50+ Healthy Skillet Recipes

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.


Healthy skillet recipes (breakfast, dinner, dessert)

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.

Chorizo And Potato Egg Skillet

Chorizo & Sweet Potato Skillet Eggs

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.

Sweet Potatoes, Sausage And Kale

Healthy skillet breakfast with sausage sweet potato and kale

Spiralizing sweet potatoes will make this meal exceptionally fast to cook. Add in some kale for green power, some healthy fats to cook with, sausage for protein and avocado just because it’s delicious. From Savory Lotus.

Moroccan-Inspired Breakfast Skillet

Moroccan Breakfast Skillet

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 Beef And Sweet Potato ‘Rice’

Ground Beef Sweet Potato Rice Breakfast Skillet

In this skillet meal, the sweet potato is diced into rice-like pieces, making it quicker to cook. Tossed with ground beef and kale, this 3-ingredient recipe can bed spiced however you like. From Bites of Wellness.

 

Turkey Apples And Onion Hash

Turkey Apples Onions Hash Skillet Recipe

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.

Sausage Sweet Potato And Veggies

Sausage Sweet Potato Veggie Skillet

Brussels sprouts, sausage, red pepper and our dearly beloved sweet potato provide an incredibly micronutrient-rich base for protein-packed eggs. From Paleo Running Momma.

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Egg

SPICY SPAGHETTI SQUASH EGG SKILLET

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-Baked Huevos Ranchers

SKILLET-BAKED HUEVOS RANCHEROS

A healthy vegetarian version of a favorite Mexican-style breakfast! Eggs are baked over flavorful beans & crispy tortillas, then topped with avocado, fresh tomato and cilantro. From Feasting At Home.

 

Skillet Recipes With Fish & Seafood

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice Skillet Recipe

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.

Greek Fish Skillet

Greek Fish Skillet

Tangy kalamata olives and lemon, fresh and juicy cherry tomatoes, flaky white fish, and creamy feta cheese? Yes, please. From Primally Inspired.

Garlic Shrimp Asparagus

Garlic Shrimp Asparagus Skillet Recipe

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.

Salmon Skillet Recipe

Salmon Skillet Recipe

Learn some tips for restaurant-style pan seared salmon at home. From Well Plated.

Easy Garlic Butter Lobster Skillet

EASY GARLIC BUTTER LOBSTER

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.

Mahi Mahi In Lemon Garlic Cream

MAHI MAHI IN LEMON GARLIC CREAM SAUCE

Mahi Mahi is a hearty, tender, flaky fish. In this recipe, it’s rubbed in spices and pan-seared until golden then bathed in an intoxicating, creamy lemon, garlic sauce. It looks and tastes fancy but is super quick and easy to make! From Carlsbad Cravings.

 

Healthy Skillet Chicken Recipes

Honey Mustard Chicken And Apple

Honey Mustard Chicken Apple Skillet Recipe

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

Chicken Broccoli Stir-Fry

Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

This Chinese-style, low-carb chicken and broccoli stir-fry is quick and easy to make and be served as is or with a side of cauliflower rice, regular rice, noodles or quinoa. Get the recipe here.

Roasted Citrus And Herb Game Hens With Veggies

Roasted citrus & herb game hens with veggies

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.

Sun-Dried Tomato Lemon Chicken

Sun Dried Tomato Lemon Chicken Skillet Recipe

Sun-dried tomato and lemon partner up for a creamy and zesty sauce with a subtle sweetness to stew chicken breast to tender perfection in this healthy skillet meal. From The Whole Cook.

Chicken Black Bean Burrito Skillet

Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet

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.

Caprese Chicken Skillet

CAPRESE CHICKEN SKILLET

The classic Italian combination of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella is a classic favorite. This skillet recipe takes all these ingredients and adds chicken, red onions, garlic, and thyme to make a delicious yet simple summer dinner. From Skinny Taste.

Skillet Chicken Fajitas With Creamy Jalapeno Verde Sauce

SKILLET CHICKEN FAJITAS WITH CREAMY JALAPENO VERDE SAUCE.

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.

Balsamic Chicken Skillet

Balsamic Chicken Skillet

This Balsamic Chicken Skillet recipe includes a flavorful balsamic marinade, perfectly seasoned potatoes, and veggies of your choice. All you need is one skillet and you’re on your way to dinner! From The Cozy Cook.


Ground Beef Skillet Recipes

Southwest Ground Beef And Sweet Potatoes

SOUTHWEST GROUND BEEF & SWEET POTATO

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.

Ground Beef And Mushroom Skillet

GROUND BEEF AND MUSHROOM SKILLET

7 basic ingredients are easy to throw together any night of the week and go big on nutrients!  Serve as a standalone meal, or with some veggie sides. From The Roasted Root.

Hamburger Zucchini Skillet

HAMBURGER & ZUCCHINI SKILLET

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.

Unstuffed Peppers Skillet

UNSTUFFED PEPPER SKILLET

While stuffed peppers are delicious, most days are too hectic to do all that work. So try this deconstructed version that’s quick and easy with the same flavor. From Savory Nothings.


More Meat Skillet Recipes

Paleo Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

PALEO BULGOGI (KOREAN BBQ BEEF)

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.

Garlic Butter Meatballs With Lemon Zoodles

Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles Skillet Recipe

Spaghetti and meatballs, all dressed up in paleo fashion! This awesome meal features juicy turkey meatballs seasoned to perfection and smothered in garlic butter with zingy, lemony zucchini noodles to pair them with. From Eat Well 101.

Paleo Taco Skillet Bowls

taco skillet recipe

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.

Paleo Beef Broccoli

This spin on a takeaway staple is free of junk and far more affordable to make at home, even with grass-fed beef. From iHeart Umami.

Creamy Basil Skillet Pork Chops

CREAMY BASIL SKILLET PORK CHOPS

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.

Garlic Butter Steak And Potatoes

GARLIC BUTTER STEAK & POTATOES

This easy one-pan recipe is SO simple and SO flavorful. Juicy and cooked flank to perfection with luscious garlic, herbs, and butter sauce. From Eatwell101.

Skillet Beef Stew

Skillet Beef Stew

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.

Greek Beef Skillet

Greek Beef Skillet

A quick and easy ground beef skillet dish with Greek-style seasonings including spinach, olives, feta, oregano, and plenty of fresh herbs. From Closet Cooking.


More Skillet Dinner Ideas

Smothered Pork Chops Skillet Dinner

SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS SKILLET DINNER

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.

Lemon Parmesan Chicken Zucchini & Squash

Skillet Lemon Parmesan Chicken Zucchini and Squash

A super easy, super flavorful, one-pan chicken and veggie recipe everyone in the family will love! It’s a hearty, bright, and lemony dinner that makes great leftovers. From Cooking Classy.

Black Bean Brown Rice Vegan Taco Skillet

BLACK BEAN BROWN RICE VEGAN TACO SKILLET

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.

Country Hamburger Skillet Dinner

Country hamburger skillet dinner

Country Hamburger Skillet is a quick easy dinner made with freshly sliced potatoes, ground beef, seasonings, and grated cheese. Sometimes the BEST dishes are the most simple! A true meat and potatoes meal! From Norine’s Nest.

Potato Sausage And Kale Skillet

POTATO, SAUSAGE, & KALE SKILLET DINNER

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.

Garlic Cabbage Kale Skillet

Garlic Sautéed Cabbage Kale Skillet


A healthful blend of sautéed cabbage and kale makes a wonderful side dish for any main course. Slightly caramelized onion and cabbage develop their natural sweetness for extra flavors. From Eatwell101.

Cheeseburger Pasta

CHEESEBURGER PASTA SKILLET

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.

Skillet Lasagna Recipe

CHEESY SKILLET LASAGNA

All of the lasagna, none of the work! Easy Skillet Lasagna, is an amazing one-pot dish ready in 15 minutes instead of over an hour like traditional lasagna! From How To This And That.

Tuscan White Bean Skillet

TUSCAN WHITE BEAN SKILLET

This skillet is so warm and comforting, with just enough variation in flavor and texture to keep every bite interesting. From The Wanderlust Kitchen.

Mushroom Cauliflower Skillet

Garlic Mushrooms Cauliflower Skillet

Super nourishing and easy to whip up, this mushroom and cauliflower recipe is insanely addictive! From Eatwell101.


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.

Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake

CINNAMON ROLL SKILLET CAKE

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.

Flourless Chocolate Skillet Cake

Flourless Chocolate Skillet Cake

This 6 ingredients flourless chocolate skillet cake is a decadent dessert that is easily made in a cast iron skillet. Top with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and enjoy! From Fit Foodie Finds.

Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

SKILLET BLACKBERRY COBBLER

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.

Cinnamon Walnut Pear Crisp

CINNNAMON WALNUT PEAR CRISP

Incredible cinnamon walnut pear crisp made with simple ingredients and topped with a delicious oat walnut crumble. Tastes just like old-fashioned pear crisp and can easily be made vegan and gluten-free for a wonderful dessert. From Ambitious Kitchen.

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! 

Irena Macri
By Irena Macri

About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. Here at Cooked & Loved you will find simple, delicious recipes worth sharing. From new dishes to old-time favourites with a twist, this is the food I cook and love. More about me here.

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7 Comments
  1. This is a great collection of recipes Irena, thank you! I shall probably try most of them, and many are suitable to cook on the road in the caravan….. this makes for an easy dinner….wooohoo! ??????

    1. Yes, they are perfect for minimal cooking space. We only have one frying pan in our van and I often cook one-pan meals to save on washing up.

  2. We just had Morrocan Skillet for breakfast! Yum!!! Definitely going to check out some of the other recipes! I think the pear crisp is next as I already have all the ingredients at home 🙂

  3. That’s the only thing my husband orders when we go out is a skillet for breakfast especially. I feel like I hit the jackpot of ideas there for sure!

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