25 Free Cookbooks on Amazon

Posted on Apr 9 2014 - 1:52pm by Susan Bewley

As many of you know, I absolutely love to cook. I try cooking as many meals as I can for my husband and myself. My husband will also tell you I have a bit of a cookbook addiction. There are cookbooks all over the house, without even counting the handwritten cookbook where I keep all of my own creations. It got even worse when I got my Kindle Paperwhite. Now I not only have physical cookbooks, but digital ones as well. A few of my cookbooks I have even found digital copies for, allowing me to get rid of my old bulky cookbook and enjoy one that easily fits in my hands and is easy to follow in the kitchen. To say the least, my Paperwhite has become one of the best gifts I ever purchased for myself.

Though what really expanded my cookbook collection was when I realized you could find inexpensive and even free cookbooks on Amazon. I found hundreds of amazing cookbooks that were one dollar or less, and I can read them on any device in my home that has the free Kindle app. Lately I have been browsing through their free cookbooks and having fun determining which recipes I can try next.

Knowing that many of you like deals just as much as me, I thought I would share with you 25 of my favorite free cookbooks that I recently found on Amazon. Of course, their free cookbooks are always changing, so some of the books on this list may only be free for a limited time. Feel free to tell us what you think of these cookbooks and if you know of any other free or inexpensive cookbooks on Amazon.com that you think all of us would like to try!

So, what do you look for in cookbooks and what do you consider a reasonable price for a cookbook that isn’t free?

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lisha April 9, 2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    soooo helpful! Thanks!

  2. Diana April 11, 2014 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Thanks for the sharing, I love finding new recipes, this is awesome!

  3. Sherree April 12, 2014 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I love to cook too 🙂 Thanks for the heads up on the freebies 🙂 After clicking on about 10 or so of the cookbooks that were supposed to be free, not a single one was 🙁 They were all priced $2.99 to $3.99 🙁 You should know that Amazon changes their prices frequently, so anytime you publish a list like this you should let your readers know it is time sensitive. Clearly, just because it is free when you retrieved it, does not mean it will be free when I try to do so if time has lapsed.

    • Susan Bewley April 12, 2014 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      Yeah, that is one of the bummers with Amazon. I listed in the article that it was time sensitive, but I should put it in larger letter. I know most of the list was still free yesterday.

  4. Sandra VanHoey April 14, 2014 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Thanks, I was able to just get 3 I wanted, some are now back to a price which happens quickly with Amazon, you never know when it will change. I appreciate this post, thank you.

  5. Amy Heffernan April 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    WOW! I did not know there was so many for free. Thanks.

  6. nancyfancypink April 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this post! I had no idea you could get these books for free on Kindle! I think I would like the one with all the crock pot recipes!

  7. Cheryl Johnson February 13, 2015 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I have checked out those cookbooks on amazon and liked several of them would recommend.

  8. heather e.g. kaufman April 9, 2015 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing! I love to try cooking new things.

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