes.)


The lobster tails fit perfectly in the preheated Ninja on the rack.


I baked mine for 12 minutes and they were cooked through, moist and delicious. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought baking lobster tails, from the frozen state, in the oven would taste this good!


Although I give the Bake/Roast setting a five star rating, I still want to try a dessert like a cake or cookies to see how they turn out. It was nice not starting my huge oven for two small lobster tails and they cooked at a lower temperature in the Ninja Foodi.

Ninja Foodi Baked Lobster Tails



  • 2 – 3.5 oz. (each) lobster tails in the shell


  1. Preheat the Ninja Foodi on the Bake/Roast setting at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. (450 degrees if using a regular oven and preheat completely).
  2. Carefully cut the shell only on the top and bottom lengthwise, see picture below. Do not cut the meat. The lobsters came with the skewers so I left them in since they were frozen.
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  4. Place the frozen lobster tails into the Ninja Foodi on the metal rack. (If using regular oven place them on a baking sheet and bake for 12 – 14 minutes)
  5. Use the Ninja lid with the vent and bake for 12 minutes until they are cooked through and then serve.

Categories: Ninja Foodi, Reviews, Seafood


    • I have always boiled it. It is so easy to cook but when I saw the directions to cook frozen lobster tails in the oven I was quite leery! I was shocked at how delicious and perfectly cooked they were.

  1. We tried Omaha Steaks for the first time a couple of months ago and the food is great! Really good quality and affordable too. The lobster tails look good.

    • I wish I had tried this gadget first! All the gadgets I have, this one unit can replace most of them, it is amazing! I am so happy with how it cooks, cleans and tastes! Now this is one you would not need your stove anymore for Linda because of the small quantity you eat. Think about all it does….bakes, air fryer, broils, steams, dehydrates, slow cooker, pressure cooks, sautés well you get the idea. Lol

      • Wow – I should have gotten that instead of the crock pot … baby steps Diane! I wish I had bought it a long time ago, or bought a table for the laptop – no telling when I get rid of it off the stove. It’s a real issue where to keep the crockpot. I moved the toaster and the big mixer – I’ll never use the big mixer … not nowanyway, so have to find a place to keep it … but I like the way they look with their blue covers … looks odd in the kitchen. I have to do a workaround. Yesterday I made chicken and stuffing – it was wonderful … I am so glad you convinced me to get the crock pot … and with the bags, no cleanup … I am a lazy cook. 🙂

      • That is awesome Linda! You will look forward to weekends just so you can cook in the crock pot! So much better than processed food! I have never used the bags because I never found it difficult to clean the crocks but I have heard people really like them. I am cheap so I won’t spend the money on them. Besides that, my hubby almost always does the dishes…lol

      • I do think I will enjoy it but will keep your kitchen whiz gizmo in the back of my mind – the longer I don’t use the oven (or stove) grates ne a little more – you don’t have to have any special wiring for it do you? I would just plug it in the socket behind the stove that I currently have the laptop plugged in and I have to pull the laptop from the plug when i vacuum. We used that plug for the toaster oven.

      • Just a normal cord but not very long. The unit is a little heavy so if you can set it in one place and not move it, it would be better. They have this coated pan that so far I have wiped all the food off with a paper towel. When I used it as a slow cooker I put water in the pan, poured out the water and wiped it clean and washed as normal. I did try to air fry okra in it today and I don’t care for it air fried. I should have used the bake setting but I was just playing around with it. I will keep you informed with my posts if it continues to be a fabulous gadget!

      • I wondered if it was heavy – I guess they don’t make longer cords for safety sake as to kids and pets. That is great you don’t have to wash anything … I looked at the split crock in the crockpot trying to figure out if it was doable ever to use a cooking bag. 🙂 No fan of doing dishes … my mom would not go to bed with a dirty dish in the sink – finally her last few years, she relented to let a coffee cup, even a plate be in the sink, but it took a lot of coaxing to get her to do that. It sound like lots of fun – I could make bacon. The newer toaster ovens are almost all air-fry … I don’t think I’ve ever had okra.

      • I still wash my pot but it has wiped clean every time so far. I’m a clean freak in the kitchen and with food. I am like your mom was, I hate dishes in the sink at bedtime. When I get up I don’t want to see dirty dishes…lol

      • My mom used to say to me “whose daughter are you?” We did not see eye-to-eye on the dishes in the sink – it was a monumental moment when she consented to rinse out the coffee cup and place it upside down in the corner of the sink. 🙂

      • Yes we were despite our differing opinions on how a house should be kept. 🙂 My grandmother lived with my aunt – it was a two-story house and my aunt lived upstairs. They lived together for many years. My grandmother was a stickler for cleaning, my aunt not so much. I am the only one left now, but the four of us would be sitting talking and my grandmother and mother would say “I can just imagine how our houses will look when we’re gone.” My aunt died a few years after my grandmother, so I don’t know if she was as “bad” as I am.

    • No not just an air fryer, it does it all. It is an air fryer, dehydrates, bakes, pressure cooks, sautés, broils, steams and is a slow cooker. It gets rave reviews and so far I agree. The only complaint I have ever heard is from the people that ordered a 6 qt instead of the 8 qt (I have this one). Clean up is so easy and the food has all been fabulous so far. I haven’t used it very long and I have made perfect bacon, scalloped potatoes and ham, brats and wings. A lot of people said they don’t even use their stove anymore. I can’t se that because my 20# turkeys won’t fit into it and baking sweets is not an option, they go in the oven. My parents gifted this to me for helping to move them from Florida to here.

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