Authentic Spanish Main Meal Recipes

From hearty stews from the north to delicious seafood dishes of the south of Spain. We’ve scoured the country and found the best main meal recipes of Spanish cuisine.

Take some time to explore our easy-to-make, step-by-step main meal recipes, packed with information on the best produce to use, dietary information, and helpful cooking tips to get you cooking Spanish main meal dishes like a pro in no time!

A large white casserole dish sits on a white marble counter with a rich red Mediterranean Eggplant casserole with chickpeas and tomato

Mediterranean Eggplant Casserole with chickpeas and tomato

One-Pot Recipe | Vegan | Made in an hour

Seafood paella

Seafood Paella

Paella de Marisco

A large red pot filled with Spanish Seafood Stew, brimming with mussels, prawns, and fish.

Spanish Seafood Stew

Suquet de pescado/Suquet de Peix

An orchard paella is cooking in a traditional paella pan.

Orchard Paella

Paella huertana | Veggie options | Made in an hour

shrimp and mussels pasta sits in a alrge metal pan waiting to be served

Shrimp and Mussels Pasta

30 Minute recipe

paella valencia sits on a counter waiting to be served

Paella Valencia / Paella Valenciana

– Authentic Paella Recipe –

A close up shot of a tower of fideua pasta that is stained with squid ink and topped with baby squid

Squid ink Pasta with Allioli

Valencian favorite Fideua Negra

An Earthenware dish of Poor Man's Potatoes sits on a kitchen counter with a chopping board and some bread beside it

Poor man's Potatoes

Patatas a lo Pobre

A large pan of chicken and chorizo pasta sits on a kitchen countertop waiting to be served.

Chicken and Chorizo Pasta

Easy one-pot recipe

A large pan of fideua de marisco is topped with some golden shrimp

Fideua De Marisco

Valencian Noodle Dish Made with Seafood

A tapa of morcilla served on a slice of white bread with a spicy sauce.

Morcilla & Iberico Fideuà

Fideua with Morcilla (black pudding), Iberico Secreto, & caramelized onions

Spanish seafood pie sits in an earthenware dish

Spanish Seafood Pie

Ready in under an hour!

Bacalao al Pil Pil, served on a white plate with a small pattern of mojo sauce on the plate.

Bacalao Al Pil Pil

Salted Cod Infused with a Garlic and Chili Sauce

Arros Caldros cooking in a large pot with a wooden spoon on the side

Arros Caldoso

Valencian Rice Stew with Chicken, Vegetables & Chickpeas

a cerdo secreto fillet sits in a frying pan dotted with fried cherry tomatoes

Tender Spanish pork shoulder

Spain’s cerdo secreto with a sherry, pear & apple jus

Spanish Main Meal Dishes We Love!

OK, OK. We’ve all got our favorites, but we’re sure you’ll love these dishes too. They’re easy to make and will bring the flavors of Spanish cooking into your home! Enjoy our top picks of Spanish main meal recipes we’ve made recently! Come back anytime, and don’t forget, we’ll add a new recipe to this list every week!

A close up shot of a tower of fideua pasta that is stained with squid ink and topped with baby squid

Squid ink Pasta with Allioli

Valencian favorite Fideua Negra

A large red pot filled with Spanish Seafood Stew, brimming with mussels, prawns, and fish.

Spanish Seafood Stew

Suquet de pescado/Suquet de Peix

Seafood paella

Seafood Paella

Paella de Marisco

a cerdo secreto fillet sits in a frying pan dotted with fried cherry tomatoes

Tender Spanish pork shoulder

Spain’s cerdo secreto with a sherry, pear & apple jus

A large pan of fideua de marisco is topped with some golden shrimp

Fideua De Marisco

Valencian Noodle Dish Made with Seafood

Vegetarian & Vegan Spanish Recipes

an earthenware dish sits on a blue wooden table and is filled with golden friend potato pieces smothered with Spanish bravas sauce

Spicy Patatas Bravas (Vegan)

30-minute recipe | Vegan

A stack of greenand white asparagus sits on a large white plate with cherry tomatoes, roasted beets and radishes for a garnish

Seasonal Roasted Veggies (Vegan)

With caramelized onion and beets

An Earthenware dish of Poor Man's Potatoes sits on a kitchen counter with a chopping board and some bread beside it

Poor Man's Potatoes (Vegan)

Easy one-pot recipe 

A small avocado and lime cheesecake sits in a short glass that's garnished with a few sprigs of fresh mint and an orange blossom

Avocado and Lime Cheesecake (Vegan)

15-minute dessert recipe | No bake

a stack or roasted vegetables sits on a white plate amongst a swirl of balsamic glaze.

Roast Veggie Stacks (Vegan)

One-pot recipe | Vegan Tapas

a bowl of gazpacho andaluz sits garnished with fresh salad andon a marble coutertop beside some ripe cherry toatoes

Gazpacho Andaluz (Vegan)

15-minute recipe | Summer Soup

Main Meals Made Fast!

Spanish Recipe Night

5 easy-to-make main meals that can be prepared in under 30 minutes

Bring home the flavors of Spain with our easy to follow guide to make delicious Spanish styled main meals in 30 minutes or less!

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