Spanish Recipes

Host your own tapas party with this tasty selection of Spanish recipes. Explore classics such as paella, albóndigas (Spanish meatballs), patatas bravas (fried potatoes), pan con tomate (bread with tomato), croquetas (serrano ham croquettes), and more regional delights.

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Summer Sangria

Rating: 3.5 stars 230
This wine punch is just right for summer parties. It's such a crowd pleaser, you may want to make 2 batches at a time.

Spanish Gazpacho

Tomatoes and bell pepper meld magically in gazpacho, which gets body from bread and zing from orange juice. For more Spanish flair, garnish this soup with tapas-style toppings, such as chopped hard-cooked egg and sardines, tuna, or sliced cured ham like jamón Ibérico.


Rating: 3.5 stars 186
On a hot day, use your blender to whip up a refreshing cold gazpacho, a soup from a ripe tomato, cucumber, and bell pepper.

Classic Sangria

Rating: 3 stars 500
Give this popular Spanish drink time to sit—the longer the fruits and wine get to know each other the better.

Arroz Con Pollo

Rating: 3.5 stars 88
This one-pot recipe for Arroz Con Pollo, which is great for a crowd, comes from Martha's book One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and MoreIt's made with bone-in fatty chicken thighs, pimiento-stuffed green olives, chopped tomatoes, saffron threads, and bay leaves.

Easy Paella

Rating: 3 stars 674
You don't need a special paella pan to make this easy take on the classic Spanish dish. Use a wide, shallow saute pan with a lid. Chicken sausage and shrimp star in this one-pan dinner.

Paella For a Crowd

Rating: 3 stars 46
Perfect for a large dinner party, this paella serves 12, but the recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd. It's a spectacular entree packed with calamari, clams, mussels, shrimp, chicken, and pork.

Peach Gazpacho

Rating: 3 stars 88
Sweet peaches replace traditional tomatoes in this savory fruit soup.

Braised Chicken with Potatoes, Olives, and Lemon

Rating: 4 stars 109
Chicken thighs, one of the moister cuts, cook with the potatoes in stock on the stove and then finish in the oven in this casy dinner recipe. The cooking liquid, along with garlic, olives, and lemon, turns into a pan sauce.

Traditional Gazpacho

Rating: 3.5 stars 81
The quintessential ingredients are all here: tomatoes, leftover bread, garlic, and a hint of sherry vinegar.

Easy Chicken and Shrimp Paella

Spanish chorizo, available in many supermarkets, spices up this robust one-pan dinner that's made with chicken thighs and drumsticks as well as shrimp. Arborio rice soaks up the dish's savory flavors as it cooks.

Spicy Mussels and Chorizo

Rating: 3.5 stars 148
Sweet, plump mussels are steamed in a sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, red chile flakes, and wine; chorizo, a Spanish sausage, adds extra heat.

Inspiration and Ideas

Blender Gazpacho
Rating: Unrated 76
An easy-to-make twist on the classic chilled soup.
Croquettes with Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese
Rating: Unrated 68
Croquettes are adorned with parsley for these bite-size appetizers.
Chicken and Chorizo Paella
Rating: 3.5 stars 151

An impressive but easy Spanish-inspired supper that's just right for a dinner party. This one-pan main dish is flavored with Spanish smoked paprika, saffron, and dried chorizo.