5 Easy Ways to Save, Store, and Organize Your Recipes Online

updated Aug 29, 2022
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Even though all of us at Kitchn have pretty extensive cookbook collections, we’re also always looking at new recipes online, and trying to figure out ways to save those precious family recipes that are on notecards slowly deteriorating from overuse.

Luckily, there are plenty of websites, apps, and smart features (like the one on this very site!) to help you save all of your precious recipes and the ones you have yet to try. Here’s a look at a bunch that are worth checking out.

1. Kitchn’s Recipe Box

Let’s say you’re poking around on Kitchn (welcome!) and you come across this recipe for Creamy Shrimp Alfredo. Yum! You want to make this! But maybe next week because you’ve got this week all planned out. Just click “Save to Recipe Box” at the start of the post (you do have to make sure you’re signed in).

You can even add your own special tags — like “dinner” or “seafood” — which you can use to filter saved recipes later. Whenever you want, you can pull up your recipe box and scroll through your saved recipes or sort them by your pre-selected tags.

2. Big Oven

Big Oven has all the standard features you would expect with a recipe management tool. You can clip recipes, upload your own, and create grocery lists. But probably our favorite feature is the tool that helps you use up your leftover ingredients. Simply pick three foods you have lurking in your fridge or pantry, and Big Oven will suggest recipes that you can make with all three.

3. Dish Dish

Another great basic, Dish Dish lets you arrange recipes you’ve saved from your favorite sites or typed in yourself into specific collections or cookbooks. The service that really stands out is for their pro users, called the Concierge Offer, which allows you to send in 30 recipes to Dish Dish for them to input for you. If you have tons of recipes, but are short on time, this might be your answer.

4. The Recipe Box

Available for purchases on iPhones and iPads, this app allows user to create, display, and manage recipes. You can import recipes from top food sites, sort them, and even shop from them while you’re at the grocery store. We have an old-but-still-accurate full review of The Recipe Box.

5. Paprika

Paprika is a recipe management app that allows you to capture online recipes and sync them automatically between various devices. You can save recipes from all around the web, make grocery lists, make meal plans and more. It’s also possible to enter your own personal recipes, so that everything is stored in one place. Read our full Paprika review here.

And when in doubt … use Pinterest.

No, you can’t input your family recipes, unless you take photos of the recipe cards, but Pinterest is still one of the easiest ways to save and organize recipes from your favorite magazines, blogs, and websites. We might be biased, but we think the best place to start is our account. You are following us on Pinterest, aren’t you?

Do you have a favorite that we missed? Share it in the comments below.