The 8 Best Recipe Organizers to Buy in 2018

Keep your favorite recipes neat and orderly

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Our Top Picks

Best Basic: Recipe Box at Amazon

“These boxes can be stacked or tucked into a small space.”

Best Stylish: Chartreuse Dots Recipe Box from Paper Source at Amazon

“Perfect for a shower gift.”

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

“Store the box under a desk in the kitchen for easy access.”

Best Recipe Journal: Create Your Own Collected Recipes Cookbook at Amazon

“[Good for] keeping a food journal on your countertop.”

Best Folder: Meadowsweet Kitchens Accordion File Recipe Organizer at Amazon

“You can collect and organize easily in this recipe organizer.”

Best Card Protectors: Meadowsweet Kitchens Plastic Recipe Card Protectors at Amazon

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

Best Overall: Rifle Recipe Box for A Country Kitchen at Amazon

“For a country or wanna-be-country kitchen.”

Best Binder: Leather Recipe Binder by CR Gibson at Amazon

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

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    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.

     

  • 02 of 08

    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.

     

  • 03 of 08

    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 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.

     

  • 04 of 08

    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.

     

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    Best Card Protectors: Meadowsweet Kitchens Plastic Recipe Card Protectors

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

  • 07 of 08

    Best Overall: Rifle Recipe Box for A Country Kitchen

    For a country or wanna-be-country kitchen.

     

  • 08 of 08

    Best Binder: Leather Recipe Binder by CR Gibson

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