SideСhef: Easy Cooking Recipes 12+

Meal planner. Dinner ideas‪.‬

SideChef Group Limited

    • 4.7 • 1.5K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



SideChef’s 18,000 step-by-step recipes help you get from “what’s for dinner?” to cooking your next meal in just minutes. Filter by diet and preferences, search by ingredients, create a grocery list, and instantly shop ingredients on Walmart and Amazon Fresh. Called “best app” by USA Today and the New York Times’s “favorite cooking app,” SideChef empowers you to eat healthier, save money, and live your most delicious life.

Quickly find recipe inspiration tailored to your specific preferences. Filter by dietary requirements, allergies, food preferences, and ingredients you already have at home to find a recipe you like in less than one minute.

Easily create a grocery list, and shop ingredients directly from Walmart and Amazon Fresh (the U.S. only). Ingredients are intelligently matched to in-store products, and updated with real-time prices and availability. Make smarter decisions by seeing the percentage of each ingredient used in a recipe – an easy way to plan for leftovers and minimize food waste, while also saving money.

New to cooking? Our step-by-step recipes include an image or video at every cooking step so you know exactly what to do. Built-in timers ensure you never overcook anything again, while how-to videos teach you valuable culinary skills – from how to properly dice an onion, to how to press tofu. Rate recipes, upload photos, exchange tips, and share cooking fails and successes with the SideChef home cooking community.

Use our meal planning tool to select recipes for the week, or save appealing recipes to your cookbook. Browse thousands of curated recipe collections and meal plans for more inspiration and ideas on what you’ll cook next.

Remotely control your compatible smart appliances with 2,000+ CookAssist-enabled smart recipes. Compatible brands include: LG, GE, and Bosch Home Connect brands including Thermador and Gaggenau. Simply link your devices and start cooking.

Personalized recipe recommendations for these diets and allergens: Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Low-Carb, Paleo, Keto, Gluten, Egg, Dairy, Soy, Peanut, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish
Recipes cover a variety of cuisines: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, French, and more! Browse recipes from your favorite culinary influencers – top food bloggers, writers, and renowned chefs.

“If you’re always scorching the stew and you just can’t seem to achieve perfectly puffed chocolate chip cookies, let this free app serve as your new cooking companion.” — Real Simple

“If you’ve ever ruined an entire meal because of a seemingly tiny mistake in timing or ingredient proportioning, then we have an app for you.” — Business Insider


By downloading and using this app or purchasing a SideChef Premium subscription, you are agreeing to the SideChef terms of use and service:

For more information about how we use your personal data, please see our Privacy Policy: By downloading this app, you acknowledge the terms of our Privacy Policy.

SideChef is free to download and use. Should you choose to upgrade to SideChef Premium, we offer two auto-renewing subscription options:
* Monthly SideChef Premium subscription: $4.99 USD. Cancel anytime.
* Annual SideChef Premium subscription: $49.99 USD. Cancel anytime.
These auto-renewing subscription plans renew automatically unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period.

Your payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew each month or year 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

What’s New

Version 5.28.0


iOS Widget

Get ready to cook up something amazing with the new Sidechef iOS widget! Now you can access daily meal inspirations, recipe tools, and more right from your home screen.

Zero Waste Grocer

Plan better and waste less with our Zero Waste recipe inspirations. Discover new recipes based on unused ingredients in your grocery cart and reuse ingredients to maximize your meals and budget!

Happy cooking,

Team SideChef

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Instagram: @sidechef


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

ToniaBurgett ,

So helpful

I love this app I have deleted all other meal planning apps. Has a lot of super yummy recipes. You can add the meals you pick to a specific day of the week. Then It generates a shopping list makes it super easy to delete things that you don’t need and you can order your ingredients from Walmart or use the list and go shopping at the store! It even tells you how long the recipe will take so if you are busy bee this will help you plan for the days you don’t have a lot of time to be in the kitchen!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! If you have any more comments please let us know at

appleguy747 ,

Finally found this!!!

I’ve struggled for years trying to find recipes that I can easily fix, and are inexpensive, healthy, and delicious. I just downloaded this app and immediately spent several hours scrolling through thousands of recipes of all types. I’m beyond thrilled to get so much inspiration and easy recipes - I finally feel like I can expand my palette instead of fixing the same few meals!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the review! If you have any questions feel free to email us at

mariko93 ,

False promises

I tried out this app when they had it for $100 visa gift card in December 2021. I waited the full 15 days as stated when it should arrive. Well to my surprise if did not and the customer service is just an automated message saying someone will respond in 2 business days. It’s been many business days and me emailing them several times. Do not fall for this company’s so called promotion try out their app. It is overall an ok app but Pinterest is also an app you can use to look up recipes and is won’t crash on you. Basically they wanted my information and for me to do a survey so they could use that information than ghost you. Horrible company. Stay away from them and do not fall for their promotions


SideChef Premium - Monthly
SideChef Premium - Monthly
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SideChef Premium - Annual
Guided Recipe Videos from Culinary Experts
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App Privacy

The developer, SideChef Group Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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