Zelda Tears of the Kingdom recipes list - Which are best to use?

Screenshot of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom player using cooking pot with green plants nearby
Credit: Nintendo

Screenshot of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom player using cooking pot with green plants nearby
Credit: Nintendo
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The Zelda Tears of the Kingdom recipes list is useful information when it comes to restoring Link's health and preventing any status effects from halting your exploration around Hyrule.

Simple recipes only require a single ingredient, but more complex creations require a variety of items that have the ability to provide a wealth of buffs for your attack and defence. This is bound to come in handy when attempting to defeat a tricky enemy.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom best recipes list

Meat Skewer
Meat, any fruit
Restores health
Roasted Apple
Restores 3/4 of a heart
Fish Skewer
Ancient Arowana
Restores 2 hearts
Energising Steamed Mushroom
1 Skyshroom, 1 Stambulb
Restores 1.5 hears and small amount of stamina
Hasty Mushroom Skewer
Restores 1 heart and buffs speed for 1 minute
Toasted Skyshroom
1 Skyshroom
Restores half a heart
Mushroom Skewer
Any mushroom
Recovers health
Fish and Mushroom Skewer
Any fish, any mushroom
Restores health and buffs stats
Seafood Rice Balls
Any fish, Hylian Rice
Restores health and buffs stats
Seafood Skewer
Any crab or snail
Restores health and buffs stats
Rice Balls
Hylian Rice
Restores health
Mushroom Omlette
Goat Butter, Bird Egg, Rock Salt, any vegetable, herb, or flower
Restores health
Vegetable Curry
Pumpkin or carrot, Goron Spice, Hylian Rice
Restores health. Buffs defence if pumpkin is used and boosts stamina if carrot is used
1 Bird Egg
Restores health
Hearty Fried Wild Greens
Hearty Radish or another Hearty ingredient, any herb or flower
Gives extra hearts beyond maximum capacity
Fragrant Mushroom Saute
1 Goron Spice, at least 1 mushroom
Restores health
Salt-Grilled Mushroom
At least 1 mushroom and 1 Rock Salt
Restores two hearts. Effects depend on mushroom used
Crab Stir-Fry
1 Crab, 1 Goron Spice
Restores 2 hearts and stamina
Fried Wild Greens
2 herbs
Restores health. More herbs restore more health
Sauteed Peppers
2 Peppers
Restores health and shields against harsh cold
Steamed Mushroom
Mushroom and herb
Restores health. Effects determined by mushroom and herb used
Meat and Mushroom Skewer
Meat and Mushroom
Restores health. Different types determine buffs applied

As you can see from the table above, there are plenty of recipes to utilise in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. With all of them capable of restoring health and most of them able to apply a range of temporary buffs, ensuring you have an inventory full of ingredients is a surefire way of guaranteeing survival in Hyrule.

There are times when you can't always get your hands on the ingredients you want, so it's worth noting that the Mushroom Skewer and the Hearty Radish are excellent for restoring health at any given moment. Fortunately, you can find their ingredients readily across Hyrule.

How to cook in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

There are two ways you can cook in Tears of the Kingdom. The first involves utilising an open fire. If it's a campfire or a blazing inferno created by a dropped torch, any fire will do the trick.

Simply drop your ingredients near the fire and after a few seconds, the ingredients will cook into their roasted variants. Roasted food only restores a small amount of health so it's best to use the second, and more effective, cooking method.

The next method involves using a cooking pot. You can find a pot all over Hyrule and you're guaranteed to find one at any stable you visit. To use a cooking pot, open your inventory, choose your ingredients and start creating!

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom recipes list! For more, check out our guides revealing how to upgrade armour and how to get the Bokoblin Mask. We've also got guides revealing how to create custom fast travel points and what to do with Bubbul Gems.

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