25 Easy Toaster Oven Recipes for Beginners
New to toaster oven cooking? Start with these 25 Easy Toaster Oven Recipes for Beginners. From gooey indoor s’mores to THE BEST baked potatoes, you won’t believe all of the tasty things you can make in your little oven.
We get it, cooking with a new appliance can feel overwhelming. There’s new terminology (what’s convection?), safety precautions, and of course, you’re worried about wasting ingredients.
Creating something that tastes delicious on the first try will instantly boost your confidence in the machine and your ability to use it.
That’s why you should start with something simple.
Not sure what you can make in your toaster oven? We’ve got you covered with this collection of Easy Toaster Oven Recipes. They use just a few ingredients, are super fun, and taste seriously delicious.
Plus each recipe will help you get comfortable cooking with your oven’s basic settings like Bake, Broil, and Toast.
If you’re a total toaster oven newbie, check out these posts to learn the ins and outs of your little oven:
- Beginners Guide to Cooking With a Toaster Oven
- Everything You Need to Know About Convection Toaster Ovens
- 3 Beginner Toaster Oven Settings
- 4 Surprising Things I’ll Never Use In Our Toaster Oven
Okay, ready to get cooking? Let’s do this!
29 Easy Toaster Oven Recipes
What can you make in a toaster oven? Anything you want! Try one of these easy recipes and discover what's possible.
*Unless otherwise noted, these recipes were created using a conventional toaster oven. For tips on adjusting the recipe's suggested cooking temperature and time for convection, check out this post for everything you need to know about convection toaster ovens.
Toaster Oven S’mores
Whip up a quick batch of indoor s'mores and enjoy ooey-gooey summertime bliss any time of the year!
Toaster Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Create a customized grilled cheese in just 10 minutes (no skillet required!).
For more cheesy inspiration check out our Toasted Caprese Sandwich, Classic-Style Baked Grilled Cheese, or Grilled Cheese with Apple and Havarti.
Toaster Oven Baked Potatoes
Crispy-skinned and super fluffy, these potatoes take longer than the microwave but taste soooo much better. Trust us, it’s worth the wait!
Egg Toast Recipe
This speedy toast is perfect for any meal. It’s made with only a few ingredients, is super customizable (avocado and hot sauce - yes, please!), and if you’ve got extra room on the pan you can cook a side of asparagus spears at the same time.
Toaster Oven Chocolate Chip Cookies
This small-batch recipe makes just 5 decadent cookies with crispy edges and delightfully chewy middles. If you’re using a convection toaster oven take note of the recommended temperature and time adjustments.
Baked Pita Chips (In 6 Fun Flavors)
These crunchy baked pita chips are a great snack that's easy to customize with your favorite seasonings.
Toaster Oven Breakfast Sandwich
Skip the drive-thru, and treat yourself to an easy 10-minute breakfast sandwich. It cooks entirely in your little oven using the TOAST setting.
Zucchini Pizza Bites
These little veggie bites are cheesy, delicious, and ready in less than 15 minutes. Feel free to get creative and try them with a variety of different toppings.
Toasted Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Poping your PB&J in the toaster oven is a fast and fun way to transform this lunchtime classic. Try swapping the preserves with fresh fruit like bananas or berries!
Toaster Oven Cinnamon Chips
Sweet and crispy, these cinnamon tortilla chips are almost too easy to make using your traditional, convection, or air fryer toaster oven. Great with ice cream!
Roasted Cabbage Wedges
Top these savory-sweet wedges with feta cheese and lemon juice for a vegetarian side dish everyone will enjoy!
Small Batch Granola Recipe
This homemade granola is budget-friendly and super easy to customize. All you need is oats, maple syrup or honey, a little oil, plus your favorite mixins (we like sliced almonds and coconut).
Toaster Oven Parmesan Crisps
Salty and crunchy these easy parmesan crisps are a magical 1-ingredient snack.
Pro Tip: Use a toaster oven silicone baking mat for the best results.
Toaster Oven Crostini
Perfect for entertaining, these crispy toasts are easy to whip up in the toaster oven. Great for topping, scooping up spinach dip, or dipping in a bowl of soup!
Addictive Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds
Made with 4 basic ingredients, these sweet potato rounds are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and always a hit.
Apple Nachos for Two
In just a few minutes you can melt chocolate and toast nuts + coconut in your little oven - perfect for making a quick batch of dessert nachos!
Loaded with SWEET and SAVORY flavor, these nuts are irresistible. The simple recipe comes together quickly with just 5 basic ingredients.
Toaster Oven Biscuits for Two
This quick recipe is a great way to use up leftover heavy whipping cream. You can make two biscuits, or double the ingredients and freeze the extras. They reheat wonderfully in the toaster oven!
Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli
From kids to adults, everyone loves this easy healthy side dish. If you've got frozen broccoli on hand, check out this post for how to roast frozen broccoli in a toaster oven.
Toaster Oven Chocolate Cookies
Crispy on the edges, soft and melty inside, these brownie-like cookies are easy to whip up whenever a craving strikes. For a fun twist, try swapping the chocolate chips with Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s.
Egg and Cheese Toasts
Great as a quick snack, tomato soup dipper, or giant crouton with your next salad! Once you see how easy these egg and cheese toasts are, you’re going to want to make your own customized version.
Cinnamon Baked Wonton Chips
Only 4 ingredients for this crispy sweet treat!
Toaster Oven Quesadilla
Have leftover roasted squash? Toss it into a baked quesadilla for some classic comfort food with a healthy-ish fall twist.
Quick Baked Sweet Potatoes
Bake tender and creamy sweet potatoes in half the time with this simple method.
Toaster Oven Veggie Nachos
A basic toaster oven recipe for the classic finger food, upgraded with lots of veggies. Of course, you can always add your favorite toppings.
Toaster Oven Croutons
Tastier than storebought, these easy croutons are the perfect way to use up stale bread!
Toaster Oven Roasted Asparagus Spears
Roasting asparagus gives it a deeper flavor and the crispy tips are so delicious. Why wait forever for your big oven to preheat when you can use a toaster oven instead?
Toaster Oven Baked Potato Wedges Recipe
Easy to customize, these crispy and creamy baked potato wedges taste better than takeout.
Toaster Oven Cinnamon Toast
Classic sweet and crispy cinnamon toast with a fun citrus twist!
Pro Tip: Keep a stash of the prepped bread in your freezer for a sweet treat you can bake anytime.
That should get you started! Once you’re feeling confident and ready to branch out, you can find all of our Toaster Oven Recipes here.
Hi Tim and Brie. Love your site! My partner and I have been looking for someone who understands the power of the conventional toaster oven and its culinary diversity. Keep up the great work! – Ingrid K.
Thanks so much, Ingrid! It always makes my day to meet another toaster oven fanatic 🙂
Yum! Those s’mores look delicious! It’s amazing what you can do with a simple toaster oven!