Today I'm sharing with you 14 cast iron skillet bread recipes. Whether on the stove top or in the oven, you'll find a variety of delicious homemade bread recipes for your next meal.
If you haven't baked bread in a cast iron skillet before, you must give it a try. Baking in cast iron gives your bread a beautiful, crunchy, golden crust. Plus, bread releases seamlessly from a well-seasoned cast iron pan, making cleanup a breeze.
Cast iron also makes for a beautiful presentation for your homemade bread. Transfer your skillet directly from the oven to the table for serving.
If you don't yet own a cast iron pan, I highly recommend buying one ASAP! They get better and better as they age. A well-seasoned, properly maintained cast iron skillet will last a lifetime.
What kind of cast iron skillet do I need?
I love Lodge cast iron skillets. They're inexpensive, made in the USA, and easy to find locally and on Amazon. Their most popular sizes are the 10-inch and 12-inch skillets (both of which are great for baking bread), though their sizes range from from 3.5 inches to 15 inches.
Check out Lodge's article for more information: What Size Cast Iron Skillet Do I Need?
A 10-inch skillet is a common starter size for cast iron. It's perfect for feeding 2 to 4 family members and can fit a few small steaks or up to four chicken thighs. This smaller size skillet is easy to maneuver in and out of the oven.
A 12-inch skillet is great for cooking family meals and a few large steaks at a time. Keep in mind that a larger skillet is significantly heavier, especially when filled with food, making it harder to move on and off the stove top.
Cast iron skillet bread recipes
Looking for a quick bread or a yeast bread? You'll find a few of each on this list of cast iron skillet bread recipes.
Irish soda bread is a quick bread that requires no kneading, rising, or waiting. Filled with raisins and a hint of sweetness, this hearty bread almost tastes like a giant biscuit! Enjoy warm from the oven with a slab of butter.
This southern-style cornbread is filled with chopped bacon, sweetened with maple syrup, and baked up in a cast iron skillet. The perfect salty and sweet combination!
It's easier thank you think to make your own biscuits from scratch. These southern self rising biscuits are made with self-rising flour, butter, and buttermilk, for an extra flaky, fluffy, and buttery biscuit.
Moroccan olive bread is a crusty vegan bread that's chewy inside and filled with chopped black olives. Makes a fantastic sandwich bread!
This warm, homemade bread is filled with flavors of garlic and rosemary. In just a few easy steps, you can make your own at home.
The perfect way to use up those leftover bananas - make a cast iron skillet banana bread! Using a cast iron skillet makes this bread moist and perfectly cooked through in the center.
Looking for something sweet? Give this fresh cranberry skillet cake a try. Like a sweet quick bread, this cranberry cake is moist, tender, and has the perfect balance of tart and sweet flavors.
Stuffed paneer paratha is an Indian flatbread filled with a mixture of paneer and spices. Paratha is cooked on the stove top in a cast iron skillet.
This chewy focaccia bread with rosemary is surprisingly easy to make from scratch. Pairs well with any main course!
This pumpkin cornbread is the perfect sweet and savory combination for your Thanksgiving table. Topped with a sweet maple butter spread.
This low carb, keto friendly bread is made with almond flour and baked in a cast iron skillet. The perfect addition to your next charcuterie board.
Looking for more bread inspiration? Check out my bread recipes archive!