Life’s too short to eat in the dining room. So pop one of these easy skillet recipes into the oven and then bring the whole pan outside. Voilà, a one-pan alfresco feast. (Repeat every night until September.)

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Cheater’s Skillet Paella

We hacked this classic Spanish rice dish so it uses one pan and takes an hour. You’re welcome.

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Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread with Tomatoes and Green Onion

Roasted veggies give this Southern side a chic upgrade.

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Skillet Roast Chicken with Peaches and Tomatoes

A surprising combo that’s totally incredible.

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Skillet Pasta with Summer Squash, Ricotta and Basil

Bye, spaghetti and meatballs.

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Moules-Frites

Aka mussels and fries. (Don’t forget the lemon-herb aioli.)

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Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes

Looks tricky, but it’s completely foolproof.

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Skillet Peach Cobbler

We’re all about that crispy biscuit topping.

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“Slow-Cooked” Skillet Salmon

You don’t have to tell anyone it took only 25 minutes to make.

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Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Serve with corn tortillas and tons of guac.

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Eggs Baked in Tomatoes

A breakfast that’s totally worth the trip from bed.

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Indoor Skillet S’mores

No campfire? No problem.

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Easy Cherry Skillet Cake

Served with a giant scoop of ice cream, of course.

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