The kitchen is one of the main components of Disney Dreamlight Valley. You’ll want to know how to cook to complete quests, earn Dreamlight, increase energy, help Chez Remy, sell meals, and offer meals to villagers. There are plenty of tasks that will benefit from knowing how to cook, so you want to make sure you do it right with our Disney Dreamlight Valley Cooking Guide Explained.
While you can spend time in the game looking for different ingredients and experimenting on the stovetop, you can also find recipes through different quests or randomly as you roam the valley. But first, you’ll want to know how to unlock the kitchen and get a stove.
Once you’ve established that, you have a place to cook. Now you just need to know how to cook, find recipes and what ingredients are available in the valley. For that, we’ve put together a handy guide jumping into all the ways to cook in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Let’s cook!
Disney Dreamlight Valley Kitchen Explained
Cooking is one of the first mechanics introduced in the game and there is a good reason for that. As mentioned, cooking is important in different ways to progress through the valley. And while we’ll get to the concept of recipes later, you need to know how to cook first.
Cooking basically requires you to interact with a stove, drop in ingredients from your inventory, make sure you also have coal ore (which can be found everywhere), and cook your chosen ingredients to make a meal.
These ingredients can be researched, farmed, purchased, or fished throughout the valley in specific biomes. You’ll want to head to your Collection > Ingredients tab to find out where each ingredient can be found and Collection > Fish if you’re looking to cook something fishy.
Tip: Be sure to hang out with a villager who has been granted a certain encounter bonus when searching for ingredients. For example, if you are looking for ingredients, your companion can find more items when harvesting crops and wild fruits. We’ve got more on the power to level friendships fast in Disney Dreamlight Valley in our handy guide.
Each meal you prepare comes with a star rating which directly translates to the number of ingredients needed to prepare it. For example, a Lobster Roll has five ingredients, giving it a five-star rating. A fruit salad is made from one type of fruit, giving it a one-star rating. One important note though – you can’t just add different types of fruit to increase the rating, it will always stay the same. So no matter how much fruit you put in your fruit salad, it will always be one.
There are also options on your stove to save time. The history, for example, allows you to go back to the meals you have cooked in order to reproduce them. Recipes can be displayed to scroll and find the recipe you want, then autofill can be chosen to fill your pot with whatever you need. This part gets a little easier once you discover more recipes – which we’ll get to now.
Meals are divided into three different categories – Appetizers, Starters and Desserts – of which there are 164 to discover. Then you’ll want to keep busy in the kitchen.
Disney Dreamlight Valley how to find recipes
There are two ways to find recipes in Disney Dreamlight Valley. One requires guesswork and the other requires time, effort, and valley hunting.
Some recipes will ask you to find specific ingredients to cook the right meal, while others will suggest food categories. For example, wheat and any fish for a fish sandwich rather than specifically rainbow trout. So while some are easier to guess, others are more specific.
Discover Recipes at Disney Dreamlight Valley
One way to find recipes is to discover them hidden in the valley. You’ll find recipe books randomly as you travel through the game, but it’s pretty rare, which means it’s not really the best way to get them.
While Remy’s Kingdom will teach you a few things and is a great place to experiment with ingredients, even if you can’t take your ingredients or home-cooked meals, it’s really the main place where you’ll learn a few recipes. and that’s all . Our next option offers a bit more luck.
Experiment with recipes in Disney Dreamlight Valley
The alternative way to discover recipes in Disney Dreamlight Valley is to experiment a bit in the kitchen. You can take inspiration from recipes, but unlike crafting, you won’t receive any specifics about what you’re looking for.
Each category comes with an icon that can guide you somewhat, but you’ll really just have to throw it in a pot and hope for the best. The further you progress in the game, the more likely you are to figure out the type of ingredients that will make up a meal just because you finally unlocked them.
As you progress through Disney Dreamlight Valley, more and more ingredients will be found, researched, grown, and purchased from the various stalls run by Goofy in each biome. Below is the list of ingredients that you will seek to find and that will make up the recipes you will cook.
- Vegetables – Asparagus, Pepper, Carrot, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Leek, Lettuce, Okra, Onion, Potato, Pumpkin, Spinach, Tomato, Zucchini
- Fruits – Apple, Banana, Blueberry, Cherry, Cacao Bean, Coconut, Currant, Lemon, Raspberry
- Grains – canola, corn, rice, soybeans, sugar cane, wheat
- Chez Remy’s Pantry – Butter, Cheese, Egg, Milk, Peanut, Ice Cream Slush
- Spices and herbs – basil, garlic, ginger, mint, mushroom, oregano, vanilla
- Seafood – Clams, Oysters, Scallops
Our Disney Dreamlight Valley Ingredients Guide details how to get it all. We also have a guide on how to get and where to find all fish in Disney Dreamlight Valley, all of which are very useful ingredients and form the basis of many recipes.
That’s all there is to know about cooking at Disney Dreamlight Valley. Of course there are always the best Disney Dreamlight Valley recipes to fall back on and for that we have worked hard for you.