11 Free Cooking Apps

12 Free Cooking Apps

Whether you're a novice cooker or an experienced chef, having a little aid in the kitchen is always nice. These 11 Free Cooking Apps are a great way to get the help you need at your fingertips.

Apps for finding specific recipes are always helpful, but there's so much more out there than just that. From finding tutorials for that one strange knife trick to finding quick how-tos and explanations of the trickier cooking techniques, there's an app here for you. There's even an app that will keep track of all of your various timers at once, which is truly a lifesaver if you're a home cook who likes to entertain.

From recipe organizers to apps for beginner chefs and more, you'll find exactly what you need to create your next delicious meal.

Recipe Organizer Apps

1. OrganizEat

OrganizEat has truly earned its spot on this list. All you have to do is take a photo of your recipes, and it will transcribe them into a neatly organized digital recipe box.

Available For: iPhone and iPad
Price: FREE


2. Healthy Recipes - By SparkRecipes

Browse countless recipes and find the healthy version of that thing you've been craving all day with Healthy Recipes by SparkRecipes! This app has a clean interface, so it's easy to use when you're cooking up a storm.

Available For: iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle
Price: FREE

Healthy Recipes - By SparkRecipes

3. Handpick Recipes and Ingredients

Handpick is a great app for when you have an ingredient in your refrigerator that you need to use up before it goes bad. The Handpick app lets you sort recipes by the ingredient, search topics in the food world, and explore all the best dishes.

Available For: iPhone, iPad, and Android
Price: FREE

Handpick Recipes and Ingredients

4. AllRecipes Dinner Spinner

With the AllRecipes Dinner Spinner, there's no hassle when trying to decide what to make for dinner. This app will help you find exactly what you need. You can even save your favorite recipes and come back to them later!

Available For: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, and Windows Phone
Price: FREE

AllRecipes Dinner Spinner

5. Yummly

Yummly is not only a recipe organization app, it's a community of home chefs, too! Find the perfect recipe from their database of recipes and upload photos of your finished product to show off your delicious creations.

Available For: iPhone, iPad, and Android
Price: FREE


Best Cooking Apps for Beginners

1. SideChef

The SideChef app is a great tool for any beginner chef. Between the beautiful photos and easy-to-follow instructions, you'll be creating delicious meals in no time.

Available For: iPhone, iPad, and Android
Price: FREE


2. Epicurious

Cooking a delicious meal is one thing, but knowing if the recipe is good before you even make it is another. The Epicurious app will dish on the recipes as you browse them through reviews from other users who have made the dish before. Make the right choice every time, and work your way to chef status.

Available For: iPhone and iPad
Price: FREE


3. Kitchen Stories

For learning the basics, there's no better app than Kitchen Stories. They have an endless supply of simple how-to videos for everything from baking to knife skills.

Available For: iPhone, iPad, and Android
Price: FREE

Kitchen Stories

Cooking Tools

1. KitchenUnits

Whether you need to cut a recipe in half or adjust the amounts of certain ingredients to get your dish just right, the KitchenUnits app will be your best friend. Get reliable conversions for time, volume, temperature, and weight at your fingertips!

Available For: iPhone and iPad
Price: FREE


2. Kitchen Swaps Lite

Are you out of that one ingredient? Trying to make your baked goods vegan? Looking for a healthier alternative to butter? The Kitchen Swaps Lite app has your back. Get all of the best, easiest ingredient substitutions so you can get one step closer to indulging!

Available For: iPhone and iPad
Price: FREE

Kitchen Swaps Lite

3. Timer+

Most phones have a timer on them already, but these have their limitations. With the Timer+ app, you can keep track of all of the dishes you're making at once. This app is truly a lifesaver at Thanksgiving!

Available For: iPhone and iPad
Price: FREE


Which cooking apps do you use?
Let us know in the comments!


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The MEALIME app is my all-time favorite for delicious, easy to prep meal options selected based on our tastes, preferences and even allergies.


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