The 40 BEST Cast Iron Skillet Recipes – GypsyPlate

Cast iron pan cooking recipes

Perhaps nothing in your kitchen is as reliable as your old cast iron. I mean, unlike some of these fancy new nonstick things, you can’t really hurt him. Sinking it to the bottom of the ocean for 100 years and with a little fat on your elbow is back in top condition. That’s why we’ve decided to honor that indestructible friend of the kitchen with our collection of the best cast iron pan recipes.

Yes, some people are a little sensitive with their cast iron. You have to treat it like this. Do not use soap or it will explode. Do not use hot water or it will fade into thin air.

The truth is that a good piece of well-seasoned cast iron can withstand almost any abuse you can give it. And if the worst gets worse and you accidentally immerse it in molten lava, it can always be seasoned again.

So without further ado, let’s show a little thanks to our most trusted cooking friend with this list of 40 amazing recipes that only cast iron can achieve!

1. Garlic butter steak bites

And then there’s this option. If you want to add a ton of flavor to your steak, try the meat bites. These tender and delicious little nuggets are absolutely soaked in a garlic butter sauce.

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2. Spanish clams

with chorizo

These Spanish clams are simmered with cannellini beans, chorizo and excellent flavor enhancers. It’s an amazing tapas dish perfect for guests or special occasions!

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3. Steak Pizzaiola

juicy and tender, your favorite steak cooked a little differently. If you think salt and pepper, cooked in flash are the only way to treat that piece of meat, try this once and I won’t be surprised if you come back to this rustic dish once in a while.

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4. Surf and Turf Nachos

Seriously, is there anything that screams party appetizer more than a gigantic pile of heavily charged nachos? In this case, just load your larger cast and watch your guests eat!

These Surf and Turf Nachos will be a great success at your next meeting. Perfectly marinated steak, succulent shrimp and all your favorite fixings on top of a bed of crispy tortilla chips.

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5. Easy Creamy Pan Week Night Dinner Dinner Idea Alert!

This creamy chicken pan takes about half an hour to prepare and is loaded with lean protein and vegetables. Take it with a side of bread or pasta, or keep it low carb with zoodles or cauliflower rice.

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6. Flank steak fajitas

Enjoy a great night of Mexican flavors with these quick and easy flank steak fajitas. In less than 30 minutes you’ll be ready to load up on those tortillas and eat!

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Mediterranean chicken pan

Have you ever thought about what roast chicken will look like in a Mediterranean avatar? Here it is… A Mediterranean roast chicken pan. Fresh, healthy and full of amazing flavors!

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8. Johnny


Johnny Marzetti? I know, many of you were on the move and stopped at that name. Well, this casserole has many names, including American Goulash and American Chop Suey. It is a classic home-cooked meal consisting of a fleshy tomato sauce, noodles and cheese. That sounds like what grandma used to do!

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9. Crustless Chicken Pot Pie Casserole Pot

pie without the cake? Yes, if you’re like me craving those comfortable, cozy flavors without the extra work. This is for those lazy days.

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Panda Express Beijing Beef

This Beijing beef is based on the popular Panda Express dish. Crispy strips of beef with onion and red pepper in a spicy and sweet sticky sauce with just a touch of heat.

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Bistec Encebollado

Bistec Encebollado, which simply means steak and onion in Spanish. If you do not know Steak Onions… Well, it’s about time you learned this Latin flavor bomb!

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12. This

creamy sausage paste is a perfect example of creating an absolutely delicious dish with simple and ordinary ingredients


The use of Italian sausages in pasta is a real game changer. Try your favorite Italian sausage soaked in a garlic cream and parmesan sauce in the pasta shape of your choice.

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13. Choking


Suffocated chicken … Classic soul food that will warm your body and soul. This is a comforting food that generations have grown up with.

Perfectly seasoned chicken gets some beautiful golden brown color first. It is then suffocated until the tender bone falls into the most delicious, delicious creamy and rich sauce. A sauce that exudes flavors.

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14. Gorgonzola

Portobello Steak Skillet

This Gorgonzola Portobello Steak Skillet skillet is sure to become a new family favorite. It’s a super easy restaurant quality meal that’s an absolute taste bomb!

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15. Cheesy Taco Skillet

It’s meaty, it’s corny and it’s so easy! This taco pan is a low-carb snack pump that goes great with just about anything you can think of to immerse yourself in!

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16. Cherry

tomato gratin

This cherry tomato gratin is the newest star in its party propagation. It is the perfect combination of easy, tasty and beautiful. You’ll want to gobble it up before the guests arrive!

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17. Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Cornbread

It is cast iron cornbread with a little more… Much more, actually. Bacon, Jalapeño, Cheddar. Try it, you’ll never go back to your Jiffy mix!

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Jamaican-style pepper

fillet This Jamaican pepper fillet is a derivative of the popular Chinese dish, this time with tender meat and peppers braised in a tasty and spicy sauce


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19. Moussaka Greek Moussaka

is an iconic layered eggplant casserole eaten in the eastern Mediterranean region. The most famous version, which we are cooking today, comes from Greece.

Although many Westerners may have tried to eat it, cooking it seems a bit intimidating. Today we are going to show you that it is not so difficult to do in your own kitchen.

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20. Firecracker


This firecracker salmon is a super easy and super delicious meal that should be part of your rotation. It has an amazing Asian sauce and is prepared in about 20 minutes.

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21. Creamy Chicken Pan


Pesto This creamy pesto chicken pan is an excellent recipe for dinner of the week. It happens super fast, 3O minutes fast! Tender chicken and lots of vegetables in a delicious creamy pesto sauce. Yum!

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22. Creamy Parmesan chicken dumplings

If a dish starts with the word “creamy” it has to be good, right? These super easy chicken dumplings are no exception. They are full of flavor and super versatile!

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23. Cookies

and gravy

There may not be a more satisfying and filling start to your day than cookies and sausage sauce, right? Cookies and salsa are the last stick in the south for your rib breakfast. They’re also the most “comforting food” thing you can get. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to fresh, hot whey cookies loaded with a creamy sauce filled with tasty pork sausage?

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24. Shakshuka

This classic Middle Eastern egg dish is starting to grow in popularity in the west. Imagine poached eggs in a perfectly seasoned tomato sauce and then topped with feta cheese. Add a large piece of crusty bread and this can also serve as a great meatless lunch or dinner!

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25. Crunchy Hash Breakfast Skillet Hash

browns, bacon, peppers, eggs, cheese… I don’t really have to say much more, do I?

Get the recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

26. Frittata

Frittatas are a great breakfast, lunch or dinner. They may seem a little intimidating, but this great post will make sure you get them right every time!

Get the recipe @cookieandkate

27. Cast iron ham

and Swiss sliders

If you want an app that’s super easy to make and super easy to eat, check out these simple pan sliders. All you have to do is assemble and bake them in your pan, all your guests have to do is pick them up and eat them!

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28. Skillet Steak

Psst. Little secret. The best steaks are not made on the grill, but in cast iron. This is how fancy and super expensive restaurants make them. Try it on your own in cast and you will learn…

Get the recipe @ playwellwithbutter

29. Pan lasagna

really… Is there anything better than lasagna? That perfect combination of meat, cheese, sauce and pasta… Well, now it’s even easier! This recipe uses the magic of cast iron to turn that ultimate Italian casserole into a pot dish!

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30. Thai chicken thighs and noodles

Looking for a new pan dinner? Try these Thai chicken thighs with noodles to add an exotic twist to your easy weekday dinners.

Get the recipe @ cafedelites

31. Suffocated Pork Chops

These suffocated pork chops can be Southern food at its finest. I mean, just look at the picture. If that doesn’t say “comfort food,” I don’t know what does.

Get the recipe @ therecipecritic

32. Cast

iron pizza

Yes, you can make pizza on your cast iron! Check out this recipe and you’ll be making deep dishes like the best restaurants in Chicago.

Get the recipe @ acouplecooks

33. Salisbury Steak Dumplings

Here’s a little twist on an old classic… Salisbury steak in the shape of dumplings! Those simple, but nostalgic, flavors have never been easier.

Get the recipe @littlespicejar

34. Scallops with lemon capers sauce Scallops

are such a delicacy that sometimes it is difficult to find something new to do with them. I recommend this great lemon capers sauce, the flavors mix perfectly.

Get the recipe @therecipecritic

35. Sun-dried

tomato cheese

dumplings These meatballs with sun-dried tomato cheese are so full of flavor that you can never make another meatball. They can make a great keto option on their own, but they also go great with bread or pasta.

Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

36. New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

If you love shrimp and tons of flavor, here’s your new favorite. These New Orleans BBQ shrimp have just the right amount of punch.

Get the recipe @girlcarnivore

37. Frying pan without

kneaded bread Have you heard of not kneading bread? It’s the new and super easy way to make a good crusty bread. This recipe shows you how to make it on your cast iron!

Get the recipe @ jocooks

38. Creamy potatoes au gratin with kale and gruyere

As elegant as it sounds, you’ll be surprised how simple these potatoes au gratin are. Perfect accompaniment to any grilled or roasted meat.

Get the recipe @ inquiringchef

39. Deep dish chocolate chip cookie


this is a serious cookie! Your favorite classic cast iron-shaped chocolate spark for deep dishes!

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40. Wrapping

up our collection of great cast iron pan recipes, this super easy apple crunch is an incredibly delicious dessert. This is another one who loves a little vanilla ice cream.

Get the recipe @aubreyskitchen

We hope you’ve enjoyed this tasty collection of cast iron pan recipes as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Now grab that favorite pan and start cooking. Which one will you try first?

Be sure to bookmark or pin this post, so you can always come back for more ideas. Enjoy… Culinary specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

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