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Presenting the Winners from the Cast-Iron Sides & More Contest

Go grab your trusty skillet! These are the cast-iron sides (and more!) contest winners. Find all sorts of delectable recipes our readers love.

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Grand Prize: Muffuletta WellingtonsTaste of Home

Grand Prize: Muffuletta Wellingtons

This recipe is inspired by the muffuletta, a sandwich originating in New Orleans made with deli meat and olive salad. These are snack-sized sandwiches with all the goodness of a muffuletta baked inside pizza dough. You can substitute the meats for your favorites, like turkey or roast beef. —Chelsea Madren, Fullerton, California

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1st Place: Cheesy Caramelized Onion Skillet BreadTaste of Home

1st Place: Cheesy Caramelized Onion Skillet Bread

This appetizer is perfect for a football game or informal party, but it came about because I have two sons who are always hungry. I needed time to get dinner on the table after coming home from work. They love the skillet bread for the flavor, and I love it because it keeps them in the kitchen to chat while I prepare the rest of dinner! If you’d like, you can use homemade biscuits instead of prepared. —Mary M. Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

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Weeknight Skillet Spinach Pie Exps Tohrc20 252187 B06 18 3b 5

2nd Place: Weeknight Skillet Spinach Pie

I love sneaking extra veggies into my kids’ dinners, especially with this skillet spinach pie recipe. With a flaky crust and extra cheese, the kids never know they’re eating a vitamin-rich dish and I’m not hovering over an oven for hours. Put the spinach and phyllo sheets in the refrigerator the night before or early in the morning for thawing. —Kristyne McDougle, Lorain, Ohio

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Coconut Pineapple Upside Down Cake Exps Tohrc20 252032 E06 23 11b 1

3rd Place: Pineapple Coconut Upside-Down Cake

This pineapple coconut upside-down cake is one of my favorites! The tropical flavors remind me of being on vacation with my family in the Caribbean. It brings back so many fun memories. —Stephanie Pichelli, Toronto, Ontario

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Runner-Up: Baked Cannellini Beans

Runner-Up: Baked Cannellini Beans

My sister developed this baked cannellini beans recipe after a Christmas holiday. We were still all together but nobody wanted to go to the grocery store, so we made do with what we could find in the kitchen—it turned out delicious! This baked beans recipe would be great with a combination of beans, too (like half black beans and half white). —Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma

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Runner-Up: Cast-Iron Loaded Breakfast BiscuitsTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Cast-Iron Loaded Breakfast Biscuits

These loaded breakfast biscuits are full of hearty breakfast ingredients like eggs, bacon, mushrooms and cheese! They are perfect to bake up on the weekends, then freeze for a quick weekday breakfast. A gluten-free flour blend can be substituted for the all-purpose flour. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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Runner-Up: Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Skillet CookieTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

A surprise chocolate filling makes this peanut butter chocolate skillet cookie extra delicious! Serve warm from the oven with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. —Andrea Price, Grafton, Wisconsin

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Runner-Up: Ghost Pepper Popcorn CornbreadTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Ghost Pepper Popcorn Cornbread

I love popcorn and lots of spice and heat. Recently, I have been dabbling with ghost peppers and came up with this twist on classic cornbread. Try adding corn kernels for more texture. —Allison Antalek, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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Granny S Apple Scalloped Potatoes Exps Tohrc20 252371 06 23 E 6b 9

Runner-Up: Granny’s Apple Scalloped Potatoes

This scalloped potatoes with apples dish is delicious with breaded baked pork chops, which you could cook at the same time in another cast-iron pan. We are retired and it’s just the two of us, but you could easily double the recipe. —Shirley Rickis, The Villages, Florida

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Runner-Up: Peach Sugar Cookie CrumbleTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Peach Sugar Cookie Crumble

This sugar cookie crumble is like peach crisp with a sugar cookie topping. Since it uses canned peaches, you don’t have to save this recipe just for peach season. It’s delicious with ice cream. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

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Turtle Skillet Exps Tohrc20 251758 E06 23 9b 4

Runner-Up: Turtle Skillet

This caramel-chocolate dip with buttery biscuit dippers is delicious! You can use refrigerated croissants instead of biscuits for a flakier texture and caramel dip instead of sauce. —Betsy Tankersley, Flat Rock, North Carolina

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White Chocolate Cast Iron Tart Exps Tohrc20 251650 E06 23 14b 1

Runner-Up: Cast-Iron White Chocolate Tart

This decadent dessert is worth every calorie. If you aren’t a fan of citrus, leave out the orange flavoring and the white chocolate will shine through. —Phoebe Saad, Framingham, Massachusetts

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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