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40+ Cookbook Cover Ideas You Can Create (with No Design Skills)

Cookbooks are a staple in every kitchen, providing home cooks with delicious recipes and culinary inspiration. However, a great cookbook is more than just a collection of recipes – it should also have an eye-catching cover that entices readers to pick it up and explore its contents.

In this blog post, we have rounded up 45 captivating cookbook cover templates from Canva. These templates are not only visually stunning but also customizable to fit your cookbook’s unique style and genre. Whether you’re a culinary newbie or a kitchen pro, these templates will make your cookbook cover so deliciously irresistible, it’ll be flying off the shelves faster than hotcakes!

Important Note: Be sure to check Canva’s terms and conditions thoroughly before using any of these eBook cover templates for any commercial or personal projects. As a side note, if you’re fascinated by these cookbook cover Canva templates and would like to be able to earn money designing these for other recipe authors, we recommend reading our guide on How to Sell Canva Templates.

Dessert, Baking and Pastry Cookbook Cover Ideas

These cookbooks focus on baking and pastry techniques, and offer a range of sweet and savory baked goods, pastries, and desserts.

Click the eBook cover image of your choice to access the Canva template:

Blue Modern Photo Desserts Recipe Book Cover Yellow Cupcake Cutouts Cookbook Book Cover Pink and White Cute Cupcake Desserts Photograph Recipe Wattpad Book Cover

Grey Cream Dark Modern Photo Baking Recipe Book Cover Dark Modern Creative Dessert Recipe Book Cover White Border Chef's Gourmet Donuts Cookbook Ebook Cover

 Color Block Simple and Modern Tarts and Pies Cookbook Recipe Book Cover Red and White Dessert Cookbook Book Cover Beige Bread Recipe Book Cover

Cuisine-based Cookbook Cover Ideas

These cookbooks focus on a particular type of cuisine, such as Italian, French, Mexican, or Asian. They often include recipes, techniques, and ingredients that are specific to that cuisine.

Click the eBook cover image of your choice to access the Canva template:

Black Elegant and Simple Minimalist Asian Recipe Book Cover Classic Elegant Modern Cookbook Cover Orange and White Sushi Photo Cookbook Book Cover

Green Red Modern Italian Family Recipe Cookbook Cover  Olive Green Basil Photo Cookbook Book Cover Black and White Minimalist Shape Cookbook Book Cover

Simple and Modern with Bold Text Southern Cooking Recipe Book Cover Black Italian Photo of Italian Ingredients Recipe Book Cover White Simple Recipe Cookbook Journey Book Cover

Healthy Eating and Special Diet Cookbook Cover Ideas

These cookbooks focus on healthy and nutritious meals, and may include recipes that are low in calories, fat, or sugar. They often include information on nutrition and healthy eating habits. These cookbooks may also focus on a specific dietary requirement, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or low-carb – offering recipes that meet the dietary restrictions while still being delicious and satisfying.

Click the eBook cover image of your choice to access the Canva template:


Seasonal Cookbook Cover Ideas

Seasonal cookbooks typically focus on recipes and ingredients that are in season during a specific time of the year. For example, a fall seasonal cookbook may feature recipes that include pumpkin, squash, and apple, while a summer seasonal cookbook may feature recipes that include fresh berries, melons, and tomatoes.

Click the eBook cover image of your choice to access the Canva template:

Bright Colorful Modern Illustrated Recipe Book Cover Yellow Pink Simple Colorful Pastel Summer Cocktails Recipes Pinterest Pin Pink Torn Photo Food Recipe Pinterest Pin

Brown Orange Modern Simple Photo Fall Cooking Cookbook Book Cover Orange Blue Pumpkin Soup Recipe Pinterest Pin Brown & Yellow Autumn Recipes with Pumpkin Pinterest Pin

Gold Green Minimalist Contemporary Photo Holiday Baking Recipe Book Cover White Red Modern Elegant Photo Holiday Baking Recipe Book Cover Modern Elegant Holidays Recipe Instagram Story

General Cookbook Cover Ideas

These cookbook cover ideas are versatile and can be used for a range of cookbook genres. They may include images of ingredients, finished dishes, or culinary tools, as well as creative typography and color schemes to capture the essence of the cookbook’s theme.

Click the eBook cover image of your choice to access the Canva template:

Final Thoughts – Cookbook Cover Ideas for Your Next Book

A great cookbook cover can make all the difference in getting readers excited about your recipes and culinary creations. With these cookbook cover ideas that require no design skills, you can easily customize your cover to fit your unique style and genre. Don’t let a bland cover hold your cookbook back from its full potential – use these ideas as inspiration to create a cover that will make your cookbook stand out on any bookshelf or website.

If you’re keen on publishing your own cookbook, we recommend reading our guide on How to Self Publish a Cookbook.


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