Toaster Oven Recipes
What can you cook in a toaster oven?
Everything! Get inspired by exploring our collection of over 150 vegetarian toaster oven recipes. With step-by-step photos and tips, we’ll help you make the most of your little oven.
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Toaster Oven Recipes FAQ
Q: Will these recipes work in any toaster oven?
A: All of our recipes will fit in a large capacity toaster oven that can accommodate a 13 x 9-inch sheet pan. If your oven is smaller, you may need to divide a recipe in half or cook it in batches.
Q: What can you cook in a small toaster oven?
A: Mini cakes, vegetables, breakfast casseroles, frozen meals, quick snacks, toasted sandwiches, and more! This small sheet pan article has lots of inspiring ideas for cooking with a small toaster oven.
Q: What are your favorite recipes?
A: It’s hard to pick just a few! I love our quick-baked sweet potatoes and make them at least 3 times a week. Tim’s a big fan of our sandwiches, especially this make-ahead frozen grilled cheese (great to have on hand for busy days) and our popular roasted zucchini and hummus pitas.
About Toaster Oven Cooking
Toaster ovens are versatile multi-cookers that can act as a toaster, grill, small oven, and more.
How do toaster ovens cook food?
Using heating elements placed near the top and bottom of the oven’s interior. The elements heat the toaster oven based on the cooking function and temperature set on the control panel.
What is a cooking function?
Sometimes called a setting, a function is how you want to use the toaster oven to cook your food. The most common toaster oven functions are baking, broiling, and toasting.
Cooking With Convection
If your toaster oven has a convection function it means the oven has a small fan. When used, the fan circulates the warm air inside the oven.
This helps to remove surface moisture from food making it crispier outside while keeping it tender inside. It can also lead to food cooking faster. That’s why the temperature and cooking time for our recipes may need to be adjusted (unless otherwise noted in the directions).
How to Adjust Recipes For Convection
1. Decrease the oven temperature by 25 degrees.
2. Reduce the cooking time by 1/3, then add more time as needed.
These aren’t hard and fast rules, just a good starting point.
Toaster Oven Air Frying Recipes and Tips
Some newer toaster ovens come with an air fryer function or setting. It’s similar to using convection but the fan moves at a faster speed and the heating elements are usually functioning at a higher intensity.
This setting is great for achieving a crisp exterior on baked potatoes, roasted vegetables, frozen snacks, and more. If you’re new to air frying check out this article about air fryers and toaster oven air fryers or explore all of our air frying recipes.
Can you bake cookies in a toaster oven?
You sure can! Toaster ovens are perfect for baking small batches of cookies. If you’re new to toaster oven baking, we’ve got 5 tips that will make you a toaster oven cookie-baking expert. Don’t skip #3, it’s a game-changer!
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If you’re cooking for a small household and looking for more mealtime inspiration, we also have a collection of easy vegetarian recipes for two.
How can you bake Keto loafs/breads/cakes w/almond flour and coconut flour sans the food sticking to the pans? I’ve had no luck in a regular oven so I now use parchment paper but there’s a lot of conflicting info from site to site regarding using the paper in toaster style ovens. I’m looking to get a little countertop oven as it would be easier for me (I’m thinking of getting Cuisinart TOA-60BKS Convection AirFryer Toaster Oven). Any thoughts on this? Thanks
Any box of parchment paper I’ve bought from the grocery store has included a warning that it should never be used in a toaster oven. What does your box say?
I’m not a manufacturer so this is just a guess, but I assume they have that warning because parchment paper can be a fire hazard even in a traditional oven if it’s not used properly. Enough people have probably either misused it (broiling, high temps, letting the paper touch the heating elements/walls, etc.) or run into other issues with it in a toaster oven that it’s safer to just say don’t do it. Especially since there are so many types of toaster ovens these days.
My instinct is that lining cake pans and loaf pans probably isn’t an issue as long as there isn’t overhang but again I’m not a manufacturer so I couldn’t say for sure.
You might want to try emailing Cuisinart’s customer service, they can let you know if parchment paper is okay in their ovens and if they have any specific guidance for its use.
OMG, how wonderful all this is—and all are perfect for this hot weather and not heating up the whole room—-thank you soooo much –Haydee
Thanks, Haydee! I always say that I appreciate my toaster oven all year long but never more than in August 🙂
I hope you enjoy the recipes – Happy Cooking!
Please and thanks for your recipes.
You’re welcome! It’s our pleasure 🙂