Full Recipe List

There are a host of practical and culinary reasons why cast iron is experiencing a comeback. One of its greatest advantages is that a cast-iron pan is possibly the only piece of kitchen gear you can buy that noticeably improves after years of heavy use. As you cook in it, a cast-iron pan gradually develops a natural, slick patina, called seasoning, which releases food easily. A well-­seasoned cast-iron skillet can become just as nonstick as an aluminum or stainless-steel pan and will definitely outlast them.

Chapters

Sizzling Hot Starters
Sear It!
Skillet Roasts
One-Dish Dinners
Sandwiches, Burgers, and Pizzas
Eggs and Breakfast
Biscuits and Breads
Desserts
Conversions and Equivalents

Full Recipe List

Sizzling Hot Starters

Baked Pepperoni Pizza Dip (preview recipe online)
Baked Crab Dip with Crostini
Mexican Layer Dip
Beer and Cheddar Fondue
Tex-Mex Fondue
Baked Brie with Honeyed Apricots
Hushpuppies with Chipotle Aïoli
Charred Grape Tomato Bruschetta
Warm Marinated Artichoke Hearts with Olives and Feta
Warm Marinated Artichoke Hearts with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Spicy Garlic Shrimp
Loaded Beef Nachos
Green Chile Cheeseburger Sliders
Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce
Caramelized Onion, Pear, and Bacon Tart
Classic Pizza Dough

Sear It!

Blackened Chicken with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa
Oven-Seared Chicken Breasts with Leek and Tarragon Pan Sauce
Indoor Barbecued Chicken
Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
Steak Tips with Mushroom-Onion Gravy
Thick-Cut Steaks with Herb Butter
Thick-Cut Steaks with Blue Cheese–Chive Butter
Filets Mignons with Peppercorn Cream Sauce
Cowboy Steaks
Thick-Cut Pork Chops with Bell Pepper Chutney
Pork Tenderloin with Port-Cherry Reduction
Lamb Chops with Mint and Rosemary Relish
Lamb Chops with Onion and Balsamic Relish
Crisp-Skin Salmon with Honey-Lime Sauce
Pan-Seared Mahi-Mahi with Mango and Avocado Salsa
Blackened Snapper with Rémoulade Sauce
Pan-Seared Shrimp with Romesco Sauce
Pan-Seared Scallops
Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon-Caper Relish
Pan-Seared Scallops with Orange-Lime Vinaigrette

Skillet Roasts

Crisp Roast Butterflied Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic
Classic Roast Chicken with Lemon-Thyme Pan Sauce (preview recipe online)
Spice-Rubbed Turkey Breast
Boneless Turkey Breasts with Cranberry Chutney
Marinated London Broil
Classic Roast Beef with Gravy
Garlic-Roasted Top Sirloin
Free-Form Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy
Herb-Stuffed Boneless Pork Loin
Easy Bone-In Pork Rib Roast
Easy Bone-In Pork Rib Roast with Apricot-Orange Sauce
Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peach Sauce
Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb with Herbed Bread-Crumb Crust

One-Dish Dinners

Sausage Lasagna
Baked Ziti with Charred Tomatoes
Baked Ziti with Puttanesca Sauce
Skillet Macaroni and Cheese
Skillet Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli
Skillet Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Peas
Baked Skillet Macaroni and Cheese
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Root Vegetables
Braised Chicken Thighs with Swiss Chard and Carrots
Curried Chicken and Rice
Chicken Chilaquiles
Easier Fried Chicken
Southwestern-Style Chicken and Biscuits
Chicken Pot Pie
Beef Pot Pie
Shepherd’s Pie
Weeknight Beef Chili
Marinated Steak Tips with Charred Peppers and Onions
Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Crispy Potatoes and Chimichurri
Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli
Pan-Seared Pork Cutlets with Horseradish and Herbed Green Beans
Crispy Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Succotash
Pork Chops and Dirty Rice
Pork Tamale Pie
Pan-Roasted Cod and Potatoes with Orange-Parsley Salad
Clams with Israeli Couscous and Chorizo
Paella

Sandwiches, Burgers, and Pizzas

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Cheddar and Shallots
Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Gruyère and Chives
Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Robiola and Chipotle
Smoked Turkey Club Panini
Fried Chicken Sandwiches
Ultimate Indoor Burgers
Fried Onion Cheeseburgers
Chicago-Style Italian Beef Sandwiches
Baltimore Pit Beef Sandwiches
Middle Eastern–Style Lamb Pita Sandwiches
Italian-Style Sausage and Pepper Subs
Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Flank Steak Tacos with Charred Corn Salsa
Skillet Pizza Margherita
No-Cook Pizza Sauce
Chicago-Style Pepperoni Pan Pizza
Cast-Iron Skillet Calzone

Eggs and Breakfast

Best Scrambled Eggs
Fried Eggs
Denver Omelet
Huevos Rancheros (preview recipe online)
Spinach and Feta Frittata
Hash Brown Pie
Skillet Strata with Bacon and Scallions
Simple Cheese Quiche
Foolproof Single-Crust Pie Dough
Home Fries
Corned Beef Hash
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
Homemade Apple-Fennel Breakfast Sausage
Fluffy Cornmeal Pancakes
Dutch Baby
French Toast Casserole
Drop Doughnuts
Orange Drop Doughnuts
Cinnamon Buns

Biscuits and Breads

Big and Fluffy Lemon-Dill Biscuits
Big and Fluffy Orange-Tarragon Biscuits
Southern-Style Cornbread
Southern-Style Jalapeño-Lime Cornbread
Beer-Batter Cheese Bread
Olive Bread
Brown Soda Bread
English Muffins
Pull-Apart Garlic Rolls
Rosemary Focaccia
Rustic Italian Loaf
Cinnamon Swirl Bread (preview recipe online)
Corn Tortillas
Flour Tortillas
Griddled Flatbreads

Desserts

Skillet-Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce
Glazed Peaches with Pistachios
Raspberry-Glazed Peaches with Walnuts
Honey-Glazed Peaches with Hazelnuts
Bananas Foster
Nectarine and Raspberry Crisp
Cherry Cobbler (preview recipe online)
Apple Pie
Blueberry Pie
Rustic Summer Fruit Tart
Apple Fritters
German Apple Pancake
Pour-Over Peach Cake
Chocolate-Hazelnut Bread Pudding
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake