Quick and Delicious Electric Skillet Recipes Oct 10, 2019 yumme Equipment 0 So you got yourself a nice electric skillet but you don’t know any good recipes? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. After all there are so many delicious meals you can make with a skillet — meat, pasta, appetizers, various side dishes, and even a vegetarian dish meal or two. All you need is some inspiration and these amazing recipes. An electric skillet has many advantages over stoves and ovens, and with the right recipes, you’ll be able to make all your meals delicious. So what can you cook with an electric skillet? Here’s our favorite electric frying pan recipes that will turn you into a skillet Martha Stewart. Top electric frying pan recipes 1. Chicken fajitas with vegetables Fans of Mexican cuisine will definitely love this one. It’s simple to prepare in the skillet and guarantees a delicious dinner. Time Total: 50 min Preparation: 30 min Cook: 20 min Yield: 6 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 tsp. cumin 1/4 cup lime juice (about 3 limes) 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 pound chicken breasts — boneless and skinless 3 bell peppers, thinly sliced 1 onion, thinly sliced salt pepper tortillas (optional) Directions Mix together 1/2 cup olive oil, cumin, lime juice, and pepper flakes in a large bowl. Season the meat with salt and pepper, add it to the bowl, and mix lightly to coat. Leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Once the meat has marinated in the fridge, heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and stir-fry until it gets golden, preferably 8 minutes per side. Afterward, cut the meat into slices. Cook bell peppers and onion for 5 minutes in the skillet, and then add chicken. Stir slowly until everything’s combined. We recommend you serve the dish with tortillas. 2. Steak and Potato Toast Steak and potatoes make an excellent combination. Put it on toast and you have a full meal! If you’re a fan of dishes with lots of meat, we’re sure you’ll love this simple skillet dinner. Time Total: 40 min Preparation: 10 min Cooking: 30 min Yield: 4 sandwiches Ingredients & directions Check out the recipe here. 3. Skillet Steak with Mushrooms This simple but delicious skillet meal can be a fantastic one-meal dish. Not only will its taste knock you off your feet, but this is also one of the healthiest skillet recipes you can find. Bear in mind that you’ll need an oven-safe, detachable skillet for this recipe. Time Total: 25 min Preparation: 5 min Cooking: 20 min Yield: 1 serving Ingredients 12 ounces beef top sirloin steak (boneless) 6 ounces trimmed broccoli rabe 2 c. peas (frozen) 3 c. fresh mushrooms 2 tsp. canola oil 2 tsp. salt-free grilling seasoning 1 c. beef broth 1 tbsp. mustard 2 tsp. cornstarch ¼ tsp. salt Directions Cut the beef into 1-inch thick pieces and sprinkle with the seasoning. Once you slice the mushrooms, preheat the oven to 350°F. Set the skillet temperature to medium-high, heat the oil and then add beef and broccoli in your skillet. Cook for 4 minutes. Turn broccoli rabe once while cooking it, but don’t turn the meat. Place the peas in the skillet around the meat, detach the skillet and place in the oven, and bake until meat is medium-rare. Afterwards, remove the veggies and meat from the skillet and cover with a lid or foil to keep warm. Add mushrooms to the drippings left in the electric skillet and cook for 3 minutes. In a separate dish, whisk together mustard, cornstarch, beef broth, and salt, and add this mixture to the skillet. Cook and stir until the sauce becomes thick and bubbly. Serve the beef and veggies with the sauce. 4. Buffalo Wing Chicken Burgers If you love burgers and buffalo wing sauce like us, here’s a delicious chicken burger recipe that will make your lunch both fresh and spicy. You’ll be relieved to hear that this simple skillet recipe will take less only 35 minutes to make from start to finish. Even if you’re not an experienced cook, you’ll find this dish meal easy to make. Time Total: up to 35 min Preparation: 20 min Cooking: 12–15 min Yields: 4 servings Ingredients & directions Check out the recipe here. 5. Upside-Down Pizza Casserole If you’re a fan of melted cheese and ground beef, you’ll love this pizza recipe. Additionally, you can add your favorite pizza toppings, and this home-made dish meal will be even tastier than those at your local pizza joint. Time Total: 30 min Preparation: 5 min Cooking: 25 min Yields: 6 servings Ingredients & directions See the recipe here. 6. Indian Vegetable and Rice Dish Meal If you’re a vegetarian, or just like of Indian cuisine, this might become one of your favorite dishes. This amazing one-dish meal combines various traditional Indian flavors, and it’s really easy to make. Time Total: 40 min Preparation: 10 min Cooking: 30 min Yields: 8 cups Ingredients 2 c. mixed vegetables (our suggestion: carrots, peas, cauliflower, and peppers) 1 c. white rice 1 large baking potato a 15.5-ounce can kidney beans (drained and rinsed) 2 tsp. vegetable oil 1 onion 1 tsp fresh ginger, or ½ tsp. ground ½ tsp. turmeric ½ tsp. ground cumin 2 ½ c. water ½ tsp. salt (optional) Directions Chop the onion, and peel and dice the potato. Heat the oil in a large skillet set to medium heat. Add ginger, onion, turmeric, and cumin. Stir and cook for one minute. Add the remaining ingredients to the skillet. Bring to boil, then cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 20–25 minutes. Finally, serve hot. 7. Electric Skillet Fried Fish The electric skillet is mostly used for preparing meat and vegetables, but did you know you can also use it to make fish? Try this delicious meal, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with it. Serve it when you invite your friends over for dinner and you’ll be praised for your cooking skills. Time Total: 20 min Preparation: 14 min Cooking: 6 min Yields: 5 fish fillets Ingredients 5 white fish fillets 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil 1 tsp. oregano (dried) ¾ tsp. powdered garlic 1 ½ c. bread crumbs 1 slightly beaten egg 4 tbsp. canola oil ¾ tsp. salt ¾ tsp. pepper Directions Rinse the fillets with cold water and dry them with a paper towel. Mix bread crumbs, basil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. In a small bowl, beat the egg and dip the fish fillets one by one. Remove the fillets from the egg and coat them with the bread crumb mix. Press it firmly so that it sticks to the fish. Preheat your electric skillet to 355°F and add the canola oil. Put the coated fillets in the skillet and fry until both sides turn golden brown. When frying the fillets, make sure to keep the temperature between 325°F and 375°F. Bear in mind that you should flip the fillets only once. Best Skillet Appetizers and Side Dishes Along with your main meal, you can whip up some great side dishes with this versatile appliance. So what appetizers can you make with an electric skillet? Here’s a few. 1. Crimini Mushrooms Crimini mushrooms are a perfect side-dish. They make a particularly good combination with meat. They also make for an amazing appetizer or a light dinner for one. We’re sure that this meal, which combines soy sauce with mushrooms and chicken broth, will soon become one of your favorite recipes for your electric skillet. Time Total: 35 min Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 20 min Yields: 4 servings Ingredients & directions Check out the recipe here. 2. Caramelized Onion and Cranberry Crostini Crostini is an Italian appetizer that combines toasted bread brushed with olive oil, and tasty ingredients that serve as a topping. With this recipe you can make a delicious, savory-sweet appetizer that will leave a lasting impression on your dinner guests. Time Total: 50 min Preparation: 10 min Cooking: 30 min Ingredients & directions See the full recipe here. 3. Skillet Zucchini Zucchini is a great choice for a side-dish. This recipe will help make this common side-dish interesting and delicious. It also gives you multiple options. You can serve it on top of pasta and make a vegetarian meal. Alternatively, mix it with grilled chicken or serve it with pork chops — they are a perfect match. Time Total: 15 min Preparation: 5 min Cooking: 10 min Yields: 6 servings Ingredients 3 medium zucchini cut in slices 1 sliced onion a tomato cut into thin wedges 1 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. olive oil Salt Pepper 1 tsp dried thyme or 1 tbsp fresh Directions Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet set to medium heat. Add zucchini and onion. Cook for about 3 minutes until zucchini becomes slightly tender. Finally, add the remaining ingredients and stir. The meal is ready to be served. 4. 5-minute Skillet Broccoli Looking for a simple, tasty side dish that is also pretty fast to make? Here is another great recipe that you will fall in love with. Broccoli is not only incredibly healthy and rich in fiber but also makes a quite delicious side dish. Time Total: 5 min Ingredients 6 c. broccoli florets 1-2 tbsp. olive oil ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth A pinch of salt Grated Parmesan cheese Directions Heat the olive oil in your electric skillet over medium-high heat. Next, add broccoli in a single layer and add salt. After 30 seconds, stir well. Add the broth to skillet, cover it, and reduce the temperature to medium. Let it simmer for 2–3 minutes, until the broccoli gets bright green. If you prefer your broccoli more tender, you can cook for another extra minute. Finally, remove everything from the skillet. Add some salt and parmesan and your meal is ready to be served! Best Electric Skillet Desserts Can you make desserts with an electric skillet? You bet you can. Here are our favorite skillet deserts. 1. Apple Pie Apple pie is a traditional dessert enjoyed on many occasions. Making an apple pie, or any fruit pie, in an electric skillet is unbelievably simple and fast. Moreover, we know what a nuisance it is to bake anything in an oven when it’s boiling hot outside, so you’ll find this electric skillet recipe perfect for summer days. Time Total: 35 min Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 20 min Ingredients 3 – 4 waffled Fuji apples 1 pie crust 1 package apple crisp dessert mix Mini marshmallows (optional) Directions Roll out the pie crust and press it into a cake pan. Put layers of apples on the crust until the pan gets slightly overfilled. Sprinkle the apple crisp dessert mix evenly. Add marshmallows on top. Put the cake pan into a cold skillet and cover it. Cook for about 20 minutes at 400°F. 2. Delicious Electric Skillet Fudge Making smooth, creamy fudge is great, but making it in an electric skillet is just amazing! This peanut butter fudge is incredibly easy to make, and you can also experiment and use chocolate instead. Time Total: 15 min Preparation: 10 min Cooking: 5 min Ingredients 1 c. marshmallow cream 2 c. sugar 3 tbsp. Butter A 12-ounce peanut butter jar or 1½ c. chocolate chips 1 tsp. vanilla Directions Mix sugar, butter, and milk in a skillet over 280°F. Cook the mixture for about 5 minutes. Once it starts boiling, stir continuously. Add marshmallows, vanilla, and peanut butter, and stir well for one minute. Finally, pour in a buttered pan and cut. 3. Blackberry Cobbler Here is another great recipe for hot summer days. Even if you’re not a blackberry fan, this cobbler’s perfect biscuit topping works with any fruit of your liking. Moreover, it includes ice-cream served on top, which makes this a perfect dessert. Time Total: 1h 35 min Preparation: 20 min Cooking: 1h 15 min Ingredients & directions Find the recipe here. 4. Peanut Butter Brownie In this brownie recipe, traditional chocolate chip cookie dough is replaced by peanut butter. The result is a super-tasty sugar rush. You can be sure that everyone with a sweet tooth will adore it. Time Total: 50 min Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 35 min Yields: 10-12 servings Ingredients & directions Find this delicious electric skillet recipe here. Conclusion An electric skillet will make your cooking faster, more efficient, and outright delicious. You can create big meals for dinner parties or a single meal for evenings when you’re alone. In any case, these beautiful recipes will help you become an amazing cook with your skillet.