January 10, 2017 Sarah Lefebvre

Simple Skillet Dinners

bell-pepper-569070_960_720I am a crazy-busy person; a lot busier than I want to be. But at this point in my life, that’s just the way it is! So while I’m juggling my jobs, relationships, and classes, I make sure I find time to cook at least one good meal a day. And now, with the help of one of my Christmas gifts I received, it looks like that could get a lot easier! Yep, you guessed it, I got a skillet. And not just any skillet; I got an awesome, cast iron skillet that can go straight from the stove into the oven. I’ve used it a few times now, and if you don’t have one, I highly recommend it!

Some of these recipes I am about to share specify that a cast iron skillet is necessary, as the meal starts on the stove and finishes off in the oven. However, not all do! The price tag on these skillets has stopped me from getting one for a while, but I did some research and it turns out some highly rated ones are just around $20! Here are a few I found:

 

I’m no skillet expert, but I liked that this K Mart skillet package comes with three sizes! I buy pretty much everything off of Amazon, and they have a huge selection of skillets. I’m also a Target fanatic and have never been disappointed with any Target items I have bought.

After you read about these mouth-watering recipes found on the Forq app, you’ll definitely want to invest in one!

Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna

First, we have this Skillet Lasagna. I love lasagna, and am super excited to try this twist! A cast iron skillet is recommended, but not completely necessary because it is made completely on the stove and does not have to go in the oven. Continuing with this pasta skillet trend, we have this Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet. Yum! The closet thing I’ve ever

Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet

Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet

had to combing bbq and pasta would probably be when my bbq ribs and pasta salad touch on my plate at a family barbecue, so I can only imagine how great this pasta skillet would be! Another super yummy pasta skillet is this Southwestern Chicken Alfredo Skillet. I love pretty much anything southwestern-inspired, including this. You get the creaminess of the sauce combined with the sweetness of the corn… yum! If you’re not a fan of pasta with your southwestern flavors, this Southwest Chicken Skillet uses rice instead– another tasty option with similar flavors!

Southwestern Alfredo Skillet

Southwestern Alfredo Skillet

I find I cook mostly with chicken more than any other meat, so I picked out some chicken dishes to make in my new skillet. I am super excited about this Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet, not only because it is going to be super tasty but also healthy as well! I also think it will hold well for leftovers so I can easily put it into tupperware and take my leftovers to work the next day. Next, we have this Artichoke Chicken Skillet. Super yummy and just needs to be paired with a side of rice or veggies! Similar to that is this One-Skillet Lemon Garlic Chicken. Lemon is a great, fresh flavor that I love to use in my cooking, especially paired with chicken!

One-Skillet Lemon Garlic Chicken

One-Skillet Lemon Garlic Chicken

Last but not least, I’m super excited to try this Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet. In my last blog post I discussed how I am trying to get a littler healthier this year with my cooking, and this recipe is both healthy and tasty.

I’m still new at this whole skillet cooking thing, so I have yet to determine my favorite skillet recipes. But if you have, don’t hesitate to share them on the Forq app for the people (like me) that are still learning! Happy cooking!

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