13 Awesome Cooking Video Ideas

Are you the type of person people always ask recipes from? Do you love spending time in the kitchen, cooking, and experimenting? If so, you might want to use your skills to make beautiful videos and share them online. This can be something you do for fun as a hobby, and sometimes it can also evolve to an actual part-time job.

If you’d like to start filming your cooking videos, start by getting inspired by some of these ideas. Hopefully, we’ll get you motivated to go ahead and create your first video!

Teach How to Make Your Favorite Dish

Everyone is looking for recipes, and while the internet isn’t short of them, many viewers are turning away from super polished Tasty videos and look for authenticity. A good video of non-chef cooking in his standard kitchen with products most people have can make people think – hey, I can do this myself. And that’s, above everything else, is what you want to achieve when you’re sharing a cooking video.

Check out this video we made with Magisto featuring everyone’s favorite: Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Cooking With Kids

Cooking with your kids can help them learn life skills, gives them a sense of accomplishment, and gain healthy eating habits. Oh, and it’s a lot of fun too! Many parents are looking for children-friendly recipes that kids will enjoy making but will also love eating. If you can make the video with your kids cooking with you – even better.

Share Meal Prep Recipes

Meal prepping has been a thing for a while now, but it’s incredibly relevant when people are stuck at home due to the corona virus and need to feed themselves (and others) every single day.

In case you’re not familiar with the #mealprep hashtag, the term means batch-cooking or preparing full meals for the week ahead. It’s a practical way to take charge of what you and your family eat and to make life easier. And, when organized nicely in pretty little boxes, it’s also extremely photogenic!

Meals on a Budget

Challenge yourself and your viewers to cook amazing meals with a low budget. Prove and demonstrate how delicious food doesn’t have to be expensive. Start by listing the ingredients and mention their price (take into account that prices vary from country to country), then share step-by-step your recipe. There’s always a high demand for this type of content.

Give Nutrition Tips

Even if you’re not a professional dietitian or a doctor, you can still share with your viewers nutrition rules you’re trying to live by. It can be general information, facts on a specific diet, or you can focus on topics like foods for healthy skin or what to eat after a workout. Don’t settle on tips only – give relevant meal ideas so your video will provide real value.

Show Your Pantry and Fridge

Have you ever just felt like opening the fridge at your friend’s house? There’s something weirdly fascinating about getting a sneak peek into what others keep and eat. Millions of viewers agree – “What’s in my fridge” and “What’s in my pantry” videos are booming for the last few years. To make one yourself, show your followers what products you always make sure you have, why you love them, and how you usually use them. You can also share tips for organizing and stocking food, recipes, and storage recommendations.


Recommend Your Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

If you own some kitchen products that make your life easier – go ahead and tell the world! With so many options, it’s hard to avoid the well-known choice fatigue. How can one know what’s worth the money and what’s going to stay forever unwanted in one of your kitchen drawers? That’s where you can come into the picture and help everyone out. To make everything even more convenient, don’t forget to include links to purchase in the video’s description.

Make a Homemade Pasta Guide

Pasta is one of the things that people wished they could make themselves but believe it’s super complicated. Teach them the satisfying art of making pasta at home from scratch – step by step, from making the dough to even cooking the sauce. Don’t forget not everyone owns a pasta machine, and show them how to roll out and cut the dough manually.

Share Cheat Meal Recipes

Many health and fitness enthusiasts find what helps them maintain a strict diet is to give themselves calculated, planned periods of indulgence – usually “cheat meals” or “cheat days.” If you’re already spoiling yourself, the calories better be worth it! Share binge recipes for anyone who feels like treating himself with yummy, guilt-free food. Make them viewers drool!

Share Healthy Meal Ideas

Healthy, delicious, and easy-to-make video-recipes are probably what your viewers look for the most. Everybody wants to discover new low-calorie meal ideas. Recipes for a full-day meal plan? Even better. No matter how many of these videos are out there, people are always hungry (hungry! get it?) for more. Give them new healthy recipes, and they’ll keep coming back for more.

Tell the Story Behind a Recipe

Food is way more than just techniques and ingredients – culinary tells the story of history, society, culture. Use famous dishes as a platform to share the exciting stories behind them – did you know that sandwiches are named after the Lord Sandwich, who allegedly invented them? That a dentist invented the cotton candy machine? Those pretzels were designed by monks who shaped them to resemble a child’s arms in prayer? Share this kind of fun knowledge to give your videos extra value.

Limited Ingredients Recipes

2-ingredient chocolate cake, 3-ingredient chicken tenders, 5-ingredient miso soup – these videos are gaining popularity, and it’s no surprise. After all, sometimes, you want to cook something nice without stocking up on groceries. Keep the ingredients list short and the recipe simple and win your viewers’ attention.

Online Cooking Workshop

Why not create a full series of cooking lessons via video? Create a thoroughgoing program that will take your online-students by that hand all the ay into sharpening their cooking skills. Try to focus on one distinct topic – for example, basic meals, Thai food, baking basic knife fundamentals, healthy food, gourmet, etc. Use live-streaming video services if you’re giving live lessons or video hosting platforms to put all of your lessons in one place.

In Conclusion

We hope this post has inspired you to go forth and create your own drool-worthy cooking videos at home. Get started by creating your first video now at Magisto.com or by checking out How to Create Your Own Cooking Videos at home here.

Happy creating!