15 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes – Cook on Campfires, Stoves or Ovens

Cooking with cast iron is a popular way of preparing amazing meals over the campfire, on the grill or camp stove, even your oven at home! Whichever cooking method you choose, these delicious cast iron skillet recipes will be a hit amongst your campers, guests and even your family!

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When planning your camping meals, including these skillet meals, we recommend to do all your measuring, cutting, chopping, and prepping your food before hand. That way, you don’t have big clunky containers taking up precious space in your RV refrigerator or your cooler.

Also, whenever you cook with any cast iron, you need your fire to be hot with a good bed of coals. Also, make certain you’re equipped with the proper cooking gear and tools to ensure efficiency when your camp cooking or grilling.

But before we go onto this amazing collection of hand-selected cast iron skillet recipes, take a moment to read Why Cast Iron Cooking on Campfires is a GOOD thing!

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15 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes for Camping

Cast Iron Frittata

Cast Iron Recipes - Cast Iron Frittata
Photo by Fresh Off the Grid

Boy, do I love frittatas! It’s because they’re super easy to make! Basically, I just throw everything into a bowl, whip it up, toss into a skillet and cook it until it’s done! One pan meals are the best; especially when you’re camping!

And this incredible cast iron skillet recipe leaves everything to the campfire culinary imagination!

Fresh Off the Grid used a 10″ cast iron skillet and a lid from her dutch oven. Then she concocted her breakfast campfire recipe using eggs, fresh crisp vegetables, fresh greens and shredded cheese!

What’s great is she provided instructions to cook this amazing skillet recipe, not only on a campfire but also, the stovetop and oven.

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Campfire Crustless Quiche

Campfire Crustless Quiche Cast Iron Skillet Recipe
Photo courtesy of Mountain Cravings

When you’re camping outdoors, making a pie crust is just not going to happen. Mountain Cravings mastered her cast iron skillet quiche down to to a science.

This crustless quiche is the perfect stress-free way to start your outdoor adventure! And easy to make? You bet! Just throw all of the ingredients together in a plastic zipper bag at home.

Then just pour all of the ingredients into a cast iron skillet over the campfire. It’s got lots of good protein and fresh vegetables to power that morning hike.

Don’t forget that big mug of your favorite camp coffee to give you that edge to reach new heights!

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Sausage and Egg Breakfast Skillet

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Skillet - The Grillin Fools
Photo courtesy of The Grillin’ Fools

Man oh man! This sausage and egg breakfast skillet meal is fit for the king of the campground!

While Scott from The Grillin’ Fools created this cast iron skillet recipe masterpiece, this big pan of deliciousness can be cooked over a campfire grate, on your camp stove or even at home on your range or cooktop.

And look at all of that color and variety in this camping breakfast meal! Lots of meat and egg protein, fresh vegetables and rib sticking starches will help power your climb, hike, or paddle!

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Buttery Cast-Iron Shrimp with Winter Salad

Buttery Cast-Iron Shrimp with Winter Salad
Photo courtesy of Food & Wine

Shrimp! Who doesn’t love shrimp!? JJ Johnson from Food & Wine serves up an amazing cast iron dinner recipe that will entice everyone to come over to your campsite to see what’s cooking on the campfire!

His buttery cast iron seared shrimp glazed in a sweet and spicy concoction served over a edgy crunch salad will make your hungry Jacks think they’re in a 5 star restaurant instead of a camp chair or campsite picnic table!

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Skillet Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole - Food and Wine
Photo courtesy of Food & Wine

Tater tots aren’t just for finicky little kids! Even big kids all the way up to 100 love those uniformly-shaped little potato treats.

Kay Chun, Food & Wine’s Test Kitchen Senior Editor, creates an amazing cast iron skillet tater tot casserole that puts the fun into campfire cooking! I mean, it looks incredibly appetizing as it is super fun to eat! It will make you feel like a kid again!

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PRO TIP: Don’t forget to check out these 15 Best PIE IRON RECIPES for Your Next Camping Trip

Ground Chicken Pad Thai

Ground Chicken Pad Thai - Country Living
Photo courtesy of Country Living

Who said you can’t have homemade Asian food while you’re camping outdoors? Seriously, you can’t go wrong with this Ground Chicken Pad Thai recipe that cooks simply in a cast iron skillet.

Charlyne Mattox, Country Living’s Food and Crafts Director, put together this fairly simple cast iron skillet recipe that can be cooked over a campfire, camp stove or in your oven in your RV!

And guess what? It only takes about 30 minutes to prepare and cook!

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Cast Iron Skillet Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Cast Iron Skillet Classic Chicken Pot Pie
Photo provided by Country Living

Chicken pot pie sounds absolutely delicious on a cool day of camping in the wild, doesn’t it? Borrowed from Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking, this cast iron skillet recipe is fun to create and of course, chow down next to the campfire.

Do consider getting all of your ingredients and prepare them them before heading out on your camping trip. That way, all you need to store are the small amounts of ingredients in plastic zipper bags to make this delicious family-size meal.

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Skillet Steak with Creamy Mushrooms & Spinach

Cast Iron Skillet Steak with Creamy Mushrooms & Spinach
Photo courtesy of Country Living

This cast iron skillet recipe is for you beef lovers who enjoy a little twisty-turn in how to prepare and cook your steak.

Just sit back and enjoy this mouthwatering steak with creamy mushrooms and spinach cast iron skillet recipe that will pair perfectly with your favorite campfire cocktail!

Kate Merker, Chief Food Director of the Hearst Lifestyle Group (Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Prevention, Woman’s Day and Country Living) presents this incredible one-pan meal that can be prepared and cooked over whatever heat method you prefer.

Of course, when you’re finished lapping up the amazing gravy, there’s only one pan to wash! Heck, you could even eat it right out of the cast iron skillet if you really wanted to. Hence, you won’t even need dishes!

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Campfire Skillet Nachos

Campfire Nachos - Cast Iron Skillet Nachos
Photo courtesy of Angie Holden

Did you say NACHOS? The beauty in this campfire meal is well, don’t have to enjoy it just while you’re camping! In fact, nachos can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snack; just as long as you keep the campfire going.

Angie Holden does it totally right with her campfire skillet nachos! There’s 3 beauties here! Her in her beautiful ginger hair, the fact that this camping recipe doesn’t take a boatload of ingredients and it’s totally up to your palate on what you add to it. You can personalize this cast iron skillet recipe down to the individual provisions you prefer.

All you need are, of course, your cast iron skillet, a bag of tortilla chips, shredded cheese, cheese dip and whatever meat and veggie toppings your outdoor loving heart desires!

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Camping Breakfast Skillet

Camping Breakfast Skillet Recipe - Camping for Foodies
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Camping for Foodies Camping Breakfast Skillet is one of the best cast iron meals you can serve for one, two or ten!

This simple, hearty meal ready for your hungry campers in less than 30 minutes. And the ingredients to the cast iron skillet recipe are simple and easy to access at your favorite grocer!

Seriously, all you need is butter, frozen hash browns, cubed ham, eggs (of course), shredded cheese, scallions, and S & P! Oh, and let’s not forget the hot sauce!

But, before you just haphazardly throw it all in the pan and set it on the campfire, you might want to see how she did it.

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Campfire Macaroni and Cheese

Campfire Macaroni and Cheese - Girls Can Grill
Photo courtesy of Girls Can Grill

Macaroni and cheese is like love at first sight! It’s comfort food that’s welcome anytime and anywhere. Girls Can Grill knocks this skillet Mac and Cheese recipe right out of the park!

But, this isn’t your ordinary kids’ favorite. This is one of those camping recipes where it’s the whole kitchen sink and then some! You can make it plain or you can add your favorite meat crumbles, lots of chopped veggies and even some hots! But of course, the star of the show is the cheese…lots and lots of cheese!

Again, like all of the others listed in this collection, this cast iron skillet recipe can be cooked over a campfire, camp stove, your stove at home or in the oven.

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Campfire Skillet Pizza

Campfire Skillet PIzza Recipe
Photo courtesy of Campfires and Cast Iron

There’s no pizza delivery out in the wild but that certainly doesn’t mean you should forgo one of your favorite Friday night favorites!

The great thing about making Campfires and Cast Iron‘s campfire skillet pizza is you can make them for the crowd or individuals based on what kind of toppings they like.

But also, if you or your campers are gluten sensitive, there are gluten-free options included in this recipe.

This recipe can be made in a cast iron skillet over the campfire, over a bed of hot coals or charcoal, or on your camping stove.

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Easy Outdoor Cast Iron Sausage and Peppers Skillet

Easy Outdoor Cast Iron Sausage and Peppers Skillet Recipe
Photo Courtesy of Beyond the Tent

This versatile cast iron skillet recipe will have you drooling just by looking at the photo (above). Beyond the Tent‘s sausage and peppers skillet recipe is super easy to prepare.

And, this skillet meal can be adapted to whichever form of cooking; whether it’s camping, outdoor bbq or in your home kitchen.

You’ll love that the ingredients are simple; to purchase, pack and store. Literally, all you need is smoked sausage chunks, sweet peppers, Shishito peppers, onions with a throw of jalapeño for heat, a bit of seasoning and olive oil and you have the makings of one of the best campfire skillet meals ever!

This amazing recipe can be served a la carte, on a bed of rib sticking rice or smashed potatoes.

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Cast Iron Skillet Blueberry Cobbler

Cast Iron Skillet Blueberry Cobbler
Photo courtesy of Roaming My Planet

Whoever said cobbler is just for dessert should be put in a sea chest and deep six’d! Especially Roaming My Planet‘s cast iron skillet blueberry cobbler!

This campfire skillet cobbler recipe is so good, you’ll want it any time of the day; breakfast, lunch, dinner or 2am when ya got the munchies (did I just say that?).

And even better when served warm and gooey paired with your favorite whipped cream (the whole can?) or French vanilla ice cream.

But what do you do with the leftovers? Yeah right! As if!

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Ultimate Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Ultimate Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Photo courtesy of Just a Taste

I know for a fact there’s not one person in my life that doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies! And I don’t think any of them would say no to this begging-to-be-eaten cast iron skillet dessert recipe.

Just a Taste totally nailed this cast iron skillet recipe down to the chocolate chunks! Let’s just say, if I made this campfire skillet dessert, I’d be hard pressed to share it. I mean seriously, LOOK at it! Would you?

And don’t forget to make room in your AC/DC portable cooler and freezer or RV freezer for lots of vanilla ice cream…or lots of whipped cream…or lots of both!

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PRO TIP: When cooking your cast iron skillet recipes, always be safe when cooking over the campfire by practicing Campfire Safety to Help Prevent Forest Fires

Wrapping up this amazing collection of cast iron skillet recipes

Don’t these incredible, mouthwatering camping recipes make you want to buy a cast iron skillet, build a campfire and start cooking one, two or even all of them?

As we’ve mentioned throughout this article, each of these tried-and-true cast iron skillet recipes can be cooked over a campfire, on a camp stove, grill or even in your oven in your RV or at home! Bon Appetite! 

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