Cast Iron Cooking: 12 Great Recipes To Make In Your Cast-Iron Pan Slideshow

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.

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!

Barbecue Pulled Pork Hash

This hash from Savory Experiments can be ready in just 25 minutes, making it a great, easy single-skillet dish to make for brunch!

For the Barbecue Pulled Pork Hash recipe, click here.

Breakfast Apple Pancake Pie

Apple pie for breakfast!? This recipe from Viva la Food has all the flavors of a traditional apple pie in a tasty Dutch baby pancake! Dutch babies are always showstoppers, as they come out of the oven all puffed up and golden brown in a cast-iron pan, and this one is no exception.

For the Breakfast Apple Pancake Pie recipe, click here.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits and cast-iron cooking go hand in hand. This recipe from The Hungry Hutch will give you lovely, light and pillowy biscuits to smother with butter — or anything else you fancy!

For the Buttermilk Biscuits recipe, click here.

Double Chocolate Skillet Cookie

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with this enormous deep-dish, double chocolate skillet cookie from Eva Bakes. With crispy edges and a soft, chewy middle, this cookie has something that any cookie lover will enjoy.

For the Double Chocolate Skillet Cookie recipe, click here.

Grilled Cioppino

Use your cast iron to make a delicious seafood stew! This cioppino recipe from Girls Can Grill is filled with delicious things that are full of flavor like shallots, garlic, red pepper flakes, clam juice, chicken stock, and white wine, not to mention clams, scallops, and shrimp. Divine!

For the Grilled Cioppino recipe, click here.

Homemade Pan Pizza

Never order take out again with this recipe from Tasty Ever After. Make your pizza dough the night before for a delicious dinner that practically makes itself! Add your favorite toppings and make it your own.

For the Homemade Pan Pizza recipe, click here.

One-Pan Dirty Rice Skillet

Dirty rice is a delicious, traditional Cajun and Creole dish that is full of flavor and can be made in one skillet. This recipe from My Suburban Kitchen omits the traditional ingredients of chicken liver and giblets in favor of smoked sausage, so even fussy eaters will dig in with delight.

For the One-Pan Dirty Rice Skillet recipe, click here.

Roasted Chicken With Beans and Tomato

This one-pan recipe from Soufflé Bombay is delicious, healthy, and beautiful to boot! Beans are a great source of vitamins and fiber, with protein-packed chicken and bright tomatoes for a nice pop of flavor and color.

For the Roasted Chicken With Beans and Tomato recipe, click here.

Seasonal Tomato Shakshuka

Poach eggs in a spicy tomato sauce to produce this Middle Eastern-style dish. This recipe from Jackie Newgent is full of fresh (rather than canned) tomatoes and other seasonal vegetables, resulting in a healthy meal that's perfect for brunch!

For the Seasonal Tomato Shakshuka recipe, click here.

Skillet French Apple Pear Pie

Baking in cast-iron skillets yields pretty results that make for a lovely presentation. Make this skillet apple pie by Sweet and Spicy Monkey — it is packed full of apples and topped with a crispy crumb topping. Paired with ice cream or whipped cream, this is a wonderful, classic dessert.

For the Skillet French Apple Pear Pie recipe, click here.

Steak and Stout Pie

Steak and stout pie is a British classic. This recipe from Mission Food makes everything for the filling in one cast-iron skillet, which is then topped with pastry and cooked. Delicious and perfect for a weekend dinner, but equally appropriate for a weekday due to its single-panned nature!

For the Steak and Stout Pie recipe, click here.

Toad in the Hole

Another wonderful British dish is toad in the hole. At is simplest, this dish is made from sausages, which are cooked and then surrounded by Yorkshire pudding batter. The Yorkshire pudding puffs up dramatically around the sausages and the whole thing pairs wonderfully with good gravy! This recipe from Cherry on My Sundae adds mashed potato for an even heartier plate of food.

For the Toad in the Hole recipe, click here.