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9 Recipes for Cast Iron Cooking

Cast iron cooking makes me think grandmothers cooking over a hot stove, cowboys out on the prairies, and a fresh batch of cornbread coming out of the oven. But cast iron is not just for those days of yore anymore!

The back-to-basics movement in cooking has really brought some old-time classics into our kitchens again, including cast iron. While using these heavy dishes might seem difficult, they’re actually quite versatile to use. Of course, we love them for the best steaks ever and crackly bread, but have you tried making cookies in cast iron? Or how about classic cobbler? 

We’ve collected some of our favorite cast iron recipes for you to get inspired.

Don’t forget to check out this video on how to season a cast iron skillet, and then get cooking!

Easy Focaccia Bread Photo
Easy Focaccia Bread
You won’t believe how easy focaccia can be when cooked in a skillet.
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Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza Photo
Deep Dish Pizza
Layer upon layer of cheese, sauce, and toppings? Sold!
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Pan Seared Flank Steak Photo
Pan Seared Flank Steak
Perfectly seared steaks are what cast iron is all about.
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Homemade Chili's Chicken Fajitas Photo
Chicken Fajitas
These copycat Chili’s fajitas have our mouths watering!
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Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie Photo
Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
A giant chocolate chip cookie. What more is there to say?
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Charred Peppers Photo
Charred Peppers with Parmesan
A great side dish or starter, these charred peppers are delish in summer!
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Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon Pic
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon
Go gourmet with your skillet and this recipe for classic bacon-wrapped filet mignon.
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Ham Steak Photo
Ham Steak with Peach Glaze
We love ham steaks, especially with this seasonal, boozy glaze!
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Peach Blueberry Cobbler Photo
Peach Blueberry Cobbler
Finish off the night with spectacular summery cobbler, a Southern staple.
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