Portuguese Recipes

Explore traditional Portuguese recipes with ingredients like cod, salt cod, linguica, or chourico, or try delicious Portuguese soups and breads.

Staff Picks

Captain Duarte's Salt Cod Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
Based on my father-in-laws recipe, these fish cakes use salt cod. Trust me, it is worth the effort to find the salt cod. The slight saltiness of the cod brings out a whole new dimension of flavor. Who knows fish better than a Portuguese fishing Capt? Even Emeril would be proud! Serve with a good tartar sauce.

Arroz de Braga (Portuguese Rice)

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This is a popular rice dish from Portugal. The rice is cooked with ham, sausage, chicken thighs, red bell pepper, and cabbage.
By Nina

Portuguese Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Wonderful tasting shrimp. Easy to make.

Portuguese Muffins - Bolo Levedo

Rating: 5 stars 26
These are tasty English muffin-like breads from Titia Teolinda in St Micheal, the Azores. They're baked on a griddle, like pancakes.
By Allrecipes Member

Bacalhau Portuguese ao Forno (Salt Cod with Tomatoes and Olives)

Rating: 5 stars 2
Portuguese recipe for baked cod with potatoes, tomatoes and lots of olive oil. You need to soak the cod in water overnight to remove the salt. Serve hot.
By Allrecipes Member

Mom's Portuguese Beef Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 46
This is a favorite home meal from my mom. My sister had to write while my mom cooked in order to get the recipe right. It's easy and will impress anyone. Serve steaming hot on a bed of white rice.

Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pasteis de Nata)

Rating: 5 stars 113
Chef John shows you how to perfect the world-famous Portuguese custard tarts.

Homemade Portuguese Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 4
This Portuguese chicken can be baked or grilled. You may double or triple the recipe (or more if required) for bigger batches of chicken. An easy recipe to make several servings for a party!

Portuguese Sweet Bread I

Rating: 4.5 stars 587
This recipe is for the bread machine. It is similar to homemade grandmother's sweet bread.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Shrimp Mozambique

Rating: 5 stars 4
Shrimp Mozambique is zesty shrimp in a saffron and garlic-based sauce. Great served over rice.

Caldo Verde (Portuguese Green Soup)

Rating: 4.5 stars 115
This soup is a Portuguese favorite of mine. It is a creamy soup with the wonderful use of kale, giving it the green soup look. Enjoy it with a thick slice from your favorite loaf of bread!


Rating: 4.5 stars 85
Aloha! Here in Hawaii, malasadas are the ONLY donuts we have! They are sold at fundraisers and are very popular. There are many Portuguese descendants in the islands. Onolicious!

Inspiration and Ideas

Portuguese Steamed Clams
Rating: Unrated 42
Spicy linguica sausage—or Spanish chorizo, in a pinch—flavors the savory white wine broth. Serve with crusty bread for dipping.
Chef John's Caldo Verde
Rating: Unrated 55
See how to make this delicious and good-for-you soup.
Maria's Portuguese Bacalau
Rating: 4.5 stars 55

This is a traditional Portuguese dish that brings back memories of mom. It is not only tasty but it is always a hit at parties. Plan ahead, because the salted cod needs to soak for 24 hours.