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21 Toaster Oven Recipes You Can Make In 15 Minutes Or Less

Because I am lazy, and you, too, are probably lazy.

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1. Tortilla Pizza

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Spread marinara sauce over a whole wheat tortilla (or any tortilla), sprinkle cheese, sprinkle more cheese, keep sprinkling cheese, add preferred toppings, and then toast.

Recipe here.

2. Miso-Glazed Salmon

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You should marinate this overnight, but the actual roasting shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes.

Recipe here.

3. Toasted Brie, Ham, and Apple Sandwich

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Substitute your handy toaster oven for the conventional one mentioned in this recipe.

4. Single-Serving Peanut Butter Cookie

The actual recipe refers to it as a “Single Lady Peanut Butter Cookie,” but screw that. It’s been rechristened.

5. Lasagna Toast

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DISCLAIMER: This is kind of cheating because while it only needs 8 to 10 minutes to bake, you’ll need around 15 in prep time as well. Still, this recipe had to make the list because it’s brilliant and so much quicker than real lasagna.

6. Bruschetta

A recipe from a blogger who seems head over heels about toaster ovens here.

7. Marinara and Parmesan Baked Eggs

You could be eating baked eggs in 10 to 15 minutes.

9. Toasted nuts

Just add a little bit of nut oil, sea salt, and then toast until brown.

10. Bacon

Just put the bacon slices directly on the rack and let the grease drip into the pan below. So much less effort than frying.

Instructions here.

11. Dried Fruit

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This will take much longer than 15 minutes to actually cook, but the effort component could be easily accomplished in 5. Slice your preferred fruits thin, set your toaster oven to the lowest temperature, and let them bake for several hours or until fully dehydrated.

An example using apples here.

12. Open-Faced Tuna Melt

Tuna: It’s what’s for dinner.

Recipe here.

13. Baked Tofu

Press out excess water, marinate in sesame oil or soy sauce, and toss in the toaster oven.

This makes an awesome topping for salads.

14. Pita Chips

Here’s a recipe for both pita chips and a simple yogurt dip to eat them with.

16. Broiled Grapefruit

This recipe mentions using a torch (and a lot of bravery). But good thing you have a toaster oven so you don’t have to accidentally torch off your eyebrows.

17. English Muffin Pizza

This snack is guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again or your money back.

18. Kale Chips

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A toaster oven is the perfect size to make an individual serving of kale chips.

19. Chicken Tenders/Skewers

Seasoned with Herbes de Provence, so they’re classy.

Recipe here.

21. Fireless S’mores

Just leave the top graham cracker off and get toasty.

OR try one of these really moving s’mores innovations.

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