Toaster Oven Recipes

Do you have any recipes for toaster ovens. With the kids gone, I hate to turn on the big oven for just my husband and myself. Leftovers go in the freezer only to be discovered months later. Any recipes would be appreciated.

Thanks!



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Comments

  1. Have you considered a countertop oven that is both toaster oven and convection? Wonderful small appliance. Check out http://www.tasteofhome.com and look at the recipes for “Cooking for Two”. I have found tons of helpful ideas and recipes at this site. I am also becoming quite skilled at cutting recipes in half. Or I make the whole recipe and place in two small pans. Then I freeze one. Also, OAMC cooking (Once a Month cooking) has a lot of ideas that will help. Can’t remember if it’s on tasteofhome.com, allrecipes.com or food.com. They are all helpful websites. I don’t know about you, but I was used to cooking for a family of six. It was a huge adjustment to cook for just two!

  2. Anything that can be cooked in a regular size oven can be done in a toaster oven. Just use smaller pans and cooking times will differ but can be adjusted easily. I cook in a toaster oven year round and it is really nice in the summers.

  3. PlumFairy1 says:

    I used to cook in one exclusively, and agree that you cook as you would in a full-sized oven with it…with smaller amounts of food. And you do not need to go out and buy a set of pans for it. I simply got rid of my preconceived notions about food. I’ve made pies in all sorts of pans, including bread pans! Whatever you have which is safe to use in the oven, and with the food.~~~~~ Just as an example, I used to make things like chicken pot pie, fruit pies, casseroles, chicken, personal sized pizzas etc. in it. Just scale everything down. Good luck!

    • Oven safe glass, like that made by Pyrex and Anchor Hocking, may be safe for a regular size oven but is NOT safe for a toaster oven. I think one of the manufacturers recently put this up on their web site. I learned the hard way this is true. I wouldn’t suggest using canning jars either, like is all the rage to bake in these days.

  4. I am cooking for four–including two teenage boys, and I use my toaster oven almost every day. It is a decent sized oven. Anything that calls for an 8×8 pan or a 2 qt. casserole dish fits fine. My toaster oven came with it’s own cookie sheet and it will hold 8-10 biscuits. I cook casseroles, mac n cheese, meatloaf, muffins, brownies, baked beans, etc. I’ve had (and worn out!) several toaster ovens over the years and I think they do just about as well as a regular oven. Just watch yours during the cook time of a few dishes and you will see if you need to back off on the temp. a few degrees or add an extra five minutes. Cooking may vary a bit from a big oven but it likely will be very similar.

  5. Wow, thanks for the responses. I’ll start experimenting.

  6. Two boneless skinless chicken breasts work perfectly.

    I just wipe the breasts with olive oil or Miracle Whip, sprinkle with some fresh chopped basil (or dried works too) then top with french fried onions.

    Bake at 350 for 30 minutes (or until juices run clear). So easy and so good!

    • That sounds yummy!

      • Two ideas for you:

        Type “toaster oven recipes” into whichever browser you are most comfortable with. You will be amazed at all the recipes on-line.

        There is a cookbook, “The Gourmet Toaster Oven: Simple and Sophisticated Meals for the Busy Cook” by Lynn Alley that you might be able to request from a local bookstore or library. The ISBN is: 1-58008-659-4. It was published by Ten Speed Press. She has some wonderful recipes.

  7. i bake 3 pork chops @ 350 for about 30-40 min depending on how thick they are. dip them in an egg wash or milk, then coat with bread crumbs. i mix seasoned salt and parmesean in the breadcrumbs for an extra kick (not good if you’re watching your blood pressure!). we eat 2 at dinner, and then my husband takes the extra one for lunch or we dice it up and make fried rice the next night.

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