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    Updated on Mar 22, 2020. Posted on Mar 20, 2020

    23 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes Both Kids And Adults Will Probably Love

    One skillet means less mess.

    Your cast-iron skillet is one of the handiest tools in your kitchen...if you know how to use it. Here are a handful of crowd-pleasing recipes that both kids and adults will love. The best part: They all come together in a single skillet.

    1. Chicken Enchiladas

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    Tortillas are stuffed with a mixture of sautéd chicken breast, green onion, green chilis, black beans, and Mexican cheese. Then, they're smothered in enchilada sauce and more cheese until melty and gooey. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet chicken enchiladas here.

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    Turn fresh or frozen shrimp into a standout meal with the help of garlic, blistered grape tomatoes, and lots of spices like paprika, cayenne, and red pepper flakes. Get the recipe for spicy garlic shrimp and tomato cast iron skillet here.

    3. Deep Dish Pizza

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    Maybe you can't make it to Chicago for dinner time, but you can indulge in some homemade, deep dish pizza. If you want to save time, you can always buy store-bought pizza dough rather than make it from scratch. Get the recipe for cast iron skillet deep dish pizza here.

    4. Cast-Iron Skillet Ratatouille

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    If you're searching for an easy vegetarian meal to spice up meatless Monday, look no further. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet ratatouille here.

    5. Skillet Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

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    Start with homemade or frozen chicken meatballs and turn it into a deliciously cheesy one-pan dinner. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet chicken parmesan meatballs here.

    6. Cajun Shrimp Mac 'n' Cheese

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    Make 'n' cheese gets a spicy, sophisticated makeover with the help of jumbo shrimp, garlic, Cajun seasoning, and breadcrumbs. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet cajun shrimp mac 'n' cheese here.

    7. Buttery Skillet Rolls

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    These pull-apart garlic rolls start with store bought biscuit dough. They're the perfect side dish for pasta, baked chicken, eggplant parmesan, or just about anything you're serving. You could also stuff them with anything from meatballs to ham and cheese and serve them as sliders. Get the recipe for buttery cast-iron skillet rolls here.

    8. Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet

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    Nothing brings people together like a big plate of sizzling chicken parmesan. This recipe is almost too good to be true: The pasta cooks at the same time as the chicken, so you don't even have to boil water on the side. Get the recipe for chicken parmesan pasta skillet here.

    9. Skillet Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

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    This low-carb take on your favorite take-out classic comes together in a single skillet. Make it with shrimp, chicken, pork, tofu, or keep it totally vegetarian. Get the recipe for cast iron skillet cauliflower fried rice here.

    10. Crispy Garlic Chicken With Asparagus

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    Winner winner, 30-minute dinner. This skillet crispy chicken calls for asparagus, but you can substitute pretty much any vegetables from broccolini to zucchini. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet crispy garlic chicken with asparagus here.

    11. Cast-Iron Ribeye With Mushrooms

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    This restaurant-quality dinner looks and tastes seriously fancy, but it takes such little effort and only a handful of ingredients: Steaks, butter, garlic, and mushrooms. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet ribeye steak with mushrooms here.

    12. Creamy Shrimp and Pasta

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    Imagine shrimp scampi and fettuccine alfredo have a baby. That's what you should expect from this decadent one-skillet meal. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet creamy shrimp pasta here.

    13. Jalapeño Popper Chicken Skillet

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    This creamy dish comes together with seared chicken thighs, bacon, plenty of garlic and onion, sliced jalapeños, cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Serve it with tortilla chips or crudité on the side for dipping. Get the recipe for jalapeño chicken pot pie skillet here.

    14. Cast-Iron Skillet Seared Salmon

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    Making salmon in a cast-iron skillet insures your fish is perfectly cooked and tender with crispy skin. Get the recipe for cast iron skillet seared salmon here.

    15. Steak Fajitas

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    Make this skillet fajitas and serve them DIY style with tortillas and your favorite toppings like sliced avocado, pico de gallo, jalapeño, and cilantro. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet steak fajitas here.

    16. Skillet Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie

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    This budget-friendly chicken pot pie comes together in under an hour. With creamy chicken and vegetable stew on the bottom and flaky, buttery biscuits on top, it's impossible not to like. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet chicken pot pie with biscuits here.

    17. Cast Iron Chicken Teriyaki Thighs

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    This sticky, sweet-and-savory, Asian-inspired chicken recipe tastes delicious over rice or quinoa with your favorite veggies like broccoli or sweet potato. Get the recipe for cast iron skillet teriyaki chicken thighs here.

    18. Savory Herb Butter Skillet Dutch Baby

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    Get creative and top this buttery, savory Dutch baby with anything from prosciutto and mozzarella to avocado and pesto. Get the recipe for savory herb butter Dutch baby here.

    19. Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken Chilaquiles

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    Though typically a Mexican breakfast dish, these chilaquiles are a completely acceptable meal any time of day. If you start with shredded rotisserie chicken, you can whip it up in no time. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet chicken chilaquiles here.

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    You can whip up this baked pasta using pretty much whatever is in your kitchen. Grab some pasta, any kind of sausage or meatballs, your favorite melting cheese, and tomato sauce or pesto. Toss it all into a cast-iron skillet and bake until golden brown bubbly perfection. Get the recipe for skillet baked ziti with sausage and ricotta here.

    21. Tater Tot Pizza Casserole

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    When two comfort foods become a single dish, you know you're in for a real treat. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet tater tot pizza casserole here.

    22. Beef Shepherd's Pot Pie

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    Ground beef and sautéd vegetables get cooked in a savory gravy sauce and baked underneath a layer of light-as-air mashed potatoes. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet beef shepherd's pie here.

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    Traditionally a breakfast dish, these savory baked eggs taste delicious no matter the time of day. You can always spice things up by adding white beans, sausage, jalapeños, roasted eggplant, or avocado. Get the recipe for cast-iron skillet shakshuka with feta here.