These toaster oven recipes are quick, easy, and delicious!
Did you know that your old toaster oven can do so much more than toast things?
From roasted carrots to pizza bagels to macaroons, you’ll be surprised at what the amazing toaster oven can do!
The toaster oven is an underrated kitchen appliance.
People probably limit its capabilities because of its name, but there is actually a wide range of things you can cook in the toaster oven.
It’s also more energy-efficient than a regular oven.
And because it does a fine job at toasting food, it’s much better than the microwave when it comes to reheating.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can count on the toaster oven to cook delicious meals any time of the day.
Need proof? Here are 21 toaster oven recipes just for you.
Craving crispy oven-roasted potatoes but don’t have anyone to share them with? Roast them in the toaster oven!
That’s another great thing about the toaster oven – it’s an excellent kitchen appliance when you’re cooking for one.
With this recipe, you’ll get the crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside roasted potatoes.
Seasoned with garlic and rosemary, the flavors are perfectly on point.
French fries for one? This recipe has you covered.
With this recipe, you can enjoy your favorite fries minus the guilt.
The potato strips are baked, not fried, so there’s none of that high-caloric oil to worry about.
All you’ll need to make these addictive fries are a medium potato, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
You can, of course, add more herbs, spices, and seasonings, but salt and pepper are definitely more than enough to flavor these spuds.
Take your toast game to another level with this recipe.
With a simple addition of sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, and vanilla, you’ll transform your toast from so-so to spectacular.
The combination of sugar and spice elevates toast like no other. The orange zest also gives it a punch of citrus flavor.
The recipe takes just as much time to make as a regular toast, but the flavor is significantly better.
4. Pizza Bagels
Bagels are fantastic vessels for holding any topping you can think of. Jams, spreads, cold cuts – you name it.
But have you ever considered using them as a pizza crust? These pizza bagels are a serious game-changer, folks.
Cheese, pepperoni, crumbled sausage, bell peppers – whatever your favorite pizza topping is, bagels can definitely handle it.
These bagels aren’t only pizza-rific, but super filling, to boot. What an awesome way to start the day!
Nothing screams comfort more than warm and ooey-gooey grilled cheese. There’s something cozy and homey about this sandwich.
While you can definitely make grilled cheese sandwiches using the stove and the oven, I highly suggest you do so in the oven toaster.
This tool may be old-school, but it does a fine job of distributing heat evenly.
With this method, you’ll get a perfectly cooked grilled cheese, 100 percent of the time.
6. Pita Pizza
I’ve covered using bagels as a pizza crust, now it’s time to try pita bread.
How amazing do these mini-pizzas look, am I right? Using pita bread is a fantastic way of making a bunch of different pizza flavors at once.
The basic recipe calls for pita bread, marinara and cheese, but you can add as many topping varieties as you like.
The best part is, these pizzas will be ready in just 3 minutes.
Broccoli is a superfood, but let’s be honest, it isn’t that tasty on its own.
But if you know how to season and cook it, you can turn even the most stubborn broccoli-hater into a fan.
Just follow this recipe! Coat those tree-looking florets with olive oil, herbs, and seasonings, pop them in the toaster, and voila.
With this recipe, you’re guaranteed maximum flavor for minimal effort.
Serve the roasted broccoli as a side dish or use it as an add-in to salads, pasta salads, and even pizza.
From pizza to chips, as long as you’re creative, you’ll never run out of things to do with pita bread.
Slice pita bread into triangles, season them, and pop them in the toaster oven. The method is simple, but the result will knock your socks off.
With this recipe, you can make five different flavors of chips: za’atar, coconut curry, maple cinnamon, sriracha lime, and garlic chipotle.
Feel free to come up with your own flavor ideas, too!
Quesadillas are always welcome at the dinner table. They’re rich, cheesy, filling, and most importantly, they’re super easy to throw together.
These quesadillas are filled with canned refried beans, shredded Mexican-style cheese, and salsa.
It’s a classic Tex-Mex combination that never disappoints.
All the ingredients are ready-made, so there’s barely any effort required from you.
It’s perfect for weeknights when you’re just too tired to prepare dinner.
Looking for a quick and easy side dish to complete your simple lunch or dinner? These toaster oven carrots will make any meal extra special.
They’re roasted perfectly cooked in the toaster, making them soft, yet still nice and crunchy.
Roasting also releases the natural sugars in carrots, giving them an even richer, deeper flavor.
Coated with a glaze of olive oil, parsley, and balsamic vinegar, the carrots’ flavors are elevated even more.
If you’ve never had delicata squash before, you’re in for a treat.
First of all, look how pretty those stripes are! What a lovely, distinct, rustic look, indeed.
Delicata squash has a nice smooth texture and a mild sweet flavor.
Since it’s very subtle, it makes for a terrific side dish to a wide variety of entrees.
Delicatas are small, so the oven toaster is just the perfect appliance to cook them.
Over the years, Brussels sprouts have gotten a bad rap for having such an unpleasant odor, taste, and texture.
It’s a shame because they’re actually quite delicious if you know how to cook them right.
Don’t worry, with this simple recipe, you’ll never have to worry about stinky, mushy, bitter Brussels sprouts.
Instead, you’ll get creamy, nutty, roasted Brussels sprouts so good, even the kids will enjoy them.
Cabbage wedges are roasted to perfection and flavored with lemon and feta cheese. This is the salad you didn’t know you needed.
If you’ve never roasted cabbage before, take this as a sign.
Roasting jazzes up the bland and boring cabbage and turns it into a dish that you’ll actually enjoy.
When roasted, the cabbage gets a crispy golden, caramelized outer crust, while staying perfectly tender inside.
The lemon and feta create a lovely blend of zesty and salty, which is a wonderful balance to the cabbage’s mildly sweet flavor.
Asparagus spears are coated with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and oven-roasted to crispy perfection.
Sometimes, the simplest things in life are the greatest.
The crunchiness and vegetal flavor of the spears make for a perfect side dish to any meaty entree.
Mild and refreshing, it can balance out any heavy dish.
Here’s a tip: when roasting asparagus, be sure to give each spear space.
Piling them on top of each other will steam the veggies instead of roasting them.
Bet you didn’t think you could make biscuits from scratch in the toaster oven, eh?
I’m telling you, these biscuits are the real deal! They’re crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and super buttery in every bite.
Best of all, you’ll only need four basic ingredients to pull off this recipe.
It comes together in just 20 minutes, too. It couldn’t get any easier than that!
Ever tried broiling grapefruit? No? Well, you definitely should.
Broiling gives the grapefruit an even deeper, sweeter taste. Flavored with sugar, ginger, and salt, it also develops a wonderful combination of flavors.
You’ll love how the salt enhances the sweetness of the grapefruit even more.
The ginger gives your tastebuds a bit of heat, along with a warming, soothing sensation that goes all the way down your throat.
Crispy potato skins are overloaded with mozzarella, cheddar, Greek yogurt, and sliced green onion. I’m drooling already.
Besides the usual salt and pepper, the spuds are also seasoned with smoked paprika, cranking up the heat and elevating their flavors even more.
These potato skins are already sublime as it is, but you can take them a step further by adding more toppings.
I’m talking bacon, more cheese, guacamole, salsa – you name it!
18. Garlic Bread
This garlic bread is a simple recipe made of hot dog buns, butter, and garlic powder.
You won’t need fancy ingredients to make gourmet-tasting appetizers!
The buns get crunchy and toasty, and the simple combination of butter and garlic powder gives the most epic flavor.
Once you’ve tried this recipe, you’ll never eat hot dog buns the same way ever again.
19. Baked Apples
With this simple dessert, it’s like you’re eating sweet apple pie, minus the crust.
Crisp apples are flavored with sugar and cinnamon and roasted in the oven toaster to perfection.
They’re hot and soft, but not so much that they’re unpleasantly mushy.
The cinnamon sugar gives the apples such a comforting taste reminiscent of the fall.
The raisins give the tender apples a nice chewy contrast, too.
Enjoy the apples as is, or serve them with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
20. Baked Oranges
I’m disappointed that it took me so long to give baked oranges a try.
Regular oranges are already great, but you won’t believe the difference baking them makes.
These oranges are roasted with honey, cinnamon, and vanilla, so you can just imagine how wonderfully sweet they become.
The cinnamon and vanilla pair beautifully with the oranges’ citrus flavor, while the honey makes them even sweeter.
Traditional coconut macaroons are already such a delight. Throw in chocolate and lemon into the mix, and they’ll get even more irresistible.
These macaroons have a wonderful combination of tropical, citrus, and chocolate flavors.
They’re sweet and chewy with a great zesty flavor! The drizzle of chocolate sauce all over is the perfect cherry on top.
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