Recipes with Paprika
Hungarian vs. Spanish paprika:
Two of the most common types of paprika are Hungarian paprika and Spanish paprika. Both varieties of the spice are made from dried and ground red peppers but there are differences between the two.
Most of the Spanish paprika varieties that are available in the U.S. are smoked, meaning they have been dried over a fire and then been ground into a powder. Therefore, Spanish paprika adds not only flavor but also a great smokiness to dishes.
The spiciness level of smoked paprika ranges from mild and sweet to hot and spicy, depending on the types of peppers that were used to make it.
Is smoked paprika the same as sweet paprika?
Smoked paprika can be sweet but it can also be hot. AND, sweet paprika can be smoked or not be smoked. That means you always want to check the label on the spice bottle for full information about the product.
What does smoked paprika go with?
One of the best ways to use smoked paprika is in dry spice rubs and seasonings. I find that the spice goes particularly well with chicken, like in this smoked paprika rub for chicken and this chicken wing dry rub.
Smoked paprika also adds great flavor and smokiness to soups and sauces, such as this broccoli sausage soup and this paprika sauce. It's also a great ingredient to use together with melted cheese, like in these stuffed peppers with cream cheese and bacon.
Hungarian paprika has a sharp and intense paprika flavor without the smoky taste typical of Spanish paprika. It adds spiciness and flavor, like in this pulled chicken recipe or this homemade seasoning salt.
You can also use Hungarian and Spanish paprika together. When combined, the two spices create a nice sharp, intense and smoky flavor that works great when you want to marinate cajun chicken or make a pulled pork rub.
Cooking with paprika:
Below are some delicious paprika dishes for you to try!
- Smoked Paprika Aioli5 Minutes
- Chunky Chuck Roast Chili (Dutch Oven)2 Hours
- Broccoli Sausage Soup (with Italian Sausage)25 Minutes
- Homemade Seasoning Salt (sugar-free)5 Minutes
- Smoked Paprika Rub for Chicken5 Minutes
- Cajun Chicken Marinade (smoky and spicy)1 Hours 15 Minutes
- Smoked Paprika Shrimp10 Minutes
- Scallion Aioli5 Minutes
- Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Sausage55 Minutes
- Chicken Paprika Soup (with Leftover Rotisserie Chicken)30 Minutes
- Buffalo Ground Beef Dip with Cream Cheese30 Minutes
- Mustard Rib Rub3 Hours 5 Minutes
- Chicken Wing Dry Rub (no sugar)55 Minutes
- Boneless Country Style Ribs Dry Rub (oven, no sugar)2 Hours 35 Minutes
- Chicken Tikka Masala (Dutch Oven & Grill)10 Hours 40 Minutes
- Oven Pulled Chicken Thighs2 Hours 20 Minutes
- Dry Rub for Chuck Roast (Oven)5 Minutes
- Chipotle BBQ Dry Rub5 Minutes
- Ahi Tuna Rub5 Minutes
- Paprika Ancho Spice Rub (sugar-free)5 Minutes
- Cod Spice Rub5 Minutes
- Pulled Pork Dry Rub (sugar-free)5 Minutes
- Cinnamon Chili Spice Rub5 Minutes
- Fennel Spice Rub5 Minutes
- Pork Belly Rub (no sugar)5 Hours 25 Minutes
- Shrimp and Chorizo Tacos20 Minutes
- Dipping Sauce for Andouille Sausage5 Minutes
- BBQ Aioli25 Minutes
- Ground Beef Pasta Sauce (no tomato)20 Minutes
- Broccoli Cauliflower Ground Beef Casserole1 Hours 5 Minutes
- Seasoning for Ground Turkey5 Minutes
- How to Season Frozen Hamburger Patties20 Minutes
- Steak Rub Recipe (brown sugar)5 Minutes
- Cream Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Bacon25 Minutes
- Ground Beef Seasoning (All-Purpose)5 Minutes
- Spicy Smoked Paprika Sauce for Chicken12 Minutes
- Shrimp and Sausage Pasta Red Sauce30 Minutes