50 Healthy Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

If you’re looking for some Healthy Cast Iron Skillet Recipes then you are in the right place! These are quick, easy, and delicious recipes that will have your family asking for seconds. Flavourful but simple, you’ll want to buy another cast iron skillet after this!

50 Healthy Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

Skillet meals are one of my favourites. They’re relatively quick, they’re super easy, and you can build so much flavour with these types of meal. I’m sure you’re wondering what I mean by build flavour.

If you’re using the skillet to make a recipe that has both protein and vegetables, the vegetables get cooked in the juices from the protein and gets super flavourful.

Most of these recipes are one skillet meals but if they’re just protein, down below I have a list of my favourite side dishes that you can make at the same time! Dinner will be ready in no time.

What Is a Cast Iron Skillet?

A cast iron skillet is as it sounds, it’s a skillet that is made out of cast iron. Some are enamelled while others are not. You can use a cast iron skillet for sautéing, baking, braising, broiling, pan-frying, deep frying, searing, and even roasting.

It’s a very versatile piece of equipment that I think every home-cook should have! You can even bring it camping with you and cook food with it over an open fire. Quite the pan!

What Cast Iron Skillet Should I Get?

I bought my Pre-seasoned Skillet 6 years ago and since then I’ve been used it a lot especially when I want to make something very fast, but of course full of flavour. This type of pan is great because it does not easily scratch like stainless steel and aluminum pots, and if you keep it seasoned well food will not stick.

This skillet comes pre-seasoned, so you don’t need to season the pan before it’s first use. But, if you don’t maintain this pre-seasoning, you’ll need to apply a new coat, which is very easy to do.

If you’re looking to purchase just one cast iron skillet and you’re debating between the 10″ or 12″ skillet, I recommend the 12″ skillet since that extra bit of room is the difference between adding an extra piece of chicken on the skillet!

 

Pre-seasoned SkilletCheck out the listing on Amazon – it has a 4.6 star rating from 5,246 reviews. These reviews are pretty good and I can say too that I love this one for the reasons expressed before. There are more expensive ones available but this budget-friendly cast iron skillet works perfectly!

How to Season the Cast Iron

To season your cast iron, rinse out any excess soap with water, then place the skillet over a burner set to high heat. When most of the water inside the skillet has dried out, add a half teaspoon of a neutral oil like vegetable, canola, flaxseed, or shortening. Rub it into the cast iron with a paper towel, including the outside and bottom of the cast iron if you have the non-enamelled one. Continue heating the pan until it just starts to smoke then give it one more good rub. Let it cool and you’re done.

Can I Meal Prep These Skillet Recipes?

You can definitely meal prep these recipes! They’re all make ahead friendly. Simply allow the dish to cool then portion and transfer the recipe into airtight container. Store them in the fridge for up to 4 days.

What Sides Go With These Healthy Cast Iron Skillet Recipes?


50 Healthy Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Spicy Salmon Sweet Potato Skillet.

Spicy Salmon Sweet Potato Skillet

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe.

Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Chicken and Bell Peppers Skillet.

Chicken and Bell Peppers Skillet

Garlic Butter Shrimp Skillet Recipe.

Garlic Butter Shrimp Skillet Recipe

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Cabbage and Sausage Skillet Recipe.

Cabbage and Sausage Skillet Recipe

Garlic Butter Steak Bites Skillet.

Garlic Butter Steak Bites Skillet Recipe

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Chimichurri Shrimp Broccoli Skillet.

Chimichurri Shrimp Broccoli Skillet

Skillet Garlic Butter Steak Recipe

Skillet Garlic Butter Steak Recipe

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Italian Sausage Cauliflower Rice Skillet.

Italian Sausage Cauliflower Rice Skillet

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Skillet Recipe.

Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Skillet Recipe

Overhead photo of a cast iron pan with garlic butter mushrooms inside.

Easy Garlic Butter Mushroom Skillet

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Garlic Shrimp Asparagus Skillet.

Garlic Shrimp Asparagus Skillet

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers Skillet.

Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers Skillet

Creamy Parmesan Chicken Skillet.

Creamy Parmesan Chicken Skillet

Garlic Butter Lamb Chops Recipe.

Garlic Butter Lamb Chops Recipe

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - 3-Ingredient Tilapia Skillet Recipe.

3-Ingredient Tilapia Skillet Recipe

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Sweet Potato Chicken Kale Skillet.

Sweet Potato Chicken Kale Skillet

Healthy Cast Iron Skillet - Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet.

Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet

Spicy Green Beans Chicken Skillet.

Spicy Green Beans Chicken Skillet

Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet.

Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet

Ground Turkey Skillet with Green Beans.

Ground Turkey Skillet with Green Beans Recipe

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet Recipe.

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet Recipe

A white cast iron with shrimp and vegetables inside.

Shrimp Vegetable Skillet

Sweet Potato, Kale and Shrimp Skillet.

Sweet Potato, Kale and Shrimp Skillet

Chimichurri Chicken Green Beans Skillet.

Chimichurri Chicken Green Beans Skillet

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet.

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet Recipe

Quick Beef and Zucchini Skillet.

Quick Beef and Zucchini Skillet

A cast iron with shrimp, bell pepper, and onions.

Shrimp, Bell Pepper and Onions Skillet

Pan Seared Steak with Mushrooms.

Pan Seared Steak with Mushrooms

Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs.

Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin Recipe.

Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Breast.

Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Breast

Pan Seared Salmon Recipe.

Pan Seared Salmon Recipe

Mushroom Chicken Breast Recipe.

Mushroom Chicken Breast Recipe

Easy Broiled Salmon Recipe.

Easy Broiled Salmon Recipe

Dijon Mustard Salmon Recipe

Dijon Mustard Salmon Recipe

Garlic Butter Scallops.

Garlic Butter Scallops Recipe

Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops.

Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops

Blackened Salmon Recipe.

Blackened Salmon Recipe

Easy Oven Pork Chop Recipe.

Easy Oven Pork Chop Recipe

Garlic Butter Cod Fish Recipe.

Garlic Butter Cod Fish Recipe

Spicy Chicken with Cauliflower Rice.

Spicy Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe.

Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Easy Baked Chicken with Brussels Sprouts.

Easy Baked Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions.

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Garlic Herb Lamb Chops Recipe.

Garlic Herb Lamb Chops Recipe

Easy Dijon Chicken Thighs Recipe.

Easy Dijon Chicken Thighs Recipe

Turkey Sausage Skillet with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes.

Turkey Sausage Skillet with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Low-Carb Zucchini Lasagna Skillet.

Low-Carb Zucchini Lasagna Skillet

Sweet Potato Pesto Chicken Skillet.

Sweet Potato Pesto Chicken Skillet