Toaster ovens are versatile pieces of equipment which can help you create a wide variety of dishes. They are great for people who live in small homes or apartments with cramped kitchens because of their small size and the fact that they do not consume as much power as a regular oven or a microwave. They can also give that perfect toast and crisp that you won’t get with your sophisticated microwaves. Here are a few toaster oven recipes that you can easily whip up with an ordinary toaster oven.
This is perhaps the easiest thing you can make with a toaster oven. Assemble the ingredients as usual, starting with the graham cracker at the bottom, a piece of marshmallow, chocolate and leave the top cracker off to melt the filling. You can even add a few layers of the same ingredients for taller S’mores. Lay them out on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven. Remove the pan as soon as the marshmallows start to melt and become golden brown.
You can cut up a frozen pizza dough or old bread, slather tomato paste and add basil leaves, slices of pepperoni, egg and other toppings that strike your fancy and slide them in on a small baking sheet. You can create quick breakfast pizzas by putting fried eggs as toppings along with slices of bacon.
These are healthy and super easy to whip up. You can use whatever you have in the pantry, but for a distinct Greek flavor you can try adding feta cheese and a few pieces of olives. Mix in the usual ingredients such as eggs, cream, oregano and salt and pepper in a skillet, adding onions, spinach and pour the egg mixture over the ingredients. transfer the skillet to the oven and broil for a few minutes to lightly brown the top.
Toaster oven cake
A toaster oven cake is easy to make and something that is fun to make using a simple toaster oven. You will need a cup of flour, a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of baking powder, 2 eggs, a cup of sugar and half a cup of milk. You will also need 3 tablespoons of butter and vanilla extract. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder. Microwave the milk and add butter, and then let cool. Beat the eggs and add sugar as you whisk before you add a few tablespoons of warm milk. Combine the milk with the egg and butter and stir in the flour mixture before adding the vanilla extract. Pour the batter into a small pan that will fit in your toaster. Make sure the surface has been sprayed with oil to avoid the batter from sticking. You can also use a cupcake pan as a substitute. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until the toothpick test says that your cake is done. Your cake will cook in half the time if you use a muffin or cupcake pan.
Grilled cheese sandwich
You can avoid having to wash pans and dishes if you opt for making grilled cheese sandwich on the toaster. You can use whole wheat bread sandwiches for healthier fare. Flip the sandwiches when one side gets brown to avoid burning any side.
This is a quick Mexican twist to the pizza that you can do in less than 10 minutes. You can make your own tortilla or buy a 10-inch ready made version from the local store. Slather a cup of marinara sauce, followed by a generous sprinkling of any kind of cheese you have on hand. Cheddar or reduced fat cheese are great options if you have them. Sprinkle slices of onions, tomato and sprinkle some more cheese before popping everything in the oven.
This is a healthy way to infuse more flavor into an ordinary vegetable. Use thick asparagus to avoid wilting. Chop off the bottom and lay your asparagus flat on the pan over a dry baking sheet. Drizzle oil over the asparagus before sprinkling kosher or regular salt. Follow this up with a generous sprinkling of black pepper for added flavor. Pop it in the oven that you preheated to 425 degrees and wait 10 minutes or until you see the outer surface turning brown.
You will be surprised at how easy it is to create great-tasting dishes with a simple toaster oven. Try these simple and quick recipes and create flavorful dishes, from side dishes to desserts, in minutes!
Here is a video of another great recipe on how to cook chicken legs inside of your toaster oven.