What Can You Actually Make in a Cast Iron Skillet?

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A lot of people rave about cast iron skillets, because they aren’t just normal pans. Cast iron is a special material that actually gives off a bit of iron in your food as you can cook in them, which is great for vegetarians and vegans. They also require a lot of care since they are completely made out of cast iron. However, they are really worthwhile because of all the amazing things you can make in them!


There is nothing like pulling a skillet of cornbread out of the oven and right onto the dining room table. Cornbread is perfect for chili night, makes for a wonderful appetizer, or game day food covered in your favorite toppings. The cast iron skillet will make sure you get a crispy exterior but keep the inside super soft and moist.

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Searing a steak or any sort of meat in a cast iron skillet will ensure a delicious crust on the outside and will give your meat an overall better and more even cook. You can also keep it warm in the oven without having to use another dish since cast irons are oven safe.


From giant cookies to cobblers, a cast iron skillet makes desserts a breeze, and makes them look adorable and super rustic.