10 Adorable Mini Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes
These mini cast iron skillet recipes not only make food that's totally cute, but they happen to be delicious, too!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.