Yes…we did fall for the NuWave Oven Infomercial a couple of years ago….BUT it is one of my FAVORITE appliances! I use it a LOT! So if you you have a NuWave or are thinking of getting one and aren't sure what you would use it for…I will share with you what I think are the best foods to make in the NuWave Oven!
I can say that I really don't know the in's and out's of how the NuWave Oven works….it uses conduction, convection and infrared all together…whatever that means, LOL! What I do know is that it cooks foods evenly, fairly quickly and a lot of foods taste better in the Nuwave Oven.
Best Foods to Make in the NuWave Oven
Bacon Wrapped Chicken is the perfect meal to make in the NuWave Oven
If I am going to eat bacon it has to get crispy…really crispy. The fatty parts of bacon will just gag me otherwise…ask my family, lol! The grill rack allows all the grease from the bacon to drip down into the liner pan. This helps the bacon get crispy and the dish is healthier because you don't have any of that excess fat! Somehow the chicken stays moist while the bacon is crispy! This recipe is AMAZING! (excuse my photography…this was one of my very first blog posts!)
Tator Tots are perfect in the Nuwave Oven
Tator tots usually aren't as good at home as they are at Sonic. I am here to tell you that I actually like my frozen tator tots better at home in the NuWave then I do from Sonic! Missing out on all that oil and grease from Sonic is okay with me. My tator tots are so crispy in the NuWave Oven! I like to put a layer of foil on top of the grill tray and put the tots on that to cook! YUMMY!
Smoked Sausage, Hot Links and Brats taste amazing in the Nuwave Oven
I love a simple meal of smoked sausage, hot links or brats with a baked potato and some veggies. It is so easy to throw the meal on the grill of the NuWave oven. The excess grease drips down and out of the way…you get the grill marks like you went outside to the real grill….the meat is moist inside and cooked perfectly on the outside!
Grilled Chicken is a moist treat in the NuWave Oven
Grilled chicken breasts or tenders are a healthy addition to dinner and all I have to do is throw some seasoning on the chicken and put it on the grill rack of the NuWave Oven. I can even put FROZEN chicken in to cook….and since I don't always remember to thaw it out in the morning…this is a big help for me! The chicken turns out moist and yummy!
Kid Friendly Foods are quick to make in the NuWave Oven
I don't like to heat up the oven to make 10 chicken nuggets for my younger kids. The NuWave makes it so easy to just throw a few items on the rack. In a few minutes they are done to perfection and I didn't heat up the whole kitchen! This is a time and energy saver for me. Chicken nuggets, fish sticks, corn dogs, french fries, pizza rolls, etc. are all great on the NuWave Oven.
Hamburgers are a regular item on our NuWave Oven
My hubby works long hours and I don't want him to have to slave over a grill when he gets home. Before we got our NuWave Oven we just didn't grill out much…but now we have hamburgers regularly. This is a meal everyone likes and it is easy to make inside! I just put fresh or frozen hamburger patties on the grill rack and all that excess grease drips down. Tthey are a little healthier without that excess grease. I flip them halfway through just like on an outdoor grill…they are so much moister then the ones we had on our outdoor grill!
Bacon comes out perfect in the NuWave Oven
I think you can see that one of my favorite functions of the NuWave Oven is the grill rack and how the grease and fat drip down and off the food. I only cook my bacon in the NuWave Oven now. It comes out crispy and perfect and all that yucky grease has dripped away!
Roasting Veggies in the NuWave Oven is a treat
We like to eat roasted veggies with dinner. It is easy to throw the veggies into the NuWave with some seasoning and they just roast away. It is easy to keep on eye on them and get them just right with the clear dome so you can watch while they cook!
Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos are a great appetizer to make in the NuWave Oven
This is one of my favorite appetizers to make because these are just plain delicious! When I started making these in the NuWave Oven they became so much better. It just cooks them perfectly and all the grease is gone!
Do you have a NuWave Oven? I would love to hear what you think are the best foods to make in the NuWave Oven! We can compare our lists!!