In Stardew Valley, players will want to build a lot of items and craft all kinds of things that they wouldn’t even imagine at the start of the game.
To make new things in Stardew Valley, you will first need to discover their recipes. This works the same way for both craftable items and cooking dishes.
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Unfortunately, the game never makes it clear how you are supposed to get all of these recipes, so we will do our best to help you out.
To get new recipes in Stardew Valley, you will have to either level up a skill, befriend villagers, watch TV, or purchase them from various traders.
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How to Get Recipes in Stardew Valley
There are two types of recipes you can get in Stardew Valley:
- Cooking Recipes
- Crafting Recipes
Both of them are very different, but you will need to know how to get them both.
How to Get Cooking Recipes in Stardew Valley
As opposed to crafting recipes, there are quite a few ways to get cooking recipes in Stardew Valley:
- Befriend Villagers
- Watch The Queen of Sauce on TV
- Purchase from Stardrop Saloon
- Level Up Skills
One of the main ways to unlock new cooking recipes in Stardew Valley is to befriend villagers.
Once you get to either 3 or 7 friendship hearts with them, you will get a new recipe in the mail.
Here is a list of all the cooking recipes you can get from villagers in Stardew Valley:
- Parsnip Soup – Caroline (3 hearts)
- Vegetable Medley – Caroline (7 hearts)
- Algae Soup – Clint (3 hearts)
- Bean Hotpot – Clint (7 hearts)
- Fried Mushroom – Demetrius (3 hearts)
- Autumn’s Bounty – Demetrius (7 hearts)
- Salad – Emily (3 hearts)
- Red Plate – Emily (7 hearts)
- Cookie – Evelyn (4 hearts)
- Rice Pudding – Evelyn (7 hearts)
- Fried Eel – George (3 hearts)
- Spicy Eel – George (7 hearts)
- Salmon Dinner – Gus (3 hearts)
- Cranberry Sauce – Gus (7 hearts)
- Fried Calamari – Jodi (3 hearts)
- Ice Cream – Jodi (7 hearts)
- Crispy Bass – Kent (3 hearts)
- Super Meal – Kent (7 hearts)
- Poi – Leo (3 hearts)
- Mango Sticky Rice – Leo (7 hearts)
- Spaghetti – Lewis (3 hearts)
- Eggplant Parmesan – Lewis (7 hearts)
- Sashimi – Linus (3 hearts)
- Fish Taco – Linus (7 hearts)
- Pale Broth – Marnie (3 hearts)
- Rhubarb Pie – Marnie (7 hearts)
- Miner’s Treat – Mining Level 3
- Cheese Cauliflower – Pam (3 hearts)
- Stuffing – Pam (7 hearts)
- Blueberry Tart – Pierre (3 hearts)
- Pumpkin Soup – Robin (7 hearts)
- Tom Kha Soup – Sandy (7 hearts)
- Pepper Poppers – Shane (3 hearts)
- Strange Bun – Shane (7 hearts)
- Chowder – Willy (3 hearts)
- Escargot – Willy (5 hearts)
- Fish Stew – Willy (7 hearts)
The Queen of Sauce
Every day in Stardew Valley, a new channel will become available on the TV.
Most of them won’t have anything useful for you since they mostly work as tutorials, but The Queen of Sauce will give you new cooking recipes for free.
All you need to do is make sure to watch TV on the right days, and you will get all the recipes you need.
However, if you miss the date, then you will have to hope that you will get it on a rerun.
The Queen of Sauce airs every Sunday, starting from Spring 7, teaching you new cooking recipes each week. If you missed out on some recipes, you have a chance to see them on a random rerun on Wednesdays.
Here are all the cooking recipes you can get from the Queen of Sauce, as well as the dates the show airs in Stardew Valley:
- Stir Fry – 7 Spring, Year 1
- Coleslaw – 14 Spring, Year 1
- Radish Salad – 21 Spring, Year 1
- Omelet – 28 Spring, Year 1
- Baked Fish – 7 Summer, Year 1
- Pancakes – 14 Summer, Year 1
- Maki Roll – 21 Summer, Year 1
- Bread – 28 Summer, Year 1
- Tortilla – 7 Fall, Year 1
- Trout Soup – 14 Fall, Year 1
- Glazed Yams – 21 Fall, Year 1
- Artichoke Dip – 28 Fall, Year 1
- Plum Pudding – 7 Winter, Year 1
- Chocolate Cake – 14 Winter, Year 1
- Pumpkin Pie – 21 Winter, Year 1
- Cranberry Candy – 28 Winter, Year 1
- Pizza – 7 Spring, Year 2
- Hashbrowns – 14 Spring, Year 2
- Complete Breakfast – 21 Spring, Year 2
- Lucky Lunch – 28 Spring, Year 2
- Carp Surprise – 7 Summer, Year 2
- Maple Bar – 14 Summer, Year 2
- Pink Cake – 21 Summer, Year 2
- Roasted Hazelnuts – 28 Summer, Year 2
- Fruit Salad – 7 Fall, Year 2
- Blackberry Cobbler – 14 Fall, Year 2
- Crab Cakes – 21 Fall, Year 2
- Fiddlehead Risotto – 28 Fall, Year 2
- Poppyseed Muffin – 7 Winter, Year 2
- Lobster Bisque – 14 Winter, Year 2
- Bruschetta – 21 Winter, Year 2
- Shrimp Cocktail – 28 Winter, Year 2
Purchase from Stardrop Saloon
The Stardrop Saloon is the main place where players can purchase food and cooking recipes in Stardew Valley.
Most of them have a decent price, and you can even get recipes that would normally only be available from The Queen of Sauce.
Level Up Skills
The most common way to get any kind of recipe in Stardew Valley is to level up skills.
All skills will give you crafting recipes and cooking recipes. Here are all the cooking recipes you can get from leveling up your skills in Stardew Valley:
- Roots Platter – Combat Level 3
- Squid Ink Ravioli – Combat Level 9
- Farmer’s Lunch – Farming Level 3
- Seafoam Pudding – Fishing Level 9
- Dish O’ The Sea – Fishing Level 3
- Survival Burger – Foraging Level 2
- Miner’s Treat – Mining Level 3
How to Get Crafting Recipes in Stardew Valley
There are only three ways to get new crafting recipes in Stardew Valley:
- Level Up Skills
- Purchase From Robin’s Shop
- Complete Special Orders
Level Up Skills
Most players will unlock new crafting recipes by leveling up their skills in Stardew Valley. The higher your level of a skill, the better the recipes you get for crafting.
Each skill will unlock new recipes that help in that specific profession.
The Farming skill will generally unlock the most amount of recipes, and they are generally considered the most useful.
Robin’s Carpenter Shop
You can buy more than just buildings from Robin’s Carpenter Shop in Stardew Valley.
You can also purchase crafting recipes from her for a lot of decorative lighting items.
Here is a list of all the recipes you can buy from Robin in Stardew Valley:
- Barrel Brazier – 800g
- Brick Floor – 500g
- Carved Brazier – 2,000g
- Crystal Path – 200g
- Gold Brazier – 1,000g
- Iron Lamp-post – 1,000g
- Marble Brazier – 5,000g
- Skull Brazier – 3,000g
- Stepping Stone Path – 100g
- Stone Brazier – 400g
- Stone Floor – 100g
- Straw Floor – 200g
- Stump Brazier – 800g
- Wood Floor – 100g
- Wood Lamp-post – 500g
- Wooden Brazier – 250g
Once you reach your first Fall in Stardew Valley, you will unlock the Special Orders board in front of Lewis’ house.
These Special Orders are an evolved version of the quests you would get from the Help Wanted board, which gives you great rewards.
These new Special Orders appear every week on the board, and most of them will give you unique crafting recipes for items that you wouldn’t be able to get otherwise.
Here are all the crafting recipes in Stardew Valley from Special Orders:
- Solar Panel – Caroline Special Order
- Geode Crusher – Clint Special Order
- Farm Computer – Demetrius Special Order
- Bone Mill – Gunther Special Order
- Fiber Seeds – Linus Special Order
- Stone Chest – Robin Special Order
- Mini-Obelisk – Wizard Special Order
- Monster Musk – Wizard Special Order
That’s everything you need to know about how to get recipes in Stardew Valley!
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