A Day’s Worth of Cast Iron Recipes

Food & Dining

Here’s a day’s worth of recipes that can all be cooked entirely in a cast iron skillet:

Breakfast: Cast Iron Skillet Breakfast Hash

– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 onion, diced
– 1 bell pepper, diced
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 cups diced potatoes (precooked or parboiled)
– 1 cup cooked sausage or bacon, diced
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 4 eggs
– Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

1. Heat the olive oil in the cast iron skillet over medium heat.
2. Add the diced onions and bell peppers. Cook until they start to soften, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
4. Add the diced potatoes and cooked sausage or bacon to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are crispy and browned, about 10-15 minutes.
5. Make four wells in the hash and crack an egg into each well.
6. Cover the skillet and cook until the egg whites are set but the yolks are still runny, about 5-7 minutes.
7. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired and serve.

Lunch: Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Fajitas

– 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
– 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
– 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
– 1 onion, thinly sliced
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 teaspoons chili powder
– 1 teaspoon cumin
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Flour tortillas
– Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole

1. Heat the cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
2. Add the sliced chicken to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken and set it aside.
3. In the same skillet, add a bit more oil if needed, then add the sliced onions and bell peppers. Cook until they start to soften, about 3-4 minutes.
4. Stir in the minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook for another minute.
5. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and toss to combine with the peppers and onions.
6. Serve the chicken fajita mixture in flour tortillas with your choice of toppings.

Dinner: Cast Iron Skillet Steak with Garlic Butter

– 2 boneless ribeye or New York strip steaks
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 4 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
– Fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary) for garnish (optional)

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Season the steaks generously with salt and pepper.
3. Heat the cast iron skillet over high heat and add the olive oil.
4. Once the skillet is hot, add the steaks and sear for 2-3 minutes per side until well-browned.
5. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast for 5-7 minutes for medium-rare or longer for your desired level of doneness.
6. Remove the skillet from the oven, add the minced garlic and butter to the skillet, and baste the steaks with the garlic butter for a minute or two.
7. Let the steaks rest for a few minutes before slicing. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired and serve.

Of course, let’s not forget dessert! Here’s a delicious cast iron skillet dessert for you:

Dessert: Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie


– 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
– Vanilla ice cream (optional, for serving)


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. In the cast iron skillet, melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) of the softened butter over low heat. Make sure to coat the entire bottom of the skillet.

3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the remaining 1/2 cup of softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.

5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until just combined.

6. Fold in the chocolate chips.

7. Press the cookie dough evenly into the cast iron skillet.

8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cookie is golden brown on the edges but slightly gooey in the center.

9. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

This cast iron skillet chocolate chip cookie is perfect for sharing and indulging your sweet tooth. Enjoy!


Enjoy your day’s worth of cast iron skillet-cooked meals!