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. You will find gluten-free, paleo, Whole30, vegetarian and omnivore-suitable meals.


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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, breakfasts and desserts. You can use a cast iron skillet or a regular deep frying pan to make these recipes.

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Healthy Skillet Breakfast

Chorizo & Sweet Potato Egg Skillet
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.
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Chorizo sweet potato skillet
Sweet potatoes Sausage & 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.
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Sweet potatoes Sausage & Kale
Moroccan-Inspired 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 Wellness
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Moroccan-Inspired Breakfast Skillet
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.
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Ground Beef & Sweet Potato Rice Breakfast Skillet
Southwest Breakfast Skillet
One skillet is all you need to create this satisfying, veggie-loaded breakfast (or dinner) dish. From Eating Well.
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Southwest Breakfast Skillet
Sausage Sweet Potato Veggie Skillet
This Whole30 and paleo sausage sweet potato veggie skillet is easy to make, great for lunch, dinner or topped with fried eggs for breakfast! From Paleo Running Momma.
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Sausage Sweet Potato Veggie Skillet
Healthy One-Pan Taco Breakfast Skillet
This Taco Breakfast Skillet is packed with veggies and protein for a healthy one-pan meal. Gluten-free, with vegetarian and vegan options available! From Walder Wellness.
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Healthy One-Pan Taco Breakfast Skillet
Turkey, Apples and Onions Hash
A 1-pan breakfast or dinner — this is simple food, and delicious! Turkey, Apples and Onions Hash is a Paleo, AIP, GAPS Diet and Whole30 meal! From Eat Beautiful.
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Turkey, Apples and Onions Hash
Skillet-Baked Huevos Rancheros
A vegetarian version of Huevos Rancheros, baked in a cast iron skillet with beans, eggs, tortillas and flavorful Mexican spices. From Feasting At Home.
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Skillet-Baked Huevos Rancheros

Healthy Skillet Chicken Recipes

Easy Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry (Low-Carb, Keto)
Chinese-style, low-carb chicken and broccoli stir-fry is quick and easy. Serve as is or with a side of cauliflower rice or regular rice.
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Low-Carb Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe (Keto)
One-Pan Chicken & Veggies Skillet
One-pan chicken veggies skillet is a quick, healthy dinner recipe with pan-fried chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, and broccoli.
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Skillet chicken and vegetables for dinner
Honey Mustard Chicken Apple Skillet Dinner
This Honey Mustard Chicken Apple Skillet Dinner is super easy to make and packed with flavor. It’s naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, as well as paleo. From Get Inspired Everyday!
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Honey Mustard Chicken Apple Skillet Dinner
Sun-Dried Tomato Lemon Chicken
Sun-Dried Tomato Lemon Chicken is sauteed with vibrant flavours like sun-dried tomatoes, lemon, and capers. It’s ready in under 30 minutes! From The Whole Cook.
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Sun-Dried Tomato Lemon Chicken
Caprese Chicken Skillet
This caprese chicken cooked in a skillet and topped a honey balsamic reduction and fresh basil is the perfect way to use fresh summer tomatoes.
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Caprese Chicken Skillet
Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Creamy Jalapeño Verde Sauce.
Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Creamy Jalapeño Verde Sauce: fresh, colorful + tastes even better. It’s that sauce, different but so delicious! From Half Baked Harvest.
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SKILLET CHICKEN FAJITAS WITH CREAMY JALAPENO VERDE SAUCE.
Balsamic Chicken Skillet
This Balsamic Chicken Skillet recipe includes a flavorful balsamic marinade, perfectly seasoned potatoes, and veggies of your choice. From The Cozy Cook.
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Balsamic Chicken Skillet

Skillet Recipes With Fish & Seafood

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried ‘Rice’ With Lemongrass
Made with lemongrass, chilli and garlic, this cauliflower shrimp fried ‘rice’ is super quick and easy. It’s paleo, keto and Whole30 friendly.
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cauliflower shrimp fried rice in a skillet with a spatula
Tuscan Salmon
Tuscan salmon bathed in a sun-dried tomato, Parmesan, garlic cream sauce on your table in 30 minutes! From Carlsbard Cravings.
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Tuscan Salmon
Garlic Shrimp Asparagus Skillet
A super-easy recipe that is low-carb, gluten-free, whole30, and paleo-friendly!
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Garlic Shrimp Asparagus Skillet Recipe
Pan Seared Salmon
How to make easy, perfect pan seared salmon at home, just like restaurant-style pan fried salmon. Crispy outside, tender and flaky inside. From Well Plated.
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Pan Seared Salmon
Garlic Basil Barramundi Skillet with Tomato Butter Sauce
Basil and garlic. Just close your eyes and breathe deep. Isn’t it the best? It’s aromatherapy, summer food style. Now listen – a tomato-butter sauce. From Pinch Of Yum.
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garlic basil white fish skillet meal with beans

Ground Beef Skillet Recipes

Southwest Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet
Southwest Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet is a 30 minute, easy and delicious recipe the whole family will love! It’s all made in one pan and works great for meal prep. From Recipe Runner.
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Southwest Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet
30-Minute Ground Beef and Mushroom Skillet
7-Ingredient 30-Minute Ground Beef and Mushroom Skillet with spinach, onion, and garlic, is an easy, nutritious weeknight dinner recipe. From The Roasted Root.
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30-Minute Ground Beef and Mushroom Skillet
Unstuffed Pepper Skillet Recipe
Try this Unstuffed Pepper Skillet if you need a simple dinner for tonight! Made with rice, ground beef and peppers in a single skillet. From Savory Nothings.
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Unstuffed Pepper Skillet Recipe
Hamburger and Zucchini Skillet
Delicious one pot dinner that is light & healthy! This Hamburger and Zucchini Skillet is loaded with zucchini, ground beef, brown rice, green pepper, and tomatoes. From Julie's Eats & Treats.
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HAMBURGER & ZUCCHINI SKILLET

More Meat Skillet Recipes

Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles
Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs Recipe with Zucchini Noodles – This easy and nourishing skillet meal with turkey meatballs and zucchini is fabulous in every way imaginable! From Eat Well 101.
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Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles
One Pot Cheesy Taco Skillet
Easy family friendly one pot cheesy taco skillet is a delicious way to get picky eaters eating more vegetables in a budget friendly meal! From Sweet CS Designs.
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One Pot Cheesy Taco Skillet
Chinese beef and broccoli stir-fry (keto, paleo, whole30)
Chinese beef and broccoli recipe with tender beef and crunchy broccoli, made keto, paleo, whole30 and ready in minutes! From I Heart Umami.
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Chinese beef and broccoli stir-fry (keto, paleo, whole30)
Creamy Parmesan Basil Skillet Pork Chops
This Boneless Skillet Pork Chop Recipe is perfect for a weeknight and full of flavor! With a creamy Parmesan basil sauce, these are the best pork chops I have ever made! From Fox & Briar.
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Creamy Parmesan Basil Skillet Pork Chops
Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet
This easy one-pan steak and potatoes recipe is SO simple and SO flavorful. Juicy steak and crisp-golden potatoes are pan-seared and cooked together in a skillet. From Eat Well 101.
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Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet

More Skillet Dinner Ideas

Sausage, Kale and Potato 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.
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POTATO, SAUSAGE, & KALE SKILLET DINNER
Easy Ham Fried Rice
Easy ham fried rice recipe – perfect for turning holiday leftover ham into a tasty dinner. You can use regular ham, bacon, chicken, or tofu.
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ham fried rice in a skillet with a wooden spatula
Chicken Burrito Skillet
One pan Chicken Burrito Skillet with tender beans, flavorful rice, and chicken topped with gooey cheese, cilantro, lime and green onion. From iFoodReal.com.
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Chicken Burrito Skillet
One Skillet Greek Chicken and Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta, and Tzatziki.
One Skillet Greek Chicken and Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta, and Tzatziki…a delicious, healthy one skillet-style summer dinner! From Half Baked Harvest.
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One Skillet Greek Chicken and Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta, and Tzatziki.
Easy Skillet Lasagna- The BEST way to get your lasagna fix!
Easy Skillet Lasagna , an amazing one pot dish ready in 15 minutes instead of over an hour like traditional lasagna! From How To This & That.
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Easy Skillet Lasagna- The BEST way to get your lasagna fix!

Vegetarian Skillet Recipes

Vegetarian Cauliflower Rice Skillet Meal
There’s so much goodness in this easy Vegetarian Cauliflower Rice Skillet Meal! One-pot dinners are lifesavers on busy weeknights and this one is no exception. 246 calories. From Cooking Canuck.
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Vegetarian Cauliflower Rice Skillet Meal
Garlic Mushrooms Cauliflower Skillet
Super nourishing and easy to whip up, this mushroom and cauliflower recipe is insanely addictive! With minimal ingredients and ready in no time. From Eat Well 101.
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Garlic Mushrooms Cauliflower Skillet
Creamy Italian White Bean Skillet Meal (25 Minutes!)
We have a NEW comforting, protein- and fiber-packed dish for your weekly meal plan! This creamy, garlicky skillet meal features white beans and burst cherry tomatoes. From Minimalist Baker.
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Creamy Italian White Bean Skillet Meal (25 Minutes!)
One-Pot Tofu Potato Skillet
Bursting with flavor and packed with nutrition, this plant-based meal is satisfying and easy to make! (vegan + gluten-free) If you’ve been on the fence about tofu, I have a strong feeling this recipe is going to change how you feel. From Making Thyme for Health.
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One-Pot Tofu Potato Skillet
Pearl Couscous Skillet with Tomatoes, Chickpeas, and Feta
Steamy, saucy goodness! This Couscous Skillet is packed with vibrant flavors and freshness. Pearl couscous, tomatoes, chickpeas, spices, kale, and a bunch of fresh herbs and feta on top. From Pinch Of Yum.
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Pearl Couscous Skillet with Tomatoes, Chickpeas, and Feta
Vegetarian Taco Skillet {One-Pan} – Two Peas & Their Pod
Easy Vegetarian Taco Skillet made with beans, quinoa, veggies, cheese and the best Mexican flavors. This one pan meal is a dinner favorite. From Two Peas & Their Pod.
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Vegetarian Taco Skillet {One-Pan} - Two Peas & Their Pod
Aubergine, halloumi & harissa skillet bake recipe
Make this special vegetarian aubergine, halloumi, tomato and harissa skillet bake for a midweek meal for two. It’s an easy one-pan dinner to share. From BBC Good Food.
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Aubergine, halloumi & harissa skillet bake recipe

Dessert Skillet Recipes

Fudgy Salted Grain Free Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
This fudgy salted grain free skillet chocolate chip cookie is made with simple ingredients plenty and has melty pools of dark chocolate. From All The Healthy Things.
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Fudgy Salted Grain Free Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Fudgy Skillet Brownie for Two {quick & easy}
This Paleo Skillet Brownie is the perfect way to end an evening. Grab a couple of spoons and dig in to this fudgy, chocolatey goodness. Gluten free recipe. From Fit Mitten Kitchen.
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Fudgy Skillet Brownie for Two {quick & easy}
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.
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SKILLET BLACKBERRY COBBLER
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.
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Flourless Chocolate Skillet Cake
Cinnamon 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.
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CINNNAMON WALNUT PEAR CRISP


Irena Macri
By Irena Macri

About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. I share delicious recipes that I have cooked and loved. I am a published cookbook author, have been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition. You will find many healthy recipes as well as my favourite comfort food. More about me here | Subscribe to my newsletter and freebies

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