you can make delicious dinners without getting a million dishes dirty

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With a baking sheet and an air fryer oven, anything is possible -- including less dirty dishes.  (Source: iStock)

With a baking sheet and an air fryer oven, anything is possible — including less dirty dishes. (Source: iStock)

Cooking is quite time consuming – do we really have to do a bunch of dishes too? Simply put, dealing with dishes while cooking becomes chaotic.

That all changed for me when I started cooking pan meals in my deep fryer oven. You don’t have to do a lot of dishes after (or even while) cooking. In fact, with the right recipes and preparation, you’ll be able to whip up an entire meal with just one baking sheet.

Sheet metal cooking: chicken & potatoes

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The revolutionary thing about having an air oven is the ability to cook well with sheet pans. Unlike wide and tall pots and pans, using sheet pans in an air oven ensures that everything cooks evenly, sometimes without the need for flipping. (If you don’t have a fan oven yet, this one is $50 off right now!)

One of the easiest pan meals to make in your air fryer is chicken and fries. Rub the uncooked chicken pieces with your favorite herbs and oils and spread them on the baking sheet. Then we cut the potatoes as small or large as we want and scatter them all over the rest of the pan. Add any other vegetables you like, then place the pan in a 400° fan oven for 20-30 minutes, turning once. This simple recipe can be personalized and changed each time so that the results suit your particular taste.

Crispy tacos with beans and cheese

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Another great deep fryer meal that doesn’t require a lot of dishes is the Crispy Bean and Cheese Tacos. This recipe comes from The Official Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fryer Oven Cookbook and it’s incredibly delicious. All you’ll need are black beans, salsa, chopped onion, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, vegetable oil, flour tortillas, and your favorite taco toppings.

Mix all the ingredients (except the tortillas and vegetables) one at a time, fill the tortillas in the pan and put them in the oven at 400° for at least 10 minutes, turning once. These vegetarian-friendly tacos are quick to make and you’ll only use a sheet pan and a mixing bowl.

Pizza air fryer

One of the most iconic meals you can make in a pan is pizza. First, start by finding a pizza crust that will fit your pan. If you want to make your own dough from scratch, feel free, but since we’re trying to keep the dishes down, grab a pre-made pizza crust from the grocery store. You’ll want to either find a rectangular pizza crust that fits in the wide pan, or several mini pizza crusts to cook at once.

Here comes the creative part: add your favorite toppings to your pizza. You can’t go wrong with the traditional combination of cheeses, pizza sauce and pepperoni, plus any other toppings you want to add: like olives, ham, mushrooms, bacon or pineapple. If you’re feeling creative, replace the pepperoni and pizza sauce with chicken and ranch for a new flavor combination.

Once your pizza is assembled, slide it into the Ninja Digital Fryer oven at 425° until golden brown. This Ninja oven will precisely bake pizza crispier than regular ovens. Best of all, it has an extremely fast cooking time, so you can sink your teeth into a fresh meal in minutes. Investing in a Ninja digital air oven offers many new cooking options, and the sheet recipes in this Ninja cookbook provide an easy way to try out some of your new capabilities, with less dirty dishes.

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