All Cooking Ingredients in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Every ingredient needed across all Cooking DIY Recipes.

A huge part of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 free update was cooking. There are over 100 different dishes in the game, many of which you can make yourself with DIY Recipes and Cooking Ingredients. There are 42 different Cooking Ingredients in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Cooking Ingredients include fruits, vegetables, fungi, fish, shellfish, and more. Here is every Cooking Ingredient in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Primary Cooking Ingredients

These are raw materials or items that can be harvested, collected, fished, etc.


  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Coconut
  • Orange
  • Pear
  • Peach

Vegetables and other Plant-Based

  • Bamboo Shoot
  • Carrot
  • Clump of Weeds
  • Mushroom*
    • Flat Mushroom
    • Rare Mushroom
    • Round Mushroom
    • Skinny Mushroom
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
    • Green Pumpkin
    • Orange Pumpkin
    • Yellow Pumpkin
    • White Pumpkin
  • Seaweed
  • Sugarcane
  • Tomato
  • Turnips
  • Wheat

*While Elegant Mushrooms are vegetables, they are not a cooking ingredient because players cannot prepare or create any dishes with them.

Related: How to get every vegetable in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Fish and other Seafood

  • Anchovy
  • Barred Knifejaw
  • Blue Marlin
  • Dab
  • Horse Mackerel
  • Manila Clam
  • Olive Flounder
  • Red Snapper
  • Salmon
  • Scallop
  • Sea Bass
  • Squid
  • Sweet Shrimp
  • Tiger Prawn

There are other Fish and Sea Creatures in the game, but none of them can be cooked with.

Secondary Cooking Ingredients

These ingredients have to be made by cooking primary Cooking Ingredients.

  • Flour (requires 5 Wheat)
    • Flour
    • Whole-Wheat Flour
  • Sugar (requires 5 Sugarcane)
    • Sugar
    • Brown Sugar
  • Tomato Puree (requires 3 Tomatoes)

For more Animal Crossing content, check out How to get Crops in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Pro Game Guides.

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