Thanksgiving is knocking on our door, and some of you are probably going to need some help in the kitchen during that time. Well, luckily or you, there are quite a few solid cooking-related applications available in the Google Play Store, and we’ve hand-picked nine to show you, as we do believe these are the best of the best out there. Each of the apps down below can help you prepare a better Thanksgiving meal, some even come with video tutorials on how to cook, while others contain recipes, step-by-step guides, and so on. We’ve even included an app that is made especially for Thanksgiving, even though all the other ones can be quite useful as well, as they contain various Thanksgiving recipes. Having said that, the apps we’ve listed are not laid out in any particular order, just because an app is first on the list does not mean it’s better than the others.
BigOven is a well-designed, and a really popular application which contains a ton of recipes, and you can even include your grocery list in this app, so that you don’t forget anything while you’re shopping. This app will even let you see what your favorite bloggers are cooking, as it comes with a social aspect as well. General recipes search is built into the application, of course, while you can also add your favorite recipes to “My Recipes” list which is included in the app.
Oh She Glows
Oh She Glows is an app that brings you a collection of healthy recipes. These are all plant-based recipes from the recipe blog OhSheGlows.com, and you’ll also get some really well-taken pictures with all of the recipes that are included here. There are over 140 recipes included in this application, though it is worth noting that the application is not free to use, you will need to part with approximately $3 in order to use it, but ads are not included, of course.
Yummly is one of the most popular apps for recipes, while it comes with a grocery shopping list option as well, the same as a number of other applications on this list. This app features a great design which puts focus on the recipes themselves, and images that come with them, while the app will guide you through cooking one step at a time. You can save your favorite recipes and organize them using this application, you can set the app to avoid particular ingredients due to diets and allergies, and so on, not to mention that this app is free even though it does come with ads.
Tasty is a well-known recipe application that was introduced earlier this year, and it became instantly popular because it basically brings you the collection of recipes that managed to become available on YouTube long before the app was even a thing. This app basically comes with a video tutorial for every recipe, and you will find over 3,000 recipes in the app itself. The app is well-designed, it works really well, and the best of all, it’s completely free to use, ads are not included in the package.
Food Network In the Kitchen
Some of you are probably already familiar with the Food Network in the Kitchen app. This application brings a ton of recipes, cooking tips, and step-by-step video guidelines to the table. You can find recipes from the Food Network here, and save them on the side if you want. This app comes with over 70,000 recipes, while there are various categories that you can look through, including healthy recipes. On top of everything, human-curated picks are also available in the app, Food Network’s editors are in charge of that.
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner application brings at on of recipes to your phone. There are over 1,000 mobile-friendly recipe videos included in this app, and the same can be said for step-by-step cooking instructions. You can make collections of recipes using this app, and the developer says that there is a general feed of recipes included in the app which will learn from recipes you are interested in, and will essentially become a personalized feed for recipes that you may find interesting.
Cookpad is one of the most popular applications which contains cooking recipes. This is actually the best place to share your very own recipes, as there are a ton of people that share their recipes via this app, and you can really get your hands on some unique ones, from all over the world. You can actually chat with other users, and also share private recipes, if you want. You can search for recipes by name or ingredients via the built-in search, and a timeline to see what your friends and contacts are cooking is also available here. The app is free to use, though in-app purchases are included.
Home Kitchen is one of the newer cooking apps on the Play Store, but it’s a really solid app, that’s for sure. This app comes with an extremely simple and intuitive design, while it is currently holding a 5-star rating in the Play Store. You can save your recipes inside of this application, while step-by-step cooking guides are available as well. You can track down new recipes either by categories or by searching for them manually within the app, while the app is free to use, but it comes with ads.
Thanksgiving dinner is an app that is specially made for Thanksgiving. This app is filled with recipes for Thanksgiving meals, detailed descriptions of every recipe are available, while you will also be able to see all the specific ingredients listed as well. You can also search for healthy Thanksgiving recipes here, in case you’d like to avoid certain ingredients. The app is completely free, and all recipes come with HD images in order to show you what the meal is supposed to look like, though that's the case with most other apps on this list as well.