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Skillet Dinner Recipes

skillet dinner recipes

Skillets are trending. That’s right. The pan you’ve used for umpteen years, the one you use so often it stays out on the stove. . .it’s hot now. While skillet cooking is nothing new to you, these easy, all-in-one dinners might be—but trust us—make them once and you’ll add them to your rotation, and love that ol' skillet all the more.


Southwestern Braised Lamb Shanks

Cranberries and chipotle chiles in adobo sauce impart a tangy-sweet and smoky flavor to these succulent braised lamb shanks. Like most braised meats, the shanks improve with reheating.

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Roast Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes, Leeks & Bacon

Sautéing the leeks and garlic before layering them with the potatoes renders them meltingly tender and slightly caramelized. The roast chicken on top comes out incredibly juicy, with delicate herbal notes.

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Quick Skillet Mac and Cheese

Who says you can’t have indulgent comfort food on a weeknight? Be sure to use a broiler-safe skillet, like a cast-iron one; Parmigiano-Reggiano browns on top as a last step.

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Shirred Eggs with Vegetable Hash & Smoked Cheddar

In this single-skillet supper, eggs are cracked over a tender sweet potato and zucchini hash, which is then topped with smoked Cheddar and broiled.

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Tex-Mex Chicken with Chiles & Cheese

Grab your skillet, your chicken breasts, and kick dinner up a spicy notch tonight. If you've got a little time, make homemade corn tortillas and turn this Tex-Mex dish into a wrap.

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Pork Medallions with Chickpeas & Cabbage

In this flavor-packed, one-skillet supper, pork tenderloin medallions are topped with creamy fontina and tangy-salty prosciutto and cooked on a bed of tender cabbage and earthy chickpeas.

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Chicken Braised with Red Wine Vinegar & Tomatoes

Deliciously piquant and complex, this quick skillet dinner depends on good-quality red wine vinegar, so use the best you have.

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Mushroom & Spinach Skillet Strata

Smoked Gouda lends a hearty richness to the classic pairing of spinach and mushrooms in this quick skillet dinner.

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Sautéed Sausages with Grapes & Balsamic Glazed Onions

Sausage and grapes are a classic Italian pairing. The addition of balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions turns this into a quick, warming braise (yes, you can even braise using a skillet).

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Skillet Mac and Cheese with Artichokes

An easy and elegant take on an old favorite, this mac and cheese has subtle notes of artichoke, rich garlic undertones, and a crisp breadcrumb topping.

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German Pear Pancake

End dinner on a sweet note with a simple skillet dessert. This light and airy German-style pancake is traditionally made with apples, but Bosc pears are a delicious variation.

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