If you’re looking for a quarantine activity to keep you busy during these slow days, try cooking. Cooking is a relaxing and productive activity, and you get a (hopefully) delicious meal at the end. And there’s no better time to expand your cooking experience than when you’re cooped up inside with time on your hands.

But since we can’t go to the grocery store every time we need a new ingredient, the best way to cook is with what you already have. So the next time you’re bored and looking for a fun new recipe to cook using ingredients you have at hand, check out these sites:


SuperCook is an easy and functional website that creates delicious recipes using ingredients you already have. All you have to do is put in what food you have from the different categories available, such as meat, vegetables, dairy, and the site finds a recipe that fits. You can then put in what type of meal you’re looking for, like soup or salad, so at the end, you have the perfectly curated meal!

Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

This app enables you to find the perfect recipe using the food you have available. You can put in what ingredients you have and even set dietary restrictions, so you’re only shown recipes that work for you. Nothing is more frustrating than finding the perfect recipe but not having one ingredient, but with this app, that won’t be a problem.


If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe, MyFridgeFood is the site for you. The site works similarly to the others in that you put in the ingredients you have and get several suggestions of recipes. MyFridgeFood is easy to navigate and also shows you the cooking time and nutritional information!


If you’re looking for a way to use up your leftovers before they go bad, BigOven is the perfect app. BigOven has a category that’s specific to recipes using leftovers, ensuring no food goes to waste. There’s also a Grocery List section that works similarly to the others and finds recipes using ingredients you already have.


Don’t just watch Tasty cooking videos- try making the recipes, too! Tasty is super popular for its entertaining cooking videos, but the site also has delicious and simple recipes. You can find recipes based on ingredients, occasion, and even the time, meaning there’s bound to be a recipe that works for you.