17 Spanish-Inspired Recipes to Try at Home

Move over, Italian—it’s time for Spanish cuisine to become a regular at the dinner table. Like its Mediterranean relative, Spain’s culinary repertoire includes fresh seafood, cured meats, veggies and tasty spices. (Hi, saffron!) With these 17 dishes, you’ll be OK skipping the pasta once in a while.

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cheaters paella
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Cheater's Skillet Paella

The easiest way to impress your guests.

oven fried spanish croquettes
Gimme Some Oven

Oven-fried Spanish Croquettes

What could be better than fried meat and cheese balls?

shrimp in garlic sauce
A Communal Table

Shrimp In Garlic Sauce

The famed gambas al ajillo...on your table.

spanish chicken and rice
Foodie Crush

Spanish Chicken And Rice

Everything’s better with saffron.

pan seared tuna steaks
Spain on a Fork

Pan-seared Tuna Steaks With Spanish Olives And Herbs

Let’s stop associating tuna with the canned stuff.

spanish tortilla zucchini
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Mini Spanish Tortilla With Zucchini

Dinner for one, please.

sietan sofrito bowls
The Full Helping

Spicy Seitan Sofrito Bowls

Heat up a Wednesday night, thanks to Gena Hamshaw.

tarta de santiago
Natacha Sanz Caballero

Tarta De Santiago

Ready to give baking a whirl?

spanish prawns and clams
G’Day Souffle

Prawns And Clams With Spanish Fideos

Close your eyes and you’re on the coast of the Mediterranean.

chorizo spaghetti cabonara
Gimme Some Oven

Spanish Chorizo Spaghetti Carbonara

Put a Spanish twist on an Italian favorite.

gazpacho cucumber pepper basil
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

15-minute Gazpacho With Cucumber, Red Pepper And Basil

For dinner in a pinch.

chorizo french bread
Plays Well With Butter

Chorizo French Bread With Manchego And Spicy Paprika Honey

Hello, summer picnic. (Thanks, Jesse Reilly for the inspo.)

spanish spiced crusted pork tenderloin
The Brook Cook

Pinchos Morunos Spanish Spice-crusted Pork Tenderloin

Your next cookout will reach new levels.

bruchetta spanish olives
Spain on a Fork

Bruschetta With Roasted Peppers And Spanish Olives

Just pair with cava.

andouille sausage chicken and rice
Sugar Spice Life

Andouille Sausage Chicken And Rice

Need a quick dinner idea? Whip up this classic.

spanish tortilla with spinach
Grits and Chopsticks

Spanish Tortilla With Spinach

For breakfast, lunch and dinner.

spanish flan
The Also The Crumbs Please Cook

Spanish Flan

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