One of the most underrated pieces of cooking equipment in your house is more likely than not your toaster oven. There are in fact a number of thing that can be prepared in your toaster over, but a lot of people utilize it only for basic stuff such as heating their food as well as (of course) making really great toasts.
However, there are a number of awesome foods made easy with a toaster oven and in addition, these small ovens use so much less electricity than a full-sized oven (and it also take up so much less space in your kitchen as well).
Your toaster oven can very easily accommodate many single servings or foods that can serve two persons. As such, it is a great piece of cooking equipment for persons who live by themselves or who live with just one other person. You can also use your toaster oven to whip up quick afternoon snacks for your children.
Another benefit of the toaster oven is that it gives you the option to prepare foods that are re-packaged or ready-made. These ready-made foods include things like French fries, personal pizzas, chicken fingers, garlic bread, roasted vegetables etc. You can also cook up frozen ham or turkey burgers for either lunch or for dinner.
When making roasted vegetables in your toaster oven, you need to cut your vegetables; for instance an eggplant, some onions or a zucchini in pieces that are bite-sized and then brush some olive oil over them. You should then sprinkle some garlic, salt or pepper over them along with any other seasonings that you prefer to make your vegetables tastier to you. After doing this, you will then need to cover the cooking sheet in the oven with aluminum foil then put your vegetables on top of it and bake them for between six and ten minutes. The cooked vegetables can then be served with garlic butter.
You can also prepare main dishes in your handy toaster oven. Your oven pizzas are an example of this. You can make your family members choose their preferred toppings to put on their personal pizzas and make this a fun dinner for everyone. You can even create your own pizza by using English muffins, top them with pizza sauce, cheese and whatever other toppings your family members prefer like onions, mushrooms, green peppers and pepperoni and bake them for between eight and ten minutes until it is hot enough to melt your cheese.