What are the different types of paprika? What is American paprika? How about Hungarian paprika? There’s more to this brilliant red pepper than you might realize. For most of us, it gives a nostalgic hug when its cheery red powder dapples the tops of deviled eggs, stirred into the breading for fried chicken, or baked mac & cheese. Whatever kind of paprika you choose, it’s always warm and cozy, the kind of spice that signals “home”. This solid, minimal-to-low heat pepper brings its dependably earthy presence to rubs and sauces. Sweet paprika will help round out acidic flavors and boost the overall savor of a dish. Choose smoky paprika to add even more pungent depth to your food.