Our 10 Easiest Skillet Meals

Our 10 Easiest Skillet Meals

Kelli Foster
Jun 13, 2018
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There's a reason skillet dinners have a regular place in my meal plans: These one-pan dinners are easy to pull off any night of the week and they give me the most bang for my buck. From saucy pork chops to chicken and rice to a four-ingredient gnocchi dinner, here are 10 of our easiest skillet meals.

1. Gnocchi Skillet with Chicken Sausage & Tomatoes

It doesn't get better than this four-ingredient skillet when the name of the game is fast and easy.

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2. Broccolini, Chicken Sausage, and Orzo Skillet

This skillet is the number-one reason I always keep a pack of chicken sausage in the fridge. And when I want to pull it together even quicker, I swap the Broccolini for frozen broccoli.

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3. One-Skillet Salsa Pork Chops

Chunky tomato salsa with a little bit of heat is my go-to shortcut for this easy dinner, but any kind of salsa will work here. A smoky salsa verde would also be great.

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4. Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet

This cheesesteak-meets-pasta dinner is a great one to keep in the meal plan when you want to stretch a single pound of ground beef to feed the whole table.

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5. Egg Roll Skillet

Here's everything you love about classic Chinese takeout egg rolls in a colorful skillet dinner. To seriously cut down prep time, this recipe starts with a bag of coleslaw mix.

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6. Fried Potatoes and Sausage Skillet

Want to make this skillet even more filling? Pair it with a simple salad or slaw, or top it with a few fried eggs.

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7. Weeknight Skillet Lasagna

This skillet proves you can, in fact, make lasagna on a weeknight. Cooked in just one skillet on the stovetop, this comforting crowd favorite is packed with sausage, mushrooms, noodles, and, of course, plenty of cheese.

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8. Jerk Chicken Skillet Dinner

From the crispy-skinned thighs coated with the warm heat only jerk seasoning can deliver, to the rice scented with coconut milk, this one-skillet meal is all about the how much flavor you can pack into a single pan.

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9. Southwest Skillet Ragu

This grown-up spin on Hamburger Helper leans hard on pantry staples, and gets a kick of heat from the spice cabinet.

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10. Skillet Braised Cod with Asparagus and Potatoes

This recipe never fails to make me feel like a total dinner rockstar. It's beautiful and nourishing, and surprisingly easy to pull off any night of the week.

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