Minecraft Food Guide: The Best Food and Cooking Recipes
When playing Minecraft, your hunger bar slowly drops and needs to be replenished with food. Certain activities like running around your Minecraft house will exhaust your hunger even more quickly. If you don’t eat anything, you will begin to suffer health damage over time.
There are so many different types of food in the game and some are easier to find than others. Some types of foods include animal meats, agricultural crops, and fish. Usually, cooked meat products from animals are some of the best and most accessible foods to restore hunger. This guide will go over the best foods in Minecraft and how to cook them.
we get into the best foods, it’s first important to understand how hunger works in Minecraft. Each food restores two important values: hunger and saturation (satiety/fullness).
Hunger is the food icon visible above the player’s main inventory bar and appears as a row of small meat icons. Each player can have a maximum of 20 hunger points (with each full meat icon worth 2 hunger points). So, for example, if you were to eat an apple that restores 4 hunger points, you would instantly add 2 meat icons to your hunger bar.
Saturation is more complicated and is an invisible value that determines how long a food keeps you full before the hunger bar starts to go down again. Have you ever noticed that eating a cookie doesn’t keep you full for long, but eating a steak does? This is because steak has a much higher saturation level than a cookie.
Minecraft Food Levels When comparing all the different foods in Minecraft, some are definitely better than others. However, the best foods are usually harder or more complicated to obtain. It can be difficult to get the best food in your storage room or kitchen early on.
To classify each food, it is important to consider these factors: restoration of hunger, restoration of saturation and general utility. Some other lists look only at the numbers and rank vegetables pretty high, however, I don’t think eating 5 beets is “better” or the same as eating a loaf.
Level S (Best)
Restoring Food Hunger Restoring Saturation Golden Carrot 6 14.4 Golden Apple 4 9.6 Level A (
) Minecraft Food Restoring Food Hunger Restoring Saturation Steak 8 12.8 Cooked Pork Chop 8 12.8 Cooked Lamb 6 9.6 Cooked Salmon 6 9.6 Rabbit Stew 10 12
Level B (Average) Minecraft Food
Restoration of food hunger Restoration of saturation Bread 5 6 Beet soup 6 7.2 Baked potato 5 6 Mushroom stew 6 7.2 Cooked chicken 6 7.2 Cooked cod 5 6 Cooked rabbit 5 6 Suspicious stew 6 7.2 Pumpkin pie 8 4.8
C Level (poor
) Minecraft Food Food hunger Restoration Saturation restoration Apple 4 2.4 Fruit chorus 4 2.4 Raw meat 3 1.8 Pork chop raw 3 1.8 Raw rabbit 3 1.8 Carrot 3 3.6
Level D (Terrible) Minecraft Food Food
Hunger Restoration Saturation restoration Slice of cake 2 0.4 Cookie 2 0.4 Raw lamb 2 1.2 Raw chicken 2 1.2 Raw cod 2 0.4 Raw salmon 2 0.4 Glowing berries 2 0.4 Tropical fish 1 0.2 Pufferfish 1 0.2 Rotten meat 1 0.2 – 0.6 Sweet berries 2 0.4 – 1.2 Beetroot 1 1.2 Potato 1 0.6 Slice of Melon 2 1.2
Minecraft Food for Beginners
When you start, you may be wondering what is the best food for beginners in Minecraft. Usually, the easiest foods to get early are apples (from the leaves of trees) and bread (grown from wheat). Both are very easily accessible, as you will find apples simply cutting trees and wheat seeds that can be found simply by cleaning the grass.
Keep in mind that wheat seeds should be planted in tilled soil (soil with a hoe), close to water and with enough light to grow. Some Minecraft biomes don’t have many trees (like deserts or plains), so for your first survival base it may be a good idea to build near a forest or similar biome.
Later, raising animals such as cows for meat/steak is an excellent source of food in general. Cows can be easily raised for meat by right-clicking on two nearby cows while holding wheat in hand. For more information on animal husbandry, see this article.
How to cook
meat in Minecraft
All “raw” meats can be cooked in an oven, similar to how minerals are melted into ingots. The cooked version of meat is significantly better at relieving hunger and providing fullness (saturation). Potatoes can also be cooked this way to make baked potatoes.
to make bread in Minecraft
Bread can be made by combining 3 wheats horizontally on a craft table. Bread does not need to be “baked” in an oven or combined with other ingredients such as eggs or milk.
Pumpkin Pie Recipe Pumpkin pie is
made by combining 1 sugar, 1 pumpkin and 1 egg on a craft table.
<img src="https://ender-chest.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/modern-minecraft-house-design.jpg" alt="Minecraft
Cookies are made by combining 2 wheat beans and 1 cocoa grain on a craft table. <img
src=”https://ender-chest.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/minecraft-pumpkin-pie-recipe.jpg” alt=”Minecraft cookie recipe” />
The cakes are made by combining 3 wheat, 3 milk, 1 egg and 2 sugar on a craft table.
Beet soup recipe Beet soup is made by combining 6 beets and 1 bowl on a craft table. <img src="https://ender-chest.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/minecraft-cake-recipe.jpg" alt="Minecraft
Soup Recipe” /> Mushroom Stew Recipe Mushroom stew is made by combining 1 red mushroom, 1 brown mushroom
and 1 bowl on a craft table.
Rabbit Stew Recipe
stew is made by combining 1 cooked rabbit, 1 carrot, 1 baked potato, 1 red mushroom and 1 bowl on a craft table.
How to Get Golden Apples and Golden Carrots in Minecraft
Golden carrots and golden apples can be made or found as treasure in the world
. Golden apple recipe A golden apple is made by combining 8 gold bars and 1
on a craft table. Golden carrot recipe Golden carrots are made by combining 8 gold nuggets
and 1 carrot on a craft table.