Sometimes, in life, we don't have time to fire up the stove and get cooking. All we have time for is a quick bite of whatever's on the counter and jolt out the door.
And honestly, it's most likely the first thing we can think of is toast! But we've collected these five simple toaster hack meals recipes that'll get your taste buds going with plenty of time to spare.
Have a tortilla and shredded cheese? Sprinkle the cheese in the tortilla, keeping the cheese away from the tortilla edges. Then, fold and crease the tortilla in half so that the cheese doesn't ooze out later. Place in the toaster with the quesadilla's open side side-up and wait. Yum.
Upgrade your plain PB&J into a warm and crunchy sandwich. Do your usual thing: slather on that peanut butter and jelly on your choice of bread and then pop it into one slot of the toaster. So quick and so simple.
You don't even need a pan! Place your cheese of choice in between two slices of bread that have been spread with butter on the outside. Put it in one side of the toaster, and enjoy that cheese-y goodness.
From toaster to panini maker, build your go-to sandwich normally and just place the whole sandwich into one side of the toaster. Instant panini.
ToBoxTip: Keep the sandwich's fillings away from the crust so it doesn't spill in the toaster.
Sweet Potato Toast
Slice a sweet potato long-wise with 1-inch thickness or less. Use caution. Place that sweet potato (or any potato, for more variety) slice into the toaster slots on high heat. Toast it about 2-3 times until the potato is heated and soft. An alternative to toast, this sweet potato toast is perfect for those who do not want to consume bread.
Note that different toasters may have different heat settings, so adjust the heat accordingly. Be creative and let your imagination go wild coming up with new toaster hack meals.
Take advantage of your toaster with these easy toaster hack meals. Of course, you can always toast bread, bagels, naan, and other baked goods in a toaster. But, as you can see, how you decide to utilize it is up to your creation. Toasters are one of the most versatile kitchen appliances, but please use your better judgment when putting foods into it.
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