Food & Nutrition

Surprising Things You Can Make in a Toaster Oven—And Things You Can’t

Sheet pan meals

Homemade Keto Sheet Pan Chicken with Rainbow VegetablesBrent Hofacker/Shutterstock

If you are cooking for one or two, you probably don’t need a large quantity, and the sheet pan makes for easy cleanup. “Place your protein and vegetable on a toaster sheet pan lined with foil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and olive oil, bake in the toaster for about 30 minutes,” says Greebel. “You’ll have a whole dinner in no time with no mess,” says Greebel.

Mini egg muffins

egg muffin

Egg muffins are the perfect portable breakfast. “Instead of using a muffin tin, place the egg mixture in a ramekin, then bake in the toaster for a quick and healthy breakfast,” says Greebel. “This is also great for a college student who doesn’t have a stove and wants a healthy, inexpensive, filling meal,” she adds. Speaking of college students—they’ll definitely want to hear about these 14 surprising foods you can prep in a coffee maker.

Toasted nuts

Roasted almondsAndrey Smirnov / Shutterstock

The toaster oven is an easy way to toast a small batch of nuts without having to crank up the heat in your main oven.” Simply line your baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, arrange nuts in a single layer, and roast for 15 minutes on 350 degrees,” says Hybrid Pasta Mama. Be sure to shake the pan around every five minutes so the nuts toast evenly.

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