Combination oven recipes

I mentioned in December that I had gone to Panasonic HQ for the second time and we focused on the Panasonic microwave combination oven. Here’s an insight to what a day as a Panasonic Intelligent Living Mum is like and some combination oven recipes below.

My task was to roast a chicken you can see the result above but in under 50 minutes we had a tender and moist browned roast chicken.

So after one month of owning a combi oven what have I been using it for?

Jacket Potatoes with tuna and olive mayonnaise

There is a special button for potatoes with three settings, boiled, jacket and frozen potatoes.

The minimum weight for jackets is 200g which is a good sized potato. Wash and dry the spud and prick several times with a fork, place on wire shelf. Choose Jacket setting, enter weight and press start.

The Panasonic combi will cook my spud in under 20 minutes and browned it too so it was crispy on the outside, perfectly cooked inside, a perfect lunch option for me.

jacket potato with tuna and olive mayonnaise

Gratin Dauphinoise – layered potato

Served on Christmas eve with the poached salmon and was a big hit

1 clove of crushed garlic
700g potatoes sliced thinly
salt and pepper
pinch of nutmeg
150ml double cream
25g butter

Layer the potato slices in a glass dish, seasoning with salt, pepper and nutmeg between each layer. Mix garlic with cream. Poiur on the cream evenly over the top of the potatoes and dot with butter. Place on wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 190C + LOW MICROWAVE for 25-30 mins, check potatoes are cooked by inserting a knife.

potato dauphinoise

Ready to go in


There is a special button for pizza too with two settings, chilled and frozen.

I cooked a chilled 250g Margarita for the children for their tea one evening, it was cooked perfectly in under 7 minutes. This option really does save energy therefore would be noticeable on your electric bill. There is no preheating the oven so you are using the power source for 7 minutes as opposed to 15 + preheating in a normal oven

Red cabbage with apple and onion

This was during one of our Christmas dinners where we were hosting for large numbers. I hadn’t read the book properly and was guessing times. A whole sliced red cabbage with 1 apple and 1 onion chopped in, a little stock and salt and pepper took about 30-40 minutes using the microwave.

microwave parts

The above photo shows how far microwave ovens have come along, on the left is the old part and is unbelievable heavy, on the right the new substitute, lighter and more efficient

Christmas Pudding

My brother made our Christmas pudding this year and we finished off the cooking in the Panasonic combi

christmas pudding

Vegetable and chickpea curry

You can see this being made in the video. As the Mister doesn’t eat rice I always buy a vegetable curry for him to go with his curried meat. When I tasted this at Panasonic HQ, I was sold and have made it this past month. It’s easy and delicious too

1 small onion, chopped
2 tbsps veg oil
1 courgette sliced thickly
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1/2 small cauliflower, cut into florets
50g dried apricots chopped (optional)
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tin of chickpeas
1/2 tsp ground tumeric
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground corinader
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 piece of root ginger grates
225ml hot vegetable stock
(I used a desert spoon of curry paste instead of all the dried spices)

1. Place the onion and oil in the casserole dish. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins

2. Add the prepared vegetables, apricots, garlic, chickpeas and stir in the spices and stock

3. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 15-20 mins, stir 2 -3 times during the cooking

Season to taste

Cheeseboard Quiche

Find the Cheeseboard quiche recipe here

cheeseboard quiche

Turkey Puff Pastry parcels


  1. January 11, 2013 / 12:39 PM

    I’ve been considering replacing our microwave with a combi oven/microwave/grill as I’m not happy with the grill in my new cooker. Looks like you’ve been getting good results with it!

    • Mari
      January 11, 2013 / 12:46 PM

      I’m really pleased with it Sarah, it takes a little getting used to to combine all three methods together but once you’ve cracked it it saves, time, energy and produces excellent results. I’ve only just started with mine but I can already see how they make an excellent addition to the kitchen

  2. January 11, 2013 / 2:17 PM

    I LOVE the jacket potatoes, so much easier and faster than my old method of microwave and then oven. x

  3. January 11, 2013 / 6:51 PM

    Fab video, lovely to see you all in action, I’m so gutted I couldn’t make it :(

    I love the jacket potatoes in it, and have also discovered it’s great for fish fingers too! (I know, I’m so classy!!)

  4. AlexanderResidence
    January 11, 2013 / 8:39 PM

    I love the video, so fun to see and you are a natural presenter. I really enjoyed our day, like being back in Home Ec class. We’ve made jackets and pizza and the casserole, I think having a combi oven is making life so much easier, saving me time and hassle with tasty results. Really great round up Mari! As Emma says jackets are fab, and really tasty!

    • Mari
      January 11, 2013 / 9:51 PM

      Thanks Penny, I still think of myself as really early days yet – so much more to learn and try out. Looking forward to our next meet up

  5. Mammasaurus
    January 11, 2013 / 11:25 PM

    I still don’t have an oven! I really do need to get myself a microwave like this in the meantime as I long to have a jacket potato or quiche!

  6. Sue
    April 14, 2016 / 9:42 PM

    Hi Mari, just found your site as I was looking for recipes for my new sage fast slo pro cooker, trying the chicken jumbalaya tomorrow. I had to laugh when I saw you have a Panasonic combi, I have one too.wouldn’t be without it.I never use my standard oven now. The only other appliance I wouldn’t be without is my sage barista coffee machine. Like all sage products its quality and to top that it makes beautiful coffee. I look forward to seeing some more fast slo pro recipes on your site. Happy cooking.

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