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[App] BigOven Recipes & Meal Planner

BigOvenBigOven makes cooking simple.

Find inspiration from our library of 1,000,000+ recipes, plan meals, create grocery lists, help reduce food waste and more, all on one device. The BigOven experience includes a range of useful tools and a welcoming home cook community that shares the same passion for being in the kitchen as you do.

Our app at a glance:

Have all your recipes in one place
Never have to dig through old cookbooks or go through your internet history to find recipes again. Now all of your favorite recipes can live in one location. You can clip recipes from your favorite sites using the BigOven Clipper, and upload and transcribe handwritten recipes by snapping a photo with our RecipeScan tool. Save & share recipes with just one tap, and easily organize your recipes in folders and filter by category.

Get inspired
We make searching for recipes easy. From the moment you open the app, you’ll find everything from what’s trending, to what your friends and family are making or baking. Find any recipe in no time with seasonal collections and suggested dishes, and save & share recipes with a single tap. Follow your favorite bloggers and discover what others are cooking in our community of 5 million+ registered home cooks.

Plan meals
Plan ahead with the Meal Planner tool and leave the stress of deciding what to eat behind. Easily add recipes to your planner and recipe items to your grocery list with the tap of a button. Plan weekly, daily, or monthly meals to stay organized and share your plan with friends and family.

Manage your grocery list
Create a grocery list for yourself or share it with your household. Sort items by department or recipe and easily mark off items while you shop. Our grocery list helps make shopping more efficient and less stressful.

Reduce food waste
With our free Use Up Leftovers tool, discover recipes with ingredients you already have. Choose up to 3 ingredients, and BigOven will tell you what you can make. Help reduce food waste while also helping your pocketbook.

Join the community
Be a part of a home cook community that loves to be in the kitchen just as much as you do. Read reviews left by others and get notified of comments or questions on recipes you’ve posted. Find and follow other friends and family and see their recipes on your home screen.

Download for free today!

Pro Membership
Get the most out of our ultimate home cooking tool by going Pro. Enjoy an ad-free experience and find recipes that cater to your diet and lifestyle with ingredient-by-ingredient Nutrition Insight and advanced search filters. Create custom folders to store recipes for any occasion. Plan a week’s worth of meals and share it across multiple BigOven accounts. Upload an unlimited number of recipes and unlock 25 RecipeScan credits.

Become a Pro Member for $2.99 per month, or save 30% off the monthly price and pay $24.99 per year. Cancel anytime.

BigOven user reviews :

it’s a good service but the adds are too obnoxiously annoying. I understand that for the people like me who don’t use the service often enough to justify the monthly fee, the adds help keep the service profitable. Just keep the adds on the screen. Lately when a recipe is printed part of the recipe is covered by an advertisement… if you can’t read the entire recipe what is the point? makes for one useless product

I have been using BigOven for years now and can’t imagine my life without it. Highly recommended, especially if you want an easy way to organize and plan your weekly menu. I especially appreciate the multi screen…I use desktop for organizing recipes and weekly menu planning, mobile for my grocery list and in the kitchen. Love this service!

Does almost everything I want, but I would love to see filters for nutritional profiles, like low calorie, low carb, etc. Search terms sometimes go wonky: Looking for “canned tomatoes” will turn up every kind of tomato under the sun. These are nitpicks, but a major problem is that it will not sync between my laptop and my phone. I’ve spent the past few hours searching for a new recipe app just for this reason, but I can’t seem to find one that does everything that this one does.

  • Hi Jennifer, we are sorry to hear about the sync issue, we can assist you further in getting it resolved by contacting us at support[at] thank you!

I’ve used BigOven for three years. I cannot believe how dysfunctional this app continues to be. The calendar will randomly jump around, so if you like to plan weekly meals– it’s incredibly hard to nail down the month you are on and will sometimes put you back a year ago. Even if you schedule meals for specific days they will revert back to one day. Additionally– the app will sometimes crash. I’m done trying to make something work that doesn’t.

  • Oh no! We sincerely apologize for the troubles you’ve had with the app. We’d be happy to take a look into this for you, please contact us at support[at] Thank you.

I have been using this app for years and love it for the most part. It definitely has some glitches – the meal planner calendar (in app) especially. Sometimes it won’t refresh until you restart. Half of the week is current and the second half shows my plan from Aug. I have to go to the calendar and select the day to get it to show. The recipe importer is a great feature, but when you have to do the quick import, all of the fields are stacked on top of each other. Out of the app, it works fine.

  • Hi Crystal, thank you for your kind feedback. We are aware of this problem and are currently working on solving it. If you have any other issues please contact support[at]

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