When it comes to weeknight dinners, I often feel as though I’m stuck in a rut. It seems as though I make the same two or three dishes over and over again! I’m always scrolling through recipes to try to find something new to make, but it seems as though I’m always lacking one or two ingredients. Sometimes I don’t mind running out to grab those ingredients, but usually I don’t want to spend the money or the time just to try a new recipe. Fortunately, you can still find new recipes with the items that you already have handy with the mobile app, Recipes by Ingredients!

What’s Recipes by Ingredients?

Recipes by Ingredients is a free recipe app for iPhone and Android devices that allows you to search for recipes based on ingredients that you already have! Once you’ve input your ingredients, you can continue to filter recipes by allergies, servings, meal type, time to cook, and even calories! Looking for a low-calorie, quick dinner with the items in your panty? Recipes by Ingredients is here to help!

How does it work?

Once you’ve downloaded the app, simply open it up and you’ll immediately be taken to the recipe search screen. From here, you’ll input your ingredients, allergies, cooking time and other parameters then hit search. The app will search its database, which features over 175 thousand recipes, to find ones that match your criteria.

What kinds of recipes will I find?

Recipes by Ingredients features recipes across the spectrum and includes appetizers, main dishes, desserts and even snacks! With a quick search featuring the ingredients of pasta, corn and beans (yes, that really is all that I currently have in my pantry), the app found well over 20 recipes—many of which included only spices in addition to those three ingredients. Some of the other intriguing recipes that I found were chocolate almond scones, yellow squash frittata, cucumber pita wedges and baked ziti.

What other features does Recipes by Ingredients offer?

One of the nice features about Recipes by Ingredients is that it requires no registration or login to search recipes. You can simply download the app and start searching. However, if you choose to create a login, you can save your favorite recipes to your "cookbook" as well as add your own and back them up to your cloud. If you find a recipe that you really love, Recipes by Ingredients will allow you to find other recipes by that same cook! Each recipe also features step-by-step instructions and many feature photos.

How much does Recipes by Ingredients cost?

Recipes by Ingredients is not only free to download and use, but it’s also free of ads. So if you were planning to make tonight taco night for the third day in a row, why not treat your family to something new with a quick search!

Use What You Already Have with "Recipes by Ingredients"