Healthy Skillet Recipes to Save Your Weeknights
Skillet Turkey and Spinach Lasagna
Host a pasta party 35 minutes from now with this remarkably easy (and easy to tidy up after) ground turkey skillet lasagna. A generous cup of summer squash and three types of cheeses mean that each scoop offers the perfect balance of nutrition and satisfaction.
Skillet Taco Pie
If you have 25 minutes, you have all the time you need to bring this healthy ground beef skillet recipe to life. And, unlike many fiesta night feasts, this entrée is high in protein and low in fat. Shortcut ingredients like canned black beans, salsa, and crunchy taco shells help cut down on prep time—and weeknight supper stress.
Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad with Jalapeño Dressing
This nearly no-cook recipe for a healthy Mexican skillet is a brilliant refresh for leftover chicken. Simply warm up the hominy and layer on the sliced fruits, veggies, and protein for a rainbow-hue salad.
Soy-Glazed Flank Steak with Blistered Green Beans
Takeout has nothing on this ginger-scented beef stir-fry recipe! Even with a side of green beans, this healthy cast-iron skillet recipe requires only one pan. (Feel free to use a regular skillet if you don’t have a cast-iron one.) Plus, it can be ready quicker than delivery.
Sautéed Pork Chops with Apples
Asparagus, Chicken, and Green Pea Salad with Mint
Why roast a chicken when the supermarket can do most of the work for you? Shred some rotisserie chicken, thaw peas, and blanch asparagus in a skillet of boiling water. Then dinner is essentially done! We crank up the flavor of this healthy skillet chicken recipe with a handful of fresh mint and crumbled goat cheese, but a pairing like basil and shaved Parmesan would be tasty, too.
Sesame Chicken and Greens Stir-Fry
The grill isn't the only thing that can make a mean steak. Sizzle your steak skillet-style, then layer the meat slices atop vitamin-rich sweet peppers. The final smear of homemade remoulade might just make this the best healthy sandwich you've ever had.
Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet
It doesn't get any fresher than this healthy skillet chicken recipe. Enjoy garlic-simmered chicken, tender greens, and juicy cherry tomatoes. All those vibrant, natural colors indicate how nutrition-packed this dinner is.
Fish with Crispy Bread Crumbs, Spinach, and Onions
One pan + three steps = a well-balanced and delicious quick healthy skillet meal. Start with the bread crumb topping, then wilt the spinach and onions to tender perfection. Lastly, pan-fry the fish until flaky, layer it all together on a platter, and add a sprinkle of tarragon-scented bread crumbs.
Pineapple-Pork Fried Rice
Chicken with Escarole and Warm Mustard Dressing
Think of this 25-minute easy healthy skillet recipe as a template to customize with the ingredients you have handy. Trade kale or spinach for the endive or try thin pork cutlets in place of the chicken. Whichever combo you choose, you'll be pleased with the results after the warm tangy dressing pulls everything together!
Pork Rhubarb Skillet
Rhubarb isn't just for sweet springtime treats. For this 30-minute healthy one-skillet meal, sizzle up pork with fresh sage, crisp apples, and couscous. Rhubarb adds a pleasant hint of tartness to complement the sweet brown sugar and savory meat. Outside of rhubarb season, frozen rhubarb can stand in.
Pacific Salmon Paella
Cilantro-Ginger Chicken with Peanuts
It’s tough to believe with the enticing layered flavors, but this healthy skillet chicken recipe has just 235 calories per serving. A soy and sesame sauce coats each bite of sautéed chicken and acts as the dressing for the crunchy cabbage and cilantro salad. Skip the croutons and sprinkle this dinner stir-fry/salad recipe with salty peanuts instead.
Caramelized Tofu and Thai Basil Stir-Fry
Yes, you can make tofu recipes your family will crave! Sear it in a piping-hot skillet for a caramelized, craveable texture, then coat it in umami-rich sauce. The soy-base protein is a blank flavor slate to soak up all the savory goodness of this healthy cast-iron skillet recipe.
Hungarian-Style Pork Paprikash
PAH-pree-kash. You’ll sound like a culinary pro when you properly pronounce the name of this dish. Take leftover noodles from pasta night (or cook some up really quick) and turn them into a peppery pork paprikash. This healthy one-skillet meal ditches the sour cream and uses plain Greek yogurt instead.
Korean-Style Chili-Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry
Bust out the wok for a favorite Asian creation: chicken stir-fry. This healthy skillet dinner covers your veggie cravings in two ways: first with kimchi-like pickles, then with gingery green beans.