These hacks prove you can make anything in a cast iron skillet!

A good cast iron skillet is a kitchen staple for any home chef, and if you care for it properly, it can last a lifetime! Skillets are well-known for their ability to whip up a tasty breakfast, or serve as a home base for a decadent dinner, but the trusty skillet is capable of way more than you could ever imagine! Here are some unexpected dishes that you can make with a cast iron skillet that you won’t believe until you try them out yourself. 

Chocolate chip cookie skillet

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, bigger is always better. Spray your cast iron skillet with cooking spray, and add a layer of pre-made cookie dough, and spread evenly throughout. After baking at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-20 minutes, add a couple scoops of ice cream, a drizzle of hot fudge, and grab some friends to share this delicious dessert! 

Easy cast iron skillet pizza

Widen your skillet skillset with this delicious, simple pizza recipe. Start by preheating the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit with the skillet inside of the oven. Remove the hot skillet, and place pizza dough on the surface. Add tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, or any other topping your heart desires. Bake for 7-10 minutes, then add some fresh basil leaves as a garnish. 

Oven-baked cast iron skillet s’mores

Who needs a campfire when you’ve got a perfectly good cast iron skillet? Place 4 graham cracker halves on your skillet, and top with, you guessed it, chocolate and marshmallows. Broil the s’mores for 1-2 minutes, remove, and enjoy a gooey, chocolatey ride down memory lane. 

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