18 Reasons to Break Out That Cast Iron Skillet

Matt R.

A cast iron skillet may be big. It may be heavy. It may seem cumbersome.

But there's a reason why this invention exists: because you can make some pretty awesome food with it.

We've listed 18 recipes below that prove this point:

1. Homemade Chili's Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Homemade Chili's Chicken Fajitas are easier than you think. No need to go out, thanks to your trusty cast iron skillet.

2. Maple Candied Bacon Recipe

Maple candied bacon goes with just about anything. We really like it in David's salad.

3. Maple Bacon Skillet Cornbread Recipe

Maple Bacon Skillet Cornbread is best warm from the oven. A perfect accompaniment to any main dish, or a great snack by itself.

4. Homemade Tortillas Recipe

Homemade tortillas are pillow soft flat breads that make life worth living. Filled with taco fixins or simple salted butter - that's...

5. Homemade Hash Browns Recipe

Homemade hash browns cooked in the cast iron skillet are one of life's greatest pleasures. They'll make your breakfast or brunch...

6. Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie makes a pretty strong statement. Who can refuse a giant chocolate chip cookie?!

7. Mushroom & Feta Hashbrown Skillet Recipe

Make this Mushroom & Feta Hashbrown Skillet for an easy one-dish dinner. Maybe even through a poached egg on top!

8. Peach Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Peach Blueberry Cobbler is easy when it's baked up in a cast iron skillet. Bright peaches, beautiful blueberries, and the best...

9. Almond Skillet Cake Recipe

Almond Skillet Cake is light and sweet, with just the right amount of almond-y goodness. Cooked up in a cast-iron skillet that can be...

10. Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Cast iron deep dish pizza that's better than anything you can get delivered!

11. Pan Seared Flank Steak Recipe

Pan Seared Flank Steak is simply incredible. Add some spicy pepitas, and you've got one amazing dinner.

12. Jalapeño Cheddar Grits Recipe

Jalapeño Cheddar Grits make a fantastic meal or side. This staple of the south is certainly amazing.

13. Lemon Blueberry Skillet Pancakes Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Skillet Pancakes will bring brightness to your step. Lemon and blueberries top this one pan skillet pancake.

14. Skillet Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Skillet Cinnamon Rolls are what you want waiting for you. Just prepare the day before and bake when you're ready.

15. Roasted Poblano Mac & Cheese Recipe

Roasted Poblano Mac & Cheese bakes in a cast iron skillet. Cheesy and spicy comfort!

16. Supreme Pizza Pasta Bake Recipe

Supreme Pizza Pasta Bake puts your favorite pizza into a pasta. All the ingredients you love.

17. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta cook up beautifully in a cast iron skillet. You'll love the pancetta!

18. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta is such an easy dinner. Grab all the staples, and you've got a meal!

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