Best cooking recipes in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Cooking in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of the strongest tools in the game, offering a wide variety of recipes that provide boosts you won’t want to go without in your travels.

Carrying over roughly the same system from the previous Zelda entries, TOTTK gives you new ingredients to play around with and a handy way to remember the best recipes in the game.

Ready to get prepping? Check out the rest of this guide below to learn all about cooking in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomincluding a walkthrough showing you how to cook if you’re elemental, some great early recipe choices and even those featuring unique properties.

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How to cook in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Link cooking in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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All you need to do to cook a recipe in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom isto find a fire with a pot over it and place your desired items into it – easy enough, right?

  • To select your items, just head to the items tab of the menu and press the ‘hold‘ option on your desired items.
  • Then, move close enough to the pot and press A to start cooking.

You can select up to five ingredients to cook at any one time, and increasing the quantity of a specific item will enhance its effect. While some combinations will create a more generic result, the best recipes will ensure that all the ingredients work together to create something unique and well worth eating.

You can also cook individual items if there is no pot present by placing them by fire. While this won’t create any recipes, and only works on one item at a time, it can be handy if you need health or minor boosts in a pinch.

Best early recipes for cooking in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom recipe cards

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While you can combine any old ingredients to make a good meal, you’re better off choosing one of the best recipes for cooking in TOTTK to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your items.

Here is a full list of the best recipes you should make Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomfeaturing high health restoration, fancy stat boosts, and much more:

Recipe Name Ingredients Recipe Effects
Hasty Fruit and Mushroom Mix Rushroom, Fruit

Health + Speed ​​Boost

Tough Mushroom Skewers >2 Ironshrooms

Health + Defense Boost

Hearty Fried Wild Greens Hearty Radish

Full Recovery + Temporary Hearts

Spicy Simmered Fruit Spicy Pepper, Fruit, Nut

Health + Cold Resistance

You obviously can’t always get your hands on every ingredient found in the list above, but you will want to keep them in mind every time you encounter a cooking pot in the wild.

Furthermore, while some of the meals will be rather situational, there are some that you will always want to have on your person and be used whenever possible. the Tough Mushroom Skewers for example is incredibly handy in any challenging fights, and the Hearty Radish is great to save you from certain death.

Below, we’ve broken down a few of the best recipes that will boost your resistance and grant some unique effects to help you on your journey:

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Best Cold Resistance recipes

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There are some areas in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom that will require you to brave the biting cold, so having a few recipes under your belt to boost your cold resistance is essential. Remember, the more Spicy Peppers you add, the more time it will add to your cold resistance

Recipe Name Ingredients
Sautéed Peppers 5x Spicy Peppers
Spicy Pepper Seafood Fish + Spicy Peppers
Pepper Steaks Meat + Spicy Peppers
Spicy Fruit and Mushroom Mix Mushrooms + Spicy Peppers
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Best Heat Resistance recipes

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Like Cold Resistance, Heat Resistance is just as essential in navigating Hyrule. Some climates and enemy passives (such as the Flame Gleeok) require you to shed several layers and top up your Heat Resistance to avoid overheating:

Recipe Name Ingredients
Chilly Meat and Seafood Fry Fish + Meat
Chilly Mushroom Skewers 5x Chillshrooms
Chilly Fruit and Mushroom Mix Fruit + Chillshroom

Best recipes for Stealth

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Sometimes, a silent approach is needed to get the first blow on an enemy, So cooking up some sneaky recipes will go a long way toward helping that:

Recipe Name Ingredients
Sneaky Wild Fried Greens 5x Blue Nightshades
Sneaky Veggie Porridge Hylian Herb, Hylian Rice, Milk, Silent Shroom

Best recipes for Haste

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Need to make a quick getaway? Then some Hasty food may just do the trick in giving you a much-needed speed boost in Tears of the Kingdom. In this case, the more Rushrooms you add to a dish, the longer the speed duration:

Recipe Name Ingredients
Hasty Meat & Mushroom Skewers Meat + Rushrooms
Hasty Fruit & Mushroom Mix Fruit + Rushrooms
Hasty Fish & Mushroom Skewer Fish + Rushrooms
Hasty Mushroom Skewer 5x Rushrooms
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Best recipes for Stamina

A recipe card showing the ingredients to make Fried Wild Greens in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Climbing a steep incline and suddenly realized you won’t have the stamina to see you make it to the top? Well, it’s time to make some stamina-restoring recipes to help you make the final push. The more Stamella Shrooms and Stambulbs you have, the more stamina you will restore:

Recipe Name Ingredients
Energizing Mushroom Skewers Stambulbs + Stamella Shrooms
Energizing Steamed Fruit Apples + Stambulbs
Energizing Meat & Mushroom Skewers Meat + Stamella Shrooms

Best recipes for curing Gloom

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Following The Upheavel, Gloom has become a common occurrence and is also the root cause of one of the most dangerous status effects new to Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. When afflicted with Gloom, Link’s maximum hearts will decreasemeaning you can only heal up to a certain point.

Gloom is particularly prevalent when fighting King Gleeok, or when traversing The Depths. Thankfully, there are a few recipes that can help mend your broken heart:

Recipe Name Ingredients
Sunny Fried Wild Greens 5x Sundelions
Sunny Steamed Meat Meat + Sundelions

So, that’s everything you need to know about cooking in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomshowing you how to cook in the wilds, alongside a comprehensive list of the best recipes that you can use.

If you’re looking for more Zelda content, however, then make sure to check out our dedicated game page for all of the latest news and guides.

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