52 dishes that are fire—literally
warning: lots of sriracha and jalapeños ahead.
Published Apr 18, 2016 5:00 AM
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spicy sriracha chicken fingers
The sauce on these chicken fingers is made of sriracha, tabasco, melted butter, and honey… So, we’ll just leave this recipe with you.
roasted poblano, onion, and jack quesadilla
Just because these quesadillas are thin and crispy doesn’t mean you should discount their spicy factor. Beware!
fiery hot noodles with bell peppers
The secret ingredient to this noodle dish? Chili paste. (Use tiny drops, you’ve been warned!)
spicy three meat burger with plum wine pickled turkish pepper
Calling all meat lovers! This recipe calls for ground beef, Italian sausage, and lamb sausage. YUM.
spicy roasted garlic brussels sprouts
Take your regular ole brussels up a notch by tossing with cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.
chorizo con huevos
If you like your eggs with a side of heat, this one’s for you.
vegan cauliflower buffalo wings
We’re just gonna put it out there: Cauliflower is an underrated vegetable. Season like you would your fave, spicy buffalo wings and enjoy a healthier appetizer.
sichuan spicy wontons
If you’re not making your own roasted chili oil, you’re doing it wrong.
spicy tamari and tofu broccoli
Why order out when you can make your own healthier version?
spicy green cabbage and sweet potato crisps
Making your own crisps (instead of just buying them from the store) is more fun—and definitely cheaper.
jalapeño cornbread muffins
Cornbread is good, but jalapeño cornbread is DELICIOUS.
spicy jalapeño parmesan pasta
Bonus: This is a one skillet recipe, so you’ll be able to eat your mac and cheese without having to deal with a pile of annoying dishes.
spicy roasted butternut squash soup
This recipe contains Hungarian hot wax peppers AND spices like chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika.
spicy mexican red salsa
If you’ve never made your own salsa before, this is a good (spicy) recipe to start with. It takes 15 minutes total and only calls for six ingredients.
chipotle braised lamb tacos with balsamic-soaked raisins
The complex flavors in this dish will have you sharing it with everyone you know. Seriously.
eggs in spicy minted tomato sauce
This recipe is one chef’s take on shakshuka, an Israeli dish mad of eggs poached in tomato sauce.
spicy indian eggplant
This vegetarian Indian dish, Bhartha, contains FIVE spices, including ground ginger, curry powder, cumin, turmeric, and chili powder.
peppered hanger steak with crispy rice cakes recipe
tempura cheese-stuffed chillies
Battered chillies filled with cheese? Yes, please.
stuffed poblano peppers with lime crema
These stuffed peppers look so good we’d eat them every night of the week.
southwestern spiced sweet potato fries
Like regular sweet potato fries, but spicier. This recipe calls for seasoning with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper.
garlic shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes with pasta in spicy creamy sauce
This pasta dish is just like your favorite Fettuccine Alfredo, but spiced with basil and crushed red peppers.
easy spicy cajun shrimp
This cajun dish only takes 30 minutes to make and serves four. It gets its heat from cajun seasoning and the hot sauce of your choosing.
hot & smoky roasted poblano pepper salsa
We are not joking around when we say this salsa is HOT.
These peppers are so completely covered by toppings, you can’t even see them. (Spoiler alert: We’re into it.)
smoked chili sweet potato gratin
This casserole is a twist on a few of your favorite, classic dishes. Also, it calls for gruyere, so you know it’s good.
mole de olla
This spicy Mexican stew even looks hot.
sesame ginger chicken kung pao
If these vegetables don’t have you salivating, you know something is wrong.
seafood soft tofu soup
Save this Korean soup, haemul soondubu, for a cold day. It’ll warm you right up.
poblano macaroni and cheese
Mac and cheese is delicious on its own, so any added ingredients are always welcome. In this case, the extra special ingredient is poblano chiles and ground cumin.
italian drunken noodles
If you love bell peppers, this is the recipe for you. It calls for red, orange, AND yellow peppers.
sticky sriracha-honey chicken wings
The perfect sweet and spicy recipe for wings. Add extra chilli-ginger jam if you’re feeling adventurous.
spicy baked fish tacos
We’ve never come across a fish taco we didn’t like—including this homemade baked version.
sweet potato and kale hash with spicy sausage
The author of this recipe called it “The Best Thing I’ve Ever Made Out of Leftover Ingredients I Had in the Refrigerator”, which has Saturday morning written ALL over it.
italian long hot garlic bread
I know what you’re thinking… Is it even possible to make cheesy garlic bread better? The answer is a big fat YES. By adding an Italian long hot pepper, if you can find one.
spicy sofritas veggie bowl
Don’t like tofu? Try this dish and get back to us.
spicy pork noodle bowl
Red pepper flakes and sriracha give this noodle bowl its extra spice. Add more of each ingredient to turn it up a notch.
hella spicy cheesy chicken dip
This dish begins with “hella” for a reason. The author of this recipe suggests picking your poison, so which will you choose? Jalapeño, habanero, or Hungarian hot wax peppers?
mediterranean spicy spinach lentil soup
If you love lentil soup, but find yourself craving a spicier meal, give this recipe a try.
hot chicken and jalapeño bacon cheddar waffle
Everything about this recipe looks SO right. Have you ever even though about eating a jalapeño bacon cheddar waffle? Didn’t think so.
roasted veggie pitas with avocado dip
This dish gets most of its spice from the cauliflower—and half a Serrano pepper.
spicy sausage rigatoni
If you look at this photo for too long, you’ll actually start drooling.
quick and easy lentil quesadillas
Lentil? Quesadillas? Yep—and they’re spicy.
smoked jalapeño poppers with bacon, apple, and brie
Spice things up and replace your usual puff pastry with bacon and jalapeños.
spicy shrimp tacos with garlic cilantro lime slaw
These tacos have us dreaming of those hot summer nights—where you’re sweating already so much you surrender, eat spicy food, and sweat more.
spicy orange roasted salmon and bok choy
Have you ever seen salmon so delicious looking?
firecracker chicken meatballs
If a recipe starts with “firecracker”, you know you’re in for a spicy ride.
spicy vegan sweet potato casserole
A quinoa and sweet potato casserole might sounds weird at first, but this vegan concoction is actually super tasty (thanks in part to the adobo sauce).
slow cooker sweet and spicy chili
Ditch your favorite chili recipe and try something new—and don’t let the red color scare you.
spicy avocado pesto pasta
If you’re wondering how in the world this dish gets its spice, it’s okay. We were too. It’s as easy as throwing jalapeño into your blender before pureeing the ingredients for your pesto. (You’re welcome.)
spicy salmon tacos with avocado lime dressing Something about summer turns every day of the week into taco Tuesday. Prepare yourself with a recipe that uses salmon, as opposed to more common taco proteins, plus a spicy kick that will turn these tacos into a weeknight fave.
Spicy Fried Squid (with sambhar powder) Yep, you’re going to have to buy some squid. And it’s going to be delicious(ly spicy)!