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.
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 20 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 appetizers, breakfast dishes, mains and even desserts in our cast iron skillet. We use ours all year long. And, probably what I enjoy the most is having one pan to clean up for most of the recipes. Although, the mini cast iron skillets are definitely worth the extra hassle.
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 the recipes I’m sharing today. (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!
How delicious does this Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Casserole by This Gal Cooks look?! Hearty and healthy too!
You simply can’t go wrong with Skillet Shepard’s Pie, right?! This recipe by The Cooking Jar looks comforting and yummy!
Sign me up for these Beer Butter Mushrooms by Killing Thyme! Perfect as a side or topping for meat or burgers.
This Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is a healthier alternative to one of our favourite comfort foods. Packed with vegetables and gluten-free!
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!