Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Meals You Can Cook In Your Microwave Toaster Oven

By in Health, Home Appliances, Others

(Last Updated On: September 4, 2019)

So you have the perfect toaster oven to make your toast right? But did you know that you can do so much more than that? You can do some home toaster oven cooking to make yourself and loved ones some delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus cooking on a toaster is much more energy-efficient than using a regular oven.

And you can even use the toaster oven to make the food crispy and brown which is something you can’t do on ovens. You can cook everything in the microwave oven toaster combo you have at home. But before that, you will need some things to get you prepared for cooking. 

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What You Need To Have

As you already know toaster ovens can mostly do everything an oven can except on a smaller scale. So to make your cooking experience better you would need to arm yourself with a few things that would make it easier on you. Get a small cookie sheet. A regular cookie sheet won’t fit in a toaster oven.

Find an 8×11 inch this is the standard size for toaster ovens. However, you should consult with the cooking manual to find out the required size. If you are looking for a quick fix then tin foil works as well. You already know that regular 12 cup muffin trays won’t fit in your toaster oven. However, there are 6 cup muffin trays that won’t fit either. You need to make sure that the 6 cup muffin tray you choose has less metal surrounding the body.

You should also keep ramekins handy. These small ovenproof cups are great for cooking you can easily make oatmeal bakes, baked eggs, or individual fruit crisps. Also for bread, you can get smaller mini loaf pans. If you cannot find those then make sure you don’t get any bread pan that’s bigger than 10 by 5 inches.

You can buy baking sets if you want. You can check out all the baking sets we have on ScopePrice. So these are the things you should keep handy if you are looking to cook in your toaster oven. With that being said, you may be wondering “What can I cook in a toaster oven?” Well, the answer to that is what can’t you? The following is a list of breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals you can whip up in your microwave oven toaster combo. 

Breakfast

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So here we have 10 dishes you can whip up easily on your toaster oven for breakfast. Try them out with your friends and family.

Mini Breakfast Pizza

I have never seen a person who doesn’t like pizza for breakfast. However, you can make breakfast pizza healthier. Just swap in the dough for a whole-wheat English muffin and throw in an egg on pizza sauce just don’t use cheese if you don’t want. It has plenty of flavor from the pizza sauce and eggs so you don’t need to think about taste.

Maple Glazed Sausage and Figs

You can easily cook up some maple-glazed sausage and figs for breakfast when figs are in season. Figs are amazing for you they contain a lot of important nutrients. They can provide you with some omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, potassium, and calcium.

Plus in this dish figs play a sweeter note along with the already sweet and savory sausage. If you don’t have good sausage at home you can try replacing it and cook hot dogs in your toaster oven. Check out the full recipe on Delish.

Greek Frittata

Did you know that you can easily whip up some frittatas on your toaster oven? Well, you can simply throw in some spinach, tomatoes, scallions, and feta and combine it all in a small casserole dish and put it in the toaster oven.

This is a healthy way to start your morning as well as it contains 26 grams of protein per serving. You can even throw in some olives to make the dish more Mediterranean. You can find the full recipe here in MyRecipe.

Hard “Boiled” Eggs

Eggs are the quintessential breakfast element. Now with your toaster oven, you can simply just pop inside he eggs and bake with the shells to make hard-boiled eggs.

You don’t need any water and you don’t have to deal with any cracked shells. If you wanna know the process then simply check out this blog on hard “boiled” eggs.

Whole-Wheat Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

Making these in the toaster oven is pretty easy. Plus blueberries, as you know, is a superfood. These are a healthy option for you at breakfast. It has whole-wheat flour, unsweetened applesauce, and a bunch of fresh blueberries.

Each muffin contains 115 calories and 4 grams of protein. If you wanna know the whole recipe for this then check out this blog.

Baked Eggs

You can make a great breakfast simply by using things you can find in your pantry and refrigerator. Just take a ramekin and put in some eggs, tomatoes, spinach, a little bit of milk, and some cheese.

After that, bake it for 15 mins and you have yourself some baked eggs. Here is a simple recipe for Baked Eggs.

Zucchini, Mint, and Parmesan Frittata 

One of the commonly used French cooking combos is eggs with mints. You may find it odd but trust me it works.

Take all the ingredients in a small casserole dish bake it for 10 mins and you have your breakfast. Here is the recipe for the Zucchini, Mint, and Parmesan Frittata.

 Harvest Granola

You can easily make your self a batch of granola with some crunchy stuff and a little heat. The harvest granola has a slight spicy tinge.

It contains cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger, and gets its base from oats, flax, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and almonds.

Cinnamon Bananas

This is a pretty simple recipe for you to make. It doesn’t require a lot of things in fact just 4 ingredients.

All you need is a banana, lemon juice, honey, and cinnamon. Finish it with a dollop of Greek yogurt and some dark chocolate chips and you have your cinnamon bananas. The full recipe can be found on this blog.

Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Muffins

This is another healthy option to have at breakfast. It contains whole-wheat flour and oats and instead of sugar it uses honey.

You can check out the recipe on Cuisinart.

Lunch

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These are some of the dishes you can create with your toaster oven. These are healthy dishes and fun to create so make sure to try them out.

Chicken Quesadillas

Cooking chicken dishes with a toaster oven is pretty simple. You can make chicken quesadillas with a host of different vegetables as well. You should use whole-wheat tortillas instead of white ones.

If you want to make it a bit healthy then cut back on the cheese. The herbs within the recipe will give it plenty of flavors so you won’t feel bland. You can check out the full recipe on these quesadillas on Goodhousekeeping.

Roasted Broccoli With Crispy Prosciutto

I mean you can cook bacon with a toaster oven so it’s no surprise you can make a prosciutto dish as well. The roasted broccoli with crispy prosciutto is a pretty healthy dish with a splash of ham.

The crispy prosciutto goes really well with the texture of broccoli in the dish. It’s a fun dish to make and eat and you can find the recipe on NomNomPaleo.

Portobello Pesto Burgers

This is a veggie burger. These are made with pesto-seasoned portobello mushroom patties. The buns are whole-wheat hamburger buns and are served with a side of fresh carrot-fennel slaw. This is a pretty healthy option if you are looking to cut some calories consumption.

The burger has 8 grams of fiber and has under 400 calories. Also, just because its a veggie burger it doesn’t mean it isn’t tasty trust me as one meat lover to another, You will love it! The full recipe for the burger can be found here in Delish.

Tortilla Pizza

Get a whole grain tortilla smear some marinara sauce and then sprinkle some fat-reduced cheese and some vegetables.

After that bake and you will have a healthier take on a pizza without losing flavor or the heartiness.

Baked Tofu

This is a super versatile option for lunch. Cut out some tofu into thinner slices and then wring out some water mix in with your favorite marinade.

Bake the tofu until crunchy and there you go you have breadless healthy croutons for your salads. You can even use them to make a whole-wheat wrap with greens and julienned veggies.

Squash and Zucchini Pizza Bites

This is a pretty simple dish to make. All you need to do is roll out some small pizza dough or mini tortilla tops.

After that smear it with some pesto and then layer it alternating slices of zucchini and yellow squash, and then bake. You can find the recipe on this blog.

Paleo Pizza

Well this being a paleo pizza, the crust of the pie is made from almond meal, egg whites, and flaxseed meal.

After that, you can simply use your favorite sauce, cheese, veggies, and/or meats, and bake until it becomes crispy. And you have your pizza. You can find the recipe for the paleo pizza here.

Spicy Salmon Sandwich

One of the great joys of life for me is salmon. And I love the fact that I can cook salmon in a toaster oven. The Spicy Salmon Sandwich is easy to make and takes only 10 mins to finish.

I usually use naan or oven-baked Indian flatbread as the bread and not regular sandwich bread. The salmon is seasoned with thyme, sesame seeds, fresh mint, and tart-tasting sumac. Check out the full recipe right here on this blog.

Pita Melts

This is a versatile dish that can be easily made with whatever you have in your pantry. Then just top it off with some fresh herbs, Kalamata olives, red onion, and mozzarella cheese. Bake the pita until the cheese melts and you are done with your pita melt.

Here is a recipe for a toaster oven pita melt.

Chicken Caprese Sandwich

If you have leftover chicken then this is a convenient lunch for anyone. Just take some bread and then put in the chicken with tomato, mozzarella, and basil. Then just bake the sandwich until you see the cheese melt, and you are done with making the sandwich.

If you want to make a breadless version then you need to soak the chicken in water for 20 minutes. This will prevent it from burning. After that, put it on skewers along with cherry tomatoes and cubes of mozzarella then toast it. 

Dinner

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Check out some amazing dishes that you can cook with your toaster oven. Try them out trust me you won’t regret making any of them.

Moroccan Pork Kebabs

So to make this you need to first make the marinade. Make a sweet and tangy sauce from orange juice, tomato paste, garlic, cumin, and cinnamon.

Then coat the pork in it. After that take a skewer and alternate between the pork cube, eggplant, and onion. Here is the full recipe for the Moroccan pork kebabs.

Herb-Roasted Chicken Tenders

This is a pretty easy alternative to the heart-clogging fast-food chicken tenders that you are used to. It is pretty simple and easy to make.

Just follow the recipe from Today.com and you will be fine.

Lasagna Toasts

Lasagna gets a whole new makeover. Instead of using pasta sheets this recipe calls for bread. Take a whole-wheat baguette and slice it into portions.

Then coat each slice with ricotta, mozzarella, and Pecorino Romano, tomatoes, zucchini, and of course, garlic. After that bake, the loaf until the cheese is melty and gooey. Here is a quickfire recipe for lasagna toasts.

Fish and Chips 

This is not your usual greasy fish and chips from your local pub. It is something quite different. This version of fish and chips is made without using any batter.

You will need to use a fork and a knife to eat it for dinner. Check out the full recipe right here.

Pesto Salmon 

So with just 5 ingredients, you can have salmon for dinner. You can easily cook this delicious pesto salmon in a toaster oven.

Just make sure you don’t leave it in there for too long. Here is a sure-fire recipe you may wanna look at when cooking pesto salmon.

Banana Mini Meatloaves 

If you feel adventurous for dinner then you can try this dish. Banana in a meatloaf might sound weird but trust me it works perfectly. This is what holds everything together in the absence of an egg.

On top of that, the bananas add a sweet flavor to the meatloaf and due to its presence, the meatloaf has a diverse flavor profile that people enjoy. Here is the recipe for the banana mini meatloaf.

Stuffed Mushrooms 

This is a simple light yet fulfilling dish for dinner. It may be a vegetarian dish but it tastes absolutely amazing. What you need to do is just fill each Portabello mushroom cap with a mixture of spinach, onion, ricotta, tomatoes, and basil.

After that, take some panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese crust and sprinkle on top. Then bake and you are done. Here is a simple recipe for the dish from MotherWouldKnow.

Tandoori Chicken

So a basic tandoori is a yogurt and spice based dish from the middle east. However, the toaster oven version of cooking a tandoori chicken is different and doesn’t use yogurt.

Here is the recipe for this tandoori chicken. Serve the dish with some cabbage slaw with toasted cashews on the side.

Miso-Glazed Salmon

So this is a Japanese influenced salmon dish that you can cook in your toaster oven at home. This takes no more than 5 minutes to make. It is an easy and convenient dish you can make for dinner.

The glazing sauce is based on white miso (a thick paste made from fermented soybeans), soy sauce, and sake. You can use honey as a sugar alternative in the recipe as well. Here is the 5-minute recipe for the Miso-Glazed Salmon.

Chicken Paillard 

So you know that Palliard means a cooking technique where meat is pounded into a thin sheet. This allows for a bigger surface area for marination and the meat has a quicker cook time. This is the same thing.

So this recipe uses cherry tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs. There are Green olives and capers that you can use to give the dish a little bit of oomph!

The cooking takes only 15 mins and you just need to prepare the ingredients beforehand which is an additional 10 minutes. Here is a recipe for Chicken Palliard you can use at home.

Cooking Made Simple

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So there you go, these are my favorite dish to cook in a toaster oven. These dishes are easy and simple to make and full of flavor. Trust me, try every single one of them out, I guarantee you that you will not regret it. There are plenty of dishes that I could have covered as well those are all amazing dishes but one can write so much.

However, I will come back with other dishes you can cook in a toaster oven soon. Now having a toaster oven when cooking is a must. If you don’t have one or if you have a pretty outdated one I suggest you get one you can find a lot of great toaster ovens at a relatively low cost.

You can check out our blog on 10 Best Microwave Toaster Oven Combo to help you out with your quest for the best. Make sure you compare prices between microwave toaster ovens before buying them so that you get the best deal available as well.

Let us know in the comments below if you cook with toaster ovens or not and if you do have you tried out any of these recipes. We look forward to your replies and we are eager to know your thoughts and suggestions on the content of ScopePrice so do let us know.

With that being said I will bring down the curtains to this course through cuisine. Until next time, See Ya!

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