10 Adorable Mini Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes (2024)

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10 Adorable Mini Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes (1)Lindsay D. MattisonUpdated: Jun. 08, 2023

    These mini cast iron skillet recipes not only make food that's totally cute, but they happen to be delicious, too!

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    Have you seen these adorable 3.5″ cast iron skillets floating around? Part of me wants to impulse buy them, but the practical side of my brain wonders how I’d use them. These mini cast iron skillet recipes are all the proof I need that cute food can also be delicious.

    Find our entire cast iron cooking guide here.

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    Courtesy of Love and Olive Oil

    Skillet Huevos Rancheros

    Love and Olive Oil knows that food cooked in a skillet tastes better. Turn that skillet meal into a single serving experience, and it’ll taste even better! These Huevos Rancheros are perfect for brunch, but I have a feeling I’ll be serving them up as breakfast for dinner, too.

    Get the recipe here from Love and Olive Oil.

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    Courtesy of I Am a Food Blog

    Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Burrata

    There’s almost nothing better than crispy potatoes smothered in an ooey-gooey, soft cheese…except maybe an entire bowl of them all to myself! These mini skillet potatoes are so good, you’ll definitely want to make a few extras.

    Get the recipe here from I Am a Food Blog.

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    Courtesy of Bowl of Delicious

    Baked Egg and Sweet Potato Nests

    Who needs pasta when you have spiralized sweet potatoes? Using a mini skillet creates the perfect shape for your potato “nests.” Pop an egg in the middle and bake up one of the quickest (and easiest) meals you’ll have all week.

    Get the recipe here from Bowl of Delicious.

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    Courtesy of Love and Lemons

    Mini Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittatas

    Frittata is one of my go-to recipes for feeding a crowd at brunch. By using mini skillets, each guest gets their own individual frittata, which means you can also customize them for picky eaters.

    Get the recipe here from Love and Lemons.

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    Courtesy of Taste With the Eyes

    Shrimp and Grits in Mini Cast Iron Skillets

    Shrimp and grits are delicious no matter how you serve it, but something about this adorable presentation actually makes it taste better! This 15-minute recipe is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack.

    Get the recipe here from Taste With the Eyes.

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    Courtesy of A Cozy Kitchen

    Mini Shakshukas

    These mini shakshukas have a bit of everything: savory tomatoes, spicy harissa paste and salty cheese. Add in a runny yolk and you have an Instagram-worthy dish! It doesn’t hurt that they taste incredible, too.

    Get the recipe here from A Cozy Kitchen.

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    Courtesy of Nerds with Knives

    Mini Dutch Babies with Lemon Curd and Blueberries

    These mini Dutch babies are everything! They taste somewhere between a pancake and a crepe, but they’re light and fluffy like a popover. I can’t decide if I want to eat these puffy pancakes for breakfast or dessert (or, maybe both!)

    Get the recipe here from Nerds with Knives.

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    Courtesy of Toaster Oven Love

    Mini Berry Skillet Cake

    Making dessert in your favorite cast iron is always a good idea, but using the mini skillet to create individual portions is brilliant! It’s an easy romantic dessert or a great way to end a fancy dinner party.

    Get the recipe here from Toaster Oven Love.

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    Courtesy of Crazy for Crust

    Small Batch Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

    I love to bake, but I hate having all those leftover cookies. I know I’ll just end up eating them! This mini chocolate chip cookie recipe is definitely a lifesaver. It makes the perfect amount of cookies for two.

    Get the recipe here from Crazy for Crust.

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    Courtesy of Uproot Kitchen

    Skillet Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Icing

    All the flavor of carrot cake, rolled up into a tiny and adorable package? Sign me up! This mini cast iron skillet recipe is so delicious, and it also happens to be 100% vegan.

    Get the recipe here from Uproot Kitchen.

    Originally Published: January 30, 2019

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    Lindsay D. Mattison

    Lindsay has been writing for digital publications for seven years and has 10 years of experience working as a professional chef. She became a full-time food writer at Taste of Home in 2023, although she’s been a regular contributor since 2017. Throughout her career, Lindsay has been a freelance writer and recipe developer for multiple publications, including Wide Open Media, Tasting Table, Mashed and SkinnyMs. Lindsay is an accomplished product tester and spent six years as a freelance product tester at Reviewed (part of the USA Today network). She has tested everything from cooking gadgets to knives, cookware sets, meat thermometers, pizza ovens and more than 60 grills (including charcoal, gas, kamado, smoker and pellet grills).Lindsay still cooks professionally for pop-up events, especially when she can highlight local, seasonal ingredients. As a writer, Lindsay loves sharing her skills and experience with home cooks. She aspires to motivate others to gain confidence in the kitchen. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her cooking with fresh produce from the farmers market or planning a trip to discover the best new restaurants.

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