19+ Best One Skillet Meals

Break out your cast iron skillets, these easy skillet meals will be your new go-to meal when searching for a quick meal! From breakfast to dinner, this list of recipe covers it all!

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Whether you’re looking for dinner in a hurry or to minimize your dishes, these one skillet meals are perfect! These skillet meal recipes are perfect for any weeknight meal!

My cast iron skillet is one of my all time favorite tools in the kitchen. If seasoned correctly, it can really add another dimension to any meal!

Quick and easy dinners are my go to during the week – anything to cut down on the work! I love when I can make an entire dinner in one pan, and these one skillet meals are some of my favorites!

One Skillet Breakfasts

Sausage and Egg Skillet is a delicious breakfast skillet with andouille sausage, potato, eggs and gooey cheese. Ready in 30 minutes and perfect for special weekend brunch! #breakfastskilletrecipe #castironskilletrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Sausage and Egg Skillet

4.54 from 28 votes
Sausage and Egg Skillet is a delicious breakfast skillet with andouille sausage, potato, eggs and gooey cheese. Ready in 30 minutes and perfect for special weekend brunch!
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

Start your day the right way with this simple and delicious Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet. Beautiful hearty ingredients and absolutely packed with flavor!
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Sweet Potato Hash

Loaded with sweet potatoes and other vegetables, this Sweet Potato Hash with Sausages and Eggs is all hearty, healthy and satisfying the same time!
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One Skillet Pork Meals

Sharp cheddar cheese tossed with rice, broccoli florets, roasted red pepper and tender Eckrich Smoked Sausage. Dinner is ready in just 15 minutes! #easydinnerideas #skilletmeals #onepandinner www.savoryexperiments.com

Cheesy Sausage Broccoli Skillet

4.82 from 11 votes
This Cheesy Sausage Broccoli Skillet is so easy to make with rice, sliced sausage veggies and of course, CHEESE! Ready in 15 minutes! 
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Pork Stir Fry

This Simple Pork Stir Fry is an easy stir fry with ground pork, broccoli, and a simple sauce. Super easy, and healthy, too!
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Pork and Sauerkraut Skillet

4.72 from 14 votes
Easy and succulent, this recipe uses smoky kielbasa for the pork. Precooked and flavorful, it is the BEST pork and sauerkraut recipe out there!
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One Skillet Beef Meals

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Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

5 from 16 votes
Homemade Hamburger Helper Skillet is a  great ground beef recipe with cheddar cheese, seasonings and tomatoes all ready in 20-minutes! 
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Skillet Shepherd’s Pie

This easy Skillet Shepherd’s Pie is a warm and hearty Irish dish. It’s a great way to use up those leftover mashed potatoes!
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Beef Goulash

4.63 from 8 votes
Classic goulash doesn't get any better than this Beef Goulash recipe! The perfect comforting meal for any weeknight!
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One Skillet Chicken Meals

Mushroom Chicken and Rice Skillet is an easy one dish meal with loads of flavor like peas, mushrooms, shallots, sage and garlic.

Mushroom Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Mushroom Chicken and Rice Skillet is an easy one dish meal with loads of flavor like peas, mushrooms, shallots, sage and garlic.
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Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe

4.86 from 7 votes
Busy families can never have enough delicious and quick one dish meals. This Chicken and Rice Skillet is one of our favorites and so easy!
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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Delicious and hearty Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are perfect for dinner and game day!
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Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

If you love one skillet meals, then this Skillet Chicken Pot Pie is a must try. Make this skillet recipe in under an hour!
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Chicken Artichoke Olive Skillet

This one pan Chicken Artichoke Olive Skillet is filled with Mediterranean style ingredients for an easy weeknight meal packed with flavor!
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One Skillet Seafood Meals

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Lemon Garlic Scallops

Lemon Garlic Scallops are an impressive dish for guests or the perfect choice for a romantic dinner for two. This pan seared scallops recipe is on the table in just 20 minutes, leaving plenty of time for you to socialize with your dinner guests!
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Creamy Shrimp Primavera

This Creamy Shrimp Primavera is the perfect special occasion family dinner. It is sure to become an instant family favorite!
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One Skillet Pizzas and Mexican Meals

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Skillet Pizza Potatoes

Golden fried, Skillet Pizza Potatoes topped with pizza sauce, gooey cheese and the pizza toppings of your choice makes for the perfect weeknight meal!
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Cast Iron Pizzas

These Easy Cast Iron Pan Pizzas with Perfect Crust have the best crispy, oiled golden brown crust. Fix ’em up with your favorite toppings for an easy, at home experience you won’t soon forget!
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Mexican Quinoa Skillet

This Mexican Quinoa Dinner recipe is full of fresh, flavorful ingredients. A one skillet meal, ready to eat in about 35 minutes!
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Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

5 from 7 votes
This Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe is a delicious casserole recipe loaded with a cornbread crust, chicken, beans, and cheese, all made in a cast iron skillet!
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Mexican Ground Beef Casserole Recipe

4.62 from 26 votes
Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole is an easy weeknight recipe using ground beef, taco seasoning and other easy ingredients for a one dish meal your whole family will love! 
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One Skillet Pasta Meals

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One Skillet Pasta Primavera

Get your daily serving of vegetables with One Skillet Pasta Primavera with a creamy Parmesan sauce! Customize your dinner by adding chicken, shrimp, and/or your favorite vegetables!
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Creamy Cajun Pasta Recipe

4.75 from 8 votes
Creamy Cajun Pasta is seriously AH-MAZING and only takes 20 minutes! Rotini covered in a cream sauce with Cajun seasoning, smoky andouille sausage, sautéed peppers, red onion and grape tomatoes.
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. YUmmy love one skillet meals, so easy and so much variety. I am in love with al the skillet recipes that have eggs super comforting and delicious. Bringing out my skillet today!

  2. Love having all these one-skillet meals in one place! So much deliciousness going on here from breakfast to dinner! And I never thought about making a pizza in a cast iron pan! Now, what to make first…

  3. All the recipes are amazing. Perfect for Breakfast as well as Instant Meal. They look so delicious and yummy. Need to try them all.

  4. Oh my goodness gracious -this roundup of one pan recipes is what my recipe round up dreams are made of. Every single one of them looks absolutely amazing! How do I even chose? Oh, that’s right – I don’t. I’m going to make all of them!

  5. Thank you so much for this post. I recently bought a cast iron pan and I had no idea where to begin. These recipes are a good starting point.