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Stardew Valley food recipe and stat buff guide

A farmer's gotta eat, and what you eat is important in Stardew Valley.

Stardew Valley has a lot going for it, though you don't really hear people gush about how many types of food you can make and eat. But hey, there's a lot of it and most of it's pretty useful.

Food is your second method of Energy regeneration for when you're hard at work on the farm and your primary method of Health regeneration when you're out adventuring. You almost always want to have some sort of food on hand, and the better regeneration the better.

Aside from the Energy and Health regen food provides, many dishes also give stat buffs to make farming or adventuring easier for a set period of time. Here are some of the character stats specific foods can buff:

  • Farming - Makes catching fish easier
  • Maximum Energy - Increases maximum energy
  • Luck - Improves your chances of drops and higher grade crops
  • Combat - Improves your attack power
  • Foraging - Increases your Foraging level
  • Fishing - Increases your Fishing level
  • Magnetism - Pulls items to you from further away
  • Speed - Increases your movement speed
  • Mining - Increases your Mining level
  • Defense - Improves your defense power

The foods listed in this guide are separated based on whether they provide stat buffs or not. Food without buffs are listed in the first table and food with buffs are listed in the second. Both tables are in alphabetical order.

Food without stat bonuses

Dish Recipe Energy & Health regen

Algae Soup
4 Green Algae 75 Energy
30 Health

Artichoke Dip
1 Artichoke
1 Milk
100 Energy
40 Health

Baked Fish
1 Sunfish
1 Bream
1 Wheat Flour
75 Energy
30 Health

Blackberry Cobbler
2 Blackberry
1 Sugar
1 Wheat Flour
175 Energy
70 Health

Blueberry Tart
1 Blueberry
1 Wheat Flour
1 Sugar
1 Egg
125 Energy
50 Health

Bread
1 Wheat Flour 50 Energy
20 Energy

Bruschetta
1 Bread
1 Oil
1 Tomato
113 Energy
45 Health

Carp Surprise
4 Carp 90 Energy
36 Health

Cheese Cauliflower
1 Cauliflower
1 Cheese
138 Energy
55 Health

Chocolate Cake
1 Wheat Flour
1 Sugar
1 Egg
150 Energy
60 Health

Coleslaw
1 Red Cabbage
1 Vinegar
1 Mayonnaise
213 Energy
85 Health

Cookie
1 Wheat Flour
1 Sugar
1 Egg
90 Energy
36 Health

Crab Cakes
1 Crab
1 Wheat Flour
1 Egg
1 Oil
225 Energy
90 Health

Cranberry Candy
1 Cranberry
1 Apple
1 Sugar
125 Energy
50 Health

Fiddlehead Risotto
1 Oil
1 Fiddlehead Fern
1 Garlic
225 Energy
90 Health

Fried Calamari
1 Squid
1 Wheat Flour
1 Oil
80 Energy
32 Health

Fried Egg
1 Egg 50 Energy
50 Health

Fruit Salad
1 Blueberry
1 Melon
1 Apricot
263 Energy
105 Health

Glazed Yams
1 Yam
1 Sugar
200 Energy
80 Health

Ice Cream
1 Milk
1 Sugar
100 Energy
40 Health

Maki Roll
1 Fish
1 Seaweed
1 Rice
100 Energy
40 Health

Maple Bar
1 Maple Syrup
1 Sugar
1 Wheat Flour
225 Energy
90 Health

Omelet
1 Egg
1 Milk
100 Energy
40 Health

Pale Broth
2 White Algae 125 Energy
5 Health

Parsnip Soup
1 Parsnip
1 Milk
1 Vinegar
85 Energy
34 Health

Pink Cake
1 Melon
1 Wheat Flour
1 Sugar
1 Egg
250 Energy
100 Health

Pizza
1 Wheat Flour
1 Tomato
1 Cheese
150 Energy
60 Health

Plum Pudding
2 Wild Plum
1 Wheat Flour
1 Sugar
175 Energy
70 Health

Poppyseed Muffin
1 Poppy
1 What Flour
1 Sugar
150 Energy
60 Health

Pumpkin Pie
1 Pumpkin
1 Wheat Flour
1 Milk
1 Sugar
225 Energy
90 Health

Radish Salad
1 Oil
1 Vinegar
1 Radish
200 Energy
80 Health

Rhubarb Pie
1 Rhubarb
1 Wheat Flour
1 Sugar
215 Energy
86 Health

Rice Pudding
1 Milk
1 Sugar
1 Rice
115 Energy
46 Health

Roasted Hazelnuts
3 Hazelnuts 175 Energy
70 Health

Salad
1 Leek
1 Dandelion
1 Vinegar
113 Energy
45 Health

Salmon Dinner
1 Salmon
1 Amaranth
1 Kale
125 Energy
50 Health

Spaghetti
1 Wheat Flour
1 Tomato
75 Energy
30 Health

Stir Fry
1 Cave Carrot
1 Common Mushroom
1 Kale
1 Oil
200 Energy
80 Health

Strange Bun
1 Wheat Flour
1 Periwinkle
1 Oak Resin
50 Energy
20 Health

Tortilla
1 Corn 50 Energy
20 Health

Vegetable Stew
1 Tomato
1 Beet
165 Energy
66 Health

 

Food with stat bonuses

Dish Recipe Energy & Health regen Stat buffs

Autumn's Bounty
1 Yam
1 Pumpkin
220 Energy
88 Health
+2 Foraging
+2 Defense

Bean Hotpot
2 Green Bean 125 Energy
50 Health
+2 Max Energy

Chowder
1 Clam
1 Milk
225 Energy
90 Health
+1 Fishing

Complete Breakfast
1 Fried Egg
1 Milk
1 Hashbrowns
1 Pancake
200 Energy
80 Energy
+2 Farming
+50 Max Energy

Cranberry Sauce
1 Cranberries
1 Sugar
125 Energy
50 Health
+2 Mining

Crispy Bass
1 Largemouth Bass
1 Wheat Flour
1 Flour
90 Energy
36 Health
+64 Magnetism

Dish O' The Sea
2 Sardine
1 Hashbrowns
125 Energy
50 Health
+3 Fishing

Eggplant Parmesan
1 Eggplant
1 Tomato
175 Energy
70 Health
+1 Mining
+3 Defense

Escargot
1 Snail
1 Garlic
225 Energy
90 Health
+2 Fishing

Farmer's Lunch
1 Omelet
1 Parsnip
200 Energy
80 Health
+3 Farming

Fish Stew
1 Crayfish
1 Mussel
1 Periwinkle
1 Tomato
225 Energy
90 Health
+3 Fishing

Fish Taco
1 Tuna
1 Tortilla
1 Red Cabbage
1 Mayonnaise
165 Energy
66 Health
+2 Fishing

Fried Eel
1 Eel
1 Oil
75 Energy
30 Health
+1 Luck

Fried Mushroom
1 Common Mushroom
1 Morel
1 Oil
135 Energy
54 Health
+2 Combat

Hashbrowns
1 Potato
1 Oil
90 Energy
36 Health
+1 Farming

Lobster Bisque
1 Lobster
1 Milk
225 Energy
90 Health
+3 Fishing
+50 Max Energy

Lucky Lunch
1 Sea Cucumber
1 Tortilla
1 Blue Jazz
100 Energy
40 Health
+3 Luck

Miner's Treat
2 Cave Carrots
1 Sugar
1 Milk
125 Energy
50 Health
+3 Mining
+32 Magnetism

Pancakes
1 Wheat Flour
1 Egg
90 Energy
36 Health
+2 Foraging

Pepper Poppers
1 Hot Pepper
1 Cheese
130 Energy
52 Health
+2 Farming
+1 Speed

Pumpkin Soup
1 Pumpkin Soup
1 Milk
200 Energy
80 Health
+2 Luck
+2 Defense

Red Plate
1 Red Cabbage
1 Radish
240 Energy
96 Health
+50 Max Energy

Roots Platter
1 Cave Carrot
1 Winter Root
125 Energy
50 Health
+3 Combat

Sashimi
1 Fish +75 Energy
+30 Health
+1 Mining

Spicy Eel
1 Eel
1 Oil
115 Energy
46 Health
+1 Luck
+1 Speed

Stuffing
1 Bread
1 Cranberries
1 Hazelnut
170 Energy
68 Health
+2 Defense

Super Meal
1 Bok Choy
1 Cranberries
1 Hazelnut
160 Energy
64 Health
+40 Max Energy
+1 Speed

Survival Burger
1 Bread
1 Cave Carrot
1 Eggplant
125 Energy
50 Health
+3 Foraging

Tom Kha Soup
1 Coconut
1 Shrimp
1 Common Mushroom
175 Energy
70 Health
+2 Farming
+30 Max Energy

Trout Soup
1 Rainbow Trout
1 Green Algae
100 Energy
40 Health
+1 Fishing

 

...and that's all the food in Stardew Valley. Each tasty dish has its use -- some are best just eaten for regeneration and buffs, while others are best used to make more complicated dishes or are ideally given to villagers you want to befriend or marry.

If you're interested in more Stardew Valley guides, feel free to take a look at my similar guides on befriending villagers, wooing the spouse of your farmer dreams, crop maturation times and prices, and unlockable hats. Remember to have fun with the game and don't let the subtle stress of farming life get to you!

Published Feb. 29th 2016
  • rem_5135
    @orphyx Eat food by holding and then right clicking it
  • Cris_1082
    How can I get some of these cooking recipes?
  • orphyx
    how do you eat food???

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