We all know that cooking is an essential life skill. But what if you could cook delicious, healthy meals without spending a lot of money on electricity? It’s possible with these five recipes for electric oven cooking. These recipes are fast, easy, and affordable, and they don’t consume too much electricity. So why not give them a try? All these recipes will only take 30 minutes or less to bake in your electric oven.
Recipe 1: Cookies
Cook time: 15-30 minutes
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, mixing until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake until cookies are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe 2: Fish Fillet
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 (6-ounce) skinless halibut or cod fillets
Lemon wedges (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; rub over fillets. Place fish on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
2. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.
Recipe 3: Muffins
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup canola oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
2. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
3. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk, oil or butter, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
5. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve warm or cold.
Recipe 4: Frozen Pizza
Cook time: According to package instructions
1 (12-inch) frozen cheese pizza
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pizza on a baking sheet.
2. Bake for about 20 minutes or according to package instructions.
3. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving warm. Enjoy!
Recipe 5: Baked Pasta
Cook time: 30 minutes
1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
1 (24-ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 (16-ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta
1 1/2 cups water
1 (8-ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook beef and onion until beef is browned. Stir in pasta sauce.
3. Bring to a boil, then add pasta and water. Return to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
4. Drain any excess liquid, then stir in 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
5. Pour into a 9×13-inch baking dish and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving hot. Enjoy!
Note that to save time and electricity with this recipe, you may pre-cook the entire pasta recipe from your gas stove prior to baking it.
Why Use Electric Oven
Some benefits of using electric ovens over gas ovens include:
1. Electric ovens heat food more evenly than gas ovens.
This is because electric ovens have heating elements located on the top, bottom, and sides of the oven, while gas ovens have only one heating element located at the back of the oven. This can result in food being cooked more evenly in an electric oven.
3. Electric ovens are easier to clean than gas ovens.
This is because there are no burner coils that can become dirty on an electric oven, and the glass door on electric ovens does not get as hot as on gas ovens.
4. Electric ovens are quieter than gas ovens.
This is because gas ovens use a burner that emits a loud noise when it is lit, while electric ovens do not have this.
Electric ovens have many advantages over gas ovens, making them the better choice for cooking. If you are looking for an electric oven that does not consume too much electricity, then consider one of the recipes above.
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