Easy Spanish Recipes for Holiday Parties

This blog post was originally posted on December 2, 2014 and was updated on November 18, 2017.

Looking for simple recipes for the holidays? Check out some of these delicious and above all easy Spanish recipes.

You’ll be sure to impress family, friends and coworkers alike!

Looking for holiday recipes? Try these easy Spanish recipes that will be perfect for any holiday occasion!

Drinks

Carajillo

The Spanish carajillo may not look like your regular coffee cocktail! However, it is arguably one of the best coffee inventions that comes out of the country. Forget the milk and cream and booze it up a bit of espresso with the liquor of your choice. Get the recipe here.

Our favorite easy Spanish recipes for the holidays!
A carajillo with a drop of rum is a local treat! Credit: Miquel C.

Warm Spiced Sangria

Put a spin on traditional Spanish sangria with this hot and spicy version that will surely warm everyone’s body and soul. Get the recipe here.

Tapas

Carpaccio de Ceps

This Catalan mushroom recipe is insanely simple and insanely good. The dijon mustard and citrusy flavors marry in perfectly the beautiful vegetarian carpaccio. With only four ingredients and nearly no heat involved, you can be sure this recipe is a keeper. Get the recipe here.

Mushrooms make the perfect ingredient for many delicious holiday easy Spanish recipes!
Credit: Procsilas Moscas.

Tortilla de Patatas

The Spanish potato omelet is a crowd-pleaser to say the least, and it’s simple, cheap ingredients make it a go-to recipe for most house parties and tapas evenings. Though a relatively easy recipe, the process itself can be a bit long. Get the recipe here.

Enjoy our top easy Spanish recipes this holiday season!
We love this deliciously simple recipe! Photo Credit: Misty Barker

Escalivada

Many pester Spain on not being very vegetarian-friendly, but that is actually not the case at all. There are plenty of dishes that are meat-free and absolutely delicious. Escalivada is just one of them, a Catalan relish or tapa made simply with roasted vegetables. Get the recipe here. Want to have a look at this delicious dish? Join our lovely guide Raquel in the video below as she visits one of our favorite places to enjoy it!

Tortillita de Camarones

Go a step beyond the overdone shrimp cocktail. Everyone loves these little shrimp cake-fritters from the south of Spain that are easy to make and delicious to eat. Get the recipe here.

Champiñones al Ajillo

Another simple, savory tapas dish, champiñoes al ajillo is a very typical mushroom and garlic dish found in bars and restaurants around the country. Get the recipe here.

One of the most delicious Spanish tapas out there, garlic mushrooms are definitely a prize winner at any Christmas party! A favorite of our easy Spanish recipes!
Everything tastes incredible with Spanish olive oil and garlic!

Pisto Manchego

A Spanish version of ratatouille, this hearty vegetarian dish is one whose work lies in the chopping. Once you’ve got that out of the way, you’ve got the majority of the work done. Top it with a fried quail egg and you’re bound to impress! Get the recipe here.

Pisto manchego is one of our favorite easy Spanish recipes and it's rich flavours and beautiful colors make it the perfect holiday dish!
Delicious and simple food is our favorite! Photo Credit: Javier Lastras.

Desserts

Mel i Mato

Was there ever a simpler (and healthier!) dessert recipe? We love these easy Spanish recipes like this ricotta-like cheese and honey marriage so typical of Catalonia. Sprinkle with walnuts for a gourmet touch! Get the recipe here.

Arroz con Leche

Cinnamon and citrus are the perfect holiday flavors, and though there are dozens of countries who do their own version of this creamy rice dessert, try this traditional and easy Spanish recipes! Get the recipe here.

Cinnamon and citrus atop a delicious rice pudding, try this Spanish recipe for the holidays!

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