Five brilliant recipe apps to get you cooking at home

Say no to expensive takeaways

Five brilliant recipe apps to get you cooking at home

There's no limit to the amount of takeaway places that'll deliver delicious dishes straight to your door.

But if you want to spend a little more time in the kitchen making food for yourself, check out these five brilliant recipe apps inspiring you to cook up a storm.

BBC Good Food

With a massive number of recipes, the BBC Good Food app has all the bases covered whatever it is you want to cook. From healthy dishes to comfort food, bread, sauces and salads, you can find what you need fast and can even save your favourite recipes if they go down well with the family.
Free. Available on Apple and Android devices.

Big Oven

There's a whole lot of recipes available to check out on Big Oven, with simple instructions and nutritional information. You can also add recipes to your meal plan, get a weekly schedule ready for the family and share recipes on social media. So there’s no excuse for failing to get some home cooking done.
Free. Available on Apple and Android devices.

Jamie's Recipes

Need support from a celebrity chef? Jamie’s Recipes features loads of dishes created by Jamie Oliver. The chef himself will talk you through how to make each dish. If it’s good enough for Jamie Oliver then the family is sure to like it, right?
Free. Available on Apple and Android devices.


This free app is a handy one when deciding what to cook up in the kitchen. Most recipes even come with a basic video showing you how to prep and serve the dish. Once you’ve recreated the recipe you can hit the ‘I Made This’ button and give an up-vote or down-vote to recommend it to other users. You can add some tips too if you think it will help other people make it. Nice.
Free. Available on Apple and Android devices.


Select your favourite cuisines and add any allergies and dietary requirements you may have and you can start customising what you see if your feed. You can even add disliked foods or ingredients to avoid. The recipes can be set to your coking level, too, with beginner recipes to more advanced ones. Nutritional information is included with each recipe, so it’s easy to keep track of calories when preparing these meals at home.
Free. Available on Apple and Android devices.

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