Spanish Soups and Stews Recipes

Find recipes for cool and refreshing gazpacho for hot days and hearty, comforting Spanish stews for cold nights.

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Slow Cooker Spanish Beef Stew

Rating: 4.43 stars
I have never heard a complaint of my beef stew, it's a great new take on an old favorite! I prefer to serve stew over white rice, it all depends on your taste. You can season the beef with a packet of Sazon instead of salt and pepper, for even more Spanish style.

Bacalao a la Vizcaina (Basque Style Codfish Stew)

Rating: 4.68 stars
This Spanish-style fish stew from the Basque region of Spain is a traditional peasant dish popular in all Spanish-speaking countries (where each has given it their special twist). For example, in Mexico it is usually made for Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Lent; in Puerto Rico it is a year-round favorite but most enjoyed during Lent. This is one of the Puerto Rican versions.

Chef John's Spanish Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo)

Rating: 4.58 stars
Sopa de Ajo is a wonderfully rustic bread soup spiked with sliced garlic, paprika, and ham. If that wasn't enough to get your attention, it's also topped with eggs poached in a fragrant, brick-red broth. It's like a steaming bowl of breakfast-for-dinner.


Rating: 4.37 stars
Wonderful cold soup full of fresh Mediterranean vegetables! Quick and easy.

Summer Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4 stars
A simple garden vegetable soup that needs no cooking and is served cold.

Spanish-Style Oxtail Stew

Rating: 4.43 stars
Famous in the south of Spain, this is simple to make and perfect for fall and winter season.

Chickpeas and Chorizo

Rating: 4.29 stars
Garbanzo beans, or chickpeas, and chorizo is a classic Spanish dish sometimes served as tapas and sometimes as a full stew. This recipe adds potatoes to make a it little more hearty as a full meal. Serve with a citrus and fennel salad and some crusty bread for a full meal. I like to leave the garlic cloves whole as above and spread the cloves on the bread during meal. If you don't, then reduce garlic but chop and don't add until after liquid has been added or it may scorch.

Spanish Garlic Soup

Rating: 4.58 stars
This recipe for garlic soup was given to my Spanish class by the instructor, it's very yummy!

Lentil Stew

Rating: 4.2 stars
My mother is from Seville, Spain and made this for us growing up. It is great in the winter and when you are sick.

Spanish Style White Bean and Sausage Soup

Rating: 4.45 stars
Andouille sausage and kale are great additions to this white bean soup. This soups flavor is blended perfectly. It is a real taste bud pleaser.

Paleo Chorizo Sweet Potato and Kale Stew

Rating: 4.72 stars
This nutritious soup takes inspiration from the flavors of Spain. Garnish with store-bought (or homemade) harissa to add heat or garnish with a sprinkling of chopped Italian parsley.

Spanish Gazpacho

Rating: 4.8 stars
What's better on a hot summer's day than a classic chilled gazpacho? Serve this traditional Spanish gazpacho chilled in a glass or a bowl. You can also serve in shot glasses for an easy, make-ahead summer appetizer!

Inspiration and Ideas

Quick and Fresh Gazpacho
"Quick and easy to make perfect for the end of a long hot summer day." – CondorsCookin
Slow Cooker Spanish Beef Stew
"I made this today, and absolutely loved it. It is one of the tastiest stews I have ever cooked!" – Jwanek

Hearty Spanish Beef Stew

I took two of my favorite Cuban dishes, ropa vieja, and picadillo, to create this Spanish beef stew. Serve with cooked rice if desired.