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Cooking is the act of creating food using a   Campfire, a   Cooking Pot, an   Industrial Grill, or an   Industrial Cooker.

Cooking meat requires a   Campfire or an   Industrial Grill, while cooking recipes requires a   Cooking Pot or an   Industrial Cooker.

The Basics[]

All recipes except Jerky[]

Some recipes require ingredients that you can only acquire through farming, like   Citronal,   Longrass,   Rockarrot, and   Savoroot.

Recipes[]

Recipes can be found in the inventories of various carnivores. Recipes list the ingredients that can be put in the   Cooking Pot or   Industrial Cooker in order to craft food that gives extra buffs such as increased insulation, hp regeneration, stamina regeneration, prolonged oxygen and more. The Rockwell recipe items are not required to make any foods, acting only as an in-world guideline to cook the food items.

Some advanced food can be utilized by dinosaurs. They do get the benefit of the food (195.2).

Below is an updated list of current recipes found in the world:

Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Amarberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Citronal.png Longrass.png Rockarrot.png Savoroot.png Narcotic.png Stimulant.png Cooked Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat.png
Rockwell Recipes- Enduro Stew.png   Enduro Stew +35% Melee Damage

+1.2 Health per second

15m 5h 1 10 5 5 2 9
Rockwell Recipes- Focal Chili.png   Focal Chili +25% Movement Speed

+100% Crafting Skill

15m 5h 1 10 20 20 20 5 9
Rockwell Recipes- Lazarus Chowder.png   Lazarus Chowder -85% Oxygen consumption underwater

+1.2% Stamina per second (allow constant swimming)

10m 5h 1 10 5 5 2 9
Rockwell Recipes- Calien Soup.png   Calien Soup +50 Hyperthermic Insulation

-25% Water consumption

15m 5h 1 10 20 20 5 2
Rockwell Recipes- Fria Curry.png   Fria Curry +50 Hypothermic Insulation

-25% Food consumption

15m 5h 1 10 20 5 5 2
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Fiber.png Amarberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Citronal.png Longrass.png Rockarrot.png Savoroot.png Narcotic.png Stimulant.png Sap.png Giant Bee Honey.png
Rockwell Recipes- Medical Brew.png   Medical Brew +40 Health 5s 2h 1 20 2
Rockwell Recipes- Energy Brew.png   Energy Brew +40 Stamina 5s 1h 1 20 2
  Sweet Vegetable Cake +500 Health and heals 15% HP (over 10s)

when force fed to a tamed herbivore

Instant 2h40m 1 25 2 2 2 4 4 2
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Rare Mushroom.png Rare Flower.png Raw Prime Meat.png Citronal.png Longrass.png Rockarrot.png Savoroot.png Narcotic.png Stimulant.png Cooked Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat.png
Rockwell Recipes- Shadow Steak Saute.png   Shadow Steak Saute +50 Hypothermic Insulation

+50 Hyperthermic Insulation -80% Weapon recoil

3m 5h 1 20 2 1 1 8 3
Rockwell Recipes- Battle Tartare.png   Battle Tartare +65% Melee Damage +15% Damage resistance

+50% Movement Speed +50% Food/Water consumption +Increased Stamina regen
-0.45 Health per second (-90HP total)

3m20 5h 1 20 2 3 1 1 8
Rockwell Recipes- Mindwipe Tonic.png   Mindwipe Tonic +Reset Attributes and Engrams Instant 5h 1 200 20 20 72 72 24
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Oil.png Sparkpowder.png Raw Prime Meat.png Citronal.png Longrass.png Rockarrot.png Savoroot.png Woolly Rhino Horn.png Black Pearl.png Cooked Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat.png
  Broth of Enlightenment +50% increased Experience gain 20m 5h 1 10 2 2 2 2 5 1
Rockwell Recipes- Meat Jerky.png   Cooked Meat Jerky Used for cooking kibbles 2d 1 3 1
Rockwell Recipes- Meat Jerky.png   Prime Meat Jerky Used for cooking kibbles 2d 1 3 1
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Amarberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Cactus Sap (Scorched Earth).png
  Cactus Broth (Scorched Earth) Reduce water consumption and hide partly from wild animals 10m 1h30 1 10 10 10 30
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Aggeravic Mushroom (Aberration).png Aquatic Mushroom (Aberration).png Ascerbic Mushroom (Aberration).png Auric Mushroom (Aberration).png Sap.png Congealed Gas Ball (Aberration).png
  Mushroom Brew (Aberration) Protects tame dinos from the effects of radiation 2m 5h 1 5 5 5 5 3 3
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Narcotic.png Stimulant.png Rare Flower.png Rare Mushroom.png Cooked Prime Meat.png Potent Dust (Mobile).png
Rockwell Recipes- Nir---a Tonic (torn) (Mobile).png   Nirvana Tonic (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) Resets Attributes but saves Engrams Instant 5h 1 200 72 72 20 20 24 207
  Medical Brew (Potent) (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) +70 Health 5s 2h 1 20 2 1
  Energy Brew (Potent) (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) +70 Stamina 5s 2h 1 20 2 1

Kibble[]

Egg-based Kibble are also cooked in a Cooking Pot, taking 30 seconds (4 thatch) and are used as specialized food when taming a creature. Although all kibble types will technically work to tame all creatures, certain creatures have a favorite type of Kibble that is 5x faster than regular food with much less taming effectiveness lost but using the wrong kibble is only 2/3 as effective as using the creature's regular food and will instead decrease the taming effectiveness.

In addition to the ingredients listed below, all kibble recipes require a   Waterskin with at least 25% water in it (any other Water-container works, but will be completely used up regardless of capacity).

Fertilized eggs can also be used to make Kibble. Breeding creatures is a great way to generate eggs on-demand.

Kibble Egg Type First Resource Second Resource Third Resource Fourth Resource Fifth Resource Sixth Resource
  Basic Kibble   Extra Small Egg 5x   Mejoberry 10x   Amarberry 10x   Tintoberry 1x   Cooked Meat 5x   Fiber Water (such as 1x Full   Waterskin)
  Simple Kibble   Small Egg 2x   Rockarrot 1x   Cooked Fish Meat -
  Regular Kibble   Medium Egg 2x   Longrass 2x   Savoroot 1x   Cooked Meat Jerky -
  Superior Kibble   Large Egg 2x   Citronal 2x   Rare Mushroom 1x   Prime Meat Jerky 1x   Sap
  Exceptional Kibble   Extra Large Egg 10x   Mejoberry 1x   Rare Flower 1x   Focal Chili -
  Extraordinary Kibble   Special Egg 1x   Giant Bee Honey 1x   Lazarus Chowder -

Kibble (Mobile)[]

Logo Mobile.svg This section is about a feature exclusively available on Mobile

Each Kibble, shown below, is cooked with a specific egg with 1 of the   Crops and 1 of either   Cooked Meat,   Cooked Meat Jerky or   Prime Meat Jerky, in addition, almost all kibble recipes require 2 ×   Mejoberries, 3 ×   Fiber and a   Waterskin (or other water-container) with at least 25% water in it. Quetzal Egg kibble is currently the only exception which requires 100 ×   Mejoberries and 120 ×   Fiber instead of the aforementioned quantities.

Kibble Egg Plant Matter Other Ingredient(s) Favorite Kibble for Kibble Value
  Kibble (Allosaurus Egg)   Allosaurus Egg   Savoroot   Cooked Prime Meat   Tapejara,   Royal Griffin** 10
  Kibble (Ankylo Egg)   Ankylo Egg   Savoroot   Prime Meat Jerky   Carno 5
  Kibble (Araneo Egg)*   Araneo Egg   Rockarrot   Prime Meat Jerky N/A
  Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg)   Archaeopteryx Egg   Longrass   Cooked Fish Meat   Diplocaulus 3
  Kibble (Argentavis Egg)   Argentavis Egg   Citronal   Prime Meat Jerky   Spino 10
  Kibble (Baryonyx Egg)   Baryonyx Egg   Savoroot   Raw Fish Meat   Megatherium 5
  Kibble (Bronto Egg)   Bronto Egg   Rockarrot   Cooked Meat Jerky   Sabertooth 15
  Kibble (Carbonemys Egg)   Turtle Egg   Rockarrot   Prime Meat Jerky   Bronto 5
  Kibble (Carno Egg)   Carno Egg   Savoroot   Cooked Meat   Trike,   Direwolf,   Dire Bear 5
  Kibble (Compy Egg)   Compy Egg   Citronal   Cooked Fish Meat   Iguanodon 1
  Kibble (Dilo Egg)   Dilo Egg   Citronal   Cooked Meat Jerky   Ankylo,   Doedicurus,   Equus,   Pachy 1
  Kibble (Dimetrodon Egg)   Dimetrodon Egg   Citronal   Cooked Meat Jerky   Gallimimus 5
  Kibble (Dimorph Egg)   Dimorph Egg   Longrass   Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky   Megaloceros 3
  Kibble (Diplo Egg)   Diplo Egg   Savoroot   Rare Flower   Allosaurus 5
  Kibble (Dodo Egg)   Dodo Egg   Rockarrot   Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky   Pteranodon,   Ichthyosaurus,   Mesopithecus 1
  Kibble (Gallimimus Egg)   Gallimimus Egg   Savoroot   Cooked Meat Jerky   Terror Bird,   Castoroides 3
  Kibble (Griffin Egg)   Griffin Egg   Savoroot
  Longrass
  Citronal
  Cooked Prime Meat
  Snake Plant Seeds
  Royal Griffin,   Unicorn 30
  Kibble (Iguanodon Egg)   Iguanodon Egg   Rare Mushroom   Prime Meat Jerky   Daeodon 5
  Kibble (Kairuku Egg)   Kairuku Egg   Savoroot   Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky   Angler 1
  Kibble (Kaprosuchus Egg)   Kaprosuchus Egg   Savoroot   Prime Meat Jerky 5
  Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg)   Lystro Egg   Rockarrot   Cooked Prime Meat, Cooked Prime Fish Meat, or Prime Meat Jerky   Diplodocus 1
  Kibble (Megalosaurus Egg)   Megalosaurus Egg   Rockarrot 2 ×   Prime Meat Jerky   Therizinosaur 15
  Kibble (Moschops Egg)   Moschops Egg   Savoroot   Cooked Meat Jerky   Purlovia 10
  Kibble (Oviraptor Egg)   Oviraptor Egg   Longrass   Prime Meat Jerky   Megalosaurus 3
  Kibble (Pachy Egg)   Pachy Egg   Citronal   Cooked Meat   Paracer 3
  Kibble (Pachyrhino Egg)   Pachyrhino Egg   Citronal   Cooked Prime Fish Meat   Baryonyx 5
  Kibble (Parasaur Egg)   Parasaur Egg   Longrass   Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky   Raptor 1
  Kibble (Pegomastax Egg)   Pegomastax Egg   Citronal   Raw Prime Fish Meat ?
  Kibble (Pelagornis Egg)   Pelagornis Egg   Citronal 10 ×   Chitin   Archaeopteryx 5
  Kibble (Pteranodon Egg)   Pteranodon Egg   Rockarrot   Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky   Carbonemys 3
  Kibble (Pulmonoscorpius Egg)   Pulmonoscorpius Egg   Longrass   Prime Meat Jerky   Rex,   Beelzebufo 5
  Kibble (Quetzal Egg)   Quetzal Egg 3 ×   Rockarrot 3 ×   Prime Meat Jerky   Mosasaurus,   Giganotosaurus,   Dimetrodon 15
  Kibble (Raptor Egg)   Raptor Egg   Longrass   Cooked Meat Jerky   Mammoth 3
  Kibble (Rex Egg)   Rex Egg   Longrass   Prime Meat Jerky   Plesiosaur,   Quetzal 15
  Kibble (Sarco Egg)   Sarco Egg   Rockarrot   Cooked Meat Jerky   Stegosaurus 5
  Kibble (Spino Egg)   Spino Egg   Savoroot   Prime Meat Jerky   Megalodon 10
  Kibble (Stego Egg)   Stego Egg   Citronal   Prime Meat Jerky   Argentavis 5
  Kibble (Tapejara Egg)   Tapejara Egg   Rockarrot   Cooked Prime Meat   Kaprosuchus 10
  Kibble (Terror Bird Egg)   Terror Bird Egg   Citronal   Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky   Woolly Rhino 5
  Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg)   Therizino Egg   Citronal   AnglerGel   Basilosaurus 15
  Kibble (Titanboa Egg)   Titanoboa Egg   Longrass   Cooked Meat Jerky   Gigantopithecus,   Dunkleosteus 10
  Kibble (Trike Egg)   Trike Egg   Savoroot   Cooked Meat Jerky   Sarco 3

* = This Kibble is not craftable.

** = This Creature prefers another Kibble over this one, but this Kibble can still be used to tame the Creature effectively.

RP Oriented Cooking System[]

The Custom Cooking System allows survivors to create their own   Custom Consumable items with custom names and ingredients to provide different effects. In order to create a custom recipe, the items one wishes to use in the recipe should be placed into a   Cooking Pot (However, this is not required as they can be added into the recipe in the cooking screen).

  • A   Note MUST be placed in the   Cooking Pot before continuing. Once the note is placed inside the inventory, exit the inventory and hold E to access the options menu and select the Create New Recipe option. A new menu will appear with the ingredients in the cooking pot and other options as well, such as the options to choose the name and description of the consumable, as well as the dish type and icon/icon color, with 3 icons for each and a precise RGB color slider with color presets. Currently, the menu does not allow hotkey transfer of items, so they must be moved by dragging and dropping the items.
  • Once satisfied with all options, click Make Recipe to finalize the recipe, and the new recipe will placed into the character inventory.
  • Place the finished recipe into the cooking pot or   Industrial Cooker with the required ingredients and light the fire to begin the cooking process.
  • Only eight stacks of ingredients can be in a single recipe.
  • Drugs and Premade Dishes can not be used in a recipe.
  • All drinks require a   Waterskin with at least 25% water; however, foods do not require water, unlike any   Rockwell Recipes.
  • See the Custom Consumable page for values and the consumable calculator.
  • Crafting Skill provides a bonus to the stats of the recipe when it's created. When cooking, the crafting speed has no influence.
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