Easy Skillet Main Dishes

Grab your pan by the handle and mix up one of Food Network's easy skillet main dishes.

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Creamy, Garlicky Shrimp Skillet

This super-quick and indulgent weeknight dinner takes a slight left turn from the standard fettuccine Alfredo. Red peppers and paprika transform it from expected to spectacular.

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Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chicken and Potatoes

For once, water and oil work together to make a magical one-skillet weeknight chicken dinner. Potatoes cook alongside crispy chicken thighs — first they boil in water until tender, and then fry into golden nuggets in the remaining oil.

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Cornbread Topped Cast-Iron Skillet Chili

Cook chili, bake cornbread and serve dinner in a single skillet. The steam from this chunky, spicy, deep-red chili gives the cornbread topping an extra-fluffy texture.

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Turkey Sausage and Peppers

Sizzle up some turkey sausage for a leaner take on the classic Italian combo.

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Caprese Chicken Penne Alfredo

Creamy Alfredo pasta meets the freshness of a caprese salad in this one-skillet dinner.

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Skillet Lasagna

Preparing lasagna on a busy weeknight is so much easier with the help of a handy skillet and no-bake lasagna noodles — that way, no baking is required. This recipe from Food Network Magazine comes together in just 45 minutes on the stovetop.

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Creamy Skillet Chicken

One humble skillet has four jobs in this easy weeknight meal: It sears, sautes, simmers and steams. The cleanup is so minimal, your dishwasher will be out of work!

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Cast-Iron Skillet Provencal Pork Chops and Potatoes

Everything in this elegant-yet-easy dish cooks in one skillet, cutting down on the cleanup. Holding the potatoes in water after cutting prevents them from discoloring while you prep the other ingredients.

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Skillet Chicken Enchiladas

These cheesy enchiladas are the perfect thing to whip together if you have left over rotisserie chicken or are looking for a super quick 30-minute meal.

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Skillet Chicken and Dumplings

The secret to this shortcut version of the comfort classic is using rotisserie chicken and prepared biscuit dough: With these two products on hand, a three-hour dish becomes fast enough for a weeknight dinner and easy enough (just one pot!) that you can make it almost anywhere — from a camping trip to a vacation rental.

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Skillet Chicken and Ravioli

Rethink your ravioli game by tossing ravioli in a skillet with chicken and veggies.

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Skillet Chicken and Artichokes

Meld flavorful ingredients like frozen artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and salty feta together for a hearty chicken main.

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Cast-Iron Skillet Quick Cassoulet

Our amazing homage to the classic French dish that can take all day to cook is ready in about an hour. This version uses canned-bean liquid and breadcrumbs to mimic the unctuous texture, while chicken thighs replace the duck confit.

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Skillet Deep Dish Pizza

If you ask us, this deep-dish pizza is much better than takeout. Thanks to your cast-iron skillet, you can have a hot, flavorful pizza on the table in just one hour — and with minimal cleanup!

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Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken

Ina Garten's juicy skillet-roasted chicken tastes even better thanks to the rich and earthy pan juices, a byproduct of the dry white wine, onions, garlic, lemons and herbs that penetrate the chicken as it cooks. After roasting, the lemons turn from bitter to sweet — almost candied — so you can bite right into them.

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Tex-Mex Skillet Chicken and Rice

Make the most of your leftovers with this flavorful dinner. Thanks to rotisserie chicken and frozen rice, this one-skillet wonder is ready in just 25 minutes.

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Western Hash Brown Omelet

This spin on a Western omelet is stuffed with frozen hash browns, cheese, bell peppers and deli ham, turning this breakfast favorite into a hearty breakfast-for-dinner treat.

 

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Skillet Chicken Lasagna

Looking for a weeknight winner? Ree uses staples from her pantry, like pasta and jarred marinara sauce, to whip up this crowd-pleasing meal.

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One-Skillet Sausage and Polenta Parmesan

Have a comforting, Italian-style meal on the table in just 20 minutes - just top crumbled sausage with tomato sauce, prepared polenta slices and cheese, and bake till bubbly.

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Glazed Chicken with Dried Fruit and Parsnips

Mix up a skillet full of flavor by layering apricot-glazed chicken with sauteed veggies and chopped prunes for no-fuss Glazed Chicken with Dried Fruit and Parsnips.

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Ham and Cheese Pan Souffle

Make this classic combo into a one-pot wonder by layering fluffy eggs with skillet-roasted potatoes and grated Manchego for Ham and Cheese Pan Souffle.

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4-Step Chicken Marengo

Simmer chicken paillards in a simple tomato sauce for a one-skillet meal that everyone will love. 

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Skillet Beef Pie

Blanketed with a golden top crust, this hearty meat and vegetable pie bakes up in just 15 to 20 minutes.

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Skillet Lasagna with Butternut Squash

By making Food Network Kitchen's quick-and-easy lasagna in a skillet, you'll ensure the dish comes out with crisp noodles and caramelized cheese around the edges, in addition to a tender, gooey center.

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Stir-Fry Frittata

Fill your frittata with stir-fry veggies, hoisin sauce and ginger to give it a surprising Asian flair.

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Bowtie Chicken Alfredo

Ree’s creamy, cheesy pasta is just what you want for a comforting dinner. She whips up a quick alfredo with half-and-half and heavy cream, then throws in spinach and tomatoes for a pop of color.

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