Move over, sheet pan dinner recipes — the cast-iron skillet is the O.G. of the cookware world, and it’s here to stay. Perhaps yours was gifted to you by your grandma, or you picked it up at the local flea market. Either way, it’s more than likely your cast-iron skillet has been well-loved for a *long* time. With the popularity of one-pot meals, it only makes sense to break out your cast-iron skillet and get creative. Put away your crock pot recipes and give your skillet the attention it deserves by trying one of these 18 one-pot meals that’s sure to please the masses.

1. One-Pan Cheesy Jalapeño Lime Chicken: Check out this simple one-pan recipe for cheesy + spicy chicken. (via Brit + Co)


2. Baked Egg and Sweet Potato Nests: What you see is what you get. This incredibly healthy skillet breakfast consists of spiralized sweet potato and egg — that’s it. Add a dash of salt and pepper and you’re good to go. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can julienne the sweet potato into a similar size, or cube them for a simple hash. (via Bowl of Delicious)


3. Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Bake: Why bother separating your sides from your protein? If you’re one of those people who likes to have a bit of everything on their fork at one time, this dish is right up your alley. You’ve got quinoa, vegetables, chicken and cheese all mixed together and ready for you to dig in. (via Domesticate Me)


4. Easy Biscuit Pizza: Biscuit dough PLUS a cast-iron skillet means a soft and buttery deep-dish dough. Go classic and top with mozzarella and pepperoni, or let your imagination run wild. (via The Casual Craftlete)


5. Cheesy Broccoli Green Onion Quiche: Think outside the box when it comes to utilizing your cast-iron skillet — anything that requires a pie crust can easily be made. You’ll get a golden brown crust even if you have a wet filling like this eggy quiche. (via Aberdeen’s Kitchen)

6. Cornbread Topped BBQ Pork: Imagine you’re eating a spicy BBQ pulled pork sandwich, nestled between two pieces of southern cornbread. Now imagine you’re eating it with a fork, because otherwise that daydream is way too messy. Slow roast boneless pork ribs with sauce and top with jalapeño cornbread in your favorite cast-iron skillet, and get ready to dig in. (via Taste and Tell)


7. Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Skillet: This gluten-free chicken and wild rice skillet recipe is the perfect dinner for a busy weeknight. It’s quick, healthy and packed with protein and vegetables. It’s easily adaptable to your favorite veggies, so customize it to suit your taste. (via The Lean Green Bean)


8. Double Chocolate Coconut Oil Skillet Cookie: Who wants to take the time to scoop out cookie dough into perfect balls? You can have your cookie (and eat it way faster) if you press it all into your cast-iron skillet and throw it in the oven. Put a few scoops of vanilla bean ice cream on top and go to town. You may want to find someone to share with though, unless you want a major sugar rush. (via Bessie Bakes)


9. Sunflower Berry Skillet Cake: If chocolate is too rich for you, try this gluten- and dairy-free berry cake made with sunflower seed meal. Serve with a dollop of unsweetened coconut cream for some added luxury. (via Will Frolic for Food)


10. Julia Child’s Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms: Cooking for guests just got way more simple. Not only are you super cool because you’re making a Julia Child original, but there’s practically zero clean-up involved. That way, you get to spend more time hanging out with your buds drinking wine. (via Cafe Delights)


11. Mushroom Stout Skillet Chicken Pot Pie: Dark stout takes this classic dish beyond rich and delicious. When you poke through that puff pastry, the aroma will knock your socks off. If cozy comfort food is what you’re after, look no further. (via The Beeroness)


12. One Pan Cheesy BBQ Ranch Chicken Skillet: If you decide on chicken and rice for dinner, that usually means you’re using at least two different pans. News flash: Rice and chicken can be cooked in the same skillet, and it tastes way better that way! (via The Cookie Rookie)


13. One Skillet Thai Chicken Thighs and Noodles: You can no longer plead the “too many dirty dishes” case to justify ordering takeout. This skillet dinner is easy, quick and tastes just as good as your favorite Thai delivery. (via Cafe Delights)


14. One Skillet Vegan Hamburger Helper: A vegan-friendly Hamburger Helper makeover is long overdue. This meat-free comfort meal is ready in just 40 minutes, start to finish. If you have any meat-eaters partaking in the meal, they’ll love it all the same. (via Neurotic Mommy)

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15. Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls: Once you make cinnamon rolls in a cast-iron skillet, you’ll never go back to non-stick pans. The heavy iron makes the outside of the rolls super crispy while the inside stays soft and gooey. Absolute perfection. (via The Whisking Kitchen)


16. Breakfast Skillet With Diced Rutabaga: Tomatoes and eggs make this a filling and toothsome dish you can enjoy with the whole family. This would be a good time to empty out the fridge and use up any leftover veggies you have lying around at the end of the week. (via Eat Well 101)


17. Spring Potato and Asparagus Frittata: Frittatas are a great way to cook eggs if you find omelets intimidating. Pro Tip: Oil your skillet well and your frittata will slide right out. Slice it into wedges and serve with a side salad and a spoonful of Greek yogurt for a complete, wholesome brunch. (via Because Food Is Life)


18. Zucchini Casserole With Red Peppers, Spinach and Artichoke: When baked in a cast-iron skillet, this dense casserole forms a crust on the outside that you just don’t get from a casserole dish. Skip the regular cookware for your next potluck and impress your pals with your updated culinary know-how. (via Food Faith Fitness)

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