Make A Meal

Make A Meal

By Paul Saxby

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2014-01-17
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 54.33 MB
  • Developer: Paul Saxby
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings


This App will save money on your food bill and reduce waste by using the food in your cupboard! Choose one or more ingredients to view matching recipes, then Make-a-Meal! There are 1,000 recipes in this app, sourced from cooks and chefs around the world. (150 free and the rest you can buy in-app for just £0.79). Over 20% of all the food and drink we buy in the UK is thrown away and 30% in the US; that is £470 per household per year ($570 in the US) or approximately 6 meals a week. Make-a-Meal will help make cooking more affordable and reduce your food waste. Just enter the food you already have at home and the clever search engine will inspire you with a selection of recipes telling you what you can make, or how to use your leftovers. You can type to search for specific items (like Chicken or Tomatoes) or search by categories (like Pasta or Meat). • Find recipes using food you've already got – so you don’t need to buy more • Find recipes using food you may otherwise throw away • Browse through all our great recipe ideas The more ingredients you have available, the greater your choice. However, as you know, cooking is more art than science, so if you are missing one or two ingredients for a recipe, then substitute a similar item. Cooking can be simple! You can filter the recipe list for ease and quickness of preparation and tailor it for any particular dietary preferences. You can rate recipes to help you remember the best, and add them to your Favourites list. You can print and email recipes, and also post pictures of your own cooking achievements to Facebook or Twitter! We think we have selected a brilliant selection of recipes. We hope you love them all, there will be many you do... and maybe some you do not! We would love you to tell us what you think, especially if you know how to improve our recipes or if you could suggest some recipes that we have not thought of. Now you may think that you are careful with food? In the UK alone, we throw away 7,200,000 tonnes of food and drink every year - each household generates 5kg of food waste every week, of which two-thirds is avoidable... Yes, that is you and me! Now, this app will not fix that problem... but if we can all use a bit more of the food we buy and throw a little less away, it will help your purse or wallet and be a little kinder on the planet. We all have to start somewhere and we want this app to be a very small step in that direction. Finally, do you know the average household cooks the same 5-7 meals a week? There are many reasons why but mainly it is because you are busy or maybe, you just like what you like. Well, this app will give you plenty of ideas to try something a little different and we hope you do. In June 2014, Make A Meal was awarded the Best Cooking App in the UK App Design Awards and in December 2014, Make A Meal received a Gold Award in the US Mobile & App Design Awards for the best cooking app. Enjoy using Make-a-Meal.



  • A joke.

    By MarkSMASH
    I gave it one try and that's enough to know this app is crap. Entered; chicken, eggs, rice, cheddar cheese. The app came up with zero recipes. Couldn't find a single recipe based on chicken and rice. This app is a joke. Deleted.
  • Great idea

    By sohaybgiroush
    I've been waiting for a smart app like this one for the kitchen. I love to cook and sometimes I have some ingredients but don't know what to do with them. Well don't have that problem anymore.
  • Love it

    By Rvega2990
    It's a great recipe app. It has many recipes that are available for free, though there are also many that one needs to buy. The directions are simple, the list of ingredients awesome. One can also type in ingredients to bring out recipes they may like to cook. Overall, an all star app
  • Simply great!

    By PaulJackson1973
    Great for starters like me! It includes a lot of recipes and the app in general is very intelligent. For example, it can help you to cook something from products you have in your kitchen! Highly recommend! 5/5
  • futuristic book of food

    By lukereload
    If you have some food and you dont know what to do this is right for you. Simply add ingrediences and application will show you what to cook from it. This app is money saver and game changer. Intuitive gui with lots of features is simply amazing. 5 stars
  • An Ingenius Idea

    By HollisKuang
    This app mixes the idea of having cheap ingredients, and making great meals out of them. This is truly an all in one, and it's perfect for feeding the kids when they want something tasty to eat. I just see what we have, and let them pick what they want to eat. It is super simple and easy.
  • Great Mobile Cookbook

    By jasgamer
    This app is great. Be aware, there are microtransactions. But it is well worth it, it is only $1 to unlock every recipe. The recipes are unique and very tasty, the UI is very easy to navigate. Highly recommend if you like cooking or want to learn cooking and need recipes.
  • Really helpful

    By ccalvert300
    This is a really useful app. I have found several recipes using things I already have.
  • Saves A Ton Of Money

    By Mister Ian
    Love the app. Even the in-app pricing is reasonable. Awesome recipes and great way to save money cooking.
  • It has it all

    By 1036hp
    All the receipts you need In one place! Great for people who love to cook! Would recommend this app to all food lovers and cookers out there!