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!


Queso Fundido

Loaded 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

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

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

Seared Ribeye with Wilted Bok Choy
Credit: 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.

Chicken Skillet Ratatouille

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.

Grilled Creamed Corn

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

Chicken Sofrito Skillet
Credit: 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

chicken paillard pizzette with smoked mozzarella pepperoni
Credit: 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.

Skillet Shrimp and Sausage

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!)

PB&C Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

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

Open-Face Caesar Burger

Get your salad AND your burger in one fell swoop.

Recipe: Try our Open Face Caesar Burgers

Asparagus Popover

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

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. 

Trout with Lemon & Herbs

trout with lemon and 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

Spicy Tomato-Poached Eggs

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

Herbed Chicken with Cauliflower & Tomatoes

herbed chicken with cauliflower and tomatoes

This classic dinner never disappoints.

Roasted Sausages with Tomatoes & White Beans

roasted sausages with tomatoes white beans
Credit: Photography by Andrew Purcell

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

Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops

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

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

Chocolate-Hazelnut Skillet Cake

The hazelnuts on top add a nice crunch consistency.

Chorizo Rice Skillet

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

garlic and mushroom queso fundido

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

Lean and Luscious New York Strip

lean and luscious new york strip

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

Potato Waffles with Bacon, Eggs & Charred Scallions

Potato Waffles with Bacon, Eggs, & Charred Scallions
Credit: Photography By Tara Donne

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

Brick Chicken

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

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

Sliced Hanger Steaks With Horseradish Gremolata Portobellos With Onions Worcestershire
Credit: Photography by Joseph De Leo

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

Classic Skillet Hash

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

turkey pumpkin skillet lasagne
Credit: Photography By Peter Ardito

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

Skillet Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

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.

Peppers 'n' Potatoes Beef Skillet Supper

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.

Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet Supper

Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet Supper

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

Skillet Rosemary Focaccia

skillet rosemary focaccia

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

Glazed Sesame Chicken with Mushrooms & Bok Choy

glazed sesame chicken with mushrooms and bok choy

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

Hanger Steaks with Celery, Fennel & Mushroom Salad

hanger steaks celery fennel mushroom salad
Credit: 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!

Escarole & White Bean Skillet with Bacon & Artichokes

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.

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

skillet chicken with butternut squash and sage

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

Skillet Gingerbread Cake

skillet gingerbread cake
Credit: 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

Cast-Iron Roast Chicken with Garlic and Herbs

This truly is the perfect, herby chicken.