How to Get More Food Recipes in Animal Crossing?

Enhance your Animal Crossing: New Horizons gameplay with our ultimate cooking guide. Find out how to unlock cooking, gather recipes, and cook delicious dishes in the game.

by Ashnath

Updated Apr 01, 2024

How to Get More Food Recipes in Animal Crossing?

Cooking in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the 2020 social simulation game has many features. In the game, players can collect natural resources and craft them into new items. Cooking is one of the features available in the game that allows the player to collect the items that are used for cooking and use them to make delicious dishes.

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There are some prerequisites required for cooking in the game. To unlock cooking you need to purchase the DIY Recipes+ for 2,000 miles, at the Nook Stop. After purchasing this your DIY app will be updated and you can start cooking in the kitchen. You can build a Stonework Kitchen by using 15 clay, 30 stones, and 10 iron nuggets.

To cook anything in the game, recipes are needed. It is very easy to get these recipes. Let’s find out how to get the recipes below:

How to Get More Food Recipes in Animal Crossing?

To cook food in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you need to choose a recipe first. Here is how you can get them:

  • After updating your DIY app, you can get your first set of recipes automatically. Two sweet recipes and six savory recipes will be added to your NookPhone. These recipes include Flour, Sugar, Fruit smoothie, Carrot potage, Tomato curry, Grilled sea bass with herbs, Pancakes, and Pumpkin bagel sandwich.
  • To get more recipes, you need to buy the Basic Cooking Recipes book for 4,980 Bells. This can be purchased from Nook’s Cranny. This recipe book contains two sweet recipes and six savory recipes, which include Carrot cake, Brown-sugar cupcakes, Whole-wheat flour, Seaweed soup, Tomato puree, Gnocchi di patate, Whole-wheat flour, and Organic bread.
  • You can find Message Bottles twice a day, washed up on the shores of the Islands. It contain either a cooking recipe or a DIY recipe.
  • You can also interact with the NPCs like Brewster and Daisy-Mae to get recipes.
  • You can also get a recipe by fishing.
  • You can also get recipes from the villagers. If you visit a villager’s home while they are cooking, you can get a new recipe.
  • You might see some balloons floating over the Island. Sometimes, a cooking recipe can be found in it.


Here you can find a few cooking recipes from the game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons:


Ingredients Needed


Five Wheats


Five Sugarcanes

Apple Jam

Three Apples


Three Flour

Whole-Wheat Flour

Five Wheat


One Coconut

Coconut Milk

Two Coconuts

Coconut Oil

Three Coconuts

Fruit Smoothie 

Two Fruits

Tomato Puree

Three Tomatoes

Seaweed Soup

Two Seaweeds

Organic Bread

Three Whole-Wheat Flours

Carrot Cake

One Flour

One Sugar

One Carrot

Gnocchi di Patate

Two Flour

Three Potato

Pound Cake

Two Flour

One Sugar

Tomato Curry

Three Flour

Three Tomatoes


One Tomato

One Carrot

One Potato

One Orange Pumpkin

Carrot Potage

One Flour

Two Carrot

Veggie Sandwich

Two Flour

One Tomato

One Carrot


One Flour

One  Sugar

Grilled Sea Bass with Herbs

One Sea Bass

Five Clump of Weeds


Two Flour

Two Sugar

Salmon Sandwich

Two Whole-Wheat Flour

One Salmon

Brown-Sugar Cupcakes

One Whole-Wheat Flour

One Brown Sugar

Pumpkin Bagel Sandwich

Two Flour

One Orange Pumpkin

Uses of Food in the Game

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can cook many dishes using the recipes. You might wonder what the point of cooking is and what benefits it will offer. You can benefit from the dishes in many ways. 

  • You can consume the food that you have made in the game and it will provide you extra energy to complete your tasks.
  • If you have excess food, you can sell them at the Nook’s Cranny. The Nook brothers will buy them for Bells. 
  • You can also use the food for decorative purposes. You can display them in your kitchen.
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