What is Half Hour Meals?

Half Hour Meals is a community of over 150,000 members who enjoy submitting, sharing and viewing recipes every day. New recipes, videos and articles are added to the site each day by our members and our editorial team which you can view, print, share, bookmark or review.

Click any of the titles listed below to review all the information related to the topic of your choice.

Viewing Recipes...

When you visit Half Hour Meals, you literally have thousands of recipes at your fingertips. You can view recipes in several ways: you can browse by course, by cuisine, by dietary restrictions, by ingredient or by holiday. Each recipe includes the prep time, the cook time, the serving amount and the level of difficulty. Each recipe also includes a list of all the required ingredients and step-by-step instructions.

Creating an Account...

Creating an account on Half Hour Meals will allow you to do several things. After signing up and creating an account, you can submit recipes, subscribe to our weekly newsletter, comment on other people’s recipes, save recipes to your Favorites list, add ingredients to your grocery list and more. Each of these features are described in more detail below. Create a Half Hour Meals Account.

Sumbitting a Recipe...

To submit one of your own recipes to Half Hour Meals, you will need to Create an Account. Once you’ve created an account, simply click on the blue “Add Recipe” button in the upper right corner of the site.

To submit a recipe, you will need to add a description, the list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions. It’s helpful for other readers if you include a photo of your dish with the recipe as well.

Once you’ve submitted your recipe, our editorial team will review it to make sure you’ve included all of the appropriate information. Once it meets our editorial requirements, it will be approved and you will be able to see it on the site.

Sharing a Recipe...

If you find a recipe you like, there are several things you can do.

First, you can “Favorite” it by clicking the heart icon to the right of the recipe. This will add the recipe to your Favorites list in your account where you can easily access it in the future.

Second, you can choose to “Review” the recipe by leaving a comment at the bottom of the recipe. You can also use this feature if you have a question about the recipe.

Third, you can choose to “Share” the recipe by either Emailing it to a friend, Tweeting it on Twitter, Pinning it on Pinterest or Like/Sharing it on Facebook. Each of these features are found within each individual recipe page.

Half Hour Meals App...

Get all of the incredible recipes you love on the Half Hour Meals site on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad - for FREE. Once you’ve signed up for an account within the app, you can do all the same things you do on the site - plus you can use our handy grocery list to make sure you don’t forget anything on this week’s grocery run. You can learn more about our incredible app on our iTunes Preview page.


In addition to thousands of user-submitted recipes, Half Hour Meals also has several recipe videos created by our team and chefs from local restaurants in our area. You can view all of our custom videos on the Half Hour Meals YouTube Channel.

Food for Thought...

Our editorial team works hard to create interesting and helpful articles each day. Whether you’re looking for unique holiday ideas or healthy and fun recipe ideas for kids, there’s no shortage of great editorial pieces in our Food For Thought blog section.

Contact Us...

The Half Hour Meals team is dedicated to making sure every experience you have with us is the best it can be. If you have suggestions for the site, questions for our team or issues with any content found on Half Hour Meals, please email us anytime at admin@halfhourmeals.com.


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