The Best List Of Recipes and Elixirs For Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Anybody that has played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for even half an hour would know that cooking is almost an essential part of the game. In order to survive the cold, you’ll need to cook to outlast it. In order to survive electricity, you’ll need to create an elixir to counter it.

Throughout completing side missions and speaking to people in villages, you’ll learn recipes that will help you in your quest, but we’re here to give you the best list of recipes for playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

You can cook at any pot which are placed throughout the world of Breath of the Wild. You can also use wood and a flint to create a temporary remote cooking station.

To keep it simple, there’s two ways to go about creating a cook meal.

  • Cooking food that provides a heart = More hearts
  • Mixing critters with monster parts = Elixir


The best recipes and elixirs that you can cook are below:

  • Spicy Meat and Seafood Fry: Hyrule Bass + Spicy Pepper + Raw Meet. This recipe will allow Link to gain some cold resistance. It’s essential.
  • Enduring Mushroom Skewer: Raw Meat + Endure Shroom. You’ll get a temporary boost in stamina which could save you when you’re climbing in the rain.
  • Hasty Meat and Mushroom Skewer: Mushroom and Raw Meat. This will give Link a boost in speed for when you’re running across open land with no horse.
  • Hearty Steamed Mushrooms: Hearty Truffle + Heart Radish. This will give Link three more heart containers for a short amount of time.
  • Hearty Wil Greens: Hearty Radish + Mushroom + Raw Meat + Hyrule Herb. This will give Link four more heart containers for a short amount of time.
  • Hasty Elixir: Hot-footed Frog + Monster Parts. This will increase Link’s movement speed for over 4 minutes.
  • Fairy Tonic: Fairy + Bokoblin Horn (2) + Bokoblin Fang (2). A recovery elixir that will reward Link with five extra hearts
  • Energising Elixir: Bokoblin Horn + Restless Cricket. Restores full stamina.


There’s some basic elements that you need to know about. Here they are in order of importance.

  • Spicy – Cold Resistance
  • Hearty – Health Restored
  • Energizing – Stamina Restored
  • Electro – Shock Resistance
  • Mighty – Attacked Increased
  • Chilly – Heat Resistance
  • Enduring – Extra Stamina
  • Fireproof – Flame Resistance
  • Hasty – Movement Speed Increased
  • Sneaky –Stealth Increased
  • Tough – Defence Increased

When you hear the special Zelda sound, it means that you’ve created a great meal. This could mean that any of the below bonuses will be applied to your meal.

  • Extra yellow heart
  • Three extra hearts
  • Buff increase by a further 5 minutes