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a blue bowl filled with chili con carne topped with sour cream and cilantro

The Steam Oven Meal Plan for real people #22

Or, what to cook in your steam oven October 2-8, 2023

Hello! Welcome to this week’s steam oven meal plan.

New to this blog series? Check out the first Steam Oven Meal Plan for notes about how I do my meal planning and cooking, or just dive in and add this week’s ingredients to your shopping list.

I use my steam oven every day, but I also like to share other recipes I’m cooking, from all around the web. This is the closest you’ll get to being in my kitchen in person.

This week’s plan was a family effort! It’s not often we all sit down together to work out our meals, but I made the kids and my husband help out with dinner selections this week. Consequently there’s more meat than I’d usually go for, ha.

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Starting the week with a kick! Combi Steam Chili Con Carne is a hearty but easy dish, perfect to warm your taste buds and set the tone for the week. We’re going to turn this into nachos with tortilla chips, cheese, diced tomatoes and guacamole.

Cheat’s Chili Con Carne
All the slow cooked goodness of chili with minimal effort! This steam oven chili is simple and packed with flavor.
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shredded meat and beans garnished with sour cream and other toppings in a blue bowl


We’ll be enjoying the creamy goodness of Mushroom, Pancetta, and Zucchini Risotto. This dish offers a perfect blend of earthy mushrooms and savory pancetta, providing comfort in every bite. It’s what I think of as ‘almost vegetarian’

Risotto with pancetta, mushrooms and zucchini
Creamy risotto with lots of nutritious vegetables and pancetta for a salty hit, this is a family favorite dinner for young and old.
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Midweek calls for something crispy and satisfying. Parmesan Crusted Chicken offers a delightful crunch, and serving it with a big green salad or steamed vegetables makes for a really simple, balanced and tasty 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


I can never get enough of this Pork Tenderloin with Courgettes, Peppers, and Green Olive Salsa. Succulent pork cooks super fast in the steam oven, and in the same tray as the vegetables. Finish everything with vibrant, briny green olive salsa to make it feel like a restaurant meal.

Steam Oven Pork Tenderloin with Courgettes, Red Peppers and Green Olive Sauce
This easy sheet pan dinner features juicy pork tenderloin spiked with smoky paprika, and nourishing vegetables. The dish is brightened up with a punchy green olive salsa that you'll want to put on everything.
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a stainless steel baking dish with pork tenderloin sheet pan dinner


Welcome the weekend with a burst of flavor. Maple, Lime, and Ginger Chicken is kind of like a modern-day apricot chicken (if you grew up in Australia in the 1980’s you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about!). It’s fruity and sweet and really, really good.

Maple, Lime and Ginger Chicken
Sticky, sweet and fragrant, this chicken is easy to put together and utterly delicious.
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A close up picture of Maple Lime Ginger chicken tenderloins in a golden sauce

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On Saturday I’m making Maple Pork and Pears with gorgonzola to take to a party. This dish is part salad, part roasted pork, and all good, and it’s easy to transport too.

Because our dinner hosts on Saturday are huge cheesecake fans, I’m also making my newest cheesecake recipe, Sous Vide Cheesecake. I promised dessert and I know they’ll be thrilled with this.

Sunday will be Twice Baked Potatoes – fluffy, creamy potatoes packed with crispy bacon, sweetcorn, and cheese. This was an interesting choice from my 3 year old, who so far in his life hasn’t loved potatoes! If he doesn’t like them, at least the rest of us will. 😉

Maple Pork and Pears with Gorgonzola
A simple steam oven roast turned substantial salad, ready to rival any restaurant dinner you've had in recent memory.
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A white bowl with a salad of roasted pork and slices of pear with salad greens and gorgonzola cheese chunks
Sous Vide Cheesecake
Sous vide cheesecake is absolutely the creamiest, most perfectly textured cheesecake you'll ever try. It's evenly cooked edge to edge and an outstanding special event dessert.
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Twice Baked Potatoes in a Steam Oven
Twice baked potatoes are fluffy, creamy and packed with crispy bacon, sweetcorn and cheese. Watch them disappear as soon as they hit the table.
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loaded potatoes on a plate with one partially eaten with the fork resting on the plate

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