Just like many people in this world, I love to cook. I love learning how to make new dishes and having friends over to enjoy the dinner I made. I just love to put some music on, cut out the cutting board and fresh ingredients and spend the evening in the kitchen creating. If you have the same passion and feel like you are on the hunt for new recipes to add to your culinary repertoire, check out the link below to some great apps that will help you navigate through cuisines to find some recipes you’d like to try out, but keep reading on to find out what I researched to make finding recipes that fit your lifestyle and culinary level a lot easier and get you into the kitchen cooking faster.

Top Apps For Finding Recipes

Whether you’re looking to up your game and level of cooking with more complex dishes or looking for creative but easy ones for weeknights, I’ve done some research to help you find delicious meals for all occasions.

Get confident in the kitchen with easy recipes

If you are just starting out learning skills and techniques in the kitchen, cooking can be a budding passion if you’re willing to learn and practice. With all the online resources in the palm of your hand, it can be really easy to start learning today. The amount of cooking apps out there is almost overwhelming, so how do you find the right one that excites you and helps you learn? Keep reading on to find out what I have discovered in researching cooking apps for you.

If you are brand new to cooking, the best app for you would be one that focuses on easy recipes and beginner cooks. Applications like these will teach you easy dinner recipes that you can follow instead of complex dishes that will mostly leave you feeling frustrated. You want to enjoy your journey into cooking, and the best way to do that is one step at a time.

You might also want to find a cooking app that has videos that can tutor you through different levels of food preparation, depending on what level of cooking you are ready for. These can be of great help if you’re wanting to learn anything from slow cooker recipes to grilling, to filleting fish or braising meat.

If you feel pretty skilled in basic cooking then the options for you can become vast. You can choose from easy yet tasteful dishes or get creative with more complex dishes. A great tip is to always check out the reviews from fellow cooks to see what level of difficulty the dish is and if you’re ready to tackle something more involved.

Recipes for all occasions

As you become more confident about your skills and you start building up your recipe book, you might want to try making a feast for family and friends at some point. Your time to shine could be during the holidays when you want to make a special dinner for Christmas or Thanksgiving. To make sure your feast is something the family talks about all year, find an app that focuses on meals and desserts that are traditionally made for the holiday season or any special occasion.

If you want to have a dinner party with a national cuisine theme, like Thai, Italian, or Mexican night, then find an app that can teach you the basics about what kind of ingredients that country normally uses, simple techniques used in that style of cooking, and guides you through the recipes to make it easy and fun to make.

If you’re wanting to cook for any special occasion, a great tip is to look at some more popular apps like BBC food or the Food Network. With these apps that have a vast amount of recipes readily available, you can filter to meals for specific occasions, making it easier to find good recipes instead of wasting time meant for cooking.

Learn from the best in your own kitchen

If making the traditional holiday meal is not quite adventurous enough for you, take it up a level and get recipes and advice from some of the best-known chefs in the business.

You can find apps created by or endorsed by some of the top names in the culinary world like Thomas Keller or Jamie Oliver. You can search through these apps for some of the most popular recipes from these top minds in cooking, or read through articles from great cooking magazines online from Gourmet, Food & Wine, or Food Network.

What is great about the vast amount of information online is that you can even find an app that focuses on the cooking styles of a particular celebrity chef you like or an expert chef of a particular field of cooking. No matter what dish you are wanting to learn how to make, you can be sure to find a great recipe by an experienced chef.  If you aren’t focused on a dish but know you want to find an easy chicken recipe, you can also find apps that will feature top meals of the day that are popular in some of the best restaurants in the world and choose a recipe from there.


The world of culinary arts is vast and ever-growing. If you enjoy baking, want to master the art of steamed dumplings, or just keep your family excited about dinner with interesting but easy recipes, there are apps perfect for you to add to your skills in the kitchen, and have a great time doing it. Enjoy your world of cooking and find the app that inspires you and gets you to look forward to getting into the kitchen.