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: 4.5 stars 1204
This flan is made with condensed and evaporated milk and baked in a pie dish.

Sangria! Sangria!

Rating: 5 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.

Tortilla Espanola

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
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.

Spanish Octopus

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Above and beyond the ingredients, the cooking method, or should I say methods, couldn't be easier. As long as you braise it gently on low heat, until just tender, and then give it a nice sear before serving, you should be in great shape. This smoky braised octopus is great served with crusty roasted potatoes.

Chef John's Patatas Bravas

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
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: 4.5 stars 19
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 9
The sunshine just shines on and on. A delight to the taste buds.
By Allrecipes Member


Rating: 4.5 stars 271
Wonderful cold soup full of fresh Mediterranean vegetables! Quick and easy.
By Allrecipes Member

Spanish Cod

Rating: 4.5 stars 190
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: 5 stars 1763
The BEST sangria recipe I've been able to hone to perfection!

Easy Paella

Rating: 4.5 stars 615
Paella is a classic Spanish dish of rice, sausage, chicken, and seafood.

Inspiration and Ideas

Avocado and Tuna Tapas
Rating: Unrated 288
"Excellent. A terrific starter or lunch. Full of flavor." – c-biskit
Classic Spanish Sangria
Rating: Unrated 958
Watch how to make this Classic Spanish Sangria.
Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)
Rating: 4.5 stars 71

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.