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Food, cooking, and DIY Recipes+ – Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

Basic Cooking Recipes in your kitchen

An Animal Crossing villager holds up a freshly made bowl of minestrone soup Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ big new 2.0 update adds food that you can cook in a kitchen. You can use produce that you grow to make the various foods, too. Our Animal Crossing: New Horizons food, cooking, and DIY Recipes+ guide teaches you where to find food recipes and what crops you need to make the recipes.


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What does food do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

You can place the food as decor to spice up any kitchen or dining areas you have in game. You can also eat the food to power you up, making it easy to dig up trees in one fell swoop or break rocks. (Remember to poop out any extra energy you have when you’re done renovating your island, as you don’t want to accidentally break any rocks you wanted to keep.)


Where to find DIY food recipes

With the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update, you’ll find a lot of new options at the Nook Stop. For cooking, buy the DIY Recipes+ for 2,000 miles. This updates your DIY app, and unlocks a kitchen as well as food and drinks.

There’s also a book of food and drink recipes called Basic Cooking Recipes for sale in Nook’s Cranny for 4,980 bells.

When fishing up certain critters for the first time after updating, you may also learn a food DIY recipe that uses said fish. Tasty!

You can also get some other recipes from NPCs, like Brewster or Daisy Mae.


Build a kitchen

To make food and drink, you can’t use a regular DIY Table. Instead, you’ll have to build a Kitchen. When you unlock DIY Recipes+, you’ll get a recipe for a Stonework Kitchen (30 Stone, 15 Clay, 10 Iron Nuggets).


Farming Carrots, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Sugarcane, Tomatoes, and Wheat

The first recipes you receive require some new ingredients and crafting materials, and that means you’ll be doing some farming.

Food, cooking, and DIY Recipes+ – Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

You’ll need to buy your produce starts from Leif when he visits your island (he can show up any day).


Animal Crossing: New Horizons DIY Recipes+ and ingredients list

You’ll have a handful of food and drink recipes for cooking when you purchase the DIY Recipes+ and Basic Cooking Recipes books. You’ll unlock more in the usual ways — by collecting crafting materials, finding message bottles, and shooting down balloons.

Below is a list of all the food recipes that we know of, along with what you’ll need to make them. We’ll continue to update the list as we discover more recipes.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons food DIY food and drink recipe list

Recipe Ingredients How to obtain
Recipe Ingredients How to obtain
Aji Fry 1 Horse Mackerel, 1 Flour Catch a horse mackerel
Anchoas al Alillo 2 Anchovy Catch an anchovy
Apple Jam 3 Apple Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Apple Jelly 2 Apple Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Apple Pie 3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Apple Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Apple Smoothie 2 Apple Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Apple Tart 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Apple Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Baked Potatoes 2 Potato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Bamboo-Shoot Soup 2 Bamboo Shoot Buy turnips from Daisy Mae to recieve this in the mail the next day
Barred-knifejaw carpaccio 1 Barred Knifejaw Catch a barred Knifejaw
Bread 3 Flour Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Bread Gratin 2 Flour, 2 Whole-Wheat Flour Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Brown Sugar 5 Sugarcane Obtained in "Basic Cooking Recipes" DIY pack
Brown-Sugar Cupcakes 1 Whole-Wheat Flour, 1 Brown Sugar Obtained in "Basic Cooking Recipes" DIY pack
Brown-Sugar Pound Cake 2 Flour, 1 Brown Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Cake Sale 2 Flour, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Carpaccio Di Capesante 2 Scallop Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Carpaccio Di Marlin Blu 1 Blue Marlin Catch a Blue Marlin
Carpaccio Di Salmone 1 Salmon Catch a Salmon
Carrot Bagel Sandwich 2 Whole-Wheat Flour, 3 Carrot Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Carrot Cake 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Carrot Obtained in "Basic Cooking Recipes" DIY pack
Carrot Juice 2 Carrot Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Carrot Potage 1 Flour, 2 Carrot Obtained in "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" pack
Champinones Al Ajillo 1 Round Mushroom, 1 Flat Mushroom, 1 Skinny Mushroom, 1 Rare Mushroom Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Cherry Jam 3 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Cherry Jam 3 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Cherry Jelly 2 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Cherry Pie 3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Cherry Tart 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Clam Chowder 1 Flour, 3 Manila Clam Turkey Day
Cocnut Pancakes 2 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Coconut Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Cocnut Pudding 1 Sugar, 2 Coconut Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Coconut Coookies 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Coconut Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Coconut Juice 1 Coconut Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Coconut Milk 2 Coconut Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Coconut Oil 3 Coconut Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Cookies 1 Flour, 1 Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Fish and Chips 2 Potato, 1 Dab Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Flour 5 Wheat Obtained in "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" pack
French Fries 3 Potato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Frosted Cookies 1 Flour, 2 Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Frosted Pretzels 1 Flour, 2 Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Fruit Basket 1 Apple, 1 Pear, 1 Cherry, 1 Orange, 1 Peach Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Fruit Cupcakes 1 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Fruit Pizza 3 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Fruit Salad 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Fruit Scones 2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Fruit-Topped Pancakes 2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Gnocchi Di Carote 2 Flour, 3 Carrot Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Gnocchi Di Patate 2 Flour, 3 Potato Obtained in "Basic Cooking Recipes" DIY pack
Gnocchi Di Zucca 2 Flour, 3 Orange Pumpkin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Gratin 3 Flour, 2 Potato Turkey Day
Grilled Sea Bass With Herbs 1 Sea Bass, 5 Clump of Weeds Obtained in "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" pack
Jarred Bamboo Shoots 3 Bamboo Shoots Buy turnips from Daisy Mae to recieve this in the mail the next day
Jarred Mushrooms 2 Skinny Mushrooms Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Kabu Ankake 10 Turnips Buy turnips from Daisy Mae to recieve this in the mail the next day
Karei No Nitsuke 1 Dab Catch a Dab
Minestrone Soup 2 Tomatoes, 1 Potato, 1 Carrot Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Mixed-Fruits Bagel Sandwich 2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Mixed-fruits crepe 2 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Mixed-Fruits Pie 3 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Mixed-Fruits Sandwich 2 Flour, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Mixed-Fruits Tart 1 Flour, 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Pear, 1 Peach, 1 Cherry Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Mushroom Crepe 2 Flour, 1 Round Mushroom, 1 Skinny Mushroom Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Mushroom Curry 3 Flour, 1 Round Mushroom, 1 Flat Mushroom, 1 Skinny Mushroom Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Mushroom Pizza 3 Flour, 2 Round Mushroom, 2 Flat Mushroom Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Mushroom Potage 1 Flour, 1 Round Mushroom, 1 Flat Mushroom Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Mushroom Salad 1 Round Mushroom, 1 Flat Mushroom, 1 Skinny Mushroom Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Olive-Flounder Meuniere 1 Olive Flounder, 2 Flour Turkey Day
Orange Jelly 2 Orange Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Orange Marmalade 3 Orange Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Orange Pie 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Orange Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Orange Smoothie 2 Orange Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Organic Bread 3 Whole-Wheat Flour Obtained in "Basic Cooking Recipes" DIY pack
Pancakes 2 Flour, 2 Sugar Obtained in "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" pack
Peach Jam 3 Peach Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Peach Jelly 2 Peach Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Peach Pie 3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Peach Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Peach Smoothie 2 Peach Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Peach Tart 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Peach Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pear Jam 3 Pear Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pear Jelly 2 Pear Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pear Pie 3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Pear Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pear Smoothie 2 Pear Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pear Tart 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Pear Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pesce All'Acqua Pazza 1 Red Snapper, 1 Tomato, 1 Manilla Clam Catch a Red Snapper
Pickled Veggies 1 Carrot, 1 Potato, 1 Tomato, 1 Orange Pumpkin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pizza Margherita 3 Flour, 2 Tomato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Plain Cupcakes 1 Flour, 1 Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Plain Scones 2 Flour, 1 Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Poke 1 Salmon, 1 Tomato Catch a Salmon
Potato Curry 3 Flour, 3 Potato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Potato Galette 2 Flour, 3 Potato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Potato Potage 1 Flour, 2 Potato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pound Cake 2 Flour, 1 Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pretzels 1 Flour, 1 Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pull-Apart Bread 2 Flour Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pumpkin Bagel Sandwich 2 Flour, 1 Orange Pumpkin Obtained in "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" pack
Pumpkin Cupcakes 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange Pumpkin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pumpkin Curry 3 Flour, 3 Orange Pumpkin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pumpkin Pie 3 Flour, 2 Sugar, 2 Orange Pumpkin Turkey Day
Pumpkin Pound Cake 2 Flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange Pumpkin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pumpkin Scones 2 Whole-Wheat Flour, 1 Sugar, 2 Orange Pumpkin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Pumpkin Soup 3 Orange Pumpkin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Roost Sable Cookie 1 Flour, 2 Sugar Order 6 cups of coffee from The Roost
Salad 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato, 1 Orange Pumpin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Salad-Stuffed Tomato 3 Tomato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Salade De Carrotes Rapees 3 Carrot Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Salmon Bagel Sandwich 2 Flour, 1 Salmon Catch a Salmon
Salmon Sandwich 2 Whole-Wheat Flour, 1 Salmon Catch a Salmon
Sardines in Oil 1 Anchovy Catch an Anchovy
Sauteed Olive Flounder 1 Olive Flounder, 1 Skinny Mushroom Catch an Olive Flounder
Savory Bread 3 Flour, 1 Carrot, 1 Tomato, 1 Potato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Sea-Bass Pie 3 Flour, 1 Sea Bass Catch a Sea Bass
Seafood Ajillo 1 Tiger Prawn, 1 Squid, 1 Scallop Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Seafood Pizza 3 Flour, 1 Tiger Prawn, 2 Manila Clam Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Seafood Salad 1 Squid, 1 Sweet Shrimp Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Seaweed Soup 2 Seaweed Obtained in "Basic Cooking Recipes" DIY pack
Snack Bread 3 Flour, 1 Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Spaghetti Marinara 3 Flour, 1 Tomato Puree Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Squid-Ink Curry 3 Flour, 1 Squid Catch a Squid
Squid-Ink Spaghetti 3 Flour, 1 Squid Catch a Squid
Sugar 5 Sugarcane Obtained in "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" pack
Sugar Crepe 2 Flour, 2 Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Thumbprint Jam Cookies 1 Flour, 1 Sugar Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Tomates Al Ajillo 3 Tomato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Tomato Bagel Sandwich 2 Flour, 3 Tomato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Tomato Curry 3 Flour, 3 Tomato Obtained in "Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+" pack
Tomato Juice 2 Tomato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Tomato Puree 3 Tomato Obtained in "Basic Cooking Recipes" DIY pack
Turnip Salad 10 Turnip, 1 Tomato Buy turnips from Daisy Mae to recieve this in the mail the next day
Veggie Cookies 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Orange Pumpkin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Veggie Crepe 2 Flour, 1 Tomato, 1 Orange Pumpkin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Veggie Cupcakes 1 Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot, 1 Potato Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Veggie Quiche 1 Flour, 1 Potato, 1 Orange Pumpkin Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Veggie Sandwich 2 Flour, 1 Tomato, 1 Carrot Crafting villagers, bottles on the beach
Whole-Wheat Flour 5 Wheat Obtained in "Basic Cooking Recipes" DIY pack