Botw recipes

In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you can mix all sorts of ingredients you find on your journey through Hyrule to produce different dishes and elixirs with useful effects. Some recipes restore life and even add temporary hearts on top of your current total. Others give you improved attributes (such as enhanced stealth) or resistance to the elements. Still others can be sold for quick rupees as you save up for expensive gear and upgrades.

In a lot of cases, you can start with a few simple ingredients, then add additional quantities (up to a maximum of five total ingredients) to increase the duration of their effects. We've selected 10 recipes that are easily created and serve useful purposes, plus we have provided details on locations where you might easily find those ingredients. You may find locations that work even better for your purposes. After all, Hyrule is a big place.

Spicy Meat and Seafood Fry

Early in the game, as you explore the Great Plateau region, you encounter high-altitude areas you can't safely explore due to freezing temperatures. You need a warmer tunic, which the wandering woodcutter happily supplies if you prepare his favorite dish. That recipe also comes in handy later in the game, since there are plenty of other times you must venture into cold regions.

To prepare the dish the first time around, grab some of the peppers the woodcutter keeps in the cabin, then hunt down nearby wildlife. The boars in the Forest of Spirits are your best bet, if you can shoot one in the face with an arrow. Birds, which are easier to hit because they move around less, also serve the same purpose. To find the Hyrule Bass, check in the pond just downhill from the Shrine of Resurrection (the cave where Link appears at the start of the game). Stand on an island or bank and toss bombs at the water, then detonate them so the blast kills the fish before they can swim away from you.

  • Raw Meat (hunt in the Forest of Spirits area, located on the Great Plateau)
  • Hyrule Bass (look on the Great Plateau, in the pond near the Shrine of Resurrection)
  • Spicy Pepper (in the woodcutter's cabin on the Great Plateau, or in the Gerudo Desert or near the statues east of the Dueling Peaks stable)

Meat Skewer (Assorted Types)

During your adventure, you need to amass a fortune in order to buy various armor sets. One of the best ways to increase your wealth is to explore the Hebra Mountains region, where you can find a variety of animals such as moose, arctic foxes, wolves and rhinos. You can kill them for Gourmet Meat or Prime Meat (make sure to grab any slabs of meat that drop in a hurry, though, or they might freeze), which you can use to produce skewers that sell for a tidy sum.

To create your skewers, combine five of a particular type of meat. Skewers prepared using Gourmet Meat fetch 490 rupees apiece, while Prime Meat skewers are worth 210 rupees.

Earlier in Breath of the Wild, you can apply the same strategy with more common meat, including the fish you find swimming in the river southwest of the Dueling Peaks stable. An Energizing Fish Skewer (which consists of five pieces of Staminoka Bass) fetches an impressive 260 rupees, making it one of the most reliable ways to generate revenue in your early hours. It also fills up to three stamina wheels, if you decide you would rather keep it around and use it for yourself.

  • Gourmet Meat x5 (wander the fields near the Snowfield stable, in the Hebra Mountains region)

Hearty Simmered Fruit

Combine five Hearty Durian fruit to produce a meal that fills your current supply of hearts while also providing 20 temporary hearts that extend your meter beyond its typical maximum. This makes it much easier to survive a battle with a fearsome foe.

To find the Hearty Durian fruit, look in the cliffs and forest northeast of the Faron Tower (in your overall map's southeastern region). From the vantage point of the tower, you should easily spot some Lizalfos enemies roaming among the trees that grow on a nearby cliff. Kill them and collect the precious fruit they were guarding. You should come back periodically, every in-game day or so, until you have built up a nice supply of simmered fruit dishes that will see you through the toughest of challenges to come.

  • Hearty Durian x5 (cliffs and forest northeast of Faron Tower)

Tough Mushroom Skewer

Since you are going up against enemies that can chop your life meter in half with every blow, you may need to even the odds a bit. Eating this skewer greatly increases your defensive capabilities while the effect lasts, and restores some hearts as part of the bargain.

To obtain the required Ironshroom components, head to the Lakeside stable area in the Faron Tower region. You should find some around the base of some nearby trees. You can also often find the shrooms in numerous other areas throughout the eastern portions of Hyrule. It's actually a rather common component. Take a picture the first time you see one of the shrooms, for your Compendium, and from then on you can find them more easily.

  • Ironshroom x4 (found near the Lakeside stable in Faron, among many other areas)

Mighty Simmered Fruit

As you go about your journey and talk to the Hyrule's wandering residents, you sometimes find yourself engaged in battle with mysterious warriors from the Yiga Clan. When you defeat those miscreants, they drop Mighty Bananas. Combine four bunches of the bananas in a single dish to greatly increase your damage output, and also to restore some hearts. That boost can be particularly useful when you test your strength against shrine guardians, since otherwise you might burn through your available weapons without landing a killing blow.

If you prefer to find bananas with a little less combat along the way, you can also sometimes locate them in trees in the southeastern Faron Tower region, such as those close to the Lakeside Stable, plus you can come across a whole stash of them when you visit a particular location late in your journey.

  • Mighty Bananas x4 (in the Faron region, near the Lakeside stable)

Sneaky Mushroom Skewer

There are numerous reasons you might wish to avoid detection in Hyrule, whether you just want to sneak past a camp of enemies, or you're trying to hunt animals and insects or even tame a wild horse. Armor is available to help with the process, but it can be expensive to purchase and especially to enhance. In the meantime, some food can help with the effort.

Simply find Silent Shrooms (they are most easily spotted at night, when they glow a pale blue color) near the base of many trees throughout the forests of West Necluda. You can often find a few if you head south from the Dueling Peaks Stable, across the BIg Twin Bridge to the forest that lines the river bank. Combine five of the shrooms to produce a dish that practically renders you a ghost.

  • Silent Shroom x5 (common in West Necluda, in tall grass near the base of trees)

Spicy Elixir

Some of the peaks in Hyrule's highest regions can't be safely braved without extreme resistance to their frigid temperatures, which is where this elixir enters the picture. It will let you breathe easy for several minutes, even if you haven't purchased premium gear, and that's time enough to go hunting or search out an elusive shrine or two.

To produce the elixir, you first need several of the Warm Darner insects that you can find in the Akkala Highlands. Travel to the Ze Kasho shrine, then head northwest along a hill to find a bunch of the winged pests.

The other ingredient you need for your elixir is Bokoblin Guts. Plain Bokoblins are found as early as the Great Plateau, but you need to track down the more tougher blue ones that have set up camps in West Necluda and elsewhere. You can also buy the guts at a shop in Kakariko Village, for 80 rupees apiece.

  • Warm Darner x3 (in Akkala Highlands)
  • Bokoblin Guts x2 (look for Bokoblins that are blue, since they will drop the guts, or buy them at the Kakariko Village shop)

Fireproof Elixir

When you finally head to the Death Mountain region, you find that even your armor works against you in the tremendous heat. To survive the temperatures until you can obtain some more appropriate gear, you need to rely on elixirs.

This particular elixir is easily produced. Just capture some of the Fireproof Lizards you find sunbathing on rocks near the hot springs to the north of the stables near the base of Death Mountain. You can warp near the stables, if you have discovered the Mo'a Keet shrine, then start north along the well-traveled trail. Move stealthily and pick up several lizards in a quick trip around the vicinity, then find several more of the creatures resting on the rocks bordering the hot springs. Combine four of them with random monster parts to produce your desired brew.

  • Fireproof Lizard x4 (around the hot springs area, near the base of Death Mountain)
  • Monster Parts (found virtually everywhere)

Electro Elixir

Enemies that can electrify you rank among the most lethal you'll encounter in Breath of the Wild, and they prove especially troublesome when you are first trying to meet with the Ruto people, or to ascend a particular tower positioned on the cliffs to the west of the Great Plateau. There's an elixir available to improve your chances of success, however.

To create that elixir, mix two of the Electric Darner (which you can purchase from the merchant at the Riverside Stable) with two Lizalfos Horn components.

Any variety of Lizalfos you might happen to kill has the potential to drop the horn, but a lot of Lizalfos enemies are capable of striking very hard. At least initially, you should pick on the weaker variety, which is typically located in the Lanayru Great Spring region or on the cliffs near Faron Tower. You can also find the icy variety of Lizalfos in the snowfields of the Hebra Mountain region, if you're looking for a stiffer challenge.

  • Electric Darner x2 (buy from Beedle at Riverside Stable)
  • Lizalfos Horn (dropped by all Lizalfos varieties, but you can dependably find some weaker ones on the cliffs near Faron Tower)

Energizing Elixir

Hyrule is a grand place, with all sorts of possibilities for exploration. A lot of times, you need to ascend mountains. Running out of stamina partway through a climb is frustrating, and the good news is that it doesn't have to happen. Simply bring along a few of the right elixirs and you can climb without worry.

To brew one of the most common of those elixirs, combine a common Bokoblin Horn with a less common Restless Cricket. If you're having trouble finding the crickets, either purchase them from Beedle (he keeps them in stock near the Dueling Peaks Stable), or venture out into the grassy surrounding areas. You have to chop at the grass and pay close attention to the ground, since the crickets are difficult to spot and will bound away when you get near. If you have the rupees to spare, it's probably just easier to make the purchase and spend your time elsewhere.

  • Restless Cricket x4 (Beedle sells them near the Dueling Peaks Stable, or check in grassy surrounding areas)
  • Bokoblin Horn (find Bokoblins all over the place, including on the Great Plateau and near the Dueling Peaks stable)

Zelda Breath of the Wild Crafting Recipes | Best Food Cooking Ingredients

How Does Cooking Work In Zelda Breath of the Wild?

Cooking Food in Zelda BotW is how Link will acquire the majority of Healing Items and Elixirs in the game. Since specifically Cooked food heals a lot more Hearts, then uncooked food. You will find yourself cooking and discovering new recipes as your progress through the story line and find Rare Ingredientsfor your dishes.

When you use an ingredient that contains a buff, it will have a prefix; Indicator to help you understand its effects on Link and Crafting Recipes using the ingredient.

Ingredient BuffsHow It Affects Link & Recipes


Resistance To Heat


Restores Stamina
EnduringExtra Stamina
ElectroResistance To Shock
FireproofFlame Guard
HastyIncrease Movement Speed
HeartyRestores Full Health
MightyBuffs Attack
SneakyBuffs Stealth
SpicyResistance To Cold
ToughBuffs Defense

You can’t combine these separate buffs, so no meal will be Hasty and Tough. But you can combine multiple of the same ingredient to stack the buff and make it last longer, for, example using two chillies instead of one in a cooking recipe for a Spicy Meal will make your Resistance To Cold buff last for a longer duration.

Recipe Duration Buff Zelda Breath of the Wild
: These Ingredients listed below will still be required to be cooked in the proper dish to receive the Bonus Duration Time. The more you use of these Specific Ingredients in a single recipe craft the longer the duration will last by X amount of seconds. For, Example when crafting the Chilled Steam Fish recipe, if you use 3 Hyrule Bass instead of 1 in the recipe your buff duration will get an extra 30 + 30 to its original 3:30 duration for a Total of 4:30.

Duration Buffing Crafting IngredientsDuration Bonus Time
Any Monster Horn70
Any Monster Fang110
Any Monster Guts190

Hyrule Bass


Chillfin Trout

Sizzlefin Trout150
Voltfin Trout150
Stealthfin Trout120
Mighty Carp50
Armored Carp50
Sanke Carp30
Mighty Porgy50
Armored Porgy50
Sneaky River Snail120
Razorclaw Crab50
Ironshell Crab50
Winterwing Butterfly150
Summerwing Butterly150
Thunderwing Butterfly150
Smotherwing Butterfly150
Cold Darner150
Warm Darner150
Electric Darner150
Bladed Rhino Bladed50
Rugged Rhino Beetle50
Sunset Firefly120
Hot-Footed Frog60
Hightail Lizard60
Fireproof Lizard150

Any Ingredient not listed in this table above does not provide a Bonus Duration Effect to your Crafting Recipes.

On top of these buffs, during the process of cooking food in Zelda breath of the wild you may also hear a special sound. When this happens you will receive an extra bonus buff at random for the crafted food or elixir. These buffs can be one of the following:

  • Buff Increase By 5 Minutes
  • Buff Strength Increased By +1
  • Stamina Increases
  • Extra Yellow Heart
  • Three Extra Hearts

You can actually guarantee these bonuses by using particular Ingredients or cooking during a certain time.

Cooking during a Blood Moon, when the moon is red and enemies respawn, will give you a random bonus. As will using a star fragment or dragon body part in your recipe.

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Breath of the Wild Recipes

This will be a work of progress, where contributions from the public will be highly appreciated, but this is going to be an attempt to catalog all the food recipes and elixir recipes in one place, with their ingredients and effects.

Recipes in Breath of the Wild are the result of Link cooking ingredients together to create a meal or an elixir. Cooking is done by holding a selection of up to five ingredients and dropping them into a lit Cooking Pot. Meals are made from proteins, mushrooms, fruits, and vegetables, and elixirs are made by cooking critters with monster parts. Cooking meal ingredients with critters, monster parts, ancient parts, or ore results in dubious food or rock-hard food.

While some raw ingredients will restore a portion of a heart or a small number of hearts, cooking meals from those ingredients greatly increases the number of hearts restored. With most recipes, ingredients have their heart-values doubled when included as part of a recipe, though items that heal a half-heart/quarter-heart are always rounded up to one heart. Dubious food and rock-hard food can be eaten but it restores a minimal amount of hearts and does not have any additional properties.

In addition to experimenting with cooking, recipes can be found through a variety of methods. Different individuals will share recipes they know of or request meals be cooked as part of a shrine or side quest. Recipe books and posters are in various locations around Hyrule, most commonly Stables or shops and occasionally in villagers' homes.


Cooking meals or elixirs from certain ingredients will also activate effect-imparting items, and effect-imparting ingredients can stack with the same kind for greater effect. Two different effects cannot be active at once, however, meaning only one effect may be active at a time, with the exception of Hearty and other effects.

Effects Calculation

The formula for calculating a meal's total heart-value is:

Effect strength is based on a point system. Each effect-imparting item adds to a total, and if the total reaches a certain value, the effect-tier is increased. Tier-3 is the max if the value is more than the first 'threshold' for most effects. As example, Chillshrooms or Staminoka Bass add more points than others, due to being stronger effect modifiers.

Cooking valid recipes has a chance for random bonuses (such as increased hearts or duration boosts), which is approximately a 1:10 chance or 10% chance per cooked recipe. This increases to a 100% chance during a blood moon rising, however before the cutscene so the time window is small; with the exact time being 11:35pm-11:55pm.

Monster Extract may slightly or drastically improve hearts, effect-tier and/or duration properties of recipes but may also may incur no changes or make them worse. This means that a meal using monster extract may see no effect or only duration boosted but may also have all three boost-types applied. A recipe that includes monster extract will never get the possible random chance for a bonus, even if star fragments or dragon parts are included.

Monster Extract Effects
Duration Modifier Chance Effect Modifier Chance Hearts Modifier Chance
Duration becomes 1:00 (33%)
Duration becomes 10:00 (33%)
Duration becomes 30:00 (33%)
No Change if Tier-1 (80%)
Tier-1 into Tier-2 (20%)
Tier-2 into Tier-1 (20%)
No Change if Tier-2 (60%)
Tier-2 into Tier-3 (20%)
Tier-3 into Tier-2 (40%)
No Change if Tier-3 (60%)
Heart-value into 0.25 (25%)
No Change (50%)
+3 Hearts (25%)


Cooking proteins over an open flame or freezing them will also increase the number of hearts restored.

Max selling price is assumed from using most profitable possible ingredients as long as they do not effect recipe outcome priority. Recipes that require two different components (such as Steamed Mushrooms) will have effects override recipe properties if both required items are the same effect, such as Hasty. For recipes that require any kind of vegetable + an extra static component that is not edible (i.e., Rock Salt), it is possible to get zero heart-value recipes if herbs that are inedible are used.


Savory Meals


  1. ↑4 Hearty Durians + 1 Endura Shroom
  2. ↑4 Big Hearty Truffles + 1 Hearty Durian
  3. ↑4 Raw Gourmet Meats + any 1-heart fish
  4. ↑4 Raw Gourmet Meats + 1 Sanke Carp
  5. Sanke Carps
  6. ↑4 Raw Gourmet Meats or 4 Raw Whole Birds
  7. 7.07.1Same as max possible hearts
  8. ↑4 Raw Prime Meats + any 1-heart fish
  9. ↑1 Hearty Salmon + 4 Endura Carrots
  10. ↑1 Sanke Carp + 4 Endura Carrots
  11. ↑4 Hearty Durians + 1 Endura Carrot
  12. ↑1 Hearty Durian + 4 Endura Carrots
  13. ↑4 Raw Gourmet Meats + 1 Endura Carrot
  14. ↑1 Endura Shroom + 4 Endura Carrots
  15. ↑1 Big Hearty Truffle + 4 Endura Carrots


  1. ↑2 Raw Gourmet Meats + 1 Silent Princess
  2. as max possible hearts
  3. 3.03.14 Raw Gourmet Meats
  4. ↑3 Raw Gourmet Meats or 3 Raw Whole Birds
  5. ↑3 Raw Gourmet Meats
  6. 6.06.12 Raw Gourmet Meats
  7. 7.07.13 Raw Whole Birds
  8. ↑3 Raw Meats or 3 Raw Bird Drumsticks
  9. ↑3 Raw Meats
  10. ↑2 Raw Meats
  11. ↑3 Raw Gourmet Meats + 1 Big Hearty Radish or Hearty Salmon
  12. 12.012.13 Raw Bird Drumsticks
  13. ↑3 Raw Prime Meats or 3 Raw Bird Thighs
  14. ↑3 Raw Prime Meats
  15. ↑2 Raw Prime Meats
  16. 16.016.13 Raw Bird Thighs
  17. ↑4 Raw Gourmet Meats or 4 Raw Whole Birds
  18. ↑4 Raw Meats or 4 Raw Bird Drumsticks
  19. ↑4 Raw Prime Meats or 4 Raw Bird Thighs


  1. 2.02.11 Sanke Carp
  2. ↑1 Hearty Salmon
  3. 4.04.11 Bright-Eyed Crab + 1 Sanke Carp
  4. 5.05.13 Hearty Salmons + any crab
  5. 6.06.13 Sanke Carps + any crab
  6. ↑1 Hearty Blueshell Snail
  7. ↑2 Hearty Salmons + 1 Silent Princess
  8. ↑2 Sanke Carps + 1 Swift Violet or Silent Princess
  9. Sanke Carps
  10. ↑4 Courser Bee Honeys + any 1-heart fish
  11. Sanke Carps
  12. ↑1 Hearty Salmon + any four 1-heart fishes
  13. ↑2 Hearty Salmons + 1 any Porgy
  14. 15.015.11 Hearty Blueshell Snail + 2 Sanke Carps
  15. ↑1 Hearty Blueshell Snail + 1 Hearty Salmon + 1 any Porgy


NameIngredientsMin Hearts RestoredMax Hearts RestoredMin Selling PriceMax Selling PriceNotes
Carrot StewAny carrot + Goat Butter + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat415[2]40200[3]N/A
Copious Fried Wild GreensAny four different vegetables0.2523[5]10240[6]N/A
Cream of Vegetable SoupAny vegetable + Fresh Milk + Rock Salt13[7]2040[8]Recipe must use Safflina, Swift Violet, Mighty Thistle, Armoranth, Blue Nightshade or Silent Princess or the recipe will become Veggie Cream Soup
Creamy Heart SoupAny radish + Hydromelon + Voltfruit + Fresh Milk820[9]50170[6]Adding certain items may change results, such as produce Simmered Fruit
Curry PilafHylian Rice + Goat Butter + Goron Spice210[10]30140[11]Adding meat, vegetables or mushrooms will change the recipe
Curry RiceHylian Rice + Goron Spice214[12]20150[13]Adding meat, fish, Goat Butter, mushrooms or vegetables will change the recipe
Fried Wild GreensAny vegetable020[14]10420[6]N/A
Glazed VeggiesAny vegetable + Courser Bee Honey520[15]30370[6]N/A
Herb SautéAny vegetable + Goron Spice019[16]10350[14]N/A
Pumpkin StewFortified Pumpkin + Goat Butter + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat412[17]40140[9]Due to Fortified Pumpkins being a defense-modifier, Pumpkin Stew will always have a Tough modifier if no other effect-imparting ingredients are added
Salt-Grilled GreensAny vegetable + Rock Salt019[16]10350[14]N/A
Vegetable CurryAny carrot or pumpkin + Goron Spice + Hylian Rice322[18]30280[14]Adding meat or mushrooms will override recipe priority
Vegetable OmeletAny vegetable + Bird Egg + Goat Butter + Rock Salt214[19]30210[6]N/A
Vegetable RisottoAny carrot or pumpkin + Goat Butter + Hylian Rice + Rock Salt314[2]30190[3]N/A
Veggie Cream SoupAny pumpkin or carrot + Fresh Milk + Rock Salt121[20]20300[21]N/A
Veggie Rice BallsAny vegetable + Hylian Rice225[22]10350[14]N/A
  1. 2.02.11 Endura Carrot + 1 Big Hearty Radish
  2. 3.03.12 Endura Carrots
  3. ↑1 Big Hearty Radish + 1 Hearty Radish + 2 Endura Carrots + 1 Hyrule Herb
  4. as max possible hearts
  5. ↑Silent Princess
  6. ↑Silent Princess or Swift Violet
  7. 9.09.11 Raw Gourmet Meat
  8. ↑2 Courser Bee Honeys
  9. ↑2 Sanke Carps
  10. ↑3 Courser Bee Honeys
  11. ↑3 Hearty Durians
  12. Endura Carrots
  13. ↑Any combination of Endura Carrots and Courser Bee Honey, up to five total
  14. 16.016.11 Big Hearty Radish + 1 Hearty Radish + 1 Endura Carrot + 1 Hyrule Herb
  15. ↑1 Big Hearty Radish or 1 Hearty Salmon
  16. ↑1 Endura Carrot + 2 Big Hearty Radishes or Hearty Salmons
  17. ↑1 Endura Carrot + 1 Big Hearty Radish or Hearty Salmon
  18. ↑1 Endura Carrot + 2 Big Hearty Radishes
  19. ↑2 Raw Gourmet Meats + 1 Endura Carrot
  20. ↑3 Endura Carrots + 1 Big Hearty Radish or Hearty Salmon


  1. ↑Big Hearty Truffle + Big Hearty Radish + Endura Carrot
  2. ↑1 Big Hearty Truffle + 1 Raw Gourmet Meat + 1 Endura Carrot
  3. 3.03.14 Endura Shrooms
  4. Big Hearty Truffles
  5. ↑Same as max possible hearts
  6. ↑1 Endura Shroom + 1 Big Hearty Radish or Hearty Salmon
  7. 7.07.11 Big Hearty Truffle + 1 Raw Gourmet Meat
  8. ↑3 Endura Shrooms + 1 Big Hearty Radish or Hearty Salmon
  9. ↑2 Endura Shrooms


  1. ↑1 1 Palm Fruit + any three different fruits + 1 Big Hearty Radish or 1 Hearty Salmon
  2. ↑1 Hearty Durian + 1 Mighty Bananas + 1 Fleet-Lotus Seeds + ×2 Voltfruit/Palm Fruit/Hydromelon
  3. ↑5 Palm Fruits
  4. ↑5 Hearty Durians


Monster Food


Item Requirements Min Hearts Restored Max Hearts Restored Min Selling Price Max Selling Price Notes
Dubious FoodMonster parts or incompatible items1122N/A
Fairy TonicFairy7N/A22Four fairies will produce a full-heal Fairy Tonic
Rock-Hard FoodGems or wood0.250.2522N/A
Sautéed NutsAcorn or Chickaloo Tree Nut0.52.5850N/A
Wheat BreadTabantha Wheat + Rock Salt214[1]10270[2]N/A
  1. ↑3 Endura Carrots
  2. ↑Same as max possible hearts


When cooking elixirs, critters will influence effect-strength while monster parts influence effect-duration. Having 4/5 monster parts will produce the longest-lasted elixirs but with a tradeoff towards effect-strength, however, having 4/5 critters will produce the maximum effect-strength with a generally long duration. The rarest monster parts, such as guts, tails and cores, provide the best duration buffs; while the lowest; horns, tentacles, non-elemental keese wings and non-elemental chuchu jelly provide the most minimum buffs for duration.

Adding an Acorn, Apple or Chickaloo Tree Nut to an elixir will add minor healing properties and minor duration boosts that the elixir would not otherwise have. However, acorns or tree-nuts are considered worse than even the lowest-tier effect modifiers. Fairies can be cooked into a tonic which restores hearts, the amount determined by the number of fairies used and do not require additional ingredients besides at least one fairy.

Like recipes and bonus hearts, produced elixirs may randomly end up with bonus effects to potency or duration. Dragon parts will also provide the same expected bonuses for duration, with the rare dragon horns providing the highest at a 30-minute buff increase. Some elixir times may appear to be skewed in terms of effect vs duration but they tend to even out with high-tier monster parts as the bulk. Given certain kinds of guts/etc are the same tier, if one prefers to spread resources or be efficient, it is recommended to use the most plentiful tier-3 monster parts available, typically Bokoblin Guts or Keese Eyeballs.

Low-tier Monster Parts (+1:10) Mid-tier Monster Parts (+1:50) High-tier Monster Parts (+3:10)
Ancient Screw, Ancient Spring, Bokoblin Horn, Chuchu Jelly, Hinox Toenail, Keese Wing, Lizalfos Horn, Lynel Horn, Moblin Horn, Octorok Balloon, Octorok TentacleAncient Gear, Ancient Shaft Bokoblin Fang, Electric Keese Wing, Fire Keese Wing, Hinox Tooth, Ice Keese Wing, Lizalfos Talon, Lynel Hoof, Moblin Fang, Molduga Fin, Octorok Eyeball, Red Chuchu Jelly, White Chuchu Jelly, Yellow Chuchu JellyAncient Core, Bokoblin Guts, Giant Ancient Core, Hinox Guts, Icy Lizalfos Tail, Keese Eyeball, Moblin Guts, Lizalfos Tail, Lynel Guts, Molduga Guts, Red Lizalfos Tail, Yellow Lizalfos Tail

Open-flame Cooked & Frozen

Open-flame cooked foods are created by dropping raw materials into an open flame, dropping them on the ground on Death Mountain, or by killing an animal which drops raw materials with a fire-based weapon. Frozen/icy foods are created by dropping raw proteins (fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms will not freeze) on the ground in extremely snowy regions or by killing an animal which drops raw materials with an ice-based weapon.


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BOTW recipes - the best Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild cooking recipes

By Shabana Arif

BOTW recipes for elixir, food and cooking in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

BOTW recipes can boost a lot of attributes. A good Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild recipes can give you more stamina, speed, cold resistance and more. A good recipe book and some careful cooking can make a lot of things a lot easier.

Because of that we've compiled this handy cookbook with every food and elixir BOTW recipe. We'll explain what everything does, and the effects these Breath of the Wild recipes have to help you plan ahead with meal prep. Whatever you cook, remember that putting better ingredients in the pot will mean better buffs. One bit of good news, given all the potential ways you can use ingredients, is that the best combinations will always be prioritized. So you'll always get the best recipe from what you cook. 

What you can actually cook though depends on what you're cooking on. If you only have a campfire, jump to the roasted and frozen dishes section to see what you can make. The other recipes require a cooking pot, so don't bother trying to make those without one. 

There's one important rule though – insects and monster parts make elixirs, while food and seasonings make meals. Mixing them will result in failed dishes and waste your ingredients, so always keep them separate and get cooking!

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 How to add effects to BOTW recipe dishes

Cooking in Breath of the Wild is simple. You just throw some ingredients in a pot and 99% of the time, you'll get a meal out of it. But if you want to utilise your ingredients to make dishes with particular buffs, like increased speed, or stamina regeneration, it gets slightly more involved.

There are 11 different effects available and you can achieve them by adding a particular ingredient, like a herb, nut, or vegetable, to a dish. For example, cooking a fish in a pot on its own will turn it into a fish skewer that will restore two hearts. But if you throw a fish and a spicy pepper into a pot, you'll get pepper seafood, which will restore three hearts as well as providing a measure of cold resistance.

Once you know the effects and the ingredients that bestow them, you can prepare dishes for any occasion.

The ingredients also have a potency grade that essentially make the buff better, but it varies slightly within the categories. Grade E is the weakest, while A is the strongest.

Hearty recipe ingredients

These ingredients fully restore your HP gauge and buff it with extra hearts. The amount of extra hearts depends on the potency, ranging from one yellow heart (grade E) to five yellow hearts (grade A). The effects stack so you can throw in two grade E hearty ingredients for more yellow hearts.

It's worth noting that cooking a single hearty ingredient will produce an item of food that will fully replenish your HP gauge, regardless of how many hearts it's made up of, so these are particularly handy for later in the game when things get really tough.

  • Hearty Durian, B - West Necluda, Faron Grasslands
  • Big Hearty Truffle, B - Hebra Mountains, Mount Lanayru
  • Hearty Truffle, E - Hebra Mountains, Great Hyrule Forest
  • Big Hearty Radish, A - Hebra Mountains, Gerudo Highlands
  • Hearty Radish, C - Akkala Highlands, Lanayru Great Spring

Energizing recipe ingredients

Energizing ingredients restore stamina. The amount recovered depends on the potency grade of the ingredient, but effects stack, so the more you add, the more stamina will be replenished.

  • Stamella Shroom, C - Great Hyrule Forest, Hyrule Field
  • Courser Bee Honey, B - Shoot down or hit any beehive found in trees in Hyrule

Enduring recipe ingredients

Enduring ingredients will give you extra stamina, temporarily increasing the size of your stamina wheel. The effects stack, so the more you add to a recipe, the bigger the extra yellow stamina bar will be.

  • Endura Shroom, C - Hyrule Ridge, Hyrule Field
  • Endura Carrot, A - Kakariko Village

The following categories of materials can be stacked in recipes to increase the level of the finished dish, with one being the lowest, and three being the highest. These dishes produce an effect which generally last for a set amount of time, so higher levels will mean that the effect lasts longer.

Using ingredients with higher potency grades also increases the level of the final dish, so stack ingredients or use grade A or B to get a level three meal.

  • Hasty - Movement speed up
  • Sneaky - Stealth up
  • Mighty - Attack up
  • Tough - Defense up
  • Spicy - Cold resistance
  • Chilly - Heat resistance
  • Electro - Shock resistance
  • Fireproof - Flame guard

Hasty recipe ingredients

  • Fleet-Lotus Seeds, B, 60 - Lanayru Wetlands, Lanayru Great Spring
  • Rushroom, E, 60 - Great Hyrule Forest, Tabantha Frontier
  • Swift Carrot, E, 60 - Hyrule Ridge, Faron Grasslands

Sneaky recipe ingredients

  • Silent Shroom, C, 120 - Hyrule Field, Akkala Highlands
  • Swift Violet, A, 60 - Hebra Mountains, Gerudo Highlands

 Mighty recipe ingredients

  • Mighty Bananas, B, 50 - Faron
  • Razorshroom, B, 50 - West Necluda, East Necluda
  • Mighty Thistle, E, 50 - West Necluda, Faron Grasslands

Tough recipe ingredients

  • Ironshroom, B, 50 - Lanayru Great Spring, West Necluda
  • Fortified Pumpkin, B, 50 - Hyrule Field, West Necluda
  • Armoranth, E, 50 - Akkala Highlands, Hyrule Ridge

Spicy recipe ingredients

  • Spicy Pepper, E, 150 - Gerudo Desert, Tabantha Forest
  • Sunshroom, C, 150 - Deep Akkala, Gerudo Highlands
  • Warm Safflina, E, 150 - Gerudo Desert, Hyrule Ridge

Chilly recipe ingredients

  • Hydromelon, E, 150 - Gerudo Desert, Faron Grasslands
  • Chillshroom, C, 150 - Eldin Canyon, Gerudo Highlands
  • Cool Safflina, E, 150 - Gerudo Desert, Hyrule Ridge

Electrov recipe ingredients

  • Voltfruit, D, 150 - Gerudo Desert, Gerudo Highlands
  • Zapshroom, A, 150 - Gerudo Highlands, Hyrule Ridge
  • Electric Safflina, D, 150 - Gerudo Desert, Hyrule Ridge

Now that you know the effects imbued by these ingredients, you can cook up a storm. Just add them to any of the listed recipes to get the benefit or buff you need, for any occasion. 

Cooking without a pot - roasted and frozen food

When there isn't a cooking pot in sight, and you need food, you can make do with roasting or freezing certain ingredients. Roasting an item requires an open flame; it can be a campfire or, in a pinch, some grass you've set fire to, or a flammable wooden crate. Once roasted, the food will increase the amount of HP replenished by 50% of the base, uncooked value. On the downside, any effects the food might have bestowed is removed.

Freezing food won't increase the amount of hearts refilled when you eat it, but it will produce the cold resistance effect. To freeze food, you can drop it into the snow, shoot it with an ice arrow; anything that exposes it to freezing temperatures will do the trick.

Chuchu jelly is particularly handy for starting fires or freezing things, as dropping the jelly and hitting it causes an explosion of that element. White Chuchu jelly will freeze things, red will start fires (great for when you don't have any flint), and yellow is electric. Dropping neutral blue jelly into the snow or a fire, will turn it into the jelly of that element. Although roasted and frozen foods aren't brilliant, they do stack in your inventory unlike all of the other dishes, which is handy. 

Frozen Food

  • Icy Meat
  • Icy Prime Meat
  • Icy Gourmet Meat
  • Frozen Bird Drumstick
  • Frozen Bird Thigh
  • Frozen Whole Bird
  • Frozen Bass
  • Frozen Hearty Bass
  • Frozen Hearty Salmon
  • Frozen Trout
  • Frozen Carp
  • Frozen Porgy
  • Frozen Crab
  • Frozen River Snail
  • Icy Hearty Blueshell Snail

Roasted Food

  • Seared Steak
  • Seared Prime Steak
  • Seared Gourmet Steak
  • Roasted Bird Drumstick
  • Roasted Bird Thigh
  • Roasted Whole Bird
  • Roasted Bass
  • Roasted Hearty Bass
  • Roasted Hearty Salmon
  • Roasted Trout
  • Roasted Carp
  • Roasted Porgy
  • Blackened Crab
  • Sneaky River Escargot
  • Blueshell Escargot
  • Campfire Egg
  • Hard Boiled Egg (drop into hot water)
  • Toasty Hylian Shroom
  • Toasty Endura Shroom
  • Toasty Stamella Shroom
  • Toasty Rushroom
  • Toasty Razorshroom
  • Toasty Ironshroom
  • Toasty Silent Shroom
  • Toasted Hearty Truffle
  • Toasted Big Hearty Truffle
  • Toasty Chillshroom
  • Toasty Sunshroom
  • Toasty Zapshroom
  • Baked Apple
  • Roasted Acorn
  • Roasted Tree Nut
  • Charred Pepper
  • Roasted Hearty Durian
  • Baked Palm Fruit
  • Roasted Voltfruit
  • Roasted Hydromelon
  • Roasted Wildberry
  • Roasted Mighty Bananas
  • Roasted Lotus Seeds
  • Roasted Big Radish
  • Roasted Radish
  • Roasted Endura Carrot
  • Roasted Swift Carrot
  • Roasted Amoranth
  • Baked Fortified Pumpkin
  • Roasted Mighty Thistle

It's always better to make actual meals in a cooking pot, but if you can't travel to one, are stuck for inventory space, or need to cool down sharpish, then roasting and freezing food is a good fallback.  

Meat and Poultry recipes 

Killing medium sized animals like large birds, boars, goats, and deer, will reward you with meat of varying qualities. Meat doesn't add any special effect to a dish but will replenish your heart gauge to varying degrees. Once they're cooked, the number of hearts they refill will increase.

Raw bird drumstick and raw meat are at the low end of the meat scale, restoring four HP. Raw bird thigh and raw prime meat are in the middle, restoring six HP. Raw whole bird and raw gourmet meat are the top tier of meats, restoring 12.

The recipes are listed from the least to most beneficial, but if a combo might result in more than one dish, the outcome will be the better quality dish.

  • Meat Skewer - Any meat
  • Meat and Mushroom Skewer - Any meat + Any mushroom
  • Steamed Meat - Any meat + Any herb, vegetable, or flower
  • Pepper Steak - Any meat + Spicy Pepper
  • Meat and Seafood Fry - Raw Meat or Raw Bird Drumstick + Any seafood
  • Prime Meat and Seafood Fry - Raw Prime Meat or Raw Bird Thigh + Any seafood
  • Gourmet Meat and Seafood Fry - Raw Gourmet Meat or Raw Whole Bird + Any seafood
  • Copious Meat Skewers - Any combination of four different meats
  • Salt-Grilled Meat - Raw Meat or Raw Bird Drumstick + Rock Salt
  • Salt-Grilled Prime Meat - Raw Prime Meat or Raw Bird Thigh + Rock Salt
  • Salt-Grilled Gourmet Meat - Raw Gourmet Meat or Raw Whole Bird + Rock Salt
  • Spiced Meat Skewer - Raw Meat + Goron Spice
  • Prime Spiced Meat Skewer - Raw Prime Meat + Goron Spice
  • Gourmet Spiced Meat Skewer - Raw Gourmet Meat + Goron Spice
  • Glazed Meat - Any meat + Courser Bee Honey
  • Meat-Stuffed Pumpkin - Any meat + Fortified Pumpkin
  • Meaty Rice Balls - Any meat + Hylian Rice
  • Meat and Rice Bowl - Raw Meat or Raw Bird Drumstick + Hylian Rice + Rock Salt
  • Prime Meat and Rice Bowl - Raw Prime Meat or Raw Bird Thigh + Hylian Rice + Rock Salt
  • Gourmet Meat and Rice Bowl - Raw Gourmet Meat or Raw Whole Bird + Hylian Rice + Rock Salt
  • Poultry Pilaf - Raw Bird Drumstick + Hylian Rice + Bird Egg + Goat Butter
  • Prime Poultry Pilaf - Raw Bird Thigh + Hylian Rice + Bird Egg + Goat Butter
  • Gourmet Poultry Pilaf - Raw Whole Bird + Hylian Rice + Bird Egg + Goat Butter
  • Creamy Meat Soup - Any meat + Any herb, vegetable, or flower + Fresh Milk + Rock Salt
  • Meat Pie - Any meat + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter + Rock Salt
  • Poultry Curry - Raw Bird Drumstick + Hylian Rice + Goron Spice
  • Meat Curry - Raw Meat + Hylian Rice + Goron Spice
  • Prime Poultry Curry - Raw Bird Thigh + Hylain Rice + Goron Spice
  • Prime Meat Curry - Raw Prime Meat + Hylain Rice + Goron Spice
  • Gourmet Poultry Curry - Raw Whole Bird + Hylain Rice + Goron Spice
  • Gourmet Meat Curry - Raw Gourmet Meat + Hylain Rice + Goron Spice
  • Meat Stew - Raw Meat or Raw Bird Drumstick + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
  • Prime Meat Stew - Raw Prime Meat or Raw Bird Thigh + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
  • Gourmet Meat Stew - Raw Gourmet Meat or Raw Bird Thigh + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
  • Monster Stew - Any meat + Any seafood + Monster Extract

Fish and Seafood recipes 

Fish and seafood can be found lurking in and around any body of water in Hyrule. The crudest but quickest way to harvest multiple fish is to lob a bomb into the midst of them and detonate it, leaving you free to swan in and scoop up their carcasses. 

Otherwise, swimming or creeping slowly up to them and snatching them up is your other option, as well as shooting them with arrows from afar.

The recipes are listed from the least to most beneficial, but if a combo might result in more than dish, the outcome will be the better quality dish. 

  • Fish Skewer - Any fish
  • Seafood Skewer - Any crab or snail
  • Fish and Mushroom Skewer - Any Fish + Any mushroom
  • Steamed Fish - Any Fish + Any herb, vegetable or flower
  • Pepper Seafood - Any seafood + Spicy Pepper
  • Meat and Seafood Fry - Any seafood + Raw Meat or Raw Bird Drumstick
  • Prime Meat and Seafood Fry - Any seafood + Raw Prime Meat or Raw Bird Thigh
  • Gourmet Meat and Seafood Fry - Any seafood + Raw Gourmet Meat or Raw Whole Bird
  • Copious Fish Skewers - Any combination of four different fish
  • Salt-Grilled Fish - Any fish + Rock Salt
  • Salt-Grilled Crab - Any crab + Rock Salt
  • Crab Stir-Fry - Any crab + Goron Spice
  • Glazed Seafood - Any seafood + Courser Bee Honey
  • Seafood Rice Balls - Any fish + Hylian Rice
  • Seafood Fried Rice - Hearty Blueshell Snail or any porgy + Hylian Rice + Rock Salt
  • Seafood Meuniere - Any seafood + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
  • Porgy Muniere - Any porgy + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
  • Crab Omelet With Rice - Any crab + Hylian Rice + Bird Egg + Rock Salt
  • Creamy Seafood Soup - Any seafood + Fresh Milk + Rock Salt + Any herb, vegetable, or flower
  • Crab Risotto - Any crab + Hylian Rice + Goat Butter + Rock Salt
  • Salmon Risotto - Hearty Salmon + Hylian Rice + Goat Butter + Rock Salt
  • Salmon Muniere - Hearty Salmon + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
  • Fish Pie - Any seafood + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter + Rock Salt
  • Seafood Curry - Hearty Blueshell Snail or Any porgy + Hylian Rice + Goron Spice
  • Clam Chowder - Hearty Blueshell Snail + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
  • Monster Stew - Any seafood + Any meat + Monster Extract
  • Seafood Paella - Hearty Blueshell Snail + Any porgy + Hylian Rice + Goat Butter + Rock Salt

Veggie, Rice, and Egg recipes 

Herbs, fruit, and veggies can be foraged in the forests and fields of Hyrule. Ingredients like nuts and acorns can be dropped by small birds, while mushrooms can grow at the base of trees or sprout out of cliffs and high rocks.

Any recipes that call for meat, poultry, fish, or seafood won't be included here, so jump to the relevant section if you have a fish that you want to turn into something delightful. You can get your hands on rice by cutting tall grass in Hyrule Field.

The recipes are listed from the least to most beneficial, but if a combo might result in more than one dish, the outcome will be the better quality dish. 

  • Rock Hard Food - Wood or any gemstone
  • Honey Candy - Courser Bee Honey
  • Sauteed Peppers - Spicy Pepper
  • Sauteed Nuts - Any nut
  • Simmered Fruit - Any fruit
  • Fried Wild Greens - Any herb, vegetable, or flower
  • Mushroom Skewer - Any mushroom
  • Warm Milk - Fresh Milk
  • Omelet - Bird Egg
  • Fruit and Mushroom Mix - Any fruit + Any mushroom
  • Steamed Fruit - Any fruit + Any herb, vegetable, or flower
  • Steamed Mushrooms - Any mushroom + Any herb, vegetable, or flower
  • Fried Wild Greens - Any herb, vegetable, or flower + Any herb, vegetable, or flower
  • Copious Mushroom Skewers - Any combination of four different mushrooms
  • Copious Simmered Fruit - Any combination of four different fruits
  • Copious Fried Wild Greens - Any combination of four different herbs, vegetables, or flowers
  • Salt-Grilled Mushrooms - Any mushroom + Rock Salt
  • Salt-Grilled Greens - Any herb, vegetable, or flower + Rock Salt
  • Wheat Bread - Tabantha Wheat + Rock Salt
  • Herb Saute - Any herb, vegetable, or flower + Goron Spice
  • Fragrant Mushroom Saute - Any mushroom + Goron Spice
  • Honeyed Fruits - Any fruit + Courser Bee Honey
  • Honeyed Apple - Apple + Courser Bee Honey
  • Glazed Veggies- Any vegetable + Courser Bee Honey
  • Glazed Mushrooms - Any mushroom + Courser Bee Honey
  • Hot Buttered Apple Apple + Goat Butter
  • Veggie Rice Balls - Any herb, vegetable, or flower + Hylian Rice
  • Mushroom Rice Balls - Any mushroom + Hylian Rice
  • Fried Egg and Rice - Bird Egg + Hylian Rice
  • Curry Pilaf - Hylian Rice + Goron Spice + Goat Butter
  • Vegetable Omelet - Any herb, vegetable, or flower + Bird Egg + Goat Butter + Rock Salt
  • Mushroom Omelet - Any mushroom + Bird Egg + Goat Butter + Rock Salt
  • Carrot Stew - Any carrot + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
  • Cream of Vegetable Soup - Any herb, vegetable, or flower + Fresh Milk + Rock Salt
  • Veggie Cream Soup - Any carrot or pumpkin + Fresh Milk + Rock Salt
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup - Any mushroom + Any herb, vegetable, or flower + Fresh Milk + Rock Salt
  • Mushroom Risotto - Any mushroom + Hylian Rice + Goat Butter + Rock Salt
  • Vegetable Risotto - Any carrot or pumpkin +Hylian Rice + Goat Butter + Rock Salt
  • Fruit Pie - Any fruit + Tabantha Wheat + Cane Sugar + Goat Butter
  • Fried Bananas - Mighty Bananas + Tabantha Wheat + Cane Sugar
  • Egg Pudding - Bird Egg + Fresh Milk + Cane Sugae
  • Egg Tart - Bird Egg + Tabantha Wheat + Cane Sugar + Goat Butter
  • Apple Pie - Apple + Tabantha Wheat + Cane Sugar + Goat Butter
  • Plain Crepe - Bird Egg + Tabantha Wheat + Fresh Milk + Cane Sugar
  • Honey Crepe - Bird Egg + Tabantha Wheat + Fresh Milk + Cane Sugar + Courser Bee Honey
  • Wildberry Crepe - Bird Egg + Tabantha Wheat + Fresh Milk + Cane Sugar + Wildberry
  • Carrot Cake - Any carrot + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter + Cane Sugar
  • Pumpkin Pie - Fortified Pumpkin + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter + Cane Sugar
  • Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter + Cane Sugar
  • Vegetable Curry - Any carrot or pumpkin + Hylian Rice + Goron Spice
  • Pumpkin Stew - Fortified Pumpkin + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
  • Creamy Hearty Soup - Hydromelon + Any radish + Voltfruit + Fresh Milk
  • Monster Soup - Monster Extract + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
  • Monster Cake - Monster Extract + Tabantha Wheat + Cane Sugar + Goat Butter
  • Monster Rice Balls - Monster Extract + Hylian Rice + Rock Salt
  • Monster Curry - Monster Extract + Hylian Rice + Goron Spice
  • Fruitcake - Any fruit + Apple or Wildberry + Tabantha Wheat + Cane Sugar

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The Best List Of Recipes and Elixirs For Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Anybody that has played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for even half an hour would know that cooking is almost an essential part of the game. In order to survive the cold, you’ll need to cook to outlast it. In order to survive electricity, you’ll need to create an elixir to counter it.

Throughout completing side missions and speaking to people in villages, you’ll learn recipes that will help you in your quest, but we’re here to give you the best list of recipes for playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

You can cook at any pot which are placed throughout the world of Breath of the Wild. You can also use wood and a flint to create a temporary remote cooking station.

To keep it simple, there’s two ways to go about creating a cook meal.

  • Cooking food that provides a heart = More hearts
  • Mixing critters with monster parts = Elixir


The best recipes and elixirs that you can cook are below:

  • Spicy Meat and Seafood Fry: Hyrule Bass + Spicy Pepper + Raw Meet. This recipe will allow Link to gain some cold resistance. It’s essential.
  • Enduring Mushroom Skewer: Raw Meat + Endure Shroom. You’ll get a temporary boost in stamina which could save you when you’re climbing in the rain.
  • Hasty Meat and Mushroom Skewer: Mushroom and Raw Meat. This will give Link a boost in speed for when you’re running across open land with no horse.
  • Hearty Steamed Mushrooms: Hearty Truffle + Heart Radish. This will give Link three more heart containers for a short amount of time.
  • Hearty Wil Greens: Hearty Radish + Mushroom + Raw Meat + Hyrule Herb. This will give Link four more heart containers for a short amount of time.
  • Hasty Elixir: Hot-footed Frog + Monster Parts. This will increase Link’s movement speed for over 4 minutes.
  • Fairy Tonic: Fairy + Bokoblin Horn (2) + Bokoblin Fang (2). A recovery elixir that will reward Link with five extra hearts
  • Energising Elixir: Bokoblin Horn + Restless Cricket. Restores full stamina.


There’s some basic elements that you need to know about. Here they are in order of importance.

  • Spicy – Cold Resistance
  • Hearty – Health Restored
  • Energizing – Stamina Restored
  • Electro – Shock Resistance
  • Mighty – Attacked Increased
  • Chilly – Heat Resistance
  • Enduring – Extra Stamina
  • Fireproof – Flame Resistance
  • Hasty – Movement Speed Increased
  • Sneaky –Stealth Increased
  • Tough – Defence Increased

When you hear the special Zelda sound, it means that you’ve created a great meal. This could mean that any of the below bonuses will be applied to your meal.

  • Extra yellow heart
  • Three extra hearts
  • Buff increase by a further 5 minutes

Breath Of The Wild: 12 Best Cooking Recipes

Gamers don't need to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for long before they realize how important it is to keep a good supply of consumable items in their inventory. Carrying a full stock of the game's many types of arrows, hoarding a healthy supply of apples to feed horses, and having enough wood to complete key sidequests are all essential. But of the numerous types of consumables, the meals and elixirs that Link can cook and eat are the most important.

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Many items in Breath of the Wildcan be sold for a high price or be used to upgrade Link's gear. The elixirs, however, will give him the extra status enhancements that can help him dominate any fight. And the meals can save his life when things go bad quickly. This is why it is important for every player to know the best BOTW recipes for these valuable, edible assets.

Updated September 10, 2021 by Erik Petrovich: Cooking is an invaluable skill for Breath of the Wild players to learn. It creates consumables that completely change how Link interacts with the world, whether that be increasing his strength, resistance to an element, or the speed at which he completes tasks like running and climbing. Players completely new to the Breath of the Wild recipes system will find it intuitive, but there are a few details not explained in-game that every aspiring Hyrule chef should understand. For example, while any potion can be created with minimal ingredients, stronger versions of these consumables simply require more of those specific effect-boosting ingredients in the recipe.

A Basic Overview Of Cooking In BOTW

Cooking is a new mechanic to the Legend of Zelda series in Breath of the Wild. By combining monster parts, animal parts, herbs, mushrooms, gems, and other craftables in a pot Link is able to create potions and meals to aid his quest to defeat Calamity Ganon. It's a satisfying system that actually changes a lot about the way a player goes about their journey.

To cook, players must find a cooking station out in the world – and there's no shortage of these stony fires in Hyrule. Up to five ingredients can be used when cooking new recipes, and mix-and-matching ingredients with different effects tends to yield multi-effect consumables.

Some important tips to keep in mind include:

  • Combining more ingredients with the same effect amplifies that effect. For example, using two fairies in a Fairy Tonic heals more hearts than just using one.
  • Sometimes Link can create something inedible, like when combining monster parts with non-compatible ingredients. Hey, everyone's had kitchen experiments go wrong now and then.
  • Ingredients are sorted by type in Link's inventory, naturally separating non-compatible parts from one another.
  • Some meals don't need to be cooked at all. For example, killing an animal with a flame weapon creates the fully-cooked version of their dropped item.
  • Even if the player isn't going to use a cooked meal or brewed potion, they can often be sold for a decent price. Don't discard anything; sell it instead.

12 Fairy Tonic

Fairy Tonic is one of the best recipes BOTW has to learn early on thanks to its relative ease of crafting and its powerful healing effect. By combining a fairy with either a monster part, Guardian part, animal part, or a type of gemstone, Link will create a potion with a basic restorative effect that gets more powerful the more fairies are used.

The Fairy Tonic, contrary to popular belief, doesn't involve actually cooking the fairies. That would be barbaric. Instead, fairies fly away after the meal has been prepared, implying that Link only needs their essence, dust, or whatever fairies leave behind.

11 Hasty Elixir

The Hasty Elixr is a cooking recipe all players should learn if they want to get around the world of Hyrule faster. By combining the parts of a fast creature, like the Hightail Lizard, with monster parts, Link will create a long-lasting potion that increases his speed when running, swimming, or climbing.

The Hasty Elixir does not reduce the depletion of Link's stamina as he performs these activities, though, so it's still necessary to pay attention to the stamina wheel. Otherwise, Link might find himself falling off of a cliff that the player thought he could scale at this higher speed.

10 Spicy Elixir

Keeping a supply of various elixirs is essential for any player who wants to survive and thrive in Hyrule and its fascinating locales. They give powerful boosts to Link's stats and abilities, and the Spicy Elixir is one of the most valuable. Many of the mountainous regions in Hyrule are too cold for Link to traverse without facing the threat of being frozen. Drinking a Spicy Elixir is a quick and easy way to avoid an icy death.

To make a Spicy Elixir, the player must cook either a Sizzlefin Trout, Summerwing Butterfly, or a Warm Darner with any monster part. To make the strongest version of this or any elixir, the player will want to use a mix of the creature ingredients. This will also increase how long any elixir's effect will last.

9 Tough Mushroom Skewer

No matter how good a player is, Link will need to be ready to take a hit on occasion. To survive a savage blow from powerful enemies such as the fierce Lynels or the intimidating Guardians, it's a good idea for the player to prepare some meals that will give Link some much-needed durability, making it one of the best BOTW recipes.

That is where the Tough Mushroom Skewer proves to be a perfect option. By cookingmultiple Ironshrooms together, the player can net a valuable meal that both restores some hearts and offers a defense boost. Since Ironshrooms are plentiful and easy to find throughout Hyrule, it's a simple matter to casually collect them while exploring and cook a bunch at once.

8 Electro Elixir

In certain environments and when battling specific enemies and bosses, being able to defend Link against electricity is an invaluable ability. The paralyzing effects that electricity can have on him are often devasting, and they can leave him vulnerable to additional attacks. By using an Electro Elixir, the player can make things fairer for the hero.

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The Electro Elixir is made by cooking monster parts with any creature that offers shock resistance, such as the Electric Darners or Thunderwing Butterflies. After consuming this elixir, Link will still take damage from electric strikes, but the amount of damage and the overall effect will be much less crippling.

7 Enduring Fried Wild Greens

Many players, especially ones new to the game, will often focus on and stress about how many hearts Link has. However, they should also be careful not to ignore the importance of having enough stamina. A bunch of hearts won't do Link much good if he's too exhausted to run from danger or climb a large cliffside. This is why players should increase their stamina with Spirit Orbs, but they should also carry meals that will give Link an extra boost of energy.

Cooking the Enduring Fried Wild Greens is a simple process. All it takes is a single Enduring Carrot. One of these meals will restore some hearts while also completing filling Link's Stamina Wheel while giving him bonus stamina. If the player cooks more carrots together, the amount of hearts and extra stamina provided will increase, making it one of the Breath of the Wild best recipes to learn for its simplicity.

6 Chilly Elixir

In the reverse situation for the Spicy Elixir, there are times when the player needs to protect Link from the harsh heat of more arid locations, particularly the Gerudo Desert. When the sun is at its zenith, the desert can become scorching and quickly sap Link of his health.

To counteract this, the best option the player can use is to keep a stock of Chilly Elixirs. These elixirs, made from cooking any creature or plant with heat resistance (such as a Chillwing Butterfly or a Cold Darner) along with one monster part, will keep Link cool and protected as he treks across the desert sands.

5 Hearty Mushroom Skewer

As valuable as the elixirs and meals that boost Link's defense and stamina are, it's still important that the player keeps some health-restoring options somewhere in their inventory.Few such options are as beneficial as the Heart Mushroom Skewer.

Throughout Hyrule, the player can find the occasional Hearty Truffle or Big Hearty Truffle. Cooking one of these will yield this skewered meal, which can restore all of Link's hearts and give him some bonus hearts along with them. Multiple truffles can be cooked together, but this will only provide additional extra hearts. With that in mind, it's most worthwhile to cook one at a time.

4 Fireproof Elixir

Death Mountain is one of the most brutal and harsh environments in Hyrule. This mountainous terrain is teeming with rivers and pools of lava, and the heat they produce makes it impossible for the typical Hylian to traverse the area on their own. This means that without some heat-resistant gear or elixir, Link will burn up within minutes of entering the fiery domain.

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Luckily, an elixir exists that is specifically designed for this situation. The Fireproof Elixir, as with all other elixirs, is made by mixing a monster part with any of the creatures that have fire resistance. Examples would be Fireproof Lizard and the Smotherwing Butterfly. Once Link drinks it, the elixir will keep him cool and safe from the heat.

3 Mighty Simmered Fruit

There will come a time when the player needs to go on the offensive against powerful enemies. Run-ins with Lynels and Hinoxes are inevitable, and many of the game's shrines pit the player against powerful adversaries. The player will want to find the best weapons and armor for the battles, but they will also want to prepare some Mighty Simmered Fruit.

Mighty Simmered Fruit is made by cooking Mighty Bananas. The more Mighty Bananas used, the greater the boost to Link's attack power. They also, of course, will restore a number of Link's hearts. The attack-boosting effect matched with the healing effect makes for one of the best Zelda: Breath of the Wild recipes.

2 Enduring Elixir

Consuming a meal such as an Enduring Fried Wild Greens is a good option for keeping Link's energy up, but having multiple options for restoring stamina is important. With monster parts and creatures being plentiful, gaining stamina via elixirs is a quick and equally valid option.

By mixing at minimum one Tireless Frog with a single monster part, the player can create an elixir that has the same effect as the Enduring Fried Wild Greens. The greens may only need one ingredient at a minimum to create it, but the meal can only be made with an Endura carrot. If those aren't available, making an elixir is the best alternative.

1 Hearty Fried Wild Greens

As is the case with the Hearty Truffles, Hearty Radishes and Big Hearty Radishes are found throughout Hyrule. The only difference is that the radishes are slightly easier to spot thanks to both their long stems and their bright flowers.

Creating the Hearty Fried Wild Greens involves the same steps as the Hearty Mushroom Skewer. The player simply needs to cook a single Hearty Radish in a pot. Again, multiple radishes can be cooked together, but the benefit does not warrant doing so.

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Full ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Recipe Book with Meals and Elixirs

It’s traditional in Zelda games to smash pots or cut down tall grass with your sword in order to refill your heart-themed health gauge. But in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo has done things a little bit differently. Replenishing your health is all about building up a Breath of the Wild recipe book.

In this new Hyrule, you’ll have to gain health by cooking a nice meal, hunting and gathering, or brewing up a nice elixir. But, in order to reap the most benefits from your cooking sessions, it’s helpful to have a recipe book to hand.

However, the game doesn’t actually have one to help you out. Luckily for you, we’ve spent hours at the cooking pot working out the various combinations to get you the best dinners. We’ve trawled the rivers, foraged in the forest and killed a lot of critters to work out how to make the best meals and elixirs.

Cooking Guide

In order to actually cook anything you’ll need to find a cooking pot in the game. There’s one by the Old Man in the Great Plateau, but you’ll also find them at stables, towns and some enemy outposts throughout the game.

Once you’ve found one, you’ll have to go into your inventory and hold any items that you want to combine into a meal. Then back out into the main world and stand by the cooking pot. You’ll be prompted to “tap A to cook”, so just stand back and watch those items bubble into a meal.

You can always check your cooked dish for the recipe in case you want a quick reminder of how you made it too.

Zelda Breath of the Wild Recipes

There are different types of meals and Elixirs. Spicy ones will protect you from the cold, mighty ones will give you extra attack strength and energising ones will restore your stamina, for example. Just remember that you can only have one effect active at any one time, meaning if you eat a spicy meal straight after a mighty one, you’ll lose that attack bonus.

So when cooking remember not to mix in a stamella shroom with an endura shroom, because you’ll utilise neither of their stat boosting effects. Instead, mix several elements with the same boost type for maximum effect. For example, a stamella mushroom + staminoka bass = energising steamed fish dish with a stamina and health boost combo.

If you don’t accidentally follow a recipe, you’ll end up with what’s known as “dubious food”. It’ll still give you one heart, but Link won’t like it.

Zelda Breath of the Wild Recipes

Breath of the Wild Elixirs

If you’re looking for an item to boost a specific element of Link’s attributes, the best way to do this is to create an Elixir. While a meal will boost both your health and your stats, Elixir will either do one or the other.

They’re a great way to give you a boost during the intense boss battles in Breath of the Wild when you have full health but need some electric protection for example.

Here’s a list of all the Elixirs you can make and the ingredients you’ll need to make them, but they’re basically monster parts + a critter of some kind.

Zelda Breath of the Wild Recipes

Hearty Elixir

  • Provides: extra hearts
  • Requires: monster part + hearty animal (such as a hearty bass or hearty blueshell snail)

Energising Elixir

  • Provides: stamina restoration
  • Requires: monster part + energising animal (such as a bright-eyed crab or restless cricket)

Enduring Elixir

  • Provides: additional stamina
  • Requires: monster part + enduring animal (such as a tireless frog)

Fireproof Elixir

  • Provides: protection against fire
  • Requires: monster part + fireproof animal (such as a smotherwing butterfly or fireproof lizard)

Chilly Elixir

  • Provides: protection against the cold
  • Requires: monster part + chilly animal (such as a chillfin trout or winterwing butterfly)

Spicy Elixir

  • Provides: protection against the heat
  • Requires: monster part + spicy animal (such as a warm darner or summerwing butterfly)

Electro Elixir

  • Provides: protection against electricity
  • Requires: monster part + electro animal (such as a thunderwing butterfly or electric darner)

Hasty Elixir

  • Provides: increases your movement speed
  • Requires: monster part + hasty animal (such as a hot-footed frog or hightail lizard)

Sneaky Elixir

  • Provides: increases your stealth
  • Requires: monster part + sneaky animal (such as a sunset firefly or sneaky river snail)

Mighty Elixir

  • Provides: increases your attack
  • Requires: monster part + mighty animal (such as a mighty carp or mighty porgy)

Tough Elixir

    • Provides: increases your defence
    • Requires: monster part + tough animal (such as an ironshell crab or armoured carp)

Breath of the Wild Recipe Book

There are actually a plethora of base Breath of the Wild recipes to unlock in the game, all giving you a variety of health-boosting effects. If you add in items with matching stat boosting effects, as we’ve outlined before, you will add a prefix to these meals for additional effects.

Just remember:

      • hearty = heart refills and/or additional hearts
      • energising = stamina restoration
      • enduring = extra stamina
      • fireproof = flame guard
      • chilly = heat resistance
      • spicy = cold resistance
      • electro = shock resistance
      • hasty = movement speed up
      • sneaky = improves stealth
      • mighty = improves attack strength
      • tough = improves defence

Here’s the full list of base Breath of the Wild recipes:

    • Cakes = Tabantha wheat + cane sugar + goat butter + any carrot/any nut
    • Carrot Stew = fresh milk + Tabantha wheat + goat butter + any carrot
    • Clam Chowder = fresh milk + Tabantha wheat + goat butter + hearty blueshell snail
    • Copious Fish Skewers = any variety of four fish
    • Copious Fried Wild Greens = any four different vegetables, herbs or flowers
    • Copious Meat Skewers = any four different meats together
    • Copious Mushroom Skewers = any variety of four different mushrooms
    • Copious Simmered Fruits = any four different fruits
    • Crab Omelette with rice = Hylian rice + bird egg + rock salt + any crab
    • Crab Omelette with rice = Hylian rice + bird egg + rock salt + any crab
    • Crab Stir-Fry = any crab + Goron spice
    • Cream of Mushroom Soup = Hylian rice + goat butter + rock salt + any mushroom + any vegetable, herb or flower
    • Creamy Heart Soup = any radish + hydromelon + volfruit + fresh milk
    • Creamy Meat Soup = fresh milk + rock salt + any vegetable, herb or flower + any meat
    • Creme of Vegetable Soup = Hylian rice + goat butter + rock salt + any carrot or pumpkin
    • Crepes = fresh milk + bird egg + Tabantha wheat + cane sugar (+ wildberry/honey)
    • Curry Rice = Hylian rice + Goron spice
    • Egg Pudding = fresh milk + bird egg + cane sugar
    • Egg Tart = bird egg + Tabantha wheat + cane sugar + goat butter
    • Fish and Mushroom Skewer = any fish + any mushroom
    • Fish Skewer = any fishFragrant Mushroom Saute = any mushroom + Goron spice
    • Fragrant Mushroom Saute = any mushroom + Goron spice
    • Fried Bananas = mighty bananas + Tabantha milk + cane sugar
    • Fried Egg and Rice = Hylian rice + bird egg
    • Fried Wild Greens = any vegetable, herb or flower (+ any vegetable, herb or flower)
    • Fruit and Mushroom Mix = any fruit + any mushroom
    • Fruitcake = apple or wildberry + any fruit + Tabantha wheat + cane sugar
    • Glazed Meat = any meat + courser bee honey
    • Glazed Mushrooms = any mushroom + courser bee honey
    • Glazed Seafood = any seafood + courser bee honey
    • Glazed Veggies = any vegetable + courser bee honey
    • Herb Saute = any vegetable, herb or flower + Goron spice
    • Honey Candy = courser bee honey
    • Honeyed Apple = apple + courser bee honeyHoneyed Fruits = any fruit + courser bee honey
    • Honeyed Fruits = any fruit + courser bee honey
    • Hot Buttered Apple = apple + goat butter
    • Meat and Mushroom Skewer = any meat + any mushroom
    • Meat and Seafood Fry = any seafood + raw meat/prime meat/gourmet meat OR bird drumstick/bird thigh/whole bird
    • Meat Curry = raw gourmet meat/prime meat/meat + Hylian rice + Goron spice
    • Meat Skewer = any meat
    • Meat Stew = fresh milk + Tabantha wheat + goat butter + raw gourmet meat/prime meat/meat or raw bird thigh
    • Meat Stuffed Pumpkin = fortified pumpkin + any meat
    • Monster Cake = Tabantha wheat + cane sugar + goat butter + monster extract
    • Monster Curry = Hylian rice + Goron spice + monster extract
    • Monster Rice Balls = Hylian rice + rock salt + monster extract
    • Monster Soup = fresh milk + Tabantha wheat + goat butter + monster extract
    • Monster Stew = any meat + any seafood + monster extract
    • Mushroom Omelette = any mushroom + bird egg + goat butter + rock salt
    • Mushroom Skewer = any mushroom
    • Omelette = bird egg
    • Peppered Meat = any meat/any seafood + spicy pepper
    • Pies = fortified pumpkin/any fruit/any meat/apple/any seafood/apple + Tabantha wheat + cane sugar + goat butter
    • Pilafs = Hylian rice + bird egg + goat butter + raw whole bird/bird thigh/bird drumstick/Goron spice
    • Porgy Meuniere = Tabantha wheat + goat butter + any porgy
    • Poultry Curry = raw whole bird/bird thigh/drumstick + Hylian rice + Goron spice
    • Pumpkin Stew = fresh milk + Tabantha wheat + goat butter + fortified pumpkin
    • Rice Balls = Hylian rice + any meat/any fish/any mushroom/any vegetable, herb or flower
    • Rice Bowls = Hylian rice + rock salt + raw gourmet meat/prime meat/meat or raw whole bird/bird thigh/bird drumstick
    • Risottos = Hylian rice + goat butter + rock salt + hearty salmon/any crab/any mushroom/any carrot or pumpkin
    • Rock-Hard Fruit = wood or any gemstone
    • Salmon Meuniere = Tabantha wheat + goat butter + hearty salmon
    • Salt-Grilled Fish = rock salt + any crab/any fishSalt-Grilled Greens = any vegetable, herb or flower + rock salt
    • Salt-Grilled Greens = any vegetable, herb or flower + rock salt
    • Salt-Grilled Meat = rock salt + raw gourmet meat/prime meat/meat or raw whole bird/bird thigh/bird drumstick
    • Salt-Grilled Mushrooms = any mushroom + rock salt
    • Sauteed Nuts = any nutSauteed Peppers = spicy peppers
    • Sauteed Peppers = spicy peppers
    • Seafood Curry = hearty blueshell snail or any porgy + Hylian rice + Goron spice
    • Seafood FriedRice = Hylian rice + rock salt + hearty blueshell crab or any porgy
    • Seafood Meuniere = Tabantha wheat + goat butter + any seafood
    • Seafood Paella = any porgy + hearty blueshell snail + Hylian rice + goat butter + rock salt
    • Seafood Skewer = any crab or snail
    • Simmered Fruit = any fruit
    • Spiced Meat Skewers = Goron spice + raw gourmet meat/prime meat/meat
    • Steamed Dishes = any vegetable, herb or flower + any meat/any fish/any mushroom/any fruit
    • Vegetable Curry = any carrot or pumpkin + Hylian + Goron spice
    • Vegetable Omelette = any mushroom + bird egg + goat butter + rock salt
    • Veggie Cream Soup = fresh milk + rock salt + any carrot or pumpkin
    • Warm Milk = fresh milkWheat Bread = Tabantha wheat + rock salt
    • Wheat Bread = Tabantha wheat + rock salt
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