Cast Iron Skillet Rustic Potatoes

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Make easy layered rustic potatoes in a cast iron skillet for the perfect brunch or dinner side dish, that’s both vegetarian and gluten free!

Cast Iron Skillet Rustic Potatoes Recipe

Hi guys, it’s Whitney here, updating this now classic blog recipe for Cast Iron Skillet Rustic Potatoes!

I originally introduced this dish in the summer of 2012 before I owned a cast iron skillet and while I was visiting my parents in Oklahoma. I started playing around with my Dad’s cast iron skillets and creating new recipes like this one for the, then very young, blog!

Cast Iron Skillet Rustic Potatoes Recipe

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Cast Iron Skillet Rustic Potatoes Recipe

I love these potatoes because of their wonderful mix of texture, the middle layer is tender and flavorful, while the top layer is nice and crispy!

Cast Iron Skillet Rustic Potatoes Recipe

These potatoes are the perfect side dish for brunch, dinner or a BBQ! They’re also gluten free and vegetarian, so everyone can enjoy them!

Cast Iron Skillet Rustic Potatoes Recipe

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Cast Iron Skillet Rustic Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6

Cast Iron Skillet Rustic Potatoes


  • 4 russet potatoes (app 3 lbs)
  • 1 white onion
  • 4 tbsp butter (divided)
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp steak seasoning
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary (chopped)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Slice the potatoes and onions. (A mandolin is great for this, but if you don’t have one, slicing them with a knife will work as well.)
  3. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  4. Place a layer of potatoes, slightly overlapping, on to the melted butter.
  5. As you go, layer onions and sprinkle seasonings and one clove of crushed garlic over each layer.
  6. Continue layering the potatoes, onions and seasonings.
  7. Once filled to the top (should be about 5 layers) slice the additional 2 tbsp of butter into cubes and place on top of the potatoes.
  8. Place in the oven for 40-45 minutes.