29 Spanish recipes
Create a Mediterranean feast at home with our favourite recipes, from twists on the classic paella to garlicky seafood and jamón croquetas
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
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.
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.
Spanish scrambled eggs
Deep-fried flatbreads make the perfect base for these softly scrambled eggs, rich with cream and blue cheese. This recipe comes from Nacho Manzano of Casa Marcial, Spain.
Experiment with Spanish and Korean flavours in this txangurro rice dish, brought to you by London restaurant Arros QD.
Gazpacho with cheesy pesto croutons
Use up ripe tomatoes in this silky-smooth Spanish-style soup and scatter with cheesy sourdough croutons.
Chorizo, potato and parsley tortilla
Add chorizo to this classic Spanish recipe for extra flavour and a vibrant colour.
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.
A midweek meal with a difference, our Spanish-style stew features meaty hake fillets, chorizo and slices of orange to pack a real punch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A famous dessert from Seville, torrijas are like French toast with honey, and this recipe from chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, inspired by his regular trips to visit his father in the southern Spanish city, only requires a handful of ingredients. It’s the perfect dish for a Spanish-style brunch or dessert.
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.
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.
Horchata de Valencia
Easy to make and a nutritional powerhouse, check out this super-nourishing recipe for traditional horchata.
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.
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