Finding new recipes and cooking techniques has never been easier! Free cooking apps for Android and iOS make it quick and simple to choose new recipes, create shopping lists and find cooking instructions. If you are just beginning to cook, or a more seasoned chef, cooking with an app is always helpful. If you are tired of cooking the same few things all the time, a free cooking app can provide you with dozens of new recipes and ideas.
Sorting through apps on the app stores can be an annoying task. So we have listed the top 20 best free cooking apps for Android and iOS for you. Choose your favs or download them all.
The free apps below are listed in order of review rating and most commonly downloaded on the platforms for Android and iOS (iPhone & iPad).
Tasty is at the top of our list due to its vast library of recipes. With over 3000 recipes offered, you are sure to find tons of new recipes you might like to try. Tasty contains a dietary restriction filter if you have specific needs. Then you are provided with a list of recipes and well as step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your meal.
This app provides you with recipes based on your search criteria. For example you can search certain ingredients to see a list of recipes you can try. From the recipes, add items you don’t already have to create your shopping list. Step-by-step instructions are simple and clear and show a photo as well. Save your favorite recipes to make again and you will soon have a new collection of meals that you love.
Yummly offers over 2 million recipes! Never get bored with endless meal options. Create recipe lists based on taste and dietary preferences. Based on your choices you will then receive recommended recipes, offing you meal options you may have never thought of before. Save your favorites to make again and organize your recipes within the app.
This app won the Google Play Design award for its beautiful and easy to use design. Instructional videos guide you through endless recipes. You can also upload and share your favorite recipes with other users. With the recipe upload option, there are hundreds of new recipes added each day making a fun and interactive cooking experience.
Who doesn’t love the Food Network? In app form, its like having the whole Food Network in your pocket, available whenever you want to cook. This app give you access to recipes from all of your favorite Food Network chefs. You can find and save recipes that you see on TV and find new recipes as well. Watch the videos for a step-by-step reference as you cook.
Love to cook with your crockpot? This app is for you. Find recipes, prepare ingredients, throw them in the crockpot and go! This app offers recipes for beverages, appetizers, meals, and even desserts! Don’t have a crockpot? This app just might inspire you to get one and enjoy the simplicity of crockpot cooking.
This app is among our top ten due to its popularity in magazines such as Martha Steward Living and InStyle. It offers recipes and shopping lists similar to other free recipe apps, but also has a cool sharing feature. See what your friends and family are making to get some additional inspiration. There’s also a “use the leftovers” feature that will create recipes for you based on what you have left in the fridge!
This app features a cooks profile, saving everything you have made or saved for easy access to find it again. Find recipes you would like to try, get a shopping list of ingredients and follow the easy instructions to create your best meals yet. With over 30 million users, Allrecipes provides endless recipes as well as community inspiration.
Star of MasterChef US, Gordon Ramsay provides you with his favorite and most popular recipes. This multi-Michelin star chef has created his own app for you to cook like a pro! Follow the instructions to create dozens of amazing meals that will impress your dinner guests.
Receive over 3000 recipes along with step-by-step instructions from the Tasty app! Add in food preferences, find recipes and create a shopping list. Follow easy instructions and pictures to create fun and super tasty meals!
Featured recipes from New York Times magazine are sure to be a crowd pleaser. This app adds new recipes each week so you never get tired of cooking the same things. We love this app because the screen stays awake the whole time you’re cooking. Find recipes based on diet, cuisine type, and more. Save your favorites to share or use again.
This app is among our favs for its user-friendly educational videos and cooking tips and tricks. Find recipes according to your dietary needs and culinary taste. Yummli will recommend recipes based on your info. Follow the directions to create amazing meals and learn new kitchen hacks. This is your all-in-one kitchen helper app!
Easily select your recipes, receive the nutritional content of each one, follow step-by-step instructions and make some meal-time magic! Save your favorites to your collection to easily reference again. There are thousands of recipes to choose from…share the ones you love with your friends too!
This app is a favorite of ours due to its vocal step-by-step instructions. Keep cooking as you listen to the instructions, instead of having to stop and read each step. With over 1,000 recipes that feature vegan, paleo, and other options you can’t go wrong! Find a recipe, make your list and listen to the instructions as you create beautiful meals.
Who doesn’t love a crock pot?! Finding recipes that suit your tastes can be difficult… but not with the Healthy Crockpot App! From Asian main courses to Vegan desserts – this app has it all. The “set it and forget it” use of a crock pot, combined with easy recipes and a shopping list provides you with tons of great meals. Prep in the morning and come home to a hot meal at the end of your day.
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