When it comes to cabin cooking our family is all about eating well, with as little clean-up as possible. One of my favorite ways to cook is a one-pan meal, and the cast iron skillet is my #1 pan. I love that you can use it over an open flame, on a grill, or in an oven… plus when taken care of properly the pan itself is seasoned with delicious flavors which adds an extra bit of yumminess to your recipe.
Overall, cast-iron cooking is fun and way easier than you may think. If you are nervous about using a cast-iron pan, I recommend getting one and practicing. You can start with cooking on your home stove to see how it heats up and then have fun experimenting with it over the campfire as you get more comfortable.
I’m sharing our five favorite cast-iron recipes below to help inspire all of our fellow cabin adventurers.
1. Cabin Cooking: One Pan Salmon Skillet with Garlic Lemon Butter
Want to cook the perfect salmon? We’ve got a simple and easy salmon skillet recipe with a delicious garlic lemon butter glaze. Pan-seared salmon is an easy way to get it just right, every time… in fact, a kid can do it! Visit this post for this delicious and simple step-by-step recipe.
2. Cabin Cooking: Delicious Cast Iron Pork Steak Recipe
Check out the full post for the perfect pork steak recipe in a cast-iron skillet… we cooked ours right over the fire, but it’s easy to get it right on the stove-top too!
3. Cabin Cooking: Steak and Eggs Breakfast
Who doesn’t love breakfast?! This delicious steak and eggs meal is easy and packed full of high protein. Not only will it help fuel your day, but it has the added benefit of decreasing your cravings for sugar and carbs. Check out the full post to see how to perfectly cook your steak over the fire.
4. Cabin Cooking: Skillet Beer Cheese with Grilled Brats
You know how great grilled brats are? Of course you do! What if I told you that the right dip could make them even better? The best part about this skillet beer cheese dip is that it’s easy to prepare over the fire or on the grill, and it works with just about any type of sausage, or other dip-ins like crusty bread, pretzels, and more. For the full recipe visit this post.
5. Skillet Bolognese Tater Tot Casserole
One of the best and easiest meals is a casserole in my opinion. Our family loves them, and for good reason, they are jammed-packed with goodness and are often stress-free when it comes to preparing them. This Tater Tot casserole is a win because who doesn’t love a crispy tot slathered with all kinds of other goodness? It’s quite a bit different than the classic midwest tater tot casserole. But, you guys, it’s so good, too.
And? We’ve got extra veggies in it as well! Check out the full recipe here.