Have you been struggling to find toaster oven baking dishes? We’ve got a few new ideas for you plus fun pans and accessories for your little oven.
You’re loving your new (or maybe new-to-you) toaster oven but…the little pan that came with it is limiting your recipe creativity.
So you dig around in the cupboards looking for toaster oven-sized baking dishes. Your trusty 9 x 13 casserole dishes are way too big. Small 4-inch ramekins work but barely hold a handful of broccoli.
Oof, feeling like a frustrated toaster oven Goldilocks you wonder, “Why is it so darn hard to find baking dishes that will fit in my toaster oven?”
Don’t worry, you’re not alone, it was a struggle for us too.
It was a sad day in the Toaster Oven Love house when we learned that Pyrex warns not to use their products in a toaster oven.
Since retiring our glass casserole dishes we’ve been on a search for suitable replacements and I’m happy to say we’ve found more than a few good candidates (along with some new pans and fun toaster oven accessories).
Hopefully, one of these will work for you too.
(NOTE: We purchased these pans and accessories and did not receive them for free, all opinions are our own. Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase through them, we will earn a commission.)
Starting with this all-purpose 1.7 qt.; 8.5″ (9.75 with handles) x 8.5″ x 2.5″ Le Creuset Baker that’s made of an enamel coated stoneware. We’ve used it for baked pasta dishes and it did a great job cooking a toaster oven pancake with frozen peaches and orange zest (check out those crispy edges!).
You may remember from our post on things you shouldn’t put in your toaster oventhat Le Creuset said if you can fit them, their dishes are A-OK to use in a toaster oven.
And they’re also listed among the recommended bakeware in The Gourmet Toaster Oven Cookbook.
We purchased that large baker from Sur La Table as a set with this super cute matching 18 oz.; 5.75″ (6.75″ with handles) x 5.75″ x1.75″ baker.
It’s pretty small for a two-person household but I did use it to bake this tasty cornbread for one recipe from One Dish Kitchen.
The instructions are for a big oven and say to cook the cornbread about 20 to 25 minutes. Using the Breville Smart Oven Pro (w/o the convection), our cornbread was done at 17 minutes, so check on yours early.
These stoneware Au Gratin pans are from Sur La Table but you can also get them on Amazon. They’re a perfect size (7″ x 5″ x 1.5″) for cooking little casseroles and crisps for one or two people.
The first thing we cooked with them was a blueberry peach cobbler. After 30 minutes we had a pair of juicy sweet cobblers but our brand new dishes were covered (inside and outside) with a pink and blue baked-on sugary fruit syrup.
I thought for sure they’d never get clean but after a quick soak and scrub, they looked brand new.
While these do fall in the “keeper” category, given the choice, I’d probably pick the next pan over them.
Right now this 7 x 5 Le Creuset baking dish is the most used dish in our house. According to Amazon, with the handles, it’s full measurements are 8.5 x 5 x 1.8 inches.
It’s great for reheating one or two servings of leftovers and for cooking those small frozen meals where the box states the container for the food should not be used in a toaster oven. We just pry the food out of its container and plop it in the baking dish.
Speaking of metal pans…the muffin tin that came in our Chicago Metallic Toaster Oven Set has been one of my favorite pans for years.
But its handles are a real problem.
They extend out the pan edges making it just a hair too large for many of your toaster ovens and our little Oster too.
We’ve been working on a toaster oven muffins tips post (a reader request from the toaster oven cookie tips).
I’ve only used it a few times but I’m already a fan.
Though I do think the non-stick coating is browning the bottoms of our muffins more than usual. It’s hard to tell though when you bake with whole grain flours all baked goods tend to look a little over-browned.