The Most Mouthwatering Cast Iron Skillet Recipes Ever

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Corn Bread Tamale Pie

Chili and corn bread are a match made in dinner heaven. But why make them separately when you can pull it off all in one pan? Meet the tamale pie: a flavor-packed chili on the bottom with cheesy, spicy corn bread baked on top. 

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Easy Cherry Skillet Cake

Fact: Your cast-iron skillet is basically a secret weapon when it comes to dessert. You can make almost anything in it, like our easy cherry skillet cake recipe. We use fresh cherries (hence the seasonal/summer part), but blueberries or strawberries would be delicious, too. Slices also pair well with whipped cream (just saying).

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Eggs Baked In Tomatoes

Two foods you probably have in your kitchen at this very moment: a carton of eggs and ripe tomatoes. But before you go and make an omelet, consider this recipe for eggs baked in tomatoes. Ready to see how it’s done? Good. You’re one step closer to a non-boring breakfast--or dinner, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Chocolate Skillet Cake

Rich, decadent and not pie. You're going to want to save room for this irresistible, ooey gooey chocolate skillet cake.

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Skillet Nacho Dip

At the top of our list all-time favorite game-day appetizers: nachos and dip. Hence, this recipe for skillet nacho dip was born. It's basically a deconstructed version of the classic, so you can load up your plate with your ideal toppings-to-chips ratio. Now that's a big win.

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Skillet Fondue

Listen up: Forget everything you know about fondue. Forget the weird contraptions and metal skewers and bland-tasting cheese combos you've been forced to eat in the past. Here are 5 new fondue recipes featuring tasty pairings (like cheddar and beer, or bacon and asiago). Let the dipping begin.

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Coconut Creamed Spinach

Contrary to popular belief, there is a way to make rich creamed spinach without cream. "How?" you ask? Use coconut milk instead. In this recipe, we sauté the spinach with red onion, garlic, ginger and a few spices, like cayenne pepper, to bring the heat. Then we simmer the spinach in coconut milk until the mixture gets nice and thick. Try serving this healthier side dish with roast chicken, pork tenderloin or salmon.

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Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Rather than sautéing the ingredients for these skillet chicken fajitas, you simply place the chicken and vegetables into the skillet, toss them with taco seasoning and put the whole pan in the oven to roast. As it’s cooking away, you can prep the tortillas and all of your favorite fixings, like guacamole and salsa. When you remove the sizzling skillet from the oven, it’s dinnertime. (Bonus: Since this is a one-pan meal, cleanup is a breeze too.)


Things we don't love about camping: pitching tents, bug bites and aching backs. Things we do love: s'mores. As it turns out, you don't need to rough it in the wilderness to make these toasted marshmallow treats. Watch this video, and then devour them in the comfort of your kitchen.

How To Clean A Cast Iron Skillet Pan

Whatever you do, do not soak it.