The beauty of cast iron skillets is that they can go from the stovetop to the oven, to the grill and beyond without missing a beat. If I had to choose one essential kitchen tool, a good cast iron skillet would be it. So whether you’re new to cast iron cooking or you’re a seasoned pro, you’re going to love this collection of cast iron skillet recipes. They’re hearty, delicious and oh-so-easy to make.

17 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

17 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

Who doesn’t love one-pan meals? This chicken pot pie with cheddar crust is comfort food at its finest. The filling is made on the stove top, and then it goes into the oven to get the crust flaky and golden brown.

one-dish-chicken-pot-pie-with-cheddar-crust

 

This creamy chicken fajita pasta is a dish that I honestly make at least twice a month. It’s easy, it’s affordable, and best of all, it’s super tasty.

chicken-fajita-pasta

 

This harvest chicken skillet with sauteed apples and Brussels sprouts is the perfect dish for fall. The flavors blend together beautifully.

harvest-chicken-skillet

 

Loaded smashed potatoes would make a yummy appetizer, but who are we kidding? We could eat a huge plate of these and not get enough. Don’t they look heavenly?

loaded-smashed-potatoes

 

Most one-pan lasagna recipes I’ve found are not truly one pan. But this one is. Cast iron skillet lasagna will be your new go-to when you want the comfort of lasagna without all that awful cleanup.

cast-iron-skillet-lasagna

 

Skillet chicken and dumplings are part chicken pot pie, part dumpling recipe. It’ll be a big hit with my husband, that’s for sure.

skillet-chicken-and-dumplings

 

Change up this skillet enchilada casserole with beef, chicken, turkey or whatever meat you happen to have in the freezer. It’s a really versatile recipe!

skillet-chicken-enchilada-casserole

 

Skillet cheeseburger pasta is made in the cast iron skillet in under 30 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal for a busy family. Love how she tops it with waffle fries. Yum!

skillet-cheeseburger-pasta

 

Skillet chili pie just screams “manly meal” doesn’t it? But it’s actually very diet friendly at only 8 weight watchers points per serving. How’s that for a winning meal?

skillet-chili-pie

 

I don’t know about you, but when I make meatloaf in a loaf pan, it always ends in disaster. But an easy skillet meatloaf? Perfection. It turns out great every time!

easy-skillet-meatloaf

 

One skillet chicken cacciatore is another wonderful weeknight meal. It’s on the table in about 40 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to wash dishes afterward. Oh, wait. There’s only one pan to wash. Hooray!

one-skillet-chicken-cacciatore

 

What’s everyone’s favorite food? Pizza, of course! If it isn’t yours, I forgive you, but… we need to have a serious talk. Anyway, a skillet pizza is a super easy weekday meal that kids and adults alike will devour.

pizza-skillet

 

Holy moly! I want to make these steak and potato nachos over the campfire, but I’ll make do with the kitchen. Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.

steak-and-potato-nachos

 

Nothing smells better than a sizzling pan of chicken fajitas at the end of a long day. Prep and serve this meal in just 20 minutes!

cast-iron-chicken-fajitas

 

You just can’t go wrong with baked spaghetti. What’s not to love about soft noodles and big, hearty meatballs covered in sauce and lots of cheese?

baked-spaghetti

 

This creamy tomato basil pasta bake is another meal that just everyone loves. It’s easy. It’s filling. It’ll make you drool while you wait for it to come out of the oven. Or is that just me?

creamy-tomato-basil-pasta-bake

 

Keep it healthy and simple with roasted chicken breasts with carrots and potatoes.

roasted-chicken-breasts-with-carrots-and-potatoes

 

Do you have a favorite cast iron skillet recipe that’s special to your family?

 

17 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes You'll Want to Make Right Now