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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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  1. My toaster oven didnt come with a book like every other product on the market. I find it hard to know how it works. I am not happy with it.

  2. I love these toaster oven recipes to beat this summer heat by not having to cook over a stove or turn on the big oven!

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