Start Cooking! DIY Recipes and Ingredients | Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Learn how the cooking in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This is what you should know to start cooking at Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In this post, we explain how to start cooking and how to get the ingredients in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to unlock DIY cooking recipes

To unlock DIY cooking recipes, you will need to visit the Resident Services building in town!

  1. Go to the Resident Services building
  2. Interact with the Nook Stop
  3. Select Redeem Nook Miles
  4. Unlock “Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+” for 2,000 Nook Miles

Once you do it, you will have some recipes available to start cooking in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

After buying “Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+” you will be able to find new cooking tabs in the DIY Recipes section of your NookPhone.

How to get ingredients | Animal Crossing: New Horizons

This is a complicated process, and it can take a long time. THE key is to be patient!!

While getting started on collecting DIY recipes, the real challenge will be getting ingredients in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

As it requires investing in shops on Harv’s island. These shops will take a day or so to open up. It seems as though you can only open one shop per day, so it will take a bit of time!

One of the shops is run by Leif, who can sell you things like Sugarcane start and wheat start, two ingredients needed for sugar and flour.

How to cook

Once you get both the recipes and the ingredients, you can start cooking!

You must use any of the cooking stations available in the game. This includes things like the kitchen island, open-frame kitchen, and other kitchen areas.

After interacting with a kitchen bench and confirming you want to cook, you can select what items to make

How To Get More Cooking Recipes

While you will be provided the recipes mentioned above for purchasing the DIY Recipes+ item, there are more cooking recipes for you to acquire out there just like with crafting objects in the game.

To expand the options for what you can cook, you’re going to have to take a visit to Nook’s Cranny and purchase the Basic Cooking Recipes for 4,980 Bells to unlock even more.

From there, you need to keep checking Nook’s Cranny and the Nook Stop for additional recipes options that you can cook in Animal Crossing New Horizons. In addition, you can also get them in the same way you get other DIY recipes, such as from balloons and from bottles on the beach.