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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[]

  • Require a  Waterskin,  Water Jar or  Canteen that is at least 25% full.
  • Take 60 seconds to cook in a  Cooking Pot (8x  Thatch or 2x  Wood or 1x  Sparkpowder per recipe.)
  • Cook using an  Industrial Cooker is 12x faster, and it can hold much more items, can be irrigated and is powered by 1 ×  Gasoline for 15 minutes.
  • Take 5 hours to spoil.
  • Can be placed on a creature to extend spoiling time to 20 hours.
  • Can be placed in a  Preserving Bin to extend spoiling time to 2 days.
  • Can be placed in a  Refrigerator to extend spoiling time to 20 days.

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)[]

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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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