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Our 24 Best Easy Skillet Recipes

By: Rachel Bernstein, Editor,

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom GravyWhen you're looking for a quick and easy dinner to make, the best place to turn to is your stove top. With this collection of Our 24 Best Easy Skillet Recipes, you'll have plenty of simple dinner ideas that you can make for your family. From chicken to beef to pasta, and even dessert, you can never go wrong with cooking in a skillet!


For more easy dinner ideas, check out 25 of Our Best One Pot Recipes.




Easy Skillet Recipes



Our 24 Best Easy Skillet Recipes

Table of Contents

Pasta Skillet Recipes

Chicken Skillet Recipes

Beef Skillet Recipes

Skillet Recipes for Bread & Dessert

Easy Cast Iron Skillet BiscuitsPineapple Upside Down Cake25 Minute Chicken and NoodlesOne Dish Beef Stroganoff


Pasta Skillet Recipes

Layered Pasta Veggie Cheese SkilletQuick Skillet Ziti

  1. Quick Skillet Ziti (shown) - This 4-ingredient pasta dish is ready in minutes.
  2. Skillet Lasagna - Takes half as long as cooking lasagna in the oven.
  3. Layered Pasta Veggie & Cheese Skillet (shown) - This mouthwatering pasta dish is layered to perfection.
  4. One Pot Triple Meat Pizza Casserole  - With Canadian bacon, pepperoni, sausage, pasta and lots of gooey cheese, this stove top meal is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.


Chicken Skillet Recipes

Easy Skillet Chicken ParmChicken and Stuffing Skillet

  1. 2-Step Skillet Chicken Broccoli Divan - A no-fuss dish that comes together in just 25 minutes.
  2. Easy Skillet Chicken Parm (shown) - A classic chicken recipe made faster... and better!
  3. Chicken and Stuffing Skillet (shown) - Cream of chicken soup makes this chicken dinner moist and incredibly delicious.
  4. Skillet Cheesy Chicken & Rice - This cheesy chicken recipe is a one pot meal the whole family will love.
  5. 25 Minute Chicken & Noodles (shown at top of page) - Need dinner on the table in under 30 minutes? Here's your go-to easy chicken recipe!
  6. Caramel Chicken - This is a one skillet meal that's ready in about 30 minutes!


Beef Skillet Recipes

Skillet Beef and MacaroniSkillet Beef and Vegetables

  1. Skillet Beef and Macaroni (shown) - This quick weeknight dinner recipe features a special "secret" ingredient you're sure to love.
  2. One Dish Beef Stroganoff (shown at top of page) - Tender strips of beef, egg noodles and a deliciously rich sauce make this one of our favorite easy skillet recipes for dinner.
  3. Easy Skillet Beef & Hash Browns - Beef and hash browns are a match made in foodie heaven and this simple skillet dish shows why.
  4. Skillet Beef & Vegetables (shown) - The best way to get your daily dose of veggies is in a dish like this.
  5. Southwest Skillet Shepherd's Pie - Who knew you could make shepherd's pie in a skillet? This sensational recipe shows you how.
  6. Taco Macaroni Skillet - Creamy, beefy and oh so tasty, this simple skillet dinner is like a party in your mouth!
  7. Bubblin' Taco Skillet - All of the great Southwestern flavors simmer together on the stove-top and give you a complete meal in just 30 quick minutes. 
  8. Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy (shown at top) - If you fell in love with the Salisbury steak frozen dinner when you were younger, you'll definitely love this homemade version

Don't miss these other easy dinner recipes: 21 Easy Dinner Ideas with 5 Ingredients or Less.


Skillet Recipes for Bread & Dessert

Skillet CornbreadCast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

  1. Skillet Cornbread (shown) - As authentic as cornbread gets, this simple side dish is one of our top easy skillet recipe picks.
  2. Easy Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits (shown at top of page) - Light and incredibly fluffy, these biscuits are a reader favorite recipe.
  3. Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp (shown) - For a rustic dessert that will wow any crowd, simply turn to this easy apple crisp recipe.
  4. Pineapple Upside Down Cake (shown at top of page) - Use your cast iron skillet to make one of the most delicious desserts you've ever tasted. We can't get enough of this awesome pineapple upside down cake recipe!
  5. Old-Fashioned Lazy Daisy Cake - Nobody can resist a slice of this old-fashioned cake with a caramel-like frosting loaded with coconut.
  6. Unforgettable Skillet Peach Cobbler - This cobbler features an amazing cinnamon sugar topping that will transform the fruity dessert you know and love into something completely out-of-this-world delicious.



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