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10 Toaster Oven Recipes You Can Make in 15 Minutes

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Toaster ovens are pretty amazing machines. It’s absolutely astonishing that they can perform such a wide array of functions, and with such versatility, it’s no wonder that many a home cook wants one of these tools in their kitchen repertoire.

Some people might be wondering exactly how to use a toaster oven though. It’s not exactly like a regular oven, so it can’t always be used like one, so how do you use it? Here are some recipes to get the creative juices flowing and to help you understand the toaster oven.

Toaster Oven Recipes
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  1. Toasted Nuts (of any kind!)

Making toasted nuts in a toaster oven produces pretty amazing results. And, it’s amazingly easy to do! Toasted nuts are a fun snack for any time of the day, and they go great on top of salads, desserts, or even as a side dish for lunch. Nuts are a pantry necessity for many people.

This toasted nuts recipe requires only 2 ingredients: nuts and oil. The recipe can be altered to include any nuts, from peanuts to walnuts or cashews to pecans, this simple process covers it all! This is a project for any toaster oven, regardless of brand or capabilities.

  1. Tex-Mex Toaster Oven Quesadillas

Another super simple recipe, Tex-Mex quesadillas are a favorite on everyone’s food radar. No matter if you have a full kitchen space or if you’re living in a dorm room, making these quesadillas in a toaster oven is by far the best choice.

Delicious and full of cheesy goodness and delectable rotisserie chicken, these toaster oven quesadillas are divine. Besides taking only 15 minutes to make, toaster oven Tex-Mex quesadillas only require eight affordable, easy to find ingredients!

  1. Marinara and Parmesan Baked Eggs

A tasty twist on classic baked eggs, this toaster oven recipe for Marinara and Parmesan Baked Eggs takes things to the next level. This is a dish that’s sure to delight all the members of the family with its creamy and wonderfully light texture.

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Baked eggs are the perfect dinner meal (or meal addition) for busy nights or days. And, this particular recipe is fast, easy, and full of necessary nutrients. With a side of salad, toaster oven prepared baked eggs are the ideal late-night meal for active families or students.

  1. Seven Layer Mexican Tostadas

Who doesn’t love a good layered dish? This toaster oven layered tostada dish is wonderful because of its many flavors and few instructions. Fast and easy is the name of the game for this article, and these Seven Layer Tostadas fit the bill perfectly.

Coming in at exactly 10 ingredients, this meal can be made with the foods found in your kitchen at any given time. Lightly spicy and full to the brim with tasty veggies, this is a delectable Mexican dish that’s sure to be a hit on your toaster oven recipe cheat sheet.

  1. “Single Serving” Peanut Butter Cookie

This recipe is for those of you who need a cookie fix from time to time, but you don’t always have the energy to make a full batch of cookies. The Single Serving Peanut Butter Cookie makes one (or two) cookies in a toaster oven, ideal for people low on time.

The ingredients are the same as they would be for a regular peanut butter cookie recipe (with some alterations), but the ingredient quantities have been changed to make it an extremely small “batch”. Double or triple the recipe for a yummy toaster-oven friendly dessert!

(Some people like to call this the “Single Lady” cookie… it’s your choice what you call it!)

  1. Herb Roasted Chicken Tenders

Definitely a favorite among kids (and young-at-heart adults), chicken tenders are an awesome dish. And now, with a toaster oven, you can make them in under 15 minutes! Fast chicken tenders with whole ingredients will make their onto your weekly dinner rotation in no time.

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This recipe includes a honey mustard dip that’s sure to be well received. But, these chicken tenders will also go well with any other dip, like ketchup, mayonnaise, or barbecue sauce. Serve with a baked potato and a fruit salad to round out the meal, and finish it off with a cookie!

  1. Tortilla Pizza with Sundried Tomatoes and Spinach

Italian and Mexican food are some of the most loved types of food in the world. This tortilla pizza combines the two in a fusion meal, and then makes itself super accessible by being specifically geared to be made in a toaster oven. Just like the other recipes, its rapid and straightforward.

The sundried tomatoes in this dish give it zest and just the right amount of sour, while the tortillas provide a solid and neutral base. Classic Italian spices along with sweet bell peppers, spinach, and other Mediterranean foods make this meal extremely healthy too.

  1. Roasted Figs

Don’t overlook this dessert recipe. Simple and elegant, roasted figs are beautiful and bursting with flavor. With only 4 ingredients and a short cooking time, this toaster oven recipe is likely to become a regular in your household and a hit with friends.

What’s truly wonderful about these is that they’re fast and easy, but they look stunning. If you’re having company over, they won’t disappoint as a dessert or an appetizer. For cooks who like to experiment a bit, they provide just the right amount of difficulty for a quick kitchen escapade.

  1. Almond Flour Biscuits

This is one of the healthier toaster oven meals on this list, but don’t be fooled. Healthy doesn’t mean time consuming! Just like all the other recipes on this list, these almond flour biscuits take under 15 minutes to make and use simple, straightforward ingredients.

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Gluten free readers will be especially excited to use this recipe since it’s completely gluten free friendly. Plus, its simple, whole ingredients are good for people who are trying to become healthier. Toaster ovens are especially helpful to busy people with health goals!

  1. Baked Tofu

Baked tofu is a little known delight of the culinary world. With a variety of uses, this recipe can add protein and interest to a number of different dishes, or it can even function as a snack! This baked tofu recipe can be made in a toaster oven in only 15 minutes.

Simple spices combined with nutritional yeast gives flavor and fullness to these tofu bites. They work perfectly on top of salads, as part of a Buddha bowl, or as part of a sandwich or stir fry. Get creative and don’t be afraid to try new spices or uses!


All of these wonderful dishes can be made in under 15 minutes using only the toaster oven and a few kitchen utensils, a tribute to the magic of this appliance. Numerous other interesting smart toaster oven recipes are out there though, and most of them are fast and simple!

Almost anything can be made in a toaster oven with a bit of creativity. This is especially true if you have a larger model! Experiment with a few recipes and get to know your appliance and you’ll be on your way to becoming a Toaster Oven Master in no time!

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