Animal Crossing New Horizons: Cooking Guide And How to Cook

You can create numerous delicious dishes with the cooking function in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It can take a lot of effort to cook but the results are worth it. We've put together a cooking guide and we're going to show you how to cook, so that you can learn everything you need to know about the new feature!

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How To Cook

You will need to follow a few steps to learn how to cook but once you've cooked once, it will become much simpler.

1. Upgrade Your Recipe App

The first thing you need to do is go to the Nook Stop in Resident Services. You will need to spend 2,000 Miles to purchase the Be a chef! DIY Recipes+ reward. Once purchased, this will update the current Recipes app on your Nook Phone. When you open the app on your phone, you will see that two new sections have been added to the top of your screen. These are:

  • Savory
  • Sweet
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After you have decided on which recipe you want to make, it's time to collect the ingredients.

2. Collect Your Ingredients

As with any recipe, you will need to collect the appropriate ingredients in order to cook them. For most recipes, this will mean that you need to put in some effort to collect any ingredients that are not native to your Island.

Some ingredients are really hard to find. We've put together a guide that shows you how to get Carrots, Tomatoes, Sugarcane, Potatoes and Wheat.

3. Head to Your Kitchen and Cook!

Unlike other recipes, you will need a Kitchen to be able to make cook. Any stove-like furniture piece can be used for cooking such as a Gas Range. Luckily, when you upgrade your Recipes app you will have a recipe for a kitchen so you can make one if one is not available to buy.

Cooking in your kitchen works exactly the same as crafting a recipe on a workbench To cook, interact with the piece of furniture and it will ask you if you want to cook. Once you choose to cook, you will be taken to a screen where you can see all of your recipes:

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Cooking at stove
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Any of the ones that you can make will be labelled "craftable". All you need to do is select the recipe you want to make, provided you have the ingredients, and you will make it!

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What Is Cooking?

Once you know the recipe and gather the ingredients, you will be able to create numerous different dishes. You can use a completed dish to decorate your home or you can eat it yourself. If you eat a recipe, it will fill up your consumables counter in the corner of your screen a considerable amount.

Where To Get Cooking Recipes

When you get the Be a chef! DIY Recipes+ from the Nook Stop, you will automatically get these recipes with it:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Carrot Potage
  • Stonework Kitchen
  • Pumpkin Bagel Sandwich
  • Tomato Curry
  • Grilled sea bass with herbs
  • Pancakes
  • Fruit Smoothie - The type of fruit used in this recipe will be the fruit that is native to your Island.
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You can buy recipe packs from the cabinet in Nook's Cranny. Initially, you will be able to buy Basic Cooking Recipes for 4,980 Bells. In that pack, you will have these recipes:

  • Carrot cake
  • Brown sugar cupcakes
  • Tomato Puree
  • Gnocchi di patate
  • Organic Bread
  • Seaweed soup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Whole-wheat flour
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You can come up with recipes too! Sometimes when you catch a fish, you will get an idea and you will learn a new recipe surrounding that fish.

We will update this guide as we discover more about cooking.

There are many things that you can do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We have many guides that can help you enjoy your time on the game including a guide on how to get a perfect Island. We have a guide on how to get new DIY recipes too!