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.
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 Adobe InDesign cookbook template can save both time and money.
Unlimited Cookbook Templates From Envato Elements
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 recipe book templates over on Envato Elements.
Best Recipe & Cookbook Templates From Envato Elements
1. Desserts Recipe Book Template (INDD)
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 (INDD)
This professionally designed cookbook recipe 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 (AI, EPS, INDD)
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 (INDD)
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 (EPS)
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 (INDD)
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 (INDD)
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 Cookbook Design Template (INDD)
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!
9. Magazine Style Cookbook Template (INDD)
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.
10. Landscape Cookbook Template InDesign (INDD)
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.
11. Culinary Food Magazine Cookbook Template (INDD)
Looking for a welcoming cookbook design? Check out this one. There's so much emphasis on eye-catching photography, making it an awesome fit for drawing in your audience with your most flavorful of food pictures. It has such a versatile cookbook cover template.
12. A5 Cookbook Template Design (INDD)
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?
13. Stylish Cook Book Design Template (INDD)
Looking for a lot of options in one package? This Adobe InDesign cookbook 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.
14. The Dessert Book InDesign Template (INDD)
Isn't this a cute cookbook template for InDesign? 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?
15. Food Brochure Template InDesign Cookbook (INDD)
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.
16. Square Cookbook Design Template (INDD)
Isn't this cookbook template in InDesign 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.
17. Cooking Book Magazine Template (AI, EPS, INDD)
This editable cookbook 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 Cookbook Templates From GraphicRiver
But maybe you're not 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:
18. Cookbook Magazine Template (INDD)
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?
19. Square Cook Book Printable Recipe Template (INDD)
This square cookbook template InDesign 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.
20. Recipes and Cook Book Template (INDD)
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.
21. Your Recipes Cook Book Template (INDD, PSD)
This cookbook recipe template is a versatile one—it's a perfect design for so many different cuisines, projects, and much, much more. If you're looking for a template at A4 size, this one is an excellent one to check out.
22. Kitchen Stories Cook Book Design Template (INDD)
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.
23. Recipe Cookbook Template Design (INDD, AI)
There's so much to work with in this versatile cookbook 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!
24. Recipe Book Design Template (INDD)
Isn't this cookbook 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.
25. The Cook Book: Recipe Book Template (AI, EPS, INDD)
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.
26. InDesign Cookbook Template Design (INDD)
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.
27. Cook Book Recipe Brochure Template (INDD)
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 Recipe Book 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 cookbook 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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. And that's how you make your own recipe book template!
Check out our favorite templates over on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel:
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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- How to Create a Table of Contents in InDesignDaisy Ein11 Feb 2020
- Design Striking Layouts for Your Own Cookery Book Using InDesignGrace Fussell22 Jul 2019
- 9 Top Tips for Making Creative InDesign TemplatesLaura Keung14 Jun 2019
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- 44 Best Square Book Mockups (Using a Book Mockup Generator)Nona Blackman14 Jan 2021
- 28 Best InDesign Book Templates (Layout & Cover Templates)Melody Nieves27 Mar 2020