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44 easy skillet dinner recipes the entire family will love. These easy Skillet Dinners make the perfect weeknight dinners.

The Best Cast Iron Skillet recipes perfect for busy weeknights. Try these 44 easy skillet recipes sure to impress the entire family. From comfort food to healthy options, these tasty recipes will be a hit. Skip store bought meals and expensive take out and make these delicious recipes instead. #eatingonadime #easyskilletdinners #skilletdinners #castironskilletdinners
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Easy Skillet Dinners Recipes

From comfort food to healthy options, these tasty recipes will be a hit. Skip store bought meals and expensive take out and make these delicious recipes instead. Get dinner on the table fast with many cast iron skillet recipes taking only 20 minutes to 30 minutes.

We have included everything from skillet chicken thighs and skillet beef to ground beef options and your favorite pasta recipes. These easy to prepare skillet meals make dinner time a breeze and taste delicious.

If you love easy recipes, also try Easy 5 Ingredient Recipes for more delicious ideas.

The Best Cast Iron Skillet recipes perfect for busy weeknights. Try these 44 easy skillet recipes sure to impress the entire family. From comfort food to healthy options, these tasty recipes will be a hit. Skip store bought meals and expensive take out and make these delicious recipes instead. #eatingonadime #easyskilletdinners #skilletdinners #castironskilletdinners

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How to season a cast iron skillet

You can use a regular skillet for these recipes, however I love to use my cast iron skillet.

However, it is not difficult or complicated. These pans last forever when you take care of them.

Also check out How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet.

Cast iron skillet recipes

1. Beef and Macaroni Skillet Dinner

Everything you need for a great meal is packed into this beef skillet recipe. It is filling and delicious without much work.

Beef and Macaroni Skillet Dinner
Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!
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2. Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe

Get dinner on the table in 30 minutes with this cheesy comfort food recipe. It is the perfect combination of chicken, rice and more. You can also use leftover rotisserie chicken.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe
Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe is a delicious one pot meal idea. In just 30 minutes, this cheesy chicken dish can be on the table.
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3. Skillet Lasagna

Enjoy lasagna even during busy weeknights with this simple to make Skillet Lasagna. From the tomato sauce and cheesy pasta and meat, it is amazing. Serve with garlic bread topped with garlic butter.

Quick Easy Recipe Skillet Lasagna
Try this delicious skillet lasagna. Quick easy recipe skillet lasagna that you can make in a fraction of the time. Easy way to make lasagna
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4. One Pot Beef Taco Pasta Skillet Recipe

Mexican Monday is even easier with this one pot Taco Pasta meal. Dinner is a breeze with this easy recipe that is so filling. It is amazing as is but you can also top with sour cream.

One Pot Beef Taco Pasta Skillet Recipe
Beef taco pasta skillet recipe is comfort food at its best. Try this easy taco pasta recipe. Taco pasta skillet is so quick. Try cheesy taco pasta recipe.
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5. Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Recipe

In literally minutes, this Philly Cheesesteak Pasta goes from skillet to table. All of the flavors of your favorite cheeseteak sub is packed into this simple pasta recipe.

Philly Cheesesteak Pasta recipe
Enjoy everything you love about Philly Cheesesteak in this delicious Philly cheesesteak pasta recipe. This skillet recipe comes together in minutes.
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6. Homemade Hamburger Helper

If you love how easy those box kits are, you are going to be amazed how easy homemade is. You will never buy the kits at the grocery store after this delicious meal.

Homemade hamburger helper
Homemade hamburger helper is so easy to fix and better than anything you can buy in the store. Skip those box mixes and make this hamburger helper recipe.
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7. Cheesy Pasta and Sausage Skillet Dinner

Italian sausage, veggies, pasta and more combine for a savory meal. No need for anything else with this one pot skillet meal.

Easy Cheesy Pasta and Sausage Skillet Dinner
Looking for one pot meals? Try this Cheesy Pasta and Sausage Skillet Dinner recipe. It is so easy and delicious. Perfect for a busy night.
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8. Easy Chicken Penne Pasta

The creamy sauce is rich and creamy with chicken and pasta. The entire family will be amazed how little time this takes and how delicious it is.

Chicken Penne Pasta
Easy Chicken Penne Pasta Recipe is a one pot skillet meal perfect for dinner. Everyone will love this tasty chicken paired with a creamy sauce over pasta.
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9. Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Stretch your meat budget with this creamy and filling pasta meal. The pasta, creamy sauce, chicken and more taste delicious.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!
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10. Skillet Chicken Broccoli Pasta

You only need one pot and 20 minutes for this quick meal. No need for sides or anything else with so much variety in this recipe. From the broccoli and chicken and pasta, it is a complete meal.

Chicken Broccoli Pasta
You'll love this Easy Affordable Chicken Broccoli Pasta Recipe that only uses 1 pot to prepare in under 20 minutes. Try this quick dinner idea today!
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11. Creamy Chicken Pasta

This is another budget friendly meal and a great way to stretch chicken. It is also perfect for leftover chicken.

Creamy Chicken Pasta
This Creamy Chicken Pasta dinner is very easy to make. It is very kid friendly but the adults will love it too.
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12. Skillet Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta has delicious flavors of tomatoes, seasonings and more. Top chicken breast with it for a perfectly seasoned and savory meal.

Skillet Bruschetta Chicken
Your family will go crazy over this easy Bruschetta Chicken Recipe! It’s simple and so delicious.Try this Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe. You will love it.
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13. Sausage Spinach Florentine Recipe

It might sound fancy but this recipe for Spinach Florentine is so easy to make. In less than 20 minutes, this flavor packed meal goes from stove to table.

This quick and easy sausage spinach florentine recipe can be created in under 20 minutes. You'll love this easy skillet recipe. The sauce on this pasta recipe is delicious and easy to create. This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights! #eatingonadime #skilletrecipes #dinnerrecipes
Sausage Spinach Florentine Recipe
This quick and easy sausage spinach florentine recipe can be created in under 20 minutes. You'll love this easy skillet recipe.
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14. Skillet Fajitas

Skip takeout and make Skillet Fajitas easily for a filling meal everyone will enjoy. The chicken, bell peppers and more combine for the perfect meal.

Skillet Fajitas
Try this quick and easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe. It is delicious and perfect for a simple weeknight dinner or a date night in!
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15. Brown Sugar Skillet Chicken

The sweet blend of brown sugar and a yummy glaze make this chicken hard to beat. It’s hard to believe that in just 20 minutes this tender and tasty chicken is ready to enjoy.

Brown Sugar Skillet Chicken
This Brown Sugar Skillet Chicken recipe is delicious and can be on the table in only 20 minutes! You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.
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16. Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

You will be less tempted to get take out with this amazing recipe for Chicken Stir Fry. It has the perfect blend of seasoned chicken, veggies and more.

Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is bursting with flavor but so simple to make. No need to grab take out when you can make this amazing dish in just minutes. 
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17. Tex Mex Chicken Skillet

The southwestern flavor is bursting in every bite of this chicken skillet meal. We love it with rice and dinner takes less than 20 minutes.

Tex Mex Chicken Skillet
Tex Mex Chicken Skillet Recipe is so easy to make and has tons of southwestern flavor.  Enjoy with rice for a quick meal in 20 minutes your family will love.
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18. Creamy Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Alfredo does not have to be complicated with easy recipes like this. This quick and simple recipe for Chicken Alfredo will be a family favorite.

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Recipe
Give this Creamy Chicken Alfredo Skillet Dinner a try for a quick and delicious meal. Chicken Alfredo Pasta is creamy and packed with flavor.
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19. Salsa Chicken Skillet Recipe

Salsa Chicken might be keto and low carb but it is a guaranteed hit for the entire family. The salsa creates the best sauce with the tender chicken.

Easy Salsa Chicken Skillet Recipe {Keto & Low Carb}
This Easy Salsa Chicken Skillet Recipe is the best low carb recipe! The salsa and cheese make such a yummy Skillet Chicken Recipe for your keto diet. Salsa Chicken Keto Recipe is so easy!
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20. Skillet Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard is delicious on this chicken and makes a healthy and tasty dinner idea. The sauce is tangy and perfectly flavored.

Skillet Honey Mustard Chicken – 15 minute dinner
easy chicken recipes? Make this Skillet Honey Mustard Chicken recipe with the easy honey mustard sauce for chicken. healthy honey mustard chicken recipe
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21. Easy Skillet Orange Chicken Recipe

When the craving strikes for take out, make this sweet and delicious Orange Chicken instead. It is sure to satisfy that craving and takes just minutes.

Easy Skillet Orange Chicken Recipe
Orange chicken recipe is a skillet meal perfect for busy weeknights. Anytime our family wants take out, I make this instead. The orange sauce is divine.
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22. Balsamic Chicken Recipe

You only need 3 ingredients for this flavor packed Balsamic Chicken. The skillet makes it perfectly browned and so tender.

Balsamic Chicken recipe
This easy Balsamic Chicken recipe can be made in the skillet in under 20 minutes. It is packed filled with flavor with only 3 ingredients!
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23. Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Lime and cilantro turn plain chicken into a burst of flavors in this simple taco recipe. Everything is prepared in the skillet and is ready in minutes.

Cilantro lime chicken tacos
Cilantro lime chicken tacos have fantastic flavor and the entire dish comes together in minutes. Skillet dinners are so easy and these tacos are amazing.
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24. Skillet Chicken and Rice Burritos

The hearty combination of rice and chicken make these burritos a crowd pleaser. Kids love these and it takes very little time to make.

Skillet Chicken and Rice Burritos
This Skillet Chicken and Rice Burrito Recipe comes together quickly and easily. It combines chicken and salsa to make the best one-pot meal.
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25. Keto Philly Cheesesteak Skillet Recipe

Keto and low carb does not have to be time consuming or complicated. This quick and easy skillet meal has lots of tender beef, cheese, onions and more.

Keto Philly CheeseSteak Skillet Recipe
Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet dinner is loaded with tender beef, onion and bell peppers. Low carb philly cheese steak recipe is so easy. Try this today!
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26. Crunchwrap Supreme

Enjoy your favorite drive-thru meal with this simple copycat recipe. Everyone loves a good Crunchwrap and now it is easy to make at home.

Crunchwrap Supreme (skillet recipe)
Enjoy this delicious and tasty Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme Recipe at home. No need to head to the drive-thru when you can make this easy crunchwrap recipe.
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27. Beef and Noodles

The delicious blend of traditional egg noodles and flavor packed beef is an amazing dinner. Not only is it frugal but it is quick and yummy.

Beef and Noodles
Try this easy dinner idea – Beef and Noodles. This recipe is a frugal take on the traditional dinner of beef and noodles.
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28. Ground Beef Tacos

With just 3 ingredients, this effortless meal takes just minutes to prepare. Everyone loves Taco Tuesday and now it is even easier.

Ground Beef Tacos
All you need is 3 ingredients to make the best ground beef tacos recipe. Enjoy delicious tacos in minutes with this easy skillet recipe. 
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29. Beef Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry takes only a few minutes to make and turns out savory and yummy. It has the perfect mix of seasonings, veggies and tender beef strips.

Beef Stir Fry Recipe
Skip take out and make this easy Beef Stir Fry Recipe instead. In just minutes, this meal with flavorful veggies and tender beef will be ready to enjoy.
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30. Blackened Salmon

Salmon is healthy and quick to prepare. It is blackened to perfection and each bite is so tender.

The Best Blackened Salmon Recipe
You are going to love this easy baked blackened salmon recipe.This is the best blackened salmon recipe. It is the best way to cook salmon!
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31. Honey Glazed Salmon with lime

The yummy blend of honey and lime is cooked to perfection on this salmon. It makes the best glaze and is a terrific dinner option.

Honey Glazed Salmon with lime
Try this easy honey glazed salmon recipe. It is delicious with the tanginess of lime added into the honey. This quick and easy salmon recipe is the best!
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32. Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Shrimp is the perfect addition to alfredo and blends with the creamy sauce into a fabulous meal. You will love how quickly the shrimp cooks.

Easy Shrimp Alfredo Recipe
Easy Shrimp Alfredo Recipe comes together in minutes for an amazing meal.  Alfredo does not have to be complicated and this is much better than store bought.
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33. Skillet Roasted Red Pepper Italian Sausage Pasta

Get dinner on the table in about 20 minutes with this budget friendly and tasty recipe. The sauce is creamy and flavorful.

Skillet Roasted Red Pepper Italian Sausage Pasta
Everyone will go crazy over this delicious Skillet Roasted Red Pepper Italian Sausage Pasta. The cream sauce infused with red peppers makes for the most flavorful dinner ready in just 20 minutes.
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34. Best Shrimp Taco Recipes

Just a few ingredients and 5 minutes is all you need for this Shrimp Taco Recipe. Give it a try and see why it is everyone’s favorite.

Best Shrimp Taco Recipe
The entire family will love this quick and easy shrimp tacos recipes. Everything is easily prepared in under 5 minutes in a skillet and is healthy.
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35. Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi Recipe

In just 10 minutes, Cilantro Lime Chicken can be ready to enjoy. It is light and not too heavy for the perfect weeknight meal.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi recipe
Try this fun twist on a traditional shrimp scampi recipe. This cilantro lime shrimp scampi recipe is amazing and ready in 10 minutes.
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36. Easy Skillet BBQ Pork Chops

Barbecue Pork Chops cooked in the skillet taste perfectly tender and flavorful. It is a breeze to make and always a hit.

Easy Skillet BBQ Pork Chops
You just have to try this easy skillet bbq pork chops recipe. Your family will love it. This is the best and easiest bbq pork chops recipe.
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37. Green Beans with Bacon

The combination of bacon and green beans makes the absolute best side dish. Green beans taste perfect cooked in the skillet.

Green Beans with Bacon
Make green beans with bacon for a savory and delicious side dish. With just a few ingredients, this recipe is simple but loaded with flavor.
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38. Easy Stovetop Scalloped Potatoes

There isn’t any need for the box kits with this easy recipe for scalloped potatoes. Each bite is cheesy and delicious.

Overview of Easy Scalloped Potatoes in a Skillet
Easy Stovetop Scalloped Potatoes
You have to make this easy Cheesy Potatoes Recipe. It is delicious and oh so good. This skillet potatoes recipe is perfect for any week night dinner.
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39. Garlic Lime Steamed Asparagus

Try making asparagus seasoned with the best blend of garlic and lime in minutes.

Steamed Asparagus
This Garlic Lime Steamed Asparagus is the perfect side dish to any meal. From winter to summer, your family will love this easy asparagus recipe.
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40. Pan Fried Potatoes

This classic recipe never gets old and makes the best side dish for busy weeknights.

Pan Fried Potatoes
This pan fried potatoes recipe will be an instant family favorite! It will remind you of your grandma's pan fried potatoes!
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41. Sautéed Green Beans

In just 10 minutes, green beans come together for an easy and budget friendly side.

Sautéed Green Beans
Sautéed green beans make an easy side dish in less than 10 minutes. They are sautéed to perfection with the perfect blend of garlic.
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42. Pan Fried Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini takes minutes to make in the skillet and requires minimum ingredients.

Pan Fried Zucchini
This Pan Fried Zucchini recipe can literally be made in less than 10 minutes, maybe even less than 5 minutes.
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43. Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

The combination of sweet potatoes and potatoes makes the best side for a healthy alternative.

skillet sweet potatoes
Pan-Fried Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Try this easy 20 minute side dish – Pan-Fried Sweet Potatoes and Potatoes is a healthier version of the normal pan fried potatoes. 
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44. Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Even picky eats will enjoy these sugar glazed carrots. They are perfect!

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
This delicious recipe for brown sugar glazed carrots is so amazing that even the kids will love it. They are buttery and sweet . Try it today!
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