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      Toaster oven recipes to beat the summer heat

      Toaster oven recipes to beat the summer heat

      If you want to beat the heat in the kitchen this summer, a Hamilton Beach® toaster oven is a smart tool to help you keep your cool. These versatile and efficient appliances use less energy than a traditional oven, and some models can even help you to reduce cooking time so you’ll be able to feed the family without breaking a sweat.

      Beat the heat with Hamilton Beach

      There are a variety of toaster ovens to choose from – all offering unique benefits based on your needs. Classic toaster ovens are great for small-batch recipes and sheet pan meals that are traditionally prepared in a big oven, while the Hamilton Beach Sure-Crisp® Air Fryer Toaster Oven handles it all with the added functionality of air frying. For even more countertop cooking power, the Hamilton Beach Quantum™ Air Fryer Toaster Oven offers lightning-fast air frying speeds and the capacity to cook a pound of fries to crispy perfection.

      From tender and juicy pork tenderloin to crispy eggplant parmesan and succulent shrimp fajitas, and more - these are just a few ways a small countertop toaster oven from Hamilton Beach can serve up big flavor all summer.

      10 easy summer recipes for your toaster oven

      1. Marinated pork tenderloin

      Marinated pork tenderloin

      These juicy and tender pork tenderloins are stewed in a peach marinade, topped with basil, and served with rice for a light meal that also satisfies. It cooks up quickly in an air fryer toaster oven, making it the perfect meal for warm summer nights when company is coming to dinner.


      2. Lobster mac & cheese

      Lobster mac and cheese

      Gruyere and cheddar cheese are blended with lobster meat and topped with a buttery mixture of crackers and parmesan for a rich and irresistible dish that can serve as a side or the main course. Skip the conventional oven and bake it in a countertop toaster oven when you want to keep your kitchen cool.


      3. Fish and chips

      Fish and chips

      Avoid the deep fryer mess and prepare fish and chips in an air fryer toaster oven. Homemade Dill Pickle Aioli sauce with a pinch of cayenne pepper elevates the dish with just the right amount of kick.


      4. Mediterranean turkey and pasta bake

      Mediterranean turkey and pasta bake

      Use a countertop oven to bake this savory one-dish turkey and whole wheat pasta casserole filled with all your favorite flavors of the Mediterranean, including olives, kale, cannellini beans, and feta cheese.


      5. Dijon salmon and green beans sheet pan supper

      Dijon salmon and green beans sheet pan supper

      A toaster oven does so much more than toast, and this delicious dish is proof. In just 15 minutes, salmon is baked to medium-well perfection, while the green beans and peppers are tender and crispy. The soy-mustard sauce boosts the flavor for a light and healthy meal everyone will love.


      6. Cheesy zucchini squash casserole

      Cheesy zucchini squash casserole

      Fresh squash and zucchini become the base for a creamy, cheesy sauce that will easily feed the whole family. Use the middle rack of a countertop toaster oven to guarantee the panko topping will have a satisfying golden-brown crunch.


      7. Sheet pan shrimp fajitas

      Sheet pan shrimp fajitas

      Here’s an effortless way to prepare succulent shrimp fajitas in under 30 minutes. Just coat the shrimp with lime juice and seasoning, toss the ingredients on a baking pan, and pop in the toaster oven.


      8. Tomato and cheese tart

      Tomato and cheese tart

      Serve simple, summery tomato and fontina cheese tart as an appetizer or pair with soup or salad for a meatless main dish. There’s no need to heat the whole kitchen if you have a toaster oven!


      9. Mexican-inspired zucchini boats

      Mexican-inspired zucchini boats

      When your summer garden is awash with squash, zucchini boats are a fun and low-carb way to enjoy the abundance. Load them with grilled chicken, black beans, salsa, and seasonings for an easy meal with a Southwest flair.


      7. Eggplant parmesan stacks

      Eggplant parmesan stacks

      An air fryer toaster oven is the perfect kitchen tool to prepare these crispy parmesan-coated eggplant rounds. Stack them between layers of mozzarella and basil and smother with your favorite pasta sauce for a fun and easy alternative to classic eggplant parmesan.

      How are you staying cool this summer? Share your ideas with us by tagging us @hamiltonbeach on Instagram and Facebook.

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