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
- Grilled sea bass with herbs
- Pumpkin bagel sandwich
- 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 Recipes||Image||Ingredients|
|Aji fry||1 Horse mackerel, 1 Flour|
|Anchoas al ajillo||2 Anchovy|
|Apple jam||3 Apple|
|Apple jelly||2 Apple|
|Apple pie||3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Apple|
|Apple smoothie||2 Apple|
|Apple tart||1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Apple|
|Baked potatoes||2 Potato|
|Bamboo-shoot soup||2 Bamboo shoot|
|Barred-knifejaw carpaccio||1 Barred knifejaw|
|Bread gratin||2 Flour, 2 Whole-wheat flour|
|Brown Sugar||5 Sugarcane|
|Brown-sugar cupcakes||1 Whole-wheat flour, 1 Brown sugar|
|Brown-sugar pound cake||2 Flour, 1 Brown sugar|
|Cake salé||2 Flour, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato|
|Carpaccio di capesante||2 Scallop|
|Carpaccio di marlin blu||1 Blue marlin|
|Carpaccio di salmone||1 Salmon|
|Carrot bagel sandwich||2 Whole-wheat flour, 3 Carrot|
|Carrot cake||1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Carrot|
|Carrot juice||2 Carrot|
|Carrot potage||1 Flour, 2 Carrot|
|Carrot scones||2 Whole-wheat flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Carrot|
|Carrot-tops curry||3 Flour, 3 Carrot|
|Champiñones al ajillo||1 Round mushroom, 1 Flat mushroom, 1 Skinny mushroom, 1 Rare mushroom|
|Cherry jam||3 Cherry|
|Cherry jelly||2 Cherry|
|Cherry pie||3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Cherry|
|Cherry smoothie||2 Cherry|
|Cherry tart||1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Cherry|
|Clam chowder||1 Flour, 3 Manila clam|
|Coconut cookies||1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Coconut|
|Coconut milk||2 Coconut|
|Coconut oil||3 Coconut|
|Coconut pancakes||2 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Coconut|
|Coconut pudding||1 Sugar, 2 Coconut|
|Cookies||1 Flour, 1 Sugar|
|Fish and chips||2 Potato, 1 Dab|
|French fries||3 Potato|
|Frosted cookies||1 Flour, 2 Sugar|
|Frosted pretzels||1 Flour, 2 Sugar|
|Fruit cupcakes||1 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry|
|Fruit pizza||3 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry|
|Fruit salad||1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry|
|Fruit scones||2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry|
|Fruit-topped pancakes||2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry|
|Gnocchi di carote||2 Flour, 3 Carrot|
|Gnocchi di patate||2 Flour, 3 Potato|
|Gnocchi di zucca||2 Flour, 3 Orange pumpkin|
|Gratin||3 Flour, 2 Potato|
|Grilled sea bass with herbs||1 Sea bass, 5 Clump of weeds|
|Jarred bamboo shoots||3 Bamboo shoots|
|Jarred mushrooms||2 Skinny mushroom|
|Kabu ankake||10 Turnips|
|Karei no nitsuke||1 Dab|
|Minestrone soup||2 Tomato, 1 Potato, 1 Carrot|
|Mixed-fruits bagel sandwich||2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry|
|Mixed-fruits crepe||2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry|
|Mixed-fruits pie||3 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry|
|Mixed-fruits sandwich||2 Flour, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach|
|Mixed-fruits tart||1 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry|
|Mushroom crepe||2 Flour, 1 Round mushroom, 1 Skinny mushroom|
|Mushroom curry||3 Flour, 1 Round mushroom, 1 Flat mushroom, 1 Skinny mushroom|
|Mushroom pizza||3 Flour, 2 Round mushroom, 2 Flat mushroom|
|Mushroom potage||1 Flour, 1 Round mushroom, 1 Flat mushroom|
|Mushroom salad||1 Round mushroom, 1 Flat mushroom, 1 Skinny mushroom|
|Olive-flounder meunière||1 Olive flounder, 2 Flour|
|Orange jelly||2 Orange|
|Orange marmalade||3 Orange|
|Orange pie||3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Orange|
|Orange pound cake||2 Flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange|
|Orange smoothie||2 Orange|
|Orange tart||1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Orange|
|Organic bread||3 Whole-wheat flour|
|Pancakes||2 Flour, 2 Sugar|
|Peach jam||3 Peach|
|Peach jelly||2 Peach|
|Peach pie||3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Peach|
|Peach smoothie||2 Peach|
|Peach tart||1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Peach|
|Pear jam||3 Pear|
|Pear jelly||2 Pear|
|Pear pie||3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Pear|
|Pear smoothie||2 Pear|
|Pear tart||1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Pear|
|Pesce all'acqua pazza||1 Red snapper, 1 Tomato, 1 Manila clam|
|Pickled veggies||1 Carrot, 1 Potato, 1 Tomato, 1 Orange pumpkin|
|Pizza margherita||3 Flour, 2 Tomato|
|Plain cupcakes||1 Flour, 1 Sugar|
|Plain scones||2 Flour, 1 Sugar|
|Poke||1 Salmon, 1 Tomato|
|Potato curry||3 Flour, 3 Potato|
|Potato galette||2 Flour, 3 Potato|
|Potato potage||1 Flour, 2 Potato|
|Pound cake||2 Flour, 1 Sugar|
|Pretzels||1 Flour, 1 Sugar|
|Pull-apart bread||2 Flour|
|Pumpkin bagel sandwich||2 Flour, 3 Orange pumpkin|
|Pumpkin cupcakes||1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange pumpkin|
|Pumpkin curry||3 Flour, 3 Orange pumpkin|
|Pumpkin pie||3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Orange pumpkin|
|Pumpkin pound cake||2 Flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange pumpkin|
|Pumpkin scones||2 Whole-wheat flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange pumpkin|
|Pumpkin soup||3 Orange pumpkin|
|Roost sablé cookie||1 Flour, 2 Sugar|
|Salad||1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato, 1 Orange pumpkin|
|Salad-stuffed tomato||3 Tomato|
|Salade de carottes râpées||3 Carrot|
|Salmon bagel sandwich||2 Flour, 1 Salmon|
|Salmon sandwich||2 Whole-wheat flour, 1 Salmon|
|Sardines in oil||1 Anchovy|
|Sautéed olive flounder||1 Olive flounder, 1 Skinny mushroom|
|Savory bread||3 Flour, 1 Carrot, 1 Tomato, 1 Potato|
|Sea-bass pie||3 Flour, 1 Sea bass|
|Seafood ajillo||1 Tiger prawn, 1 Squid, 1 Scallop|
|Seafood pizza||3 Flour, 1 Tiger prawn, 2 Manila clam|
|Seafood salad||1 Squid, 1 Sweet shrimp|
|Seaweed soup||2 Seaweed|
|Snack bread||3 Flour, 1 Sugar|
|Spaghetti marinara||3 Flour, 1 Tomato puree|
|Spaghetti napolitan||3 Flour, 1 Tomato puree|
|Spooky cookies||1 Flour, 1 Orange pumpkin, 1 Yellow pumpkin, 1 White pumpkin, 1 Green pumpkin|
|Squid-ink curry||3 Flour, 1 Squid|
|Squid-ink spaghetti||3 Flour, 1 Squid|
|Sugar crepe||2 Flour, 2 Sugar|
|Thumbprint jam cookies||1 Flour, 1 Sugar|
|Tomates al ajillo||3 Tomato|
|Tomato bagel sandwich||2 Flour, 3 Tomato|
|Tomato curry||3 Flour, 3 Tomato|
|Tomato juice||2 Tomato|
|Tomato puree||3 Tomato|
|Turnip salad||10 Turnips, 1 Tomato|
|Veggie cookies||1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Orange pumpkin|
|Veggie crepe||2 Flour, 1 Tomato, 1 Orange pumpkin|
|Veggie cupcakes||1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato|
|Veggie quiche||1 Flour, 1 Potato, 1 Orange Pumpkin|
|Veggie sandwich||2 Flour, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot|
|Whole-wheat flour||5 Wheat|
Item images and information are from the fantastic ACNH Spreadsheet and its associated Discord channel.
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