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ARK Survival Ascended Cooking: All Recipes & Ingredients

Hone your culinary skills with our guide exploring all the recipes and their cooking ingredients in ARK Survival Ascended.
ARK Survival Ascended Cooking: All Recipes & Ingredients
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Food is often underestimated in ARK Survival Ascended because hunger is a relatively passive and forgiving stat. However, when facing hunger or confronting challenging situations, having the ability to cook can be a literal lifesaver. Cooking food holds various importance in the game, and understanding the recipes and required ingredients is crucial, especially in mid-to-late gameplay.

This guide will provide a concise walkthrough of all the cooking recipes in ARK Survival Ascended, along with the necessary ingredients for each meal. Additionally, we'll explore how some of these meals offer more benefits than simply filling your stomach. So, grab your pots, and let's dive into the world of cooking.

All Recipes and Ingredients in ARK Survival Ascended

Before delving into the specific recipes and ingredients, let's initially cover the fundamentals of cooking in ARK Survival Ascended. The primary requirement is a cooking vessel, which can be a Cooking Pot or an Industrial Cooker.

ARK Survival Ascended Cooking Guide Recipes And Ingredients Cooking pot requirements
Before you start crafting the recipes listed below, be sure you have a cooking pot or industrial cooker. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

The Cooking Pot takes roughly 60 seconds to cook food and requires 8x Thatch, 2x Wood, or 1x Sparkpowder per recipe as fuel. On the other hand, the Industrial Cooker is 12 times faster, capable of holding more items, can be irrigated, and is fueled by 1 × Gasoline for 15 minutes.

Once you have this covered, the next essential is either a Waterskin, Water Jar, or Canteen filled to at least 25%, as this water will be used in the cooking pot along with other ingredients for all meals. Additionally, it's crucial to note that some recipes necessitate ingredients that can only be obtained through farming, such as Citronal, Longrass, Rockarrot, and Savoroo. And with that covered, let's now delve into the recipes and ingredients used in cooking.

Enduro Stew

  • Ingredients:
      • 9 × Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky
      • 5 × Rockarrot
      • 5 × Savoroot
      • 10 × Mejoberry
      • 2 × Stimulant
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +35% Melee Damage
      • +1.2 Health per second

Focal Chili

  • Ingredients:
      • 9 × Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky
      • 5 × Citronal
      • 20 × Amarberry
      • 20 × Azulberry
      • 20 × Tintoberry
      • 10 × Mejoberry
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +25% Movement Speed
      • +100% Crafting Skill

Lazarus Chowder

  • Ingredients:
      • 9 × Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky
      • 5 × Savoroot
      • 5 × Longrass
      • 10 × Mejoberry
      • 2 × Narcotic
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • -85% Oxygen consumption underwater
      • +1.2% Stamina per second (allow constant swimming)

Calien Soup

  • Ingredients:
      • 5 × Citronal
      • 20 × Tintoberry
      • 20 × Amarberry
      • 10 × Mejoberry
      • 2 × Stimulant
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +50 Hyperthermic Insulation
      • -25% Water consumption

Fria Curry

  • Ingredients:
      • 5 × Longrass
      • 5 × Rockarrot
      • 20 × Azulberry
      • 10 × Mejoberry
      • 2 × Narcotic
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +50 Hypothermic Insulation
      • -25% Food consumption

Medical Brew

  • Ingredients:
      • 20 × Tintoberry
      • 2 × Narcotic
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +40 Health
      • Duration: 5s

Energy Brew

  • Ingredients:
      • 20 × Azulberry
      • 2 × Stimulant
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +40 Stamina
      • Duration: 5s

Sweet Vegetable Cake

  • Ingredients:
      • 2 × Giant Bee Honey
      • 4 × Sap
      • 2 × Rockarrot
      • 2 × Longrass
      • 2 × Savoroot
      • 4 × Stimulant
      • 25 × Fiber
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +500 Health and heals 15% HP (over 10s)
      • Instant

Shadow Steak Saute

  • Ingredients:
      • 3 × Cooked Prime Meat, Cooked Prime Fish Meat, Cooked Lamb Chop, or Prime Meat Jerky
      • 20 × Mejoberry
      • 8 × Narcotic
      • 2 × Rare Mushroom
      • 1 × Savoroot
      • 1 × Rockarrot
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +50 Hypothermic Insulation
      • +50 Hyperthermic Insulation
      • -80% Weapon recoil
      • Duration: 3m

Battle Tartare

  • Ingredients:
      • 3 × Raw Prime Meat, Raw Prime Fish Meat, or Raw Mutton
      • 20 × Mejoberry
      • 8 × Stimulant
      • 2 × Rare Flower
      • 1 × Citronal
      • 1 × Longrass
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +65% Melee Damage
      • +15% Damage resistance
      • +50% Movement Speed
      • +50% Food/Water consumption
      • Increased Stamina regen
      • -0.45 Health per second (-90HP total)
      • Duration: 3m20

Mindwipe Tonic

  • Ingredients:
      • 24 × Cooked Prime Meat, Cooked Prime Fish Meat, Cooked Lamb Chop, or Prime Meat Jerky
      • 200 × Mejoberry
      • 72 × Narcotic
      • 72 × Stimulant
      • 20 × Rare Mushroom
      • 20 × Rare Flower
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +Reset Attributes and Engrams
      • Instant

Broth of Enlightenment

  • Ingredients:
      • 10 × Mejoberry
      • 2 × Rockarrot
      • 2 × Longrass
      • 2 × Savoroot
      • 2 × Citronal
      • 5 × Deathworm Horn or Woolly Rhino Horn
      • 1 × Black Pearl
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • +50% increased Experience gain
      • Duration: 20m

Cooked Meat Jerky

  • Ingredients:
      • 1 × Cooked Meat
      • 1 × Oil
      • 3 × Sparkpowder
  • Effects:
      • Used for cooking kibbles

Prime Meat Jerky

  • Ingredients:
      • 1 × Cooked Prime Meat
      • 1 × Oil
      • 3 × Sparkpowder
  • Effects:
      • Used for cooking kibbles

Cactus Broth

  • Ingredients:
      • 10 × Mejoberry
      • 30 × Cactus Sap
      • 10 × Azulberry
      • 10 × Amarberry
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • Reduce water consumption and hide partly from wild animals
      • Duration: 10m

Mushroom Brew

  • Ingredients:
      • 5 × Aggeravic Mushroom
      • 5 × Aquatic Mushroom
      • 5 × Ascerbic Mushroom
      • 5 × Auric Mushroom
      • 3 × Sap
      • 3 × Congealed Gas Ball
      • 1 × Water
  • Effects:
      • Protects tame dinos from the effects of radiation
      • Duration: 2m
ARK Survival Ascended Cooking Guide Recipes And Ingredients Overview and uses
Each of these meals has its own unique perks making them well worth the resources and effort as they can help you out when exploring or surviving tough situations. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

And there you have it, a full breakdown of the cooking process and the recipes you'll be whipping up in ARK Survival Ascended. Players can also cook up Kibble using the same method, which is a vital resource when taming creatures, so be sure to check out our full Kibble crafting guide here, and as always, best of luck to all our fellow adventurers.