If you love spicy food, you’re in for a treat. We’ve put together a list of dinners that are perfect for anyone who can’t get enough heat in their meals. From spicy soups and stir-fries to sizzling tacos and pastas, these recipes will definitely kick things up a notch in your kitchen.

A white bowl filled with a mixed vegetable and chickpea salad, garnished with herbs and a lemon wedge, covered in a creamy orange sauce.
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Spicy Udon Noodle Stir Fry

Spicy udon noodle stir fry in a bowl with chopsticks.
Spicy Udon Noodle Stir Fry. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Easy stir fry made in under 30 minutes. Udon noodles with a ginger-garlic sriracha sauce and ground beef. Rivals any takeout dish.
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Spicy Beef and Red Pepper Rice Bowl

Spicy beef and red pepper rice bowl topped with a fried egg over white rice.
Spicy Beef and Red Pepper Rice Bowl. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Spicy beef and red pepper rice bowl cooked with dried red chili peppers and topped with a runny egg. Quick and easy dinner.
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Spicy Shrimp Tostadas

Spicy shrimp tostadas on a cutting board.
Spicy Shrimp Tostadas. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These tostadas feature spicy shrimp and a refreshing jalapeño avocado sauce. Great for a twist on tacos.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Tostadas

Spicy Skillet Lamb Ragu

Lamb ragu with cavatappi pasta in a white skillet.
Spicy Skillet Lamb Ragu. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Spicy lamb ragu is a spring-inspired one-skillet dinner with cavatappi pasta, crushed tomatoes, and harissa paste. Flavorful and hearty.
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Spicy Bacon Chickpea Burgers

Spicy chickpea bacon burgers with arugula and chips on the side.
Spicy Bacon Chickpea Burgers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These spicy bacon chickpea burgers are a fun way to mix up burger night. Packed with flavor and a bit of heat.
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Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Kale

Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Kale. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

This vegan pumpkin soup is creamy and perfectly spiced, made easy with canned pumpkin. With ginger, coconut milk, and kale, it’s great for a light meal or appetizer. Perfect for those who love a bit of heat.
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Spicy Thai Green Curry Soup with Lentils

Spicy Thai Green Curry Soup with Lentils. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

Love green curry? Try this spicy Thai green curry soup. Loaded with plant-based protein, it’s healthy and ready in less than 40 minutes. A great choice for spicy dinners.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Thai Green Curry Soup with Lentils

Spicy Chickpea, Broccoli and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

Spicy Chickpea, Broccoli and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

Roasted broccoli, potatoes, and chickpeas with spinach and a spicy harissa sauce. A healthy vegan sheet pan dinner that’s perfect for spice lovers.
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Spicy Vegan Salsa Verde Soup

Spicy Vegan Salsa Verde Soup. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

Inspired by Mexican pozole, this vegan salsa verde soup is packed with plant-based protein and fiber. Quick and simple, it’s great for a spicy dinner.
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Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce

Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

If you like heat, try this healthy pasta sauce. Homemade tomato sauce with crushed red pepper and lots of garlic. Perfect for pasta lovers who crave spice.
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Spicy Pasta with Sausage

Spicy Pasta with Sausage. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

This easy date-night pasta is incredible and completely meat and dairy-free. If you love healthy Italian food, you’ve gotta try this spicy vegan pasta.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Pasta with Sausage

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Meatballs. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

These meatballs are packed in a sweet and spicy pepper and pineapple sauce. Perfect for weeknight dinners. Just throw everything in a slow cooker and dinner is ready when you are.
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Spicy Corn Linguine

Spicy Corn Linguine. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

A great healthy farmer’s market dinner. Corn with fresh pasta in a light sauce. Perfect for spicy food lovers.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Corn Linguine

Fresh Corn Polenta with Farm Vegetables and Spicy Basil Oil

Fresh Corn Polenta with Farm Vegetables and Spicy Basil Oil. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

Make the most of farmer’s market produce with fresh corn polenta topped with sautéed farm vegetables and a drizzle of spicy basil oil. A great summer dinner.
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Zoodle Stir Fry with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Zoodle Stir Fry with Spicy Peanut Sauce. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

One-skillet meal with zoodles and a spicy peanut sauce. Enjoy as is or add your favorite protein. Great for a quick and spicy dinner.
Get the Recipe: Zoodle Stir Fry with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Spicy Mushroom and Crispy Avocado Tacos

Spicy Mushroom and Crispy Avocado Tacos. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

These vegetarian tacos are loaded with flavor and texture! Crispy fried avocado, pickled onions, spicy mushroom, and bean filling. Great for taco night.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Mushroom and Crispy Avocado Tacos

Sheet Pan Spicy Tofu and Green Beans

Sheet Pan Spicy Tofu and Green Beans. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

This one-pan meal is a winner. Spicy tofu with crispy green beans. Vegan and easy to make, it’s perfect for a spicy dinner.
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Spicy Penne Pasta

Spicy Penne Pasta. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

The best weeknight pasta. Spicy penne pasta is a must-try for those who love a kick in their pasta.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Penne Pasta

Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops. Photo credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

These pork chops are a fast weeknight dinner! Sweet with a kick of spice from candied jalapeños, perfect for a quick and tasty meal.
Get the Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

Chili Garlic Noodles

Chili Garlic Noodles. Photo credit: Six Hungry Feet.

Craving a big bowl of noodles packed with flavor? Try these Chili Garlic Noodles. Ready in just 15 minutes, great as a side or main dish with your favorite protein.
Get the Recipe: Chili Garlic Noodles

Spicy Baked Feta (Feta Psiti)

Spicy Baked Feta (Feta Psiti). Photo credit: Six Hungry Feet.

Love traditional Greek salad? Try baking feta cheese to prepare a spicy baked feta. Perfect for adding a spicy twist to your meals.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Baked Feta (Feta Psiti)

Tofu With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Tofu With Spicy Peanut Sauce. Photo credit: Six Hungry Feet.

Tofu with a spicy peanut sauce is creamy, rich, and nutty. Perfect for a weeknight dinner served with rice, noodles, or on its own.
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Spicy Miso Ramen

Spicy Miso Ramen. Photo credit: Six Hungry Feet.

Spicy miso and tahini vegan ramen made with a flavorful miso and tahini broth. Perfect for a comforting and spicy dinner.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Miso Ramen

Spicy Pork Bulgogi

Spicy Pork Bulgogi. Photo credit: Pups with Chopsticks.

Easy spicy Korean pork bulgogi made with thin slices of pork belly marinated in a sweet gochujang sauce. Great with rice or wrapped in lettuce.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Pork Bulgogi

Bun Bo Hue (Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

Bun Bo Hue (Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup). Photo credit: Pups with Chopsticks.

Bun Bo Hue is a spicy Vietnamese beef noodle soup that’s beefy, spicy, and has a robust broth. Perfect for those who love Pho and a bit of spice.
Get the Recipe: Bun Bo Hue (Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken. Photo credit: Pups with Chopsticks.

Popular Hakka, Indian Chinese takeout dish made with crispy chicken chunks tossed in a spicy chili sauce. Packed with amazing flavors.
Get the Recipe: Chilli Chicken

Chicken Manchurian

Chicken Manchurian. Photo credit: Pups with Chopsticks.

Hakka, Indo-Chinese dish with tender chicken in a tangy, spicy sauce with a hint of sweetness. Perfect for a flavorful dinner.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Manchurian

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos. Photo credit: This Silly Girl’s Kitchen.

These shrimp tacos have a subtle heat and are paired with a cilantro-lime crema. Great for a summer meal.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Marinated Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Spicy Marinated Grilled Shrimp Skewers. Photo credit: This Silly Girl’s Kitchen.

Grilled shrimp skewers are easy to make, full of flavor, and cook up super fast. Perfect for a quick and spicy dinner.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Marinated Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Spicy Braised Pork with Prunes, Wine & Cognac

Spicy Braised Pork with Prunes, Wine & Cognac. Photo credit: Chef’s Pencil.

Slow-roasted pork with prunes and onions in a spiced sauce with Greek sweet Mavrodaphne wine. Great for special occasions.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Braised Pork with Prunes, Wine & Cognac

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