Ninja Cooking System Review + Apricot & Country Mustard Salmon Recipe {$200 value Giveaway}!

Simplicity is something I seek in just about everything I do.  I know you guys get it too.  We are busy and while cooking can be fun, the reality is that there is just not enough time in the day sometimes.  So, when I was approached with the idea to review the Ninja Cooking System I was thrilled when I saw what all this one device could do.

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At first glance, the Ninja Cooking System looks like another slow cooker.  The reality is that this unique device does the work of three kitchen appliances in one.  You can slow cook, bake or use it like a stove top.  I realized just how special it was once I got it in my hands.  I have used the Ninja Cooking System for about 2 weeks now and I honestly have nothing negative to report.  I guess the one thing to be aware of is that most of the items need to be hand washed.  But really, it is a breeze to clean due to the non-stick nature of it all.

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So, what all does this amazing machine do?

  • Slow Cooking.  You can use this like a regular slow cooker with low, medium and high options and a digital timer.
  • Stove Top. Use the Ninja like a regular stove top with a low, medium or high setting.  Great option for searing meats before slow cooking them.
  • Oven. Use the Ninja to bake.. yes, BAKE!  The baked goods turn out moist and yummy.  Use the knob for adjustable heat.
  • Steam Oven. Steaming items like Salmon is super easy and keeps food moist with less fat.  Use the included rack so that fat drips away.
  • One Pot Meals. Because of all of the options you can literally create all you need in one pot!  This is probably my favorite feature of the Ninja Cooking System.  What a time saver on so many levels.
  • Triple Fusion Heat. You have the benefit of direct heat from the bottom, contact heat from the sides as well as the heat from the steam.  Because the heat does such a great job, meals are generally done quicker than using conventional methods.

The Ninja Cooking System also comes with the roasting rack as well as a cooking pan.  Use the timer to adjust your cooking time as well as keep meals warm once they are finished.  I appreciate that there are so many options and ways to make this unit customizable for your needs.  You will never find this kind of flexibility in a traditional slow cooker.

Overall, this has been such a great appliance to have.  It has simplified my cooking and created less clean up time.  The price tag may seem high, but when you put into perspective all that you can do, it really is a bargain.  What a great item to add to your Christmas wish list or consider for the foodie in your life.

See the Ninja Cooking System in Action

Apricot & Country Mustard Salmon Recipe

We love to eat Salmon in this house!  Not only is it good for you, but it is a fishy flavor that the boys do not mind.  Graham actually requests it about once a month.  I like to find new ways to make this dish and the Ninja Cooking System came with this delicious recipe idea.


First  you will need to stir together 1/4 cup of apricot preserves and 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard.

salmon with salt and pepper

Next, season the salmon with salt and pepper and pour 2 cups of water into the pot.

salmon on rack

Place the salmon on the steam rack and spread the apricot mixture over the top.  Cover and set OVEN to 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Check every 10-15 minutes.

Apricot & Mustard Salmon Recipe

Apricot & Mustard Salmon Recipe


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 pounds Salmon fillets
  • Salt and ground black pepper


  1. Stir preserves and mustard in a bowl.
  2. Pour water into the pot.
  3. Season fish with salt and pepper.
  4. Place fish on steam rack and spread the preserves on the fish.
  5. Place steam rack into top of pot.
  6. Set OVEN to 400 degrees for 20 minutes and check every 10-15 minutes.


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About Felicia

Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. Lyndsey R. says:

    Steam infused baking, healthy and yummy!

    Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  2. Tanya White says:

    I really like the steam infused baking

  3. Birgit Schult says:

    It is one of the greatest inventions incl. easy clean up 🙂

  4. candace swoveland says:

    prepare meals 50 times faster

  5. I like that I can sear meat on the stove top and then slow cook them.

  6. I like that the Ninja cooks 50% faster with less fat. That both fits my busy lifestyle and helps me out with my goal to eat healthier. Thank you for the chance to win.

  7. I like that it uses steam to cook up to 50% faster with less fat

  8. Tiffany H says:

    I love that you can bake with this thing! Who knew steam could do this.

  9. heather c says:

    I love that you can sear using the built-in stovetop before slow-cooking! Very cool idea!

  10. It prepare meals 50 times faster

  11. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    I like that it cooks faster..

  12. Thomas Murphy says:

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  13. love that its all in one!!!!!!!!!

  14. dorothy d says:

    cooks 50 percent faster

  15. I like that it’s a steam oven.

  16. Penny B W says:

    I love that it’s one pot meal making!

  17. I love that there are so many different ways to use this to cook, this thing is amazing.

  18. I like the versatility so I can cook different ways.

  19. i like that its keeps the food warm after it’s finished cooking.

  20. crystal powell says:

    i like its 3 n 1

  21. This pot is so versatile! There are so many different options/ways to cook/bake!

  22. I like that it would keep chicken moist!

  23. Amanda dodd says:

    I love the triple fusion heat, since it helps cook the foods faster! Though it is hard to pick the best feature since honestly it’s amazing to have so many great aspects all wrapped up in one product!

  24. Brittney House says:

    prepare meals 50 times faster

  25. Karl Wankowicz says:

    It is so versatile….wish I had one years ago.

  26. Kellie Conklin says:

    I love that you can use it for steam infused baking and the combination of steam infusion and direct heat offers more moist results and also a product with less calories! This machine is amazing! Thanks!

  27. I like the feature that lifts the food off the bottom of the cooker so it doesn’t burn

  28. Carolyn Daley says:

    I like the idea of delicious meals within 30 minutes

  29. I love everything NINJA !

  30. that it so versatile

  31. Come on people, It’s a CROCK-POT! I’ve got the Rival cooking system for $50.00. One easy payment too! Not 5 @ $40.00. Lol…

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