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.


The Hillbilly Housewife Recommends

homemade-mixes-kindleHomemade Mixes – Make It Yourself and Save

Making your own mix from scratch rather than buying it in the store not only saves you money but also saves you from all the additives and preservatives that are put in the foods we buy.

Find out how easy it is to make your own seasonings, baking mixes, beverage mixes and more in this HBHW Kindle Cookbook.

 The recipes include:

Apple Pie Spice Mix
Basic Muffin Mix
Brownie Mix
Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Corn Bread Mix
Cream of Soup Mix
Fajita Seasoning
Fish Fry Coating Mix
Fruited Oatmeal Mix
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Mix

Articles From The Hillbilly Housewife

Making Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

How To Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, don’t fret.  You can make ice cream at home without the aid of either a hand-cranked machine or an electric ice cream maker. How?  All you need is a freezer, and a little muscle. Here’s how to do it. This will work with any ice cream recipe. […]

St. Peter Church - Merzig, Germany

The Trip To Germany

This week’s article is more of a personal blog post about our trip to Germany. I thought it would be fun to share a few pictures with you of my town, the grocery stores and a few sights around the area. I hope you’ll enjoy taking this little trip with me. Let’s start with the […]

Darn Good & Dang Tasty ebook

Darn Good & Dang Tasty – Healthy Food Does’t Have To Taste Bad

My friend Tracy from put together a wonderful new cookbook full of healthy recipes that taste great. I asked her to share her thoughts and inspiration for writing the book along with some recipes with you. Enjoy and don’t forget to check out Darn Good & Dang Tasty.  Oftentimes when we think of eating […]

Cast Iron Skillet

How To Season and Re-Season Cast Iron Cookware

The following is a small excerpt from “The Hillbilly Housewife’s Cast Iron Cookbook“. It’s the most frequent question I get about cooking with cast iron skillets.  Over time, cast iron cookware develops a thin protective coating known as “seasoning” from the natural fats and oils associated with the cooking process. This coating fills in all […]

crockpot Collage

Slow Cooker Reviews

I’m a big fan of crockpot cooking. No matter how busy I get or how much running around town I’ve got to do, I know a yummy home-cooked meal will be ready when we get home. As you know, I’ve recently written and published a Kindle cookbook of Chicken Crockpot recipes. It’s been very well […]


  1. TRISH says

    Have you considered a countertop oven that is both toaster oven and convection? Wonderful small appliance. Check out 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, or 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. Kelli says

    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!

    • Rebecca says

      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. Pam says

    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. Joyce says

    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!

      • Corinne says

        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.

  6. kimintn says

    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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *