How to Install Mealie using Docker

Install Mealie on docker

Overview

Mealie is a self-hosted recipe database and meal planner. This article provides the required information to install Mealie using Docker. 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 is a great way to keep track of all of your and your families recipes.

Create a Docker Volume for Mealie

This application uses one volumes for the working data (/app/data). Adding this volume to your docker host and mapping it to your container will ensure the container data and configuration persists between container updates.

You can create the volumes by typing docker volume create mealie in your docker host terminal. This command will create the volumes that will be mapped in your docker run command, or docker-compose file.

Install Mealie with a Docker Run command

This guide uses the docker container image.  To run the container, you can run the following docker run command in your docker host terminal.  If you need to install Docker, you can follow the Quick and Easy Steps to Install Docker on your system.

The below command will download the image, map the required volumes, expose the required ports and then run the container. This installation method takes advantage of SQLite.

docker run \ 
-p 9925:80 \ 
-v mealie:/app/data/ \ 
hkotel/mealie:latest

Using the above command you will be able to access your mealie installation by visiting http://YOUR_DOCKER_IP:9925. Be sure to replace YOUR_DOCKER_IP with the IP address of your docker host machine

The default username and password for this application is:

Username: changeme@email.com
Password: MyPassword

Install Mealie with a Docker Compose file

If you prefer to use a docker-compose to install Mealie Docker host, you can use copy and paste the following code in your docker-compose.yml file.

version: "3.1"
services:
  mealie:
    container_name: mealie
    image: hkotel/mealie:latest
    restart: always
    ports:
      - 9925:80
    environment:
      PUID: 1000
      PGID: 1000
      TZ: America/Anchorage
    volumes:
      - mealie:/app/data

Using the above command you will be able to access your Mealie installation by visiting http://YOUR_DOCKER_IP:9925. Be sure to replace YOUR_DOCKER_IP with the IP address of your docker host machine.

The default username and password for this application is:

Username: changeme@email.com
Password: MyPassword

Additional Mealie Resources

If you would like to learn more about Mealie you can visit their official website, Github repository, or you can read more details about the docker container used in this article at the docker hub.

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