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This post features 20 of the best vegan cast iron skillet recipes including dinners and desserts for easy, cheap, and healthy meals. From hearty dinners to glorious desserts, these skillet recipes could be the perfect vegan camping food for this summer – but are equally perfect for a super quick weeknight dinner.
No exaggeration, I probably use my cast iron skillet at least once a day – often twice. It is, hands-down, the best investment you could make in kitchenware. My mum gifted me my Le Creuset cast iron skillet a couple of years ago now, and even with so much use, it’s still going strong – and should for years to come.
Cast iron skillets need very little oil, are non-stick, and are very easy to maintain for years and years, provided you treat them properly. This includes washing them after every use with hot water and a non-abrasive scrub pad with minimal soap – never put your skillet in the dishwasher!
The best part is that skillets can be used interchangeably on the hob and in the oven, so the number of recipes you can make with just this one pan are endless. I’m all about minimal ingredients, simple recipes, and big flavours, so skillet recipes tend to be my go-to for weeknights. I also love the idea of taking a skillet and cooking a proper, hearty vegan meal when camping, too.
Below, I’ve collected the best vegan cast iron skillet recipes on the internet. This list ranges from hearty meatballs and mac & cheese to an indulgent chocolate skillet cookie and fresh berry crumbles. Most of these recipes are one-pan only, too – so minimal washing up and maximum flavour is the real theme here!
Check out these 10 mouthwatering vegan one-pot recipes for summer next.
Best Vegan Cast Iron Skillet Recipes:
Vegan Skillet BBQ Baked Beans
Yummy barbecue baked beans - low fat and oil free!
Vegan Homemade Skillet Naan Breads
These vegan naan breads look absolutely delicious, and are made in a skillet for a quick and easy recipe.
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Gluten Free Baked Vegan Bacon Ranch Pasta Skillet
A ranch-inspired sauce with herbs and chives and smokey “bacon” infused into this delicious, hearty pasta bake - yum!
Chickpea, Cashew & Broccolli with Garlic Sauce
This skillet recipe is packed with nutritious ingredients and looks like the perfect quick and healthy vegan dinner.
Vegan Skillet Shakshuka
A vegan-take on the delicious Israeli breakfast classic that is traditionally made with eggs.
Charred Tomatillo Salsa Verde With Avocado
A delicious, fresh and tangy salsa verde with tomatillos charred in a dry skillet. This looks like the perfect dip for hosting when you want to impress your guests!
'Beefy' Skillet Lasagna
This 'beefy' vegan skillet lasagna looks insane! Made with plant-based beef crumbles, a dairy-free cream sauce and tomato ragu, this looks like the perfect comforting dinner.
Delicious vegan meatballs made with black beans, spices, and quinoa in a rich tomato sauce. All the flavour, none of the clean up.
Vegan Asparagus Potato Frittata
A beautiful, light and summery frittata recipe that is egg free and made with one pan!
Vegan Feta Chickpea Skillet
Who said you have to miss cheese if you go vegan? This vegan feta cheese skillet recipe with tomatoes, chickpeas, and spinach makes the perfect quick healthy meal.
Easy Vegan Mac & Cheese
This easy skillet mac and cheese uses a yummy cashew-based cheese sauce and is topped with breadcrumbs and hemp seeds for extra crunch.
Tex-Mex Chickpea Tater Tot Casserole
This skillet casserole made with tater tots, chickpeas, and Tex-Mex spices is the perfect indulgent, comforting meal when you just need something heart and home-cooked.
No-Knead Artisan Bread
Soft, fluffy bread that needs no-kneading (now that's a tongue twister!), and baked in a skillet. I am HERE for this.
Simple Oatcake Wraps
These simple oatcake wraps are made with just oats, water, and a little seasoning, and the perfect filling-holder for a light and healthy lunch.
Creamy Hot Broccoli Dip
This creamy, hearty broccoli dip uses a base of vegan cream cheese and cashews, and is the perfect healthy (ish!) dip for tortilla chips, pitta, or just a good old spoon!
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe & Kale
A super easy green side dish with a garlicky taste - the perfect healthy accompaniment to any main meal.
Giant Vegan Double Chocolate Skillet Cookie
Did someone say GIANT CHOCOLATE SKILLET COOKIE?! Be everyone's favourite person for like, ever, if you make this recipe.
Crispy Berries Plum Crumble
This delicious fruity dessert is made in a cast iron skillet for no-fuss cooking - and looks absolutely gorgeous!
Grilled Blackberry Cobble
Fresh blackberries and blueberries with a fluffy biscuit topping - really, what more could you ask for?
Roasted Plums In Port Sauce
Dessert couldn’t be simpler than this recipe which roasts up fresh plums in sweet port wine with an added sprig of rosemary.
I hope this post has given you some inspiration for making vegan skillet recipes – let me know what recipe you plan on making next!