One of my favorite items in my kitchen is my cast iron skillet. It's a useful tool that allows you to sauté delicious meals on it over the stove, and then pop into the oven to continue to bake if needed — whether it's to melt cheese on top, create golden brown crust, or bake bread. So if you just purchased a new cast-iron pan and can't wait to use it, you have had it for a while are look for more recipes to cook in it, then you are in the right place. We are sharing over 25 of the best cast iron skillet recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner including pasta, pizza, chicken, ground beef, bread, eggs, and more.
Best Cast Iron Skillet Recipes
Cheesy Tortellini and Sausage Bake
Quick and easy, cheesy tortellini and sausage bake is a delicious 30-minute dinner packed with flavour. A family-favourite comfort food for busy weeknights.
Skillet Cinnamon Rolls
Soft and fluffy skillet cinnamon rolls are filled with classic cinnamon sugar and topped with homemade cream cheese icing. Sweet, buttery, and delicious.
Easy Skillet Neapolitan Margherita Pizza
Quick and easy skillet Neapolitan margherita pizza has an iconic thin and soft crust with a perfectly crisp exterior, and simple and fresh toppings.
Easy Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiana)
Easy chicken parmesan (parmigiana) with crispy breaded chicken, tomato sauce, and melted mozzarella and parmesan cheese. The best comfort chicken dinner.
Skillet Shepherd's Pie
Skillet shepherd's pie is a savoury and hearty traditional comfort food. With flavourful beef and fluffy potatoes, this cozy meal it will warm you up.
Creamy Brussels Sprouts Bake
Delicious, garlicky, cheesy and creamy brussels sprouts bake is the ultimate comfort food side dish. So flavourful and the best way to eat brussels sprouts.
Baked Queso Chicken
Baked queso chicken with tomatoes is an easy, cheesy, delicious chicken dinner that takes just 30 minutes to cook. The best weeknight dinner.
Apple Dijon Braised Chicken Thighs
Tender and juicy apple dijon braised chicken thighs with potatoes is juicy, tender and so succulent that it falls off the bone, yet so crispy outside. Serve with some bread to soak up all that juice. Try homemade ciabatta rolls or green onion dinner rolls.
Spring Vegetable Frittata
Spring vegetable frittata is a delicious breakfast or served at any time of the day. It's a one-pan meal that starts on the stove and moves to the oven. This is one of my favorite breakfast ideas!
Garlicky, buttery, and perfectly seared scallops take less than 10 minutes to prep and cook. It's the easiest fancy, restaurant-grade meal to make at home.
Skillet Chicken Thighs and Potatoes
Tender, juicy, and crispy one pan skillet chicken thighs and potatoes and carrots is an easy weeknight dinner on your dinner table in less than 45 minutes. Serve with a warm brussels sprouts salad on the side.
Quick and Easy Skillet Dinner Rolls
These fluffy, quick and easy dinner rolls will melt in your mouth, making them the only bread recipe you’ll need to complement any meal.
Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta Bake
Creamy shrimp fettuccine alfredo pasta bake is garlicky, buttery, cheesy, loaded with shrimp + parsley and topped with mozzarella. Easy comfort food goals.
Mediterranean Baked Shrimp Orzo
Mediterranean baked shrimp orzo is a complete wholesome one pot meal with delicious sautéed vegetables, juicy shrimp, and orzo pasta. Make it in 30 minutes.
Apple Cider Chicken with Butternut Squash
One of my favourite chicken recipes is quick, easy, one pan apple cider chicken with butternut squash, apples, and thyme, cooked in an apple cider sauce. Serve this fall meal in just 40 minutes. Don't forget some crusty bread to soak up all that juice.
Shakshuka is a quick and easy, one-pan Middle Eastern classic with a savory saucy tomato-vegetable base and perfectly poached eggs on top.
Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls
Quick and easy, 90-minute cheesy garlic dinner rolls are soft and fluffy, buttery and garlicky, and full of cheese inside. The perfect side for dinner.
Baked turkey parmesan with a delicious, crispy, breaded coating covered in a rich homemade tomato sauce and topped with melted mozzarella and parmesan.
The Best Ribeye Steak
Better than the steakhouse, the best tender and juicy ribeye steak with a perfect seared crust is garlicky, buttery and packed with so much flavour. Serve with a side of Air Fryer Asparagus or Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes.
Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Sauce
Delicious creamy skillet chicken with lemon garlic sauce is a one-skillet meal that is ready in 30 minutes. It's garlicky, saucy, creamy, and so flavourful. Bread is a must to dip into this delicious sauce. Try pull apart garlic bread or easy no yeast biscuits.
15-Minute Caprese Frittata
This 15-minute caprese frittata is the recipe you’ve been waiting for -- tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella wrapped between fluffy, light eggs. A go-to breakfast for easy entertaining.
Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb
This delicious garlic and herb-crusted rack of lamb is tender, juicy, and flavourful. It is surprisingly quick and easy to make at home in about 30 minutes.
Brie Mac and Cheese
Brie mac and cheese takes traditional macaroni and cheese to the next level. It's creamy, comforting, delicious, and easy to make in about 30 minutes.
Chicken Madeira with sautéed mushrooms and tender crisp asparagus is topped with melty mozzarella cheese. Cheaper and better than the Cheesecake Factory!
Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Skillet chicken fajitas are a light, fresh, and sizzling dish bursting with flavour, packed with colorful vegetables, and wrapped in warm tortillas.
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Cast Iron Skillet Recipes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
Over 25 best cast iron skillet recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner including pasta, pizza, chicken, ground beef, bread, eggs, and more. One of my favorite recipes is this Cheesy Tortellini and Sausage Bake.
- 1 package (9 ounce) cheese tortellini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ pound Italian sausage
- ½ cup onions, finely chopped
- 3 cups tomato sauce (24 ounces)
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium high heat. Add tortellini and cook according to package directions, about 8-10 minutes. Drain with a colander, and set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet (or oven safe skillet) for 2 minutes over medium-high heat until the hot oil sizzles and shimmers. Add sausage and cook for 5-7 minutes until browned. Break the sausages into small pieces using a spatula.
- Add onions and sauté until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir well to combine.
- Add in tomato sauce, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir well to mix and bring to a simmer. Turn the heat down to low, and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
- Add in the cooked tortellini and stir well to fully coat it in sauce. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan evenly on top of the tortellini.
- Transfer the skillet into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cheese melts and turns golden brown. Remove from oven, and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
- Garnish with extra parsley and Parmesan cheese on top.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Pizza
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Italian
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