Looking for Eurovision food ideas? Try our European-inspired recipes, then discover our Scandinavian recipes, Italian recipes, French recipes, Greek recipes, Spanish recipes and Irish recipes. Next find out 10 things we love about Swedish cuisine and Georgian cuisine and the discover the lowdown on Polish baking and desserts.


Eurovision recipes

Swedish meatball-inspired nachos

Classic nachos have taken a Scandi-inspired twist, topped with pork meatballs, lingonberry sauce and fresh dill – perfect for when you're hosting a movie night. Now try our classic Swedish meatballs.

Swedish meatball nachos on a tray with fresh dill and lingonberry jam on the side

Cardamom buns

Try our cheat's version of a classic spiced Swedish bun, flavoured with fragrant cardamom. Bread mixes are a genius shortcut – just add butter and spices for the ultimate swirl bun. For a twist, try our cardamom and raspberry buns.

A wooden platter of cardamom buns with a mug of black coffee

The smörgåsbord

This Swedish-inspired sharing feast makes for an impressive spread. Featuring cheese, fish, potato and egg, it's a great alternative to a buffet if you're feeding a crowd at a gathering. Find out how to create effortless party food platters.

A smörgåsbord with cheese, pickles and fish on a white table

Classic gravadlax

This melt-in-your-mouth salmon dish is cured in the traditional Scandinavian way with sea salt, dill and pepper. Serve on toasted rye bread à la Scandi.

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Patatas bravas and chorizo salad

Bring sunny Spanish flavours to the table with our patatas bravas and chorizo salad, served with plenty of homemade aïoli.

Plate of new potatoes covered in sauce with red peppers and chorizo

Danish potato crunch with preserved lemons

Celebrate the potato as a worthy staple in this spectacular dish that delivers a satisfying crisp crunch.

A crunchy potato traybake

Grilled vegetable antipasti

Kick off a classic Italian meal with these gorgeous grilled veggies. Serve with fresh focaccia, olives and cured meats for an impressive spread.

Grilled Vegetable Antipasti Recipe

Swedish mushroom soup

Try an authentic Swedish mushroom soup garnished with cauliflower, fried mushrooms, cress and roasted hazelnuts. Created by the chef and owner of the restaurant, Human.

Mushroom soup topped with roasted cauliflower, fried mushrooms, roasted hazelnuts and cress with a spoon inside

Greek salad

Master this absolute classic and you'll never be short of a delicious lunch. The key to an authentic Greek flavour is plenty of oregano and red wine vinegar.

Greek salad

Smoked mackerel on rye

This recipe for smoked mackerel on rye with horseradish cream and pickled radish makes for a great lunch or lighter dinner for one. The horseradish gives it a punchy kick.

Smoked Mackerel Open Sandwich Recipe On Rye Bread

'Nduja arancini

Try this crunchy arancini with punchy 'nduja, Grano Padano and saffron. This easy yet impressive recipe comes from Italian restaurant Bancone in Covent Garden.

Arancini with 'Nduja Sausage

Pan y tomate

Our version of Catalan garlic and tomato bread, this is a really quick and easy party snack. It works best with nice ripe Spanish tomatoes.

Pan Con Tomate (Catalan Tomato Bread)

French onion soup

This deeply flavoured, beefy onion soup is topped with bubbling cheese melts, perfect for a comforting meal. For a plant-based version, try our vegetarian French onion soup.

Two bowls of French onion soup, topped with cheese toastie

Chicken gyros

This is our version of a Greek classic. Combine herby chicken breasts with creamy tzatziki and salad, all wrapped in a soft, pillowy homemade pitta.

Chicken gyros in a wrap with lettuce, tomatoes and tzatziki

Polish pierogi

Zuza Zak's traditional pierogi ruskie recipe has a classic caramelised onion, “twaróg” curd cheese and potato filling that is adapted across the world to what is locally available.

Two plates of three Polish pierogi


Show off your skills to dinner guests with this comforting tartiflette épinards, finished with a heavenly bacon crumb. This recipe comes from Maison François, a French brasserie and bar in London.

a deep white dish of Tartiflette with a golden, crisp topping

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

Irish coffee cake

How do you improve on a classic coffee cake? Get inspired by the Irish, with a splash of whiskey and Guinness, and top with pillowy coffee-flavoured cream. Why not serve it with our classic Irish coffee?

Irish Coffee Cake Recipe

Dauphinoise potatoes

Dauphinoise potatoes are an absolute classic. We love the combination of cream, garlic and cheese smothered on thinly sliced potatoes and it makes any meal feel more special.

Dauphinoise potatoes


Check out this traditional Greek-style spanakopita recipe. The easy spinach filo pastry pie is super crispy and packed with creamy feta.

Spanakopita Recipe

Rosemary and olive oil focaccia

Check out our simple focaccia with rosemary and olive oil. This incredibly moreish bread recipe is easy to make and the perfect side with any starter.

Focaccia Bread Recipe With Rosemary and Olive Oil

Austrian wiener schnitzel

Wiener schnitzel is the national dish of Austria — it's traditionally made with veal, but can be swapped for pork or chicken. Serve with buttered potatoes for a quick dinner party main.

A grey plate topped with breaded veal, a slice of lemon and crispy potatoes


Similar to a pizza but without the tomato sauce, this German flammkuchen recipe tops a doughy base with smoky bacon lardons, crème fraîche, nutmeg and fresh thyme.

An aerial shot of two flatbread pizzas topped with bacon

Chunky cod fritters with aïoli

Pastéis de bacalhau are served everywhere in Portugal, from cafés to restaurants and school canteens. This version comes from London's TĀ TĀ Eatery and can be made in advance and frozen, so they're ready for a snack or unexpected guests.

Chunky Portuguese cod fritters


Got 10 minutes to spare? Ditch the jar and make your own Provençal-style tapenade instead. Spread over toasted baguette for lunch or stuff into poultry for a main course.

Tapenade Recipe

Ukrainian cauliflower fritters

In Ukraine, all sorts of things, from schnitzel to whole river fish are fried in batter. Here, cauliflower gets the treatment. These easy fritters with a simple dip make for great snacks, ready in just 25 minutes.

Ukrainian cauliflower Fritters

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 and make for an easy tapas addition.

Smoky albondigas

Belgian beer mussels

Trappist beers are malty, high-strength beers that are usually sweeter tasting. Try the mussel liquor after adding a little of the cream, then add more, if you prefer, to balance the beer flavours. Serve with crispy french fries for a simple main meal for two.

Belgian Beer Mussels Recipe

Kleinur Icelandic doughnuts

Try chef Aggi Sverrisson's recipe for traditional Icelandic twisted doughnuts, also known as Kleinur. Deep fry your batter and dust with icing sugar.

Two Icelandic kleinur doughnuts on a white plate

Moldavian layered pie with hemp cream

This traditional Eastern Romanian sweet pie is made of layers of flatbread soaked in a honey syrup and spread with a hemp seed filling.

Moldavian layered pie on a silver tray on top of a white patterned tablecloth

Lohikeitto (Finnish salmon soup)

Flavoured with dill and allspice, this simple salmon and potato soup is a Finnish classic. Serve it for a comforting lunch or starter course.

Potato Soup Recipe with Salmon (Lohikeitto)


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