Recipes can be printed by pressing the Print button on the recipe details page:

This will bring up the Print Preview window:

At this point, you have a few options:

Print: This is the normal print option that your operating system uses to send items to the printer. Most of the time this works great, but if you have problems try the Print from PDF option.

Print from PDF: This option will be available to you in your personal printer settings, after you press print in the Plan to Eat preview. Save as PDF and then print.

Print Format: allows you to select different formats for your recipe. The 3x5 and 4x6 options print to a full sized piece of paper (letter) and requires cutting the index cards out with scissors.

Font Size: allows you to customize the size of the text of your recipe.

Options: allows you to further customize what prints on your recipe.

Your print should look like this:

If your prints don't look like this, let us know by emailing us at There are infinite variables with printing. Many of these variables are outside of Plan to Eat's control (your operating system, your print drivers, your printer, your browser, even your printing cable!), but we would love to help if we can.

If you are having trouble with blank pages or formatting issues when printing in Plan to Eat, here are a few things you can try:

1. Make sure your print scale is set to 100%. This setting is found in the menu that appears as you are printing:

2. In your Printer Options dialog:

  • Enable "Shrink-to-Fit".
  • Make sure your margins are not too big.
  • Remove the heading and footer (page numbers) in your printer settings.
  • Check the default font size if your using Chrome or Firefox.
  • check the minimum font size if you are using Safari or Firefox. 

3. Try Google Chrome Browser. It comes with a print preview already built in.


4. If you are using Internet Explorer you should be able to use the print preview if you right click on the page and select the Print Preview option (you can also access this from your file menu by pressing ALT + F).

5. Email Us at We'd love to help if we can.

Please note: Plan to Eat currently does not have the functionality to print multiple recipes at one time.