Toaster Oven Treats II
1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 Cups Cooked Pinto Beans Drained
1 Tablespoon Water, Or More As Needed
3 Tablespoons Butter
1 French Baguette, Sliced 3/4-Inch Thick
12 Ounces Mexican Cheese, Shredded
4 Tablespoons Pico De Gallo, Or To Taste
Step 1 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beans and water; mash until soft and heated through, about 5 minutes.
Step 2 Spread butter on baguette slices; arrange on a toaster oven tray.
Step 3 Bake in the toaster oven at 375 Degrees until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread beans on top. Cover with cheese.
Step 4 Bake in the toaster oven until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with pico de gallo.
Toaster Oven Apple Crisp for One
1 Medium Apple – Peeled, Cored, And Sliced
1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Pinch Kosher Salt
2 Tablespoons Water, Or More As Needed
1 Tablespoon Butter, Cut Into Small Pieces
1 Tablespoon Caramel Ice Cream Topping
Step 1 Preheat the toaster oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) according to manufacturer’s instructions. Lightly coat a baking tray with cooking spray.
Step 2 Pile apple slices onto the baking tray. Mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt together; sprinkle evenly over apples. Drizzle water over the topping. Arrange butter pieces as uniformly as possible over the topping.
Step 3 Bake in the preheated toaster oven until apples are tender, about 30 minutes. Drizzle caramel sauce on top and scoop into a bowl. Serves 1
Hamburger Bun Pizza
4 Hamburger Buns, Split
½ Cup Canned Pizza Sauce
2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
16 Slices Pepperoni Sausage
Step 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 2 Place the bun halves cut side up onto a baking sheet. Spoon some of the pizza sauce onto each one. Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices.
Step 3 Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cheese is melted and browned on the edges.
Open Face Veggie Melt
4 Slices Whole-Grain Bread, Lightly Toasted
1 Avocado, Sliced
1 Cup Sliced Cremini Mushrooms
⅓ Cup Sliced Toasted Almonds
1 Tomato, Sliced
4 Slices Swiss Cheese Or Favorite Cheese
Step 1 Preheat the oven broiler.
Step 2 Lay the toasted bread out on a baking sheet. Top each slice of bread with 1/4 of the avocado, mushrooms, almonds, and tomato slices. Top each with a slice of cheese.
Step 3 Broil the open-face sandwiches until the cheese melts and begins to bubble, about 2 minutes. Serve the sandwiches warm. Serves 4
Toaster Oven Tuna Melt
1 (5 Ounce) Can Tuna, Drained
¼ Cup Finely Chopped Celery
¼ Cup Chopped Green Onion (Optional)
3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
½ Teaspoon Curry Powder, Or To Taste
2 Burger Buns, Split, Toasted And Buttered
4 Thin Slices Cheddar Cheese
Step 1 Preheat the oven’s broiler.
Step 2 In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna, celery, green onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice and curry powder. Spoon equal amounts onto each bun half, and top with a slice of cheese. Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet.
Step 3 Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and toasty. Serve hot.
Brunch or Lunch Bacon Cheese Pear Sandwich
1 Bosc Pear, Thinly Sliced
1 ½ Cups Apple Juice
6 Slices Bacon Crisp and Crumbled
2 Rosemary Focaccia Bread, Or Other Square Rolls, Split
6 Ounces Feta Cheese, Crumbled
Step 1 Place the pear slices in a skillet, and pour in the apple juice. Cook over medium heat until the pears are soft, about 5 minutes. Drain pears and reserve; discard juice.
Step 2 Meanwhile, place the bacon in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels. Crumble and set aside.
Step 3 Preheat the oven broiler.
Step 4 Place the focaccia bread slices on a baking sheet. Divide the pear slices evenly among the bread, and top evenly with the bacon, and then with the blue cheese.
Step 5 Broil the sandwiches in the preheated broiler until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Serves 4