Choosing the Right Skillet
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Get up and go with these morning meals, all no-sugar recipes that won’t have you crashing by 10 am. Psst... there’s even a little something for sweet-seekers.
Offering simple temperature control and powered by just plugging into an outlet, an electric skillet can be a versatile and efficient addition to your kitchen. Most electric skillets can be used for frying, sautéing, roasting, and keeping food warm for a crowd, but they can vary in size, price, added features, and how easy they are to clean—some are fully dishwasher-safe, while others require hand washing. To help you find the best electric skillet to add to your kitchen, we’ve pulled together four great options. When choosing, consider how much you tend to cook at a time, what your budget is, and how you’d prefer to clean it.
Simple toppings are enough to make this meal shine – feel free to customize to your taste, but do remember to keep it light, as too many toppings can overload the delicate crust.
If pressed for time in the morning, fully prepare these protein-stacked pancakes the night before and reheat them in the toaster the next morning.
Whether you’re short on space or just a minimalist, we’ve got the tools for you. We tested out a range of compact culinary appliances to fit your aesthetic, without compromising on performance.
Using frozen riced cauliflower helps shorten prep time so this nutritious bowl is on the table quickly. If baby bok choy isn’t readily available, chop up about 7 cups of regular bok choy. Garnish with sliced red chiles for color and heat.
Leeks, white beans, cremini mushrooms, parsnips, garlic and carrots combine into one creamy bowl of goodness.
The ultimate Italian comfort food need not be assembled à la Nonna. Try our deconstructed version, replete with traditional flavors and ready in less than 45 minutes, for a quick midweek dinner.
The colorful and hearty blend of black beans, corn, tomatoes, lime and cilantro enveloping the meatballs fills out this 20-minutes dish.
Fennel is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Combine it with fresh veggies and chicken breast for a flavorful dish.
Go beyond the potato with this skillet-baked sweet potato latke topped with ricotta, lemon zest and dill.
With many of the same benefits as cast iron but without the maintenance, enameled cast iron should be the next addition to your cookware collection. Here’s why.
Cod is glazed in sweet miso before being broiled in the oven. The bok choy is flavored with orange zest and pepper flakes for a spicy, flavorful side.
This healthy riff on the traditional Italian pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines) gives you those brain-boosting omega-3's atop zucchini noodles instead of carbohydrate-rich spaghetti. In one study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, people who ate a higher percentage of their calories from carbs had an increased risk of cognitive impairment or dementia. If you still prefer a classic flavor, swap whole-wheat pasta for half of the zucchini noodles. Grana Padano is a hard Italian cheese with buttery, nutty notes, but you can substitute Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano or any hard, sharp cheese.
Kimchi is a probiotic-packed superstar, full of good-for-your-gut bacteria. As well, the cabbage in the kimchi, the green onions, mushrooms, ginger, garlic and snow peas all promote a healthy environment in which good bacteria can flourish in the digestive tract — so it’s a win-win.
This is a takeout classic for good reason. Tender chicken, crunchy peanuts and soft noodles are tossed in a tangy-sweet sauce — how could it not hit the spot for dinner?
Trust us, this isn’t your grandmother’s turkey pot pie! Our easy version is made from start to finish in the same skillet, making cleanup a breeze – plus, our fluffy biscuits are a nice change-up to the traditional pastry topping. If you have green beans leftover from your holiday meal, you can use them instead of the peas.
This flavorful Kale Barley Soup Recipe only takes a total of 30 minutes before you can dive in.
If your family’s main complaint about boneless, skinless chicken breast is that it's dry, then braising may be your answer! The slow-and-low technique keeps meat moist.
A zesty maple Dijon sauce tops this protein-packed skillet meal that’s loaded with good-for-you kale and studded with cranberries for a pop of tart-sweetness.
White rice is swapped out for brown in our healthier version of this classic Latin American dish. Protein-rich ground turkey turns it into a complete meal.
In this gourmet twist on steak ’n’ potatoes, a shallot-blue cheese butter is melted over the steak. Golden potatoes are made even more vibrant with the addition of tri-color carrots.
You may be used to eating steamed or stir-fried bok choy, but we take the veggie au natural and mix it with turkey bacon, parmesan, white beans and tomato for a fresh salad your family will love.
This 10-minute sauté takes its cue from a classic frittata, combining fluffy egg whites with pops of color from sweet bell peppers, crisp zucchini and golden threads of saffron.
New potatoes, or baby potatoes, come in shades of rose and gold and are simply young potatoes harvested before maturity. Thanks to their small size, fine texture and thin skin, these young’uns are especially quick-cooking!
Dr. Seuss' dish is all grown up! We've dropped the ham in favor of mushrooms, and ample leafy greens make this breakfast a nutritional powerhouse – with just 150 calories per serving.
You can put together your own combination of preferred mushrooms or look for already-combined sampler packages at your local market. Try the sautéed side over top of pan-seared chicken, polenta or even pizza.
Use your own canned tomatoes (or your favorite boxed variety) to make this bone-warming Spanish chicken and rice skillet, a breeze at just 20 minutes of prep!
Our slightly browned scallops nestle on a bed of puréed peas, as satisfying in texture as they are nutritionally robust.
If you have an extra 20 minutes and a skillet, you can treat your family to a complete and tasty meal!