How many of us have struggled with making the perfect pasta, impressing our family with our best meat dishes, and trying to understand how fondue baking works? While having a cookbook can help, it can only go as far as helping you out with ingredients and cooking procedure; not, with how you actually make dishes in the kitchen.
We want to help you succeed with your cooking and baking needs, so we are having in this article our favorite YouTube cooking channels that have made us a better cook—and we are sure, so will you.
The following cooking channels are arranged by number of subscribers, from the highest to the lowest. Every channel has its specialty, so the number of subscribers says more about what type of cooking interests more people. Each channel presented here is full of quality and easy-to-follow cooking instructions. (Updated 2019!)
Note: The stats at the time of writing
- 1 1. Epic Meal Time
- 2 2. My Cupcake Addiction
- 3 3. How to Cook That
- 4 4. Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube
- 5 5. Laura in The Kitchen
- 6 6. Hey! It’s Mosogourmet!!
- 7 7. Sorted Food
- 8 8. Food Wishes
- 9 9. Cooking with Dog
- 10 10. Maangchi
- 11 11. The Simple Cooking Channel
- 12 12. Nicko’s Kitchen
- 13 13. Cupcake Jemma
- 14 14. Ochikeron
- 15 15. VahChef
- 16 16. Tastemade
- 17 17. Brothers Green Eats
- 18 18. One Pot Chef
- 19 19. Tasted
- 20 20. Runny Runny 999
- 21 21. Manjula’s Kitchen
- 22 22. You Suck at Cooking
- 23 23. Hilah Cooking
- 24 24. Michael Kory Fitness
- 25 25. MyHarto
- 26 26. Chowhound
- 27 27. Betty’s Kitchen
- 28 28. Wantanmien
- 29 29. Food Busker
- 30 30. The J-Wro Show
- 31 31. Mario Batali
- 32 Wrapping it Up
1. Epic Meal Time
With 7,030,356 subscribers, Epic Meal Time came on top for a reason: guys show their frustrations with fast food, and makes these fast food meals instead. The hosts also have great dramatization skills which makes it interesting to watch their shows. This channel features cooking for big batches, and is best for those who love quick and easy American meals.
At 27,998,445 views, their most viewed video so far is Fast Food Lasagna.
2. My Cupcake Addiction
With 2,860,830 subscribers, My Cupcake Addiction proves that you can be successful being in your own niche. This channel certainly is passionate about desserts! What you’ll love about videos found here are the unique recipes, making complex recipes to simple ones, and the host’s offering of practical advices on how you can achieve more with less time.
At 2,308,769 views, this channel’s video on making a Giant Ice Cream Snickers Candy Bar sure does makes your mouth water.
Check out the video here:
3. How to Cook That
At 2,799,802 subscribers, this channel shows outrageous and out-of-this-world desserts that you can, surprisingly, do at home. The channel is aptly named: really, how do you cook that? The host makes, among other things, Instagram, Mine Craft, and Star Wars cakes.
The host shows very easy-to-follow instructions, and always makes an effort to engage with the viewers. Even beginners can be motivated to bake what the host makes, no matter how outlandish the desserts look.
At 10,802,089 views, one of the many rock stars of this channel is its Instagram Dessert Chocolate Mousse Recipe Cake. We loved it and makes us want to try it soon!
4. Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube
With 2,499,404 subscribers, Jamie Oliver has redefined gourmet cooking and brought it to peoples’ homes. With popular TV cooking shows, it’s a delight to see him show his passion for cooking healthy meals on YouTube. His channel has very nice filmography, he perfects simple dishes, he’s a very energetic host, and he has funny quirks which keeps the show more interesting.
With 4,942,947 views, one of his most viewed videos is on How to Make the Perfect Scrambled Eggs.
5. Laura in The Kitchen
With 2,482,063 subscribers, Laura has brought Italian delight to everyone all around the world. She makes everything so simple, teaches you the basics of cooking, and also focuses on the art of presenting food well. Her niche is on Italian cookery for beginners. She is very motivating and a delight to watch.
With 5,561,042 views, one of Laura’s best videos is on How to Make Homemade Cupcakes from Scratch. This is a great starter video for people baking cupcakes for the first time.
6. Hey! It’s Mosogourmet!!
With 1,668,692 subscribers, this cooking and baking video channel is one of its kind. It’s a sort of pantomime, with no talks, no speeches. Just pure baking, and the focus is on how the recipe is made. It may be a silent film but the videos tell a lot!
Each video really shows you the methods. The recipe is written on the description which is a great way to check out after each video is finished. The channel provides cool, original and unique recipes. To be honest, this is very addicting to watch!
Its most popular recipe is the Bizarre Ice Cream Cupcakes Lemon and Chocolate Mint, now with a staggering 119,386,330 views.
7. Sorted Food
At 1,653,863 subscribers, Sorted Food puts in the fun in cooking. It is hosted by entertaining and fun-loving British guys, and they also provide insights on British culture as they do their market and cooking. The hosts provide funny commentaries on their cooking mistakes, which help beginners know what to avoid. Also, the videos are made with awesome filmography.
Their popular Epic Pizza Grilled Cheese Recipe, which now has 416,957 views, puts the fun into the usual cheese sandwich.
8. Food Wishes
With 1,534,174 subscribers, Food Wishes is one of the best channels for beginners, as the hosts provide very easy-to-follow recipe instructions for everyone. What’s more, the hosts give alternatives for ingredients, putting into mind that viewers are from all over the world.
With 1,237,501 views, the channel’s most popular video is Your First Turkey! East Roast Turkey for Beginners for the Holidays! You will see how the hosts make it simple to roast turkey, but still have all the flavors everyone craves about.
9. Cooking with Dog
At 1,213,490 subscribers, this is a very unique channel with a puppet dog as host. This adds up to the channel being super entertaining. The dog as commentator really does make a difference. The instructions are very clear, with important parts of the recipe written on the video as well. The puppet dog also has funny anecdotes on his experiences with marketing, cooking and tasting the recipes.
One of the channel’s most viewed recipes is the Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Recipe, which currently has 1,120,498 views.
Curious? Look into the video here:
With 1,208,601 subscribers, Maangchi opens up the beauty of Korean cuisine to the world. The host is really fun to watch, and she explains how to make Korean dishes the simple way. This is a great way for beginners to learn more about cooking Korean dishes, which are world-known for their long and arduous production processes. All videos also come with captions, making it easy for followers to take note of recipes.
With 2,619,925 views, this channel’s How to Make Gimbap video has taken the world by storm.
11. The Simple Cooking Channel
With 1,201,259 subscribers, this Australia-based cooking channel does put in casual cooking and baking into a different level. Can you imagine making unique “dishes” like bubble gum and gummi bears? The host is very motivational, and provides super interesting recipes that are easy to make.
This channel’s uniqueness is on showing recipes that you did not know you can make at home.
The channel’s most watched video is How to Make Bubble Gum, now with 14,308,179 views
12. Nicko’s Kitchen
With 1,107,982 subscribers, Nicko’s Kitchen brings the beauty of going back to cooking basics. He has a whole playlist for cooking basics like on cooking rice, pasta, and mayonnaise among other things. He also does homemade fast food with easy-to-follow recipes that he built on his own.
At 49,853 views, one of his most popular videos is on How to Cook Perfect Rice.
13. Cupcake Jemma
At 794,816 subscribers, this channel is one of those few cooking channels that truly focuses on the food and how it’s made. There’s a very bright and light feeling when watching Jemma’s videos, and also, the filmography is very creative. Recipes are made simpler with easy-to-find local ingredients.
Here is Jemma’s video on How to Make the Best Ever Rainbow Cake, which now has 2,943,407 views.
With 803,280 subscribers, Ochikeron gives a unique take on traditional Japanese food, with its very cute set-up, nice music that is so entertaining, and very cute filmography. What’s nice about this channel is it makes Japanese cooking fun and easy to do at home.
Ochikeron’s most popular video is its Omurice, which the host made into a cute dog-shaped rice ball. This video has now gained 68,061 views.
With 749,680 subscribers, VahChef brings Indian cooking to everyone’s homes all around the world. The host’s niche is on authentic Indian dishes.
What’s great about this channel’s videos is with the flexibility of ingredients, where suggestions are made for alternatives if local Indian ingredients are unavailable.
The host also explains why some ingredients are cooked in this and that way, which is good for beginners who want to know the science behind cooking.
The channel’s most popular video is its Chicken Biryani Restaurant Style recipe, now with 8,182,758 views.
With 679,545 subscribers, Tastemade is unique as it does travel-based cooking. The channel focuses on local recipes, and all videos are interesting to watch if you love to travel. Also, cooking is done against beautiful settings wherever the hosts are in the world.
The channel is popular with its cocktail fusions, and one of these is the Menton Lemon Cocktail now with 101,688 views.
17. Brothers Green Eats
With 536,000 subscribers, Brothers Green Eats focuses on giving thoughtful advice for beginners who never tried or aren’t confident with cooking. Two guys host this channel and they provide funny commentaries as they cook, making the videos interesting. All videos provide a youthful and entertaining feel, making beginners comfortable with cooking.
One of this channel’s most popular video is the Beginners Guide to Cooking- Learn the Basics, which now has 401,389 views. It’s a thorough video, perfect for those dipping into the art of cooking for the first time.
18. One Pot Chef
With 533,853 subscribers, One Pot Chef lives up to its namesake well. The channel’s niche is on providing yummy recipes all cooked or baked in just one pot. The channel gives a nostalgic feel with all the videos’ settings which are all filmed at a country home.
The host uses available ingredients, and gives alternatives based on wherever you are in the world. The host also has a friendly approach to teaching you how to cook.
At 4,687,876 views, this channel’s popular video is the Oven-Baked Mini Omelettes recipe.
With 403,583 subscribers Tasted provides entertaining and fresh recipes, perfect for those always on the go. All recipes are written on the screen, which makes it easy for the audience to follow. The host also offers practical advices on how to save up on time with cooking.
This channel is perfect for those who always excuse themselves they can’t cook because “they have no time.”
This channel’s popular video is on How to Make Grandma Pizza, now with 51,808 views.
20. Runny Runny 999
With 387,103 subscribers, Runny Runny 999 is a dessert-focused channel that has original and unique recipes, coupled with an entertaining and nice filmography. All desserts are presented in simple easy-to-follow instructions. This channel is a perfect introduction to dessert cooking and baking for beginners.
One of its most popular videos is on How to Make Choco Panna Cotta, now with 1,665,667 views.
21. Manjula’s Kitchen
With 355,074 subscribers, Manjula’s Kitchen takes the beauty of homemade Indian cooking to everybody’s homes. The host has a motherly approach to teaching cooking, which makes you feel relaxed and confident with trying the recipes out. Manjula focuses on authentic Indian recipes. All ingredients are also written on every video, which makes recipes easy to follow.
One of this channel’s popular videos is its Chai (Masala Tea) Recipe, now with 296,052 views.
22. You Suck at Cooking
With 346,324 subscribers, You Suck at Cooking is aptly named because it’s made for beginners who never tried cooking before. Recipes are very easy to follow, and are all modified to be simpler so as not to scare off beginners.
This channel’s most popular video is its Baked Yams with Dill, now with 1,365,752 views.