These incredibly easy Cast Iron Skillet recipes feature a selection of mouthwatering delectable appetizers and hearty main courses that will put that timeless cast iron skillet to good use.
If you've been intimidated to try your hand at cooking in cast iron, these recipes are here to show you just how easy it can be.
If you're looking for a side dish, you've got to try this freshened up green bean casserole without mushroom soup. It's so good!
Why You'll Love These Cast Iron Recipes
The wonderful thing about cast iron cooking is that it creates dishes with the most delicious flavors and textures.
There are four easy reasons why cast iron skillets are better:
- Heats up and stays hot.
- Unbeatable heat distribution.
- Allows meats and vegetables to get the perfect sear.
- All ingredients cook evenly all over.
How to Choose a Cast Iron Skillet
You can do your own due diligence by looking at reviews, but there are only a handful of really good cast iron skillet companies.
These scrumptious recipes showcase the incredible versatility of cast iron skillets.
With a few simple instructions, you'll be creating mouthwatering dishes with that trusty cast iron skillet.
Don't be surprised when everyone starts asking for your secret cooking tips!
From perfectly seared chicken and gooey mac and cheese to flavorful veggies, these recipes offer a wide range of options that will satisfy everyone.
And just wait until you try the shrimp tacos with these easy homemade flour tortillas. Too good for words!
If you love cooking traditional German food, the easy bratwurst skillet recipe is a complete meal in one. After one bite, it will change the way you cook brats forever.
No matter which dishes you decide to try, one thing is for certain, these cast iron skillet recipes will add a cozy charm to any delicious meal.
Bonus: Serving right from the skillet means fewer serving dishes! Remember to place a trivet under the skillet.
Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe
Oven Baked Greek Chicken Thighs
Skillet Chicken Thighs with Pan Sauce Gravy
Guinness Braised Short Ribs
Easy One Pan Chicken and Rice
Bratwurst Skillet Recipe
Cast Iron Chicken Thighs
Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Skillet Gnocchi with Roasted Tomatoes
Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Breast
Baked Brie with Apricot Jam
Spinach Bacon Frittata with Asparagus
Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Cheesy Tomato Gnocchi
Chicken au Champagne
Spicy Cajun Sausage and Chicken Skillet Recipe
Baked Eggs and Tortillas in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Zucchini Pesto Pizza
Cheesy Italian Meatball Sub Dip
Potato Bacon Skillet Casserole
Easy Homemade Stuffed Crust Cast Iron Pizza
Healthy Breakfast Skillet
Roasted Cast Iron Chicken Breasts and Potatoes
Smothered Chicken In A Skillet
Mediterranean Shrimp Skillet
Lemon Garlic Chicken and Asparagus
Ground Beef Fajitas
Alice Springs Chicken (Copycat Outback Steakhouse)
Skillet Bacon Mac & Cheese
Pull Apart Sloppy Joe Sliders
Philly Steak and Cheese Fries
Italian Sausage Gnocchi with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes
One Pan Skillet Lasagna
One-Skillet Greek Orzo and Chickpeas
And don't forget dessert!
Apple Tarte Tatin
To season a cast iron skillet, coat it with a thin layer of vegetable or olive oil and heat on high until it starts smoking. Let it cool completely then wipe any remaining oil off with paper towels. For best results, repeat this process a couple of times.
You may have always heard that you should avoid using soap on a cast iron skillet. I always use special cast iron soap and oil for protecting my investment. If you have to use soap, make sure to rinse the skillet really well and dry it immediately.
It is best not to cook foods that are highly acidic, like lemon juice, for an extended time. The acid breaks down the seasoning and can give the food a metallic taste.
Always store your cast iron when it is completely dry to prevent rust. You can apply a light coating of oil with a paper towel to give it extra protection.
Top Tips for the Best Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes
- Always start with a hot skillet: Whether it's a fatty steak or lean pork chops, to prevent food from sticking, always preheat your cast iron skillet before adding any ingredients.
- Use oil for seasoning and even cooking: Seasoning your cast iron skillet is one of the easiest ways to create a non-stick surface. Each time, before cooking, just add a little high smoke point oil to the bottom of the cast-iron pan.
- Don’t overheat: Cast iron conducts heat very well. So, you’ll want to use moderate heat and allow the skillet to heat gradually for best results.
- Use the right utensils: Even though cast iron seems indestructible, you’ll want to use utensils that won't scratch or damage your well-seasoned cast-iron skillet. Wooden, silicone, or stainless-steel utensils are ideal for stirring, flipping, and serving.
- Watch the handles: It should go without saying, but I have made the mistake of grabbing the handle of a hot skillet. Cast iron handles get really hot, so handle them with caution.
More Easy Dinner Recipes
Best Easy Cast Iron Skillet Recipes
- Chicken with Peaches and Balsamic Reduction
- Bratwurst Skillet
- Grilled Shrimp Tacos
- Skillet Gnocchi with Roasted Tomatoes
- Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Breast
- Baked Brie with Apricot Jam
- Spinach Bacon Frittata with Asparagus
- Skillet Chicken Fajitas
- Cheesy Tomato Gnocchi Bake
- Chicken au Champagne
- Easy Blackened Shrimp - Cast Iron Skillet
- Skillet Chicken with Beans and Greens
- Spicy Cajun Sausage and Chicken Skillet Recipe
- Crispy Cast-Iron Chicken Thighs
- Baked Eggs and Tortillas in Spicy Tomato Sauce
- Choose a cast-iron recipe.
- Gather up the ingredients needed.
- Make and enjoy your delicious dish.