Authentic Spanish Main Meal Recipes

From hearty stews from the north to delicious seafood main dishes from the south of Spain. We’ve scoured the country and found the best main meal recipes of Spanish cuisine. We’ve also done some experimentation in the kitchen to bring you some new ideas and inspiration.

Take some time to explore our easy-to-make recipes. All step-by-step main meal recipes are 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!

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A large pot of Romesco de Peix, also known as Catalan Fish Stew

Romesco de Peix

Catalan Fish Stew | 30-Min recipe

A large pan of Spanish chicken and rice sits garnished with olives and fresh chopped parsley

Spanish Chicken and Rice

One pan arroz con pollo

A grilled chicken rice bowl sits on a table with plenty of herbs and sald toppings.

Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl

Healthy | High Protein

A Mediterranean rice bbowl sits with lots of salad toppings

Mediterranean Rice Bowl

Healthy | Vegan | Easy

A beetroot falafel rice bowl sits with salad and other toppings.

Beetroot Falafel Rice Bowl

Healthy | Vegetarian

2 large whole fish sit on a baking tray with garnishing and some seasoning.

Pescado al Horno

Roasted Fish Spanish-Style

a large pot of chickpea stew (Potaje de Garbanzos) sit waiting to be served

Chickpea Stew (Vegan)

Potaje de Garbanzos

A grilled chicken rice bowl sits on a table with plenty of herbs and sald toppings.

Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl

Healthy | High Protein

A pot of Mediterranean fish stew (Zarzuela de Mariscos) with mussels and fish in a broth

Mediterranean Fish Stew

Zarzuela de Mariscos

A large pan of vegetarian meatballs sits garnished with cherry tomatoes and thin slices of red onion

Spanish- Style Vegetarian Meatballs

in a smoky sofrito sauce

A large seafood paella sits with large shrimp, mussels, and other seafood scattered on top.

Seafood Paella

Paella de Marisco

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A large stainless steel pot full of shrimp and mussels pasta

Shrimp and Mussels Pasta

30 Minute recipe

A grilled chicken rice bowl sits on a table with plenty of herbs and sald toppings.

Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl

Healthy | High Protein

Easy One-Pot Main Meal Recipes

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

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

Arros Caldoso

Valencian Rice Stew with Chicken, Vegetables & Chickpeas

A plate of Mediterranean eggplant casserole sits waiting to be served

Mediterranean Eggplant Casserole

One-Pot Recipe | Vegan | Made in an hour

Classic Spanish Main Meals

paella valencia sits on a counter waiting to be served

Paella Valencia / Paella Valenciana

– Authentic Paella Recipe –

Seafood paella

Seafood Paella

Paella de Marisco

A large pan of fideua marisco sist on a counter decoratedw ith large cooked shrimp

Spanish fideua with seafood

Fideuà de Marisco Recipe

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

Fideua Squid ink Pasta with Allioli

Valencian favorite Fideua Negra

A large pan of Spanish chicken and rice sits garnished with olives and fresh chopped parsley

Spanish Chicken and Rice

One pan arroz con pollo

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 cuisine 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 new recipes regularly.

Spanish seafood pie sits in an earthenware dish

Spanish Seafood Pie

Ready in under an hour!

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

Spanish Seafood Stew

Suquet de pescado/Suquet de Peix

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

Vegetarian & Vegan Spanish Recipes

a large pot of chickpea stew (Potaje de Garbanzos) sit waiting to be served

Chickpea Stew (Vegan)

Potaje de Garbanzos

a large tapas serving of Spanish garlic zucchinis

Spanish garlic Zucchini

Easy vegetarian tapas or side

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

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