Cooking in Animal Crossing New Horizons
Image: 2021 / Austin Voigt

Cooking has been a long requested feature in Animal Crossing and it's now a feature of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch.

In this guide we'll take you through the basics of cooking and give you a full list of all cooking recipes in New Horizons. We're digging into all of the delicious recipes and ingredients added in the 2.0 update and the list below will continue to grow, so keep checking back for more as we uncover all of the new items available!

Cooking, Full List of Recipes and Ingredients in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

What's all this about cooking in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Cooking is a brand-new feature added in the 2.0 update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It enables players to grow and collect various food-related ingredients — similar to crafting ingredients — and discover various new recipes that they can cook and bake with them.

How do you cook in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

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In order to cook, you'll need to do the following:

  • Purchase the "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" app upgrade at the kiosk in Resident Services for 2,000 Nook Miles
  • Get a "kitchen" furniture item (while any existing "kitchens" or "stoves" will work, a Stonework Kitchen crafting recipe is available to you after updating your app)
  • Acquire a recipe and ingredients necessary to cook it

And voilà! You'll be a master chef in no time.

How to get more cooking recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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There are several ways other you can obtain new recipes for cooking, besides purchasing the initial "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+":

  • Obtain a daily cooking recipe from the Restaurant after building it at Happy Home Paradise
  • Catch and dive for various fish and sea creatures to be inspired with a new recipe
  • Visit your villagers once a day to find one cooking - they will give you their recipe
  • Purchase the "Basic Cooking Recipes" DIY from Nook's Cranny
  • Look for bottles on the beach once per day (including mystery islands, Kapp'n tours, and Happy Home Paradise)
  • Shoot down balloons for a chance to find a recipe (check out our Balloon article to discover which colors give you a higher chance of finding a recipe)

In the next section, we'll share the ways you can find each recipe for the item in the list and get cooking - you little gourmand, you!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Cooking Recipes and Ingredients List

Below is a working list of all recipes available for cooking in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

This list is a work-in-progress, so be sure to keep checking back for more as we uncover additional recipes.

Recipe Name Recipe Image How to Acquire Ingredients
Aji Fry
Aji fry
Catch a Horse Mackerel 1 Horse Mackerel, 1 Flour
Anchoas al Alillo
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Catch an Anchovy 2 Anchovies
Apple Jam From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Apples
Apple Jelly From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Apples
Apple Pie
Apple Pie
From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 2 Sugars, 2 Apples
Apple Smoothie From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Apples
Apple Tart From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Apple
Baked Potatoes
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Potatoes
Bamboo-Shoot Soup Buy turnips from Daisy Mae and receive in mail next day 2 Bamboo Shoots
Barred-Knifejaw Carpaccio
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Catch a Barred Knifejaw 1 Barred Knifejaw
Bread From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours
Bread Gratin From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flour, 2 Whole-Wheat Flour
Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar
Obtain from "Basic Cooking Recipes" 5 Sugarcanes
Brown-Sugar Cupcakes
Brown-sugar cupcakes
Obtain from "Basic Cooking Recipes" 1 Whole-Wheat Flour, 1 Brown Sugar
Brown-Sugar Pound Cake From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flour, 1 Brown Sugar
Cake Sale From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flour, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato
Carpaccio Di Capesante From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Scallops
Carpaccio Di Marlin Blu Catch a Blue Marlin 1 Blue Marlin
Carpaccio Di Salmone Catch a Salmon 1 Salmon
Carrot Bagel Sandwich From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Whole-Wheat Flours, 3 Carrots
Carrot Cake
Carrot cake
Obtain from "Basic Cooking Recipes" 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Carrot
Carrot Juice From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Carrots
Carrot Potage
Carrot Potage
Starter recipe after updating app 1 Flour, 2 Carrots
Carrot Scones
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Whole-Wheat Flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Carrots
Champinones Al Ajillo From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Round Mushroom, 1 Flat Mushroom, 1 Skinny Mushroom, 1 Rare Mushroom
Cherry Jam From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Cherries
Cherry Jelly From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Cherries
Cherry Pie From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Cherries
Cherry Smoothie
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Cherries
Cherry Tart From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Cherry
Clam Chowder Turkey Day 1 Flour, 3 Manila Clams
Coconut Pancakes From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 2 Sugars, 2 Coconuts
Coconut Pudding From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Sugar, 2 Coconuts
Coconut Cookies
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Coconut
Coconut Juice From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Coconut
Coconut Milk From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Coconuts
Coconut Oil From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Coconuts
Cookies From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar
Fish and Chips From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Potatoes, 1 Dab
Flour
Flour
Obtain from "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" 5 Wheats
French Fries From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Potatoes
Frosted Cookies From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 2 Sugars
Frosted Pretzels From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 2 Sugars
Fruit Basket From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Apple, 1 Pear, 1 Cherry, 1 Orange, 1 Peach
Fruit Cupcakes From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Fruit Pizza From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Fruit Salad
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Fruit Scones From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Fruit-Topped Pancakes From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Gnocchi di Carote
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 3 Carrots
Gnocchi di Patate
Gnocchi di patate
Obtain from "Basic Cooking Recipes" 2 Flours, 3 Potatoes
Gnocchi di Zucca From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 3 Orange Pumpkins
Gratin Turkey Day 3 Flours, 2 Potatoes
Grilled Sea Bass With Herbs
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Catch a Sea Bass / Obtain from "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" 1 Sea Bass, 5 Clumps of Weeds
Jarred Bamboo Shoots
Jarred Bamboo Shoots
Buy turnips from Daisy Mae and receive in mail next day 3 Bamboo Shoots
Jarred Mushrooms
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Skinny Mushrooms
Kabu Ankake
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Buy turnips from Daisy Mae and receive in mail next day 10 Turnips
Karei no Nitsuke
Karei no Nitsuke
Catch a Dab 1 Dab
Minestrone Soup
Minestrone Soup
From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Tomatoes, 1 Potato, 1 Carrot
Mixed-Fruits Bagel Sandwich From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Mixed-Fruits Crepe
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Mixed-Fruits Pie From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Mixed-Fruits Sandwich From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach
Mixed-Fruits Tart From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry
Mushroom Crepe From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Round Mushroom, 1 Skinny Mushroom
Mushroom Curry
Mushroom Curry
From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 1 Round Mushroom, 1 Flat Mushroom, 1 Skinny Mushroom
Mushroom Pizza From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 2 Round Mushrooms, 2 Flat Mushrooms
Mushroom Potage
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Round Mushroom, 1 Flat Mushroom
Mushroom Salad From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Round Mushroom, 1 Flat Mushroom, 1 Skinny Mushroom
Olive-Flounder Meuniere Turkey Day 1 Olive Flounder, 2 Flours
Orange Jelly
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Oranges
Orange Marmalade From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Oranges
Orange Pie From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Orange
Orange Smoothie
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Oranges
Organic Bread
Organic Bread
Obtain from "Basic Cooking Recipes" 3 Whole-Wheat Flours
Pancakes
Pancakes
Obtain from "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" 2 Flours, 2 Sugars
Peach Jam
Peach Jam
From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Peaches
Peach Jelly From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Peaches
Peach Pie From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 2 Sugars, 2 Peaches
Peach Smoothie
Peach Smoothie
From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Peaches
Peach Tart
Peach Tart
From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Peach
Pear Jam From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Pears
Pear Jelly
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Pears
Pear Pie From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 2 Sugars, 2 Pears
Pear Smoothie
Pear smoothie
From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Pears
Pear Tart From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Pear
Pesce All'acqua Pazza
Pesce ali'acqua pazza
Catch a Red Snapper 1 Red Snapper, 1 Tomato, 1 Manila Clam
Pickled Veggies From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Carrot, 1 Potato, 1 Tomato, 1 Orange Pumpkin
Pizza Margherita From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 2 Tomatoes
Plain Cupcakes From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar
Plain Scones From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Sugar
Poke Catch a Salmon 1 Salmon, 1 Tomato
Potato Curry From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 3 Potatoes
Potato Galette From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 3 Potatoes
Potato Potage
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 2 Potatoes
Pound Cake
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Sugar
Pretzels From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar
Pull-Apart Bread
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours
Pumpkin Bagel Sandwich
Pumpkin Bagel Sandwich
Obtain from "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" 2 Flours, 3 Orange Pumpkins
Pumpkin Curry From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 3 Orange Pumpkins
Pumpkin Pie Turkey Day 3 Flours, 2 Sugars, 2 Orange Pumpkins
Pumpkin Pound Cake From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange Pumpkins
Pumpkin Scones From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Whole-Wheat Flours, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange Pumpkins
Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Soup
From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Orange Pumpkins
Roost Sablé Cookie
Roost Sablé Cookie
Order 6 cups of coffee from The Roost 1 Flour, 2 Sugars
Salad From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato, 1 Orange Pumpkin
Salad-Stuffed Tomato From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Tomatoes
Salade De Carrotes Rapées From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Carrots
Salmon Bagel Sandwich Catch a Salmon 2 Flours, 1 Salmon
Salmon Sandwich Catch a Salmon 2 Whole-Wheat Flours, 1 Salmon
Sardines in Oil
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Catch an Anchovy 1 Anchovy
Sandwich
Sandwich
From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Tomato, 1 Lettuce, 1 Ham, 2 Wheat
Sautéed Olive Flounder
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Catch an Olive Flounder 1 Olive Flounder
Savory Bread
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 1 Carrot, 1 Tomato, 1 Potato
Sea-Bass Pie
Sea-bass pie
Catch a Sea Bass 3 Flours, 1 Sea Bass
Seafood Ajillo From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Tiger Prawn, 1 Squid, 1 Scallop
Seafood Pizza From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 1 Tiger Prawn, 2 Manila Clams
Seafood Salad From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Squid, 1 Sweet Shrimp
Seaweed Soup
Seaweed Soup
Obtain from "Basic Cooking Recipes" 2 Seaweeds
Snack Bread From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 1 Sugar
Spaghetti Marinara
Spaghetti Marinara
From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Flours, 1 Tomato Puree
Squid-Ink Curry
Squid-Ink Curry
Catch a Squid 3 Flours, 1 Squid
Squid-Ink Spaghetti
Squid-Ink Spaghetti
Catch a Squid 3 Flours, 1 Squid
Sugar
Sugar
Obtain from "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" 5 Sugarcanes
Sugar Crepe From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 2 Sugars
Thumbprint Jam Cookies From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar
Tomatoes Al Ajillo From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 3 Tomatoes
Tomato Bagel Sandwich From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 3 Tomatoes
Tomato Curry
Tomato Curry
Obtain from "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" 3 Flours, 3 Tomatoes
Tomato Juice From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Tomatoes
Tomato Puree
Tomato puree
Obtain from "Basic Cooking Recipes" 3 Tomatoes
Turnip Salad
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Buy turnips from Daisy Mae and receive in mail next day 10 Turnips, 1 Tomato
Veggie Cookies From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Orange Pumpkin
Veggie Crepe From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Tomato, 1 Orange Pumpkin
Veggie Cupcakes From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato
Veggie Quiche From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 1 Flour, 1 Potato, 1 Orange Pumpkin
Veggie Sandwich
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From villagers / bottles / balloons / restaurant 2 Flours, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot
Whole-Wheat Flour
Whole-Wheat Flour
Obtain from "Basic Cooking Recipes" 5 Flours

Have you started cooking yet? What is your favourite recipe? Expand the comment section with your thoughts below!

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