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 In the Kitchen

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 Heart icon.

Add your own recipes.

Organize your complete recipe collection into handy cookbooks.


Get our cookmark and add any recipe to your Key Ingredient collection with one click... no matter where you are on the web!

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

Where do these recipes come from?

Recipes on Key Ingredient are submitted and shared by cooks just like you!

Our Mission

The team at Key Ingredient is focused on innovating, developing and providing the ultimate digital kitchen experience. With over 2,000,000 recipes available on our website and apps, our goal is to make cooking easier and more enjoyable 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.

Read more about our iPhone/iPad App, Android App and Recipe Reader.

For more information about our site, visit our FAQ page.



Find out the latest and greatest news about how our Recipe Reader is changing the way people access their recipes in the kitchen. You can also keep up with us via Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Please contact us with press inquiries or partnership inquiries.

Harlan T. Beverly, Chief Executive Officer harlan@keyingredient.com Irwin Bransky, Chief Operating Officer irwin@keyingredient.com
Ryan Nowakowski, Chief Technology Officer ryan@keyingredient.com Customer Care help@keyingredient.com