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Recipes That Will Convince You to Get a Cast Iron Skillet

The cast-iron skillet is a must-have for a reason. It's practically indestructible and you can make almost anything in it.

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From making pancakes to roasting beef and frying chicken, cast-iron pans are the ultimate multipurpose tool that every home cook should have in their kitchen.

Here are some tried and tested recipes you can surely make using your cast iron pan.

Breakfast Skillet for Two

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Breakfast Skillet for Two

The Devilish Kitchen

This breakfast skillet will help you get your fix of carbs and eggs in the morning, and keep the flipping and pans to a minimum. Cooked all in one skillet, super flavorful, and finished in the oven, this dish will give you the extra time you need to finish your coffee.

Cast Iron Skillet Salted Brownie

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Cast Iron Skillet Salted Brownie

Olive and Artisan

This salted brownie recipe only requires one bowl, one measuring cup, and a spoon. Easy, delicious, chocolaty gooey goodness on a week-night.

It’s a dessert meant for sharing straight from the skillet.

Cast Iron Skillet Braised Beef Short Ribs

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Cast Iron Skillet Braised Beef Short Ribs

Vodka & Biscuits

Since cast iron holds heat so well, once it’s baked in the oven it really helps speed up the cooking process. Your house will smell of a tang and soon enough you’ll be salivating over a skillet of beef that literally melts away.

Skillet Cornbread with Blueberries

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Skillet Cornbread with Blueberries

Jessica Gavin

Cast iron skillet cornbread with blueberries and baked until golden brown. Whole wheat quick bread cooks in a pan for crisp edges, but with a moist cake center.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Feed Me Phoebe

Using a cast iron skillet is the perfect way to make gluten-free, paleo cookies. This one is a little bit on the gooier side, with a slight hint of coconut thanks to the flour, oil and sugar used.

Cheesy Bacon and Sweet Corn Carbonara Skillets

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Cheesy Bacon and Sweet Corn Carbonara Skillets

Olive and Artisan

How can you go wrong with pasta, cheese, and bacon — you know, that kind of basic fantasy.

Skillet Beef Short Rib Pot Roast

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Skillet Beef Short Rib Pot Roast

Vodka & Biscuits

Pot roast made with tender braised beef short ribs all in the cast iron skillet. Let’s also not forget to mention it’s made in under three hours and entirely Whole30 friendly!

Maple Chai Buttermilk Rolls

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Maple Chai Buttermilk Rolls

Ful-Filled

Cold weather has a way of making us crave comforting foods filled with spices and flavors that warm us from the inside out and nothing quite compares to cinnamon rolls when they are fresh out of the oven in all their sweet, cinnamon-y, gooey glory.

Skillet BBQ Chicken Nachos

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Skillet BBQ Chicken Nachos

Wok & Skillet

Got some leftover BBQ chicken? These Skillet BBQ Chicken Nachos are perfect for a “dinner and a movie” night in!

Cheesy Jalapeño Skillet Dip

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Cheesy Jalapeño Skillet Dip

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This Cheesy Jalapeño Skillet Dip recipe is perfect for entertaining. You can put it together the night before, and cook it right on the grill before everyone arrives.

One-Skillet Curry Steak

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One-Skillet Curry Steak

Climbing Grier Mountain

A hearty, but delicious meal ready in 20 minutes or less! Seared steak dusted with curry powder and tossed with spiced chickpeas make for an easy weeknight dinner!

The Best Summer Cocktails

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