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skillet of sliced potatoes with topping.

Cast Iron Skillet Potatoes

Iron Skillet Potatoes are the perfect way to stay out of the kitchen. Let your grill master cook the meat and the potatoes or cook them in the oven.
4.84 from 12 votes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 people
Calories 211 kcal


  • 2 lbs. small red potatoes scrubbed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • ½ stick butter (4 Tablespoons)
  • salt and pepper to taste (cayenne pepper recommended)
  • 6-8 slices bacon sliced into small pieces and cooked
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Slice potatoes about ¼ inch thick.
  • Layer them in a 10 inch cast iron skillet, creating 2 circles and then fill in the middle section.
  • Melt butter in saucepan.
  • Add garlic and onion
  • Cook on med-low 7-8 minutes
  • Pour butter mixture over potatoes
  • Cover tightly with foil
  • Cook over indirect medium heat for about 45 minutes, checking for doneness after 35 minutes.
  • When potatoes are fork tender sprinkle with cheese and bacon bits
  • Recover and put back on heat 4-5 minutes or just until cheese melts.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.


If you prefer to cook these potatoes in the oven bake them at 350 degrees, covered, and begin checking for doneness at 35 minutes. 


Sodium: 132mgCalcium: 90mgVitamin C: 22mgVitamin A: 46IUSugar: 4gFiber: 4gPotassium: 1087mgCholesterol: 4mgCalories: 211kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 3gProtein: 8gCarbohydrates: 39gIron: 2mg
Keyword cast iron
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