Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Collection

Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Recipes for every cook’s go-to pan
Article Image

If you’re ever stuck on a desert island with just one pan, you’d better hope it’s a cast-iron skillet. Whether you’re searing, roasting, baking, frying, or braising, the skillet’s weight, nonstick surface, and heat-retaining properties make it the best choice. These recipes, from appetizers to desserts, take advantage of cast-iron’s great benefits.

  • Recipe

    Skillet-Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

    Roasting these potatoes in a cast-iron skillet helps brown and crisp up the skins while the interiors stay moist and creamy.
  • Recipe

    Black-Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Chimichurri Sauce

    Not only does the cast-iron skillet give this sear-roasted steak a beautiful crust, but its weight comes in handy too: you can use it to crush the whole peppercorns for the coating.
  • Recipe

    Cornbread with Scallions & Bacon

    Skillet-baked cornbread is a classic, and for good reason: pouring the batter into a searing-hot skillet greased with hot fat, then baking, makes for a beautifully golden-brown, crisp crust.
  • Recipe

    Fig, Taleggio & Radicchio Pizza

    Here’s a novel use for the cast-iron skillet: its ability to retain heat makes a great stand-in for a pizza stone if you don’t have one, producing that crackly, pizzeria-style crust.
  • Recipe

    Sweet & Spicy Fried Peach Pies

    For crispy fried foods, cast iron can’t be beat because it holds a fairly constant temperature even when food is added to the oil. As a result, the crust is quickly sealed and absorbs less oil, making it crisp, not greasy.
  • Recipe

    Beer-Battered Coconut Shrimp with Rémoulade Sauce

    Not only does the cast-iron help keep the oil hot, but the skillet’s large surface area allows you to cook a lot of small things, like these coconut shrimp, in one batch without overcrowding.
  • Recipe

    German Pear Pancake

    This light and airy German-style pancake develops a superior crunchy crust when baked in cast-iron.
  • Recipe

    Quick Chocolate Bread Pudding

    The cast-iron skillet’s virtue in this recipe is that it goes from stovetop to broiler to table, so you can have a homey, comforting bread pudding on the table in just 30 minutes, with only one pan to clean.
  • Recipe

    Chicken Under a Brick

    Putting a foil-wrapped brick on these chicken breasts maximizes their contact with the cast-iron pan, which gives them deep golden-brown crisped skin, while the meat stays moist and juicy.
  • Recipe

    Southwestern Braised Lamb Shanks

    A cast-iron skillet keeps the temperature steady even when the heat is low, as is ideal for low-and-slow braises like these lamb shanks.
Save to Recipe Box
Print
Add Private Note
Saved Add to List

    Add to List

Print
Add Recipe Note

Videos Recipes

| View All

Videos

View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Topping, VA (409)

Pete welcomes us to Virginia on this episode of Moveable Feast, where we meet skilled oystermen Ryan & Travis Croxton, as well as chef Dylan Fultineer. Dylan brings Pete to…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks