Ham Croquetas Recipe

Easy Spanish recipes

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Create a Mediterranean feast at home with our favourite recipes, from twists on the classic paella to garlicky seafood and chorizo rice

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Looking for easy Spanish recipes? Want the best paella? Try our ideas and twists here.

Create your own Spanish tapas spread with garlic prawns, smoky albondigas and blistered padrón peppers. Or serve large dishes for the whole family, including paella, seafood stew and chicken and chorizo rice. For pudding, there are popular chocolate churros and crema catalana.

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Easy Spanish recipes

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Ingredients

  • We use prawns, rice, chorizo and more

Patatas bravas

Recreate this classic Spanish tapas dish at home with our easy recipe. Crispy baked potatoes are topped with a smoky paprika tomato sauce and fresh parsley.

Easy Patatas Bravas Recipe

Spanish aubergines stuffed with pisto

The slow-cooked vegetable stuffing in José Pizarro's recipe together with the crunchy, garlic migas topping is like a hug on a plate. This could be a main, starter or side dish, it's a really versatile recipe.

Stuffed Aubergine Recipe With Pisto

Gazpacho with cheesy pesto croutons

Use up ripe tomatoes in this silky-smooth Spanish-style soup and scatter with cheesy sourdough croutons.

Gazpacho Recipe with Cheesy Croutons and Pesto

Chorizo, potato and parsley tortilla

Add chorizo to this classic Spanish recipe for extra flavour and a vibrant colour.

Easy Spanish Potato Tortilla with Chorizo and Parsley

Ham croquetas

Bite-sized balls of deliciousness. These little Spanish tapas make excellent nibbles. Filled with manchego and ham, this simple-to-follow recipe makes them an easy treat.

Ham croquetas

Spanish goat stew

Try this family dish from Spanish chef José Pizarro. Slow cook kid goat with peppers, paprika and sherry for tender, flavour-packed meat. Serve with a salad or crisp roast potatoes.

Goat Stew Recipe

Easy aïoli

Want to make a silky, garlicky aïoli with all of the flavour but none of the faff? Try this super-simple version of the popular Spanish sauce. Slather over patas bravas or dunk those croquetas in it.

Easy Aioli Recipe

Pan con tomate

Our version of Catalan garlic and tomato bread, this is a really quick and easy breakfast recipe that Catalans and Spaniards enjoy with a coffee in the morning. It works best with nice ripe Spanish tomatoes. We have plenty more tomato recipes here.

Pan Con Tomate (Catalan Tomato Bread)

Orange chicken with cumin and paprika

Sabrina Ghayour's Seville-inspired dish calls for smoked sweet paprika, cumin seeds and oranges three ways: juice, zest and wedges. A great, summery way to serve chicken.

Cumin, orange and paprika chicken

Classic tortilla

A well-made tortilla is the best addition to a tapas menu, made using just four ingredients. Serve with a selection of other dishes for a Spanish feast. Check out our best potato recipes here.

Classic Tortilla Recipe

Valencian arroz negro (squid and rice)

Arroz negro is a Valencian and Catalan dish made with squid, prawns, rice and seasoned with herbs and spices. Squid ink gives it its distinctive black appearance and can be bought from most fishmongers.

Valencia Arroz Negro V2

Baked chorizo and squash rice with manchego crust

Try our Spanish-inspired baked rice dish with crispy manchego crust and butternut squash for a filling midweek meal ready in 50 minutes.

Baked Squash Recipe with Chorizo

Spanish rice-stuffed squid

Try out our squid recipe stuffed with Spanish-style rice. Impress with this easy, low-calorie fish recipe ready in an hour.

Stuffed Squid Recipe with Spanish Rice

Smoky albondigas

Want the best Spanish-style meatballs recipe? These albondigas are made with beef and pork mince and served in a quick, rich tomato sauce. Make for an easy tapas addition, or part of a dinner-party menu.

Smoky Albondigas Spanish Meatballs Recipe

Spanish-style stew with smoky lamb and peppers

This Spanish-style smoky lamb and pepper stew is really tender and packed with flavour. Garnish with parsley and serve with some crusty bread to soak up all those delicious juices.

Spanish smoky lamb and pepper stew

Easy prawn paella

Paella is a classic Spanish dish we all love from summer holidays. This quick and easy version for two is packed with prawns, red peppers and peas, and spiced with smoky paprika. On the table in less than 30 minutes.

Easy Paella Recipe with Prawns

Spanish-style cauli rice

This quick and easy rice dish is ready in just 20 minutes and is packed with Spanish flavours, including chorizo, paprika and prawns – a simple midweek meal for the family.

Spanish Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Seafood stew with saffron

A delicious Spanish-style seafood dish, this stew features clams, mussels, and roast tomatoes; cooked in white wine and flambéed with Pernod. Serve with plenty of bread to mop up the juices.

Seafood Stew Recipe with Saffron

Spanish-style prawns, peppers and aioli

Prawns, peppers and aioli make for a delicious Spanish-inspired one-pot dinner for two. The garlicky aioli is a delicious side to dip the juicy prawns in.

Spanish Prawns Recipe with Peppers and Aioli

Cod with tomato and chorizo sauce

Chorizo is a very popular Spanish ingredient – you just need a little to add a hit of smoky, spiciness to dishes. Here it's used to flavour a rich, garlicky tomato sauce which is served with a thick fillet of grilled cod for a healthy, flavour-packed supper for two.

Cod with Tomato Recipe and Chorizo Sauce

Baked Spanish-style rice with chicken and chorizo

Try our Spanish-style one-pot. Made with chicken and chorizo and plenty of hot smoked paprika, this is a gutsy rice dish that is sure to impress friends and family.

Spanish Rice with Chicken and Chorizo Recipe

Churros with hot chocolate sauce

Everyone loves Spanish churros and they won’t be able to believe these are homemade! The rich, indulgent hot chocolate sauce is also delicious over ice cream.

Churros Recipe with Hot Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Crema Catalana

You'll find this classic dessert on menus all over Spain. And with good reason. It's deceptively easy to make, the base is an egg custard, that is chilled rather than baked. A cooks' blowtorch will make the crunchy top perfectly, but a hot grill will work too.

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Classic sangria

Channel sunny holiday vibes with this classic Spanish tipple. Grab a bottle of light, dry red wine, some fruit, brandy and lemonade and create your own version of this refreshing punch.

Easy Sangria Recipe
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