11 Best Easy Skillet Dinner Recipes [Quick Meal Ideas]

Easy skillet dinners for fuss-free one-pan meals you can make in an instant. Delicious weeknight dinner ideas for all food lovers.

best easy skillet dinner recipes

These dinners are quick and easy weeknight dinners, and the best part is that you only need a frying pan or skillet to make them. Chuck everything into one pan and scale up or down as needed.

The best part about skillet dinners? They’re so easy to make and don’t take up too much space in the oven! In this blog post, we’ll go over 11 of our favorite skillet dinner recipes that will be perfect for any night of the week.

Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese served in a hot skillet

Is there any better comfort food than macaroni and cheese? This is a great way to use up leftover macaroni and cheese. You can even make this dish ahead of time for easy weeknight dinners!

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

creamy tuscan chicken

This skillet dinner is a great one for busy days because it’s versatile and easy to make. You can use green beans, broccoli, or asparagus in this dish too! It’s creamy, filling, and has a rich Tuscany flavor.

Ground Beef Pasta Shells

Skillet of baked jumbo shells pasta stuffed with ground beef spinach and cheese

This is a great family dinner that would be best served with garlic bread. Just remember to season the dish before you add in the spinach!

This is the best kind of comfort food: easy, simple and tasty! The ground beef cooks in the skillet with onions until it’s browned. Then you add your pasta sauce to simmer for a few minutes before adding in spinach leaves. You can use fresh or frozen spinach — just be sure that you cook them down for about two minutes so they’re starting to wilt. At this point, all that’s left is to pour some cheese on top before serving up dinner!

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

If you’re a lover of chicken parmigiana recipes, this is the one for you. This dinner is versatile and can be served with or without pasta. The best part is that it only takes 20 minutes to make!

This recipe is a take on traditional chicken parmesan without the high fat and caloric content. That’s because it’s baked after being light pan-fried in the preheated cast-iron skillet. This makes it juicy and tender while giving it a touch of crispness.

20-Minute Sausage Pasta

20-Minute Sausage Pasta Skillet

We love this recipe because it’s so simple but still has a lot of flavors. The best part is that you can take the sausage and pasta skillet for dinner or breakfast.

This recipe only takes about 20 minutes to rustle up, making it perfect if you’re looking for a quick dinner. Plus, it’s got sausage and green peppers for some extra flavor.

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Greek Shrimp, Pearl Barley and Kale with Feta


This is a great dish for those of you who are looking to eat lighter. It’s packed with flavor from the Greek spices, and kale provides some hearty greens that won’t weigh you down!

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Mushroom Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

Mushroom Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

Lasagna has always been one of our favorite meals, but we wanted to find something that was fast and easy so it can be made even when we’re short on time. This recipe only takes about 30 minutes total – perfect for weeknights! Plus, it gives us all the lasagne flavors without using any noodles to make things easier.

Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce

Poached Salmon In Coconut Lime Sauce

If you’re looking to get some healthy fats in your diet, this dish is a great start! It’s got delicious flavors from the coconut and lime that go well with the salmon.

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Apple Pork Chops and Butternut Squash

Pork Chops With Apples And Butternut Squash

Pork chops are a staple in our house, and we love experimenting with new ways to cook them. This recipe is one of the best ones we’ve ever made! The apple and butternut squash help balance out the richness from the pork while adding some extra sweetness.

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Herb Potato & Tomato Baked Egg

Savoury Herb Potato & Tomato Baked Egg Skillet

This recipe is perfect for a lazy weekend morning when you want all the breakfast flavors but with less work. The eggs are soft and fluffy, as they should be!

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French Onion Chicken

French Onion Chicken

This dish is a great way to use up your leftover chicken and provides plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day too. The onions are cooked using some balsamic vinegar, which makes them super sweet!

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Pan-Seared Shrimp

Pan Seared Shrimp With Tomatoes, Feta, And Garlic

This meal is ready in under 30 minutes and will easily feed four people. The shrimp cooks quickly and is nicely seasoned with a mix of herbs, butter, salt, and pepper.

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Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada

Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet

This dish is a great twist on the traditional Mexican enchilada, and it’s just as good! The best part about this recipe is that you can easily swap out ingredients to work with what you have in your pantry.

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Thai Chicken Peanut Rice

Thai Chicken Peanut Rice Skillet

This dish is a great way to shake up your typical take-out routine. The rice and peanut sauce are packed with flavor, while the chicken provides protein for staying power.

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Skillet Balsamic Peach Pork Chops

Skillet Balsamic Peach Pork Chops With Feta And Basil.

This is a dish that has it all. Great tang, texture, and color! Pork chops and summer peaches provide sweetness and colors for this brilliant dish. The meat is seared with some balsamic vinegar, honey, and fresh oregano. Left to simmer until they’re done, you’ll have an entire dinner waiting for you on your table.

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