6 Recipes That Prove How Amazing Your Cast-Iron Skillet Is
Baked pastas, succulent chicken, cookies—is there anything this pan can't do?
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A Truly One-Pan Mac 'n' Cheese
If you've got a cast-iron skillet handy, there's no need to boil the pasta in one pot and then transfer it to a casserole dish to bake with the cheese. This groundbreaking recipe has you sauté onion and Swiss chard in the pan, make a roux and add smoked Gouda to make a sauce. In goes vegetable broth and elbow macaroni, and you transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until the pasta is tender. The completed dish is wonderfully cheesy, with an earthy balance from the hearty greens.
Get the recipe: Mac 'n' Smoked Gouda with Swiss Chard and Horseradish Crumbs