Whether you’re on a camping trip or want to avoid the oven, an electric skillet is a super versatile piece of equipment that will allow you to cook using just one pan!
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Electric skillets were one of the first small kitchen appliances to become popular in the 1970s and for good reason. By using an electric skillet, you could save on electricity or gas. Equally important, cooking with an electric skillet won’t heat up your house as much as a stovetop or oven.
In this article, I will cover 32 electric skillet recipes for easy meals. So, next time you’re feeling uninspired, you have numerous options to choose from!
Keep reading to find out more.
1. Skillet Spaghetti
Sometimes, there’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of spaghetti, and this skillet spaghetti recipe couldn’t be easier.
Saute the ground beef until it is no longer pink. Drain off any fat.
Add water, juice, tomato paste and seasonings and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and add spaghetti. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently or until spaghetti is cooked to al dente.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.
2. Electric Skillet Enchiladas
Enchiladas are a weeknight crowd pleaser. They’re a filling and flavorful meal for the whole family!
Saute the onion and jalapeno until softened. Add the tomato passata, Tabasco and taco seasoning.
Spread some sauce on the bottom of the electric skillet.
Dip each tortilla in the sauce, fill with chicken breast, black olives and green onions. Top with grated cheddar. Roll them up. Then place them in the electric skillet, seam-side down.
Pour over sauce, sprinkle cheese, and cook for 20 minutes!
3. French Toast
It doesn’t get much more delicious than French toast for breakfast or brunch.
Beat the eggs and half-and-half together and stir in the vanilla and salt.
Melt butter in the skillet. Soak the bread in the egg mixture for 1 minute on each side.
Cook the French toast over medium heat, turning once, until golden brown on both sides
Serve with fresh berries, maple syrup, and if you want to be really indulgent – whipped cream!
4. Electric Skillet Pizza
If you’re looking for a meal that is sure to impress every time, it’s electric skillet pizza.
Roll out the pizza dough ball on a lightly floured surface, into a size that will fit into the skillet.
Carefully place the rolled out pizza round into the skillet. While it’s cooking, brush the top side of the pizza dough with some olive oil.
Flip the pizza and cook the other side. Add the sauce, Italian seasoning, cheese and other toppings.
Cover and cook until the cheese is melted. Yum!
5. Cajun Shrimp And Sausage Skillet
This recipe allows you to enjoy succulent shrimp and savory sausage in one easy skillet dish.
Saute the minced garlic until fragrant. Add the sliced sausage and brown on both sides. Add the sliced bell peppers and onions to the skillet.
Season with salt, pepper, and the cajun seasoning.
Add the shrimp to the skillet and toss to combine and cook until the shrimp is cooked through.
Add the lemon juice, sliced green onion, and more seasoning to taste.
6. Date Skillet Cookies
If you’re looking for a sweet treat, date skillet cookies taste super rich and indulgent and couldn’t be easier to make.
Combine the dates, sugar, butter, and beaten egg in the skillet.
Remove the pan from the heat. Add the vanilla, rice cereal, and pecans and stir to combine thoroughly.
When the mixture is cool enough to handle but still warm, roll the mixture into small balls and then roll them in the coconut.
Allow them to cool before serving and dig in!
7. Electric Skillet Cornbread
If you’re looking for a delicious side dish, why not whip up a wonderfully light, crumbly cornbread in your skillet?
Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil.
Pour batter into a greased baking pan that fits in the electric skillet and place on a small, low baking rack to prevent burning.
Cover with the lid and cook at 375°F for around 30-40 minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy!
8. Caramelized Chicken Wings
These sticky, sweet caramelized chicken wings are sure to make your mouth water.
Combine water, sugar, soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, wine vinegar, and garlic until smooth and the sugar has dissolved in the skillet over a medium heat.
Place the wings into the sauce, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer until the wings are tender and the sauce has thickened, spooning sauce over wings occasionally.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve!
9. Skillet Nachos
Nachos are known for being super quick and easy, but you’ll be amazed how quickly you can make skillet nachos.
Saute beef until cooked, and drain. Stir in tomatoes, corn, rice, water, taco seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until rice is tender.
Sprinkle with cheese and allow it to stand until the cheese is melted. Divide tortilla chips, and spoon the beef mixture over chips.
Serve with toppings like sour cream, guacamole, and jalapenos!
10. Cream Cheese Wontons
If you fancy an Asian-inspired dish, cream cheese wontons are a great recipe to try.
Combine cream cheese and chopped green onion.
Scoop the cream cheese mixture and place in the center of each wonton wrappers.
Dip your finger into a small bowl of water and moisten the edges of each wonton wrapper, and fold each wrapper in half, corner to corner and press the sides to seal.
Fry the wrappers until golden.
Serve with sweet chilli dipping sauce. Delicious!
11. Skillet Roasted Vegetables
For a super healthy, quick meal, try roasting vegetables in your skillet. One skillet does all the work for this tasty, colorful side dish.
Cook beets, potatoes, and sweet potatoes in hot oil over medium heat for 10 minutes.
Add pea pods to vegetables in a skillet, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add beet greens, cilantro, and lemon juice to vegetables. Toss gently to coat and serve.
12. Grilled Cheese
It doesn’t get much more classic than a grilled cheese sandwich.
Heat the butter in the skillet. Spread one side of each slice of bread evenly with butter. Lay the slices butter-side-down in the preheated skillet.
Sprinkle the cheese over both slices of bread. Cover with a lid.
Close the sandwich and continue grilling, flipping the sandwich with a turner as needed, until both sides are golden brown.
13. BBQ Chicken
BBQ chicken is another easy recipe that is always a winner.
Pound the chicken to ½-inch thickness. Rub garlic over chicken, and sprinkle evenly with seasoning blend and salt.
Add chicken and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Add barbecue sauce and water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits and leave to cook.
Serve with sweet and sour slaw for a refreshing side!
14. Electric Skillet Oatmeal Cookies
Electric skillet oatmeal cookies are another delicious treat that are sure to impress your family!
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Melt the butter and transfer to a bowl and add the cinnamon.
Add the oil, egg, vanilla and brown and white sugars to the butter. Mix well. Combine with the dry ingredients and add oats and pecans.
Divide the dough into small bowls, and flatten them.
Cover and bake until golden on the bottom. Yummy!
15. Hush Puppies
Hush puppies are a delicious side that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk the egg, milk and onion; add to dry ingredients just until combined.
In an electric skillet, heat vegetable oil. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into oil. Fry until golden brown,
Drain on paper towels and serve warm!
16. Chicken And Broccoli Stir-Fry
This wouldn’t be an easy recipe article without stir-fry, and this chicken and broccoli stir fry is to die for.
Saute garlic and chili flakes until fragrant. Add in broccoli and 4 tablespoons chicken broth,cover the skillet and cook until the broccoli is tender. Transfer to bowl.
Season the chicken and saute until it is cooked through.
Add in chicken broth, hoisin, and oyster sauce. Add the broccoli and toss to combine.
Serve with rice!
17. Skillet Roasted Potatoes
Potatoes are always a delicious side dish, and these skillet roasted potatoes couldn’t be easier to throw together.
Melt butter in the skillet and season it. Place the potatoes in the skillet and coat them in butter.
Allow the potatoes to brown on each surface. When the potatoes are a golden colour, add the paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Toss to coat. Continue to cook.
Top with green onions or parsley and serve.
18. Cowboy Hash Brown Skillet
This cowboy hash brown skillet is the ideal breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Cook chopped bacon and add in chopped onions.
Cook until bacon is just starting to get crispy and onions are soft. Stir in hash browns. Cook uncovered until the potatoes are golden brown.
Create 8 evenly spaced holes, and break an egg into each hole. Allow the eggs to cook before sprinkling with cheese.
Allow the cheese to melt and serve.
19. Pan-Fried Cod
If you’re a big fan of fish, then you’re going to love this pan-fried cod dish.
Place the fish in the oiled skillet.
Flip the fillets over, then add the butter. Baste the fish with the butter.
Cook until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Garnish with fresh herbs and lemon and tuck in!
20. Potato Pancakes
Finely grate potatoes with onion and drain any excess liquid.
Add egg, salt, and pepper before adding flour.
Heat oil in the skillet. Drop two or three 1/4 cup mounds into hot oil, and flatten to make 1/2 inch thick pancakes.
Fry the potato pancakes, until golden brown. Flip to cook the other side.
Transfer to paper towel lined plates to drain. Enjoy!
21. Fried Rice
Fried rice is the ultimate Asian side dish.
Combine the soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and chili paste.
Melt butter in the skillet, add the carrots and cook until softened. Add in the scallions, peas, and garlic. Set aside.
Add the eggs to the pan and cook until scrambled. Transfer the eggs into the same bowl as the vegetables.
Add the rice into the pan, along with the soy sauce, vegetables and egg.
22. Cracker Barrel Fried Apples
For a warming, spiced dessert, check out these cracker barrel fried apples!
Combine apple juice and sliced apples in the skillet and simmer until tender. Set aside.
Combine the remaining 1/2 cup apple juice, cornstarch, apple pie spice and sugar in a blender and blend.
Whisk the mixture into hot apple juice in the skillet, and stir until thickened.
Pour the mixture over the apples and serve.
23. Skillet Meatballs
Did someone say skillet meatballs? You’ve gotta try this delicious take on a classic!
Combine ground turkey, egg, panko, worcestershire, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
Scoop the meatballs into balls, pacing a mozzarella cube in the center of each meatball.
Heat oil up, and place the meatballs in the skillet and brown them for 2 minutes on each side.
Pour the marinara sauce evenly into the skillet and allow to simmer.
Top the meatballs with the shredded mozzarella and serve.
24. Chickpea Fritters
These chickpea fritters are perfectly spiced and are the ultimate meat-free comfort food. They can even be made vegan!
Combine yogurt, sugar, honey, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Blend the chickpeas and seasonings in a food processor. Add egg and baking soda and pulse. Transfer to a bowl, stir in cilantro and green onions.
Heat oil in your electric skillet. Shape rounded tablespoons of bean mixture into balls. Fry until golden brown, turning frequently.
Drain on paper towels before serving with dipping sauce. Tasty!
25. Fried Jalapenos
If you’re looking for a crunchy and spicy snack, these fried jalapenos are an absolute winner.
Combine sour cream, ranch, lime juice and lime zest.
Heat oil in the skillet. Whisk flour, taco seasoning, and water until smooth.
Toss dried jalapeno slices in cornstarch to coat, and shake off any excess. Next, coat the jalapenos in batter mixture, and allow excess to drip off.
Fry the jalapenos. Use a spider or slotted spoon to transfer fried jalapeño slices to paper towels.
Serve and get dipping!
26. Electric Skillet Paella
If you’re a fan of paella, then you have to try this super easy electric skillet paella.
Add broth, wine, vermouth, turmeric, and paprika and bring to a simmer. Stir in spices.
Brown the sausage in the skillet and remove. Do the same for the chicken.
Saute onions, bell peppers, and garlic in olive oil.
Add brown meat to the skillet and pour in hot wine mixture – stir to blend.
Add the rice and allow to cook. Spread the shrimp, tomatoes, beans, and olives on top and allow to cook further.
27. Electric Skillet Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped potatoes allow you to celebrate simple ingredients, and this electric skillet variation is truly mouth watering.
Saute onions until browned. Add olive oil and layer the potato slices on the bottom of the skillet.
Cook until potatoes brown, before adding water and cooking until soft.
Sprinkle with cheese, and allow to cook until melted.
Garnish with parsley and you have a rich, indulgent dish.
28. Electric Skillet Brownies
If you’re a chocolate fan, you won’t want to miss these electric skillet brownies.
Melt the chocolate over a pot of boiling water.
Combine melted butter with sugar until smooth before adding the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the melted chocolate.
Stir in flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Add to a baking pan.
Take the lid off the electric skillet and place a wire rack at the base of the skillet. Center the baking pan on the wire rack, and gently put the lid back on the skillet.
Bake and enjoy!
29. Tuna Noodle Skillet
Tuna and noodles is a winning combination, so why not try making it in your electric skillet?
Bring the Alfredo sauce and broth to a boil. Add the noodles, cover and cook. Stir in peas and pepper.
Cover and cook until noodles are tender.
Stir in tuna, and enjoy!
30. Electric Skillet Fudge
If you’re looking for a super luxurious treat, then electric skillet fudge will not disappoint!
Combine sugar, butter, and milk in an electric skillet.
Cook for 5 minutes after coming to a full boil, stirring constantly.
Add peanut butter, vanilla, and marshmallow.
Pour the mixture into a buttered pan, allow it to chill, and cut.
31. Skillet Corn
This skillet corn is the perfect Thanksgiving recipe for your table!
Melt butter in a skillet and add frozen corn. Season with salt and pepper.
Listen for “popping” to know that the corn is cooking. The corn should be browned and chewy, but not burnt.
32. Electric Skillet Full English Breakfast
Perfecting the full English breakfast is an essential part of British culture and cuisine.
Grease the skillet with vegetable oil, and cook the sausages, bacon, mushrooms, and tomato.
Add the baked beans to one corner of the skillet, before cracking and frying the egg.
Serve all together with a slice of toast, and you have yourself a hearty breakfast or brunch.
Our 40+ BEST Electric Skillet Recipes (+Electric Skillet Grilled Cheese Sandwich)
- Sliced cheese Swiss, cheddar, American, fontina, or Jack
- Thick bread slices
- 2 tsp. butter or mayonnaise
- Preheat your electric skillet to medium heat.
- Grate your cheese if needed.
- Spread one side of each bread slice with mayo or butter.
- Lay the cheese on the bread.
- Grill on each side until golden brown.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.
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