# Callable recipes
Callable recipes are a type of recipe that can be called from another recipe. This helps to reduce the length of your recipes by separating a repeatable set of actions into a callable recipe that can be called from other recipes that require the same steps.
A callable recipe is triggered by a call from another recipe instead of a trigger event in an application.
Callable recipes can also be exposed as REST endpoints using the API Platform feature.
# Advantages of using callable recipes
|Easier to test||By grouping a set of actions into a separate recipe instead of repeating them in the same recipe, you reduce the effort needed to change and test the steps.|
|More readable||Instead of having really long recipes, break it out into smaller recipes that can be called.|
|Sharing across recipes||If you have a standard error notification policy, you can create a recipe and then have all recipes call this recipe for error notification.|
|Share across accounts and with partners||You can expose REST APIs to your business partners. e.g. a REST API that provides inventory status to your suppliers.|