My cast iron skillet recipes feature seared meats, potato dishes, flavorful chicken, and even fluffy cornbread! These restaurant-quality dishes are full of rich and decadent flavors, all from the comfort of your kitchen! Of course, these cast iron skillet recipes are great for any day of the week because they are all easy to make!
The Best Cast Iron Skillet Recipes
My cast iron skillet is one of my favorite things to use in the kitchen. If for some reason, you don’t already own a cast iron skillet, you need to get one!
It heats food evenly, stays hot, is practically indestructible, and can be transferred from the stove to the oven! This list of my favorite cast iron skillet recipes shows exactly how much the cast iron skillet is capable of!
- The Best Cast Iron Skillet Recipes
- 1. Cast Iron Skillet Garlic Herb Focaccia Bread
- 2. Dutch Baby Pancakes
- 3. Pan Seared Flat Iron Steak
- 4. Cast Iron Pork Chops
- 5. Skillet Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
- 6. Cast Iron Herb Roasted Chicken
- 7. Duck Fat Fried Potatoes
- 8. Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks
- 9. Veal Scallopini
- 10. Pan Seared Hanger Steak
- 11. Pan Seared Filet Mignon
- 12. Mushroom Swiss Chicken
- 13. Chicken Marsala
- 14. Pan Seared Lamb Leg Steak
- 15. Creamed Corn Cornbread
- 16. Pan Seared Lamb Shoulder Chops
- 17. Pan Seared Lamb Chops
- 18. Baked Avocado Chicken
- 19. Pan Seared Cowboy Ribeye Steak
- 20. Southern Fried Corn
- 21. Fried Cabbage
- 22. Wagyu Ribeye Steak
- 23. Tacos de Birria
- 24. Blackened Cod
- 25. Duck Confit
- 26. Pan Seared Pork Chops
- 27. Pan Seared Scallops
- 28. Fondant Potatoes
- 29. Ground Beef Taco Meat
- 30. Irish Nachos
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- Cast Iron Skillet Recipes: Pan Seared Cowboy Ribeye (+More Great Recipes!)
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1. Cast Iron Skillet Garlic Herb Focaccia Bread
This delicious and fluffy garlic bread is one of my absolute favorite cast iron skillet recipes because it involves no kneading and can even be prepared the night before!
2. Dutch Baby Pancakes
These Dutch babies are easy to make and incredibly addicting! They are puffy, fluffy, and perfect for so many different things!
3. Pan Seared Flat Iron Steak
My flat iron steaks are incredibly tender, flavorful, and seared to perfection in a cast iron skillet!
4. Cast Iron Pork Chops
The cast iron skillet gives these pork chops a delicious, golden, caramelization!
5. Skillet Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
This veggie side dish is sweet, savory, and completely irresistible! They are great for any day of the week and are kid-approved!
6. Cast Iron Herb Roasted Chicken
My herb-roasted chicken is completely effortless, yet tastes as if you spent hours in the kitchen!
7. Duck Fat Fried Potatoes
If you love fried potatoes, this recipe will be your new favorite! The duck fat adds an extra rich and savory flavor to the crispy potatoes!
8. Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks
Ahi tuna sears quickly in a cast iron skillet and the golden-brown sesame seed crust is to die for!
9. Veal Scallopini
This quick meal includes tender veal strips, angel hair pasta, and a homemade piccata sauce that is pure perfection!
10. Pan Seared Hanger Steak
My pan-seared hanger steak is tender, juicy, and full of flavor! Not to mention, it’ll be ready to enjoy in less than an hour!
11. Pan Seared Filet Mignon
This sophisticated and romantic dish features a perfectly seared, juicy filet mignon that will make anyone feel extra special!
12. Mushroom Swiss Chicken
My mushroom Swiss chicken is perfect for a last-minute dinner as it only needs 30 minutes to make! It's the perfect cast iron skillet recipe for weekday family dinners!
13. Chicken Marsala
This classic dish features perfectly cooked chicken that is coated in a rich and flavorful marsala sauce!
14. Pan Seared Lamb Leg Steak
If you’ve never made lamb before, now is the time to try it! This recipe is easy to make and tastes amazing!
15. Creamed Corn Cornbread
It’s time to ditch to boxed cornbread mix and get ready to enjoy this sweet and fluffy homemade cornbread! This super moist cornbread is a recipe that's just always that touch better when baked in cast iron!
16. Pan Seared Lamb Shoulder Chops
With a crispy, golden outside and a tender and juicy inside- these lamb shoulder chops are the perfect quick dinner!
17. Pan Seared Lamb Chops
It’s time to add some variety to your weekly dinners with these rich and juicy lamb chops!
18. Baked Avocado Chicken
Creamy, cheesy, and insanely delicious- this baked avocado chicken is a perfect weekday dinner!
19. Pan Seared Cowboy Ribeye Steak
This cowboy ribeye steak is perfectly crusted, juicy, and covered in delicious garlic butter! It is the king of cast iron skillet recipes!
20. Southern Fried Corn
Sauteed onions, garlic butter, corn, and perfectly crisp bacon make up this delectable side dish!
21. Fried Cabbage
The bacon in this dish makes this fried cabbage a savory and satisfying comfort food!
22. Wagyu Ribeye Steak
Wagyu ribeye is known for being incredibly tender and flavorful with rich marbling that melts away when cooked perfectly!
23. Tacos de Birria
A crispy shell stuffed with slow-cooked goat, melty cheese, and loads of spices- what else could you ask for?
24. Blackened Cod
If you’re in the mood for a delicious, flavorful seafood dinner, try out this tender cod covered in an incredible blend of spices!
25. Duck Confit
Duck confit is melt-in-your-mouth tender with a nicely seared, crispy skin that will wow all of your guests!
26. Pan Seared Pork Chops
These caramelized, juicy pork chops are ready in only 15 minutes so you can make them any day of the week!
27. Pan Seared Scallops
These scallops are beautifully golden, extremely tender, and only take 10 minutes to make! It's a great cast iron skillet recipe for when you need a last-minute date night dinner!
28. Fondant Potatoes
Potatoes are perfectly seared before being cooked in butter and then broth to achieve this perfect potato side dish!
29. Ground Beef Taco Meat
This recipe is here to take your typical taco meat to the next level! Add all of your favorite taco toppings and you’re ready to eat!
30. Irish Nachos
There are no chips in these nachos! Thinly sliced potatoes are layered with cheese, bacon, and jalapenos, and then baked in the oven!
I hope this list of my favorite cast iron skillet recipes gave you some ideas on what to make using your favorite kitchen pan! Leave a comment down below and let me know which item you are most excited to try out!
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Cast Iron Skillet Recipes: Pan Seared Cowboy Ribeye (+More Great Recipes!)
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Make sure the pan is very HOT before adding the steak.
- Season the side of the cowboy ribeye steak that is facing you with my steak seasoning, or your favorite brand. Use your fingers to press the seasoning into the meat to set it. Season the fat around the sides for added flavor.
- Place the ribeye in the hot skillet with the seasoned side down. Then, season the side facing upward and press the seasoning into the steak. Do not move the steak around in the pan until it is time to flip it. For a steak that is 1.5" to 2" thick, cook the first side for 6-7 minutes (for medium-rare). *If your steak is 2" to 3" thick, cook it for the same amount of time but you may have to finish in the oven.
- Flip the ribeye and cook the opposite side for the same amount of time (6-7 minutes). While you finish cooking add the butter, garlic, and herbs to the pan and spoon it over your steak (also known as basting or 'arroser').
- The fat should all be rendered from the steak when done, and the internal temperature should be about 135°F (57°C). For thicker steaks, after searing each side for 6-7 minutes, place the skillet in the oven at 500°F (260°C) for 4-6 minutes until temp is 5°F (3°C) short of the desired doneness. *See note
- Remove the cooked ribeye from the skillet (or oven) and place it on a cutting board. Tent a piece of aluminum foil loosely over top, and allow the steak to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
- A medium-rare steak is 130°F-135°F (54°C-57°C), medium is 135°F-145°F (57°C-63°C), medium well is 145°F-155°F (63°C-68°C), anything above that is done or well-done.
- A steak will continue cooking (known as carryover cooking) while it rests, that is why removing it from heat when it is 5°F (3°C) shy of the desired temp.
- Cast iron skillets are my favorite for pan-searing steak. It caramelizes the outside as it sears and results in a better flavor. This is a personal choice, however, and a large skillet will also work fine.
- If you want to infuse the ribeye with more flavor, you can add the herbs and garlic at the start of cooking.
- The size of your cowboy cut ribeye steak will dictate how long it needs to cook for. For an extra large cut (2 ½ to 3 pounds) you would sear for 10-12 minutes per side and then finish in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!