19 cast iron skillet recipes perfect for a campfire
Published Jun 24, 2016 5:00 AM
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There’s nothing like roasting marshmallows over an open campfire, even if it’s right in your backyard. Regardless of where your campfire is located—or if your “campfire” is actually a stove or oven—we rounded up 19 of the most delicious cast iron skillet recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every snack in between, that are sure to satisfy your summertime cravings.
fiery campfire veggies
This recipe is simple and straightforward. Collect your favorite summer veggies, drizzle (or drench—the spice level is up to you) olive oil and sriracha, sprinkle with red pepper flakes, grill, and enjoy!
egg in a hole
Bread, butter, egg, and you’re done… But not so fast. Peruse five variations of this classic recipe to spice up your next camping trip (or Sunday breakfast).
pan-seared sausage with lady apples
Looking for more sophisticated campfire fare? Add this pan-seared sausage paired with sliced apples, watercress, and a light white wine sauce to the menu.
You don’t actually have to be at a campfire to enjoy s’mores. But newsflash: If you’re still microwaving marshmallows, you’re doing it wrong. Update your indoor s’mores technique with this recipe that’s low in mess and high in tastiness.
sausage jalapeño sourdough pizza
Fact: Skillet pizzas can’t be beat. Whether you mix your own dough or go the store bought route, this simple, spicy, and savory pizza is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
secret ingredient peanut butter stuffed chocolate chip skillet cookie
We’re going to ruin the secret ingredient for you, because it’s THAT shocking. White miso paste. Yes, miso paste! If you’re not intrigued enough to try this recipe, just know you’re missing out.
blackened shrimp, bacon, and green onion cast iron skillet quesadilla
This one-pan recipe first requires cooking the bacon and shrimp before adding more butter to the pan to melt together the ultimate quesadilla. If you’re in a home, baking is recommended, but over an open fire works, too.
skillet caramelized pineapple sundaes
This sweeter than sweet dessert calls for only seven ingredients, including a fresh cut pineapple. Sizzle your pineapple rings in a homemade mixture of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon for a saucy, sugary treat topped with vanilla ice cream. Swoon.
parmesan lemon zucchini
This side of veggies will only take 15 minutes to make—yes, in total. Add butter, lemon zest, and thyme to your skillet, cook until golden brown, add parmesan, and devour without shame.
smoky black bean beet burgers
Vegetarians deserve a delectable campfire dish, too. This quinoa, black bean, and beet burger will not disappoint—even for those who prefer beef.
summer style enchiladas
This one-pan recipe takes only 30 minutes total to make from scratch and is ideal for those hot summer nights when you still want something warm and cheesy (aka most nights). Make use of your favorite seasonal veggies and enjoy!
stone fruit skillet pie
Summer is the season of stone fruit, which never fails to excite both our healthy and more indulgent cravings. This recipe definitely falls in the latter category. The spiced crust paired with the sweet, fruity filling (and topped with basil blossoms) makes our dessert dreams come true.
It’s no secret that breakfast hash is a hangover cure… But this recipe is something else. It features both Gruyere and Gouda cheese, Yukon potatoes, and smoked chorizo or andouille sausage.
summer corn and cotija cheese dip
The base of this summertime dip includes fresh-picked corn, cream cheese, and cotija cheese. Creamy doesn’t even begin to describe the sensation you’ll experience upon baking this dish.
skillet baked oats with maple glazed apples
Licking the skillet is suggested, but not required, after finishing this out of this world breakfast that more closely resembles your favorite delicious dessert. (Just make sure the pan isn’t still scorching hot!)
italian sausage, spinach, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and mozzarella pizza
This pizza cooks in—no joke—three minutes. Of course, that does not include the many minutes of prep time that it will take to mix the dough, which is much more involved, but totally worth it.
chipotle sweet potato noodle salad with roasted corn
Sweet potato noodles don’t exactly evoke the feeling of campfires past, but we guarantee this recipe will satisfy all your summertime cravings. Both the spiralized sweet potatoes and chipotle dressing can be prepped in advance, making this an easy dinner recipe to prep the night before.
french onion skillet chicken
Upgrade the boring, tasteless chicken recipe you return to time after time with this impressively flavorful french onion dish.
white chicken chili dip
Chips and dip never seems to get old. Ditch your go-to party recipe for this cheesy dip crafted with mozzarella, cheddar, salsa, and skillet-fried beans.
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