Top 10 Recipe Websites

With these top 10 YouTube channels, you can learn how to cook some delicious dishes step by step, but there will be a problem if you don’t know what the videos talk about, since there are nearly no subtitles.

Instead, you can also check out the following top 10 recipe websites, which will offer you detailed ingredients and directions, so that you can also learn how to cook step by step according to text instructions which you can translate to the languages you like with translation services.

1. AllRecipes


On the AllRecipes website, you can check out the recipes by popular collections, healthy cooking, holidays and some other categories, you can view recipe menus for every single day, and you can also save your recipes, request recipes or ask questions after registration.

On the webpage of every recipe, you can see the ingredients, directions, nutrition, and some other food information. You can also change the servings number and calculate the ingredients automatically.

Besides English, AllRecipes also offer some other language versions for China, India, Japan and some other countries.

2. Betty Crocker


On the Betty Crocker website, the recipes are sorted by many categories, such as health & diet, occasion, Global and so on, there are also recipe videos, cooking tips, products, and some other food contents.

On the webpage of every recipe, you can view the ingredients, directions, special tips, and cooking time.

After registration, you can rate, comment on and save recipes.

3. Chow


The Chow website offers thousands of recipes, besides photos and text, there are also hundreds recipes with videos, and there are also food news and reviews updated daily.

For every recipe, you can view the ingredient, directions and cooking time.

After registration, you can review the recipes, save your favorite recipes, and submit your own recipes.

4. Epicurious

recipe website Epicurious

With a 15-year history, the Epicurious website offers thousands of recipes sorted in quick & easy, healthy, desserts and many other categories, lots of cooking tips, and a forum for recipe discussion.

For every recipe, you can view the yield, ingredients, preparation, as well as wine pairings. After registration, you can save, rate, and share recipes,

Besides, you can buy and install an application to your iPhone or iPad, subscribe to the website RSS Feeds of recipes, features, blogs and some other contents, or personalize and buy a taste book.

5. Food


On the Food website, there are over 400,000 recipes sorted by popular, newest, healthy and some other categories. The website also offers cookbooks, menus and products.

For every recipe, you can view ingredients, directions, and cooking time.

After registration, you can save recipes, submit corrections, and join the forum discussion, as well as add comments, create menus and rate recipes.

6. FoodNetwork

Food Network

The FoodNetwork website offers recipes for holidays & parties, health, seasons and quick & easy, and it also offers video recipes and chef recipes.

For every recipe, you can check the ingredients, directions, reviews and some other cooking information.

After registration, you can submit, organize and review recipes.

7. MyRecipes


MyRecipes offers over 50,000 recipes, some of which are from other websites (such as Cooking Light), some are from sponsors (such as Southern Living), and some are from its members. Besides recipes, there are also some how-to tips for cooking.

For every recipe, you can view its ingredients, preparation steps and nutritional information.

After registration, you can save, rate, comment on your favorite recipes, and you can also submit your recipes or create your menus.

8. Recipe

Recipe is a correction website, which searches and unites thousands of recipes from other resources, such as Better Homes and Gardens, Betty Crocker, Family Circle and so on.

On the webpage of every recipe, you can check out the ingredients, directions and nutrition facts.

You can rate the recipes without registration, but you need to sign in to save or comment on your favorite recipes.

9. Simply Recipes

Simply Recipes

Simply Recipes is a cooking blog, and basically one post one recipe, together with detailed introduction, ingredients and method.

You can check out the recipes by types, names or ingredients, you can see which recipes are popular from their comments, and you can also leave your comments without registration.

10. Yummly


The recipe website Yummly mainly searches and unites over 450,000 recipes from AllRecipes, Chow, Epicurious and some other famous recipe websites.

You can search recipes by keywords, holidays, tastes and many other terms, and for every recipe, there will be one photo, an ingredient list, several method steps and some other information.

You can also register and sign in with your Facebook account, then you can save recipes, edit ingredients, and leave comments.

Among the above 10 recipe websites, Yummly is my favorite, since it is the most beautiful in design, which one is your favorite? Or do you have any other cool websites to get delicious recipes? Share with us by adding a comment.

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  1. Posted February 10, 2011 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    I visited one of the websites mentioned in your “Top 10 Recipe Websites” and I really learned so much. Thanks for the additional, I don’t have to browse extensively to look for recipe guides.

  2. maureen rechlicz
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    I have started a 2 1/2 hr. cooking class for diabetics. Do you know where I could advertise it?

  3. Goldfish
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Other than the last one I think you’re spot on. Here are my top 5 from this list:

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. pastaduck
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Chow is now among my new favorites! Also is also very nice.

  5. Martin Fitzpatrick
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    I’m in the process of launching a new recipe site (beta; not even got a domain) here: …based on the methodmint platform.

    Aim is to build a nice social experience into sharing & developing recipes.

    I’d be interested in any feedback people have to offer.


  6. tipsforBBQ
    Posted January 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    For the best of the best BBQ recipes you should add to your short list. If you’re new to BBQ, wanting to learn or a seasoned professional you’ll love the weekly tips/recipes at Whether you have a kettle grill, a gas grill, a stick burner or a pellet smoker you’ll find all you need to know.

  7. JannyCooker10
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    This method is in a recipe please take some time to Download my recipe on how to make my original potatoe soup (I learned it from my grandma when i was 15 before she passed away and died of lung cancer) Here is the link to this recipe:  Enjoy and leave some good feedback so i can update the recipe with better food i will try what ever you guys suggest!

  8. ReemzSharma
    Posted June 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink
  9. Dan_bo
    Posted June 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink is pretty cool too

  10. Posted July 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I’m a bit biased because it’s my site, but I like 🙂 You can organize recipes from the site, add your own and make personal notes on any or all of them if you like.

  11. LloydJennings
    Posted July 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    have you tried thats good for recipes and cooking tips