Spanish Recipes

Create a flavorful meal with traditional Spanish dishes and drinks. Whether you’re having tapas and sangria or a full Spanish meal, we’ve got more than 100 delicious recipes.

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Tortilla Espanola

Rating: 4.42 stars
Tortilla Espanola is a dish I make all the time at home. My boyfriend's family are Spanish, and he just loves this authentic dish. It's easy to prepare and always a crowd pleaser. Traditionally this dish only uses only onions, potatoes and egg; however I like to add a little green, either parsley or chives depending on your taste. They're both wonderful.

Authentic Paella Valenciana

Rating: 4.05 stars
I lived in Spain for two years where I was taught the art of making the Paella which originated in Valencia. I haven't found anything on here which is even close to authentic, so I thought I would add this recipe for those who would like to try a taste of Spain. First and foremost you will need a special paella pan called a paellera or just a paella. Trust me after you taste this you'll be glad you bought the special pan.

Chef John's Patatas Bravas

Rating: 4.6 stars
These fried potatoes are fiercely textured, fiercely flavored, fiercely presented, and fiercely enjoyed. How fierce is really up to you and your inner Spaniard. There are as many patatas bravas recipes as homes in Spain, and this is nothing more than my latest rendition.

Pontevedra-Style Spanish Chicken

Rating: 4.47 stars
My grandparents came from Pontevedra, Spain in 1920 through Ellis Island and brought this recipe with them. I grew up eating this dish and my children just love it. Of course, they never measured anything, so the measurements are just an estimate.

Spanish Style Albondigas in a Sunny Mediterranean Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars
The sunshine just shines on and on. A delight to the taste buds.
By Anonymous

Broiled Spanish Mackerel

Rating: 4.7 stars
The quick, simple, and delicious fish recipe is best with fresh-caught fish if possible.

Papas Alins or Patatas Alinadas (Andalusian Potatoes)

Rating: 4 stars
Popularly served in the tapas bars of the Cadiz province, these potatoes are a great side dish with steak or any barbeque. For a more authentic version, top with 2 sliced hard-boiled eggs or a can of tuna.

Spanish Cod

Rating: 4.52 stars
A delicious fish dish with a pungent tomato sauce with green olives and marinated vegetables. Throw some jumbo shrimp in with the fish for an even more delicious and impressive meal.

Spanish Flan

Rating: 4.38 stars
Delicious Spanish flan, everyone will love it!

Easy Paella

Rating: 4.59 stars
An easy to make paella using chorizo, chicken, and shrimp.

Sangria! Sangria!

Rating: 4.82 stars
The BEST sangria recipe I've been able to hone to perfection! If you like a sweeter Sangria, use ginger ale in place of club soda.

Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

Rating: 4.63 stars
Every Spanish restaurant serves this dish of shrimp cloaked in garlic-infused olive oil with smoky hints of paprika and a touch of sweetness from sherry. Make sure you have all your ingredients together before you head to the stove since, start to finish, this cooks in mere minutes. It's great for a tapas party, since you can prep everything ahead of time. Just spoon the shrimp and sauce over toasted bread and sprinkle more cayenne and parsley on top to enjoy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Avocado and Tuna Tapas

"Excellent. A terrific starter or lunch. Full of flavor." – c-biskit

Classic Spanish Sangria

Watch how to make this Classic Spanish Sangria.

Canary Island Red Mojo Sauce

Rating: 4 stars

Originated in the Canary Islands, this sauce can be used to top potatoes, served with fresh bread rolls, or served with white gouda cheese or goat cheese cubes. This sauce, whether mild or spicy, is a delightful addition to any meal. You may add lime juice and or curry for added taste!