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