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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Spanish Flan

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

Sangria! Sangria!

Rating: 4.82 stars
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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.

Tortilla Espanola

Rating: 4.43 stars
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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.

Chef John's Patatas Bravas

Rating: 4.58 stars
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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
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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
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The sunshine just shines on and on. A delight to the taste buds.
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Gazpacho

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

Spanish Cod

Rating: 4.53 stars
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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.

Sangria! Sangria!

Rating: 4.82 stars
1772
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.

Easy Paella

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

Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

Rating: 4.64 stars
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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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Avocado and Tuna Tapas
Rating: Unrated
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"Excellent. A terrific starter or lunch. Full of flavor." – c-biskit
Classic Spanish Sangria
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Watch how to make this Classic Spanish Sangria.

Classic Spanish Sangria

Rating: 4.59 stars
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This is an authentic version of the popular wine drink. You can add any fruit that you want, but I find that apples and pears absorb all the rum. This one is not diluted with carbonated beverages. I have much success with red Burgundy wine and white rum, though spiced rum is nice too.