Is there anything better than cooking in a cast iron skillet? When you use a cast iron skillet, there is less fluctuation with heat level so your cooking temperature will remain more consistent. I love making breakfast potatoes, tofu scramble, and even breads in my cast iron skillet.
Not only is the cooking temperature more consistent, but you also get a little boost of iron when you cook with your skillet.
These cast iron skillet recipes are all vegan, and many of them are gluten-free as well. If you’re a fan of your skillet as much as I am, you’ll want to check out some of these recipes for your next meal.
1. Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Breakfast might be my favorite meal of the day. This satisfying breakfast hash is made with sweet potatoes and chickpeas, two of my favorite ingredients to cook with.
2. The Best Vegan Cornbread
This vegan cornbread is rich and crispy, making it the perfect cornbread to dip into a hot bowl of soup. Or, pack it in your lunchbox for a treat on the go.
3. Spicy Korean Braised Tofu (Dubu Jorim)
I love spicy food and this stovetop vegan dish is quick and satisfying. Serve with rice and you have a complete weeknight meal.
4. Vietnamese Tofu in Tomato Sauce
This bold meal is packed with flavor and can be on the table in under an hour. You may even have a lot of the ingredients on hand.
5. Vegan Blueberry Pancake
Pancakes are a classic cast iron skillet food, and these vegan blueberry pancakes will not disappoint.
6. Roasted Skillet Breakfast Potatoes with Peppers & Onions
Another skillet breakfast for the books. This recipe is gluten-free and free of common allergens. It’s simple and full of flavor thanks to the winning combination of peppers and onions.
7. 15-Minute Charred Blackened Corn
This is the perfect side dish in the summertime. It’s only 3 ingredients and tastes great served with tacos or burritos.
8. Tofu Tikka Masala
The bold flavor of this meal will have everyone thinking you spent hours on dinner. This creamy dish is completely vegan and incredibly flavorful.
9. Vegan Shakshuka
This egg-free shakshuka is an easy breakfast you can make oil-free if you choose. It’s fresh, tasty, and satisfying thanks to the chickpeas and spinach.
10. Vegan Tater Tot Casserole
Is there anything more comforting than a tater tot casserole? This comfort food is prepared in the cast iron skillet and covered in a vegan gravy.
11. The Best Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry
I love a big bowl of warm curry on a cold day. Made with sweet potatoes, this curry is creamy and very easy to make.
12. Greens, Chickpeas & Tomato Vegan Skillet Recipe
If you need an easy meal that won’t have you in the kitchen all night, check out this healthy vegan skillet recipe. The flavors are bright and fresh and it’s a breeze to throw togther.
13. Easy Gluten-Free Blackberry Cobbler
I love anything with blackberries, and this cobbler is no exception. It’s a tasty dessert that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
14. Vegetarian Fajitas No Meat Tacos
These spicy and citrusy fajitas will please everyone, even if they aren’t vegan! Pair with some skillet cornbread for a tasty dinner.
15. Whole Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
If you’ve never roasted cauliflower on a cast iron skillet, it’s definitely worth trying. This whole roasted cauliflower recipe brings the veggie to a completely different level.
16. Vegan Bolognese
This vegan version of Bolognese has all the Italian flavor of the meaty classic. And, it tastes best when prepared in your cast iron pan.
17. Quinoa Pizza Crust | Olives for Dinner
Yes, you can make pizza crust in a cast iron skillet! This quinoa pizza crust is only a few ingredients, and it’s also gluten-free for those GF pizza lovers out there.
18. Vegan Sourdough Banana Pancakes
These fluffy pancakes are unique because they’re sourdough banana pancakes. If you’re looking for a different spin on your pancake routine, give these a shot in your cast iron skillet.
19. Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
It’s no secret that you can make a mean cookie in a cast iron skillet. This simple recipe for chocolate chip cookies is perfectly chewy and tasty.
20. Vegan Pumpkin Curry
Served with white or brown rice, this comforting pumpkin curry is fast to make for an easy weeknight dinner.
21. Vegan Skillet Brownie
Move over cast iron cookies, there’s a new dessert in town. Camping this summer? Make these cast iron skillet brownies for a chocolatey dessert.
22. Vegan Naan
What’s not to like about naan? This soft and chewy naan tastes amazing with curry or soup. And, you can whip it up in your skillet.
23. Flaky Kerala Parotta
This flaky parotta is plant-based and full of flavor. You’ll love the buttery texture even though it’s completely vegan!
24. Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Skillet Cookie
Another vegan cookie skillet recipe, because who can really have enough? This cookie uses peanut butter for a tasty vegan dessert that nobody will believe is 100% vegan and gluten-free.
25. Extra “Beefy” Tacos
These beefy tacos aren’t made with beef at all! They’re made with a popular meat alternative. It’s a super easy dinner with a charbroiled taste from a variety of spices.
I hope you enjoyed these vegan cast iron skillet recipes. So, next time you’re dusting off your old skillet or taking to the woods for some camping, bookmark some of these recipes for your next cooking adventure!