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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ robust Ver. 2.0 update has introduced a robust new cooking feature, letting players create sweet and savory dishes by combining ingredients both old and new. Get ready to update your DIY Recipes app and head to the nearest kitchen as it’s time to finally cook up over 140 new recipes! Keep reading for our full guide on how to cook in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


Can you cook in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?



Yes! Cooking was added to the game via its Ver. 2.0 update on November 3rd, 2021. Players can now grow crops like sugarcane, tomatoes, carrots, wheat, and much more, and combine these ingredients to create dishes that can be eaten, gifted, or displayed.


How many Cooking Recipes are there?


There are a whopping 141 Cooking Recipes to find in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can find the full list at the bottom of this guide.


How do I unlock the cooking feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?


First, make sure your copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is updated to at least version 2.0.0. To check, select New Horizons’ icon on your Nintendo Switch with the + Button. Under its name, a Version number will be listed under it (i.e. version 2.0.0). If it isn’t Ver. 2.0 or higher, go to the “Software Update” tab and select “Via the Internet” to download the update from the internet or “Match Version with Local Users” if you have a second Nintendo Switch that has the update installed.

Once you’re all up to date, it’s off to Nook Stop at Resident Services!

Provided that you have 2,000 Nook Miles on hand, you can purchase Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+. Once loaded into your NookPhone, you’ll get the following recipes:


  • Carrot potage
  • Flour
  • Grilled sea bass with herbs
  • Pancakes
  • Pumpkin bagel sandwich
  • Sugar
  • Tomato curry
  • Apple smoothie/Cherry smoothie/Orange smoothie/Peach smoothie/Pear smoothie*


*Depending on your island’s native fruit.

You’ll also unlock a DIY recipe for the Stonework kitchen – a kitchen item that doubles as a cooking-only “workbench” to work your magic!


Where can I find Cooking Recipes?


Similar to DIY Recipes, Cooking Recipes can be found in a variety of ways! You can find Cooking Recipes in washed-up DIY bottles on the shores of beaches, obtain from neighbors, acquired from specific items and/or characters, and even balloons (Spooky Cookies only though). Certain recipes can be obtained only a specific way, and they are the following:


Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+

  • Available via Nook Miles Redemption for 2,000 Nook Miles.
  • Recipes: Carrot potage, Flour, Grilled sea bass with herbs, Pancakes, Pumpkin bagel sandwich, Sugar, and Tomato curry.


Basic Cooking Recipes

  • Available via Nook’s Cranny for 4,980 Bells.
  • Recipes: Brown sugar, Brown-sugar cupcakes, Carrot cake, Gnocchi di patate, Organic bread, Seaweed soup, Tomato puree, and Whole-wheat flour.


Turkey Day Recipes

  • Learn from Franklin during his Turkey Day visit or purchase the pack at Nook’s Cranny for 9,800 Bells after Turkey Day (for a limited time in November).
  • Recipes: Clam chowder, Gratin, Olive-flounder meunière, and Pumpkin pie.


Recipes from Daisy Mae

  • Obtained from Daisy Mae. Buy some turnips during her Sunday visit and you’ll receive a letter the next day with a recipe (a random cooking or furniture DIY).
  • Recipes: Bamboo-shoot soup, Jarred bamboo shoots, Kabu ankake, and Turnip salad.


Fish dishes where you must catch a fish to learn the Cooking Recipe:


  • Anchovy: Anchoas al ajillo and Sardines in oil.
  • Barred knifejaw: Barred-knifejaw carpaccio.
  • Blue marlin: Carpaccio di marlin blu.
  • Dab: Karei no nitsuke.
  • Horse mackerel: Aji fry.
  • Oliver flounder: Sautéed olive flounder.
  • Red Snapper: Pesce all’acqua pazza.
  • Salmon: Carpaccio di salmone, Poke, Salmon bagel sandwich, and Salmon sandwich.
  • Sea bass: Sea-bass pie.
  • Squid: Squid-ink curry and Squid-ink spaghetti.


Where can I find ingredients?



Ingredients can be procured from various sources on your island. Some dishes require fruits — like apples, oranges, and peaches — while others require fish, deep sea creatures, weeds, mushrooms, turnips, or even items like bamboo shoots. Most recipes, however, require you to grow crops like pumpkins, potatoes, and wheat. Seeds for these crops can be obtained from Leif when he visits your island, or if you’ve donated enough 100,000 Bells to open his shop on Harv’s Island.


All Cooking Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons


You can find all 141 ACNH Cooking Recipes and their required ingredients below. Discover your favorite one and get cooking (or baking)!


DIY Cooking RecipesImageIngredients
Aji fryanimal_crossing_new_horizons_aji_fry1 Horse mackerel, 1 Flour
Anchoas al ajilloanimal_crossing_new_horizons_anchoas_al_ajillo2 Anchovy
Apple jamanimal_crossing_new_horizons_apple_jam3 Apple
Apple jellyanimal_crossing_new_horizons_apple_jelly2 Apple
Apple pieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_apple_pie3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Apple
Apple smoothieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_apple_smoothie2 Apple
Apple tartanimal_crossing_new_horizons_apple_tart1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Apple
Baked potatoesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_baked_potatoes2 Potato
Bamboo-shoot soupanimal_crossing_new_horizons_bamboo-shoot_soup2 Bamboo shoot
Barred-knifejaw carpaccioanimal_crossing_new_horizons_barred-knifejaw_carpaccio1 Barred knifejaw
Breadanimal_crossing_new_horizons_bread3 Flour
Bread gratinanimal_crossing_new_horizons_bread_gratin2 Flour, 2 Whole-wheat flour
Brown Sugaranimal_crossing_new_horizons_brown_sugar5 Sugarcane
Brown-sugar cupcakesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_brown-sugar_cupcakes1 Whole-wheat flour, 1 Brown sugar
Brown-sugar pound cakeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_brown-sugar_pound_cake2 Flour, 1 Brown sugar
Cake saléanimal_crossing_new_horizons_cake_salé2 Flour, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato
Carpaccio di capesanteanimal_crossing_new_horizons_carpaccio_di_capesante2 Scallop
Carpaccio di marlin bluanimal_crossing_new_horizons_carpaccio_di_marlin_blue1 Blue marlin
Carpaccio di salmoneanimal_crossing_new_horizons_carpaccio_di_salmone1 Salmon
Carrot bagel sandwichanimal_crossing_new_horizons_carrot_bagel_sandwich2 Whole-wheat flour, 3 Carrot
Carrot cakeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_carrot_cake1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Carrot
Carrot juiceanimal_crossing_new_horizons_carrot_juice2 Carrot
Carrot potageanimal_crossing_new_horizons_carrot_potage1 Flour, 2 Carrot
Carrot sconesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_carrot_scones2 Whole-wheat flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Carrot
Carrot-tops curryanimal_crossing_new_horizons_carrot-tops_curry3 Flour, 3 Carrot
Champiñones al ajilloanimal_crossing_new_horizons_champinones_al_ajillo1 Round mushroom, 1 Flat mushroom, 1 Skinny mushroom, 1 Rare mushroom
Cherry jamanimal_crossing_new_horizons_cherry_jam3 Cherry
Cherry jellyanimal_crossing_new_horizons_cherry_jelly2 Cherry
Cherry pieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_cherry_pie3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Cherry
Cherry smoothieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_cherry_smoothie2 Cherry
Cherry tartanimal_crossing_new_horizons_cherry_tart1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Cherry
Clam chowderanimal_crossing_new_horizons_clam_chowderr1 Flour, 3 Manila clam
Coconut cookiesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_coconut_cookies1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Coconut
Coconut milkanimal_crossing_new_horizons_coconut_milk2 Coconut
Coconut oilanimal_crossing_new_horizons_coconut_oil3 Coconut
Coconut pancakesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_coconut_pancakes2 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Coconut
Coconut puddinganimal_crossing_new_horizons_coconut_pudding1 Sugar, 2 Coconut
Cookiesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_cookies1 Flour, 1 Sugar
Fish and chipsanimal_crossing_new_horizons_fish_and_chips2 Potato, 1 Dab
Flouranimal_crossing_new_horizons_flour5 Wheat
French friesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_french_fries3 Potato
Frosted cookiesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_frosted_cookies1 Flour, 2 Sugar
Frosted pretzelsanimal_crossing_new_horizons_frosted_pretzels1 Flour, 2 Sugar
Fruit cupcakesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_fruit_cupcakes1 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Fruit pizzaanimal_crossing_new_horizons_fruit_pizza3 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Fruit saladanimal_crossing_new_horizons_fruit_salad1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Fruit sconesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_fruit_scones2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Fruit-topped pancakesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_fruit-topped_pancakes2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Gnocchi di caroteanimal_crossing_new_horizons_gnocchi_di_carote2 Flour, 3 Carrot
Gnocchi di patateanimal_crossing_new_horizons_gnocchi_di_patate2 Flour, 3 Potato
Gnocchi di zuccaanimal_crossing_new_horizons_gnocchi_di_zucca2 Flour, 3 Orange pumpkin
Gratinanimal_crossing_new_horizons_gratin3 Flour, 2 Potato
Grilled sea bass with herbsanimal_crossing_new_horizons_grilled_sea_bass_with_herbs1 Sea bass, 5 Clump of weeds
Jarred bamboo shootsanimal_crossing_new_horizons_jarred_bamboo_shoots3 Bamboo shoots
Jarred mushroomsanimal_crossing_new_horizons_jarred_mushrooms2 Skinny mushroom
Kabu ankakeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_kabu_ankake10 Turnips
Karei no nitsukeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_karei_no_nitsuke1 Dab
Minestrone soupanimal_crossing_new_horizons_minestrone_soup2 Tomato, 1 Potato, 1 Carrot
Mixed-fruits bagel sandwichanimal_crossing_new_horizons_mixed-fruits_bagel_sandwich2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Mixed-fruits crepeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_mixed-fruits_crepe2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Mixed-fruits pieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_mixed-fruits_pie3 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Mixed-fruits sandwichanimal_crossing_new_horizons_mixed-fruits_sandwich2 Flour, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach
Mixed-fruits tartanimal_crossing_new_horizons_mixed-fruits_tart1 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Mushroom crepeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_mushroom_crepe2 Flour, 1 Round mushroom, 1 Skinny mushroom
Mushroom curryanimal_crossing_new_horizons_mushroom_curry3 Flour, 1 Round mushroom, 1 Flat mushroom, 1 Skinny mushroom
Mushroom pizzaanimal_crossing_new_horizons_mushroom_pizza3 Flour, 2 Round mushroom, 2 Flat mushroom
Mushroom potageanimal_crossing_new_horizons_mushroom_potage1 Flour, 1 Round mushroom, 1 Flat mushroom
Mushroom saladanimal_crossing_new_horizons_mushroom_salad1 Round mushroom, 1 Flat mushroom, 1 Skinny mushroom
Olive-flounder meunièreanimal_crossing_new_horizons_olive-flounder_meunière1 Olive flounder, 2 Flour
Orange jellyanimal_crossing_new_horizons_orange_jelly2 Orange
Orange marmaladeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_orange_marmalade3 Orange
Orange pieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_orange_pie3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Orange
Orange pound cakeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_orange_poundcake2 Flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange
Orange smoothieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_orange_smoothie2 Orange
Orange tartanimal_crossing_new_horizons_orange_tart1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Orange
Organic breadanimal_crossing_new_horizons_organic_bread3 Whole-wheat flour
Pancakesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pancakes2 Flour, 2 Sugar
Peach jamanimal_crossing_new_horizons_peach_jam3 Peach
Peach jellyanimal_crossing_new_horizons_peach_jelly2 Peach
Peach pieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_peach_pie3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Peach
Peach smoothieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_peach_smoothie2 Peach
Peach tartanimal_crossing_new_horizons_peach_tart1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Peach
Pear jamanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pear_jam3 Pear
Pear jellyanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pear_smoothie2 Pear
Pear pieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pear_pie3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Pear
Pear smoothieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pear_smoothie2 Pear
Pear tartanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pear_tart1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Pear
Pesce all'acqua pazzaanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pesce_all'acqua_pazza1 Red snapper, 1 Tomato, 1 Manila clam
Pickled veggiesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pickled_veggies1 Carrot, 1 Potato, 1 Tomato, 1 Orange pumpkin
Pizza margheritaanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pizza_margherita3 Flour, 2 Tomato
Plain cupcakesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_plain_cupcakes1 Flour, 1 Sugar
Plain sconesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_plain_scones2 Flour, 1 Sugar
Pokeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_poke1 Salmon, 1 Tomato
Potato curryanimal_crossing_new_horizons_potato_curry3 Flour, 3 Potato
Potato galetteanimal_crossing_new_horizons_potato_galette2 Flour, 3 Potato
Potato potageanimal_crossing_new_horizons_potato_potage1 Flour, 2 Potato
Pound cakeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pound_cake2 Flour, 1 Sugar
Pretzelsanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pretzels1 Flour, 1 Sugar
Pull-apart breadanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pull-apart_bread2 Flour
Pumpkin bagel sandwichanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pumpkin_bagel_sandwich2 Flour, 3 Orange pumpkin
Pumpkin cupcakesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pumpkin_cupcakes1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange pumpkin
Pumpkin curryanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pumpkin_curry3 Flour, 3 Orange pumpkin
Pumpkin pieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pumpkin_pie3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Orange pumpkin
Pumpkin pound cakeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pumpkin_pound_cake2 Flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange pumpkin
Pumpkin sconesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pumpkin_scones2 Whole-wheat flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange pumpkin
Pumpkin soupanimal_crossing_new_horizons_pumpkin_soup3 Orange pumpkin
Roost sablé cookieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_roost_sablé_cookie1 Flour, 2 Sugar
Saladanimal_crossing_new_horizons_salad1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato, 1 Orange pumpkin
Salad-stuffed tomatoanimal_crossing_new_horizons_salad-stuffed_tomato3 Tomato
Salade de carottes râpéesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_salade_de_carottes_rapees3 Carrot
Salmon bagel sandwichanimal_crossing_new_horizons_salmon_bagel_sandwich2 Flour, 1 Salmon
Salmon sandwichanimal_crossing_new_horizons_salmon_sandwich2 Whole-wheat flour, 1 Salmon
Sardines in oilanimal_crossing_new_horizons_sardines_in_oil1 Anchovy
Sautéed olive flounderanimal_crossing_new_horizons_sautéed_olive_flounder1 Olive flounder, 1 Skinny mushroom
Savory breadanimal_crossing_new_horizons_savory_bread3 Flour, 1 Carrot, 1 Tomato, 1 Potato
Sea-bass pieanimal_crossing_new_horizons_sea-bass_pie3 Flour, 1 Sea bass
Seafood ajilloanimal_crossing_new_horizons_seafood_ajillo1 Tiger prawn, 1 Squid, 1 Scallop
Seafood pizzaanimal_crossing_new_horizons_seafood_pizza3 Flour, 1 Tiger prawn, 2 Manila clam
Seafood saladanimal_crossing_new_horizons_seafood_salad1 Squid, 1 Sweet shrimp
Seaweed soupanimal_crossing_new_horizons_seaweed_soup2 Seaweed
Snack breadanimal_crossing_new_horizons_snack_bread3 Flour, 1 Sugar
Spaghetti marinaraanimal_crossing_new_horizons_spaghetti_marinara3 Flour, 1 Tomato puree
Spaghetti napolitananimal_crossing_new_horizons_spaghetti_napolitan3 Flour, 1 Tomato puree
Spooky cookiesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_spooky_cookies1 Flour, 1 Orange pumpkin, 1 Yellow pumpkin, 1 White pumpkin, 1 Green pumpkin
Squid-ink curryanimal_crossing_new_horizons_squid-ink_curry3 Flour, 1 Squid
Squid-ink spaghettianimal_crossing_new_horizons_squid-ink_spaghetti3 Flour, 1 Squid
Sugaranimal_crossing_new_horizons_sugar5 Sugarcane
Sugar crepeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_sugar_crepe2 Flour, 2 Sugar
Thumbprint jam cookiesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_thumbprint_jam_cookies1 Flour, 1 Sugar
Tomates al ajilloanimal_crossing_new_horizons_tomates_al_ajillo3 Tomato
Tomato bagel sandwichanimal_crossing_new_horizons_tomato_bagel_sandwich2 Flour, 3 Tomato
Tomato curryanimal_crossing_new_horizons_tomato_curry3 Flour, 3 Tomato
Tomato juiceanimal_crossing_new_horizons_tomato_juice2 Tomato
Tomato pureeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_tomato_puree3 Tomato
Turnip saladanimal_crossing_new_horizons_turnip_salad10 Turnips, 1 Tomato
Veggie cookiesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_veggie_cookies1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Orange pumpkin
Veggie crepeanimal_crossing_new_horizons_veggie_crepe2 Flour, 1 Tomato, 1 Orange pumpkin
Veggie cupcakesanimal_crossing_new_horizons_veggie_cupcakes1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato
Veggie quicheanimal_crossing_new_horizons_veggie_quiche1 Flour, 1 Potato, 1 Orange Pumpkin
Veggie sandwichanimal_crossing_new_horizons_veggie_sandwich2 Flour, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot
Whole-wheat flouranimal_crossing_new_horizons_whole-wheat_flour5 Wheat


Item images and information are from the fantastic ACNH Spreadsheet and its associated Discord channel.


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