No kitchen is complete without a cast iron skillet, and that's especially true if you also own a grill. You can adapt just about any stovetop cast iron pan recipe to be prepared on the grill. Yes, even if you have a charcoal grill.
Whether it's imbuing a smoky tinge into a skillet hash of turnips and eggs or making a juicy pork tenderloin in the middle of the week, here are 20 of our favorite cast iron pan recipes to try on the grill.
Adapting Stovetop Cast Iron Recipes for the Grill
All it takes is some time to preheat the grill and the pan and then you can get cooking. It's also a good idea to invest in a simple surface thermometer so you know just how hot your pan is. Otherwise, follow the instructions for heating oil just like you would on the stove and have the grill lid handy — it's essential for recipes that are traditionally baked.
Just because it's too hot to turn on the stove doesn't mean you need to put all your favorite meat-filled skillet dinners on the sidelines. Turn to the grill for help with dinner.
- Balsamic-Marinated Stuffed Flank Steak
- Rhubarb and Brown Sugar Skillet Pork Chops
- Gnocchi Skillet with Chicken Sausage and Tomatoes
- Southwestern-Spiced Pork Tenderloin
- Mediterranean Tri-Tip Steak
- Double-Crusted Chicken Tenders
From nachos to cheesy rice, you'll be hard-pressed to find summery sides your skillet can't handle.
- Hot Corn Casserole
- Smoky Baked Hash Browns
- Vegetarian Paella with Red Peppers & Chickpeas
- How To Make Skillet Pizza
- Grilled Nacho Platters
- How To Roast Shishito Peppers
- Cheesy Tex-Mex Rice
Breakfast for Dinner
Your cast iron skillet is the best tool to keep breakfast for dinner firmly parked in your meal plan and make the most of grilling season.