Weeknight dinners can sneak up on you more often than you think, so if you’re looking for a way to prepare meals with minimal efforts but maximum flavor in less than an hour, sometimes you need to call in for reinforcements, and an electric skillet is what you want. The magic behind this gadget is you can prepare an entire meal – main course and side dish – in one pan with minimal clean up.
Nothing about an electric skillet meal has to be over-the-top, in fact, the beauty of the electric skillet is in its simplicity.
Grab the proteins and vegetables of your choice as well as your favorite spices, and make the electric skillet your weeknight dinner champion.
While you wait patiently for your new favorite kitchen appliance to arrive, check out our guide for 12 healthy recipes to whip up in your electric skillet and get ready to win at weeknight dinners everytime.
One-Pot Mexican Rice Skillet Dinner
This one-pot dinner is bursting with taco night flavors and is ready in just about 30 minutes. Using extra-lean meat and brown rice keeps this dinner hearty and delicious while also keeping it low in fat and calories.
30 minutes 280 calories Easy
Cheesy Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Skillet Meal
Melty cheese makes this one-skillet meal feel almost too indulgent, but fear not – this comforting dish is actually good for you. Easy to throw together and loaded with flavor, this dish is guaranteed to make it into your weekly repertoire.
30 minutes 280 calories Easy
Electric Skillet British-Style Beans in Tomato Sauce
Serve these rich, flavorful beans with a hearty Full English breakfast, or on a piece of toast.
35 minutes 170 calories Easy
Simple Skillet Green Beans
Green beans are a fantastic side dish for any meal, and this version is no exception. All you need are fresh string beans, garlic, olive oil, and a dash of spice for a veggie side you’re guaranteed to fall in love with.
15 minutes 70 calories Easy
One Pot Turkey Taco Skillet
This cheesy taco skillet can be made in a cast-iron pan or an electric skillet, both of which will produce the same delicious result. This recipe calls for lean ground turkey, but you can riff on this with any meat of your choice.
35 minutes 330 calories Easy
Electric Skillet Spaghetti
Topped with boneless, skinless chicken breast, this one-pan spaghetti alfredo is delicious and indulgent while also being packed with protein.
35 minutes 530 calories Easy
Easy Electric Skillet Garlic Chicken
The secret to this deeply flavorful skillet chicken is in the cloves of black garlic, which adds a hint of sweetness and a strong garlicky flavor that you’ll really love.
25 minutes 200 calories Easy
Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet
The best kind of dinner is the kind that all comes together in one skillet, including the side dish. Garlic butter and fresh herbs make for a deeply flavored sauce for the chicken breast and yellow potatoes that you’ll be dying to make every week.
30 minutes 620 calories Easy
Honey Lemon Chicken Skillet
Glazed in honey and lemon, these chicken breasts come out juicy and flavorful every single time. Serve these alongside a steaming bowl of rice and a veggie of your choice for a well-rounded and impressive meal that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
25 minutes 245 calories Easy
One Skillet Mixed Vegetables
This one-skillet side dish is packed with nutritious veggies that will pair beautifully with a protein of your choice. For a lighter meal that’s still plenty delicious, eat this entirely on its own.
40 minutes 190 calories Easy
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
Chips and salsa are a classic party snack, so why not make it a little more exciting? This salsa is made entirely in your skillet and is a great way to put a sweet twist on the traditional.
25 minutes 170 calories Easy
Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce
Fry up these crispy, flavorful fritters in your electric skillet for a fun snack your whole family will love. Serve with a yogurt sauce on the side for maximum dippage.
20 minutes 50 calories Easy