What’s one kitchen appliance you’re probably not using enough of? Your toaster oven. The next time you’re in a pinch for dinner, look no further than these healthy toaster oven recipes.
1. Grilled Cheese with Apple and Havarti
Using the “bake” setting on your toaster oven, you can prepare this creamy cheese on the grill. In addition to cheese, the sandwich also contains apples, arugula, and walnuts for a crunchy touch.
2.Black Bean Flautas
The flutes are like taquitos, but bigger. These are baked, not fried, for a healthier version. They’re also made with hearty whole wheat tortillas and black beans to keep you full.
3. Portobello Pesto Burgers
These juicy veggie burgers are topped with a refreshing carrot salad, made from carrots, fennel, and basil. If you don’t like goat cheese, strong feta or cheddar would be good substitutes.
4. Sweet Potato Toast
There are three ways to top this sweet potato toast: cottage cheese and cherries, egg and avocado, or tuna salad with mustard and honey. For the best possible toast, be sure to cut the sweet potato thin enough that it can toast completely, but also support the toppings.
5. Fish and Chips
Yes, you can even make fish in a toaster oven. This recipe calls for cod and Yukon golden potatoes, although fingerling potatoes would work well too. The cooking time of the fish will vary depending on the size but should be between 8 and 12 minutes.
6. Sheet Pan Pizza
This quick pizza recipe uses pre-made pizza dough and only takes about 20 minutes total. For more nutrients, try using whole-wheat pizza dough.
7. Baked eggs
Made with eggs, marinara, cheese, and capers, these egg cups are ideal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Try replacing the whipped cream with low-fat milk or non-dairy milk for a lighter version.
8. Chicken Thighs with Roasted Root Vegetables
Turnips, onions, sweet potatoes, and parsnips accompany these crispy chicken thighs. Serve food as is or with a side of brown rice or quinoa.
9. Toaster Oven Tostadas
These tostadas are made with beans and cheese for a protein-packed quick meal. If you want to increase the protein in this recipe, you can add eggs or a meat of your choice, such as chicken or steak.