Have a cast iron skillet? You’ll love these simple and delicious one-pan recipes that make you reach for this underused kitchen essential over and over again. Appetizers, mains and more!
The same summer I was getting ready to head off for my first year of college, my grandparents sold their camper. In a way I was sad because I had so many fond memories spent with them at the lake. Remember that cinnamon spread (I’m sure they still make it) that you could buy to put on toast? My grandma always made sure there was a container of it in the fridge. Definitely not the healthiest, but it’s something I indulged in while camping as a kid.
So what does this all have to do with cast iron skillet recipes? Well, selling that camper meant my grandparents had to get rid of everything in it. I was setting up house for the first time and happened to be the perfect candidate to receive most of it all, including a cast iron skillet. Fast forward more than 25 years, and that pan is still going strong. That’s what makes them so great and a kitchen essential in my opinion.
Another thing I love about skillets is their versatility. We use ours on the stove, in the oven and on the grill. They’re handy for making appetizers, breakfast dishes, mains and even desserts. We use ours all year long. And, probably what I enjoy the most is having one pan to clean up for the majority of the recipes.
Cast Iron Skillet Recipes
If you have a cast iron skillet in your cupboard and haven’t pulled it out for a while, I promise you will after seeing these recipes. (If you don’t have one, run, don’t walk, to pick one up!) Some of these recipes are my creations and others are from some of my very talented food blogger friends. Enjoy!
After trying this Skillet White Chicken Chili Dip by Heartbeet Kitchen, we’re sold. A must-make appetizer with soft white beans, lots of garlic and zesty salsa verde. Yum!
What could pair better with tortilla chips than this Chorizo Mushroom Queso Dip by Taste & Tell?! The perfect gooey and spicy appetizer for game day.
Skillet Main Dishes
How delicious does this Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Casserole by This Gal Cooks look?! I love a hearty and healthy dinner recipe that requires minimal cleanup.
You simply can’t go wrong with Skillet Shepard’s Pie, right?! This recipe by The Cooking Jar looks comforting and yummy. Just look at those pillowy mashed potatoes with crisp edges!
Sign me up for this Lazy Skillet Lasagna by Killing Thyme. The addition of mushrooms and spinach makes it healthier and even more delicious!
This Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is a healthier alternative to one of our favourite comfort foods. Not only is it packed with vegetables, it’s gluten-free too!
How heavenly does this Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with Caramel by Friday is Cake Night look?! Screams for a bit of vanilla ice cream, don’t you think?
Bake a batch of Skillet Cinnamon Buns with ooey-gooey caramel sauce. My family gobbles these up in minutes!
These Skillet S’more Brownies can be baked in the oven or on the grill. A fun and delicious camping-inspired dessert recipe for kids of all ages!
This Country Style Plum and Saskatoon Berry Pie is beautiful for entertaining, yet humble enough for simple Sunday family dinners. An easy and scrumptious skillet dessert made with fresh fruit and puff pastry.
These Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies with crispy edges and soft middles are irresistible. Baked in mini skillets, they’re the perfect dessert for two.
Dig into this Cherry Rhubarb Crisp Baked in Mini Skillets. Made with tangy and sweet summer fruit smothered in a crunchy oat topping. Served with ice cream, this gluten-free dessert is a real treat!
Do you have a favourite recipe you make in your cast iron skillet? I’d love to add some to my board on Pinterest, so let me know in the comments!
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Enjoy your day!