We rank cast iron skillet recipes right up there with one pot wonders, crock pot meals and other quick dishes that are absolutely necessary to keep stashed in your back pocket for those days when you’re short on time. But don’t think you’re limited to frittatas when cooking with your cast iron beauty, because you’re not! You can create a fabulous and flavorful meal with just one perfectly seasoned skillet. We’re talkin’ lamb chops, baked polenta, fried chicken, orange spiced skillet rolls and, yes, even chocolate cake. #drool

1. Golden Beet and Blue Cheese Risotto: Yes, you can make risotto in a cast iron skillet. This recipe calls for golden beets, blue cheese and a hefty serving of parmesan. (via Williams-Sonoma)

2. Four Cheese Rigatoni: Oh look! A grown-up version of our old friend, mac and cheese! (via How Sweet It Is)

3. Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet: This sweet potatoes + eggs dish will make a perfect breakfast-for-dinner meal. Be generous with the mozzarella, ‘kay? ;) (via Averie Cooks)

4. Cast Iron Baked Eggs: Next time you’re hosting brunch, grab your skillet, cook up a half dozen baked eggs in tomato sauce, and slice up some fresh avocado and crusty bread to serve on the side. (via The Baking Bird)

5. Fried Chicken: Hoooooly fried chicken. Look at how crispy and golden those chicken breasts are! (via Every Day With Rachel Ray)

6. Skillet-Baked Stuffed Rigatoni: These rigatoni are stuffed with ricotta and goat cheese, drenched in marinara and then baked to perfection in a cast iron skillet. (via Heather Christo)

7. Thai Turkey Meatballs: This recipe marries Italian and Thai cuisine perfectly. Turkey meatballs swimming in green curry? Yes, please. (via Minnesota Monthly)

8. Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Skillet Scone: Make one massive savory scone in your skillet and then slice it up to serve to your guests. (via Joy the Baker)

9. Baked Polenta: Cremini mushrooms and Italian sausage really amp up this baked and creamy polenta. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

10. Skillet Bread With Artichoke Spinach Dip: Skillet-bread-and-dip all in the same cast iron pan? That’s what we’re talkin’ about. (via Seasons + Supper)

11. Skillet Pizza: Three-minute pizza?! We definitely have time for that. (via Bev Cooks)

12. Easy Skillet Lasagna: This layered pasta dish brings nothing but complete happiness. Extra cheese, please. (via Simply Scratch)

13. Lamb Chops With Garlic-Mint Sauce: Cook up some lamb chops in your cast iron for your next romantic dinner with your honey. (via The Curious Fig)

14. BBQ Pizza: This BBQ pizza is a deep-dish wonder. Add some bacon bits for an extra layer of flavor. (via Simple Comfort Food)

15. Chicken Pot Pie: This homey pot pie recipe is surprisingly easy to make. If you have some extra time, eschew the pre-made pie crust and whip up your own. (via Tablespoon)

16. Hot Kale and Artichoke Dip: Take your artichoke dip to the next level by cooking it in cast iron and adding some kickass kale. (via Life’s Ambrosia)

17. Orange-Spiced Skillet Rolls With Cream Cheese Glaze: Uhhh, this should be illegal. (via Rise and Shine)

18. Brown Butter Coconut Dutch Baby: We’ve never attempted to make a Dutch baby, but this phenomenal recipe has us feeling extra adventurous. Our cast iron skillet is ready and rarin’ to Dutch baby it up. (via Indigo Scones)

19. Blueberry Skillet Cobbler: With the summer rapidly coming to an end, cook up one last blueberry cobbler. (via The Loveless Cafe)

20. Indoor S’mores: GASP! We want these every. single. night. (via Dessert for Two)

21. Skillet Cookie: Go on and slap some ice cream on top of this skillet cookie. Don’t act like you don’t want to. (via The Cutting Edge of Ordinary)

22. Gooey Chocolate Skillet Cake: Hollow out that cake, drop in some oversized scoops of ice cream and drizzle with caramel for a sinful dessert you’ll dream about once it’s gone. (via Willow Bird Baking)

Which skillet recipe are you dying to try? Let us know below!