What is Key Ingredient?

The best place for your recipe collection.

Collect and share any recipe online, get recipes on your mobile devices, and take them all right into the kitchen with our touchscreen Recipe Reader. On the web, on the go, and in the kitchen –– Key Ingredient is your recipe collection, everywhere.

On the Web
On the Go

How does it work?

Use Key Ingredient for inspiration and recipe organization.

Browse millions of beautiful photos and recipes.

Search for specific recipes.

Save any recipe you find to your own collection with the click of a .

Add your own recipes.

Organize your complete recipe collection into handy cookbooks.

To get started, sign up here. It's free!

Where do these recipes come from?

Our recipes are submitted from cooks just like you!

Our Mission

Inspire one another to love cooking at home!

Our Company

Key Ingredient was founded in 2005 in Austin, Texas with the mission to help people succeed in cooking every day. On the web, on the go and in the kitchen, Key Ingredient has become the ultimate digital cooking eco-system! Offering the only organic, shareable collection of more than 2 million recipes, Key Ingredient has developed a world-class free-to-use online cookbook system for web, Android and iOS.

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