Soups On!

Moroccan Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Soup with Coconut Ginger Cream & Pistachios
Moroccan Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Soup with Coconut Ginger Cream & Pistachios


Grab a big bowl and spoon!

And ladle up some comforting, hot soup.

Slurping is acceptable and dunking bread is required.


Creamy Soups:

Creamy and ohh so dreamy.

Leek & Mushroom Soup

Souper rich and decadent. We recommend serving this puppy as a first course before your main dish. Did we mention it’s rich? (But in the best way possible, of course.)

Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Not a huge fan of cauliflower? Try the veggie in soup form. Roasting is a must!

5 Ingredient Thai Pumpkin Soup

Well 6, if you count the optional (but not so optional) cilantro garnish.


Noodle Soups:

Bring your best slurping skills to the table because these noodle soups are pretty hard to pass up.

Crockpot Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash

Think you can’t impress someone with a bowl of soup? Think again. This epic ramen may require a hefty handful of ingredients but gosh darn, it’s worth it.

Beef & Egg Noodle Soup

No need to take a trip to the store, you probably have all these ingredients on hand already. Score!

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

The remedy to any cough or cold. Feel free to toss in leftover veggies you have hanging out in your fridge… just maybe not beets, unless you want your soup to resemble Pepto-Bismol.


Hearty Soups:

Pair well with cozy blankets, crackling fires, and a good read… or Netflix.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Pot pie crusts are flaky, buttery amazingness, but sometimes mixing up and rolling out the perfect dough is just not an option. So, why not simply drink the filling instead? Oh, and don’t even think about buying a subpar premade crust from the store…

Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup

This meatless soup is both healthy and filling, not to mention full of flavor. Don’t forget to top your bowl off with creamy avocado slices and a very large dose of shredded cheese!

Hearty White Bean Soup

Maybe not the best choice if you’re trying to stick to your Jennifer Aniston diet, but sometimes you deserve a bowl of cream flavored with bacon.


Ready to down even more soup? See our full collection of fall soup recipes.

Pumpkin All Day Every Day

Pumpkin Beer Pretzels with Chipotle Queso
Pumpkin Beer Pretzels with Chipotle Queso


Pumpkin Overload?

Not even possible.

Stock up on cans of the good stuff and get started.



Give your PSL some company please.

Pumpkin Scones

Even better than the ones you always eye at the coffee shop. Plus, there’s some double glaze action going on.

Baked Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Serve this sweet fall casserole to a crowd… or keep it all to yourself.

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

Another way to consume dessert for breakfast? We’ll take it. (Don’t bother waiting until they’re cool to scarf em down.)



Give your sweet tooth a quick break (and your dentist… the holiday season is just beginning.)

Pumpkin Sausage Bowtie Pasta

The definition of comfort food. Leave out the sausage for a lighter version.

Curry Pumpkin Soup

Serve with a big pot of fluffy white rice and you’re good to go!

Crockpot Chipotle Pulled Pork and Pumpkin Chili

There’s nothing wrong with letting your slow cooker do all the work. Your only real job is to eat.



Who are we trying to kid? Sugary pumpkin treats are the best form of pumpkin in existence.

Slow Cooker Apple Pumpkin Pudding

Serve with fresh whipped cream. (Don’t forget to lick the beaters.)

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cups

Pumpkin is considered a vegetable, so you have a valid excuse to make the entire batch disappear in one sitting. (Trust us, it’s not hard to do.)

Pumpkin Loaf with Cream Cheese Icing

Leave out the cream cheese icing and devour this pumpkin loaf for breakfast. Or smother on that icing and still enjoy it for breakfast.


Pumpkin fever still running high? See even more pumpkin recipes. Orange is the new black, after all.

What’s available Today? The BigOven iOS Widget

Now you can have a BigOven widget in your Today View



Can’t remember what you have planned for tonight? Or perhaps you need some recipe inspiration? The BigOven widget can help you figure out what’s for dinner.


Swipe right over the home screen, lock screen or notifications on your iOS device. You’ll see Today View with info on weather, news, stocks, and your favorite apps. Add BigOven to that view to easily access the BigOven app.


How do I add the BigOven widget to my Today View?


1. Swipe right over the home screen, lock screen or notifications screen on your iOS device to get to Today View. Scroll to the bottom and tap Edit.




2. Add the BigOven widget to the top section by tapping the + button. Reorder your widgets by touching and holding the three horizontal bars next to the apps.




3. Tap Done when you’re finished and you’ll see the BigOven widget in Today View. If you have something on your menu planner, the widget will show it to you. If you don’t use your menu planner, the widget will display our seasonal recipes.




Let us know what you think of the BigOven widget. What other uses can it be more helpful for you?

Apples and Squash and Pears, Oh My!

Apple & Gouda Quesadillas
Apple & Gouda Quesadillas


Fall is here!

We’re finally over the fact that summer is donezo and ready to dive headfirst into a big pile of leaves…

And a plateful of pumpkin cookies.

So crank up your oven and grab as many apples, squash, and sweet potatoes as you can get your hands on.



Goodbye light summer salads! We’re ready for some real deal food.

Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

Time to get creative in the kitchen! Who needs actual pasta when you have cheese on cheese, sausage, and pancetta?

African Sweet Potato & Peanut Stew

No meat? No problem. This hearty stew is packed with tender sweet potatoes, creamy peanut butter, and kidney beans for a kick of protein. The leftovers are just as amazing, if not better!

Turkey Chili Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Why scoop chili straight into a bowl when you can smother it all over a tender sweet potato instead?



These sides are so good they could pass as the main course… and yes, chips for dinner is definitely acceptable behavior.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Pretty much the definition of comfort food. Just try not to burn your mouth on molten cheese.

Herbed Beet Chips

Perfectly crispy and very much addictive… potato chips, step aside!

Kale Salad with Quinoa, Tangerines & Roasted Almonds

This well-rounded salad deserves a spot in your lunch bag, along with one of the sweet treats below. Life’s all about balance, right?



Swimsuit season is officially over (for most unlucky people, anyway) so now’s the time to grab all the sugar and your favorite stretchy pants.

Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Just another way to consume a boatload of pumpkin this fall. Snag a couple when they’re warm, right out of the oven.

Apple Yogurt Cake with Cinnamon Sugar Streak

You know what they say… an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

French Apple Cobbler

A big scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream is pretty much required.


Did you fall in love with all the above? See more fall favorites, plus some fall treats to keep your sweet tooth satisfied.

Get Your Bake On

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares
Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares


Treat yourself (and maybe a handful of other lucky individuals) to something sweet!

That’s right, it’s time to get your bacon… er bake on.



Kitchen rookies can bake up a batch or three of these easy cookies.

3-Ingredient Cookie Butter Cookies

Starting now, you’ll be making cookies every day of the week. You’re welcome.

15 Minute Thin Mints (3 Ingredients)

No need to stash a year’s supply of Girl Scout cookies in your extra freezer… you can whip up Thin Mints at home with only 3 ingredients! Miracles do exist.

Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Cookie Bites

Dump cookie bites into a very large bowl, pour a generous splash of milk in there and call it breakfast. You have our permission.



Cut them as big as you want! Or don’t cut them at all and devour the entire pan in one sitting. It’s up to you.

Hello Dolly Bars

Hello Dolly! Thank you for being amazing.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

PB&J sandwich fiends will go crazy over these nutty, sweet bars. Pack a few for lunch then call it a day.

Pumpkin Raspberry Oat Bars

Mingling is always a good idea… Pumpkin Raspberry Oat Bars are the perfect mix of summer and fall flavors.


Muffins & Cake:

These treats are pretty much dessert for breakfast, minus the frosting. But that’s okay, you can always have breakfast for dinner, right?

Pineapple Banana Muffins

Sometimes plain banana muffins aren’t quite enough. Drizzle a little melted coconut oil on every bite for an extra tropical experience.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These moist muffins are packed with rich, chocolate flavor… and a vegetable? Carrot cake, you got some competition.

Blueberry Coconut Muffin Cake

Is it a muffin, or a cake? Whatever, we’re not confused about how delicious this treat is.


Don’t want the sugar high to end? See more irresistible treats.

BigOven’s iOS 10.4 release lets you share with friends and family

BigOven 10.4 release includes the BigOven Share extension

 If you are a big fan of sharing, we’ve got something really useful for you! If you happen to be browsing around your mobile phone’s web browser, for instance, and find an interesting recipe, you can easily share by using the BigOven Share extension. How do I set it up?

How does it work?

1) Open your favorite web browser on your iOS mobile device, then find a delicious recipe you’d like to share. Tap the Share extension.
2) When the share sheet window appears, swipe left until you find BigOven. Tap BigOven:
 3) You’ll see a pop up appear with the recipe info. Tap ‘Post.’
 4) Go to your BigOven app and tap on the Activity icon (bell). You’ll see a message about the recipe you just added.
That’s it! Enjoy and share away. Happy cooking!

Tailgating Fun

Awesome Pepperoni Pizza
Awesome Pepperoni Pizza



Game day should be full of good food.

Whether you’re high-fiving everyone within arms reach or sobbing into your $125 “official” jersey, we’ve got some droolworthy eats for you.

So pack your coolers and let’s get started!



Let’s get ready to rumble! Er, feed that rumble in your tummy so you can actually concentrate on the game. Priorities.

Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich

Dip or dunk, it’s up to you. (Although we’re all for dunking.)

Buffalo Falafel & Garlic Fry Pitas with Ranch Style Tzatziki

Trying to show up your tailgating neighbors? This recipe will do the trick. Just be sure to make enough to share.

Taco Chicken Bowls

Serve with a big smile and an even bigger bag of tortilla chips.



All tailgating game plans require cheese, it’s just expected… like smeared face paint, spilt beverages, and (hopefully only) temporary lose of hearing.

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Stuffed French Bread

Cheese and carbs, what more do you need in life? Hot sauce! Duh.

Sausage Cheese Dip

Bread, chips, veggies, and apples are all fantastic vehicles for this uber cheesy dip. But we won’t judge if you simply go for a rather large spoonful straight to the face.

Broccoli Cheddar Baked Potatoes

Everything tastes better smothered in cheese sauce. You’ll need an ice cold beer (or five) to wash these suckers down.



Finish strong with something sweet! These treats might even score you some bonus points.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Peanut butter and chocolate are best friends forever. Add salty pretzels to the mix and things get even more exciting.

The Best Red Velvet Churros (Baked)

Red velvet cupcakes and cinnamon sugar churros had a baby. And it got the good genes.

Apple Cinnamon Blondies

Every bite tastes like fall dipped in sugar. Amazing, right?


Looking for even more winners? See our entire team of mouthwatering tailgating recipes.

BigOven for Android 5.2 release is now available!

Drumroll please! For you menu planners out there, it’s finally here! With this update, you can now enjoy the following features:



Change dates, servings, and meals in Menu Planner

In the Menu Planner, tap “+” and choose “Add to Menu Plan.” Add a recipe or note, choose a date, select a meal option, change servings if need be, and press ADD.  If you change your mind, do a long press on the recipe or note and a screen appears to allow you to make changes. Tap the save icon when you’re done.


Remove recipes and notes from Menu Planner

In the Menu Planner, tap the edit icon (pencil) and select recipes or notes you’d like to remove. Once selected, tap the trash icon to delete. Another option is to do a long press on the recipe or note. A screen appears to allow you to make changes. Tap the trash icon to delete.


Create Grocery Lists from your Menu Planner

In the Menu Planner, tap “+” and choose “Add to Grocery List.” Select the recipes and notes, then press ADD TO GROCERY LIST located in the upper right corner.  Another option is to tap the edit icon (pencil) and select recipes or notes. Once selected, tap the grocery icon and your items will be added to the grocery list.


Share your plan with friends and family

In the Menu Planner, tap the share icon and select recipes or notes you’d like to share with friends and family.  Another option is to tap the edit icon (pencil) and make your selection. Once selected, tap the share icon to send to friends and family.


Marked Grocery List items get out of your way

And for you shoppers out there, we haven’t forgotten about you! Marked items now automatically move to the bottom of your list, making shopping faster and easier.

You can find the update by searching “BigOven” in the GooglePlay Store, or this link.

Happy cooking!

Pasta Pasta Pasta

Cheesy Chicken and Roasted Tomato Mozzarella Pasta Bake
Cheesy Chicken and Roasted Tomato Mozzarella Pasta Bake


Bring on the carbs.

Pasta is insanely delicious, pleasingly cheap, and pretty darn easy to whip up.

So you have absolutely zero excuses.

(We even have a gluten-free option for you!)

Get that big ole pot of water a boilin’…

With lots of salt, of course.



Grab the biggest bowl you can get your hands on and take a trip down memory lane.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Like Great Aunt Sally’s… but probably definitely more appetizing. Throw some peas, diced red bell pepper, or even chopped broccoli in there for some color.

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Super savory and just the right amount of salty. Thank you anchovies.

Grilled Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

So creamy and comforting. Smoked salmon also works quite well.



Cheese and pasta belong together. Just like cheese and bread, cheese and wine, and… well, cheese and life. Are you a lactose intolerant or dairy-free individual? Skip on over to Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese.

Cheesy Meatballs with Spaghetti

Twirl and slurp! Lady and the Tramp know how it’s done.

One-Pot Creamy French Onion Pasta Bake

French onion soup in pasta form. Doesn’t get much better than that! Serve with a crusty baguette. And a satisfactory $11 bottle of wine, as always.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini

The best kind of pasta is stuffed with cheese and covered in cheese. Cheese squared.



Or at the very least, healthier. Is “healthy” a foreign term to you? These recipes taste pretty good too. (Although maybe not quite as good as that One-Pot Creamy French Onion Pasta Bake.)

Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

Wait, no cheese?! You got that right. This creamy sauce is somewhat magical and very much tasty.

Ratatouille Pasta

Get your daily dosage of veggies and then some. Pasta is your reward.

Veggie Noodle Lemon Pasta with Burrata, Hazelnuts and Dates

Technically there’s no pasta involved, but we can pretend if you can. Did we mention this dish is gluten-free?


Still trying to carbo-load? Head over to our complete collection of pasta recipes.

More Cheese Please

Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwich Appetizers
Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwich Appetizers


Hungry for an easy meal or quick snack?

Whip out the bread.

And some cheese!

These sandwiches are crispy, gooey perfection.



Rise and shine! Start your day with some melty cheese.

Fried Egg Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Easy and impressive. This sandwich is delicious any time of day… especially at 2:41 in the morning.

Scrambled Egg Grilled Cheese

Eggs with toast is a classic. Why not smoosh them together and add lots of cheese?

Drippy Eggs with Asparagus French Toast Grilled Cheese

Daintily dip or enthusiastically dunk. It’s up to you. Asparagus not in season? Use chopped broccoli instead.



Substantial enough for dinner. Not that regular grilled cheese isn’t an acceptable meal.

Steak Fajita Grilled Cheese

This thing will surely satisfy any rumbling tummy, including Michael Phelps’.

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Put those sloppy joe leftovers to work. The result is arguably 37 times better than the original average Joe meal.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This sandwich has a bit of a kick! Feel free to up the hot sauce if you enjoy sweating while dining.



Gross? Never. Weird? Maybe… but in the best way possible.

Chocolate, Raspberry & Brie Grilled Cheese

Sandwiches for dessert is a real thing. Jump on that bandwagon asap. (Sorry, no ice cream this time around, although you could serve some on the side…)

Avocado, Pomegranate Grilled Cheese

Did someone say “avocado”?! Avocado fiends will go nuts for this sandwich. Juicy pomegranate seeds are an added bonus. Oh and there’s cheese of course.

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

Just like the pizza, but even more carby and cheesy.


Can’t do cheese? Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches do exist.

Cant’ do bread? Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches also exist.

Can’t do without cheese? We got your back.