When we moved last year I left behind my toaster oven. I never realized how much I would miss it. There are so many things I used to make with it because living in Florida turning on your oven to make a frozen pizza, roasting vegetables, or heating up leftovers is just out of the question. When I learned about the Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven and was offered a chance to test it out with a challenge I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t made my Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze and Goat Cheese in a long time and we’ve been craving them!
Thanks Panasonic for the challenge, we accept!
The double infrared heating feature was one of the most interesting features of the toaster oven and before we made our Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze & Goat Cheese we decided to throw in a pizza to see how it held up. The oven was the perfect size. Unlike our old toaster oven this one is more square so it has the depth you need to cook a personal sized pizza with no problem. It did a great job too. We used the pan it came with, covered with foil (because I hate cleaning), and it was still crispy on the bottom. The rack is not adjustable, but it cooked perfectly – top and bottom. When we did toast the following morning we really saw the difference the double infrared heating feature made and the toast was perfect in half the time as the toaster.
The true test was making our Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze and Goat Cheese and it did a fabulous job! This one is a keeper and you can pick it up for under $100 on Amazon!
“FlashXPress” double Infrared Light cooks up to 40-percent faster than conventional toaster ovens
Smart toaster oven with automatically calculating cooking time function and control over the heat for variety foods
Easy-to-use control panel with 6-menu illustrated presets for toast bread, pizza, frozen foods and quick reheat
Perfectly compact design with small footprint on countertop, front removable tray and nonstick interior for easy to clean
- 1 lb of Brussels sprouts
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- Sea Salt/Pepper
- 1/8 Cup Balsamic Glaze
- 2 Oz Goat Cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Clean and trim Brussels sprouts and cut in half.
- In a large bowl, toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil until well coated. Spread out onto the baking pan, add sea salt and pepper.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Stir the Brussels around and continue baking until brown and crispy (maybe 5 additional minutes).
- As soon as the Brussels sprouts are done drizzle Balsamic glaze and add goat cheese.