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74 Best Skillet Recipes

Less pans = less stress!

maple chorizo breakfast skillet in a black cast iron pan
Emily Hlavac Green

The thought of a mountain of dishes to do afterwards can scare anyone off making dinner, particularly on those days you’re extra short on time. Don’t succumb to ordering takeout, we believe in you! With easy clean-up plus quick cook times, these one pan dinners have your back. With these recipes, you can make your favorite pastas, shrimps, and chicken meals in a single skillet.

And don’t think just because you’re using less dishes, these dinners are any less spectacular. This list includes impressive classics like Coq au Vin and a Chicken Cordon Bleu skillet that only look like they were difficult to make. It’s got nostalgia go-tos like Shepherd’s Pie and Tuscan Mac and Cheese for when you’re craving comfort food. Still eyeing those takeout menus? This list has some delivery standbys like Pad Thai and Shrimp Fried Rice too.

When you’re only cooking in one pan, it’s got to be the best. Don’t worry, we’ve done the research for you! Here are our favorites, from the best cast iron skillets to the top dutch ovens. Thinking of splurging on a Le Creuset? Check out our list of things to know before you buy. Not convinced on this whole one pan thing? Clean up is still a breeze with a non-stick cookware set.

These one pan dinner recipes are pretty meat- and pasta-forward— want to add more veggies to your meal without a lot more dishes? Roast them in the oven! Speaking of the oven, check out our one sheet pan dinners for even more meals with less clean up.

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Parker Feierbach
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Coq Au Vin

This French dish is an absolute classic.

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creamy steak fettuccine
Parker Feierbach
2 of 74
Creamy Steak Fettuccine

This makes us forget chicken ever existed.

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Park Feierbach
3 of 74
Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

On repeat all winter.

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maple chorizo breakfast skillet in a black cast iron pan
Emily Hlavac Green
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Maple Chorizo Breakfast Skillet

If you thought maple syrup-drenched bacon was good, wait until you try maple chorizo.

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mongolian beef ramen
Chelsea Lupkin
5 of 74
Mongolian Beef Ramen

Instant ramen noodles never tasted so good.

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chicken fajitas
Parker Feierbach
6 of 74
Chicken Fajitas

You won't be able to resist that sizzle.

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Ethan Calabrese
7 of 74
Garlicky Lemon Mahi Mahi

This easy mahi-mahi recipe comes together in 30 minutes or less!

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Ethan Calabrese
8 of 74
Balsamic Glazed Chicken

So simple but SO good.

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lemon chicken asparagus pasta
Chelsea Lupkin
9 of 74
Lemon Asparagus Chicken Pasta

This pasta tastes like spring!

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Parker Feierbach
10 of 74
Cilantro-Lime Chicken

We can't get enough of cilantro and lime.

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General Tso's Shrimp Vertical
Judy Kim
11 of 74
General Tso's Shrimp 'n Broccoli

Move over chicken.

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Ethan Calabrese
12 of 74
Shrimp Alfredo

Skip the Italian restaurant and make this instead.

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Ethan Calabrese
13 of 74
Best Goulash

You need this cheesy dish in your life.

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Ethan Calabrese
14 of 74
Caesar Angel Hair Pasta

Pasta > salad.

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Ethan Calabrese
15 of 74
Bruschetta Shrimp Pasta

You're going to be making this satisfying shrimp pasta for a long time to come.

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Ethan Calabrese
16 of 74
Beef & Broccoli Noodles

If soy sauce wasn't addicting enough, we also added Sriracha.

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taco-skillet
Ethan Calabrese
17 of 74
Taco Skillet

Tortillas, who?

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Ethan Calabrese
18 of 74
Chicken Alfredo

This is the easiest, creamiest chicken alfredo you will ever make.

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pepper steak
Chelsea Lupkin
19 of 74
Best-Ever Pepper Steak

When you need to switch up beef and broccoli, here's your dish.

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Crispy Balsamic Chicken
Jonathan Boulton
20 of 74
Crispy Balsamic Chicken

This tangy balsamic sauce is everything.,

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Garlic Parm Chicken And Potatoes
Chelsea Lupkin
21 of 74
Garlic Parm Chicken & Potatoes

A creamy one pot dish that we are absolutely here for.

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ramen noodle skillet with steak
Ethan Calabrese
22 of 74
Ramen Noodle Skillet with Steak

Love ramen? Start incorporating the noodles into a stir-fry with this easy weeknight dinner.

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greek gyro skillet
Alexa Payesko
23 of 74
Greek Gyro Skillet

Everything you love about gyros made in one easy skillet recipe.

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Teriyaki Chicken Vertical
Ethan Calabrese
24 of 74
Teriyaki Chicken

So much faster and healthier than takeout.

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Mongolian Meatball Ramen
Brandon Bales
25 of 74
Mongolian Meatball Ramen

Turn that instant ramen into a real meal.

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Chelsea Lupkin
26 of 74
Garlicky Greek Chicken

Garlic lovers, this chicken is for you.

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Ethan Calabrese
27 of 74
Fettuccine Alfredo

A staple recipe that you should know like the back of your hand.

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Alexa Payesko
28 of 74
Apple Cider Glazed Chicken

This dish screams autumn.

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Ethan Calabrese
29 of 74
Pad Thai

Save the takeout guy a trip and make this instead.

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Brad Holland
30 of 74
Thai Peanut Skillet Chicken

Feel free to add in whatever veggies you have on hand!

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