One skillet meals make getting dinner on the table so easy! This collection of some of the best skillet recipes has lots of simple, cheap meal ideas that the whole family will love. It includes delicious chicken, ground beef, sausage and meatless options.
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I’m a huge fan of one pan skillet meals! Not only are they super easy to make, but they also tend to be budget-friendly and healthy as well.
And can we also acknowledge the fact that cleanup is a breeze thanks to everything being made in just one skillet on the stovetop?
Basically, they are my go-to for dinners, especially on busy days.
Side note: I started using a cast iron skillet several years ago and love it! So much better and healthier than non-stick! I highly recommend them.
Ground Beef Skillet Recipes
Easy Ground Beef and Rice Skillet
This budget friendly recipe is made with just 7 basic ingredients and is deliciously satisfying! A meal the whole family will love!
Speedy Spanish Rice and Ground Beef Skillet
A 30-minute dinner that is perfect for those nights when you need to get food on the table fast. It’s inexpensive but tasty and picky eater approved!
Super Easy Beef and Macaroni Skillet (American Goulash)
This classic recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and is another family favorite. So cheesy and full of flavor!
Easy Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet
This budget-friendly recipe combines veggies, potatoes and ground beef to create a satisfying one pot meal.
Porcupines in a Skillet
This quick and easy recipe proves that simple really can be delicious!
One Pot Mexican Rice Casserole
All the flavors of a taco combine into a simple easy ground beef skillet dinner that is sure to be a hit!
One Pot Wonder Stuffed Pepper Skillet
Love traditional stuffed peppers? Try this skillet version that is ready in half the time!
Easy Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet
This easy recipe combines simple ingredients to create a cheesy homemade dinner that is perfect for weeknight meals. Comfort food at it's finest!
Easy Beef Burrito Skillet
Satisfy your Mexican cravings with this easy stovetop skillet dinner! It uses all the traditional burrito ingredients but is so much simpler to make.
Chicken Skillet Recipes
One Pan Spanish Chicken and Rice
This Mexican inpsired skillet meal is one of our favorite easy dinner recipes. Simple, healthy and ready in just 30 minutes!
Better than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice
Skip takeout and make this instead! It's so delicious and easy.
Creamy Chicken and Rice Skillet
A one skillet meal that makes a comforting weeknight dinner! Yum!
Frugal Tip: Substitute the cream for milk. The results will be slightly less creamy but still delicious!
Southwest Chicken Skillet
Simple ingredients combine to create this easy, tasty recipe. One that the whole family will love!
One Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice
Cheesy, healthy and ready in 20 minutes. Definitely a winner!
White Chicken Skillet Lasagna
This simple dish is made with just six ingredients and is so creamy and comforting!
Frugal Tip: Substitute milk for the cream. The final recipe won't be quite as rich and creamy but it will still be delicious!
Mexican Chicken, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Skillet
This hearty skillet meal is quick and easy to make and full of enchilada flavor!
30 Minute Creamy Chicken Spinach Pasta
Chicken, pasta, spinach and a simple homemade garlic Parmesan sauce make this easy skillet recipe a simple favorite!
Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Skillet
Creamy white enchiladas but without all the fuss...and ready in just over 30 minutes!
Chicken Pot Pie Noodle Skillet
Classic chicken pot pie is transformed into a skillet recipe using noodles instead of a pastry crust. Quick and easy!
One Pot Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Rice
This one pan creamy chicken and rice skillet meal if perfect for families, budget friendly, and quick and easy to make!
Sausage Skillet Meals
Creamy Sausage and Potatoes
Ground sausage and potatoes combine with a milk based creamy sauce to create a quick and easy recipe that's perfect for weeknight family dinners! A favorite from my childhood.
One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta
A delicious comfort food sort of recipe and quick and easy too!
Low-Carb Easy To Make Egg Roll In A Bowl
Made with just 6 simple ingredients and ready in 15 minutes! What's not to love?
Creamy Sausage Pasta
Pasta and sausage combine with a creamy garlic and parmesan sauce to create this simple skillet recipe!
Sausage and Lentil Skillet
Inexpensive, easy and absolutely delicious! One of my husband's favorites.
One Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta Skillet
A spicy, creamy sauce combined with sausage and pasta make this skillet recipe fun and delicious!
Brazilian Rice and Beans with Sausage
This hearty recipe is super easy to make and so flavorful!
Cheesy Sausage, Potato, and Broccoli Skillet
The perfect meal for busy days, this easy one pan dinner is ready in under 30 minutes and is so tasty.
Meatless One Skillet Meals
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet
A healthy Mexican-inspired vegetarian skillet meal. Ready in less than 30 minutes!
One Pan Mexican Pasta Skillet
A simple, easy dish that is satisfying and flavorful.
Frugal Tip: Substitute plain yogurt for the dairy free yogurt and a can of drained corn for the 1 ear of fresh corn.
We love this Middle Eastern stovetop skillet recipe! It's simple, budget-friendly but so delicious, especially served with some crusty bread!
Tip: To make this a bit heartier, I add a few more eggs when I make this.
Easy Black Bean and Rice Skillet
Made with simple pantry staples and ready in just 15 minutes! A busy cook's dream.
Zucchini Taco Skillet
A skillet meal full of veggies and lots of taco flavor!
Spanish Beans & Eggs
This traditional Spanish dish is budget friendly and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Tip: Add more eggs to make this heartier.
Tex Mex Skillet Sweet Potatoes
This flavorful meatless skillet recipe is sure to become a favorite! So easy and so good!
One Pot Cheesy Mexican Lentils, Black Beans and Rice
You won't miss the meat in this protein packed recipe! Healthy and simple.
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So I’m a college kid, and super happy to have found these because my roommates and I plan on making dinners that we will have leftovers for a few dinners and such that will last! We can’t wait to try these!!
Yes, these should work really well for that! I’m a huge fan of cooking once and eating twice (or more!). And I love that you all are doing this. It’s such a smart way for you all to save money and eat more healthfully too. Go you!
Thank you so much. I love one skillet meals. Even though I only cook for two I like being able to cook once and eat twice or three times.
Thanks again and keep on feeding us good family recipes.
I’m glad that it was helpful, Suzie! And yes, cooking once and eating twice or three times is my favorite too. It’s harder to do for me these days with four growing children that have incredible appetites. But I still try to do it some as it’s such a simple way to save time and be efficient!
Thank God for these recipes. I’m a single mom with two teens and trying to feed us healthy and save money plus teach them to cook! I know they will like these. I always have lots of veggies, lentils and beans on hand
My goal with this site is to help busy moms be able to feed their families good, nutritious meals while on a budget and I love that it is helping you do that! And kudos to you for teaching your boys to cook. Such a great skill to have- and these easy meals make it simple too!