Smoky Albondigas Spanish Meatballs Recipe

Easy tapas recipes

Create your own Spanish-style tapas feast at home with our recipes, from classic tortilla to croquetas, garlic prawns and chorizo cooked in wine

Looking for the best tapas recipes? Want the best Spanish dishes for a small plates feast? Try our ideas and twists below. 

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Tapas recipes

Classic tortilla

A well-made tortilla is central to any tapas menu. This easy recipe with just four ingredients is a classic and will go down a treat among a small-plate spread.

Classic Tortilla Recipe

Patatas bravas

Recreate this popular 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

Smoky albondigas

Make these Spanish-style meatballs using beef and pork mince and serve in a rich tomato sauce as part of your tapas spread. Mop up all that lovely sauce with some bread.

Smoky Albondigas Spanish Meatballs Recipe


Piquillo peppers

Bring Spanish flavour to your entertaining with this easy recipe for a quick piquillo pepper salad. These sweet little chillies can be bought in jars and with a little sherry vinegar and parsley turned into a tapas dish.

piquillo pepper salad

Chorizo al vino

This recipe for chorizo al vino comes from Lobos, a tapas bar in Borough Market. It’s really simple but combines classic, bold Spanish flavours and is ideal to serve as part of a tapas spread.

Chorizo al vino

Garlic prawns

Prawns, peppers and silky, garlicky aioli makes for a delicious Spanish-inspired one-pot dinner for two, or a great sharing plate to enjoy as part of a bigger tapas feast.

Spanish Prawns Recipe with Peppers and Aioli

Padrón peppers and chorizo skewers with honey drizzle

These sticky grilled padrón peppers with chorizo and honey drizzle make the perfect tapas dish or finger food to serve with drinks over the summer months.

Chorizo and padron pepper skewers

Cod fritters

A Spanish tapas classic made easy. Bite-sized smoked cod and potato fishcakes bound together with egg and flour then quickly fried until crispy. Serve with lemon wedges.

Smoked Cod Fritters Recipe

Pan con tomate

A really quick and easy recipe for that tapas feast, this is best made with nicely ripe Spanish tomatoes. It makes a good breakfast too – Catalans and Spaniards often enjoy it with a coffee in the morning.

Pan Con Tomate (Catalan Tomato Bread)

Mussels with saffron

Trade in your usual moules marinière for this pepped-up Spanish recipe with mussels, saffron and spinach. Ready in just 30 minutes, it makes a great sharing tapas dish.

Saffron Mussels Recipe with Spinach