Minecraft Cooking Guide (Animal Products Edition)

Today, in 2021, Minecraft has achieved a global presence of 126 million players, making it one of the most popular games today. And it’s growing more by the day, with new players joining the game to spend their time having fun.

If you’re one of the newer players, you’ve probably experienced some food-related recipes and understand how crafting superior food can help you go through the game easier. In this article, you’ll find some nice recipes that could help you in your journey.

Cooking Food in Minecraft

Before we begin with the recipes, let’s talk about cooking.

Cooking food involves either crafting new food from ingredients or smelting food using a Furnace. Recently after update 1.9 Smokers were introduced, the Smoker can help you cut the cooking time down by half, making it a much more efficient option.

To learn how to create a Smoker, take a look at this Smoker Minecraft guide.

Cooking food will provide enhanced effects and even remove some negative effects such as the Hunger Effect some food induces, such as the Pufferfish.

Animal Product Recipes.

Cooking animal products will provide you with enhanced benefits. Animal product recipes include:

Steaks

To cook a Steak, place a Raw Steak inside a Furnace or a Smoker, and place fuel (such as coal), then proceed to cook.

A Steak restores 1.5 hunger bars and 1.8 hunger saturation.

Cooked Porkchops

To cook a Raw Porkchop, place a Raw Porkchop inside a Furnace or a Smoker, and put fuel in the lower grid, then proceed to cook.

A Cooked Porkchop restores four health bars and 12.8 hunger saturation.

Cooked Mutton

To cook a Mutton, place a Raw Mutton inside a Furnace or a Smoker, and place fuel similar to the previous two food recipes, then proceed to cook.

A Cooked Mutton restores three hunger bars and provides 9.6 saturation points.

Cooked Chicken

Cooking a Raw Chicken will both increase the food meter replenishment and remove the Hunger Effect, which is a negative effect. To cook a Raw Chicken, follow the same process as above using a Furnace or a Smoker.

A Cooked Chicken restores three health bars and 7.2 hunger saturation.

Cooked Rabbit

A Cooked Rabbit will restore 2.5 hunger bars and six saturation points. It is cooked using a Furnace or a Smoker, rather than a crafting table.

Cooked Cod

Formerly known as a Cooked Fish, a Cooked Cod is created by smelting a Cod inside a Furnace or a Smoker. The Cooked Cod provides 2.5 hunger bars and six saturation points.

Cooked Salmon

Similar to the previous types of cooked animal products, to cook a Salmon, simply open your Furnace or your Smoker, and place the Raw Salmon on the top grid, and add fuel to the bottom grid. Wait for the Salmon to cook, and you should be done.

A Cooked Salmon restores three hunger bars and provides 9.6 saturation points.