67 Super Easy Electric Skillet Recipes (#16 is Melt-in-Your-Mouth Delicious)
Picture this: you’ve purchased your first electric skillet and found the perfect spot to store it in your kitchen. Congratulations! A whole world of cooking opportunities is now available to you! But wait--what can you actually cook in these skillets? If you’re not sure which recipes will suit your electric frying pan best, that’s where we come in! We’ve compiled an enormous list of 67 electric skillet recipes for various occasions and preferences. You’ll be cooking up a storm before you know it!
Electric Skillet Appetizers
#1. Sweet & Sour Appetizer Meatballs
Who doesn’t love meatballs? Not only are meatballs versatile and filling, but they are a crowd pleaser for nearly any event. This particular meatball recipe captures the delicious contrast of sweet and sour. We absolutely love how this recipe only uses a few ingredients with super simple instructions for easy but tasty meatballs. Just mix it all together, form the balls, and they are ready to cook in your electric skillet!
- 1Mix everything for meatballs together with hands. Form into 1-inch balls.
- 2Heat sauce ingredients in an electric skillet on simmer until jelly is melted. Place unbrowned balls in sauce and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
- 3Shake skillet every 5 minutes to coat and brown balls evenly. Makes 60 (1 inch) meatballs.
Recipe from Cooks.com
#2. Caramelized Onion & Cranberry Crostini
Have you ever had crostini? It is often confused with the traditional Italian garlic bread bruschetta, however, there are differences. Crostini means, “little toasts” in Italian, as the appetizer features small slices of toasted bread, brushed with olive oil and topped with savory ingredients. This particular recipe not only uses the electric skillet to toast the bread but also to cook and soften the toppings!
- 1Mix together cream cheese and thyme in small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- 2Heat Presto® 11- or 12-inch Electric Skillet at 300°. Add walnuts; heat until toasted, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and reserve.
- 3Brush both sides of each slice of bread with olive oil. Toast in skillet at 300° until golden on each side, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Reserve. Wipe any crumbs from skillet.
- 4Heat olive oil in skillet. Add onions and salt; sauté until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
- 5Reduce heat to 275°. Add cranberries; cook until onions are sweet and cranberries are softened, about 15 to 20 minutes. If skillet gets too dry, add 1 tablespoon water. Stir in walnuts.
- 6Remove and cool slightly or completely. Spread cream cheese equally among toasted bread slices. Top with onion-cranberry mixture.
Recipe from Go Presto
#3. Bagna Cauda
Bagna Cauda is a traditional Italian dip. The appetizer is delicious for dipping raw vegetables, as well as crusty pieces of bread. This recipe combines butter, garlic, and anchovies for a savory dip cooked right within the electric skillet.
- 1In a 2- to 3-quart pan or an electric skillet over medium heat, stir olive oil, butter, anchovies, and garlic, breaking up anchovies and garlic slightly with the back of a fork, until butter is melted and mixture is bubbling, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand at least 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes.
- 2Meanwhile, arrange the radicchio, endive, peppers, green onions, and mushrooms on a serving platter. Reheat butter mixture gently over low heat, then pour into a bowl or ramekin. Alternatively, pour into a 1 1/2- to 2-cup ceramic fondue pan or metal chafing dish in a water-bath jacket. Set over a votive candle or an ignited alcohol or canned solid-fuel flame. Adjust heat to lowest setting under fondue pan, to medium under chafing dish. Pass platter of vegetables and bread for guests to dip in warm bagna cauda.
Recipe from Myrecipes.com
#4. Skillet Breads & Garlic Bread Butter
Have you considered frying homemade bread in your electric skillet? This recipe takes you through the steps of preparing homemade dough, cutting round pieces, and frying them in the skillet. The bread would be a delectable appetizer, especially when accompanied by the garlic butter also mentioned in the recipe.
- 1Whisk the eggs in a bowl until they are frothy, then whisk in the Vegetable Magic®.
- 2Heat the milk to 110°F in a microwave or on top of the stove and stir in the yeast and sugar.
- 3Combine the eggs and the milk mixture in the bowl of an electric food mixer equipped with a dough hook. Stir briefly to combine, then with the mixer set on slow, gradually add 3¼ cups of the flour. Increase the speed to medium and process for 10 minutes. The dough should cling to the dough hook and be fairly elastic. If the dough is soft and sticky, add the remaining ¼ cup flour. Reduce the speed to medium slow and continue to process for 5 more minutes, or until the dough is smooth, very elastic, and clinging to the dough hook.
- 4Flour your hands well, then gather the dough into a ball. Place the dough in a heavy mixing bowl (a thick porcelain bowl is best) that has been lightly sprayed with vegetable spray. Very lightly spray the top of the dough, then put the dough in a warm, draft-free place. (We use the top of our stove, with the oven set at 300°F. Or, if you have a gas oven with a pilot light, and you're not using the oven for anything else, put the dough in the unlighted oven, for the pilot light alone generates just enough warmth to encourage rising. With the door closed, the oven is completely draft-free.) Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Push the top down very gently-it will collapse easily.
- 5On a floured surface, roll out a piece of dough about the size of a baseball into a circle about 6 to 8-inches across. Use plenty of flour and turn as you roll. If the round starts to stick, add more flour. Brush both sides of the dough round lightly with Garlic Bread Butter (recipe follows) and set aside on a piece of baker's parchment paper. Set aside so it can rise just a bit more, about 5 minutes.
- 6Preheat a 9 or 10-inch skillet over very high heat for 4 minutes, then reduce the heat to medium-high while frying the bread (a nonstick electric skillet set at 350°F would be ideal). Fry the rounds, turning them several times, until crisp and nicely browned, about 3 to 5 minutes in all. Keep the first rounds warm while you fry the others, so you can serve everyone at the same time.
Recipe from Chef Paul
Electric Skillet Breakfast Recipes
#5. Fresh Apple Pancakes
Nothing quite beats apple pancakes. As kids, we grew up requesting apple pancakes for lazy weekend breakfasts, and they rarely fail to satisfy! To make pancakes even easier, this recipe shows you how to make apple pancakes in your skillet! The skillet is meant to help them cook evenly for fluffier pancakes than stovetop. The surface area of the skillet may also create greater ease when flipping the pancakes.
- 1In mixing bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Whisk to blend thoroughly.
- 2Preheat covered electric skillet to 350°F/175°C.
- 3In small bowl, combine buttermilk and baking soda. Add egg substitute and applesauce, mix well. Add to dry ingredients and stir quickly to blend.
- 4Fold in apple, including any accumulated juice, and walnuts into batter. Batter will be thick.
- 5Spoon scant 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) batter into electric skillet, smoothing surface and repeating to make three pancakes at a time.
- 6Cook pancakes until edges are browned and bubbles appear in batter, approximately 2 minutes. Turn and cook other side until browned.
- 7Transfer to heated platter and keep warm.
- 8Repeat until all batter is cooked.
- 9Serve pancakes hot with warm maple syrup, if desired.
#6. Potato Pancakes
Have you made potato pancakes? Most of us have at least tried them at some point in our lives, and they certainly are a classic, homestyle brunch food. The steps are simple with these potato pancakes: simply grate the ingredients, squeeze out any liquids, mix them together and form the patties. Finally, use your electric skillet to fry a few at once!
- 1Into shallow dish,grate potatoes and onion adding them to a bowl of cold water as you grate.
- 2You can let them soak in the fridge for a while or get right to work.
- 3In a colander lined with cheesecloth,drain shredded potatoes and onion.
- 4Wrap potatoes in cheesecloth and squeeze out as much water as possible.
- 5In same large bowl beat the eggs.
- 6add the potato-onion mixture, flour,salt,pepper and baking powder. Mix well.
- 7In non-stick skillet or electric skillet heat oil to cover surface.
- 8Drop in mixture by 1/3 cupfuls,and flatten with fork or spatula.
- 9Fry until golden brown and set, then flip and fry until browned on the other side.
- 10Remove pancakes to a paper towel-lined cookie sheet,and keep warm until all pancakes are done.
Recipe from Genius Kitchen
#7. Skillet French Toast
Ahh, French toast. The breakfast that many of us grew up loving and still adore to this day. Yet, it can be rather a hassle to cook each slice one at a time on the stove. Not only does it take longer than we’d like, but the first slices are cold by the time the last slices are cooked. This recipe changes that with cooking multiple slices of French toast at once in the electric skillet!
- 1To make the French toast: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. Grease a heavy skillet or individual skillets, and heat over medium heat. Alternately, grease and heat an electric griddle to 300°F.
- 2In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, Fiori, sugar, rum, and vanilla. Pour into a shallow dish large enough to hold the 4 pieces of bread snugly.
- 3Soak one side of the bread for about 1 minute. Turn the slices over, and soak for about 30 seconds on the other side. You want the bread to absorb some of the liquid, but not become soggy. If they seem a little fragile, lift them out with a slotted spatula.
- 4Fry the French toast in the skillet or on the griddle until the underside is golden brown; this should take about 2 to 3 minutes.
- 5Turn the toasts over, and fry the second side for about 2 minutes, until golden brown.
- 6Transfer the French toast to the prepared baking sheet, and place in the preheated 400°F oven; or place the individual skillets into the oven. The toast will finish cooking while you prepare the topping.
- 7To make the topping: Warm the jam in the microwave with the water until syrupy.
- 8Stir in the fruit.
- 9Remove the French toast from the oven and top with the fruit and syrup.
- 10Dust with confectioners' sugar; or top with whipped cream, if desired.
Recipe from King Arthur Flour
#8. Veggie Skillet Eggs
Eggs often make for the perfect weekend breakfast or brunch. Additionally, adding a nice serving of veggies is refreshing and provides multiple vitamins. This recipe combines the best of both worlds with first sauteeing veggies until soft and adding in eggs for a tasty breakfast.
- 1Beat eggs with pepper, oregano or basil, and cheese in a medium bowl.
- 2Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add onions, garlic, and other vegetables and cook on medium (300 degrees in an electric skillet) until soft.
- 3Pour egg mixture over vegetables. With knife or spatula, lift outer edges of eggs so egg mixture flows to the bottom of the pan.
- 4Cook until eggs are set, about 6 minutes. Top with tomato slices.
- 5Cut into 8 wedges; serve hot.
- 6Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
#9. Breakfast Frittata
If you’ve never had a frittata before, then you are in for a treat! Frittatas are basically a crustless quiche. If you like quiche, you’ll love this! The recipe begins by melting butter in your skillet, followed by adding in veggies until soft, and finally pouring in the egg mixture with cheese, meat and seasonings. All that’s left is for your electric frying pan to bake it!
- 1Preheat Cuisinart™ Electric Skillet to 200°F; add butter and olive oil. When foam subsides, add peppers and onions. Cook, stirring for 1 minute.
- 2Cover Skillet and steam for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Beat eggs until well mixed; stir in cheddar, Parmesan, ham, thyme, salt and Tabasco®.
- 3Pour into hot Skillet and stir. Cook 15 seconds; stir again. Cover and cook until top looks dry, and the eggs don’t wiggle, about 30-35
- 4Serve hot or room temperature, garnish with chopped parsley, cut in 12 wedges.
Recipe from Quisinart
#10. The Best Irish Potato Pancakes Ever
These potato pancakes look mouth-wateringly delicious! The pancakes are made of buttery mashed potatoes rather than grated, and includes garlic and green onions for extra flavor! Once the pancakes are formed, they are fried on both sides in the skillet until golden brown and crispy.
- 1In a large bowl, combine potatoes, egg, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- 2Roll potato mixture into palm-sized pancakes.
- 3Add oil to skillet and heat (set to 375 if using an electric skillet).
- 4Add pancakes to oil and fry, about 4 minutes on each side until crunchy and browned.
- 5When golden brown on each side, remove from skillet and let sit on paper towel for 5 minutes to cool and drain excess oil.
- 6Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.
Recipe from Sweet C Designs
Electric Skillet Dinners
#11. Indian Vegetable and Rice Skillet Meal
Do you like Indian food? This looks like an amazing one-skillet meal if you do! With the combination of traditional Indian spices such as ginger, turmeric, and cumin, this dish is bound to be bursting with flavor. The recipe looks quite easy as well with first cooking the vegetables in the skillet, and then adding everything else and cooking until done. That’s it!
- 1Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat (300 degrees in an electric skillet).
- 2Add onion, ginger, turmeric, and cumin, and stir while cooking for 1 minute.
- 3Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat.
- 4Simmer 20-25 minutes. Serve hot.
- 5Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
#12. Chicken Enchiladas in a Skillet
For those of you who love your chicken enchiladas, there is definitely a skillet option for you! This recipe is so fun because it takes something that is typically an oven-only dish and turns it into something that can be transported right to the tabletop for convenience and keeping it nice and warm. This is an easy recipe utilizing bite-sized tortilla pieces for the enchiladas and all the other ingredients are simply added to the skillet nearly at once to cook and flavor together.
- 1Spray a large skillet (at least 12 inch) with non-stick cooking spray and heat the pan over medium heat.
- 2Add the corn tortillas to cover the bottom of the skillet. Add the cooked chicken and black beans to the pan. Start with about 1 cup of black beans and you can add more later if it looks like you want it. Stir together to heat through.
- 3Pour the RoTel, enchilada sauce, and tomato sauce into the pan with 1/4 cup of each cheese. Stir to combine well. Continue to cook 5 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
- 4Sprinkle on the remaining cheese, top with the avocado, green onions and black olives before serving.
- 5Serve with sour cream, hot sauce and additional cheese on the side.
Recipe from Good Dinner Mom
#13. One Pan Spaghetti
Have you ever wished you could just cook all of your spaghetti in one dish for easier cleanup? Now you can with your electric skillet! Spaghetti is an easy, go-to recipe as it is, but this recipe takes it one step further with condensing the whole process into one pan! Simply brown your meat in the skillet, then add your other sauce ingredients, and finally toss in broken spaghetti noodles to boil in the same dish! Thanks to the depth of electric frying pans, you only have to wash one pan tonight.
- 1Brown meat and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat (300 degrees in an electric skillet). Drain fat.
- 2Stir in water, tomato sauce, and spices. Bring to a boil.
- 3Add spaghetti, cover pan, and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.
- 4When spaghetti is tender, top with grated cheese.
- 5Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
#14. One Pot Kielbasa and Onion Pasta
Kielbasa and onion are a delicious combination any day, but throw in some pasta and tell me it’s a one-dish meal and I’m sold! This recipe does exactly that with cooking everything in your electric skillet. Not only does this minimize dishes, but all of the ingredients flavor each other as they cook together. The recipe first calls for cooking the onions and kielbasa and then adding the sauce ingredients and pasta. The pasta cooks right there in the sauce for a delicious turnout.
- 1In a deep skillet (I used my 12-inch electric skillet) on medium heat, heat the oil. Once the oil is hot, saute the onions and kielbasa. Until the onions are translucent and the kielbasa has a nice crust around the edges.
- 2Add in the garlic, stir and cook for a minute or two until soft. Be careful not to burn it.
- 3Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, milk, parsley and pasta. Cook until the pasta is al dente. Stirring often so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the skillet.
- 4Once the pasta is al dente, season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 5Top with both types of cheese. Remove from the heat and put a lid on your skillet. Just to help melt the cheese.
- 6Serve with crusty garlic bread to sop up all of that flavorful sauce!
Recipe from Daily DIY Life
#15. One Pot Baked Ziti
Baked Ziti is a beloved dish all around, and now you can make it in your very own electric skillet. Simply cook the meat, then add the sauce and pasta, cooking until done. Finally, add the cream and cheese, and serve when it’s melted! Voila! The easiest Baked Ziti you’ll ever try.
- 1Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- 2Stir in tomatoes and bring to a simmer until slightly thickened, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in pasta and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13-16 minutes.
- 3Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan and heavy cream. Top with mozzarella and cover until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.
- 4Serve immediately, garnished with basil, if desired.
Recipe from Damn Delicious
Electric Skillet Dessert Recipes
#16. Electric Skillet Fudge
Did you know it’s possible to make fudge in your electric skillet? Just the thought of making fudge is neat, but how cool is it that you can make it in your skillet?! This recipe not only sounds delicious, but it seems pretty easy, which is always a win in my book! Simply mix, melt, and boil the ingredients.
- 1Combine sugar, milk, margarine in an electric skillet set at 280 degrees. Bring mixture to a full boi and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Turn off heat. Add marshmallows, vanilla.
- 2If you want peanut butter fudge, add the peanut butter. If you want chocolate, add the chips. Stir until melted and well blended. Pour into a chilled, buttered, pan and cool until firm.
Recipe from Key Ingredient
#17. Delicious Electric Skillet Fudge
This is another fudge recipe, though it’s specifically for a creamy peanut butter fudge. Per the author’s notes, this particular fudge recipe has been tested by time, perfected, and made countless times over the decades between her and her mother. While it is a peanut butter fudge, it can also be made into chocolate and cuts the wait time associated with traditional fudge.
- 1Combine sugar, butter, and milk in an electric skillet on 280 degrees.
- 2Cook for 5 minutes after coming to a foil boil, stirring constantly.
- 3Add peanut butter, vanilla and marshmallow. Stir well.
- 4Pour in buttered pan and cut.
Recipe from A Simple Home Cook
#18. Skillet Cookies
Cookies in the skillet?! Absolutely! If you can bake and cook other food items, why not cookies? This is a wonderful option if you have a craving for cookies, but it just seems too hot to heat the oven, or you’d merely rather conserve energy. These cookies are rolled out, added to the skillet, and flipped during the cooking/baking process. It helps to keep them covered for even cooking, which is one of the perks of your electric skillet!
- 1In a large bowl, mix softened butter and both sugars together, until well combined. Then stir in the eggs and vanilla extract. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
- 2Roll the dough into small balls, and place them in a greased skillet on medium low heat. Flatten them into small rounds with your fingers or greased spatula. Cover the pan for about 8 minutes or until the bottom side has browned. Then flip them over and cook for about 5 more minutes on the other side. Place them on a plate to cool. They may seem super soft at first, but like oven-baked cookies, they'll harden up once cooled.
Recipe from Just Eat Life
#19. Skillet Cake
You can even bake a cake in an electric skillet! If you’re using a boxed cake mix, you’ll begin by mixing the batter together as instructed while your skillet is preheating. Though this recipe is specifically for a cake mix, we believe it would probably work just as well if you made the cake batter from scratch. Once the skillet is preheated, pour the batter in, cover it, and bake as directed in the cake instructions. For timing, use the cooking guide according to a baking pan slightly smaller than your skillet. Let the cake cool thoroughly before inverting onto a platter.
- 1Follow the ingredient and mixing instructions on the box.
- 2Preheat skillet, with the cover on, to 250°F/120°C.
- 3Place batter in skillet, cover, and raise heat to 300°F/150°C.
- 4Set digital probe timer to cook for the specified time on the box, using the time for the 9 in. pan size on the box.
- 5When time has elapsed, allow to cool approximately one hour in the skillet. Run knife around edge of cake to loosen from skillet, if needed.
- 6Invert cake onto platter for serving. Ice or decorate cake as desired.
#20. Electric Skillet Pie
We absolutely love the idea of baking a pie in an electric skillet! Why not, right? It’s perfect for those summer days when you need a pie for a holiday or event and yet, the last thing you want to do is heat your oven. This recipe is pretty neat because it basically just calls for using the skillet as a heating element. You’ll assemble an easy-peasy pie within a cake pan, and then simply set the cake pan in the skillet to bake!
- 1Roll out pie crust and press into cake pan.
- 2Layer apples in pie crust until slightly over-filled.
- 3Sprinkle dessert mix evenly over apples, making sure apples are completely covered. Add marshmallows on top, if desired.
- 4Place cake pan into cold electric skillet and cover. Set temperature to 400°F/205°C and timer for 20 minutes.
- 5Unplug heat control and let pie sit in covered skillet 15 minutes.
Have you heard of Piaya? It is a sweet bread served for dessert or possibly even just a sweet snack. Piaya has a filling made from muscovado sugar, which can be refined or as unrefined as the dark brown sugar in molasses. This recipe calls for mixing the dough together, cutting out the bread rounds, drizzling the sugar mixture in the centers, sealing them, and frying them in the skillet until browned and crispy.
- 1Place and salt in mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
- 2Add chilled butter cubes to flour mixture and work butter into flour with the back of a fork or your fingers until it is approximately the size of crumbs.
- 3Add ice cold water to mixture, 1 tablespoon (15 mL) at a time until it forms a dough.
- 4Place dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until dough is smooth and all of the flour is incorporated.
- 5Divide dough into 8 even portions and form each into a ball. Cover with damp kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let rest approximately 15 - 20 minutes.
- 6Flatten dough ball with the palm of your hand or a rolling pin. In small bowl, combine muscovado sugar and molasses. Place 1 tablespoons of sugar mixture in middle of dough circle and fold dough edges into the center to cover the sugar. Pinch dough with fingers to seal.
- 7Carefully flatten dough with rolling pin and roll into a 3-inch (7.6 cm) round. Sprinkle sesame seeds on each side of dough and lightly press into dough with rolling pin. It is very important that there are no holes in the dough. If there are, pinch them together with your fingers before cooking.
- 8Preheat pan over medium heat until several drops of water sprinkled on pan skitter and dissipate.
- 9Cook Piaya for approximately 2 - 3 minutes on each side until browned and crispy. Serve Piaya warm.
Easy Electric Skillet Recipes
#22. Electric Skillet Cornbread
This recipe for cornbread in the skillet is unique because just like with the pie recipe, it utilizes the skillet as a miniature oven. I love this idea for saving energy when you’re only baking something small. For this particular cornbread, simply put together your mix as usual, and pour the batter into a baking dish. This recipe recommends placing the baking dish on a rack inside the electric skillet to avoid burning the bottom.
- 1Prepare according to the directions on the package.
- 2Pour batter into a baking pan that fits loosely in the skillet and place on a low slotted or perforated rack to prevent burning at the bottom. If you do not have a rack that fits in your skillet, metal skewers or poultry lancers may be used to rest the baking pan on.
- 3Place the cover slightly ajar on the skillet and bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until done.
Recipe from Presto
#23. Crispy Fried Fish
This looks like a delicious recipe for frying fish in the electric skillet! It calls for some kind of mild white fish, presumably cod or tilapia. The recipe recommends using a beer batter to fry the fish for extra flavor, but it also gives the option of using water if you’d prefer. These fish will be nice and crispy with just a few steps of flour, egg, and breadcrumbs before frying them in a couple inches of oil.
- 1In shallow dish, mix flour and seasoned salt. In medium bowl, beat eggs and beer with whisk. Place bread crumbs in large resealable food-storage plastic bag.
- 2In electric skillet or deep fryer, heat about 2 inches oil to 350°F. Coat both sides of fish fillets with flour mixture, then dip in beer mixture, letting excess drip back into bowl. Place 1 or 2 pieces of fish at a time in plastic bag with bread crumbs; seal bag and shake to coat completely.
- 3Fry fish in batches in hot oil about 4 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.
#24. Easy Pasta Skillet
Nothing quite says comfort food like a delicious pasta dish. The best part about this pasta recipe is that it’s a one-pot meal! Simply brown the meat, then add the water and pasta to boil, and then the sauce and the rest of the toppings. Fast and simple, with easy cleanup! To top it off, this dish is saucy and cheesy--the best part of Italian food!
- 1Brown meat in large skillet; drain. Return meat to skillet. Stir in water; bring to boil.
- 2Stir in pasta; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. or until pasta is tender.
- 3Add pasta sauce and 1/2 cup mozzarella; mix lightly. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan; cover. Cook 3 min. or until mozzarella is melted.
Recipe from Kraft
#25. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet
Do you like shrimp? It’s a breeze to cook shrimp in the electric skillet, which this recipe so tastefully demonstrates. If you like Cajun as well, then you’ll be flipping for this! We love that this recipe not only combines the delicious flavors of the shrimp and Cajun, but it also calls for a heaping variety of vegetables! With zucchini, squash, asparagus, and bell peppers, this dish is bound to leave you feeling satisfied and healthy.
- 1In a large bowl add the shrimp, sausage, zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus, bell pepper and salt and pepper.
- 2Add olive oil and cajun seasoning and toss until coated.
- 3Add to a large skillet and turn to medium high. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until the shrimp is pink and the vegetables are tender.
- 4Garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve immediately.
Recipe from The Recipe Critic
#26. Fried Biscuits
It’s such a great idea to fry biscuits in the electric skillet! Just think of the extra flavor the biscuits would have when they are directly fried rather than baked. With added crispiness and flakiness, these biscuits are definitely a must-try. As a bonus, the recipe is super simple! All you need to do is add a couple inches of oil to the skillet, drop in your biscuits, and fry them until they are golden brown. Delicious!
- 1Drop biscuits in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with honey butter.
Recipe from Food Network
Healthy Electric Frying Pan Recipes
#27. Quick & Easy Stir Fry Chicken
Is there ever a wrong time for stir fry? It’s hard to believe that something so delicious can actually be healthy, isn’t it? But when you consider the limited ingredients used, with the reduced fats and sugars, it certainly is on the healthy spectrum of food! This recipe is one of the easiest for chicken stir fry as it just calls for cooking up bite-sized chicken, throwing in frozen stir fry veggies, some seasonings, and instant rice.
- 1Cook and stir chicken and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet (I use an electric skillet, easier for the rice than on the stove top) on medium-high heat 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- 22. Add water, soy sauce, sugar and veggies; stir.
- 33. Stir in rice, cover. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.
Recipe from Two Thirty Five Designs
#28. Spicy Chicken Stir Fry
If you’re someone who prefers your stir fry on the spicier range of things, this recipe may be perfect for you! Prepare to find yourself in guilt-free bliss with this mixture of ginger root, jalapenos, and other veggies for a sweet and spicy stir fry! This may not be the simplest recipe, but it certainly looks like it would be worth the effort for spice lovers!
- 1In a small bowl, whisk stock, fish sauce, honey, ginger, and cornstarch. Reserve.
- 2Preheat 11- or 12-inch Presto® Electric Skillet at 400°. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add chicken; stir-fry until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a clean bowl.
- 3Add remaining vegetable oil. Add peppers; stir-fry until just beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add onion; stir-fry until just wilted. Return chicken to skillet. Whisk reserved sauce again and pour into skillet. Cook until sauce thickens, about 30 to 60 seconds. Spoon rice onto individual plates and top with stir-fry and sauce.
Recipe from Presto
#29. Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry
While the first stir fry recipe was all about minimizing effort, this one is capitalizing on those robust flavors from fresh vegetables. There’s no getting around the fact that fresh vegetables always taste the best. This recipe calls for a variety of veggies such as the broccoli mentioned in the title, mushrooms, green onions, and even ginger. As a side note, if you’d rather skip the spice, it’s probably not a problem to omit the ginger.
- 1Using a knife, slice chicken into thin strips. Set aside.
- 2Using a separate knife, cut broccoli spears from head and cut large spears in half lengthwise. Peel stalk and cut into appriximately 1 1⁄2 inch pieces. Set aside.
- 3Preheat covered electric skillet to 375°F/190°C. Add chicken and stir-fry until no longer pink.
- 4Add broccoli spears, broccoli stalks and white parts of onions to electric skillet.
- 5Add mushrooms, garlic and ginger and stir-fry until mushrooms are opaque and vegetables are under cooked, approximately 3 minutes.
- 6Drizzle soy sauce over all and toss to coat.
- 7Reduce temperature to 250°F/120°C. Cover and steam for 2 minutes, until broccoli is crisp tender. Do not overcook.
- 8Meanwhile, in small bowl whisk cornstarch into chicken stock. Stir into chicken and broccoli mixture.
- 9Cook, stirring occasionally, until glossy and mixture is coated.
- 10Serve hot with brown rice, if desired
#30. Grilled Veggies
If you love the flavor and health benefits of grilled veggies, did you know you can just grill them right in your electric frying pan? There’s no need to get a special grill pan or fight the foil wrap for your outdoor grill when you have an electric skillet. Simply dice up your veggies, toss them in the skillet, and leave them for a few minutes until they are done! Perfect for vegetarians!
#31. Fish Taco Salad
If you like fish tacos, you’ll have to try this fish taco salad! Taco salad is a classic dish, but this recipe takes it up a notch with tastefully-seasoned fish. Simply cook the fish by your preferred method until flaky, and mix cabbage with your choice of vegetables. Toss in the fish and top with ranch dressing and salsa. What a healthy alternative to traditional taco salad!
- 1Season fish with salt and pepper. Cook by your favorite method until it appears opaque and flakes apart easily (see Notes).
- 2Mix cabbage or lettuce with other vegetables of your choice. Add chunks of fish. Drizzle with ranch dressing and salsa.
- 3Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Electric Skillet Chicken Recipes
#32. BBQ Chicken
If you’ve ever tried to make traditional BBQ chicken, then you probably know the struggle of the skin getting far too crispy before the inside is even cooked. Electric skillets magically solve this problem! This recipe calls for frying up the chicken in oil until browned and then adding the sauce to cook the rest of the way. Genius!
- 1Preheat an electric skillet (compare prices) to 275 degrees F. Add oil.
- 2Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. When oil is hot, add chicken to the skillet. Brown for 2 minutes on the first side. Flip.
- 3Add the barbecue sauce and orange soda.
- 4Cook, basting occasionally, 35-40 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
Recipe from The Spruce Eats
#33. Caramelized Chicken Wings
Chicken wings can be tricky to get just right. Even when they have delicious seasoning, they can still end up being dry or tough. This recipe is especially nice because it cuts the need for marinating, which is something that is unfortunately easy to forget. These wings simply cook all at once in the skillet, simmering away covered at first and then uncovered to finish.
- 1In an electric skillet or a large skillet over medium heat, mix together the water, sugar, soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, wine vinegar, and garlic until smooth and the sugar has dissolved. 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, about 30 more minutes, spooning sauce over wings occasionally. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Recipe from All Recipes
#34. Fried Chicken Legs
Frying chicken can be intimidating when you consider the splattering oil. Electric skillets are great for frying chicken because most of them are quite deep, which contains the oil far better than a stovetop pan, and each skillet comes with a fitted lid. Additionally, most electric frying pans can hold more chicken pieces at once than a stovetop frying pan, but of course, this would depend on the size of your skillet. This video demonstrates how to fry battered chicken drumsticks in the electric skillet.
#35. Skillet Chicken Nachos
Nachos are always a favorite, but how about loaded nachos? While melted cheese over chips is easy enough to make, these skillet chicken nachos takes it a step further. The recipe starts with frying chicken bites in your skillet and then calls for adding sauce ingredients, such as taco seasoning, tomato sauce, bell pepper, beans, corn, and cheese. Once melted, just spoon over chips and enjoy!
- 1In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center.
- 2Stir in taco seasoning mix, tomato sauce, bell pepper, beans, corn and 1 cup of the cheese. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and cheese is melted.
- 3Divide tortilla chips between 6 plates. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over chips. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and the cilantro.
#36. Chicken Rice Skillet
Chicken and rice is a classic meal, and it pretty much never fails to disappoint. It’s hardly a complex meal originally, and yet, this recipe manages to make it even easier by tossing it all in the electric skillet. Simply cook the chicken, add water, vegetables, rice, and seasonings, and cook until done! This would be the perfect weeknight dinner.
- 1In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center.
- 2Add water and margarine; heat to boiling. Stir in vegetables, rice, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese; remove from heat. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until water is absorbed.
#37. Skillet Chicken & Potato Dinner
Some of our favorite go-to recipes are basic staples like chicken and potatoes. It’s always satisfying and filling! This is a multi-step recipe, but it’s also a one-pot meal, which is a bonus! You’ll be cooking the potatoes, then emptying the skillet and cooking the chicken. Empty the skillet again and add the potatoes back in with some green beans. Finally, return the chicken until the green beans are cooked! Though it’s a few steps, it certainly seems easy enough.
- 1Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add potatoes, onion and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 12-14 minutes or until potatoes are browned. Remove from skillet. Keep warm.
- 2Place chicken in same skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, turning once, 10-12 minutes or until internal temperature is 165 and no longer pink in the center. Remove chicken from skillet. Keep warm.
- 3Place potato mixture and green beans in same skillet. Cover; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 6-9 minutes or until beans are crisply tender. Return chicken to skillet. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 1-3 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
Recipe from Land O Lakes
#38. Honey Mustard Chicken
Honey mustard is bursting with flavor and can turn nearly any bland meal into a robust delight. That’s the case with this recipe! You’ll be making your very own honey mustard sauce and if you haven’t made one before, it’s definitely easier than you probably imagine. With this recipe, you’ll have evenly coated chicken topped with onion pieces for extra flavor.
- 1Preheat covered electric skillet to 350°F/175°C.Arrange chicken, skin side down, in hot electric skillet in a single layer. Chicken will stick.
- 2In a small bowl, mix garlic and mustard. Divide and spread a portion on each chicken breast half. Top with onion slices.
- 3Drizzle honey over onions. Cover, immediately reduce temperature to 250°F/120°C and cook 18-20 minutes, until chicken is done (185°F/85°C on a meat thermometer).
- 4Meanwhile, in a small bowl, blend cornstarch into water until dissolved.
- 5Remove chicken to platter and cover with electric skillet cover to keep warm, leaving chicken juices in the skillet.
- 6Increase temperature to 350°F/175°C and cook until juices begin to bubble. Add cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
- 7Return chicken to electric skillet, browned side up. Spoon some sauce over each piece.
- 8Sprinkle with parsley and serve from electric skillet, if desired.
Recipe from Salad Master
#39. Skillet-Fried Chicken
The previous fried chicken recipe was specifically for chicken legs, but this is all about regular fried chicken pieces. Though the recipe calls for “cut-up whole chicken,” we’d like to interpret that to mean chicken thighs or chicken breasts are perfectly acceptable. Heat oil in your electric skillet, dredge the chicken in a paprika and flour mixture and fry to your heart’s content until they are golden brown.
- 1In a small bowl, sift together the flour, paprika, parsley and garlic salt.
- 2In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, lemon juice and lemon zest together.
- 3Coat the chicken with the flour mixture. Next, dip the chicken into the egg mixture and once again into the flour mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
- 4Add enough canola oil to reach a depth of ½ inch in the skillet. Heat to 375°F.
- 5Fry the chicken approximately 10 minutes per side or until golden in color.
- 6Reduce the heat in the electric skillet to 250°F. Cover with the skillet lid and cook until done (approximately 20 to 25 minutes). Leave the cover off for the last 5 minutes to ensure crispiness.
- 7You can soak up the oil by placing the chicken on paper towel in a bowl. Serve.
#40. Super Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken
Do you enjoy fried chicken, but you’d prefer to cook it with less oil? As tasty as it is, fried chicken is never considered healthy, but you can make it a little better by reducing the oil! This recipe helps with just that, by calling for less oil, which in turn can help your chicken end up more crispy. Additionally, it suggests marinating your chicken overnight in buttermilk to help with the coating.
- 1In a large bowl, toss the chicken with the buttermilk. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the chicken for at least 8 hours or overnight.
- 2In a large, resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt, pepper and cayenne. Set 2 large racks over rimmed baking sheets. Working in batches, drain the chicken, scraping off most of the buttermilk against the side of the bowl. Add the chicken to the bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat completely. Transfer the chicken to the racks, pressing the flour to help it adhere as you remove the chicken from the bag.
- 3Pour 1 inch of oil into each of 2 large cast-iron skillets and heat to 350 degrees. Add about half of the chicken pieces to the hot oil, being sure not to crowd the skillet. Fry over moderate heat until the chicken is golden, crisp and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes; an instant-read thermometer should register 165 degrees for thighs or drumsticks and 160 degrees for breasts. Line the racks with paper towels and drain the chicken. Continue frying the chicken in batches, being sure the oil temperature stays at 325 degrees during frying. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe from Food & Wine
#41. Marinated Chicken Wings
As nice as it is to not have to marinate, sometimes, marinating is unavoidable. Marinating can give your chicken the perfect coating and flavor that simply can’t be achieved otherwise. With this recipe, you’ll be marinating your chicken wings overnight in a mixture of pineapple juice, soy sauce, garlic, and more, before cooking them in your covered electric skillet for a perfectly thick glaze.
- 1Mix marinade; pour over disjointed chicken wings. Let stand in marinade at least 3 hours to overnight (overnight is best). Bake in shallow "roll" pan 1 hour at 350 degrees with the marinade poured over, then pour marinade off and bake 20 minutes longer to form a glaze.
- 2Or, put chicken wings and marinade in an electric skillet at 325-350 degrees and cook with lid on 45 minutes; remove lid for 15 minutes. Electric skillet method makes a stickier, thicker glaze. Either method is very good!
Recipe from Cooks.com
#42. Electric Skillet Garlic Chicken
If you’re a garlic lover, then this recipe is for you! With the combination of a garlic seasoning rub, as well as cloves of black or roasted garlic, you certainly won’t need to worry about vampires in the slightest at your house! The seasoned chicken is fried in the skillet and then removed for the addition of broth and more garlic seasonings to flavor. Finally, the chicken is added back in while the liquid thickens to a sauce before serving.
- 1Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces. I like using kitchen shears. Season liberally with kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Set your electric skillet to a medium high heat.
- 2Add enough oil to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add the chicken once the oil is hot. Cook for 10 to 15 mintues until the chicken is cooked through, flipping a few times to evenly brown the chicken. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon.
- 3Use a paper towel to remove any excess oil. Add the minced garlic. Cook for just 30 seconds until fragrant. Then add the vegetable or chicken broth. Scrap the bottom of the skillet to get anything stuck off the bottom. Add the black garlic or roasted garlic in. Stir to combine.
- 4Add the chicken back in and cook until the liquid has thicken into more of a sauce. Cover and set to low until ready to serve.
Recipe from Eat Like No One
#43. Citrus-Marinated Chicken Thighs
Is the weather getting warmer and you’re starting to crave light, citrusy dishes? This particular recipe packs a punch with a lime and orange marinade! To start, puree the marinade ingredients in a food processor and reserve a bit. Coat the chicken in the remaining marinade and chill for at least two hours. At that point, fry your chicken in your preheated skillet, and serve with the reserved marinade!
- 1Place all marinade ingredients (1⁄2 of the cut scallions) in food processor and puree. Set aside 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) marinade and place remaining marinade in large re-sealable bag or container with cover. Place chicken in bag or container and thoroughly coat. Chill at least 20 minutes. Chicken can be marinated 2 hours ahead - keep chilled.
- 2Preheat skillet on medium heat. When several drops of water sprinkled on skillet skitter and dissipate, reduce heat to medium-low. Remove chicken from marinade, reserve marinade, and place chicken thighs in skillet, skin-side down. Cover with 12" Electric Skillet Cover and cook chicken 5 - 8 minutes, until chicken releases and is browned. Turn, re-cover, and cook other side 5 - 8 minutes.
- 3Serve chicken with reserved marinade and top with remaining scallions
Electric Skillet Beef Recipes
#44. The BEST Cheeseburger Recipe
We had never really thought about grilling cheeseburgers in an electric skillet, but it honestly makes so much sense! If you can grill and cook other meats, why not a cheeseburger patty? This would be a great option if you don’t have a grill or just don’t feel like grilling outdoors. Further, the electric frying pan may be a great alternative anyway due to how evenly it cooks! For this recipe, it will walk you through making your own patties with ground beef and seasonings. The pictures do a wonderful job demonstrating how they cook within the skillet and what to look for when they are done.
- 1Turn skillet on to 350 degrees.
- 2Mix together ground beef, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- 3Coat the electric skillet with the butter. (Approximately 3 Tablespoons.)
- 4Patty out the burgers, and place in the skillet, covered, cooking for a couple of minutes, until the tops of the burgers turn tan and the bottoms are a gorgeous brown.
- 5Flip the burgers and cook for a couple of minutes, or until the juices forming out the top run clear and are no longer pink/red.
- 6DO NOT mash down the burgers while cooking. This will release the juices that you want to stay in.
- 7Turn skillet down to a simmer, and place a slice of cheese on each burger.
- 8Remove cheeseburgers from skillet and place on a dish close to one another to trap in heat.
- 9Dump the grease out of the skillet in to a heatproof bowl.
- 10Increase the heat to 300, and coat the skillet with butter.
- 11Place each bun half on the skillet and toast the buns for about 30 seconds.
- 12Once the buns are toasted, you're ready to assemble the cheeseburgers!
Recipe from Fantabulosity
#45. Easy Swiss Steak Recipe
If you enjoy Swiss Steak, then this recipe for the electric skillet is perfect for you! It’s simple and cooks on its own for a few hours without effort. The key with Swiss Steak is to cook it low and slow, which is where the skillet fits the bill. Since these skillets hold temperature so well, you can brown the meat and then add in the rest of the ingredients and leave it to simmer for a few hours without worries.
- 1Season the meat with salt, pepper and garlic powder, and lightly dust with cornstarch on both sides
- 2Add olive oil to Dutch oven or large skillet, and brown meat on both sides over medium high heat
- 3Stir in peppers, onions and celery
- 4Pour crushed tomatoes and beef broth over meat, stir, cover, and let simmer on medium low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally
- 5Serve over cooked rice, mashed potatoes or egg noodles, or with side of vegetables
Recipe from Meatloaf & Melodrama
#46. Electric Skillet Chuck Roast
If you haven’t considered cooking chuck roast in your skillet, then you should definitely check this out! Slow cooking your chuck roast doesn’t take as long in the skillet as it does in the oven, so this could be a great option for when you are short on time. This recipe begins by searing the meat on the highest setting and then adding in some coconut oil for a nice bread-dipping sauce later on. Once it’s seared, you’ll remove it, saute your veggies, add some sauce, and then return the roast and cover it to slow cook!
Recipe from Skirt in the Kitchen
#47. Old Fashioned Pot Roast
Pot roast is such a classic dinner, you can’t go wrong with trying it in your electric skillet! For this pot roast, you’ll need to sear all the edges of the roast again, but this works out really well in the electric frying pan since the sides can help hold it up. This is especially true if your skillet is deep-dish! After applying a rub and searing it, you’ll toss in some veggies and broth and let it cook.
- 1Make a dry rub by combining the salt, paprika, thyme, garlic powder and peppers. Rub it all over the roast.
- 2Add oil to electric skillet and heat to 400°F. Brown the roast on all sides.
- 3Add the onion and celery to the skillet and cook until softened (approx. 5 minutes).
- 4Add the beef broth, worcestershire, bay leaves, carrots and potatoes to the skillet. Cover the skillet. Bring to a boil. Then reduce the temperature to 200°F and simmer for 2 ½ to 3 hours. Keep an eye on the water level, adding more if it runs low.
- 5Discard bay leaves and serve.
#48. Swiss Steak
This Swiss Steak recipe is somewhat less time consuming than the one above, which could be a great option if you don’t have the time to let it cook ahead for several hours. With this Swiss Steak, you’ll dredge the meat in flour, fry it up in the skillet, and then add your sauce and other ingredients to let it simmer and flavor for about an hour.
- 1Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper and dredge in flour on both sides.
- 2Set aside.
- 3Melt butter in large skillet or electric skillet.
- 4Sauté onion, celery, and pepper.
- 5Fry meat until browned on both sides.
- 6Then add tomatoes and more salt and pepper if desired. (I like a lot of tomatoes, but the original recipe is only for one can).
- 7Cover and simmer until tender, about 1 hour.
- 8If necessary, add water to prevent sticking if sauce gets too thick or cooks off.
Recipe from Can't Stay out of the Kitchen
#49. Skillet Ground Beef Stew
Perhaps more uncommon for electric skillets are stews. If you have considered making a stew in your skillet already, then you are probably one of few, because the skillet just naturally seems more like a tool used to cook meat. Still, it’s an excellent option for stews, especially with the deep sides to keep it all contained. This particular stew takes hardly any time at all to prepare and cook, making it a great choice for busy nights when you want something hearty.
- 1In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in salt, pepper and flour. Add mushrooms; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 2In small bowl, mix broth, whipping cream and mustard with wire whisk. Add to beef mixture. Stir in potatoes and carrots.
- 3Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook 15 minutes until vegetables are tender and sauce is slightly thickened. Sprinkle with parsley.
Electric Skillet Pork Recipes
#50. Pork Chop Skillet Dinner
This pork chop recipe not only results in delicious meat but also calls for a variety of savory vegetables for a well-rounded meal. As a one-pot recipe, cleanup is a breeze! Just fry your pork chops until brown on both sides, then add your broth and vegetables to simmer
- 1Remove fat from pork. Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook pork in skillet about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown.
- 2Add broth, potatoes, carrots and onions to skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender and pork is slightly pink when cut near bone. Sprinkle with parsley.
#51. Smothered Pork Chops
If you are looking for comfort-food recipes, this could be a wonderful choice! With a mix of fresh vegetables, seasonings, and sauces, this is bound to create a mouth-watering aroma. This recipe begins with browning the pork chops, and then removing them and cooking the vegetables in butter. Once they are tender, all you have to do is return the pork chops to the pan until they are cooked through. There are a few more steps for thickening the gravy, but that’s about it!
- 1Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large electric skillet set on medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the chops and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
- 2Reduce the heat to medium and melt the butter in the skillet. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up the browned bits from the pan bottom, until the onion is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the bell pepper, celery, the white portion of the green onions and the garlic. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Add the thyme and flour and stir well. Gradually stir in the broth and bring to a simmer.
- 3Return the pork chops to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, then turn the chops over, cover and simmer until the pork shows no sign of pink when pierced at the bone, about 10 minutes more. Transfer the chops to a deep platter and cover loosely with aluminum foil.
- 4Stir the cream into the gravy in the skillet and bring to a boil. Cook until thickened, about 4 minutes. Stir in the green portion of the green onions and the 1 tsp. hot sauce and season with salt. Pour the gravy over the pork chops and serve immediately with steamed rice.
Recipe from Williams Sonoma
#52. Tomatoes, Okra, & Bacon Skillet
Do you enjoy okra? Some people do, some don’t, but if you do, then this recipe certainly merits your consideration! The flavors are practically bursting in this dish with the combination of tomatoes, okra, bacon, and onion. Within your electric skillet, you’ll be frying up bacon, then removing it and keeping the grease in the skillet. You’ll then cook your onion, tomatoes, and okra until tender. This could also be a great option if you are looking for meals for two!
- 1In large skillet over medium high heat, cook bacon until crispy, turning as needed. Remove cooked bacon to paper towel lined plate and set aside.
- 2Keep about 4 tablespoons of bacon grease in skillet and pour the rest into your grease jar to save.
- 3Place chopped onion into bacon grease and continue cooking over medium high heat until onion is translucent. Add okra and tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until okra is tender. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper to taste.
- 4Remove to serving bowl and generously sprinkle crumpled bacon over top.
Recipe from Southern Plate
#53. Cowboy Hash Brown Skillet
What could be better than hash browns, bacon, and eggs? This recipe has even more delicious ingredients, but those three already have us sold! With your electric skillet, you’ll begin by frying the bacon with chopped onions. After that, you’ll add the hash browns. When they have cooked for a bit, you can crack the eggs directly over the hash browns, and cook until they are set. Top with cheese and you’re ready to serve!
- 1In a large nonstick skillet, cook chopped bacon over medium heat until it starts releasing a bit of fat, then add in chopped onions.
- 2Season with a little bit of salt and pepper.
- 3Cook until bacon is just starting to get crispy and onions are soft.
- 4Then drain excess bacon fat, just leaving about 1/4 cup left in the pan.
- 5Stir in hash browns.
- 6Cook over medium heat, uncovered for about 8-10 minutes.
- 7Hash browns should be getting a light golden brown on the bottom.
- 8Turn potatoes.
- 9With the end of a spoon, make eight, evenly spaced holes in the hash browns.
- 10Break one egg into each hole. Season the eggs with a bit of salt and pepper.
- 11Cover, turn the heat down to low, and cook for another 10 minutes (until eggs are set).
- 12Then uncover and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
- 13Let the cheese melt, then serve!
Recipe from The Country Cook
#54. Savory Pork Loin Roast
If you can make beef roasts in the electric skillet, you can surely cook a pork loin roast as well! Again, this is the perfect choice for when you need a roast, but the hot weather makes you reluctant to heat the oven. Just as with the other roasts, it’s pretty important to sear all the edges over high heat in your skillet. The other ingredients should be mixed together in a saucepan and brought to a boil while the roast is being seared. You’ll then pour the sauce over the roast, and let it simmer for a couple hours until tender!
- 1Lightly salt and pepper the roast all over. In an electric skillet, sear roast in the hot oil until browned on all sides. In a small saucepan, combine all other ingredients, and bring to a boil. Pour the hot sauce over the hot pork roast; cover and simmer for at least 2 hours or until very tender.
Recipe from Magnolia Collection Recipes
#55. Smoked Sausage Fried Rice
Sausage and rice always create such a delectable flavor when mixed together, which is why this recipe looks so fantastic. The meal is quick and easy: add the sausage and veggies to a skillet with oil, frying until they are tender. Add in the beaten eggs, cooking until set, and then toss in the cooked rice.
- 1Cut smoked sausage into bite sized pieces. Heat oil in a very large skillet on medium high heat. (I use my electric skillet.) Add smoked sausage, onion, celery, and carrots to skillet. Saute till sausage is browned and veggies are crisp tender, about 8 minutes.
- 2Add red pepper and garlic, cook for another minute. Add the beaten eggs and cook till set. Add the peas and cooked rice. Heat through. Add pepper and salt to taste. Serve immediately.
Recipe from Creations by Kara
Electric Skillet Potato Recipes
#56. Electric Skillet Cheesy Potatoes
Cheesy potatoes are one of the best comfort foods. Electric skillets can be helpful for cooking sliced potatoes since you may fit a greater amount in the skillet than on the stove. However, since it’s such a direct heat, you’ll want to keep the temperature as low as possible to prevent the potatoes on the very bottom from burning. After thirty or so minutes, they should be tender and ready to eat.
- 1If leaving skin on be sure to wash and dry your potatoes. If not remove skin. Slice very thinly, I like to use the thinnest slice on my mandolin.
- 2Spray bottom of elec. skillet with non stick spray. Place one layer of potatoes slightly overlapping, then season with your favorite potato seasonings, then sprinkle some grated cheese on. There is no right or wrong amount of cheese, just use what you feel comfortable using. You can also sprinkle on some Parmesan as well if desired.
- 3Repeat with layer of potatoes, seasoning and cheese. If you don't have enough potatoes, wash and cut more. You can make as much or as little as you like, cooking time may be longer for a full skillet.
- 4Place lid on and turn skillet to the very lowest setting. On mine it is just above warm. I stand and watch for a minute to see if it cuts on and then off after a minute. You don't want to have the skillet stay on continuously, the potatoes on the bottom will burn. After about 30 min. insert a fork and see if they are fork tender, if not, cook a little while longer. Let cool for about 15 min with lid off before serving.
- 5Add 1/2 c of pico to first layer of potatoes. After potatoes are done, garnish with the other 1/2 c.
Recipe from Just a Pinch
#57. Deep Fried Potato Skins
Do you enjoy potato skins as restaurant appetizers? Perhaps you’ve found yourself grabbing them from the frozen section at the grocery store. Now that you have an electric skillet, you can make them from scratch at home! Simply bake your potatoes, scoop out the pulp, and fry the skins in hot oil in your skillet! Top them with cheese and bacon and broil until melted.
- 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and bake potatoes for 1 hour until tender. Combine soup mix, sour cream, garlic, onion, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Allow potatoes to cool. Cut potatoes lengthwise, scoop out pulp, and cut each potato half into three lengthwise strips. Heat oil in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 375 degrees. Fry skins in oil for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Place potato skins in a 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Combine the cheese and bacon and sprinkle over potatoes. Broil 4 inches from heat for 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with chives and serve with dip.
Recipe from Recipe 4 Living
#58. Home-Fried Potatoes
If you’ve been craving homestyle potatoes, you can easily fry them in your skillet! This recipe combines fried potatoes, peppers, and onions for a hearty and satisfying flavor. For this meal, you’ll boil potato cubes until tender while sauteing your peppers and onions in the skillet. Next, you’ll add the potatoes to the skillet to fry until they are crispy and browned.
- 1Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
- 2In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion and green pepper. Cook, stirring often, until soft; about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- 3Pour remaining 2 tablespoons of oil into the skillet and turn heat to medium-high. Add potato cubes, salt, paprika and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are browned; about 10 minutes. Stir in the onions, green peppers and parsley and cook for another minute. Serve hot.
Recipe from All Recipes
#59. Skillet Roasted Potatoes
Roasted potatoes are a classic side dish, and always a hit with guests. While you can roast them in the oven, you can also roast them in the electric frying pan to conserve heat and energy. With this recipe, not only are the potatoes roasted, but they don’t become dry either due to the addition of chicken broth in the skillet. This could likely help prevent them from burning!
- 1Preheat Cuisinart™ Electric Skillet to 300°F. Add potatoes and stock; cover and cook until almost tender, and most of the water has evaporated, 15-18 minutes depending on size. Lower heat to 200°F; add olive oil, one tablespoon parsley, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Toss to combine and cook 1-2 minutes. Do not let garlic burn. To serve, garnish with remaining parsley.
Recipe from Cuisinart
#60. Electric Skillet Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped potatoes are delicious and the electric skillet can make it super easy to monitor their cooking progress! This recipe calls for combining sliced potatoes with seasonings, onion, and milk in the skillet to simmer until tender. At that point, you’ll toss in the cheese, breadcrumbs, and pepper while it finishes cooking.
- 1Combine potatoes with onion, salt and milk, simmer, covered, for 45 minutes, or until tender.
- 2Sprinkle cheese, pepper and crumbs over top. Continue cooking, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Reduce to "warm" for serving. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Recipe from Genius Kitchen
Electric Skillet Meals for Camping
#61. Fried Fish
If you are just looking for a basic, go-to recipe for crispy fried fish, this recipe may be a great option for you! This is particularly perfect for a fairly mild fish such as sole, tilapia, and catfish. Simply heat oil in your skillet, dredge your filets in the prepared cornmeal mixture, and fry in the oil until golden brown on both sides.
- 1I use an electric skillet, but you can use a non-stick skillet. Pour in about 1/4 inch corn oil in the skillet over medium heat, or if using an electric skillet set it at 350 degrees, add a few drops of water and wait for it to sizzle and pop. When it starts to popping, it is hot enough to add the breaded fish.
- 2Combine the 1 cup of cornmeal and the 1 tablespoon of black pepper in a shallow pie plate. Dredge the prepared filets in the mixture on both sides of the fish and carefully put into the hot corn oil.
- 3Fry until nice and golden brown on both sides. Remove to a platter, sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.
- 4Cook's tip: I like to buy frozen filets for convenience, but fresh catfish, sole or talapia filets will work, too. I serve this with my Best Oven Baked Fries and Potato Wedges, and my Simple Romaine and Lettuce Salad, also on this site. Enjoy!
Recipe from Just a Pinch
#62. Mom’s Fried Fish
This crispy fried fish recipe is very similar and just as simple! Instead of a cornmeal mixture, the breading is mere crushed saltine crackers. Simply heat oil in your skillet, dredge the fish in egg and then the crumbs and fry it up. It’s definitely easy enough for the busiest weeknights!
- 1Place eggs and cracker crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip fillets into eggs, then coat with crumbs. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- 2In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry fillets, a few at a time, for 2 minutes on each side or until fish is golden brown and flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.
- 3In a small bowl, combine the tartar sauce ingredients. Serve with fish.
Recipe from Taste of Home
#63. Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet
It can be difficult to think of filling and easy meals to make while camping. You don’t want to detract from the fun of camping by working yourself tirelessly, but camping food also creates memories with loved ones. This recipe is a perfect option for a camping meal! The combination of traditional Sloppy Joe flavors with noodles, cooked in the electric skillet combines all the elements of camping in one.
- 1In 10-inch skillet, cook 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef and 1 onion, peeled and diced, over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, breaking up beef as it cooks. Drain.
- 2Add 1 package (1.31 oz) sloppy joe seasoning mix, 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce, 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained, and 1 jar (12 oz) roasted red bell peppers, diced and juice reserved. Stir to combine.
- 3Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Add 12 oz uncooked rotini pasta; toss until pasta is submerged. Cover and cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
Recipe from Pillsbury
#64. Home Fried Potatoes & Onions
Did you even go camping if you didn’t have some kind of potatoes during the trip? Potatoes are simply a classic addition to any meal, and while baked potatoes are typical for campers, you can easily switch it up if you bring your electric skillet along. To make it, you’ll just saute your onions, and then add the diced potatoes and seasonings, cooking until the potatoes are soft.
- 1In an electric skillet or large, stove-top skillet, add olive oil, butter and onions and cook on medium heat.
- 2Cook and stir onions for about 5 minutes.
- 3Add potatoes and spices; cover.
- 4Cook and stir frequently, over low heat, turning potatoes and onions to ensure even cooking, until onions are caramelized and potatoes are soft, approximately 40 minutes. Cook potatoes to desired level of “crispy,” turning heat back to medium for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
Recipe from Little Miss Celebration
#65. Mac & Cheese Made in a New Way
I don’t even think it’s possible to go camping without having mac & cheese at some point! When you’re out camping, you’ll have a limited number of pots and pans, which is why your electric skillet could come in so handy for this! Simply boil the water in your skillet, as usual, cook the macaroni, and proceed to make it as directed from the box!
- 1Turn on the electric skillet to 350 degrees. Carefully place 6 cups of water in the electric skillet. Bring water to a boil. It doesn’t take as long in the electric skillet unless you have a super fast stove that boils water in 90 seconds.
- 2Pour in Macaroni and cook for 7 and a half minutes.
- 3Drain macaroni
- 4I then poured the macaroni in a Tupperware bowl and add the butter and let it melt.
- 5Add the cheese mix and the milk and stir until completely mixed.
Recipe from Sheila Cakes Blog
#66. Easy Skillet Chili
If you thought chili could only be made in a pot, think again! It can be hard to find the room to bring a big pot when you’re out camping, but chili is traditional camping food. How to make up for it? Your electric frying pan can totally handle the job! It’s as easy as browning your ground beef and then adding in your seasonings and the rest of your ingredients to simmer for at least thirty minutes. Our only suggestion would be to plan ahead for the size of your particular electric skillet.
- 1In a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet), brown meat and onion. Cook on medium-low heat (275 degrees in an electric skillet) for 5 minutes. Stir often. Drain grease from pan.
- 2Add chili powder and stir. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
- 3Add tomatoes, drained beans,
and tomato soup.
- 4Add 1 soup can of water; stir and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
- 5Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
#67. Hot Mess Skillet
The term “hot mess” is rather ambiguous when it comes to a recipe, but that’s honestly the perfect term to describe this dish! It’s a hot mess because it’s just a mix of various vegetables and kielbasa fried up in your skillet. I can’t think of much better for a dinner under the stars on your camping trip. This recipe calls for fresh vegetables such as squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions for a delightful cacophony of flavors!
- 1Cut the kielbasa sausage in half lengthwise, then chop into 1/2 inch pieces.
- 2Slice the yellow squash into similar sized pieces as the sausage. Repeat with the tomatoes.
- 3Seed and chop the bell pepper. Peel and chop the onion.
- 4In a cast iron skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and garlic. Cook and stir frequently until the sausage until browned.
- 5Move the sausage to the side of the pan. Add the squash, peppers, and onions. Cook and stir until browned. Stir the vegetables and sausage together. Layer the tomatoes on top.
- 6Sprinkle with seasoning, salt, pepper and cayenne. Let it sit for a few minutes until the tomatoes begin to form a sauce. Stir everything together. Reduce heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender.
- 7Add beer as needed to keep the vegetables from sticking.
- 8Serve hot.
Recipe from Buy This Cook That
The Sky's the Limit
When it comes to cooking meals in electric skillets, the options are fairly endless. If you usually cook the meal on the stove, there’s a high chance you can cook it in your skillet. Typically need the oven to bake it? Give it a shot in your skillet. You’ll never know until you try it and you’ll be surprised how many recipes can be easily prepared in the electric skillet.
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