Vegan Skillet Lasagna
Almond ricotta and spinach walnut pesto are the star components of this delectable by The First Mess. This is a cooking-to-impress type of dish, and vegan or not, guests are sure to request seconds.
Skillet Chicken Tinga Enchiladas
No tortilla rolling is necessary with this , courtesy of Half-Baked Harvest. One pan is all you need to cook these up, and it takes less than an hour from start to finish. Top with a fried egg and freshly sliced avocado for a little extra oomph.
Simple Tofu Chilaquiles
Chilaquiles are one of the ultimate comfort foods for breakfast. They're everything good about a savory breakfast: crispy with just the right balance between spice and tang. This by Minimalist Baker uses tofu spiced with cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder as its center ingredient.
Sun-Dried Tomato Herb Skillet Rolls
This simple is a practice in perfection: Buttery rolls are mixed with sun-dried tomatoes and topped with oregano. This Mediterranean-inspired dish works as the perfect side to a soup or salad and could even be stored in the fridge as a snack on its own.
One of the best ways to make use of your cast-iron skillet is with this no-nonsense by Foodie Crush. It combines thinly sliced steak with orange and red bell pepper, sweet onion, lime, and avocado, along with a homemade fajita seasoning blend that will soon become a staple in your dinner recipe rotation.
Herb and Cheese Dutch Baby
Gruyère cheese, thyme, and oregano make for an unforgettable by Spoon Fork Bacon. This savory turn on a typically sweet dish makes for a delightful appetizer or side. It's light but satisfying and oh so addictive.
BLT Brunch Frittata
This is a so good we would also cook up for lunch or dinner—we're not too fussed about time when it comes to a mix of ingredients we love. As the name promises, bacon and heirloom tomatoes mix with basil as a swap for lettuce to make this simple frittata. It all cooks in one pan. All you need is to have your boiler at the ready.
Curry Beef and Broccoli
One pot is all you need to make this with cashew butter by Faith Food Fitness. The recipe is a simple one, and it only takes 30 minutes from prep to finish. Serve it with cauliflower rice for a low-carb addition.
Creamy Skillet Mac and Cheese
A little indulgence here and there is a necessity, and this by Spoon Fork Bacon is one we can't wait to try. Featuring Brie and Camembert cheeses, this recipe is the perfect comfort food. Thyme, ginger, and lemon make for a new way to flavor this classic recipe.
Spicy Breakfast Skillet
This by The First Mess is completely plant-based and features a recipe for a cilantro jalapeño sauce that serves as a delightful finishing touch. Some of our favorite ingredients, like sweet potato, black beans, and avocado, make this a breakfast skillet that's easy to throw together and filling to boot.
Cauliflower Caprese Skillet
Anything caprese is worth mixing up if you ask us, and this by Faith Food Fitness is no exception. The recipe takes this typically cold appetizer and makes it heartier with the addition of cauliflower patties and a ragù sauce made with ground turkey.
Shakshuka is one of the best cast-iron skillet recipes to learn, and this by Half-Baked Harvest is one of our favorite iterations. You only need a single pan and 30 minutes to throw this together. Artichoke hearts, marinara sauce, eggs, bell pepper, and goat cheese make this a simple-to-make recipe that's packed with flavor.
Simple Deep-Dish Pizza
Didn't think you could make pizza in a skillet? You certainly can, and we recommend the deep-dish variety. Minimalist Baker's can be tailored to your own tastes. Minimalist Baker includes a variety of veggie toppings like eggplant, green pepper, and mushrooms. Make the homemade dough featured in the recipe or opt for a store-bought option to save on time.
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
No list of the best cast-iron skillet recipes would be complete without a little something sweet, and this by Half Baked Harvest is at the top of our to-make list. Half Baked Harvest serves its version topped with vanilla ice cream.
What do you love to make in your cast-iron skillet?
This story was originally published in December 2015.