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Delicious Cooking with an RV Convection Oven: Acorn Squash and Seeds

| Updated Oct 2, 2020

This week, we talk more about cooking with an RV Convection Oven as we make a fun fall dish of acorn squash.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog about convection oven basics to help folks become more familiar with cooking with an RV Convection Oven, a common appliance on RV's, 5th Wheel's or trailers. 

Today, I want to focus on a specific feature of the oven that you may not be familiar with; it is the roasting feature!  I like to roast chicken, acorn squash, and roasts using the ‘roast' feature. 

Listed below I have a simple recipe with just a few ingredients that will cook up to a delicious main or side dish.  Feel free to sprinkle on some dried cranberries and some walnuts after the cooking is complete.  

As a bonus I added a recipe on making Roasted Acorn Squash Seeds. 

Cooking with an RV Convection Oven –  Roast Cooking

There are ten temperatures of convection: 100F,150F,250F,275F,300F,325F,350F, 375F,400F,425F. 

1. Place the food that you are roasting in a Pyrex casserole dish that fits easily on the convection oven rack and turns freely while rotating on the flat microwave plate and the turntable below.  Close the oven door.

2. Now…  Press the” Roast” button on the oven.  The temperature will display “325 degrees F”.  If you want to roast at 325 degrees F, simply press ‘Roast” again to confirm that this is the temperature setting of choice. 

Now select the time by using the number keys.  For 30 minutes roast time press the following number keys in the order listed – 3000.  This is '30' minutes and '00' no seconds of time.  The oven will now count down the 30 minutes of roasting.

For this recipe, I want to roast at 400 degrees F.  Start the process the same as above placing the casserole dish of food on the convection rack which rest on top of the rotating mechanism and microwave plate and close the oven door.   

Select ‘roast', the 325 F will display on the oven… now to change the temperature to 400 degrees F simply press the ‘9 number key' and 400 degrees F will now show on the digital display. Next – confirm the temperature by pressing the ‘roast' button again. 

For the roasting time, pressing the number buttons.  For 30 minutes press ‘3000' which equals '30' minutes and '00' no desired seconds.  The oven will now start to count down the 30 minutes and beep when complete. 

Time for cooking with an RV Convection Oven 1/2 acorn squash is 30 minutes

Cooking with an RV Convection Oven: Our recipe Ingredients

1/2 acorn squash, remove stem, seeds and stringy pulp

1 tbsp dark brown sugar or using 2 tbsp substitute maple syrup

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (add a sprinkle of cinnamon instead if you like)

1/2 tsp olive oil

sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Mike Wendland

Published on 2020-10-02

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

4 Responses to “Delicious Cooking with an RV Convection Oven: Acorn Squash and Seeds”

October 05, 2020at1:09 pm, Elaine said:

We have one more question please. What is the use for the grilling feature and what are some examples of use. Haven’t seen other articles covering this

October 12, 2020at12:47 pm, Mary Jane Curry said:

I believe I got back to you through g mail but just in case. You can grill in the High Pointe convection oven for any foods you normally grill outdoors. Use the grill/convection rack with the rack in the high position when grilling steak, chicken etc. so that it is closest to the heat source.

October 05, 2020at9:05 am, Elaine said:

Thanks for the video on roasting. Our racks in the oven have “longer legs on one side and shorter “legs” on the other side. Our question is: which legs go down when baking and which legs go down when roasting?

October 12, 2020at12:51 pm, Mary Jane Curry said:

I posted a recipe on roasting squash last week that may help you. I roasted the squash with the rack in the low position on that recipe.

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