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

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Screenshot of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom player using cooking pot with green plants nearby
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May 22, 2023: With Zelda Tears of the Kingdom out now, we've updated our guide with all the best recipes and ingredients you need to create some useful food.

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

Recipe Ingredients Effects
Meat SkewerMeat, any fruitRestores health
Roasted AppleAppleRestores 3/4 of a heart
Fish SkewerAncient ArowanaRestores 2 hearts
Energising Steamed Mushroom1 Skyshroom, 1 StambulbRestores 1.5 hears and small amount of stamina
Hasty Mushroom SkewerRushroomRestores 1 heart and buffs speed for 1 minute
Toasted Skyshroom1 SkyshroomRestores half a heart
Mushroom SkewerAny mushroomRecovers health
Fish and Mushroom SkewerAny fish, any mushroomRestores health and buffs stats
Seafood Rice BallsAny fish, Hylian RiceRestores health and buffs stats
Seafood SkewerAny crab or snailRestores health and buffs stats
Rice BallsHylian RiceRestores health
Mushroom OmletteGoat Butter, Bird Egg, Rock Salt, any vegetable, herb, or flowerRestores health
Vegetable CurryPumpkin or carrot, Goron Spice, Hylian RiceRestores health. Buffs defence if pumpkin is used and boosts stamina if carrot is used
Omlette1 Bird EggRestores health
Hearty Fried Wild GreensHearty Radish or another Hearty ingredient, any herb or flowerGives extra hearts beyond maximum capacity
Fragrant Mushroom Saute1 Goron Spice, at least 1 mushroomRestores health
Salt-Grilled MushroomAt least 1 mushroom and 1 Rock SaltRestores two hearts. Effects depend on mushroom used
Crab Stir-Fry1 Crab, 1 Goron SpiceRestores 2 hearts and stamina
Fried Wild Greens2 herbsRestores health. More herbs restore more health
Sauteed Peppers2 PeppersRestores health and shields against harsh cold
Steamed MushroomMushroom and herbRestores health. Effects determined by mushroom and herb used
Meat and Mushroom SkewerMeat and MushroomRestores 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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