Send Us Your Recipes

Submit your best dish for a chance to be published in Cooking Light.

Chickpeas with Spinach
Photo: Randy Mayor

 Cooking Light works with some of the country's top recipe developers. But some of our very best recipes come from readers just like you. For a chance to see your name and your dish in print, send us your favorite light recipe for our monthly Reader Recipe column. If we publish your recipe, we will send you a Cooking Light T-shirt and a check for $50.

To submit a dish, e-mail your recipe to our editors at, along with your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a brief note about why you love it or how you came up with it. You can also mail it to Reader Recipes, Cooking Light, P.O. Box 1748, Birmingham, AL 35201.

Our food editors and Test Kitchens professionals test, taste, and approve each recipe we publish, and we reserve the right to edit them. All recipes submitted become the property of Cooking Light and may be republished and used for any purpose.  

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