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28 Best Recipe & Cookbook Templates to Download (Word, InDesign)


Looking for a cookbook template for your favorite recipes? In this article, we'll take a look at some inspiring cookbook layout template designs. Use them for your next recipe-related project or sit back and enjoy the delicious design inspiration.

Cookbook template design
You can find this professionally designed cookbook template and many others on Envato Elements.

There are a lot of ways we could approach a cookbook design—will you opt to make your own cookbook template? Or maybe a recipe book template could prove to be a strong foundation for you to get your design process started. 

Whether you're looking for a finished design for your content or a versatile composition to heavily edit, an awesome design template can save both time and money.

Unlimited Cookbook Templates From Envato Elements

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There's a wealth of content to check out on Envato Elements—cookbook templates, photos, logos, and more to help finish the cookbook of your dreams.

Want to download a bunch of cookbook templates and try them out? Maybe you know you're going to need and want supplemental content too—like fonts and imagery. All of that content can really add up, both in terms of price and in time investment (searching for content takes time!).

Enter Envato Elements—an awesome solution for creatives looking for quality content for one low price. It comes with unlimited downloads. That means you can download to your heart's content, without worrying about extra fees. Go ahead—search, download, experiment, and enjoy. 

Let's take a look at some of the awesome cookbook content over on Envato Elements.

Best Recipe & Cookbook Templates

1. Desserts Recipe Book Template

Desserts Recipe Book Template

Designed with dessert in mind, this versatile template is a great fit for a whole host of recipes. Jump into Adobe InDesign, add your content, and make this printable recipe template your own. Heavily edit it or work with the polished design that's included.

2. Cook Book Template Design

Cook Book Template Design

This professionally designed template comes with 28 pages to work with—that's a lot of variations to mix, match, and remix in your own way! Easily insert your content and change the colors to match your personal or professional brand.

3. Cooking Book Magazine Template

Cooking Book Magazine Template

Looking for a versatile template? Look no further—this one not only includes a host of layout options, but it comes in multiple file types. Microsoft Word user? If you're looking for a stylish cookbook template in Word, this one could be an awesome fit.

4. Food Restaurant Cook Book Template

Food Restaurant Cook Book Template

How about something darker and a little smokey? This one's designed with restaurants in mind, but it could be easily remixed for barbecue cooking, specialty cuisine, and so much more. One of the best parts about templates is how customizable they are.

5. Food & Cooking Book Template

Food  Cooking Book Template

This is such a clean, classy design—insert your photos, add your content, and you have a polished, professional design in a snap. There are 20 different pages to work with, so this preview is just the beginning of the possibilities.

6. Dessert Cookbook Template InDesign

Dessert Cookbook Template InDesign

Quirky, fun, and colorful, this printable recipe template is a great fit for eye-catching photography. Show off your culinary works and feature your favorite recipes in this Adobe InDesign template. The table of contents is generated with included paragraph styles.

7. Kitchen Stories Recipe Cookbook Template

Kitchen Stories Recipe Cookbook Template

What's your kitchen story? This editable recipe template is all about that answer. Open it up and fill more than 40 included pages with your favorite recipes, kitchen memories, and more. The only limit is your imagination.

8. Square Food / Cookbook Magazine

Square Food  Cookbook Magazine

How about a square layout for your cookbook design? It's a great opportunity to showcase large, delicious photos of your masterpieces. What kind of photos do you plan to share in your cookbook?

9. Square Cookbook Design Template

Square Cookbook Design Template

Here's another spin on a square orientation. Clean, open, white space can make for such a classy aesthetic, and this design is exactly that. The interior is just as lovely—check it out, and imagine how awesome your photos would look here!

10. Magazine Style Cookbook Template

Magazine Style Cookbook Template

Will your magazine be hard bound or soft bound? This cookbook recipe template takes a more magazine-inspired approach, but can be adapted to fit a wide variety of needs. Is there anything quite as tasty-looking as a beautiful, multi-page food photo? This one could be a great family cookbook template.

11. Landscape Cookbook Template InDesign

Landscape Cookbook Template InDesign

Organization is an important part of a great cookbook. Check out this cookbook layout template—it's a great example. There's plenty of white space, and notice how the alignment here makes for a visible grid. Everything is easily accessible, well organized, and professional.

12. Culinary Food Magazine Cookbook Template

Culinary Food Magazine Cookbook Template

Looking for a welcoming design? Check out this one. There's so much emphasis on eye-catching photography, it's an awesome fit for drawing in your audience with your most flavorful of food pictures. It has such a versatile cookbook cover template.

13. A5 Cookbook Template Design

A5 Cookbook Template Design

This stylish, A5 sized cookbook template is ready for your favorite recipes. Open it up in Adobe InDesign and easily edit the content to suit your style and cuisine. What color scheme would you work with?

14. Stylish Cook Book Design Template

Stylish Cook Book Design Template

Looking for a lot of options in one package? This cookbook layout template has so much to offer. With over 30 cookbook page template pages to work with, there's a little something for everyone and every project. Give this one a try today. 

15. The Dessert Book InDesign Template

The Dessert Book InDesign Template

Isn't this a cute design? It's a perfect fit for sweets, treats, and desserts. Showcase your favorite cupcakes, tarts, and other baked goods in this sweet template. Or remix it with different colors—how would you edit this one?

16. Food Brochure Template InDesign Cookbook

Food Brochure Template InDesign Cookbook

Bold color helps make this cookbook template stand out from the crowd. Mix the colors to match your branding, or try out a different color on each page to match the recipe at hand. 

17. Square Cookbook Design Template

Square Cookbook Design Template

Isn't this design stylish? There's so much that could be done with this one—it's versatile, adaptable, and could work for a wide variety of projects, even outside of your next cookbook design.

18. Cooking Book Magazine Template

Cooking Book Magazine Template

This editable recipe template draws inspiration from classy, glossy magazines, using a vibrant, key color. Remember, all of these templates are customizable and remixable—want a different key color? Download it and try it out today.

More Premium Cook Book Templates From GraphicRiver

There are so many cookbook templates to choose from on GraphicRiver—and much, much more!

But maybe you're not necessarily looking for a large collection of downloads for one price. In some cases, we know exactly what we want—and that's all we want. 

In cases like that, consider GraphicRiver. It's got a wonderful collection of professional designs, but here, everything is pay as you go. Download what you want, when you want it, with no extra hassle, no extra fuss. It's easy to keep things simple with GraphicRiver.

Check out some of the awesome Adobe InDesign cookbook templates over on GraphicRiver:

19. Cookbook Magazine Template

Cookbook Magazine Template

This fun and imaginative cookbook design takes visual inspiration from a digital app—how fun! This is such a memorable design direction. How might you feature your work in a composition like this one?

20. Square Cook Book Printable Recipe Template

Square Cook Book Recipe Template

This square layout is a great fit for longer recipes and beautiful photographs. What dimensions do you think would best serve your recipe project? Consider thinking about your target audience and what they might prefer. Choose your favorite recipe page template and start creating today.

21. Recipes and Cook Book Template

Recipes and Cook Book Template

There are 24 pages to choose from in this beautiful cookbook design. This one is not only a great fit for culinary arts—it could work beautifully for a portfolio, proposal, or other type of creative feature. Give this one a look. 

22. Your Recipes Cook Book Template

Your Recipes Cook Book Template

This recipe book is a versatile one—it's a perfect design for so many different cuisine, projects, and much, much more. If you're looking for a template at A4 size, this one is an excellent one to check out.

23. Kitchen Stories Cook Book Design Template

Kitchen Stories Cook Book Design Template

Cooking does feel like magic sometimes, doesn't it? This editable recipe template takes that idea and runs with it—check out the sophisticated, dark themes in the layout design. Imagine this one with your favorite recipes.

24. Recipe Cookbook Template Design

Recipe Cookbook Template Design

There's so much to work with in this versatile template. Not only do you get 34 pages to work with, but there are other bells and whistles included too—like colorful icons, difficulty level ratings, and other extras!

25. Recipe Book Design Template

Recipe Book Design Template

Isn't this recipe template welcoming? Imagine this one with your own photo, your bio, and your favorite recipes. It could be the perfect fit for your recipe project.

26. The Cook Book - Recipe Book Template

The Cook Book - Recipe Book Template

This cookbook template is really something else—you get an amazing 50 pages to work with here! Really craft your culinary story with this amazing collection of customizable layouts.

27. InDesign Cookbook Template Design

InDesign Cookbook Template Design

Display your food photos in creative ways with this professionally designed Adobe InDesign cookbook template. It also comes with a help file to help you jump right in and get started.

28. Cook Book Recipe Brochure Template

Cook Book Recipe Brochure Template

Use this awesome cookbook template's 24 custom pages to craft the perfect collection of recipes. From desserts to family recipes, this one could work for so many different projects.

How to Make Your Own Cookbook Template

Want to know how to create your own cookbook template? Or maybe you've found a perfect template, but you're not quite sure where to start when it comes to making your customizations. 

Let's take a look at some quick design tips to help you get going, whether you'd like to make your own recipe book template or work with a ready-made design.

In this demonstration, we'll use this sample cookbook template from Envato Elements. This is an awesome template, because it's compatible with multiple types of software—Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, and more! It's a great fit if you're looking for a Microsoft Word recipe template, but we'll take a look in Adobe InDesign.

Cookbook Design Template
This cookbook design template, and many others, are available on Envato Elements.

1. Placing Your Own Imagery

Whether you're working with a template or creating a layout of your own, you'll want to place your own imagery. In Adobe InDesign, we can do that by going to File > Place in the software menu.

In the case of a template, make sure to select the Rectangular Frame holding the placeholder image—then place your image.

Place Image InDesign

2. Place and Edit Type 

Almost every layout is going to work with type in some way—and cookbooks are certainly no exception. Use the Text Tool to edit existing type. Simply click on the type and/or text box in question, and start editing.

Want to add some new type? Click and drag with the Text Tool active to create a new text box.

Text Tool InDesign
Example Imagery by sea_wave on Envato Elements.

3. Change the Font Styles

And you'll likely want to experiment with the font too. To do so, check out the Character panel. You can find it by going to Window > Type & Tables > Character.

From here, we can do things like changing the font, the font size, the style, the line height, and more!

Character Panel InDesign

4. Adjust and Refine Your Body Copy

Your cookbook will likely have a lot of body copy too. In the example, below, some sample type has been added and customized in the template layout. 

For customizing paragraphs, check out the Paragraph panel. We can find it by going to Window > Type & Tables > Paragraph. Use this panel do to things like changing the text alignment, toggling hyphenation on or off, and much more.

Paragraph Panel InDesign

5. Add and Change Colors 

But what about color? Take a look at your Tools—see the large teal square below? That's our Fill Color, and the outlined box behind it is our Stroke Color. Click on these boxes to choose a new Fill Color or Stroke Color.

To change the color of a specific Rectangular Frame, select it first—then click to change the Fill or Stroke color, as shown below.

Fill Color InDesign

Choose Your Cookbook Template Today 

What kind of template is best for your design project? If you're looking to play the field and experiment with multiple cookbook template designs, Envato Elements is an awesome choice. Pick up multiple templates, and grab some supplemental images, icons, fonts, and more—all for one price.

Or, if you just want one template, why not check out GraphicRiver? There are so many cookbook design templates to choose from, and you have the flexibility of just picking one item. It's as simple as that—one item, one download.

Want to check out even more design inspiration for your next design project? Or maybe you'd like to learn more about cookbook design? Check out these other articles from Envato Tuts+:

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