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Free Printable Recipe Cards

Printable recipe cards printables for you! Just print them out and file away your favorite recipes in a binder or recipe box!


Once you find a great recipe, try it, and know you’ll want to make it again someday, you might need some printable recipe cards to write it down. Here are some printable small and larger printable recipe cards you can use. (affiliate links present, originally published 7/16)

How do I print my own recipe cards

I have them for you right here. It costs nothing to use your own printer. You can make them black and white or leave the little bit of red like you see here. If you want them thicker just use card stock or regular paper if you prefer.

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Years ago I bought this simple recipe box.  Each time I found a recipe I liked I jotted the info down and filed it away until the next time. Using just simple 3×5 cards is fine but it is nice to use a bit nicer card stock and have something that you can pass down to the next generation.

recipe box

Free Recipe Cards

I’m sure you are like me and have family recipes that are nostalgic. Something you make once a year because it was always made by your Grandmother during the holidays and you want to teach your kids too. Our lebkuchen German cookies (seen at the bottom) and ambrosia are two of ours here. Now you can keep those on hand.

  1. Just download and print these 4×6 printable recipe cards here. Cut in half on the lines will fit well in a small recipe box.
  2. If you prefer larger recipe cards you can print here as well.

The large ones are closer to 5×7 and easier to use in a binder with 2 recipes on a sheet. Just grab a binder and sheet protectors and create your own recipe book that way too! If you take the time to protect them once they are written down to a tee they will certainly last longer and won’t fade thru the years.

You can leave as is but over the years the ink will fade so the ones that are really special I would laminate them for sure. I am kinda’ obsessed with binders. Now with these you can organize your recipes and I also have one for everything else in your house with these organization printables here.

organization binder
How do I make my own recipe cards?

You can print some here on our site that can be cut to size if you like. Using cardstock will make each one firmer so it stands up better in your box, but that isn’t necessary. Then just write on the front with any notes on the back to remember. Laminate if you like or save as is.

Can you print recipe cards?

Yes, we offer free recipe card printables right here that cost nothing. Grab as many as you would like to print out, write down the recipes you want to remember and store them in your box to read over and over again.

Free Printable Recipe Cards

If you’re looking for a great first recipe you should try our meatball sub muffins, they’re fabulous and fun for a dinner idea. You could have a few different boxes. Breakfast, dinner, dessert, and family favorites. In the last you could have generational dishes. I would write down who made it first and maybe include a photo on the back if you have one. 😉

  • There are a ton of easy slow cooker recipes perfect for busy days on my site you can enjoy. All of them have very little prep time and can be passed down to future generations.
  • Instant Pot recipes have been really popular the past few years too.
  • And Ninja Foodi recipes are the bomb.

Why are these free modern recipe cards so helpful? Let me count the ways my friends….

I’m a pen and paper kinda’ girl. Yes I have a smart phone and keep a lot of recipes in my notes but I remember how to make something by writing it out. Of course some handwritten recipe cards are special, like this one from my Grandma.

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Monday 23rd of April 2018

I love these cards. I just printed off a ton today. Going to redo my recipes for my new recipe box. Would love it if you created some dividers to go along with these... Same font and stye. Thanks for making these available!

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