Cast-iron pans are such a great kitchen tool. If treated with care and regularly seasoned, they can last for years and years, even becoming family heirlooms. You can use them at home, on the stove top, in the oven, and even over a campfire. Cast iron lends itself well to so many kinds of cooking — from baking to deep frying and one pan meals that come together in a flash.
With cast iron you can cook at much higher temperatures, get a great sear on vegetables and meats and move things in and out of the oven without having to worry about handles melting and falling off!
We reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers to see which recipes they love to cook in cast iron. Pulled pork hash and Dutch baby pancakes, skillet cookies and buttermilk biscuits, there are so many great, versatile recipes you can make in your cast-iron skillet. We selected 12 recipes guaranteed to put your cast iron to good use!