Toaster Oven Recipes

Toaster Oven Recipes That are Tummy Filling and Very Convenient

Are you looking for fast and delicious recipes? Then perhaps these toaster oven recipes can bring variety to the dinner table. Read the article to find the recipes...
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Many times, we overlook the fact that a toaster oven can actually make delicious dishes in a very short time. Used as an alternative to traditional ovens, these toaster ovens can do more than toast loaves of bread. All you have to do is give them a chance and you can actually find some interesting food recipes that will surely surprise you. And you know what the best part about these ovens is? During summers, the traditional ovens can make the kitchen really hot, almost unbearable. In such cases, you can cook delicious recipes made in your toaster oven and save yourself from working in a hot kitchen. So, would you like to see what these recipes are? Then keep reading.

Portobello Burgers

Ingredients - For Burgers
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves
  • 4 portobello mushrooms
  • 4 whole-grain hamburger buns, split
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, cut crosswise into 8 slices
  • 1 large ripe tomato, cut into 8 slices
  • ¼ cup sun-dried-tomato pesto
Ingredients - For Carrot-Fennel Slaw
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper, for taste
Directions

For our first recipe, we will preheat the toaster oven at 425ºF. Once ready, take the tray and place aluminum foil over it. Place portobello mushrooms (round side facing up) and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the mushrooms over and apply 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato pesto. Again you bake the mushrooms for 10 more minutes. Till that time, we will make the carrot-fennel slaw. Take a bowl to mix vinegar, oil, basil, carrots, fennel, salt, and black pepper properly. When the mushrooms are ready, remove them and toast the buns. To prepare the burgers, place 2 slices of tomato on the bottom bun, then 1 portobello mushroom, 2 slices of goat cheese, 2 basil leaves, and then the top bun. While serving, don't forget the carrot-fennel slaw on the side.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients
  • 6 slices Sourdough bread
  • 3 slices Swiss cheese
  • 3 slices Pepper Jack cheese
  • Butter, room temperature
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Cilantro, chopped
Directions

Preheat the oven at 425ºF. Meanwhile, place the bread slices on the counter. Apply butter on 1 side of each bread slice. Keep 1 slice of Swiss cheese and 1 slice of Pepper Jack cheese on a slice of bread, each. Sprinkle chopped cilantro. Make sure that you don't keep the cheese slices on the buttered side. Keep the other bread slices on top and place them all in the oven. Grill till the outside the bread slices is slightly brown and the cheese has melted. Cut diagonally and serve.

Chicken Quesadillas

Ingredients
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups chicken, shredded
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream, reduced-fat
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • ¾ cup salsa verde
  • Jalapeño chili, chopped
Directions

Preheat the oven at 425ºF. Meanwhile, we will prepare the quesadillas. Place the tortillas in front of you and spread shredded chicken evenly on all of them. Then sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeño slices, cilantro, and green onions on one side. Fold the tortillas in half and place them on a foil-lined tray. Place the tray in the oven and toast for 8 to 10 minutes or till the cheese melts. When the tortillas are slightly brown and cheese has melted, remove them from the oven and cut into diagonal slices. Serve with cool salsa verde and sour cream.

Hazelnut Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients
  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour, sifted
  • ¼ hazelnut oil
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup hazelnut, toasted and coarsely chopped
Directions

Preheat the oven at 350ºF. To prepare the brownies, prepare a double boiler. In the bowl, mix butter, oil, and 4 oz. chocolate together. Once the chocolate melts, leave it on the side to cool down. Till then, in a different bowl, beat the eggs first. Then add sugar and vanilla extract. Add the melted chocolate and sifted flour next. Fold all the ingredients together. In the end, add the remaining chocolate and toasted hazelnuts. Pour this batter in a baking pan and place in the toaster oven. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Do a quick toothpick test to see if the brownies are ready. When they are, remove the pan from the oven and let it cool down completely. Cut pieces of brownie and serve with cold milk.

If you wish to prepare toaster oven recipes for one, just reduce the quantity in any of these recipes mentioned above. I hope that you enjoyed reading this Tastessence article and found helpful recipes.
Portobello Burger