The cast iron skillet is by far one of the best kitchen tools to have in your arsenal for stress-free meal planning. If you don’t already use one, or own one, let me tell you: it’s time to buy one.
What I love about it is how crazy versatile it is—you can use it on the stovetop, in the oven and even serve food in it on the table, just because of how beautiful dishes look in a cast iron skillet. You can make sweet skillet desserts or cook savory recipes in your cast iron skillet, plus everything in between!
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Given that it’s made of iron, it’s definitely heavier than a normal skillet, but the food stays warm in it for longer, and crisps up better. So, it’s no surprise that you’ll find yourself reaching for the cast iron skillet over and over again. In fact, I use it a couple of times a week!
Best Cast Iron Skillet Recipes
From savory foods such as Chickpea Flatbread, Cast Iron Skillet Pork Chops and Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese, to desserts such as Cherry Clafoutis, Blueberry Cobbler, Pear Custard Pie and Snickerdoodle Skillet Cake, there’s definitely something for everyone in this mix of best cast iron skillet breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts.
Here are 37 easy cast iron skillet recipes to cook, bake and enjoy all year round! Browse through them, make sure you pin your favorites and say hello to your new favorite kitchen must-have.
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