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10 ways to use your roaster oven for more than just turkey

You might think your roaster oven has one purpose or use—Thanksgiving turkey. But don’t be so quick to resign the roaster to the back of the closet. Not only can it bake and roast like a traditional oven, but it can also steam and slow cook. Check out these delicious roaster oven recipes you can make year-round. Who knew roaster ovens were so versatile? (Hint: We did.)

1. Peppered Rib Roast with Wasabi Cream Sauce

This tender beef dish will cook to perfection in your roaster oven while you whip up a couple of sides for an impressive dinner display.

2. North Carolina Pork Barbecue

This vinegar-based pulled pork is great on sandwiches or on a platter served with coleslaw.

3. Almond Pound Cake

This pound cake can bake in a roaster oven. It comes out fluffy and light on the inside with a crunchy crust. Top it with seasonal fruit and whipped cream for a simple dessert.

4. Honey Roasted Spareribs

A tasty marinade kicks these roaster oven spareribs off right. Serve them with fries for a finger-licking good dinner.

5. Harvest Apple Cake

Perfect for autumn and not too sweet, this dessert stays nice and moist when cooked in a roaster oven.

6. Roaster Oven Baked Potatoes

Save oven space by cooking your baked potatoes in the roaster oven. In just over an hour, you have a bunch of beautiful potatoes at the ready. Serve them as a side dish or top them with your favorite veggies and proteins for a complete meal.

7. Oven Roasted Beef Stew

This recipe is the epitome of quick, easy and delicious cooking. Simply add the ingredients to the pan and let it roast until the meat is fork tender. You’ll have dinner on the table within a few hours without a lot of hassle.

8. Old Fashioned Bread Pudding


This classic dessert is simple to make using your roaster oven and you probably have the ingredients in your pantry already.

9. Seasoned Rice

You can make large batches of fluffy rice even if you don’t have a rice cooker. Simply cook it in your roaster oven with broth, onion, butter and water.

10. Party Meatballs

Incredibly simple to make in your roaster oven, this perfect party appetizer serves a crowd. Try this recipe for your next potluck or serve it during football games for a fun snack.

Hamilton Beach® Roaster Ovens are handy for cooking at home or feeding larger groups of friends and family. These popular roaster ovens bake, roast and cook like traditional ovens, and you can use them to steam and slow-cook as well. Innovation is evident in the buffet-friendly lid; it’s the first one to pivot out of the way for serving.

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  1. I own a Hamilton Beach automatic roaster oven that has an 18 quart capacity, how big of a turkey will fit in it? I can’t find the owners manual for it and it seems that one year our turkey wouldn’t fit with the lid on.

  2. I need to make a BIG batch of chicken noodle soup for a church supper. I’m hoping to use the 18 quart roaster to do this, as it won’t fit in my slow-cooker. I need to cook two chickens in water in order to make a nice broth. Can I do this in the roaster? If so, are there any special instructions? Thanks!

  3. Can the roaster oven bake fish, if so is their any special instructions to bake fish in the toaster oven? Thanks in advance.

  4. Does anyone have a recipe using a roaster to make teriyaki chicken for a group of 45 people? Thank you so much for your expertise.

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