Do you love your cast iron skillet? If you don’t, it’s probably because you aren’t aware of all of the delicious meals you can make in it.
So I’m going to cure that problem for you. I’ll be bringing you a bunch of delicious recipes that are meant to be specially cooked in your cast iron skillet.
Now, your next problem may be that you spend too much time in the kitchen cooking them all up!
But it is better to have a plethora of recipes than a pan that you aren’t aware of its many uses.
Cast iron skillet recipes you should try:
1. Skillet Cauliflower Crust Veggie Pizza
I bet you’d never guess that you could make a pizza in your cast iron skillet. This isn’t just any old pizza though.
So if you have a gluten allergy or are on a low carb diet, don’t put away that cast iron skillet. It can help you make a new kind of delicious pizza crust.
2. Irish Soda Bread
Did you know that you could bake bread in a cast iron skillet? Well, you can. You can also make this delicious Irish Soda Bread in two different ways.
So pull out this recipe the next time you’re craving some homemade bread. You might find this is your new favorite recipe.
3. Cast Iron Skillet Cheeseburger
I’m a cheeseburger girl. I just love them! Which is why I love my cast iron skillet that much more since I found this recipe.
So if you are a cheeseburger person too, then you’ll definitely be excited over the fact that you can build these delicious burgers in your cast iron skillet.
4. Skillet Cherry Cobbler
I love cherry cobbler. I think it is probably one of my favorite desserts on the planet.
So when I found out it could be made in my cast iron skillet, I was so excited. If you feel the same, then you’ll definitely want to check out this recipe.
5. Skillet Cinnamon Apples
One of my favorite ways to prepare apples is in a skillet. You haven’t tasted delicious apples until they have cinnamon on them and are fried.
So if you’d like to put your skillet to good use to help you create a tasty side dish, then you’ll want to check out this recipe.
6. Jalapeno Cheddar Skillet Cornbread
This is probably my favorite type of cornbread. My mom used to make it a lot when I was growing up. It is so delicious.
But what I love the most is the different flavor combinations, and it has an old fashioned feel to it as well.
7. Chocolate Chip Cookie Marbled Brownie
This is a great recipe for someone that wants something sweet but can’t decide exactly what they are looking for.
So if you’d like to have a cookie or a brownie, you can just combine the two in your skillet and have a satisfying dessert.
8. Loaded Smashed Potatoes Skillet
If this doesn’t make your mouth water I don’t know what will. It looks like a giant loaded mashed potato that is topped with scallions and sour cream.
But this dish is not only delicious in appearance, it would make a great side dish. Needless to say, your meal would be very filling.
9. Skillet Banana Nut Bread
Banana nut bread is probably one of my favorite dessert/quick bread. It is a frugal dessert and something my whole family loves.
So imagine my excitement when I discovered it can now be made in my cast iron skillet. It was a happy day for me, to say the least.
10. Sausage Gravy and Biscuit Skillet
If you live in the south, then you know that biscuits and gravy are practically a staple for any meal of the day. I know it is around my house.
Which is why I love this recipe. It is a homemade sausage gravy and biscuit meal that can be whipped up in your cast iron skillet in around 30 minutes.
11. Skillet Focaccia Bread
Some people just really love different types of bread. Focaccia is one of those that a lot of people draw to.
So when I saw that you could now make it in your cast iron skillet in around an hour, I knew a lot of people would want to be in the ‘know’ on it.
12. Beef Taco Skillet Casserole
I love meals like this, especially on busy nights of the week. It is a great one pot meal that fits my family’s taste buds.
So if your family loves Mexican food, and you need a quick one skillet meal, then you might really like this recipe.
13. Easy Skillet Beef and Broccoli
I love beef and broccoli dishes. They are healthy, tasty, and can be served over a quick plate of rice to make a whole meal.
Which is why I thought this recipe would be a hit. If you love quick meals like this as well, then you’ll want to check it out.
14. Skillet Chicken Pot Pie
You probably guessed that this southern girl loves chicken pot pie. I do! I grew up on it, and I think it is probably one of my most comforting meals.
So when I found out it could be whipped up in my cast iron skillet, I naturally just drew to the recipe.
15. Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Skillet
Whoever came up with the awesome flavor combination of chicken and broccoli mixed in with pasta and cheesy cream sauce should get a medal. It is a great dish.
But what takes it over the top is where I get to put it all together in my trusty cast iron skillet.
16. Cast Iron Flank Steak
I am not a person that uses a grill all that much. That is my husband’s department. I actually like to cook my steak in a cast iron pan.
So when I saw this recipe that called for cooking flank steak in a cast iron skillet, I knew it was a recipe for me.
17. Vanilla Sugar Skillet Cake
I’m crazy about the idea of being able to make dessert in my cast iron pan. I think it totally rocks!
So when I saw this delicious recipe that combines the flavors of vanilla and sugar, I knew it was for me.
18. Sausage and Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
I make egg frittatas in my cast iron skillet pretty regularly. Which is what this casserole made me think of right away.
But the combination of sausage and hash browns is so good in any casserole. The fact that it can all come together in one cast iron dish makes it that much better.
19. Kentucky Apple Skillet Cake
This apple cake looks absolutely delicious. It also seems pretty simple to whip together.
So if you’d like a delicious cake that can be baked right in your cast iron pan, then this could be the cake for you.
20. Simple Cast Iron Ratatouille
This is a super simple recipe. It is vegetables and sauce put in a cast iron skillet and baked in an oven. It doesn’t get a whole lot easier.
So if you are looking for a simple dish to make in your cast iron skillet, then this could be it.
21. Grandma’s Iron Skillet Apple Pie
My mom recently gave me her cast iron pie pan. As she is getting older she prefers to cook with less heavy pans.
But I’m excited to find this recipe because I now have an apple pie recipe to try out in it.
22. 30 Minute Cast Iron Rolls
If you’ve ever made rolls from scratch, you know that they can be time-consuming.
But if you have this recipe, then you may now be able to save yourself a lot of time when making these rolls.
23. Skillet Blondie for 2
Are you having a special date night? Want to make something unique in your cast iron skillet?
Then you need to consider making this skillet blondie for 2. It would be a unique and tasty dessert meant just for the two of you.
24. Upside Down Peach Cake
You may be familiar with an upside down pineapple cake, but have you ever considered making an upside down peach cake?
Well, I hadn’t either until I saw this cake. What makes it even better is that it can be made and baked right in your cast iron pan.
25. Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Fried Steak
Again, I’m a southern girl. So bear with me as I drool over anything chicken fried. Chicken fried steak is no different.
Plus, it comes smothered in this delicious homemade gravy. If you are in the mood for something comforting and friend, then you might want to try this recipe.
26. Cast Iron Crispy Potato Wedges
When you think of cast iron, do you think of potato wedges? No. Me neither until I saw this recipe.
But now, I’ll think of potato wedges almost every time I see my skillet because of how crispy and delicious these potatoes look.
27. Super Fluffy Doughnuts with Sugar Glaze
These donuts are fried in a cast iron skillet. You could fry them in a different skillet I suppose, but the idea of frying in a cast iron skillet just makes it seem all the more old fashioned, homemade, and delicious.
So if you love homemade doughnuts, then give this recipe a try. They look absolutely wonderful.
28. Skillet Blueberry Cobbler
If you haven’t guessed already, I’m a pie and cobbler type of gal. I love the fresh taste of the berries, and I also love the delicious crust too.
So when I learned I could make this delicious cobbler in my cast iron skillet, I was super excited.
29. Skillet Green Beans and Bacon
Do you like green beans? What about green beans that have a slight crunch to them? Or green beans that have a nice bacon flavor?
Well, I love all of the above. That is why I think this recipe would be one that would absolutely delicious as a side dish to any meal.
30. Cast Iron Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders
Sliders are amazing little sandwiches. They have a way of giving you a savory bite without filling you to the brim, like a larger version of the sandwich might do.
So if you like sliders, then you might want to try these ham and swiss sliders. They can be easily made right in your cast iron skillet.
31. Cast Iron Maple Cinnamon Scones
When you think cast iron you may not immediately think scones. You may not even think scones when I say maple cinnamon.
But believe me, scones can actually be a rather simple breakfast. The fact that they can be made in your cast iron makes them that much easier.
32. Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits
This is a traditional recipe that is usually made in a cast iron skillet. I actually always cooks my homemade biscuits in my cast iron. I think they turn out better.
But if you’ve never tried it before, I recommend it because I think they come out a little fluffier and a little more golden.
33. Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon rolls are a huge thing around my house. We have them every Saturday morning.
So imagine my delight when I saw that you can actually make a giant cinnamon roll right in your cast iron skillet. My life just got a little easier.
34. Cast Iron Sweet Blueberry Biscuits
I love these biscuits. I’ve never had them homemade before, but I can buy them quite easily from a local restaurant in my area.
And let me say, they are amazing. So the fact that I can make them in my home in my own cast iron makes this recipe an exciting one.
35. Skillet White Chicken Chili Dip
Do you like white chicken chili? If so, then you’ll probably love this dip. It is also really easy to serve because it is fixed and served in cast iron.
So if you’d like a simple appetizer to serve, then consider making this recipe.
36. S’mores Pudding Cake
Okay, if you are a chocoholic, then you’ll definitely want to check out this recipe. It looks chocolatey and delicious.
But to top it off, it is covered in marshmallows, which adds to the S’mores goodness. It would make quite a special dessert.
37. Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie
I love peanut butter. It is a huge staple in our house. It should come as no surprise that we all love peanut butter cookies too.
So the fact that this recipe shows you how to make a giant peanut butter cookie in your cast iron skillet, makes it a winner in my book.
38. Cast Iron Skillet Orange Chicken
Have you ever thought about making orange chicken in your cast iron skillet?
Well, if not, then you might want to start. This recipe will show you how to make a fresh dinner recipe that your guests are sure to love.
39. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
I am a cookie fan. I love oatmeal cookies, and I love chocolate chip cookies. The fact that this one allows me to combine the two makes me happier.
Then to top it off, they add salted caramel to the mix. That sounds so good!
40. Skillet Roasted Red Potatoes
These potatoes would make an excellent dish for most any occasion. They would go great with a dinner recipe or with breakfast as well.
But their crunchy texture is sure to be a hit around most any table.
41. Sheepherder’s Breakfast
This breakfast is meant to fill you up for a hard day’s work. It is filled with protein with bacon, eggs, and cheese.
But it also has necessary carbs that come from the hash browns. It looks like a great way to start the day.
42. Texas Sheet Cake Skillet
This is another delicious and chocolate filled dessert. If you love chocolate then you’ll want to tune into this one.
So this is a gooey chocolate cake that has a sweet and nutty frosting. Then it is topped with ice cream.
43. Skillet Brownies
I make brownies a lot around my house for a snack. I know they aren’t the healthiest option, but in comparison to a lot of prepackaged food, I’ll take my chances.
So when I saw that I could make little personal brownies in smaller cast iron pans, I was on board.
44. Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs
My family and I love our carbs (though we try to not overdue it too badly.) But spaghetti-and-meatballs is one of our favorites.
But when you bake them with a lot of cheese on top, and then make clean-up a breeze by cooking it all in cast iron, that just really makes it a wonderful recipe.
45. Skillet Scalloped Potatoes
Growing up, one of my favorite dishes that my mother made was scalloped potatoes. There is something about them that makes you feel comfortable.
So when I saw this recipe for skillet scalloped potatoes, I knew I wanted to give them a try.
46. Whiskey BBQ Campfire Chicken
Cast iron is so great because you can cook with it over an open fire or on a stove top. Which makes it a great tool for when you are camping.
So if you like to eat really well when camping, then you’ll want to pack the cast iron and try this whiskey BBQ chicken.
47. Campfire Pizza Nachos
Don’t let the fact that you are roughing it in the woods deter you from eating an amazing and delicious meal.
Well, if you put your cast iron to work on this meal, you won’t be disappointed.
48. 20 Minute Cast Iron Chicken Fajitas
Don’t let a busy weeknight stop you from having a great home cooked meal. How can I say that?
Well, with this fabulous recipe that takes only 20 minutes to whip up and one pan, you could eat well and quickly too.
49. Simple Southern Cornbread
Do you like basic cornbread? It is simple and delicious without a lot of ingredients. It makes it a frugal part of any dinner that can be thoroughly enjoyed.
Well, if you feel that way about your basic southern cornbread, then you need to try this delicious recipe.
50. French Toast Casserole
I love French toast. When I had food poisoning a few weeks ago and was trying to recover, I lived on French toast for a few days because it was all I could handle.
So it shouldn’t surprise you that I’m over the moon about this French toast casserole. It looks delicious, and the flavors are definitely something to write home about.
51. Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Remember on cartoons how they use to make it out that Brussel sprouts were just the worst thing to eat?
Well, I think this recipe might change your mind. I love Brussel sprouts, but I’ve also learned it is all in how you fix them.
52. Old Fashioned Skillet Meatloaf
I make a mean meatloaf. Most people’s mother-in-law’s don’t like their cooking. Mine actually loved mine and my meat loaf was her absolute favorite.
So when I saw this old fashioned recipe that included cast iron, I knew I had to share and put it on my list of things to make.
53. Favorite Fried Chicken
I love homemade fried chicken, but I think my husband makes the absolute best. The reason is he fries his in cast iron.
Now, as soon as I saw this recipe that included frying chicken in cast iron, I knew that others might love this method as much as I do.
54. Baked Mac-n-Cheese
I love homemade mac-n-cheese. This recipe seems really simple and really delicious.
Plus, it lets you in on the secret of cast iron. Items usually cook faster in it which means you can eat faster.
Well, now you have over 50 different choices of recipes that you can use your cast iron skillet for. Hopefully, you will enjoy many great meals.
But I’d like to know what you use your cast iron skillet for? What is your go-to recipe?
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