Several websites allow visitors to search a database of recipes by main or secondary ingredients, including BettyCrocker.com, AllRecipes.com and MyRecipes.com. All three websites provide free access to an extensive collection of recipes.
At BettyCrocker.com, cooks can browse recipes by their main ingredient, such as chicken, eggs or fruit. Multiple subcategories are available for each ingredient to simplify the search results.
The advanced search feature at AllRecipes.com lets users search up to four ingredients at a time, and also allows visitors to exclude specified ingredients from the results.
MyRecipes.com offers a search feature called Ingredient Chef that allows visitors to search for recipes by entering up to three ingredients that they have on hand.