The 85 Year Journey of a Roaster

            Mary Rakunas is the life of the party and the glue that holds her family together. She’s always in charge of hosting her family’s holidays, a responsibility she took over from her mother, “Grandma Bee”.  Also taken over from Grandma Bee is the family Nesco Roaster Oven. The origins of the Roaster are a mystery—all Mary knows is that it was probably purchased sometime shortly after Grandma Bee’s wedding in 1934. For nearly 85 years, that Roaster Oven has been brought out every time there was a holiday, barbecue, baby shower, graduation or any [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:19:07-05:00May 26th, 2017|Roaster Oven|Comments Off on The 85 Year Journey of a Roaster

Jet Stream Oven 2: The Perfect Frozen Appetizer Cooker

The NESCO/American Harvest Jet Stream Oven is perfect for making your favorite frozen appetizers. Enjoy everything from crispy egg rolls and mozzarella sticks, to breaded mushrooms and onion rings. Cooking in your Jet Steam Oven is convenient and saves energy over a large conventional oven. Try some of these tasty frozen food items in your NESCO/American Harvest Jet Stream Oven: • Crispy Egg Rolls • Pizza Rolls • Breaded Cheese Curds • Mozzarella Sticks • Breaded Mushrooms • Baked Pretzels • Onion Rings • Stuffed Potato Skins • Cream Cheese Wontons • Corn Dogs • Stuffed Taquitos • Mini Pizza [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:02-05:00January 18th, 2017|Jet Stream, NESCO Tips, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Jet Stream Oven 2: The Perfect Frozen Appetizer Cooker

Party Mix

One thing guests love reaching for at a party is a big bowl of party mix. NESCO Roaster Ovens help make it simple and convenient. The possibilities of ingredients are almost endless. Here is a quick recipe along with suggested additions. 10 cups crispy rice squares cereal 10 cups crispy wheat squares cereal 1 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup Worcestershire® sauce 2 cups peanuts 4 cups thin pretzels Preheat NESCO® Roaster Oven to 300º F. Place cereal in cookwell. Stir butter and Worcestershire® sauce together and pour over cereal. Cover and bake at 300º F for 45 to 60 minutes. [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:31:16-05:00January 18th, 2017|NESCO, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Party Mix

Delicious Sloppy Joe’s

  Sloppy Joe’s made in your 6 Qt NESCO Roaster Oven are perfect when having friends over to watch the big game. This recipe that serves 4 makes it simple and convenient using your favorite prepared barbecue sauce. For a larger group simply double the ingredients and make in a 12 or 18 roaster oven. Enjoy. 1 lb ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 3/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 4 hamburger buns, split American Cheese slices (optional) Green bell pepper rings (optional) Preheat NESCO® Roaster Oven at 425º F. Reduce heat to 325ºF and [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:31:24-05:00January 13th, 2017|Cooking with NESCO, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Delicious Sloppy Joe’s

Chili con Carne

A rich wholesome batch of Chili Con Carne made in your NESCO Roaster Oven is prefect for when friends come over for the big game. Made with beef or turkey, its comfort food goodness will be appreciated by all. 2 lbs ground beef or turkey 1 green Pepper, chopped 4 medium onions, chopped 2 (1 lb 12 oz) cans tomatoes 8 oz can tomato sauce 1 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp chili powder 1½ tsp salt 2 (15½ oz each) kidney beans, drained (reserve liquid) Preheat Nesco® Roaster Oven to 425ºF. Brown ground beef, pepper and onion; drain fat with a [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:31:32-05:00January 13th, 2017|Cooking with NESCO, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Chili con Carne

Chicken Roasting Tips

There are many great tips when roasting chickens in your NESCO 18 Quart Roaster oven. Here are a few to try. 1. Cook more than one chicken at a time. Your 18 Quart Roaster Oven can hold up to the chickens at a time. You can have one now and save the others for various recipes that call for cooked chicken, like chicken tacos or tasty chicken salad. 2. Some people like to tie the wings and legs down then cook their whole chicken breast side down for about twenty minutes. Then they turn it breast side up and finish [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:32:45-05:00December 23rd, 2016|Chicken, NESCO, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Chicken Roasting Tips

Creamy Herb Pasta

  The NESCO 18 Quart Roaster Oven is ideal for roasting up to a 22 lb turkey. It’s also perfect for large size recipes when you have a sizable group to cook for.  This recipe for Creamy Herb Pasta serves 25 guests and is extremely easy to make. Simply add all the ingredients, cook for 45 to 50 minutes, and enjoy. 3 lb wide egg noodles, cooked, drained 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 2 cups half and half 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 2 cups milk 1/4 cup chopped chives 4 Pkg (8 oz ea) cream cheese, softened, cubed 1 - 2 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:04-05:00November 1st, 2016|NESCO, Pasta, Recipes, Roaster Oven, Winter|Comments Off on Creamy Herb Pasta

Seasonal Pumpkin Bread in the 18 Qt Roaster Oven

The NESCO 18 Quart Roaster Oven is ideal for roasting up to a 22 lb turkey. It's also perfect as an energy saving oven for making your favorite breads. This Seasonal Pumpkin Bread recipe can be made year round. However it's especially appreciated during autumn and the holiday seasons. 1 cup canned pumpkin 2 eggs 1/2 cup corn oil 3 Tbsp water 1¾ cup flour 1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1½ cup sugar Preheat NESCO 18 Qt Roaster Oven to 350º F. In a bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and water. Mix well [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:05-05:00October 20th, 2016|NESCO, NESCO Tips, Pumpkin Bread, Recipes, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Seasonal Pumpkin Bread in the 18 Qt Roaster Oven

18 Qt Camouflage Roaster Oven: Tasty Cabbage Rolls

These hearty Cabbage Rolls blend just the right amount hamburger and rice for a satisfying meal. The 18 Quart Camouflage Roaster from Open Country® by NESCO® makes it simple at home or in your Northwoods cabin. Tasty Cabbage Rolls 1 large head of cabbage 3 pounds hamburger 3 13 oz cans tomato soup 2 sticks of butter (slice 1 stick) 2 cups rice, cooked 2 eggs 1/2 cup bread crumbs salt and pepper to taste 2 quarts water To prepare cabbage for rolling hamburger, I like to do it the old fashioned way by floating it in a large pot [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:34:30-05:00September 6th, 2016|Cabbage Rolls, Open Country, Recipes, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on 18 Qt Camouflage Roaster Oven: Tasty Cabbage Rolls

Roaster Oven Spicy Enchiladas

  The NESCO® 6 Quart Roaster Oven is perfect for making Spicy Enchiladas. From frying the corn tortillas to baking the cheese covered enchiladas it's simple, fun and tasty.   12 Corn Tortillas Salad oil - for frying tortillas 2 cups Enchilada Sauce 3/4 cup Onion, chopped 1½ cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated   Filling 1 lb Lean ground beef 1 medium Onion, chopped 1/2 cup Enchilada Sauce   Remove cookwell from Nesco® 6 Qt. Roaster Oven. Cover roaster base and preheat at 350ºF. Brown meat in fry pan; add onion and cook until onion is soft. Add enchilada sauce. Simmer [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:06-05:00August 5th, 2016|Enchiladas, NESCO, Recipes, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Roaster Oven Spicy Enchiladas

Delicious Carrot Cake

  This delicious carrot cake is sure to impress your friends and family with it's secret ingredient of crushed pineapples. Baking the cake in your Patriotic NESCO® Flag Roaster will make any get together extra special, as well as make your cake nice and moist. Carrot Cake 2 cups granulated sugar 1 tsp vanilla 4 eggs 1 cup cooking oil 3 cups carrots, grated 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained (optional) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cloves Preheat NESCO® Roaster Oven to 375º F. Beat sugar, vanilla, [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:34:45-05:00June 30th, 2016|Cake, Patriotic, Recipes, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Delicious Carrot Cake

Three-Piece Buffet Kit

Turn your NESCO® 18 Quart Roaster Oven into a hot or cold buffet-serving unit with our 3 Piece Buffet Kit. Keep appetizers, sauces, main dishes and more hot and ready to enjoy. Or use it anywhere as a cold buffet server. Simply fill the roaster cookwell bottom with ice, leave unplugged, insert the 3 Piece Buffet Unit and you're ready to go. With the large roaster dome cover - salads, fruits and deserts stay chilled for hours. Click Here to Purchase NESCO® 5 Pc. Nescote® Non-Stick Buffet Kit 3 Buffet Server Pans held in by 2 brackets (5pcs.)

By |2018-09-20T13:35:00-05:00June 7th, 2016|NESCO Tips, Roaster Oven, Three-Piece Buffet Kit|Comments Off on Three-Piece Buffet Kit

New! NESCO/American Harvest Patriotic Flag Roaster

  In time for the summer holidays NESCO® brings you the 18 Quart Patriotic Roaster Oven. It's perfect for making party size Barbecued Spare Ribs, Baked Bean Casseroles, Cheesy Potatoes and much more. Roast up to 22 pound turkeys, large beef roasts or tender legs of lamb. The NESCO® 18 Quart Oven is also perfect for baking, steaming or slow cooking. Make baked Fruit Custard, steamed Corn on the Cob or slow cooked Beef Bourguignon. Click Here to Purchase NESCO® Patriotic Flag Roaster

By |2018-09-20T13:35:08-05:00June 2nd, 2016|New Item, Patriotic,