Search for something savory. The app offers a nice selection of dishes, complete with star ratings right on the main screen. There is a search feature if you are in the mood for a specific type of dish. You can also use a handy filter to search for recipes with or without specific ingredients, by certain dietary needs, or by preparation time. The results you receive from searching are sortable by relevance, rating, and popularity.
Select something succulent. Once you find a recipe that looks great, just select it to view all of the details. You have the option to adjust the number of servings, can view the nutritional information, and can find out which ingredients are on sale nearby if you enable your location. With a tap, you can add all of the recipe’s ingredients to the app’s shopping list. There are reviews, comments, and similar dishes to check out as well.
Spin to win. The app offers a feature to provide you with new ideas called a Dinner Spinner. Just shake your device and when the spinner stops, you will see the dish type, ingredients, and preparation time ready for you. Then just tap to check out the recipes available for those three categories. This is a nifty way to find something fresh and exciting for your next meal.
What is it about?
The popular Allrecipes website has spawned the popular search-engine recipe app Allrecipes Dinner Spinner. The spinner makes it fun to discover new recipes along the guidelines you choose, so just shake to spin and get random recipes. You can share delicious finds with friends and save them to your favorites. Nutrition information is given for each recipe and the comments and reviews from others are handy too.
For those who...
- Want to try random recipes
- Enjoy cooking
- Like a shopping list with their recipe app
Not for those who...
- Do not want to try random recipes
- Hate cooking
- Do not want a shopping list with their recipe app
Why we love it
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner puts a bit of spunk in to deciding what’s for dinner. Shake to spin and see a random recipe, save your favorites, and then head to the store with the convenient shopping list.
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner is FREE but there are more add-ons
Winner Winner Simple Dinners
Paleo Cooking Primer
App Store Description
Designed to delight, Allrecipes’ Dinner Spinner is the most popular food-focused social app with a community of more than 30 million home cooks who play a part in helping cooks discover and share the joy of home cooking.
• My Feed: Personalized for you and gets smarter with every recipe you save and make; and each Taste you follow.
• Improved search options: Search by keyword, ingredients to include/exclude as well as by dietary need & ready in time.
• Swipe: Swipe right on recipes, to quickly view more recipes you will love.
• Favorites and Collections: Save your favorite recipes for quick access anywhere and create, organize and share recipe collections to make finding favorite recipes a snap.
• Cook with what’s on sale: See which recipe ingredients are on sale near you! We’ll also suggest a recipe when you walk into a store (select stores).
• Step-by-step cooking videos: More than 1000 mobile-friendly recipe videos with step-by-step cooking instructions and you can skip to the parts you want to see quickly (Tablet).
• Sharing: I Made It feature makes it super easy to brag about your cooking triumphs with friends – on Allrecipes, and in your Facebook feed.
• Cook profiles: Everything you’ve created, saved and made… in one convenient place.
• Shopping list: Just tap to add entire recipes or ingredients to your shopping list.
• Updated, streamlined design that’s the same across your phone, tablet and PC.
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