10 Adorable Mini Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Updated: Jun. 08, 2023

These mini cast iron skillet recipes not only make food that's totally cute, but they happen to be delicious, too!

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Mini Dutch Baby pancakes with fresh blueberries and Mascarpone Cream

Have you seen these adorable 3.5″ cast iron skillets floating around? Part of me wants to impulse buy them, but the practical side of my brain wonders how I’d use them. These mini cast iron skillet recipes are all the proof I need that cute food can also be delicious.

Find our entire cast iron cooking guide here.

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Skillet Huevos Rancheros
Courtesy of Love and Olive Oil

Skillet Huevos Rancheros

Love and Olive Oil knows that food cooked in a skillet tastes better. Turn that skillet meal into a single serving experience, and it’ll taste even better! These Huevos Rancheros are perfect for brunch, but I have a feeling I’ll be serving them up as breakfast for dinner, too.

Get the recipe here from Love and Olive Oil.

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Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Burrata
Courtesy of I Am a Food Blog

Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Burrata

There’s almost nothing better than crispy potatoes smothered in an ooey-gooey, soft cheese…except maybe an entire bowl of them all to myself! These mini skillet potatoes are so good, you’ll definitely want to make a few extras.

Get the recipe here from I Am a Food Blog.

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Courtesy of Bowl of Delicious

Baked Egg and Sweet Potato Nests

Who needs pasta when you have spiralized sweet potatoes? Using a mini skillet creates the perfect shape for your potato “nests.” Pop an egg in the middle and bake up one of the quickest (and easiest) meals you’ll have all week.

Get the recipe here from Bowl of Delicious.

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Spinach & Sun Dried Tomato Frittatas
Courtesy of Love and Lemons

Mini Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittatas

Frittata is one of my go-to recipes for feeding a crowd at brunch. By using mini skillets, each guest gets their own individual frittata, which means you can also customize them for picky eaters.

Get the recipe here from Love and Lemons.

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Shrimp and Grits in Mini Cast Iron Skillets
Courtesy of Taste With the Eyes

Shrimp and Grits in Mini Cast Iron Skillets

Shrimp and grits are delicious no matter how you serve it, but something about this adorable presentation actually makes it taste better! This 15-minute recipe is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack.

Get the recipe here from Taste With the Eyes.

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Courtesy of A Cozy Kitchen

Mini Shakshukas

These mini shakshukas have a bit of everything: savory tomatoes, spicy harissa paste and salty cheese. Add in a runny yolk and you have an Instagram-worthy dish! It doesn’t hurt that they taste incredible, too.

Get the recipe here from A Cozy Kitchen.

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mini Dutch Baby pancakes
Courtesy of Nerds with Knives

Mini Dutch Babies with Lemon Curd and Blueberries

These mini Dutch babies are everything! They taste somewhere between a pancake and a crepe, but they’re light and fluffy like a popover. I can’t decide if I want to eat these puffy pancakes for breakfast or dessert (or, maybe both!)

Get the recipe here from Nerds with Knives.

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Mini Berry Skillet Cake
Courtesy of Toaster Oven Love

Mini Berry Skillet Cake

Making dessert in your favorite cast iron is always a good idea, but using the mini skillet to create individual portions is brilliant! It’s an easy romantic dessert or a great way to end a fancy dinner party.

Get the recipe here from Toaster Oven Love.

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Small Batch Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Courtesy of Crazy for Crust

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

I love to bake, but I hate having all those leftover cookies. I know I’ll just end up eating them! This mini chocolate chip cookie recipe is definitely a lifesaver. It makes the perfect amount of cookies for two.

Get the recipe here from Crazy for Crust.

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Vegan Carrot Cake
Courtesy of Uproot Kitchen

Skillet Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Icing

All the flavor of carrot cake, rolled up into a tiny and adorable package? Sign me up! This mini cast iron skillet recipe is so delicious, and it also happens to be 100% vegan.

Get the recipe here from Uproot Kitchen.