Most of us have a cast iron skillet tucked away in a kitchen cabinet collecting dust. We often forget that the cast iron skillet is one of the most versatile kitchen tools. You can make just about anything in a cast iron skillet – from breakfast to desserts! For some reason, everything just tastes better when made in a cast iron skillet.
The more you use a cast iron skillet, the more seasoned it becomes. More seasoned = more yummy food. I’m 100% guilty for not using my cast iron skillet nearly as often as I would like. So, I’d like to take on a challenge to use my cast iron skillet more often. Will you join me? My goal is to use it at least 3 times a week for 1 month. How often will you use your cast iron skillet?
I would love to see your beautiful cast iron skillet dishes so don’t forget to take a photo, post it on Facebook or Instagram and tag me! (https://www.facebook.com/wokandskillet on Facebook and wokandskillet on Instagram) I can’t wait to see your dishes!
I’ve teamed up with some of my blogger friends to bring you 25 cast iron skillet recipes you can try!
This roasted chicken has maximum lemon flavor. It’s covered in butter that’s infused with lemon zest, there’s lemon inside the chicken, and lemon slices all around the chicken. A must-try for citrus lovers.
RECIPE: Lemon Roasted Chicken
Cheddar cheese, smoked cheddar to complement the smoky flavor of bacon, mozzarella cheese to give it that stringy-cheesy texture. Big chunks of lobster meat cooked in a savory garlic butter. So incredibly luscious. So incredibly good.
RECIPE: Lobster and Bacon Mac & Cheese
Here is a fantastic way to make good use of your Thanksgiving leftovers. Sam from Sugar Spun Run shares a recipe that’s so close to her heart as it is inspired by her grandmother’s chicken pot pie. Sweet potato, rosemary and smoked paprika are what gives this recipe a unique and delicious twist.
RECIPE: Turkey Pot Pie
Here is a great way to use your leftover chicken. These nachos are perfect for a “dinner and a movie” night in. Ideal for sharing (or not!)
RECIPE: Skillet BBQ Chicken Nachos
Just a little bit spicy with a lot of cheese. This cornbread by Kathy at Lemon Blossoms is unlike any other. Super moist with just the right balance of sweet and savory. Oh, and don’t forget the layer of delicious melty cheese on the top! Yum!!
There’s just something magical about cheese and potatoes. Julia from Plated Cravings shares an amazing potato bake recipe that is sure to please any crowd!
RECIPE: Gorgonzola Potatoes Au Gratin
What a fantastic combo of flavors here! I can’t wait to dig in to this amazing recipe by Donna at Whole Food Bellies. Comfort food that I don’t have to feel too guilty about indulging in is a winner!
Roast Beef is on the menu at our house every Christmas. This year, I can’t wait to try Olivia from Olivia’s Cuisine‘s Rosemary and Garlic Roast Beef recipe! I might not even wait till Christmas. Doesn’t this look incredible??
RECIPE: Rosemary and Garlic Roast Beef
Oh my gosh! I have to admit that I never thought about making a deep dish pizza in a cast iron skillet. This recipe from Erica at The Crumby Cupcake just blows me away! I love eggplant parmesan; I love caprese everything. Both combined on a deep dish pizza?? Yes, please!
Who says healthy can’t be delicious? This amazing Tuscan Chicken recipe by Neli at Delicious Meets Healthy is so simple, quick and delicious! This could be your new go-to easy weeknight meal!
RECIPE: One Skillet Tuscan Chicken
Japanese Beef Curry is already so good on its own. Add cheese on top and bake it in the oven and you’ve got a truly extraordinary dish. Amy and Jacky from Nom Recipes share their recipe. Be sure to check out their site for a video on how to put this dish together as well!
Fresh, easy, delicious and healthy! Doesn’t get better than this! Jenni from The Gingered Whisk shares her delicious Pesto Chicken and Veggies recipe along with her strategies on how to get kids to eat healthier. Check out her post!
RECIPE: Pesto Chicken and Veggies
If I can have lasagna every night of the week, I would. And with this recipe by Kylee at Kylee Cooks, I just might! Not only is this delicious, it’s ridiculously easy to make so it’s perfect even for weeknights. Only one skillet = easy cleanup!
RECIPE: Easy One-Skillet Lasagna
Not just for breakfast! I could totally see this as a lunch or dinner dish. Megan from Allergy Free Alaska does a terrific job with the flavor combo here – sweet potato, zucchini, onion, bell pepper, eggs and of course, bacon!
A Japanese steakhouse meal I can make at home any time I want in less than 30 minutes (and at a fraction of the cost)? Yes, please! Bobbi from Bam’s Kitchen gives us the inside scoop on how she prepares this amazing dish!
RECIPE: Steak and Rice Sizzle
Jazz up your chicken and rice dish with fresh lime and cilantro! Linda from Roti & Rice shares her delicious recipe for this one-skillet family favorite.
RECIPE: Cilantro Lime Chicken Rice
Looking to spice up your pork chops? Dini from The Flavor Bender has the answer with these incredible 5-spice pork and peaches. Sweet, spicy, super flavorful. And…ready in 3o minutes? Sold!
So simple yet so insanely delicious! Cooking this in a cast iron skillet gets the chicken skin a little bit crispy even though it’s covered in a sticky caramelized onion sauce that is out of this world! Richa from My Food Story shares this amazing recipe.
This Beef Stroganoff by Julia at Vikalinka is the real deal! Cooking the beef (or pork…I had no idea they used pork as well!) in a cast iron skillet allows it to caramelize and form those yummy brown bits at the bottom of the pan. Hit it with a shot of brandy and that’s where the magical flavor of the gravy comes from. Yum!
RECIPE: Beef Stroganoff
Just look at how gorgeous this dish is! It sounds just as amazing – chicken braised in white wine with carrots, broccoli, leeks and bacon! Check out this recipe by Sarah at A Saucy Kitchen!
Now, THIS is one serious cookie! It’s everything you want in a cookie. And it’s baked in a cast iron skillet. See what I mean when I say the cast iron skillet is super versatile? Rebecca from Sugar & Soul shares her recipe for this ultimate family dessert.
RECIPE: Chocolate Toffee Skillet Cookie
Now you don’t have to wait till Summer for s’mores! With this decadent recipe from Meaghan at Cook Craft Love, you can have s’mores any time of the year. Cook it in a cast iron skillet right on your stovetop and finish it off in the oven. And it only takes 10 minutes!!
RECIPE: Simple Stovetop S’mores Dip
Finally….a cake I can indulge in without feeling too guilty! This skillet cake by Shashi at Runnin Srilankan has absolutely no flour in it. Only 5 ingredients! It’s chocolatey and fudgy; almost like a brownie.
If you’re in the mood for apple pie but don’t want to go through all of the hassle, these Cinnamon Baked Apples from Jacqui at Dishing Delish are the perfect solution! All of the apple pie flavor in a fraction of the time with a fraction of the effort.
RECIPE: Cinnamon Baked Apples
Oh my word! Sweet coconut flakes in a rich dark caramel sauce on top of a delicious chocolate cake. You have got to try this decadent recipe by Mind Over Batter. Yes, it is baked in a cast iron skillet!
So there you are! I hope these recipes will inspire you to use your cast iron skillet more! Which recipe will you try first?