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10 Amazingly Delicious Cast Iron Skillet Recipes You Shouldn't Wait to Try

by Ann Ferguson

What can you cook in a cast iron skillet? Lots of things! The versatility of cast iron makes them ideal for creating all kinds of dishes. And when properly seasoned, they offer a non-toxic, non-stick surface that can handle intense heat and a healthier cooking surface!

So, no matter what you feel like eating, a cast iron skillet is up to the task. And if you're ready to branch out and try something new with your trusty pan, check out these delicious recipes!

1. Rolled Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits made in cast iron skillet

Biscuits go with almost any dish, and these rolled buttermilk biscuits take the cake (mmm, cake)! And in about 35 minutes, you'll have light, fluffy biscuits that your family will love! And since it makes eight biscuits, there's plenty for everyone.

2. One-Skillet Pasta

Pasta recipe in cast iron skillet

Usually, cooking a pasta dish involves a lot of cookware, but not with this one-skillet pasta recipe! Not only will you use fewer pans, but the delicious taste will surely become a new dinner favorite. But make sure you give yourself plenty of time to cook — this dish takes over an hour!

3. Salsa Corn Cakes

Only the most adventurous should try these salsa corn cakes — yup, salsa and corn pancakes in one light and creamy dish! Whether you make them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this recipe is sure to be a winner. And the best part is that it only takes 20 minutes to cook, so you don't have to be in the kitchen all day long!

4. Skillet Apple-Ginger Crisp

If you're not much of a baker but have a sweet tooth you can't deny, then this skillet apple-ginger crisp is your new go-to recipe! Just follow the easy-to-follow instruction (and the video), and you'll have a dessert that blows everyone's minds!

5. Skillet Brownies on the Grill

Brownies in cast iron skillet with ice cream topping

Did you know that you can put brownies on the grill? You can with your trusty cast iron skillet and this skillet brownies on the grill recipe! It's just like baking, only more fun because you can use your charcoal grill. And even if you don't have a grill, you can always pop these in the oven and still have the same chocolatey goodness!

6. Kimchi Cheese Pancake

Ever had a tangy pancake that was a little spicy and filled with cheese? Now you can with this kimchi cheese pancake recipe! With only 15 minutes and fresh ingredients, you won't believe your taste buds!

7. Beef Taco Skillet

What's better than tacos? How about tacos in a skillet! With this beef taco skillet recipe, you'll nail your taco cravings and have something new to add to your dinner menu! And the best part is you can change the toppings, so if you prefer pico de gallo one night, but are feeling more like cheese the next, go for it!

8. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese in cast iron skillet

If mac and cheese is a family favorite, you're in for a treat with this butternut squash mac and cheese recipe! The combination of onions, butternut squash, cheese, and breadcrumbs is one your taste buds won't believe. You'll never want to have mac and cheese any other way!

9. Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni pizza rolls on a platter

It seems like there's no end to what you can do with pizza, and this pepperoni pizza roll recipe is no exception! This recipe yields about 16 to 20 servings, perfect for a game-day snack that'll make your house the new favorite! Just make sure you schedule your cooking time right since these take about an hour to complete.

P.S. You'll need two kinds of mozzarella, sliced and string! The slices go on top of the rolled-out, sauce-covered dough, while the string cheese goes along the edge.

10. Chicken and Chorizo Paella

You don't need a special paella pan for this chicken and chorizo paella; your cast iron skillet does just the trick! As you cook, the layers of flavors build up to create a mouth-watering scent you can't wait to dig into. And if you want to substitute a couple of ingredients, go ahead! This recipe is incredibly versatile!

Fire Up the Kitchen

Now that you have these recipes, it's time to fire up your cooktops and ovens! But if you're tired of working with just your one good burner and an oven with cold spots, it's time to give yourself the upgrade you deserve at Leonardi Appliance! We have a wide selection of cooking appliances to choose from, so your dream cooking station is closer than ever!

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