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Easy And Simple Oven Recipes That Will Not Take Much of Your Time

Making food can be a tricky task for some people, especially when it comes to baking. Baking seems to take forever and you always seem to mess something up. There will never be a time where I say that cooking or baking is easy, but there are ways to make your life easier when it comes to these tasks. Recipes that can be cooked in the oven are very famous because you don’t need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If you want to make a delicious dinner for your family but you have a busy schedule, these recipes will help you cook something great without spending hours at home.

The Many Uses for an Oven

The oven is one of the most versatile and valuable pieces of kitchen equipment you can own. It can be used for baking, roasting, boiling and many other food preparation tasks. You can use an oven for lots of different things. You can cook pasta, bake cookies or even make pizza. Ovens are also great for warming up cold sandwiches and leftovers. Ovens are useful for so much more than just baking. They can be used for cooking steaks, fish, chicken, or any other protein you can think of. 

Ovens are also great for keeping food warm while cooking other things, keeping it from drying out. This is especially true if you want to make multiple dishes at once.

Grilled Steak with Pesto Sauce

Grilled steak is one of the most delicious meals you can make, especially when it’s smothered in a homemade pesto sauce. You can eat it with pasta and a salad or on its own. It’s versatile enough to be enjoyed at any time of day. 

This is not your average steak. Who says that you can’t put pesto on steak? It’s delicious!

Ingredients for the Pesto Sauce

– 2 cups fresh basil leaves (cut)

– 2 tablespoons pine nuts (crushed)

– 6 cloves garlic (minced)

– 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (freshly grated)

– 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (add more if needed)

– 1 pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

Ingredients for the Steak: *Choose a steak that you like, but it should be at least 1 inch thick.

– 2 pounds steak (sirloin) that you should cut into 4 pieces

– 1/2 cup olive oil (for marinade)

– salt and pepper to taste.

You can also go the extra mile if you want something a superb-quality meal, and try this recipe for beef ribs, slow-cooked in the oven for incredible results, and though you may lose a bit more time on it, your tastebuds will be incredibly grateful. With the right preparation and cooking techniques, ovens are great for making delicious meals that are healthier than anything you can eat at restaurants.

Garlic Chicken Wings

The key to a great recipe is simplicity, and this is one of the most basic, but delicious recipes out there. It only takes a few steps to get these wings from raw to ready to eat!

Recipe for Garlic Chicken Wings:

4 up to 6 chicken wings that you should cut in half at the joint

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil for frying

Method:

In a small bowl mix salt, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and pepper. In a large bowl add in chicken wings and coat with dry ingredients. Have a pan heated on medium-high and then add oil. Place chicken wings in the pan and cook until golden brown for about 4-5 minutes.

Oven Cooking Tips 

These days, we all want to save time and money on meals. So why not utilize your oven more? Here are some tips to help you cook with your oven more and know what foods work best for the oven.

Preheat your oven: When you preheat your oven, it’ll reduce the risk of over- or under-cooking your food. For every 25 degrees that you increase or decrease, you’ll need to adjust the cooking time by 5 minutes. This is especially important if you plan to broil or bake at a high temperature.

Keep an eye on your food: This is a tip that I use all the time. If you’re not using a timer, it’s easy to forget about your food and burn it. A good rule of thumb is to set a timer for 15 minutes and check on your food every 5 minutes after that. If you’re using a stovetop, you can just keep an eye on it.

Don’t leave the kitchen: You don’t want to leave your food unattended, especially if you’re using a stovetop. It’s easy to forget about it and walk away.

Most of the time, we are too busy to find time for cooking. But when it’s about the health of our family, we surely do not want to take any risk by consuming unhealthy foods. That is why you should start including these simple and easy oven recipes in your daily food menu.

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