Getting Started with Cozi Meals & Recipe Box

Cozi Recipe Box makes it easy to plan meals, store recipes and let the whole family know what’s for dinner.

Adding recipes from folders

Cozi editors collect our favorite recipes into Folders, which you can add to your Recipe Box. These collections are updated periodically – so if you see a recipe you like, be sure to save it!

Recipe Box Folders

On the web

  • In Recipe Box, click Folders. The dropdown menu will display Cozi-curated folders, as well as your own folders. Select a folder to view the recipes in that collection.
  • If you want to save a recipe, click Add to Recipe Box. 

Recipe Box Folders in App

In the apps

  • In Recipe Box, tap the top dropdown menu to display your recipe folders. The menu will show Cozi-curated folders, as well as your own folders. Select a folder to view the recipes in that collection.
  • If you want to save a recipe, click Add to Recipe Box. 

Adding recipes from other websites

On the web

Place the “Add to Cozi Meals” button on your toolbar to add recipes from other websites to your Recipe Box. To get the button on your toolbar, follow the instructions for your browser. Hint: Saving recipes is extra-quick on MyRecipes.com: just click “Save Recipe” to add it to your Recipe Box!

Add to Recipe Box

Chrome or Safari: Drag this link to your browser’s bookmark toolbar (don’t just click the link): Add to Cozi Meals

Firefox: Right click on this link: Add to Cozi Meals, and choose “Bookmark This Link”.

Internet Explorer: Right click on this link: Add to Cozi Meals, and choose “Add to Favorites”. (If you get a security warning, say Yes.) In the Add a Favorite dialog, choose Favorites Bar in the “Create In” field.


In the apps

Use one of the ways described below to quickly add recipe data (ingredients, prep steps, and even recipe images) straight into your Cozi Recipe Box from other sites.

In iOS:

  • When you find a recipe you like, tap the Share button in Safari.
  • Swipe through the apps (on top row), and tap More.
  • Turn on Cozi Recipe and tap Done.
  • Tap the Cozi icon to save the recipe.

In Android:

  • When you find a recipe you like, tap the Menu button in Chrome.
  • Tap Share.
  • Tap the Cozi icon to save the recipe.

Via URL:

To add a recipe from a page on the web, you can also copy the page URL, open Recipe Box in the Cozi app, and tap “+” in the upper right hand corner. From there, paste the URL into the Recipe URL field and tap “Save.” Voila! You will see the full recipe.

Editing recipes

Edit recipe on the web

On the web

  • In Recipe Box, select the recipe you’d like to edit. Click Edit, make your changes, then click Save.

Edit recipes in app

In the apps

  • In Recipe Box, select the recipe you’d like to edit. Tap Edit, make your changes, then tap Save.

Creating a meal plan

On the web

To create a meal plan, go to Meals, then click Dinner Plan. Drag and drop recipes into your plan, and move recipes from one day to another. Your meal plan will now be visible in your shared Calendar. No more questions about what’s for dinner!


In the apps

Schedule a recipe on iOS:

  1. While viewing the recipe you’d like to add to your calendar, tap the Add to Calendar icon in the bottom right corner.
  2. Select the date and meal to which you’d like to assign the recipe.
  3. Voila! The recipe is now visible on that day on your calendar.

Schedule a recipe on Android:

  1. While viewing the recipe you’d like to add to your calendar, tap the Options icon in the upper right corner and choose for which meal you’d like to schedule the recipe.
  2. Select the date on the calendar to which you’d like to assign the recipe.
  3. Voila! The recipe is now visible on that day on your calendar.

Other useful Meals features

Keep your screen clean

When viewing a recipe, tap Cooking Mode (iOS) or the sun icon (Android). Your screen will stay on (not dim and turn off from inactivity) so you can prepare dinner without touching your device with messy fingers!

Add to Shopping List

Make grocery lists, fast

Cozi lets you make a list of all your recipe ingredients with one touch. Add items to your Shopping List from any recipe in your Cozi Recipe Box by selecting “Add to Shopping.”

Cozi Recipe Box Favorite Recipes

Save your favorites

You can add notes and tags to any recipe in your Recipe Box by clicking “Favorite”. This information is searchable, making it even easier to find a favorite recipe.

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