The 8 Best Recipe Organizers to Buy in 2018

Keep your favorite recipes neat and orderly

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How you organize recipes is actually pretty personal and will be quite varied from cook-to-cook. It all depends on how you work in the kitchen, how often you cook, and how improvisational you are.  And, of course, how large your recipe collection is. That's why I've selected 10 recipe...MORE organizers. 

Recipe organizers are a must-have in any kitchen. The ability to group and corral recipes into one spot will cut down on paper clutter in the kitchen, and help with grocery shopping and meal planning. Here are my picks for the best recipe organizers, from my own DIY system, to a fancy food journal. 

  • Best Basic: Recipe Box

    These boxes can be stacked or tucked into a small space near your kitchen work station, and I would label each one by grouping of recipes: main, side, dessert, or by main ingredient: beef, pork, dairy, etc.


  • Best Stylish: Chartreuse Dots Recipe Box from Paper Source

    This box is so cute it can be displayed on the counter top and the size is perfect for a shower gift.


  • Best DIY Recipe Organizer: IRIS Letter and Legal Size WEATHERTIGHT File Box

    Rather than re-write each recipe on an index or mini card, I decided to create a traditional-sized file box when I offered to organize my mom's recipe collection for her right before Thanksgiving. Here's what I did:

    I grouped her recipes (which were clipped from newspapers and magazines, gifted on notecards, or scrawled in her own writing on notebook paper)

    I created a file for each group: beef, grains, vegetables, desserts (I further broke down dessert by 'chocolate' and 'non...MORE chocolate', cookies, and cakes and pies), and gave each group it's own hanging file folder and labeled each one.

    I then hung the folders alphabetically in a clear plastic file box.

    I stored the box under a desk in the kitchen for easy access.


  • Best Recipe Journal: Create Your Own Collected Recipes Cookbook

    This one requires re-writing recipes into a journal--which can get a little bit fussy--but I do like the idea of keeping a food journal on your counter top.


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  • Best Folder: Meadowsweet Kitchens Accordion File Recipe Organizer

     Recipe Organizer - Whether you tear a recipe from a magazine or make a copy of your grandmother's famous apple pie recipe, you can collect and organize easily in this recipe organizer.


  • Best Card Protectors: Meadowsweet Kitchens Plastic Recipe Card Protectors

    Plastic recipe card protectors and clear sheets keep recipes safe from spills with this set. 

  • Best Overall: Rifle Recipe Box for A Country Kitchen

    For a country or wanna-be-country kitchen.


  • Best Binder: Leather Recipe Binder by CR Gibson

    Preserve your favorite recipes with this classy and classic leather recipe binder.