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A Place for All Your Recipes
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Mealie is a self hosted recipe manager and meal planner with a RestAPI backend and a reactive frontend application built in Vue for a pleasant user experience for the whole family. Easily add recipes into your database by providing the url and mealie will automatically import the relevant data or add a family recipe with the UI editor.

Mealie also provides an API for interactions from 3rd party applications. Why does my recipe manager need an API? An API allows integration into applications like Home Assistant that can act as notification engines to provide custom notifications based of Meal Plan data to remind you to defrost the chicken, marinade the steak, or start the CrockPot. Additionally, you can access any available API from the backend server. To explore the API spin up your server and navigate to for interactive API documentation.

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In some of the demo gifs the styling may be different than the finale application. demos were done during development prior to finale styling.


Note that this is a ALPHA release and that means things may break and or change down the line. I'll do my best to make sure that any API changes are thoughtful and necessary in order not to break things. Additionally, I'll do my best to provide a migration path if the database schema ever changes. That said, one of the nice things about MongoDB is that it's flexible!

Main Features


  • Automatic web scrapping for common recipe platforms
  • Interactive API Documentation thanks to FastAPI and Swagger
  • UI Recipe Editor
  • JSON Recipe Editor in browser
  • Custom tags and categories
  • Rate recipes
  • Add notes to recipes
  • Migration From Other Platforms
    • Chowdown
    • Open Eats - Coming Soon

Meal Planner

  • Random Meal plan generation based off categories
  • Expose notes in the API to allow external applications to access relevant information for meal plans

Database Import / Export

  • Easily Import / Export your recipes from the UI
  • Export recipes in markdown format for universal access
    • Use the default or a custom jinja2 template

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Road Map

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Contributions are what make the open source community such an amazing place to be learn, inspire, and create. Any contributions you make are greatly appreciated. Especially test. Literally any tests. See the Contributors Guide for help getting started.

If you are not a coder, you can still contribute financially. financial contributions help me prioritize working on this project over others and helps me know that there is a real demand for project development.

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Distributed under the MIT License. See LICENSE for more information.


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