The 7 Best Cooking Apps For Windows 10

Find your way around the kitchen with these helpful apps

Woman in her kitchen cooking while looking at a Windows 10 app

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Finding a good Windows 10 cooking app requires more than just downloading a basic recipe book. There are a variety of free and paid cooking apps in the Microsoft Store that can not only organize your favorite food recipes, but can also create shopping lists, manage your groceries, keep track of which wines you've used in certain dishes, and even teach your kids how to become the next celebrity chef.

Here are seven of the best cooking apps for Windows 10 you should download and start using today. Many of which also work on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 tablets and computers.

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Recipe Keeper: Best Grocery List App

Recipe Keeper Windows 10 cooking app

Recipe Keeper

What We Like

  • Meal planner calendar is incredibly useful for those who cook a lot.

  • Shopping list items can be categorized for improved organization

What We Don't Like

  • A $5 upgrade is required to add more than 20 recipes and sync between devices

  • Weekly planner page looks cluttered

Recipe Keeper is a great Windows 10 cooking app boasting a range of useful features. Users can manually enter recipes or import them from other sources, and the robust meal planner allows for streamlined organization of cooking plans either by week or month. The built-in kitchen timer is also a great addition.

By far the best feature of Recipe Keeper is its shopping list, which can sort items by category or recipe and sync to Recipe Keeper apps on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Mac.

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Cooking Lingo: Best App for Beginner Chefs

Cooking Lingo Windows 10 app

What We Like

  • Works on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 devices

  • Huge variety of cooking vocabulary and terminology

What We Don't Like

  • The text is very small on high-res screens

  • The design isn't the best

Cooking Lingo is a completely free culinary app for Windows 10 computers and tablets that essentially acts as a dedicated resource for cooking and kitchen terminology. All words and phrases are sorted alphabetically and navigation is simple and fast, especially when using a touchscreen.

This Windows 10 cooking app is ideal for those who are new to cooking and often find themselves looking up cookbook phrases such as "dash" or "leavenings." Even experienced chefs may find Cooking Lingo useful.

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Calories PRO!: Best Meal Planner App

Calories PRO! Windows 10 cooking app

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What We Like

  • Incredible variety of foods and ingredients

  • Works on both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

What We Don't Like

  • Still uses the old Windows 8 app menu

  • Text may be too small for some readers

Calories PRO! is a great app to use when deciding what to cook if you're the sort of person who wants to know exactly how many calories are in your meals. While most calorie counting apps only have a simple average calorie count for one food category, Calories PRO! dives deep and provides calorie estimates on an impressive number of sub-categories.

Thinking about cooking with pasta? Calories PRO! lets you specify which sort you're cooking with from a list of over 30 different options before adding it to your meal for a complete calculation.

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Food Cost Profiler: For the Professional Cook

Food Cost Profiler Windows 10 cooking app

Food Cost Profiler

What We Like

  • Clean, modern Windows 10 design

  • Detailed help section explains how to use the app

What We Don't Like

  • No support for Windows 8 or 8.1

  • Amount of information can be intimidating at first

If you're a professional cook or just someone who likes to track detailed data associated with the food you consume, Food Cost Profiler is for you. This free Windows 10 app allows users to track how much money they spend on food, their current kitchen inventory, upcoming food or cooking events, and even their food wastage.

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Pepperplate: Best Overall Windows 10 Cooking App

Pepperplate Windows 10 cooking app


What We Like

  • Separate times for different stages of cooking

  • Good connectivity between recipes and shopping list features

What We Don't Like

  • The lack of a printing option for meal menus is disappointing

  • Requires the creation of a free Pepperplate account to use

Pepperplate, also known as Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner in the Microsoft Store, is a free cooking app that lets you create and edit recipes, add ingredients to a shopping list, and plan meals months in advance.

Each recipe plan displays cooking time, ingredients, and instructions in a clear, easy-to-understand format, and individual timers can be created for each stage of the cooking process; best when preparing several phases of a dish at once.