40 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

A cast-iron skillet has gotta be one of our favorite kitchen staples. You can make everything from a chicken roast to a cookie pie in the same dish. Try out all forty of our favorite recipes to see just how many meals you can make!
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Queso Fundido

Make it in the skillet, serve it in the skillet. Easy as that. But make sure to get your hand in there fast—it's so good it'll be gone before you know it!

Recipe: Try our Loaded Queso Fundido

Related: Need a cast-iron skillet? Try this one from Amazon. 

Chicken Skillet Noodles

Make your whole dinner in one skillet! Start by browning the chicken, add in the noodles and liquids, and end with the cheesy topping. Quick and easy.

Recipe: Try our Chicken Skillet Noodles

Skillet-Fried Chicken

FYI: You don't need a deep-fryer to make fried chicken. A skillet will do just fine! In fact, based on this recipe, it'll do far better than just fine.

Recipe: Try our Skillet-Fried Chicken

Seared Rib Eye with Wilted Bok Choy

Photography by Kate Mathis

Cook this one-pan dinner in only 25 minutes from start to finish. It almost seems too good to be true.

Recipe: Try our Seared Ribeye with Bok Choy

Chicken Skillet Ratatouille

Make Ratatouille easy the easy way. This one can be made all in one pan, and even adds chicken to the traditional French dish for extra protein.

Recipe: Try our Chicken Skillet Ratatouille

Grilled Creamed Corn

This corn dish only takes under twenty minutes to make, and is a great side for any summer meal.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Creamed Corn

Chicken Sofrito Skillet

Photography by Sarah Anne Ward

From stove to oven, this chicken stays put in the skillet—making your job nice and easy.

Recipe: Try our Sofrito Skillet Chicken

Chicken Paillard "Pizzette" with Smoked Mozzarella & Pepperoni

Photography by Joseph De Leo

This healthier, leaner take on a pizza is high in protein, super tasty, and only takes 30 minutes to make.

Recipe: Try Rach's Chicken Paillard "Pizzette" with Smoked Mozzarella & Pepperoni

Skillet Shrimp and Sausage

This is a great one-skillet meal that you can freeze and make over and over again. (Heck yes, meal prep!)

Recipe: Try our Skillet Shrimp and Sausage

PB&C Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

We can't get enough of this sweet skillet cookie. Make it for dessert and have the leftovers for breakfast!

Recipe: Try our PB&C Skillet Cookie

Open Face Caesar Burgers

Get your salad AND your burger in one fell swoop.

Recipe: Try our Open Face Caesar Burgers

Asparagus Popover

You're going to want to make this over and over again. Eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Recipe: Try our Asparagus Popover

Hanger Steak with Pomegranate Chimichurri

This meal is quick, easy, and tasty. Pomegranate may seem like an unexpected topping for steak, but you won't believe how well the two go together. 

Recipe: Try our Hanger Steak with Pomegranate Chimichurri

Trout with Lemon & Herbs

Ten minute prep time, ten minute cook time. You can say that again!

Recipe: Try our Trout with Lemon & Herbs

Spicy Tomato-Poached Eggs

Spice up your morning! This one-skillet breakfast will wake you up and get you going.

Recipe: Try our Spicy Tomato-Poached Eggs

Herbed Chicken with Cauliflower & Tomatoes

This classic dinner never disappoints.

Recipe: Try our Herb Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower & Tomatoes

Roasted Sausages with Tomatoes & White Beans

Photography by Andrew Purcell

This meal uses one pan, takes up 30 minutes of your day, and only costs $3 a serving.

Recipe: Try Sarah Tenaglia's Roasted Sausages with Tomatoes & White Beans

Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops

Lamb chops are totally do-able for a weeknight dinner. Especially when all you need is one pan!

Recipe: Try our Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops

Skillet Granola

Forget the oven, make your granola on the stove! It takes practically no time at all, so you'll be munching before you know it.

Recipe: Try our Skillet Granola

Chocolate-Hazelnut Skillet Cake

The hazelnuts on top add a nice crunch consistency.

Recipe: Try our Chocolate-Hazelnut Skillet Cake

Chorizo Rice Skillet

Super easy to make in bulk so you can eat it all week long.

Recipe: Try our Chicken Rice Skillet

Garlic & Mushroom Queso Fundido

OMG. If only cast-iron skillets were bottomless, so we could eat this forever!

Recipe: Try our Garlic & Mushroom Queso Fundido

Lean and Luscious New York Strip

Two ingredients: steak and butter. That's all!

Recipe: Try our Lean and Luscious New York Strip Steak

Potato Waffles with Bacon, Eggs & Charred Scallions

Photography By Tara Donne

This savory waffle is perfect for when you just want to eat breakfast for dinner.

Recipe: Try Rach's Potato Waffles with Bacon, Eggs & Charred Scallions 

Brick Chicken

Don't have an actual brick to lay on top of your chicken while you cook it? You're in luck! You can use a second skillet instead.

Recipe: Try our Brick Chicken

Tex-Mex Skillet Pie

Bet you've never seen a pie like this one!

Recipe: Try our Tex-Mex Skillet Pie

Sliced Hanger Steaks with Horseradish Gremolata & Portobellos with Onions & Worcestershire

Photography by Joseph De Leo

Cook your steak, mushrooms and onions all in one skillet for lots of flavor.

Recipe: Try our Sliced Hanger Steaks with Horseradish Gremolata & Portobellos with Onions & Worcestershire

Classic Skillet Hash

Just keep adding layers of ingredients as you cook. Start with the potatoes, then throw in the red peppers, and finally top with the eggs.

Recipe: Try our Classic Skillet Hash

Turkey & Pumpkin Skillet Lasagna

Photography By Peter Ardito

Switch up your plain ole tomato and meat lasagna for a pumpkin and turkey one.

Recipe: Try our Turkey & Pumpkin Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

A little bacon can make all the difference. It adds a nice salty, crunchy touch to many veggies, especially Brussels sprouts.

Recipe: Try our Skillet Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Peppers 'n' Potatoes Beef Skillet Supper

You've gotta love dinners that you can make in one skillet and serve all jumbled together on one plate.

Recipe: Try our Peppers 'n' Poppers Beef Skillet Supper

Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet Supper

This skillet supper pairs very nicely with a good hard cider in the fall months.

Recipe: Try our Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet Supper

Skillet Rosemary Focaccia

There's nothing more satisfying than freshly-baked, warm rosemary focaccia with a slab of butter on top.

Recipe: Try our Skillet Rosemary Focaccia

Glazed Sesame Chicken with Mushrooms & Bok Choy

This chicken literally glows. It's just that good!

Recipe: Try our Glazed Sesame Chicken with Mushrooms & Bok Choy

Hanger Steaks with Celery, Fennel & Mushroom Salad

Photography by Kate Mathis

Tip from Rach: take your skillet out to the grill when it's nice out and enjoy the weather while you cook!

Recipe: Try Rach's Hanger Steaks with Celery, Fennel & Mushroom Salad

Escarole & White Bean Skillet with Bacon & Artichokes

Pick up a loaf of your favorite bread and use it to soak up all the yummy sauce leftover.

Recipe: Try our Escarole & White Bean Skillet with Bacon & Artichokes

Ham Omeletatta

Whip up a skillet full of eggs, ham, potatoes and cheese and your guests will not be able to get enough.

Recipe: Try our Ham Omeletatta

Skillet Chicken with Butternut Squash and Sage

Put these five ingredients in a skillet and you're in business!

Recipe: Try our Skillet Chicken with Butternut Squash and Sage

Skillet Gingerbread Cake

Photography by Peter Ardito

This is THE ultimate Christmas dessert, but little do people know, it's good all year round! Top with a heaping of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Recipe: Try our Skillet Gingerbread Cake

Cast-Iron Roast Chicken with Garlic & Herbs

This truly is the perfect, herby chicken.

Recipe: Try our Cast-Iron Roast Chicken with Garlic & Herbs

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