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15 Best Skillet Dinner Recipes

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My absolute favorite quick and easy dinner is an easy skillet dinner! I love them so much that I even made an e-cookbook with some of my favorites (free when you sign up for our emails!). You can do so much with one big skillet! Any type of meat – chicken, beef, sausage or pork – works great in a skillet meal. Or go vegetarian! Anything goes in a skillet meal. Here are my Top 15 favorite skillet dinner recipes:

1: Easy Cheesy Sausage Skillet

Cheesy Sausage Skillet
Easy Cheesy Sausage Skillet

Super duper easy and a hit with the kiddos in any family, this easy skillet dinner with sausage is a family favorite!

2: Chili Cheese Frito Skillet Dinner Recipe

This skillet dinner with ground beef and fritos is a winner! Who doesn’t love the classic chili/frito/cheese combo? Recipe at ThriftyJinxy


Whether you are a meat eater or not, this vegetarian skillet dinner is to die for! Recipe at The Recipe Girl


House of Nash’s skillet dinner with chicken and rice is a classic combo that’s perfect for any night of the week!

5: Cheesy One Pan Zucchini Taco Skillet

Peas and Crayons has a killer low carb and gluten free skillet dinner with all the taco flavor you can shake a stick at!


Y’all know I’m a keto lover and these chicken thighs in a skillet look sooooo good. This is definitely on my must make list. Recipe at Beauty and the Foodie

7:  Easy Baked Penne with Chicken & Mozzarella Recipe

Kitchen Swagger is making me swoon with this easy peasy penne skillet dinner!

8: Braised Chicken Thighs with Spinach and White Beans

Braised Chicken Thighs with Spinach and White Beans

My braised chicken thighs are one of my favorite skillet dinners with chicken ever! Savory and oh so comforting.


Shakshuka is the epitome of skillet dinners! Or breakfast! Or lunch! This recipe from Umami Girl is a crusty loaf of bread away from perfection.

10: Egg Roll in a Bowl

Get your Asian takeout fix with this super cravable Egg Roll in a Bowl skillet dinner! Recipe from The Rising Spoon

11: One Pot Creamy Chicken Casserole

Supergolden Bakes has got this chicken casserole in a mustard sauce on lock down. 

12: Not So Traditional Ground Beef Shepard’s Pie

Chef Sous Chef has got the step-by-step on how to make this new twist on an old favorite!

13: Quick Cabbage Sausage Skillet

My German ancestry is drooling over this quick and easy skillet dinner with sausage and cabbage from Masala Herb

14: Cider Braised Pork Chops

Dinner has never been easier than these cider braised pork chops from Caroline’s Cooking! And who doesn’t love cooked apples?!

15: Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet

This kid-friendly skillet dinner with ground turkey and brown rice is a perfect easy weeknight meal! Recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen

I hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up of the best skillet dinners! Don’t forget to sign up for our emails to receive your free Skillet dinner e-cookbook!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. I was looking through all the dinner ideas when I watched my husband looking from the side. I think so he isn’t sure which one to pick. He said they all looked amazing.

  2. Oooh that zucchini taco skillet sounds really good! I love the idea of One Pan dinners. They’re super easy and if you don’t have more than one clean pan, you can still make a healthy dinner instead of ordering takeout. Thanks for sharing this roundup!

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Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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