101 Delicious Reasons to Own a Cast-Iron Skillet

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Discover 100 delicious reasons to own a cast iron skillet that will make your mouth water! Easy main dishes, sides, desserts, and more! 


Discover 100 delicious reasons to own a cast iron skillet that will make your mouth water! Easy main dishes, sides, desserts, and more! 


There are countless reasons that make possession of a cast-iron cookware an indispensable must. If you don’t cook in a cast-iron skillet, are you really cooking?


Why do I need a cast-iron skillet?


For starters, it’s really fun to cook with cast-iron. Second, every conventional skillet or pan, and even casserole recipe succeeds effortlessly in the cast-iron skillet. If you’ve cooked with it before, you’ll agree, and if you’re new to cast-iron, you have to trust me.


Take this popular recipe, Gypsy Schnitzel, for example. The schnitzel is traditionally fried on the stovetop then layered in a baking pan with the sauce and baked in the oven – no need for extra steps when you use a cast-iron skillet. And you only dirty one dish – it’s a win-win!


Cast-iron skillets, pans, and pots have been around since ancient times. Especially fascinating about them is that you can use them with any heat source.


  • They’re inexpensive
  • They’re incredibly versatile
  • They’re virtually indestructible
  • It’s easy to clean them
  • They evenly distribute heat
  • They safely go from stove to oven


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Cast-iron cookware was used without significant changes over the years. From the time when we cooked over the open fire to the era of coal and wood stoves, then to gas, electric or ceramic stoves and now to the present state-of-the-art induction cookers. 


The old tradition and the thought of the cast-iron pots on our grandmothers’ stoves make many hearts beat faster.


For cast-iron cookware, it is irrelevant whether the food is directly on the bottom of the pan or three layers above it. Everything is heated equally. Once cast iron is hot, it stays that way – for a long time. 


Not sure how to clean and maintain your cast-iron cookware? Check out this ultimate guide to CI care

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101 delicious reasons to own a cast-iron skillet


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You might be happy with just one skillet, and for beginners, that’s all you need. But once you start cooking with cast iron, you’ll want to expand your collection. If you’re not sure which ones to get, these are my recommendations [I own every single one]:


  1. 12-inch skillet – You’ll get the most use from this size skillet no matter if you’re cooking for a family of two or four, cooking breakfast or dinner. I know you will use it almost daily.
  2. Dutch oven – This pan was gifted to me and is a must-have for soups, stews, and even for baking artisan bread.
  3. Individual skillets set – Really not necessary, but super cute for serving separate omelets, frittatas, eggs, hot dips – the sky is the limit.  
  4. Covered casserole skillet – My newest cast-iron family member. I only wish I got it sooner. It comes with a lid, which makes it perfect for so many recipes
  5. 9 qt Dutch oven  – It’s good to have if your family is large or you often host gatherings. I bring it out every holiday and when I’m cooking freezer meals



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Now that you’re a proud owner of a cast-iron frying pan let’s put it to good use and get cooking!


Here are 101 delicious recipes to make in your cast-iron skillet:


43 main dish cast-iron skillet recipes:




Are you team seafood? This Seafood Paella with clams, mussels, shrimp, and chorizo is going to be your new favorite dish!

seafood paella in cast iron skillet

Seafood Paella


In the mood for good Southern food? This South Louisiana Shrimp Creole has that certain ‘jena se quois’ that puts it in a class all by itself, y’all. I’m in!


Here are more seafood dinners you will love:


  • Ready in less than 30 minutes, a screaming hot cast iron pan is the key to Healthy Cajun-Style Charred Okra and Shrimp. The flavors of gumbo – thyme, paprika, cayenne, garlic – without the fat-laden roux. 
  • With jambalaya, there are two main types: Creole and Cajun, with the main difference in the two being a tomato base. Check out Sally’s healthy and Authentic Jambalaya Recipe
  • This gluten-free Shrimp and Grits Pizza honors the flavors and essence of its classic Southern roots while presenting the components of this time-honored favorite in a deliciously unique way. 
  • This Creamy Lemon Parmesan Shrimp recipe is delicious and can be ready in under 20 minutes! It’s the perfect weekday meal.


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Chicken is super versatile and is often on our menu, especially when grandkids come over. We try to rotate delicious recipes from around the world and here are some fantastic cast-iron chicken recipes you’ll love:


Jackie doesn’t think the Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is visually appealing, but I disagree. It’s making me drool all over my screen!


cast iron chicken and sausage jambalaya

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya


Also, try these chicken skillet recipes from around the world:


  • Easy Authentic Pad Thai. Once you try this recipe, you will never have to order in Thai food again! You can make it with seafood or tofu, or eliminate additions for a side dish. 
  • Who doesn’t love easy meals? This Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe makes a quick and easy low carb dish. The meat is cooked in a tangy mix of cider vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic.
  • You will love Mediterranean flavors in this Greek Lemon Chicken with Baby Potatoes and don’t forget to try this One-Skillet Keto Portuguese-Style Chicken too. I love trying new flavors, so next up on my menu is this Chicken With Mint Chutney.
  • If you need a last-minute dinner recipe, this 3-ingredient Apricot-Ginger Glazed Chicken is for you!
  • I can never say no to creamy sauces and Eric’s Creamy Cast Iron Tuscan Chicken is calling my name!
  • Ever tried making lasagna in a cast-iron skillet? This turkey Skillet Lasagna is ready to eat in just over an hour. It’s the perfect solution to add a new twist to an old favorite, by using ingredients you probably already have on hand. Dads know best!
  • This Shirataki Noodle Stir Fry with chicken is a savory, nutrient-dense meal. It is made with high fiber, zero-calorie shirataki noodles with only 11 net carbs! 
  • Packed full of flavor, this restaurant-style Chicken Dhansak curry brings the creaminess of lentils together with traditional South Asian spices. It creates a hearty and nourishing meal for the entire family.
  • An easy Cajun Spiced Chicken made with a flavorful blend of cajun chicken seasoning. The perfect mix of spices and heat for a favorite evening meal any time of the year. 
  • This authentic Peruvian Chicken (pollo a la brasa) features chicken thighs marinated in a savory sauce packed full of seasoning then grilled to perfection.
  • According to Lisa, Chicken Piccata is one of the best things to do with chicken.  I’m not arguing. Tender scallops of chicken in luscious lemony, garlicky wine sauce. YUM!


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Don’t you love the aroma of freshly made fajitas? These One Skillet Ribeye Steak Fajitas are easy, perfectly seasoned, and delicious with tender, juicy, sizzling Ribeye steak, bell peppers, and onions, and drizzled with a squeeze of lime juice.


Bobbi’s Japanese Pepper Lunch Steak and Rice Sizzle is a fantastic dish with sizzling tender sukiyaki beef, pepper, and rice. She serves it with a delicious Amakuchi and Karakuchi sauces and makes everything in less than 30 minutes. 


beef steak strips and rice in cast ironware

Pepper Steak and Rice Sizzle


You’ll want to save these beef meals too: 


  • Plov is Uzbeki originated one-pot meal with tender and flavorful chunks of beef, vibrant carrots, and wonderfully spiced rice on top. Sounds so comforting. 
  • Janette’s Homemade Minced Beef and Dumplings are the best British comfort food. A hearty meal served hot and bubbly to warm you from the inside out, and it’s all made in one pan.
  • Get ready to meet the new Minnesota classic: Not Yo Mama’s Tater Tot Hotdish! It’s gluten-free and dairy-free. Dinner has never tasted so good! 
  • This Healthy Hamburger Helper Beef Skillet is a one-pan meal that is so easy to make and satisfying. It’s dairy-free & gluten-free and is a much healthier alternative to the popular boxed mixes.
  • Thanh shares this tasty and authentic recipe for Swedish Meatballs with Creamy Sauce [with step-by-step photos], that is full of fresh ingredients for maximum flavor. I know you can’t wait to try it!
  • Rich and creamy Skillet Linguine with vegetables and meat sauce smothered in cheese and prepared all in one skillet, in under 30 minutes.
  • If you love comfort foods, you will enjoy this Spaghetti Bolognaise.
  • Quick & Easy Skillet Lasagna Pasta with Ground Beef is truly a 30-minute meal!


Cheesy pasta in a black skillet

Lasagna Pasta with Ground Beef




I agree with Eileen – Pork Chops and Sauerkraut is major comfort food for a fall afternoon and a crowd-pleaser. Growing up in Europe, sauerkraut was a staple food, and it triggers many childhood memories. 


More pork recipes to love:


  • Joyce says this Chinese-style sweet and sticky, melt in your mouth Beer-Braised Pork Belly is simple to make and incredibly flavourful. Serve it with potatoes, noodles or rice. 
  • If you’re watching your figure, you’ll love this Chorizo, Beans & Dark Greens is a fun flavourful lunch that preps and cooks in 30 minutes! It is top 8 allergens free, dairy-free and gluten-free.
  • My mouth is watering over Ty’s Milk Brined Southern Fried Pork Chops. She says they are extra tender and so full of flavor with the perfect amount of gravy sustaining crispiness. YUM! 
  • An easy recipe for savory, juicy One Pan Boiled Brats browned & boiled on the stovetop with sweet onions and hard apple cider.
  • This Pork Tenderloin with Apples is cooked with bacon, garlic, and herbs in a rich, creamy sauce. It’s an easy pork fillet recipe that’s quick enough for everyday but special enough for date night!


Potatoes and pork dish in a iron pan on the blue background.

Pork Tenderloin with Apples




You don’t have to be a vegetarian or vegan to love these recipes:


  • This Skillet Zucchini Pesto Pizza has a crispy yet chewy crust. With layers of tangy basil pesto, mozzarella, zucchini, and ricotta it’s perfect for summer!
  • Katia’s succulent and super easy Vegan Meatballs in Italian Tomato Sauce are healthy and budget-friendly comfort food.
  • You must try this rich and creamy Vegan Chickpea Curry from Sara. It has a great depth of flavors, and it’s surprisingly ready in 10 minutes. 
  • This delicious Spanish Spring Tortilla de Patata recipe is the quickest and most delicious way to use up vegetable scraps in the kitchen.
  • You can prep ahead these Mediterannean Stuffed Tomatoes filled with brown rice, toasted corn, green onion, feta and pistachios then drizzled with a tomato vinaigrette. It’s a delicious vegetarian and gluten-free meal.
  • Debra is right about this Beans + Greens recipe:  it’s healthy, and you can serve it for dinner, lunch or side dish. Delectable plant-based nutrient-dense recipe done in 10 minutes start to finish. Short on time, big on flavor.
  • These cute and festive Mini Rice-Stuffed Pumpkins make a great vegan/vegetarian main dish or a Thanksgiving side dish!


Skilled baked mini pumpkins stuffed with rice

Mini Rice-Stuffed Pumpkins


9 cast iron skillet side dishes:


The best easy recipe for baked beans in a thick sweet and smoky sauce made from scratch in one skillet is this Homemade Maple Bourbon Molasses Baked Beans with Bacon. No BBQ can be good without baked beans. 


Try these easy one-skillet side dishes too:


  • Fried Corn Recipe is the best southern classic EVER and comes together in only 30 minutes. Another classic comfort dish done in 30 minutes and perfect for novice cooks is Skillet Mac and Cheese
  • Same goes for Swiss Chard and Potatoes, a garlicky Croatian side dish that only requires a few ingredients. I’m a sucker for anything potato, and these Baked Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes with herbs and garlic looks divine! 
  • Potatoes, cream, two kinds of cheese, and onion are delicious in this simple, but a classic dish that’s always a hit with everyone at the table. These cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin are gluten-free.
  • Denay’s Roasted Tomatoes with fresh herbs are a perfect side dish or appetizer topping. Spread a spoonful over grilled steak, chicken, or fish.
  • Making Riced Broccoli yourself is as easy as can be, it makes a simple side dish and also works well as a rice or pasta substitute.
  • Not many people love Brussels sprouts as much as I do and I always welcome new recipe. Karman’s Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta & Parmesan are cooked to perfection in cast-iron in 20 minutes or less!


brussel sprouts in an iron pan.

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Parmesan


26 breakfast/brunch recipes: 


This Broccoli, Mushroom, and Brussels Sprouts Cast Iron Frittata recipe by Megan is loaded with veggies and packed with flavor. More frittatas to try:



Corn frittata with tomatoes and parsley.

Corn and Tomato Frittata


Also worth trying is this Mexican-style breakfast Chilaquiles Rojos by Isabel!  She lightly fried corn tortillas until crispy, then simmered them in salsa, and combined with scrambled eggs and cheese for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.


Fried or poached skillet eggs with sauces, meat or other ingredients is demanding the web and rightfully so. A delicious and nutritious way to start your day, and these are some of my favorite recipes:



Savoy cabbage with fried eggs

Bubble and Squeak


Another simple hash recipe to try is Rika’s Breakfast Potatoes Skillet with Kielbasa Sausage, green bell peppers, yellow onions, fresh corn, and is seasoned with chipotle pepper, coriander, salt, and black pepper. 


Replace potatoes with rutabaga, and you’ll get Breakfast Rutabaga Rösti. It’s a perfectly nutritious and cheap breakfast.


Savory Dutch Baby by Sarah and Pam is made in an iron skillet and has plenty of herbs, tasty cheese, pancetta,  and roasted tomatoes. 


My favorite breakfast item is cake, but these sweet alternatives are a healthier option:



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16 skillet desserts:


Maple, cinnamon, and nutmeg combined with sweet juicy apple top this soft Maple Apple Cake.


This Rustic Spiced Cranberry Skillet Pie with the spiced, nutty crust is not too sweet, so a dusting of sugar and whipped cream make the perfect finishing touch. 


Cranberry pie in a skillet

Rustic Spiced Cranberry Skillet Pie


More skillet desserts to indulge in:


  • This gluten-free Cherry Chocolate Skillet Cookie has crispy edges, soft, melted chocolate chunks, and sweet cherries in every bite! 
  • Apple Crisp Skillet – sweet apples covered in brown sugar oatmeal crumble and baked to perfection.
  • Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie a quick and easy dessert, more delicious when topped with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream!
  • Gooey rich and decadent Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie made in a skillet. It’s a giant cookie that is sure to bring a smile to your face!
  • An easy prep Gluten-Free Rustic Skillet Peach Pie with a buttery, flaky crust and sweet juicy peach filling!
  • Blue Ribbon Caramel Apple Pie will take First Place at the County Fair. Made with white and brown sugar, this pie is sure to please.
  • Crispy Berries and Plum Crumble is an easy and delicious vegan dessert that makes excellent use of fruit you have rolling around.
  • The contrast of the crisp outside of these Skillet Brownies, with a tender chocolaty inside, is the perfect match.
  • This rich, gooey Hot Chocolate Skillet Cake is easy to make and perfect topped with ice cream. It just so happens to naturally be gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan.
  • Cookies are amazing, but skillet cookies are ten times more amazing! This simple Salted Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is warm and gooey. You can eat it with a spoon, and it’s ready in no time with little effort.
  • Crispy Berries and Plum Crumble by Kristina and Mitja is an easy and delicious vegan dessert that makes excellent use of fruit you have rolling around.
  • Learn how to make S’mores Dip in a skillet! It is so easy and requires only four ingredients. This summer dessert will be ready in no time!
  • Peach Blueberry Clafoutis is an easy dessert that can be served year-round with any fruit you have at hand.
  • Almond Joy Chocolate Chip Cookie – so much better than a candy bar! It certainly feeds more people, unless you eat it all yourself…no judgment here.


7 bread recipes:


I love everything about this Pumpkin Cream Cheese layered bread with a creamy surprise inside. The cast-iron skillet gives this pumpkin bread a fun rustic fall feel.


You will love this Mexican Cornbread by Marissa. It’s a spicy, cheesy riff on traditional skillet cornbread!


a wedge of cornbread with butter

Mexican Cornbread


Also, try these bread recipes:


  • Quick Rise Easy Yeast Rolls are the perfect go-to dinner roll recipe! This pull-apart rolls recipe uses rapid rising yeast, so the rolls only have one 20 minute rise time. 
  • If you like cheddar chive biscuits, then you will also enjoy this Italian Skillet Pull-Apart Bread! They are easy to make and great to prepare for a quick side!
  • This moist and tender Easy Skillet Cornbread has a crispy crust and warm buttery taste. It’s all prepared in one bowl, which makes clean-up a breeze.
  • This Cheddar Chive Skillet Cornbread is the next go-to for our family barbeques. It’s crispy and golden on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside. Just slab some butter on it, and it is good to go!
  • This Golden Sweet Cornbread recipe is an easy one-bowl sweeter spin on a southern classic. 


Bonus recipes:


If you love cooking in cast ironware or you’re just starting out, you will appreciate these skillet recipes:


Fettuccine and Smoked Salmon in Vodka Sauce
Simple to make but nothing is simple about the flavor of this fettuccine and smoked salmon dish in a silky, vodka and dill sauce.
Check out this recipe
Creamy vodka sauce with noodles and smoked salmon - horizontal
Swiss Skillet Mac and Cheese
This epic mac and cheese recipe, traditional to Swiss Alpine, is a comfort dish you absolutely must try. Plus, skillet dinners make easy cooking and cleaning up.
Check out this recipe
Horizontal photo of served Swiss skillet mac and cheese
Colombian Pork and Sausage Risotto - Arroz Atollado
This traditional Colombian risotto with pork and sausage is typically served for special occasions, but you will love its creamy texture with a spicy kick any day.
Check out this recipe
Horizontal flat lay of the spicy Colombian risotto in a white Dutch oven.
Noodles Cabbage and Bacon - Polish Haluski Recipe
Polish Haluski - a simple comfort dish of noodles, fried cabbage, and bacon that the whole family loves.
Check out this recipe
Polish Haluski - Noodles with Cabbage and Bacon | allthatsjas.com
Zucchini Ricotta Spiral Fillo Pie
A creamy, ricotta and zucchini filling is rolled and coiled in delicate layers of fillo dough before baking to a golden brown. It is perfect for a light lunch or supper with a simple salad or served as an appetizer.
Check out this recipe
Zucchini Ricotta Spiral Fillo Pie recipe
Smoked Salmon Quiche with Gluten Free Crust
This Swedish quiche with smoked salmon, asparagus, and broccoli is gluten-free and makes a wonderful meal for breakfast, brunch or dinner.
Check out this recipe
This Swedish quiche with smoked salmon, asparagus, and broccoli is gluten-free and makes a wonderful meal for breakfast, brunch or dinner.
South African One-Pan Bobotie Casserole
Bursting with flavors and simple to prepare, this one-pan bobotie casserole is a perfect dinner solution for your busy weekdays.
Check out this recipe
Ground beef and apricot jam casserole
Easy Cheesy Mushroom Pork Chops Recipe
This easy cheesy mushroom pork chops recipe is made quickly and with only a handful of fresh ingredients. The perfect solution for a weeknight dinner your whole family will love.
Check out this recipe
Cheesy mushrooms pork chops fresh out of the oven
Swiss Chard and Potatoes – Croatian Blitva Recipe
Croatian simple Swiss chard (blitva) and potatoes recipe is delicious, super easy and quick to make with just a few ingredients. Serve this Mediterranean, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian side dish with fish, meat, fried eggs or alone.
Check out this recipe
Swiss Chard and Potatoes - Croatian Blitva Recipe | All that's Jas
15 Minute Spanish Garlic Shrimp Tapa
It takes about 15 minutes to make this delicious Spanish garlic shrimp but it tastes like you've spent hours in the kitchen.
Check out this recipe
One-Pot Chicken Rice Dinner
This easy one-pot chicken and rice is a crowd-pleasing dinner. It's got carrots, peppers, onions, garlic and peas. It packs lots of flavor and it's a meal that everyone loves. Best of all, this family-friendly dish is gluten-free and ready in a snap!
Check out this recipe
Chicken risotto in a plate with a fork
Palestinian-Style Stuffed Savoy Cabbage Rolls
Easy and delicious Palestinian stuffed cabbage rolls with blanched savoy cabbage and seasoned beef in a flavorful sauce is a great make-ahead weeknight meal or for a special gathering.
Check out this recipe
Palestinian Stuffed Savoy Cabbage Rolls - overhead
Chilean Skillet Shepherd's Corn Pie
Delicious Chilean beef pie topped with corn mixture in the style of shepherd's pie is bursting with South American flavors.
Check out this recipe
Corn pie skillet dish on a gray background with tan kitchen towel.


Can you believe how many amazing recipes you can make in a cast-iron skillet? And this is not even the tip of an iceberg. What is your favorite skillet dish?


I’d love to know how you use your cast iron. Let me know in the comments! 




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44 Comment

  1. Reply
    October 1, 2019 at 10:01 am

    What a wonderful collection! It’s going to take me a while to get through these. Thank you for including our Savory Dutch Baby.

    1. Reply
      October 1, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Glad you like it, Pam! And thanks for sharing your Dutch Baby. Love the savory twist! 🙂

  2. Reply
    Lucy Parissi
    October 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    I love my skillet already but now I love it 100% MORE! What a fabulous roundup

    1. Reply
      October 1, 2019 at 10:18 am

      Thank you, Lucy! It took me a while to get used to mine, but now I can’t imagine using any other skillet (and my collection of cast ironware is getting bigger and bigger… 🙂 xx

  3. Reply
    Haley Seymour
    September 11, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I always love a great skillet recipe! What a great roundup!!

    1. Reply
      September 11, 2019 at 1:22 pm

      Many thanks, Haley! 🙂

  4. Reply
    September 10, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Girl, I’ve only have two things to say
    1) I have to get me one of those skillet things, as in pronto. I might not know how to cook but I’m sure if the hubby reads the recipes he’ll make a plan and we’ll be feasting like kings and queens for weeks.
    2) Please do another recipe book filled with all this yumminess and I want a signed copy with lots of “xoxoxoxoxo” so I can leave it to my daughter and tell her I know the author 😉

    1. Reply
      September 11, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      OMG, you always know how to make my day! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  5. Reply
    August 22, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    This is such a great post! Cast iron is the best! I love my skillet and would love to get a dutch oven! Really want to try your fried corn recipe as well!

    1. Reply
      August 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you try it. Enjoy!

  6. Reply
    Sally @ Savory With Soul
    August 22, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Awesome listing of some amazing cast iron recipes! I LOVE my Dutch oven and cast iron skillets! So versatile and sturdy and great for low-and-slow cooking! Thanks for including a couple of my recipes in this roundup!

    1. Reply
      August 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm

      I can’t imagine not owning at least one. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes with me, Sally! x

  7. Reply
    August 21, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    This is beautiful! I love my cast iron skillet and have been dying to make a good dessert in it.

    1. Reply
      August 22, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      What are you waiting for? 😉 😀

  8. Reply
    Kelly Neil
    August 21, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Oh man! I’ve always been so nervous to buy another cast iron pan because my last one rusted so badly I threw it away. Your post and all these recipes make me think it’s time to try again!

    1. Reply
      August 22, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      Oh, no! Don’t throw it away, it can be brought back to life! Hope you’ll give it another go. 🙂

  9. Reply
    August 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    I’m quite new to cast iron and I’m still wrestling a bit with how to keep them clean and non-stick. I’ve had some successes and some failures. But I’m determined to persist, so this is a really useful post for me. Lots of fun things to try out I’d never even thought of.

    1. Reply
      August 21, 2019 at 4:55 pm

      Practice makes perfect, so I hope you’ll have more successes and fewer failures in the future 🙂

  10. Reply
    August 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Once I learned how to clean/maintain my pans they are the best ever! I have several that were hand me downs that I brought back to life.

    1. Reply
      August 21, 2019 at 4:54 pm

      That’s awesome! They seem intimidating at first but when you get the hang of them, they are everything! 🙂

  11. Reply
    August 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    What a wonderful collection of cast iron skillet recipes! I love how you broke them up into sections so we can easily find what we are looking for. I love my cast iron skillet and cook with it all the time. My favorite thing to make in it are frittatas, works perfect transferring them from the stove to the oven!

    1. Reply
      August 20, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      Glad you like it, Chelsey! I use mine all the time too! xx

  12. Reply
    Kim | Give it Some Thyme
    August 20, 2019 at 11:36 am

    What a vast and delicious collection of recipes!! Love how you categorized them to make it easier to find. And thanks so much for including me in this amazing roundup!!

    1. Reply
      August 20, 2019 at 5:58 pm

      You’re welcome, Kim. Your stuffed tomatoes look so delicious. Can’t wait to try them! 🙂

  13. Reply
    Healthy World Cuisine
    August 20, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Wow! This is an epic round up. So many choices and so little time. That is a great problem to have. Thanks so much for our including our Pepper Lunch Steak and Rice Sizzle Recipe.

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      August 20, 2019 at 5:59 pm

      Thanks, Bobbi! Your steak recipe looks like something you get at a restaurant. I have to try it! xx

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    Amy | The Cook Report
    August 20, 2019 at 9:30 am

    I love my cast iron skillet and there are so many amazing ways to use it here!

    1. Reply
      August 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      I agree, Amy! I’ll try them all eventually. 😀

  15. Reply
    Aleka Shunk
    August 20, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Wow what an impressive list! You’ve convinced me to purchase a cast iron skillet! I have been wanting one for a while now and that skillet cornbread is calling my name!

    1. Reply
      August 20, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      You definitely need one at least! They are quite inexpensive too.

  16. Reply
    August 20, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I’ve been meaning to buy a cast iron skillet for ages and now seeing all these recipes I wish I had done it already. So many tasty recipes!

    1. Reply
      August 20, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      Oh, you need to get one! Most of them are really affordable. 🙂

  17. Reply
    August 20, 2019 at 9:16 am

    All the great cast iron recipes are RIGHT HERE! I can’t wait to try some of these b/c I’m in love with cast iron cooking 🙂 Thanks for the roundup!

    1. Reply
      August 20, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      You are so welcome, Traci! Let me know which recipe you liked the most. 🙂

  18. Reply
    August 20, 2019 at 9:07 am

    What an incredibly informative article! I can’t wait to use my cast iron skillet for some of these recipes. They all sounds just incredible! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    1. Reply
      August 20, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      I’m so happy you like it, Angela! These recipes are quite inspiring, aren’t they?

  19. Reply
    Cindy @ A Uniquely Edible Magic
    August 20, 2019 at 8:56 am

    I don’t have a cast iron skillet (!!) but after reading this I’m convinced to get one!

    1. Reply
      August 20, 2019 at 6:05 pm

      I’m glad to hear that, Cindy! Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. 🙂

  20. Reply
    August 20, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Hi Jaz – Great post and collection of recipes. Like you, I don’t know what I’d do without my cast iron cookware. After reading I had to stop and think of how many cast iron cooking pans we had. Let’s just say a lot. I use them for all kinds of cooking, but likely my fav is a Skeppshult 36 cm (14″) Pro fry pan. I use for many things, but it’s my “go-to” pan for sous vide searing.

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      August 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks, Ron. I’ve never tried making sous vide steak mainly because of the long wait for a rare piece of meat (which I don’t like) but I might make it once for my husband. He loves his meat still breathing, lol.

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