How to Get Cooking Recipes and Ingredients in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to Get Cooking Recipes and Ingredients in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Learn how to get new cooking recipes and start cooking up a storm in New Horizons.

Cooking is one of the many new features added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the update to version 2.0. After learning how to cook, players can continue honing their culinary skills by learning new cooking DIY recipes. However, the game doesn’t clearly explain how to obtain new cooking recipes. Continue reading to see how to get new cooking recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to Get Cooking Ingredients

Cooking ingredients are fairly easy to come by in New Horizons. Any sort of edible item, such as fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, pumpkins, or fish, can be used in a variety of cooking recipes. The cooking ingredients you need will depend on the types of cooking DIY recipes you have learned. Flour and sugar are common cooking ingredients used in many different recipes. To make flour and sugar, you will need to harvest some wheat and sugarcane plants.

How to Get Cooking DIY Recipes

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There are various ways to get new cooking DIY recipes in New Horizons. Some recipes can be obtained by completing tasks, such as catching fish or shooting balloons. Other recipes may be given to the player by NPCs and villagers. Here are some of the ways to get new cooking recipes in New Horizons.

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Buy From Nook’s Cranny

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Perhaps the easiest way to get your first set of cooking DIY recipes is by buying the Basic Cooking Recipes pack from the cabinet inside Nook’s Cranny for 4,980 Bells. The pack contains a handful of simple recipes to help get you started.

Villagers Cooking at Home

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When visiting a villager inside their house, sometimes you can catch them in the act of cooking. Speak to them to receive a cooking DIY recipe for what they’re making.

Catch Fish or Sea Creatures

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Upon catching certain fish or sea creatures, your character may become inspired to create a new cooking recipe based on the catch. You may even come up with more than one recipe at once.

Inside Message Bottles & Balloons

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Just like crafting DIY recipes, cooking recipes can be found inside message bottles that you find sitting on the beach.

It is also possible to obtain new cooking DIY recipes from gifts dropped from floating balloons. However, this seems to be the least reliable way to get cooking recipes compared to the other methods.

After getting some new cooking recipes, gather the necessary ingredients for the food you want to make and head over to your nearest kitchen to start cooking.

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Now that you know some of the ways to get new cooking recipes, you are well on your way to cooking up a storm in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Check out our other New Horizons guides to learn about other island features such as enacting ordinances.