29 Tasty One-Skillet Recipes

If given the option to create a delicious, filing meal all in one pot, we would take it right? Well we’ve got everything you need.

Simple, tasty, nutritious are all words used to describe the following recipes. All of which can be made in one skillet! 

Read to find out how you can make over 29 mouthwatering one-skillet meals. Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, there is a recipe for you and we guarantee you’ll be reaching for them time and time again. 

1. Cheesy Bacon And Egg Hash 

In just 30 minutes you can create the perfect late morning breakfast. With cube sized potatoes, bacon, fried eggs and some cheese you have a healthy balanced meal all in one skillet. 

You can even make this recipe your own by adding some flavorsome chorizo and your own blend of seasonings. We recommend a blend of smoked paprika, salt, pepper and chili flakes. 

Whatever spices and additions you decide to make, make sure you layer your potatoes, bacon and cheese for that full hash brown effect. 

2. Tater Tot Breakfast Pizza 

There is a reason that tater tots are one of the most beloved food items in the US. But topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese and sausage? It take it to a whole new level. 

Simply layer your frozen tater tots at the bottom of your skillet, bake, squish, layer with cheddar cheese, your scrambled eggs, cooked sausage, more cheese, bacon and yes you guessed it. More cheese! 

Bake for around 10 minutes and watch as the cheese melts all of your breakfast favorites together. The kids and adults won’t be able to resist. 

3. Dutch Baby 

A family-style pancake made in the shape of a Dutch baby is large, fluffy, and baked in a hot, buttered skillet.

It’s all about the big poof with a creamy, custardy center. The batter is blended, poured into a sizzling hot skillet that has been buttered, and then placed in the oven. The sides of the Dutch baby rise above the pan’s rim as it bakes, resulting in a golden, fluffy crust and a tender, eggy center.

Top with your favorite pancake toppings and eat straight from the pan itself. 

4. Croissant French Toast Bake

Perfect for a holiday treat or a lazy sunday morning. This croissant french toast is flaky, soft and crunchy all at the same time. 

Serve with maple syrup and fresh berries of your choice for the perfect way to start your day. 

5. Steak And Egg Breakfast Skillet 

Feeling like having a touch of luxury at breakfast? This steak and egg breakfast skillet is ideal. This breakfast is loaded with protein and a load of hearty flavors. 

You can even make a larger portion of this breakfast and store in the refrigerator to give yourself a protein-rich breakfast throughout the week. 

Customize the recipe as your own blend of spices and veggies. Just don’t burn the rice!

6. Giant Cinnamon Roll 

No one can resist the smell of cinnamon rolls in the morning. Adorn your house with the sweet, addicting smell of cinnamon rolls with this delicious giant skillet cinnamon roll recipe. 

Cut yourself a slice to enjoy with you morning coffee and enjoy each and every layer. Or you can even take it into the office to let everyone bask in your skillet baking skills. 

7. Blueberry Oatmeal Bake 

Easy, delicious, gluten free and vegan. This blueberry oatmeal bake is the perfect addition to your Saturday brunch with the girls or as a morning snack. 

Forget about eating store bought breakfasts, bake this one skillet oatmeal bake and enjoy every morning. You’ll struggle not to have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! 

Enjoy a healthy, delicious breakfast when you make this blueberry oatmeal bake. 

8. Beefy Huevos Rancheros

This recipe may seem like more of a dinner choice but we assure you that it is one tasty breakfast. Ground beef, tomatoes and fried or baked eggs all on a tortilla. 

Perfect for busy mornings and will be enjoyed by everyone sitting around the table. Adjust the spiciness to your preferred liking and make sure to add in some fresh chili if you like a nice kick.

9. Mini Nutella Donuts 

Struggling to get everyone to enjoy a delicious breakfast? These mini nutella donuts will have everyone grinning from ear to ear. 

The right way to start the holidays or just as a weekend treat, you simply cannot miss these donuts! Whether you are cooking for the kids, the parents or the grandparents, everyone can dig into this chocolatey morning treat. 

10. Caramel Pecan Apple Slices 

Here is a hearty, delicious side dish for breakfasts in the fall or winter. The apples can be eaten in about 15 minutes and go well with a pork dish or vanilla ice cream.

This might not be the healthiest of ways to start your day but as a treat every once in a while. Well, we won’t tell if you won’t. 

You can even swap the pecan for walnuts and the apples for peaches to create a new version of the dish. 

It is simply devine and worth every calorie!

11. Mongolian Beef Ramen

Instant ramen has never looked or tasted so good. This popular American Chinese takeout dish can now be made in the comfort of your own home.

Traditionally made with thinly sliced flank steak and veggies, we have made some swaps to get the job done quicker during your lunch break. 

Simply swap the flank steak for ground beef or meatballs and use frozen veggies instead of fresh in order to save yourself prep time.

Garnish with some scallions and sesame seeds for some added crunch and you have a filling, tasty lunch. 

12. General Tso’s Shrimp N Broccoli

There is more to life than chicken. You can create this garlicky, stunning shrimp and broccoli dish in less than 30 minutes. 

Coat your shrimp in the flavorsome seasonings, cook in your skillet before setting aside, Combine your garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, ketchup and mustard in the skillet, add your broccoli and cover until tender. Add your shrimp back to the skillet and mix. 

You can serve with some rice to create a larger meal or simply enjoy as is. You can also pre-make this dish and take it to the office to enjoy as a quick lunch! 

13. Greek Gyro Skillet 

Love a gyro but can’t be bothered with the clean up or the addition of carbs? This one-skillet greek gyro is perfect. 

Add chicken, garlic, oregano and salt and pepper to your skillet. Add any veggies you fancy, add your rice and your lemon juice sauce.

Take your serving bowl, include your cooked vegetables with chopped tomato, cucumber, fresh dill and crumbled feta cheese. 

Serve with some fresh lemon wedges and you have a delicious Greek Gyro all in one skillet. What’s not to love? 

Serve to a crowd or store in the refrigerator to enjoy some easy weekly lunches. 

14. Baked Chili And Biscuits 

Want a tasty, satisfying lunch but can’t be bothered to spend hours in the kitchen prepping and cleaning up? These baked chili and biscuit bites are heavenly. 

Prepare all of your ingredients as instructed, pop your biscuit buns on top and place in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and delicious. 

Serve as a late lunch on a relaxing sunday afternoon and watch as the entire family digs in and leaves feeling satisfied. 

There might even be room for dessert!

15. Pizza Mac & Cheese 

Combine two of your most favorite things; pizza and mac & cheese. Why this hasn’t been done sooner we will never know!

So, you may need one extra pot in order to boil your pasta or you can do it in a pot (we recommend the latter).

Simply boil your pasta first, drain the water, add your ingredients to make you Mac & Cheese sauce and let it cook until creamy, cheesy and delicious. 

Top with some pepperoni slices and some extra cheese, pop in the oven until slightly golden and serve. 

You may want to serve a few slices of cheesy garlic bread to finish. This is a dish you will find yourself cooking for lunch time and time again. 

16. Garlic Sriracha Pork Stir Fry 

Looking to expand your cooking horizons? This garlic sriracha port stir is simple but seems rather complex. 

All made in the one skillet you can customize this recipe by adding or subtracting any veggies you wish and make it spicier by adding in more sriracha sauce. 

Make in bulk to keep for those days you just can’t be bothered cooking or serve immediately to share with family and friends. 

You can also serve with a side of noodles or rice to add some more carbs to the protein-rich meal. 

17. Vegetarian Farro Skillet 

While it may seem like skillets are only good for cooking meats, they are actually brilliant for cooking grains and beans. This Farro skillet recipe is a roman wheat and is a great source of fiber and protein. 

Sweet and full of nutrients, this dish is excellent all year round. Add a fresh squeeze of lime to really brighten the flavor and enjoy the sweet, tangy taste.

You can also serve with a swirl of yogurt (Greek or vegan) to add a nice creamy texture to the dish.

Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the refrigerator and enjoy throughout the week when you need a quick lunch. 

18. Oven Fried Cornbread 

Craving a taste of the south? This one-skillet oven fried cornbread is sure to satisfy your cravings. This recipe will give your cornbread a sweetness that is often missed in the south while keeping it moist and fluffy. 

Serve with good ol’ butter or add to that sweetness by lathering on a nice layer of sweet honey. You can also serve as a side dish for meats such as apple cured pork, 

Whatever the occasion this cornbread (see also ‘20 Awesome Leftover Cornbread Recipes‘) is sure to make you feel good inside and out. 

19. Feta Asparagus Frittata

This is a dish you can have any time day at any time of the year. Fluffy, creamy and just downright delicious, you will want to add this to your weekly recipe rotation. 

Don;t forget that crumble feta on top for the perfect crowning touch which adds a delicious tang to each bite. 

This is the perfect way to make asparagus seem more appealing to the little ones and takes less than 30 minutes to make!

20. Veggie Cashew Stir Fry 

If youre needing to use up some expiring veggies in your fridge, this is the perfect recipe. All you need is your veggies, some cashew nuts, rice and a few ingredients to make a delicious salty sauce. 

We recommend using leftover rice as well to really prep your fridge for the new week. Enjoy with friends at a casual Sunday lunch or store in the fridge for a quick lunch at the office on Monday. 

21. Skillet Chicken Parmesan  

This one skillet chicken parmesan is sure to chase away the Monday scarys. Take the time this Sunday to make a stunning, hearty dinner to share with your loved ones. 

This chicken parmesan will do nothing but bring forth some loving memories. And help you make new ones. 

Serve with some fresh crusty bread and you have yourself the epitome of comfort food. 

22. Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada 

Because it’s a tortilla dish prepared entirely in one cooking vessel rather than enchiladas, this Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet supper comes together about as quickly as enchiladas can.

You can even use a store bought rotisserie chicken to save you more time in the kitchen! This dish is sure to please everyone at the table and goes perfectly with some cilantro lime rice and a fresh pineapple salsa. 

23. Creamy Tomato Chicken Thighs 

This is one of the simplest dishes to make. Grab boneless chicken thighs (must be boneless unless you want to spend time de-boning your chicken), sear for 5 minutes on each side, add all over your ingredients and leave to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes. 

It takes longer to eat than to cook! We recommend making some creamy, garlicky potatoes and green beans as a side dish. You are sure to impress everyone at the table with this simple yet stunning dish. 

24. Skillet Lasagna 

If like us you think of hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning when you think of lasaogna? Then you would be right. But this easy skillet lasagna makes your life simple. You don’t even need to cook the noodles first. 

This dish is perfect for those busy weeknights where you need to throw something together or for those days you want to take your time in the kitchen. Either way this dish is absolutely delicious. 

Did we mention it only takes 35 minutes to make?

25. Buffalo Chicken & Rice 

Love the spice of buffalo chicken but hate the clean up after words? This one skillet buffalo chicken and rice brings the flavor without the washing up. 

Simply boil your chicken and rice in the skillet. Add your sauces half way through and serve with a drizzle of blue cheese dressing. 

Or you can switch it up and serve with a tortilla instead. 

The choice is yours!

26. Skillet Shrimp Fajitas 

We all love chicken fajitas and know that they will turn out delicious every time. But what not try something new like these shrimp fajitas.

Made the exact same way you would make your chicken only adding much more flavor from the fish itself. 

Make when serving large parties or as a way to spice it up on your family Taco Tuesdays. These shrimp fajitas are sure to be a winner every time. 

Don’t forget the sour cream and salsa! 

27. Autumn Lamb Skillet 

Enjoy this stunning, tender Autumn lamb on a chilly evening or as at the summer cookout. With sauteed onion and peppers, this stunning lamb stew will melt in your mouth. Leaving you wanting more. 

Paired with roasted potatoes and a small portion of rice, this lamb dish is sure to have you being the talk of the town for months. Even the lamb spectators will fall in love and praise you on your skills in the kitchen. 

28. Sloppy Joe Macaroni 

Sloppy joe macaroni. Sounds delightful doesn’t it. The perfect combination of two of the worlds best comfort foods. But sounds complicated and like there are a lot of pots and pans involved right? Wrong. 

This entire dish is made in one pan and will leave your little ones and bigger ones wanting more. Cook off your beef, add in all of your ingredients, leave to simmer for 20 minutes and you have an epic, Friday night dinner. 

Impressive yet simple and utterly delectable. You’ll find yourself transported to a baseball game and the family cookout all in one mouthful. It’s too good to resist. 

29. Peach Cobbler 

For our last recipe it’s only right we share the best way to finish off a meal. Of course only using one skillet. This wholesome peach cobbler is perfect. 

6 ingredients. 10 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook. There’s really no excuse for having no dessert after dinner. Make the simple batter and top with peaches and dash of nutmeg for a flavorsome, appetizing dessert is like no other. 

Serve with a swirl of whipped cream for a traditional feel or on its own to savor each and every flavor. 

Final Thoughts 

You can now put your skillet to good use. Whether its lunch, breakfast, dinner or dessert you can create one of the above simple but delicious one-skillet dishes. 

Whether you’re veggie or a meat lover there is a tasty recipe for you to try. Not to mention the kids will love it. 

Show off your cooking skills with any of these recipes and watch as everyone digs in and enjoys your delicious food. 

Or keep it to yourself and store in the fridge for easy dinners, luncheon or breakfasts throughout the week. We wouldn’t blame you. 

Spend more time with your love ones and less time in the kitchen with these easy one-skillet meals!

29 Tasty One-Skillet Recipes

29 Tasty One-Skillet Recipes

Recipe by Jenna

Wanting to cook more with your skillet but not wanting more cleaning up? These tasty one-skillet recipes are perfect for quick meals through the week.

Course: Dinner
5 from 1 vote
Follow Me
Latest posts by Jenna (see all)