5 Delicious Roaster Oven Recipes To Satisfy The Family

By Cynthia B. Johnson | Blog

Jul 29

When it comes to cooking food for the entire tribe, a.k.a. your family, or for special events, you sometimes don’t have enough time in the day to make a complicated home-cooked meal. You have to do errands, pick up the kids from school, get to work, finish chores and do a million other tasks that need done today.

Roaster ovens help take some of the cooking time away by allowing you to make large quantities of meals without the extra hassle. If you have it and need some delicious recipes that will have the family asking for seconds, try out these 5 dishes in your monthly meal menu.

Party Meatballs

Who doesn’t love meatballs? We sure do! Party meatballs are great when you have dinner guests over or plan to host a party.

party-meatballs

Found via Everyday Good Thinking

You can even just make them as afternoon snacks for the kids. What is even better is that you can make the meatballs using any type of meat (turkey, chicken, pork, or ground beef) or even use tofu for a meatless variety, then add your favorite jellies and sauces to make it to your personal preferences.

Apple Butter

Delicious apple butter can be placed on toast, biscuits, pancakes and bagels to give you a delicious meal at any time of the day.

apple butter

Found via Homestead Acres

If you have some apples, you can create apple butter anytime by using your slow roaster. This recipe will tell you how to cook and can your apple butter, so you can store the extra in your pantry or give a few jars out as gifts to relatives and friends.

Pork Ribs with Sauerkraut

While people love to have their ribs with barbecue sauce, we decided to feature a Polish version of ribs that are made with sauerkraut.

Baked-Ribs-and-Sauerkraut

Found via Can’t Stay Out Of The Kitchen

Called “Zeberka Wieprzowe w Kapuscie” in Polish, pork ribs and sauerkraut is an economical way to have pork ribs without spending your whole paycheck on cooking a pork loin. Instead, you can still have a succulent meat that literally falls apart when you try to pick it up off of your plate.

Pot Roast with Vegetables

Do you remember Sunday meals when your mother or grandmother would fill the entire house with the smells of a cooking pot roast? It would take her all day to fix the dish as everyone loved to sit in the dining room gobbling up every bit of the food.

pot-roast

Found via I Heart Recipes

Well, you can make this easy pot roast with vegetables and it won’t take all day to do it. Simply pop all the ingredients into the roaster oven. Your family will still think you slaved away in the kitchen to cook the meal. While the recipe itself is done in a Dutch oven, the cook does suggest that you can use the roaster oven for this dish. Just make sure to brown the meat beforehand.

Rosie from I Heart Recipes was so kind enough to make a video of this recipe. Watch it below;

Baked Beans

Baked beans are that perfect side dish for the summer when you are cooking hamburgers, hotdogs, and sausages out on the grill. If you plan on going on a picnic or to a family reunion, here is a baked bean recipe where you can make enough for large groups of people.

boston-baked-beans

I found this good recipe that is so easy to make. One thing to keep in mind is that the recipe uses Northern beans that are soaked in water overnight. So give yourself enough cooking time to make the dish if you need it for a special event.

Roaster ovens are great cooking appliances that people use mostly during the holidays. Moreover, it is a bit different than a slow cooker (crockpot). While both electric appliances allow you to cook meals by using indirect heat at longer amounts of time, roaster ovens allow you to sear and cook meals at high-heat temperatures that can go up to 450 degrees. They also have an enamel coated steel interior versus the ceramic inserts that slow cookers have.

If you want more recipe ideas try out so you can use your oven more throughout the year, please check this post.

Don’t forget to  share on the comments section if you have made these recipes before. Chiao!