Quick and easy skillet dinners are an absolute lifesaver for busy weeknights! If you’re looking for meals that won’t leave you with a sink full of dishes, you’re in luck. We’ve gathered 44 easy-peasy skillet recipes that are perfect for busy weeknights, lazy weekends or any day of the week. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, these one-pan wonders are sure to make your feel like a foodie without the hassle of cleanup. And on a busy weeknight, these easy one-dish meals will satisfy the whole family. With these delicious and simple one pan cast iron skillet recipes, you’ll be able to whip up a variety of dishes in next to no time.
Baked French Toast Maple Cinnamon Skillet
Using canned biscuits as the base makes this Pillsbury French toast bake super quick and easy to make. After all, who wants to cook a complicated recipe first thing in the morning? Not me, which is why I’m so happy I discovered this!
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Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Kale Skillet
Turkey pairs with sweet potatoes, garlic, shallot, lime, cheese, and more, for this super-simple turkey skillet dinner. You only need one pan to make it, which also means less washing up for you afterwards. So however you look at it, this yummy low carb meal is a real winner!
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Italian Frittata Recipe
Straightforward to make and a treat to eat, this Italian vegetable frittata recipe is definitely a winning recipe. It’s simple to prepare, and you can mix and match the fillings depending on what you have in the refrigerator. It’s the perfect way to use up any vegetables or cooked meats you need to use up.
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Cheesy Baja Chicken & Bell Pepper Skillet
Although there is no shortage of baked chicken recipes to choose from, this one stands out from the rest. Citrus, garlic, peppers, cilantro, cheese, and more add flavour to the chicken. This dish is gorgeous served hot with rice on the side.
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Brownie S’mores Dip
The Brownie S’mores Dip Recipe is the perfect indulgent treat for summertime gatherings, combining the delicious flavors of classic s’mores with a rich, chocolatey brownie base. Baking the dip in a cast-iron skillet adds a rustic charm, while the gooey marshmallow layer and melted chocolate chunks are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
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Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin Medallions
The delicious flavours of cayenne, garlic, chilies, horseradish and more, these seared beef medallions with tomato relish sauce are sure to tantalize your taste buds with this 30 minute meal.
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Try making these delicious copycat Ikea Swedish meatballs at home and enjoy the same great taste as the ones you find in the store.
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One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta
This easy taco pasta is wonderful for dinner and it’s one of the best skillet pasta dinner ideas I’ve found. Beef, onion and garlic are dominating flavours in this creamy taco pasta with macaroni noodles.
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Blackened Mahi Mahi
Consider adding Cajun seasoned fish to the menu tonight, like blackened mahi mahi with homemade seasoning. It’s simple to prepare and cook in a cast iron skillet, with flavors that are perfectly balanced and ingredients that are likely already in your pantry.
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Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Skillet
Pack all of the flavors of a good cheesesteak into one easy to make skillet dish. This is a delicous way to get a fulfilling meal on the table in no time.
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Easy Skillet Lasagna
Do you have a hankering for comforting classic lasagna but don’t want all the fuss? Then this easy skillet lasagna recipe is for you. In a mere 30 minutes, you can have comforting cheese lasagna for you and your family. A great weeknight meal!
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Skillet Pizza Dip
This skillet pizza dip is extra cheesy, creamy and the perfect appetizer or snack. Perfect for those times when you’re craving pizza but want something a bit different. So whip up this quick dish for yourself or a crowd, it’ll be sure to please any and all!
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Frito Pie Chili Biscuit Skillet
If you’re looking for comfort food, I don’t think you have to look any further than this biscuit skillet filled with chili, cheese, fritos, and topped with flakey, buttery biscuits!
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Apple Cider Chicken Skillet
I made it twice in one week because it was just that good. All the flavors go so well together and the sauce is kind of like a sweet-and-savory gravy that you can slather all over your chicken.
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Skillet Berry Cobbler
This easy Skillet Berry Cobbler is a classic raspberry and blackberry cobbler recipe prepared in a cast iron skillet! Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an effortless homemade dessert.
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No Knead Skillet Bread
This no knead skillet bread is pillowy soft with a delicious crust, and only 5 ingredients. You’ll never want to go back to store-bought bread after you try this simple recipe!
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Fiesta Chicken Skillet Cobbler
This fiesta chicken skillet cobbler will rock your world, well at least your dinner! It’s cheesy and delicious but also loaded with veggies and topped with an impossibly easy crust!
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Easy Skillet Tamale Pie
Tender cornbread tops a beefy mix that is full of tasty Mexican flavors. This tamale pie delivers the flavor you crave without the work of prepping tamales, which we all know can be time consuming!
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Skillet Chicken with Beans and Greens
This skillet chicken with beans and greens is an elegant French-inspired and extremely flavorful meal that is made easy in just one pot. The chicken, beans, and kale are braised in a wine mustard sauce that gives you lots to enjoy over mashed potatoes, polenta, or for dipping in a rustic country bread.
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Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken fried rice made in one-skillet, ready in 20 minutes, and you’ll never want takeout again after tasting how good homemade is! Way more flavor, not greasy, and loads of juicy chicken!!
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Tex Mex Chicken Skillet
Bring bold tex flavor to the table tonight with this simple yet satisfying chicken skillet. It has rice, beans and plenty of spices to please. Serve this with chips and salsa for a complete meal.
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Sesame Mango Chicken
This sesame mango chicken is an easy Asian-inspired recipe with tender sesame chicken, juicy mango, and soy-garlic-ginger infused cabbage and carrots!! One skillet, ready in 15 minutes, and perfect for busy weeknights!!
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Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff
This Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff is a creamy, savory, luxurious dinner inspired by delicious Eastern European cuisine and it’s ready to eat in just half an hour! You simply can’t beat this easy stroganoff recipe for a one-skillet, thirty-minute dinner when you’re ready for a satisfying, comforting meal that doesn’t involve slaving in the kitchen all afternoon.
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Cheesy BLT Pierogie Skillet
Bring pierogies and blts together in one tasty skillet. You are going to love this easy meal with the flavor mashups you crave in every bite.
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Skillet Baked Pork Chops
Baked in a skillet to perfection; this pork chop recipe is flavorful and budget friendly for a great family meal. Serve with a veggie and some bread for a great dinner.
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Bourbon Apple Skillet Cake
Bake this apple skillet cake for a stunning dessert. Drizzle with the chai sauce for an unforgettable flavor!
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Skillet Shepherds Pie
Shepherd’s pie is always a hearty dinner idea. Preparing it in a skillet makes it easy to take from the stovetop to the oven to the table.
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Southern Liver and Onions with Gravy
Nothing tastes like home quite like a plate of southern liver and onions with gravy. That earthy, bold flavor the liver has paired with the sweet caramelized onions is delicious.
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Beef and Potato Skillet
This ground beef and potato skillet is pure comfort food for a fast Sunday dinner. This is hearty and easy to make but really hits the spot.
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Skillet Chicken Enchiladas
This skillet enchilada recipe comes together in 30 minutes to make a cheesy dinner that everyone will enjoy. Serve with chips and salsa or a salad for a complete meal.
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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet
If you are craving chocolate chip cookies, then try this recipe for skillet cookies. This has plenty of chocolate and serves so well with ice cream!
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Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet
This skillet has cabbage, sausage and potatoes for an easy comfort food dinner that is budget friendly and comes together fast.
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Perfect Thyme Roasted Potatoes
Roasted potatoes with thyme are a great skillet side to make. This recipe pairs well with chicken, beef or fish for a flavorful and easy side.
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Blueberry Pancake Skillet
This blueberry pancake skillet is a breakfast option that is so satisfying. Make this to share, and top it with plenty of fresh fruit to make a breakfast feast.
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Skillet Peach Cobbler
Peach cobbler is always a tasty treat. This recipe bakes it in a skillet to give it a great texture and an evenly baked crust.
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Easy Skillet S’mores
No need to wait for a campfire to get your s’mores fix. You can make this recipe in a skillet, anytime you crave a summer sweet.
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Skillet Mac n Cheese
If you are in the mood for cheesy comfort food, then this is the recipe for you. Skillet mac n cheese makes for such a satisfying and easy meal to make on a weeknight.
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Chicken au Champagne
This chicken and mushroom dish is the thing to make on a weeknight when you want something delicious, easy and different. This chicken recipe is anything but boring!
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Seafood Pasta Skillet
Shrimp, scallops and pasta make perfect partners for a delicious skillet dinner. This is loaded with garlic butter flavor for the ultimate comfort food dish.
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Cast Iron Skillet Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
Adding bacon to your next batch of cinnamon rolls makes for such a tasty breakfast option. This recipe is perfect for a decadent weekend breakfast that you can linger over.
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Cast Iron Sugar Cookie
Have you ever made one large sugar cookie in a cast iron skillet? I know you are going to love slicing off chunks of this to share with anyone who loves sugar cookies.
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Southwest Chicken and Rice Skillet
This chicken and rice skillet has such a delectable southwest flavor. Your family is going to love this easy meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Skillet Spinach Lasagna
This skillet lasagna has plenty of cheese and spinach for a comfort food meal that bakes perfectly every time.Pair this with crusty bread and a salad for a great weeknight meal.
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