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Animal Crossing New Horizons Cooking Recipes

Animal Crossing New Horizons Cooking Recipes
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The free 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing New Horizons brings tons of new items and recipes to the game. If you’ve been growing crops on your island, it might be time to dive into cooking. In this guide, we’ll show you all of the Animal Crossing New Horizons cooking recipes and explain how to get started on your cooking adventures.

There are dozens of unique Animal Crossing New Horizons cooking recipes to collect, many of which require reasonably simple ingredients. Every recipe you make can be eaten, gifted, or set up as decorations in your home. 

How to cook in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To cook in ACNH, you’ll need to unlock DIY Recipes+. You can head on over to the Resident Services building and go to the Redeem Nook Miles part of the Nook Stop terminal. Pick up the DIY Recipes+ upgrade to unlock the ability to cook and pick up some basic recipes.

You’ll need some ingredients to get started, many of which can be grown from the five new crops. Refer to our guide on how to farm crops in ACNH if you need some help getting started with that. The gist is that you’ll need to pick up some seeds and starts from Leif and plant them on your island. However, some recipes will require foraged ingredients like mushrooms or specific fish like Sea Bass, Mackerel, or Red Snapper.

With your ingredients handy, head on over to your house, go to an existing stove or build the new DIY Stonework Kitchen. Interact with it and choose the Let’s Cook option to get started. You can browse your recipes through the menu and make something. After making a recipe, the item will show up in your inventory, allowing you to show it off, eat or drink it for energy, place the item, or put it in storage. Different recipes award you with varying amounts of energy.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Cooking Recipes

Here is a complete list of all Anime Crossing New Horizons cooking recipes:

RecipeIngredients
Aji FryHorse Mackerel x1
Flour x1
Brown sugarSugarcane x5
Brown-sugar cupcakesWhole-wheat flour x1
Brown sugar x1
Carrot cakeFlour x1
Sugar x1
Carrot x1
Carrot potageFlour x1
Carrot x2
Cherry smoothieCherry x2
FlourWheat x5
Gnocchi di patateFlour x2
Potato x3
Grilled sea bass with herbsSea bass x1
Clump of weeds x5
Karei no NitsukeDab x1
Minestrone soupTomato x2
Potato x2
Carrot x1
Mushroom SaladRound mushroom x1
Flat mushroom x1
Skinny mushroom x1
Organic breadWhole-weat flour x3
Orange smoothieOrange x2
PancakesFlour x2
Sugar x2
Peach smoothiePeach x2
Pear smoothiePear x2
Pesce All’acqua PazzaRed Snapper x1
Tomato x1
Manila Clam x1
Pumpkin bagel sandwichFlour x2
Orange pumpkin x3
Sauteed Olive FlounderOlive flounder x1
Skinny mushroom x1
Sea bass pieSea bass pie x1
Seaweed soupSeaweed x2
SugarSugarcane x5
Tomato curryFlour x3
Tomato x3
Tomato pureeTomato x3
Veggie sandwichFlour x2
Tomato x1
Carrot x1
Whole-wheat flourWheat x5

For now, there are two categories of recipes: Savory and Sweet. We’ll update our list when we discover new ones.

How to get more recipes in Animal Crossing New Horizons

There are a few ways to get more recipes in Animal Crossing New Horizons. The first method is by picking up the Basic Cooking Recipes from Nook’s Cranny. Open the cabinet at Nook’s Cranny and pick up the Basic Cookie Recipes for 4,980 Bells to learn other recipes. Another way to get new recipes is from fishing. If you catch sea bass, for instance, you’ll unlock a recipe for sea-bass pie. You can also find recipes through messages in a bottle.

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