Cast iron cooking is by far one of our favorite methods for making easy, one-pan meals, sides, and desserts. Check out our best recipes to make in this essential pan.
The best meat is deeply caramelized and juicy in the middle. Use a cast iron to sear the meat well on all sides until a deep brown crust forms, then finish cooking in the oven.
Seared Flank Steak
There’s nothing better than stumbling across a quick and easy one-pan meal. You can even develop your own. Just place your protein in the pan and make sure you get a good sear on all sides. Then, add your vegetables and place into the oven until all the ingredients are cooked through.
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Casseroles and Baked Pastas
Use your cast iron to make casseroles and baked pasta dishes. Follow the Veggie Skillet Lasagna recipe as a guide and swap out different types of pasta, vegetables, cheeses, and sauces to your liking.
Not just any cookies. Ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies. Get that crunchy cookie crust with a soft-melty center. You can choose to make individual cookies in smaller cast irons, or one large cookie in a 10-inch cast iron.
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