Cook a Steak in a Dorm Toaster Oven!

August 19, 2017

Cook a Steak in a Dorm Toaster Oven!

Parents visit kids at college and take them out for a fancy dinner. But the kids could actually be cooking a fancy dinner in their dorm room. Sound crazy? In fact it’s totally doable and all you need is — a toaster oven.


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Makes one steak


  • 1 steak, about an inch thick
  • Neutral oil
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1 probe style thermometer


  1. Remove steak from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. Preheat toaster oven to 275 degrees.
  3. Rub steak lightly with oil on both sides. Season steak generously with salt & pepper and place on a rack on toaster oven sheet pan. Insert probe into the side of the steak, set thermometer for 132 degrees for medium rare and put in the toaster oven.
  4. When it reaches the cooked temperature, remove steak from toaster oven, pull out the probe and serve – being sure to slice against the grain.

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