7 Rachael Ray Cookbooks to Inspire Your Meal Planning for the New Year

If simplifying meal prep and planning is one of your resolutions for the new year, take a page (or two!) from Rachael Ray's cookbooks. Full of delicious, easy-to-make recipes, these cookbooks will help make meal planning fun—and with so much variety, your taste buds will never get bored!

New York Times Bestselling Author Rachael Ray's Week in a Day: Five Dishes, One Day cookbook photo

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Week in a Day

Rachael taught us that it's possible to cook a delicious and nutritious meal in 30 minutes or less. With her book Week in a Day, she'll help you plan dinner for the work week, too. Each week has its own theme to add variety to your dishes, and many of the easy-to-follow recipes are inspired by international cuisine. Armed with her tips on how to prep each meal all in one day, you'll be able to enjoy a tasty dinner with the family after work without all the prep—because it'll already be done!

Price: from $12

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Rachael Ray's Italian cookbook titled: Everyone Is Italian on Sunday photo

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Everyone Is Italian on Sunday

Spice up spaghetti night with Rachael's Italian cookbook. Inspired by decades of enjoying and working with food and the people she cares for most, this cookbook is filled with traditional recipes, step-by-step instructions, and delicious food the whole family can agree on.

Price: $27

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Two-in-One cookbook featuring Rachael Ray's My Year in Meals on one side and John Cusimano's My Year in Cocktails on the other photo

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My Year in Meals and My Year in Cocktails

Get ready for 365 days filled with unique recipes, tasty treats, and new tips and tricks for the kitchen. Rach's book My Year in Meals offers an intimate look into what she makes for her own family and friends at home. Flip the book over and you'll learn John Cusimano's (Rachael's husband) secrets of crafting the perfect cocktail to pair with Rach's delectable dishes. This two-for-one cookbook has all the recipes you need to host an unforgettable dinner party.

Price: from $15

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Rachael Ray's easy-to-follow cookbook filled with written instrucitons and step-by-step photos of each recipe. photo

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Rachael Ray's Look + Cook

Ideal for cooking novices, Rachael's Look + Cook cookbook helps guide you through each recipe with step-by-step pictures that show how it should look at every stage. From what it looks like in the pan to when it's done, this cookbook gives you detailed directions to achieve a delicious final product.

Price: from $12

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Rachael Ray's Yum-O! family cookbook. photo

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Yum-o! The Family Cookbook

Make mealtime even more memorable by cooking together. This family-friendly cookbook features ideas for getting kiddos involved in the kitchen as well as recipes that include more whole grains, fruits, and veggies and less fat. Even picky eaters won't object to these creative, yummy meals! And it doesn't just include dinner recipes. You'll be inspired with breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas the whole family will love.

Price: $19

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Rachael Ray cookbook featuring 365 unique dinners for every day of the year photo

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365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners

If you find yourself in a cooking rut, challenge yourself to try something new each day with a fresh recipe every single night. In true Rachael Ray fashion, each meal in this cookbook is designed to take 30 minutes or less. They're quick, delicious, and once you master one, you can create countless variations just by swapping out a few ingredients. Plus, any leftovers make a flavor-packed lunch for the next day!

Price: $13

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Rachael Ray's cookbook for tasty burgers and other grill-out recipes. photo

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The Book of Burger

Get ahead of grilling season and try out new burger recipes from The Book of Burger. Rach has pulled together some of her favorite grill-out recipes from burgers to hot dogs, sliders, sides, sauces, and more. Master them now so when summer rolls around, you'll have everything you need for an awesome backyard barbecue to impress your guests and leave everyone feeling incredibly satisfied.

Price: $14

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