Cast iron is back and for good reason. Our moms and grandmas knew what they were doing with these versatile pans: they go from the stovetop to the oven to the table without a fuss – and look great doing it. And the best part: cast iron is the perfect vehicle for our favorite fall comfort foods, which means dish after dish made with delicious Wisconsin cheese. We’ve got a chance for you to win our favorite cast iron pan, and several reasons to dig your current one out of the cupboard for the season.
Here are four reasons to dust off your favorite pan and get cookin’.
If we told you that mac & cheese could get even better, would you believe us? You will once you taste this recipe. Five different types of Wisconsin cheese combine to create the ultimate fall mac and cheese with a buttery, crispy topping. Bonus points if you serve it in a Wisconsin-shaped cast iron skillet like this one. (Psst! Win one over here)
This cast-iron twist to a popover pancake stars sautéed pear slices, crisp bacon, and crumbly, creamy Wisconsin blue cheese. It’s fall’s lightly savory answer to the question “What’s for breakfast?”
This is the chili you make to impress. Seasoned chicken thighs simmer in a classic tomato sauce until tender, and then are topped with made-from-scratch biscuits with a little kick and a lot of Wisconsin cheddar.
Who says you can’t eat cake for breakfast? Perfectly spiced apples and creamy Wisconsin gouda pair effortlessly in this hearty, melt-in-your mouth skillet cake. Brunch is served.
Which cast-iron creation are you going to try first?
For more Wisconsin cheese-inspired fall recipes, check out our harvest issue of Grate. Pair. Share.