Recipe Template

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Blank Recipe Template

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Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Excel

Recipe Cards

recipe cards

Use our free recipe card maker to make pretty printable recipe cards for your favorite recipes.

Recipe Box and Cards

recipe box and cards

Ready-made recipe cards with a recipe box to store them in.

Choose a recipe template with a format that you like. There are different recipe templates available with or without photos, etc. There are also different formats available such as Microsoft Word, Excel, images, or our free online recipe maker. The Word version enables you to edit the recipe template to suit your needs.

 

My kids are fussy eaters. It’s difficult to find recipes everyone loves. I get really excited when I find a keeper. I hate it when they ask me to make something I made before, and I don’t remember where the recipe was from or how I made it. Since I have started keeping track of recipes I love I find cooking so much easier. I now have a collection of a few recipes that they love and I just keep making them over and over. I have stopped making things they don’t like. Sometimes I try a new recipe and if they like it, I add it to my recipe book. If not, I don’t. I hate cooking so I would rather make things they like than waste time on recipes that they don’t like.

Recipe Template

The free recipe template is available in 3 different formats: recipe template for Word, Editable PDF (that you can type on) or Google Docs. You can also use our free online recipe sheet maker. Either print a blank recipe template and write the recipe on it, or type the recipe before you print. You can print it on standard paper (8″x11″) or on blank recipe cards (4″x6″) – see instructions below.

Full Size (8″x11″)

Fields: title, from the kitchen of, cook time, temperature, servings, ingredients, directions and notes.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Recipe Book

Fields: title, from the kitchen of, cook time, temperature, servings, ingredients, directions, and notes.

Fields: title, from the kitchen of, servings, prep time, total time, ingredients, instructions and notes.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Recipe Book

Fields: title, from the kitchen of, servings, prep time, total time, ingredients, instructions, and notes.

Fields: from the kitchen of, recipe title, ingredients, instructions and photo.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Recipe Book

Fields: from the kitchen of, recipe title, ingredients, instructions, and notes.

Fields: from the kitchen of, recipe title, ingredients, instructions and photo.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Recipe Book

Fields: from the kitchen of, recipe title, ingredients, instructions, and photo.

Fields: Recipe title, ingredients, directions and photo.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Recipe Book

Fields: recipe title, ingredients, directions, and photo.

Fields: from the kitchen of, Recipe title, ingredients, directions and notes.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Recipe Book

Fields: from the kitchen of, recipe title, ingredients, directions, and notes.

Fields: Recipe title, from the kitchen of, servings, prep time, total time, ingredients, instructions and notes.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Recipe Book

Fields: recipe title, from the kitchen of, servings, prep time, total time, ingredients, instructions, and notes.

Fields: Name of dish, from the kitchen of, cook time, servings, ingredients, instructions, notes and rating from 1 to 10.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Recipe Book

Fields: name of the dish, from the kitchen of, cook time, servings, ingredients, instructions, notes, and rating from 1 to 10.

Fields: Name of dish, difficulty, prep time, cook time, ingredients, cooking instructions, rating, notes, nutrition (carbs, fat, protein and calories) and notes.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs

Fields: name of the dish, difficulty, prep time, cook time, ingredients, cooking instructions, rating, notes, nutrition (carbs, fat, protein, and calories), and notes. 

Fields: Name of dish, from the kitchen of, ingredients, servings, prep time, total time, preparation, the recipe is marked as a keeper.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs

Fields: name of the dish, from the kitchen of, ingredients, servings, prep time, total time, preparation, this recipe is marked as a keeper.

Fields: Title, from the kitchen of, servings, prep time, total time, ingredients, directions, notes.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Recipe Book

Fields: title, from the kitchen of, servings, prep time, total time, ingredients, directions, notes.

Fields: Title, from the kitchen of, servings, prep time, total time, ingredients, directions, notes.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs | Recipe Book

Fields: title, from the kitchen of, servings, prep time, total time, ingredients, directions, notes.

Blank Recipe Card Template | Standard Recipe Card Size (4″x6″)

Set your printer to print at 70% so that these recipe cards are resized to 4×6 each. You will need to cut them in the middle and on the sides.

There are two recipe cards per page. Fields: title, ingredients and directions.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs

There are two recipe cards per page.

Fields: title, ingredients, and directions.

There are two recipe cards per page. Fields: title, ingredients and directions.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs

There are two recipe cards per page.

Fields: title, ingredients, and directions.

There are two recipe cards per page. Fields: title, servings, prep time, cook time, ingredients and directions.

Editable PDF | Word | Google Docs

There are two recipe cards per page.

Fields: title, servings, prep time, cook time, ingredients, and directions.


Recipe Cards

Recipe Card Maker

The recipe card maker is very flexible. You can customize each recipe template to meet your needs. You can change the recipe format, add photos of your recipes and any additional information that you want. Create printable recipe cards on full-size paper or on index cards. See how to print recipe cards below.

Standard Recipe Card Size (4″x6″)

See an explanation below on how to print on a blank index card.

Open RecipeCard Maker

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Open RecipeCard Maker

These are personalized recipe cards. You can personalize all the templates if you prefer another design. 

personalized recipe cards

These are vintage recipe cards. You can print any of the recipe cards on craft index cards to create a vintage look (see explanation below).

vintage recipe cards

Open RecipeCard Maker

Full Size (8″x11″)

These print at full size. Put them in a binder or create a DIY recipe book.

Open RecipeCard Maker

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Open RecipeCard Maker

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Open RecipeCard Maker

How to Make Recipe Cards

Print on Standard Paper

  1. Select any printable recipe card template free of charge.
  2. The blank recipe templates that are edited with Microsoft Word or PDF have two recipe cards per page. The recipe card maker (see above) prints one card per page (4″x6″) or on standard paper (8.5″x 11″).
  3. If you want to create sturdy recipe cards then print on cardstock. If not, use standard printing paper.
  4. Put the cards in a pretty recipe box (see below).

Print on Index Cards

You can purchase blank index cards online. These are the right size for our templates. If you want to create vintage recipe cards then these blank index cards will be perfect. You can use any blank 4×6 index cards.

  1. Open the recipe card maker.
  2. Select a template for 4″x6″.
  3. Add the details of your recipe or print a blank recipe template and fill it out in your own handwriting.
  4. Download the recipe card.
  5. Insert an index card into your printer.
  6. Print.
  7. Put them in a pretty recipe tin or box.

How to Make Personalized Recipe Cards

Personalized recipe cards make a great gift for a bride-to-be or for Mother’s Day. 

You can create a blank recipe card and add something personal such as “from the kitchen of [recipient]” or made with love by [recipient].

Print a batch of these personalized recipe cards and tie them up with a pretty ribbon. Give them to the recipient to add their favorite recipes.

To create vintage recipe cards print on craft index cards. Some of our templates have images of vintage items from the kitchen to complete the vintage look.

To make bridal shower recipe cards print a batch of personalized recipe cards and give one to each guest to add their favorite recipe. Put them in a pretty box and give them to the bride-to-be.


Recipe Book Template

Create your own recipe book with your favorite recipes and your traditional family dishes.

Use our free cookbook template to make your own DIY recipe book. Many of the templates above are available as a blank recipe book as well as a single page. 

This makes a nice DIY gift to give your kids or grandkids with the recipes for their favorite dishes. 

How to Make a Recipe Book

There are two ways to make a DIY recipe book.

Blank Recipe Book

  1. Choose a printable recipe template from the selection above. 
  2. To create a personalized recipe template add your name or any other details. 
  3. Make a recipe book cover (see below).
  4. Print a few blank recipe templates. If you are going to have your DIY recipe book bound then add extra pages just in case. 
  5. Put the recipes and the recipe cover in a binder or have them bound at your local stationery store.

Printable Recipe Book

  1. Choose a printable recipe template from the selection above. There are different recipe page template formats available since everyone likes to record their recipes in a different format. Choose one that works for you. 
  2. Add the details of your recipe to the template (include the recipe name, ingredients, method with instructions, number of portions, prep time, cook time, etc). You can adapt the recipe format to suit you.
  3. Make a recipe book cover (see below).
  4. Print a few blank recipe cards to use for future recipes. Bookmark this site in case you need more.
  5. Put the recipes and the recipe cover in a binder or have them bound at your local stationery store.

Printable Recipe Book Covers

recipe book cover
recipe cover

Open RecipeCover Maker

How to Make a Recipe Book Cover

We offer a free recipe book cover maker that you can use to create your own personalized recipe cover. See the sample covers above.

Open RecipeCover Maker

  1. Open the recipe cover maker by clicking on the button above.
  2. Select the recipe cover template.
  3. Edit the text.
  4. Download.
  5. Print.

Recipe Template Excel

 Recipe cost calculator

Recipe spreadsheet 

Add the quantity of each ingredient for four servings and the spreadsheet will calculate the quantities for other serving sizes.

recipe calculator - cost per serving

Recipe spreadsheet – Cost per Serving

Add a list of the ingredients in a recipe and the cost for each ingredient. Add the number of servings. The spreadsheet will calculate the cost per serving.


Recipe Template for Word

We offer a free editable recipe template in Microsoft Word format. You will also find a recipe card template for Word. These templates are available in many different designs.

You can open these templates in Google Docs if you prefer. The advantage of Google Docs is that you can give other people access to your recipe book. It is a great way to share recipes.

To download one of the Word templates, scroll up and click on the “Word” option.


Recipe Box and Cards

If you are not into DIY, you might prefer to purchase ready-made recipe cards instead of creating your own. There are many pretty recipe cards available online. You can also get a set with a recipe card box and coordinating recipe cards. We like these.

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recipe box and cards
This recipe box comes with 100 4×6 recipe cards, a cute wooden recipe box, 9 dividers, 1 conversation and substitution card.
recipe box and recipe cards

I love the clean white modern look of this recipe box. I also love the cute recipe cards that come with it. It includes 100 4×6 recipe cards and 12 recipe card dividers and a conversion chart.

This tin recipe box is cute and easy to keep clean. It fits standard 4X6 inch recipe cards. Most of the other recipe boxes come with recipe cards (which you pay for). This is a cheaper version which is great if you only want the recipe box and you are going to print your own recipe cards. It holds hundreds of recipe cards and comes in different designs and colors.
ready made recipe cards
These vintage recipe cards are really cute and good quality as well. They come in a pack of cards in different sizes. 4×6 is the standard size for recipe cards.

They don’t come with a recipe card holder but you can get one separately or use a box or tin if you have one. You can also put the cards in a recipe card binder or a recipe card book.

FAQ

Which format should I choose?

There are three different formats that are all useful. If you want to edit the template then the Word version will probably work best for you. If you want to add a photo then the online recipe maker might be more useful. If you want to double or triple a recipe, then the recipe template Excel might be most suitable. The Excel version is also a recipe cost calculator. You can enter the cost of each ingredient and the food cost spreadsheet will work out the price per unit or portion. This is helpful if you are selling the food and need to price each portion.

How to Make a Recipe Template Google Docs?

The free editable recipe templates for Microsoft Word can also be used with Google Docs. 

  1. Download the recipe card template for Word that you want to use.
  2. Open your Google Drive and click “New”.
  3. Select “File upload”.
  4. Select the recipe template for Word that you downloaded previously and click “Open”.
  5. Double-click the uploaded doc.
  6. Click “Open with”.
  7. Select “Google Docs”.

Where to buy recipe cards?

You can either buy recipe-made recipe cards or you can buy blank index cards and print on them.

  • See ready-made recipe box and cards 
  • To purchase blank index cards online we recommend these as are the right size for our templates. If you want to create vintage recipe cards then these blank index cards will be perfect. You can use any blank 4×6 index cards.

What size are recipe cards?

Recipe cards are usually 4″x6″.

However, you can create recipe cards in any size if you are not going to use a standard recipe box.

Which recipe layout should I use?

The blank recipe templates that are offered in PDF, Word, Excel, or Google docs are less flexible. You can edit the titles but it is more difficult to change the recipe layout.

The recipe maker is very flexible. Each template has a standard recipe format but you can add additional sections, remove sections or move them around. 

You can include any details in your recipe. The following details are often included but feel free to customize the recipe format to meet your needs:

  • Recipe name
  • Difficulty
  • Prep time
  • Cook time
  • Total time
  • Number of servings
  • Ingredients
  • Method or cooking instructions
  • Rating
  • Notes
  • Nutrition (carbs, fat, protein, and calories)
  • From the kitchen of – to create personalize recipe cards
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