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32 BEST Spanish Foods To Make At Home!

32 BEST Spanish Foods To Make At Home!

Take a culinary trip with me to try Spanish Foods of all manner and types, from sweet to savory!

One incredible way to explore Spain is through your taste buds.

Marvel at these lovely choices and flavors that make use of fresh and colorful ingredients from all over the Spanish Country.

There are hearty stews, filling lunches, light bites, desserts, and more to cater to every palate.

Enjoy some Spanish excitement without leaving your kitchen as you try the puchero, delicious tapas, salads, barbeques and so much more on this list.

Keep reading and tickle your taste buds with a foodie experience straight out of Spain!

From Paella (Spanish Rice) to Spanish Olive Oil Tortas (Tortas de Aceite) to Spanish Barbecued Ribs (Costillas A La Parrilla) there’s something for everyone here.

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This traditional Spanish recipe is a terrific party food famed for saffron-infused rice and loaded with seafood or whatever your heart desires!

Use a skillet or a large pot if you do not have a paella pan and follow this straightforward recipe.

Cook your paella uncovered unlike biryani or jambalaya for the best results.

Most side dishes that go with jambalaya will do well with paella.

So. Much. Food.

The black Iberian pig is reared in a unique way making it rare and its ham will be some of the best you will ever taste.

Move over Paella!

Pair this Spanish meal with a bold red wine and enjoy.

This is a meat and chickpea stew from Andalusia in Spain.

This stew can be stretched over a few meals. 

Just reheat it on low so the vegetables don’t turn to mush.

Serve it over rice, noodles, or just as is on those cold evenings.

This is a traditional Spanish recipe that only needs one pot and can be slow-cooked on a stovetop.

Add hot chili powder instead of paprika for that extra kick.

Cook it as long as needed till the texture is right for you and the meat is fall-of-the-bone tender.

Serve with French fries, mashed potatoes, and a loaf of bread to sponge off your bowl.

Spain’s signature sausage will find its way into your home and backyard with this must-try recipe.

Here in Texas chorizo is popular in breakfast tacos and crumbled into frittatas. 

But Spanish chorizo comes in links!

Your BBQs will never be the same again!

Grill your links over charcoal or electric flame, toss them in your smoker, sizzle some in a skillet, or cook them according to any recipe you have that calls for raw chorizo.

This edible work of art can be frozen for up to three months in a zipper bag.

This recipe yields pockets of joy that are pure perfection.

Get everyone involved in folding and filling the lovely pockets of fun and have a blast in your kitchen.

The empanadas are a meal but you can lighten them with a green salad or some guacamole.

You can follow this recipe but get creative with the fillings for something different.

Any Spaniard will swear by gazpacho and its ability to fix everything, especially on a hot summer day.

Simply add all your ingredients to your blender and puree till it’s right for you; chill it in your freezer and serve!

Add some toppings and eat it like soup or pop in a straw and enjoy!

Once you try this recipe, you will be trying it consistently as the crispy, spicy Patatas is both savory and addictive.

This appetizer snack is a great party food especially when alcohol is involved.

Try this easy recipe and discover why Patatas Bravas is a favorite in Spain.

This recipe is a keeper and will elevate your ordinary meatballs to a whole new level.

These little guys are first pan-fried and then simmered in sauce infusing them with such finger-licking flavors that one serving is never enough.

Serve them in a small dish as a tapa or over rice or noodles as the main meal.

This is an easy bean stew with porky goodness that provides comfort on many cold evenings.

Use any white beans in your pantry and remember to soak them overnight.

This is a bowl of deliciousness that feels like a familiar hug.

Try this simple recipe for breakfast and it will soon be a favorite.

Pan Con Tomate is simply some toasted bread smothered with grated tomatoes and rubbed with garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, and sea salt to taste.

Serve it immediately after preparing so the bread does not become soggy.

This is a sweet and dreamy treat perfect for lovers of bread puddings and French bread.

While this recipe calls for soaking the bread in milk, you can also soak it in sherry or sweet red wine for a different kick!

Serve them straight from the pan as a dessert, snack, or breakfast.

Try this recipe and fall in love with the delicious bite-sized food rolls that are crunchy on the outside and creamy inside.

You can substitute the ham with some minced chicken with the same amazing results.

Have fun with the ingredients and whip out your version of Spanish Croquettes.

The Croquetas are great for game day, a party, or as a snack washed down with a beer or a glass of wine.

This is an easy yet comforting dessert with a lemon twist mingling with warm cinnamon that will leave your tastebuds roaring for more.

You can add some granulated sugar if the condensed milk is not sweet enough.

Top it with some fruit, nuts, or raisins, and enjoy it warm or cold.

This spicy dish is popular with Spaniards and will be a special treat for your family.

If you do not want a super salty fish that is tough to chew, make plans to soak the cod for several days.

No rush!

Serve this simple masterpiece with rice, bread, or potatoes to mop up the sauce.

Grab the ingredients and make this glorious Spanish omelet that will be devoured in seconds.

This versatile food can be served at any time of the day; breakfast, snack, lunch, as an appetizer, or as a main course with resounding success.

A non-stick pan with gently sloping sides will be of great help, especially when flipping your tortilla.

These thin, crispy Spanish crackers are a perfect snack on their own or with some tea or sweet sparkly wine.

They keep for up to 5days in an airtight container.

Simple is more in this must-keep recipe.

This soup is bold, smokey, garlicky, and rejuvenating making it perfect thanks to the magical infusion of the simple ingredients.

Customize the soup with your favorite herbs and enjoy!

Here are even more Spanish Soups to add to your meal rotation!

This easy recipe will become a favorite in your household thanks to the ease of preparation and the amazing pop of flavors.

A food processor or blender is necessary for a smooth consistency.

This is one unforgettable sauce you will want to experience time and again.

The flavor from roasted tomatoes and pepper is bold and zippy making it a perfect dip for bread and raw vegetables.

The almonds in this recipe are the soul of the soup while garlic gives it a much-needed kick.

Blend it and chill it so the flavors can meld and become more pronounced.

Garnish it with some fruit and enjoy.

This amazing Spanish cuisine pushes all the right buttons, is easy to make, and only needs one pot.

A bottle of good white wine and some crusty bread are all the extras you need.

Simple. Delicious. Filling.

This recipe is often called Spanish ratatouille thanks to the seasoned veggies cooked in olive oil.

The fresher the vegetables, the sweeter the Pisto.

Spread it on your bread, eat it as a snack, or have it as a side dish of grilled meat or fish.

Summertime sunshine chilled in a bowl, anyone?

The feel-good ingredients in this recipe are both savory and sweet with a refreshing taste making it perfect for hot summer months.

Puree, chill and serve as an entree or side dish.

This one-pot meal bursts with flavors that are easy to put together and even your picky eaters will give it a thumbs up.

Pair it with some fresh salad like coleslaw and enjoy every bite.

Spiced nuts lovers, it’s your turn.

These snacks are delightfully addictive and will have everyone nibbling away as they socialize.

Spain in a glass.

This boozy fruit punch is fancy and festive making it great for parties and gatherings.

Play around with the ingredients, especially the fruits and use a wind you enjoy even on its own.

This recipe is easy to prepare and the result is as tasty as it is attractive.

There is no one right way to make this salad so experiment with the ingredients and have fun with it.

This salad recipe is quick and easy and basically needs tomatoes, red onions, and homemade dressing.

Vary the salad by using vegetables in season or in your pantry at the moment.

This tropical fruit salad is colorful and stylish.

The recipe allows you to be creative as you play around with whatever fruits nature has to offer.

Add a splash of wine, rum, or liquor for an adult version of the same.

Add a Spanish Cookie recipe or two to this one!

This easy recipe proves that canned food can be very delicious.

The appetizer is ready in a few minutes and can be customized to suit your tastes and preferences.

Baby back ribs are best for this recipe because they are more tender and have more meat in them.

Serve the ribs as a tapa or a main meal alongside French fries or rice with a hearty sauce for dipping.

The bottom line

Any of these 32 recipes will take you on a Spanish foodie road trip you will want to take time and again.

Here are some Spanish Side Dishes you can add to any meal for a little zing! 💃

32 BEST Spanish Foods To Make At Home! 💃

32 BEST Spanish Foods To Make At Home! 💃

Take a culinary trip with me to try Spanish Foods of all manner and types, from sweet to savory!


  • Paella (Spanish Rice)
  • Iberian Ham & Artichoke Rice
  • Puchero (Meat & Veggies Stew)
  • Rabo De Toro (Spanish Oxtail Stew)
  • Chorizo (Spanish Sausage)
  • Empanada (Spanish Turnover)
  • Gazpacho (Spanish Cold Tomato Soup)
  • Patatas Bravas (Spanish Fried Potatoes)
  • Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs)
  • Fabada (Spanish Pork & Bean Stew)
  • Pan Con Tomate (Spanish Bread With Tomatoes)
  • Torrijas (Spanish-Style French Toasts)
  • Croquetas (Spanish Croquettes)
  • Arroz Con Leche (Spanish Rice Pudding)
  • Bacalao Al Pil Pil (Basque-style Fried Codfish)
  • Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet)
  • Spanish Olive Oil Tortas (Tortas de Aceite)
  • Spanish Garlic Soup (Sopa De Ajo)
  • Spanish Pea Soup (Sopa Cremosa De Arvejas Or Sopa De Guisantes)
  • Traditional Romesco Sauce
  • Spanish Almond Soup (Ajo Blanco)
  • Spanish Seafood Soup
  • Pisto (Spanish Vegetable Stew)
  • Watermelon Gazpacho
  • Arroz Con Pollo (Spanish-Style Chicken & Rice)
  • Spanish Spiced Almonds
  • Red Sangria
  • Spanish Mixed Green Salad (Ensalada Mixta)
  • Ensalada Verde (Simple Green Salad)
  • Macedonia Tropical (Fruit Salad)
  • Red Peppers Stuffed With Tuna (Pimientos Rellenos De Atún)
  • Spanish Barbecued Ribs (Costillas A La Parrilla)


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