parmesan chicken with chutney

7 Great Combi Oven Recipes for New Steam Oven Owners

Are you the proud owner of a new steam oven? This versatile kitchen appliance opens up a world of culinary possibilities, and I’m here to help you get started with my top 7 combi oven recipes for new owners. 

These convection steam oven recipes show off the best of this cooking style, and if you’re new to steam oven cooking they’ll help grow your confidence with the cooking methods. From New York Style Bagels to Creme Caramel, these dishes will show you how easy it is to harness the magic of your new oven, even if you’re completely new to combi oven recipes. 

Let’s dive in!

The recipes which follow are also featured in my digital steam oven cookbook, The First Dozen: 12 Dishes to Cook in Your Combi Steam Oven. If you’d like a beautiful, ad-free collection of recipes to get you started with steam oven cooking, it’s a great little volume to have in your kitchen.

1. New York Style Bagels

Bagels aren’t something the average home cook makes. I mean, they’re pretty involved. Not with a steam oven, though. Sink your teeth into the authentic taste of New York with golden, glossy bagels, using my recipe that’s easy and much faster than you’d think. 

For this combi oven recipe, you’ll proof the dough in the oven, then steam and bake your bagels in there too. Steaming instead of boiling, plus extra humidity during baking ensures a perfect thin and chewy crust while maintaining a soft interior. 

These bagels are perfect for breakfast or a satisfying snack and your family will not believe you made them from scratch at home.

New York Style Bagels
Freshly baked, chewy, glossy and authentic bagels are less than an hour away with this easy steam oven recipe.
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A white bowl with bagels, each topped with sesame seeds or poppy seeds or flaky salt, arranged in a pile.

2. Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

These irresistible cheese straws are flaky, cheesy, and oh-so-delicious. With the steam oven’s help, they achieve a light and airy texture that’s perfect for snacking or serving as an appetizer. Puff Pastry Cheese Straws are to make are the simplest of combi oven recipes, and they’ll disappear straight off the table in no time.

Puff Pastry Cheese Straws
Puff pastry cheese straws, or cheese twists, are such a great party snack. They come together fast and cook quickly, and they'll be the first thing to disappear off the appetizers plate!
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cheese straws in glass jars

3. Almond Crusted Fish

Elevate your fish game with this breadcrumb and almond-crusted delight. The steam oven ensures the fish remains moist and succulent, while the almond crust adds a delightful crunch. 

This is the most popular fish dish on the site for good reason, and it’s one I cook frequently at home too. 

Lemon and Almond Crumbed Fish with Sweet Potato Chips
This simple crumbed fish dinner is nutritious and really fast to put together – it's ideal for nights when you can't face being in the kitchen but don't want to resort to takeout.
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4. Salmon with Lemon, Asparagus, and Potatoes

A complete main course in one tray! This recipe combines perfectly cooked salmon fillets with vibrant asparagus and tender potatoes. 

The steam oven’s gentle cooking retains the natural flavors and nutrients of each ingredient, and there are options to cook the dish using either straight steam or combi steam, depending on what kind of steam oven you own.

Steam Oven Salmon with Lemon Asparagus and Potatoes
This steam oven salmon and vegetables takes minutes to prepare, not much longer to cook, and rewards with a balanced, bright dinner suitable for all.
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Steel roasting dish with steam oven salmon, lemon slices, asparagus, roast potatoes and pea shoots.

5. Soy and Ginger Chicken with Steamed Rice and Vegetables

A great dish to show you more possibilities when it comes to pulling an entire meal out of the oven in one go. Indulge in a simple, classic Asian style blend of soy, ginger and tender chicken, paired with perfectly steamed rice and a medley of crisp vegetables for a wholesome and flavorful meal.

Soy and Ginger Chicken with Steamed Rice and Vegetables
Think of this as a master steam oven recipe. All the elements (meat, marinade, vegetables) can be changed to create a huge variety of fast and easy dinners using the same method.
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6. Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Think of this as the chicken version of the Almond Crusted Fish above! 

The steam oven ensures a juicy, perfect chicken breast in half the time it takes in a regular oven, while the Parmesan crumb topping adds flavor and texture. Paired with a green salad, this is an elegant and crowd-pleasing meal. 

Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Juicy, tender, perfectly cooked chicken breast under a crispy and savory parmesan crumb crust. This dish is fast to put together and loved by just about everyone!
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parmesan chicken with chutney

7. Creme Caramel

We can’t skip dessert! Finish off your combi oven culinary journey with a sweet treat. 

This creamy and indulgent crème caramel is a dessert that’s sure to impress. It’s nowhere near as difficult as it’s often made out, and the steam oven will have you cooking these pretty little custards perfectly every time, without ever risking overcooking. 

Crème Caramel
Silky soft creme caramel is the ultimate make ahead impressive dessert! Cook these sous vide style in a steam oven to avoid the need for a water bath.
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creme caramel on white plate

With these 7 fantastic combi oven recipes, you’re well on your way to confident steam oven cooking. Each dish takes advantage of the combi oven’s unique capabilities to deliver outstanding flavors and textures for all kinds of foods. 

Which recipe will you try first? I’d love you to share your culinary creations and experiences in the comments below, or over on my Combi Steam Cooking Facebook group!

Don’t forget to check out our other recipe collections in the Recipe Index for more culinary inspiration. 

Happy steam oven cooking, see you here again soon.

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