Spicy foods often derive their heat from natural compounds like capsaicin in chillies, piperine in black pepper, and allyl isothiocyanate (LONG WORD ALERT) in mustard and horseradish. Common examples include hot peppers, black pepper, ginger, mustard, and garlic, each contributing their distinctive spiciness to various cuisines. We've deployed pretty much all of those at some point in this collection of spicy recipes for dinner. These recipes are packing heat. From spicy lentil stew to 'nduja pasta and plenty of spicy chicken recipes, these are the best spicy recipes we've got. If you've got a thing for pain or simply love racking up Scoville units, you're going to love these hot and spicy recipes. That being said, even if your spice tolerance is a little lower, you'll still find plenty to enjoy in this collection of spicy dishes. Healthy spicy recipes can be a little hard to come by but we've put as many of them here as we could muster. Or should that be... mustard? We hope you love these quick, easy spicy food recipes.
Mob's Best Spicy Recipes
Spicy 'Nduja Pizza
This 'nduja pizza is fresh and spicy, with a delicious crispy base, cooked on the Weber Crafted Glazed Baking Stone.
Spicy Croque Madame
The tastiest little croque you'll ever eat with a special spicy white sauce and grated gruyère. Stepping up your brunch game.
Spicy Lentil Stew
Spicy lentils and charred, roasted cauliflower. An incredible pairing. Topped with a herby, cooling yoghurt sauce. One of the great veggie dishes.
Spicy Ragù Pasties
The handheld golden pasties are filled with a spicy southern Italian style ragu made with delicious Cirio tomatoes. Perfect for a picnic!
Spicy Chicken Katsu
This Katsu sauce cannot be beaten. Sweet and spicy. The carrot & ginger are absolutely key. Poured all over your perfectly crunchy chicken. Heavenly.
Spicy Veggie Enchiladas
Spicy, smoky beans are the perfect filling inside these soft, warming enchiladas. Lots of cheddar on the top takes these to the next level.
Spicy Breakfast Burrito
The perfect start to your day, all packed up in a tight burrito. Filled with crispy chorizo, spicy salsa, cheese, avocado and soft fluffy eggs.
Spicy Seafood Stew
This one is a treat for a special occasion. A mediterranean-style spicy seafood stew with flavours from North Africa and Spain, served with a quick aioli.
Spicy Chipotle Burger
This smoky, zingy vegan burger will convert even the most avid meat eater. Packed with crispy cumin onions, mango guacamole and a spicy patty, how could it not?
Spicy Baked Meatballs
The secret ingredient to make our meatballs super soft? Mushrooms. Blitz them up and mix them with your pork mince for delicious umami flavour. Incredible.
The margarita is an absolute classic. Perfectly balanced and super refreshing. Want to level up? Make it spicy. Toby x
Icy Spicy Noodles
Cold noodles are delicious but have you ever had an ice cold noodle soup? This Korean-inspired dish is so tasty and refreshing. Don't knock it till you try it!
Spicy Harissa Quorn Rolls
A delicious vegan alternative to your classic sausage roll. Packed with Quorn Brilliant Bangers, cumin, caramelised onions, mushrooms, and spicy harissa.
Spicy Sausage Penne Bake
This spicy pasta bake is a crowd pleaser. A fiery, tomato-ey sausage sauce is a perfect match for Napolina Wholewheat Penne.
Spicy Apple Rib Sandwiches
Elliot Cunningham of Lagom makes a phenomenal sandwich using Bull’s-Eye Carolina Reaper Extra Hot Sauce. Soft, sticky pork. Spicy apple sauce. It’s a winner.
Spicy Prawn & Pistachio Spaghetti
A bit of a treat but super simple, pistachio pesto tossed through spaghetti with spicy prawns and lemon. Indulgent but easy, just what we like.
Burning Inferno Spicy Margarita
This spicy margarita-like drink is going to change your life. Or, at the very least, your cocktail of choice when 5 o'clock rolls around.
Spicy Prawn Mayo Sandwich
WhatWillyCook shows us how to make a beautiful rendition of a prawn and mayo sandwich using Pret’s new Korean Style Ketchup.
Spicy Sausage Bean Bake
All the best ingredients unite in one dish - baked beans, sausage, chorizo, and crunchy ciabatta croutons. What more could you want? Treat yourself MOB.
Spicy Potatoes (Batata Harra)
This is a take on batata harra – a Lebanese dish which you find as part of a mezze. The red pepper isn’t always included but it’s a nice addition. Jordon x
Spicy Miso Carrot Soup
This soup is so warm and comforting, minimal waste as the crispy carrot peels are roasted for extra crunch!
Spicy Lamb Hummus Bowl
Once you’ve made this, you’ll never be able to look at regular hummus again, because you’ll know that it needs some crispy lamb on top to make it truly epic.
Quick & Spicy Noodle Soup
Low effort, high reward – quick and creamy Thai green noodle soup. A perfect weeknight dinner that barely requires you to chop. Chuck things into pans and done.
Spicy Aubergine and 'Nduja Rigatoni
A spicy, zingy pasta that makes the most of summer aubergines.
Spicy 'Nduja and Burrata Pasta
Spicy, rich tomato and 'nduja pasta topped with a ball of creamy burrata and a drizzle of crispy garlic and parsley oil. A banging combo.
Spicy Garlicky Soy Sauce Bucatini
A garlicky, spicier version of your favourite pasta dish that you can make in a flash. This is my go-to meal for a quick dinner. Seema x
Spicy Peanut and Squash Soup
A glorious soup. Rich with roasted squash, scotch bonnet, ginger and peanut butter, it's going to bring the heat to those chilly winter days.
'Nduja Fried Rice
And you thought we couldn't smash ‘nduja into any more recipes? This is a perfect, spicy, meaty fried rice for one. Go on, treat yourself.
Spicy Braised Lentils, Peppers & Chorizo
These braised green lentils from Ocado are beautifully rich, smoky and saucy, plus they're all cooked in one pot which means minimal washing up.
Spicy Bacon & Kimchi Fried Rice
Possibly the ultimate go-to lunch. This quick dish made with Tilda Fragrant Jasmine Rice is big on flavour and only takes 30 mins to throw together.
Spicy Tomato Garlic Butter Pasta
The fabulous Gnoch Gnoch has made a very more-ish pasta here. Crispy garlic and oyster sauce are the magical extras to this lovely fusion dish.
Spicy Smoked Cheddar Tuna Melts
We’ve perfected the classic using smoked Cheddar and hot sauce. Make sure you press your toasties down in the pan for ultimate ooziness.
Homemade Labneh With Spicy Olive Butter
This spicy and olive-heavy labneh is the perfect dinner party dip. Never made homemade labneh before? Your life is about to change.
Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Fried Chicken
The best type of comfort food. Crispy fried chicken tossed in a killer sauce. It bangs. Xien x
Spicy Feta Dip With Crispy Herbs
This might be the easiest recipe I’ve written, just lob 5 things in a blender. You can top with fresh herbs, but frying them is a nice, and very pretty, touch.
Spicy Pork Meatball Sando with Pickled Peanut Slaw
We've jazzed up this spicy meatball sandwich with an addictive pickled peanut slaw. It's the sando of your dreams, folks.
Spicy Honey Miso and Charred Spring Onion Skewers
It's BBQ season and I’ve created these skewers that are perfect for a summer cookout. Marinated in a spicy honey miso, they’re as delicious as they sound.
Cajun Lentil Burritos
Merchant Gourmet’s Spicy Cajun-Style Lentils & Red Kidney Beans belong in a burrito. Loaded with spicy rice, vegan mayo and creamy avocado, this one is a hit.
Creamy 'Nduja Linguine (Without Cream)
Simple, quick and delicious. A spicy take on a carbonara, you're going to love it.
'Nduja Butter Fried Egg
Melting a blob of honey and 'nduja butter and letting your fried eggs crisp up in there is going to change your breakfast game. Spicy, sweet and savoury.
Crispy Egg Fried Rice
A quick, cheap take on this spicy, fragrant Indonesian classic. Works perfectly as breakfast or dinner.
Harissa Mac and Cheese
Creamy and spicy mac and cheese with tangy harissa. It's also made totally vegan using Violife!
Spicy, tangy and incredibly delicious Brussels sprouts. Who ever thought we would be fighting for the last sprout?
Spiced Lamb and Filo Pie
The crispiest pie topping with a lip-smacking spicy lamb filling. It’s impressive, deceptively simple and oh-so good.
Harissa Lamb Sausage Rolls
A great alternative to your classic sausage roll. Spicy, herby, cheesy goodness, all encased in a crisp pastry shell.
Honey Sriracha Chicken Bowls
This is the easiest and most delicious way to cook your chicken thighs. Sticky, spicy and sweet. So delicious.
'Nduja Baked Camembert
Spicy 'nduja and camembert turned molten after their spell in a hot oven. Crisp garlic bread to dunk. There is no better baked camembert than this. Sophie x
'Nduja Roast Potatoes
Perhaps the most Mob recipe… ever. 'Nduja gives the crispy roasties a spicy kick, with some zingy lemon juice and fragrant rosemary. Jordon x
Hot Pepper Kebabs
Spicy and fragrant lamb kebabs cooked over a warming roasted tomato and pepper sauce. All mopped up with garlic naan. What a treat.
Hot Chicken Katsu Curry by Wagamama
An easy katsu curry recipe from Wagamama. This is an excellent fakeaway recipe for any occasion. It's hot, it's spicy, it's delicious.
Harissa Cod & Chickpeas
You only need six ingredients to make this easy recipe for harissa cod and chickpeas. It's spicy and incredibly satisfying.
'Nduja Spatchcock Chicken
Spicy Italian 'nduja paste takes all the hard work out of a roast. Served with buttery potatoes and garlic mayo, this dish is one of the best.
Buttery Three-Chilli Linguine
Very buttery, silky smooth and a little bit spicy. This simple vegetarian-friendly pasta recipe has got it all.
An iconic and must-have Indian takeaway. Soft paneer in a sweet and spicy sauce? It’s incredible and so easy to make.
Crispy Chilli Beef
This dish has it all. A sticky, crispy, sweet and spicy takeaway staple. Serve it with all your other Chinese favourites and you're good to go.
Hakka-Style Chilli Chicken Sandwich
Carl Clarke is the king of fried chicken, and this sandwich is nothing less than sensational. It is spicy. It is tender. It is so very crispy.
Harissa and Cumin Potatoes with Crispy Chickpeas and Yoghurt
These potatoes are cooked in a spicy tomato sauce for a super warming bowl of goodness, finished with fresh yoghurt and crunchy chickpeas.
Harissa Aubergine Pilaf
Tender aubergine embedded in fragrant and spicy harissa-spiked Tilda Basmati and Wild Rice. Top with cooling lemony yoghurt, crispy onions and toasted almonds.
Harissa Chorizo Prawn Rice
Chorizo and prawn is a winning combination. Add some spicy harissa and tangy salty feta into the mix and trust us, you’ve got a belter of a dish.
Harissa Tahini Cauliflower
Creamy tahini and spicy harissa over roasted cauliflower. On a rich and aromatic chickpea stew? Doesn't get much better.
Harissa-Spiced Shepherd’s Pie
Your classic shepherd’s pie has had a delicious makeover. Spiked with spicy harissa and topped with sweet potato mash, it's a dish you're going to bloody love.
Honey Harissa Camembert
The baked camembert of your dreams. Oozy cheese stuffed with sticky honey and spicy harissa paste? Yeah, go on then.
Silky Spicy Prawn Scissor-Cut Noodles
Homemade chewy noodles tossed through the silkiest spicy prawn sauce. It’s the perfect date night, dinner party or treat-yourself type of food.
Spicy Mushroom Skewers With Creamy Noodles
Something magical happens when you char mushrooms, and these marinated mushrooms hit all the spots. Served on saucy noodles, it's a quick and satisfying meal.
Tomato & Mint Salad With Spicy Paprika Vinaigrette
A fresh and spicy salad with a gorgeous lip-tingling paprika vinaigrette. This has summer all over.
Spinach Tortelloni With Courgettes & Spicy Walnut Pesto
A simple way to jazz up La Famiglia Rana Spinach & Ricotta Tortelloni. Excellent served with a spicy homemade pesto.
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Hummus and Pickles
Cauliflower roasted until it turns dark and golden, on a bed of creamy hummus with some zingy pickles for balance. Perfect for sharing with bread.
Spicy Cumin Roasted Chicken Thighs with Braised Greens
A simple weeknight dinner. Crispy slightly spicy chicken thighs go great with brothy braised seasonal greens.
Honey Harissa Carrots With Whipped Feta
Delicious, spicy sweet carrots on a bed of creamy whipped feta, perfect with some warm flatbreads.
Spicy Coconut Mussels
This is the best way of pimping those mussels you get in cardboard boxes from the supermarket. Cook them up with a spicy curry paste and coconut milk, and you’ll have an affordable yet bougie meal on your hands.
Baked Beetroot Soup With Spicy Seeds
Beetroot are baked until tender and whizzed up with onions, garlic and warming spices, topped with crunchy spicy seeds.
Sweet & Spicy Ramen Fried Quorn Chicken Burger
A crispy, golden ramen burger with a spicy rich gochujang sauce. This is totally vegetarian and totally delicious.
Baked Camembert With Spicy Pickle Dressing & Croissant Croutons
This is a perfect twist on a classic. We’ve swapped out crusty bread for flaky baked croissants, cheers Aldi.