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Tips for Cooking Complete Meals in the Convection Oven

by Linda Stephen

Tips for Cooking Complete Meals in the Convection Oven

To make the most of your convection oven, you can cook more than one item at a time. This saves time and energy (yours as well as the oven’s). The multiple racks allow several dishes to be cooked simultaneously, and the constant circulation of air produces even heat throughout the oven.

Throughout this book you’ll find menus for Easy Oven Meals. They usually include a main dish, starch, vegetable and dessert, and most dishes cook in the oven together. The menus are simple to prepare, and they are accompanied by a work schedule that tells you how to prepare the meal efficiently.

These menus are just examples; there are any number of mix and match recipes in this book that use the same convection setting and temperature, so you can easily create your own menus. The recipe introductions also frequently include suggestions for side dishes or desserts that can be cooked alongside the main course.


Tips for Cooking Complete Meals in the Oven

Select recipes that use the same convection setting and temperature. Not all dishes will cook for the same amount of time, with some being tested, added or removed at various times, but open the oven door as infrequently as possible.

Stagger dishes and allow at least 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) around pans for the best air circulation.

Timing may increase slightly when the oven is full. Add extra cooking time if necessary.

Some convection ovens include a “whole meal” setting that presets the temperature and time according to a set menu included in the manual. Check your manual for menus and cooking times and temperatures.



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Linda Stephen


Convection Oven recipe for Tomato and Olive Tart