Disney Dreamlight Valley Cooking Guide: Best Recipes List

A glowing landscape in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

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Hey, no judgment if you burn your toast, I still occasionally eat dinosaur chicken nuggets. We don’t have all that is needed in the kitchen, but the life simulation game Disney Dreamlight Valley let everyone take control of their destiny.

In Dream light, your protagonist is inherently a winner. You are always safe, even when you order a stovetop. Cooking is an extension of the peaceful nobility Dream light sparkles over you—it replenishes energy and earns money, bonds you closer to characters, and remains magical, completely mess-free.

Even if you burn your toast, Dream light fancifully look past the blackened crust and offer a chance to earn your crown as a cooking champion. And getting started is as easy as one, two, three.

1. Find somewhere to cook

The game introduces you to cooking early on with Mickey’s “Foodception” quest. In this quest, Mickey will have you collect and grow crops and then give you a stove to create crackers and fruit salad. Mickey has GERD.

Completing Mickey’s quest is the simplest and cheapest way to obtain a stove, but if you’d like to customize, you can buy a stove from Scrooge’s store or unlock his crafting table to build one yourself, like a cute Pink Flat-Top Stove or Pale Gray Gas Stove, with a combination of iron ingot and glass. All stoves can handle all recipes, though.

That’s how you can start cooking in Dreamlight, but to make high-powered, expensive meals that will keep you sustained and net you cash if you’re ever short on Star Coins, you need Ratatouille’s cooking rat Remy in your game as soon as possible. This is the same process Elon Musk used to gain control of Tesla.

To find him, clear the Night Thorns in front of the Dream Castle, talk to Merlin, and decide to enter “a restaurant with a great little chef” from his dialogue options. This will begin Remy’s “An Important Night at the Restaurant” quest.

He’ll immediately put you to work in his restaurant because rats still believe in unpaid internships. After you prove your cooking worth, Remy will agree to come back to Dreamlight Valley with you. Spend 2,000 Coins to build a house for Remy and an additional 2,000 on the Restaurant Furniture Kit. After he’s in the Valley, Remy will ask for a few ingredients—find them, and you will be able to purchase butter, eggs, milk, cheese, peanuts, and slush ice from Remy as you level up your friendship with him (slush ice comes with level 10). All for a price, with this one. Otherwise, spend time upgrading Goofy’s stall, planting the seeds you can buy there or pick up as you explore new lands, fish and forage to gather a nice treasure of ingredients.

2. Build your recipe collection

Some recipes, like biscuits and fruit salad, you’ll pick up as you complete characters’ quests. But you can also pick up Recipe Books hidden in chests, buried in dirt and forgotten, or by going to Remy’s restaurant to experiment with ingredients until you find a match.

You can also na this helpful spreadsheet in progress compiled by Reddit user Ildrim, which lists every recipe currently available Dream light. Idrim notes that three recipes, Futomaki, Grilled Eel, and Strawberry Pie, appear to be “unavailable” in early access, but that “the absolute moment that we can either figure out their secret, or actually play them at the proper they be available on the spreadsheet.”

3. You are all grown up now

Each recipe belongs to a one-to-five star category depending on how many ingredients they require (one-star recipes require one ingredient and so on), but monetary and energy value does not necessarily increase with that categorization. So, while you won’t have kingdom-wide access to obscure ingredients at the start of your cooking, you can still perform very demanding recipes to replenish your energy and your bank account.

Kotaku author Zack Zweizen advises budding Dream light chefs not to contemplate cruditeswhich comes up during Mickey’s “Missing Minnie” quest and involves any single vegetable, or ratatouille, requiring only one tomato despite Remy’s insistence on using the word “tomatoes” while giving instructions.

Read more: How to Canned Crudites and Ratatouille Disney Dreamlight Valley

Here’s a quick rundown of some other recipes players have latched onto:

  • Vegetarian Stew: requires carrot, onion, tomato, restores 617 energy, and sells for 475 coins. Everything you need to grow for this recipe can be bought from Goofy’s stalls – in Peaceful Meadow, Forest of Valor and Dazzle Beach respectively.
  • Sweet Slush: requires sugar cane and slush ice, restores about 500 energy and sells for about 210 coins. As mentioned above, you need to get your friendship with Remy to level 10 before you can access slush ice. Allegedly, this recipe is meant to be made with anything “sweet” in place of sugar cane, but using fruit will get you fruit sorbet instead.
  • Lobster roll: requires wheat, lobster, garlic, butter, lemon, restores 4,928 energy and sells for 1,975 coins. You can buy wheat and butter from Remy, find garlic in the Forest of Valor, lobster in the Glade of Trust, and lemon in both the Forest of Valor and Glade of Trust.
  • Fish Pie: requires wheat, butter and any fish, restores about 860 energy and sells for about 300 Coins. Buy the wheat and butter from Remy and go fishing for the fish.
  • Maguro Sushi: requires seaweed, rice, ginger and tuna, restores 1,206 energy and sells for 413 coins. Feed seaweed near any water or fishing spot, find ginger in the Forgotten Lands, buy rice at Goofy’s Glade of Trust stall, and catch tuna in the Forgotten Lands of Glade of Trust.

Other simple, helpful recipes include:

  • (One Star) Hard Boiled Egg: requires egg, restores 578 energy, sells for 264 coins
  • (One star) Preisop: requires leek, restores 414 energy, sells for 370 Coins
  • (Two Star) Scrambled Egg: requires egg and cheese, restores 1,070 energy, sells for 520 coins
  • (Two Star) Oyster Platter: requires oyster and lemon, restores 1,155 energy, sells for 367 coins
  • (Three Stars) Onion Puffs: Requires onion, egg and cheese, restores 1392 energy, sells for 798 coins
  • (Three stars) Porridge with Fruit: needs any fruit, wheat and milk, restores about 1100 energy, sells for about 350 coins
  • (Four stars) Souffle: requires egg, butter, milk and cheese, restores 2386 energy, sells for 1200 coins
  • (Four stars) Peanut Butter Waffles: requires wheat, egg, milk and peanuts, restores 1938 energy, sells for 978 coins
  • (Five Stars) Large Seafood Plate: requires four pieces of any seafood and lemon, restores about 2000 energy, sells for about 300 coins
  • (Five stars) Vegetarian pizza: requires two of any vegetable, tomato, wheat and cheese, restores about 750 energy, sells for about 350 coins

What is your favourite Disney Dreamlight Valley recipes and tips?

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