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15 Reasons To Love Your Cast Iron Pan

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Those who love their cast iron skillets love their cast iron skillets. They already know the ins and outs of seasoning and sizzling and sing their pan praises loudly. But if you’re a cast iron newbie and not sure where to start with your skillet, we’re here to guide you to succulent steaks and saucy shakshukas. Or perfectly braised chicken and a spicy hash. Or crispy french toast. (We could go on and on...) Hungry for more? Read on for 15 skillet-friendly dishes.

Tom Colicchio's Pan-Roasted Sea Scallops with Scallop Jus
Tom Colicchio's Pan-Roasted Sea Scallops with Scallop Jus
Bloody Good Steak
Bloody Good Steak
Crispy Salt and Pepper French Toast
Crispy Salt and Pepper French Toast
Skillet Strata with Bacon, Cheddar, and Greens

Skillet Strata with Bacon, Cheddar, and Greens by Alexandra Stafford

Brown Butter Ginger Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Brown Butter Ginger Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Laura Biscaro

3 Different Takes on Shakshuka (All Are Winners!)
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3 Different Takes on Shakshuka (All Are Winners!)
Brown Butter Nutella Skillet Cookie
Brown Butter Nutella Skillet Cookie
Creamed Leek and Egg Skillet Pizza
Creamed Leek and Egg Skillet Pizza
Turnip Greens Frittata

Turnip Greens Frittata by Amanda Hesser

Skillet-Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema

Skillet-Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema by Alexandra Stafford

For Perfectly Braised Chicken Thighs, Memorize This Technique
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For Perfectly Braised Chicken Thighs, Memorize This Technique
Plum-Nectarine Upside-Down Skillet Cake

Plum-Nectarine Upside-Down Skillet Cake by Sarah Jampel

Seared Salmon with Cinnamon and Chile Powder

Seared Salmon with Cinnamon and Chile Powder by Sippity Sup (Greg Henry)

Moroccan Chicken Hash with Harissa Cream
Moroccan Chicken Hash with Harissa Cream
Hasselback Potato Skillet Bake
Hasselback Potato Skillet Bake

Don't have a cast-iron pan? Don't worry!

Smithey Cast Iron Skillet

Smithey Cast Iron Skillet

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What's your favorite way to use your cast iron skillet? Breakfast? Dinner? Dessert? Share in the comments below.

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