There’s nothing less motivating than dirtying up a ton of dishes for dinner, especially when you’re not even in the mood to cook. I know you guys are busy and trying to stay healthy, so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite healthy skillet recipes; and, they’re not just dinners.
These healthy skillet recipes are all complete meals and require nothing more than a deep frying pan and a spatula. You’ll have minimal clean-up and maximum flavour.
I am going to cover a variety of skillet meals including dinners, breakfast and desserts.
Ready? Let’s get into it.
Healthy Skillet Breakfast
Who’s got time for cleaning up in the morning? Nobody! That’s why these healthy skillet recipes are so handy for breakfast. From savoury hash meals to one-pot eggs and veggies, these are fantastic to start the day with.
Cooking the eggs atop a bed of caramelised chorizo, sweet potato and red peppers is both comforting and nutritious. This dish is great for breakfast or lunch and will keep you satiated for hours. Get the recipe there.
With Moroccan spices and flair, this sausage hash is hearty, filling, and flavourful without eggs. The added raisins and cinnamon give it a touch of sweetness, too. From Autoimmune Paleo.
Ground turkey, seasonal apples and onions make a savory, sweet meal that brings pleasure to eaters of every age. The skillet dish is touched with subtle fresh ginger and sage. From Eat Beautiful.
Spaghetti squash is the perfect base for a variety of meals. I love its versatility for breakfast skillets like this one. This one is low-carb, made creamy with coconut milk and spicy with hot sauce. From Paleo Gluten-Free Eats.
Skillet Recipes With Fish & Seafood
Lemongrass is a beautiful and fresh flavour, adding some Thai inspiration to any meal. I use it in this sauteed cauliflower rice with shrimp to create an unbeatable aroma and taste. Get the recipe here.
This skillet meal is a summery dream come true with crisp, slightly charred asparagus, garlicky shrimp tossed in oil or butter and meaty mushrooms. Winner, winner, seafood dinner! From Primavera Kitchen.
These garlic butter lobster skillets are a decadent, indulgent dinner that is incredibly romantic – and SO easy! Tastes just like lobster rolls because of its buttery goodness. From Sweet C’s Designs.
Healthy Skillet Chicken Recipes
Apples and chicken thighs stewed in honey mustard? You really can’t go wrong with this luscious fall favourite. Add in some onion for a boost of flavour and garnish with fresh herbs. From Get Inspired Everyday
Tiny game hens pack big flavour in this dinner for two. Roasting the hens atop a bed of hardy veggies will infuse them with even more flavour than you thought possible, and it couldn’t be simpler to make. From Cook With Me Darling.
This Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet is a healthy, one-skillet chicken dish that can be on the table in just 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those busy weeknights when you’re tempted to grab some takeout. From Southern Kissed.
Seasoned chicken pan-seared with bell peppers and onions, and served up fajita-style with a quick creamy jalapeño verde sauce and warm tortillas. Everything is cooked in a piping hot skillet and comes together easily. From Half Baked Harvest.
Ground Beef Skillet Recipes
This is an easy one-pan dinner that has flavours most people can get behind. You’ve got spice from the chili powder, savoury from the ground beef and a little sweetness to balance it out from the sweet potatoes. From Recipe Runner.
Light and healthy one-pan meal with ground beef and zucchini! Tons of flavor from the chopped peppers, chili powder, brown rice, and melted cheese on top. From Julie’s Eats And Treats.
More Meat Skillet Recipes
Korean food is undeniably delicious. However, most sauces include lots of sugar and soy. This dish reinvents the wheel without those ingredients, recreating the perfect comforting street food classic you love with whole food components. Get the recipe here.
This taco skillet makes it easy to create taco salads reminiscent of Chipotle at home. You can also load up your favorite grain-free or gluten-free tortillas. From Sweet C’s Designs.
This boneless skillet pork chop recipe is perfect for a weeknight. This sauce is SO GOOD, super rich and creamy, with a nice punch of flavour from the basil and roasted red peppers. From Fox And Briar.
Beef Stew that’s tender and juicy, simmered in a rich sauce along with carrots and potatoes is a family favorite meal! This classic recipe has all the flavors that slow cooking produces yet it can be on the supper table in 45 minutes. From A Southern Soul.
More Skillet Dinner Ideas
These smothered pork chops are pan-roasted to perfection and then simmered in a delicious caramelized onion gravy and finished with fresh herbs. From Billy Parisi.
This is that dinner you will want to make on a regular basis. It takes 30 minutes and you can serve it in so many different ways. In tacos, burritos, bowls or salads. Load it up with avocado, cilantro & limes. From This Savory Vegan.
This recipe ticks all the boxes—a little meaty, some dark leafy greens, and some starchy goodness. An easy one-pan sausage, kale, and potato skillet that pleases everyone, from cook to clean-up crew. From The Modern Proper.
A go-to dinner recipe for busy school schedules and extracurricular activities. Comfort food that’s meaty, cheesy, carb-fest of pasta noodles in a savory, cheesy sauce with browned ground beef. From House of Nash Eats.
This skillet is so warm and comforting, with just enough variation in flavor and texture to keep every bite interesting. From The Wanderlust Kitchen.
Dessert Skillet Recipes
This giant chocolate chip cookie recipe is paleo-friendly but just as indulgent as the classic version. It’s best served with melting coconut milk ice cream on top right out of the oven, but it’s equally as good the next day (if you have any left). From Eighty 20 Nutrition.
If you prefer a brownie to a cookie, here is the recipe for you. This fudgy recipe is designed for a small cast-iron, making it a suitable dessert to share. Just take your spoons and dig right in… and don’t worry about saving any. From Fit Mitten Kitchen.
Craving warm cinnamon rolls, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of making them? Try this delicious cinnamon roll skillet instead, and there’s no yeast required! From Kale Junkie.
Loaded with juicy blackberries and topped with easy-drop biscuits made with coconut oil and Greek yogurt. The light sprinkle of turbinado sugar on top adds sparkle and sweet crunch. From Healthy Seasonal Recipes.
It doesn’t get much easier than this. If you love skillet meals like I do and want to share these easy, inspiring and nourishing recipes, make sure to do so by spreading it on Facebook or pinning these recipes to try later!