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We'll Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make These 14 Things in Your Toaster Oven

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We'll Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make These 14 Things in Your Toaster Oven

Depending on the size and model of the appliance and the size and weight of the bird, it’s even possible to roast a whole chicken in your little oven. If you’re looking to make more space in your kitchen by utilizing appliances you already have on hand, or just want to try something new, there are many interesting and useful ways to use a toaster oven that will make your job in the kitchen a little bit easier.

Check out these surprising foods you can make in your toaster oven.

Bacon

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Bacon

 Cooking bacon in the toaster oven is easier than you might think. With a sheet of parchment paper and a preheated oven, you can make crisp, delicious bacon in 10 to 15 minutes.

Baked Potatoes

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Baked Potatoes

Baking a potato in a toaster oven is simple, easy, and reduces energy usage. To  cut the cooking time down, microwave your potato before finishing the cooking and crisping in your toaster oven.

Cake

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Cake

Depending on the size of your cake and of toaster oven, and whether or not it has a thermostat, you can very easily bake a cake in one. Try one of these excellent cupcake recipes that you can bake in your toaster oven.

Chicken

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Chicken

One of the great benefits of using a toaster oven is that it generates less heat than a traditional oven, which can be especially helpful if you are making something like a roast chicken, and don’t want to work up a sweat while waiting for the bird to cook. 

Cookies

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Cookies

With the right-sized cookie sheet, making cookies in the toaster oven is easier than you might think. Most toaster ovens come with a small cookie sheet, or you can buy a quarter-size cookie sheet that will fit most of them at any cooking supply store. Try making these delicious chocolate chip cookies in your little oven.

Croutons

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Croutons

Making croutons at home is easier than you might think. With some leftover bread and a toaster oven, you can easily prepare croutons for your next salad. 

Dehydrated Fruit

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Dehydrated Fruit

Luckily for the toaster oven, the name of the game when making dehydrated fruits or fruit leathers is to use as little heat and power as possible, making your toaster oven the ideal tool (besides an actual dehydrator). Set your toaster to around 170 degrees F to slowly dehydrate your fruit into a delicious fruit leather snack, like this.

Eggs

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Eggs

Want a baked egg but don’t have time to wait for the oven to pre-heat. Turn on your little toaster oven and pull out your single-serve ramekins to make these quick and easy baked eggs in minutes.

Fish

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Fish

Cooking fish in a toaster oven is surprisingly easy. Here is a fun recipe that you can use to try this technique out, just set your toaster to the low setting of 150 degrees F to gently cook the halibut.

Granola

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Granola

All you need to make this homemade granola recipe are some oats, spices, agave nectar, and nuts. Spread out the ingredients for your granola on a small baking sheet and quickly crisp the ingredients in your toaster oven. Then, just enjoy as your house fills with the delicious smell of warm spices and toasted nuts.

Grilled Sandwiches

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Grilled Sandwiches

You can make a quick grilled cheese, pressed Cuban, or panini in your toaster oven. Forget pulling out the griddle pan or purchasing a plancha -- all you need are two quarter-size sheet pans or any size baking pan that fits in your oven, and a small weight to place on top. Check out this simple technique here.

Quick Bread

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Quick Bread

Quick breads are fun and easy ways to make your next dinner meal or breakfast-on-the-go much improved, like this recipe for cornbread. Plus, the small size of your toaster oven means that the pre-heating time is cut in half making a quick snack on the go that much simpler.

Toasted Nuts

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Toasted Nuts

Toasting nuts in the toaster oven can provide you with a delicious and easy snack for party guests. A Maple-Glazed Pecans Recipe is a good place to start.

Tortilla Chips

Tortilla Chips

Having a party and you’ve run out of oven space to make your homemade tortilla chips and guacamole? Crank up the toaster oven to 475 to 500 degrees F. Then, just bake your tortillas for about five minutes or until crisp for a simpler-than-frying tortilla chip.

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We'll Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make These 14 Things in Your Toaster Oven

We'll Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make These 14 Things in Your Toaster Oven

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