How to Get All Recipes in Harvest Moon Back to Nature

There are a total of 64 recipes you can get in Harvest Moon Back to Nature. Cooking recipes are vital to completing the game because every eight recipes you cook for the first time will give 1% farm completion points. You can check how many recipes you’ve already found in the start menu.

Cooking Requirements

A fully furnished kitchen. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
A fully furnished kitchen.

You need a kitchen before you can cook recipes. After your first house upgrade, the kitchen will be available for you to use.

Some recipes also need utensils and seasonings, which you can buy after watching the TV Shopping Network which airs every weekend.

Note: The TV Shopping Network will only begin airing on your TV once you own the kitchen.

You can use the phone at the Inn to order utensils one at a time per week. You can check the order in which you can buy them below.

ItemCost
Knife3000 G
Frying Pan2500 G
Pot2000 G
Mixer1500 G
Whisk1000 G
Rolling Pin1500 G
Oven5000 G
Seasoning Set5000 G
Power Berry5000 G

Recipes

You need to cook the recipes before they could count towards your farm completion. You can add optional ingredients when you cook to increase the stamina you recover when you eat it.

Some things to note about cooking food:

  • Adding the wrong ingredients or other non-food items to the recipe will cause your cooking to fail and produce an item called a Food Fiasco. It’s safe to eat but will not recover any stamina.
  • You can use the food you cook from recipes as a gift to the townsfolk. 
  • You can eat food to recover your stamina and adding optional ingredients will increase the stamina restored.
  • You can’t sell any cooked item. You must either eat it, gift it or throw it away.

Missable Recipes

While it’s important to clear your farm of weeds and stones, be sure to save some stones from your farm. You need one stone for the Roasted Potatoes recipe. Once you break all the stones on your farm, there is no way to obtain any more of them as they do not respawn.

You need chocolate to make a chocolate cake and chocolate cookies. You need to get at least 2 chocolates from the Winter Thanksgiving Festival. You can only get chocolate from a girl with a blue or purple heart. (Follow our Girls guide to quickly increase the hearts of any girl.)

RecipeUtensilSeasoningIngredientsOptional IngredientsStamina RecoveredHow to Unlock
Roasted Potatoes OvenSweet Potato, StoneSalt, Sugar40-42The Delicious Hour
Chocolate CookieRolling Pin, Oven,SugarChocolate, Butter, Egg, FlourHoney30-32Given by Sasha
Chocolate CakeWhisk, Knife, OvenSugarChocolate, Butter, Egg, FlourHoney, Pineapple, Wild Grape, Strawberry70-91

Recipes from Cooking

Some recipes are not given by townsfolk or unlocked by watching TV. Your supposed to  experiment with cooking to discover them, but just follow the guide below to unlock these recipes and save you the time and ingredients from going to waste.

RecipeUtensilSeasoningIngredientsOptional IngredientsStamina Recovered
Apple PieOven, Knife, Pot, Rolling PinSugarFlour, Butter, Egg, AppleHoney, Wine50-54
Bamboo RiceBamboo Shoot, Rice BallSoy Sauce, Salt30-35
ButterMixerMilk1
CakeWhisk, Knife, OvenSugarFlour, Butter, EggHoney, Apple, Pineapple, Wild Grape40-63
CheesecakeOven, Whisk, PotSugarMilk, Egg, CheeseStrawberry, Honey50-52
Chirashi SushiKnifeVinegarScrambled Eggs, Rice Ball, SashimiSoy Sauce, Cucumber50-55
Curry NoodlesRolling Pin, Pot, KnifeCurry Powder, FlourBamboo Shoot,Carrot, Cabbage, Eggplant, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Onion, Sweet Potato, Miso Paste, Truffle, Turnip, Salt, Miso Paste, Sugar, Soy Sauce, Egg, Fish60-80
Dinner RollBread, ButterHoney30-32
Fruit JuiceMixer, Knife (optional)Any fruitHoney, Sugar29-33
Mayonnaise SWhiskVinegarEgg, Oil1
Mayonnaise MWhiskVinegarEgg (Good), Oil2
Mayonnaise LWhiskVinegarEgg (Excellent) Oil3
Mayonnaise XLWhiskVinegarGolden Egg, Oil4
Mixed LatteMixer, Knife (optional)Apple, Carrot, Cabbage, Cucumber, Strawberry, Pineapple, Wild Grape, Milk OR Mixed Juice, MilkSalt, Sugar60-65
PicklesKnifeSaltCucumber20-23
PizzaRolling Pin, OvenCheese, Ketchup, FlourCarrot, Corn, Bamboo Shoots, Egg, Eggplant, Mayonnaise, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Potato, Pineapple, Onion, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Truffle, Tomato43-67
Pumpkin PuddingPot, OvenSugarMilk, Pumpkin, EggWine, Honey50-52
Raisin BreadBread, Wild Grape30
Relaxation TeaPotRelaxation Tea LeavesApple, Blue, Red, or Green Grass, Honey, Milk, Pineapple, Wild Grape, Wine, Orange Cup Fruit70-112
StewPot, Knife (Optional)SaltMilk, FlourApple, Bamboo Shoot, Chocolate, Fish, Grape Juice, Green Pepper, Honey, Oil, Pineapple, Spa-Boiled Egg, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Turnip, Vegetable Juice, Wild Grape, Wine35-58
SushiVinegarRice Ball, SashimiSoy Sauce40-41
TempuraWhisk, Frying PanFlour, Egg, OilBoiled Egg, Carrot, Cabbage, Chocolate, Cucumber, Fish (any size), Eggplant, Green Pepper, Pineapple, Mushroom, Potato, Pumpkin, Truffle, Turnip, Sweet Potato20-38
Tempura NoodlesPotNoodles, TempuraSalt, Soy Sauce, Sugar, Miso Paste, Cabbage, Carrot, Fish, Egg, Sweet Potato, Mushroom, Truffle, Turnip38-59
Veggie LatteMixer, Knife (Optional)Milk, Carrot, Cabbage, Cucumber OR Milk, Vegetable JuiceSalt, Egg, Cheese, Bamboo Shoot, Corn, Eggplant, Onion, Green Pepper, Spinach, Turnip, Truffle38-59

Recipes from Townsfolk

You can discover recipes by being friendly to the townsfolk. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
You can discover recipes by being friendly to the townsfolk.

You can receive recipes from the townsfolk if their affection is high enough. Give them gifts regularly to quickly raise it up.

RecipeUtensilSeasoningIngredientsOptional IngredientsStamina RecoveredGiven By
Apple JamPotSugarAppleWine, Honey5-9Louis
Cheese FondueKnife, PotCheese, BreadSalt, Wine45-53Doug
Fried NoodlesFrying PanNoodles, OilVegetables, Egg60Zack
Fried RiceFrying Pan, Knife (Optional)Salt, Soy Sauce, SugarOil, Rice Ball, EggBamboo Shoots, Cabbage, Carrot, Cucumber, Corn, Green Pepper, Fish, Grilled Fish, Mushroom, Sashimi, Onion, Scrambled Egg, Stir Fry, Spinach, Truffle, Wine49-69Harris
Fruit LatteMixer, Knife (Optional)At least one Apple, Pineapple, Strawberry or Wild Grape and Milk or Fruit Juice and MilkSugar, Honey,39-43Basil
GreensPotSoy SauceSpinach20Manna
Ice CreamPot, Whisk, Knife (Optional)SugarEgg, MilkFruits (Strawberry, Pineapple, etc), Honey30-53Barley
Mixed JuiceMixer, Knife (Optional)Apple, Cucumber, Cabbage, Carrot, Pineapple, Strawberry, Wild GrapeSalt, Sugar, Bamboo Shoot, Eggplant, Corn, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Tomato, Onion, Spinach, Truffle, Turnip, Grape Juice50-58Doctor
Pickled TurnipsKnifeVinegarTurnipSoy Sauce, Salt, Sugar20-23Saibara
PopcornFrying PanCornSalt, Butter30-35Kai
SandwichKnifeBread, Cucumber, TomatoApple, Boiled Egg, Cabbage, Carrot, Corn, Cucumber, Fish, Honey, Mushroom, Onion, Pineapple, Potato, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Truffle, Wild Grape, Wine, Salt, Butter, Cheese, Mayonnaise46-68Ellen
SashimiKnifeFish (Medium)Soy Sauce30-38Greg
Scrambled EggWhisk, Frying PanOil, EggSalt, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Butter, Mayonnaise40-58Lilia
Strawberry MilkMixerStrawberry, MilkSalt, Sugar, Honey30-36Carter
Sweet Potato (Dish)Oven, PotSugarButter, Egg, Sweet Potato40Chef (Red Harvest Sprite)
Veggie PancakeKnife, Frying PanEgg, Flour, Cabbage, OilSalt, Soy Sauce, Bamboo Shoot, Carrot, Cucumber, Eggplant, Mushroom, Potato, Pumpkin, Spinach, Truffle, Cheese, Mayonnaise, Milk50-65Gotz

Recipes from Fishing and Mining

You can find a recipe by mining in the Winter Mine. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
You can find a recipe by mining in the Winter Mine.

You can get two recipes from fishing at the beach and mining in the Winter Mine.

RecipeUtensilSeasoningIngredientsOptional IngredientsStamina RecoveredLocation
FriesKnife, Frying PanPotato, OilSalt, Ketchup30-40Fishing at the Beach
KetchupMixerSalt, Sugar, VinegarOnion, Tomato1Winter Mine

Recipes from Watching the TV

You can learn recipes from The Delicious Hour every Tuesday. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
You can learn recipes from The Delicious Hour every Tuesday.

Every Tuesday, tune in to The Delicious Hour to learn new recipes. Also, during the early days of Spring every year, the New Year Special TV will air and teach new recipes.

The Delicious Hour Recipes

RecipeUtensilSeasoningIngredientsOptional IngredientsStamina Recovered
Boiled EggPotEggSalt20-23
CookieRolling Pin, OvenSugarFlour, Butter, EggHoney15-17
CurryPotCurry Powder, Rice BallSalt, Soy Sauce, Sugar, Bamboo Shoot, Cabbage, Carrot, Eggplant, Egg, Fish, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Onion, Sweet Potato, Truffle, Turnip30-65
Grape JamPotSugarWild GrapeWine, Honey, Salt5-9
Grilled FishFrying PanFish (Medium)Salt, Soy Sauce30-36
Happy EggplantFrying PanMiso Paste, Sugar, Soy SauceEggplant30
Hot MilkPotMilksugar20-24
Miso SoupPot, KnifeMiso PasteAny one of the following: Bamboo Shoot, Cabbage, Corn, Carrot, Eggplant, Fish, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Potato, Onion, Pumpkin, Spinach, Sweet Potato, TurnipSoy Sauce, Salt10-52
Mushroom RiceMushroom, Rice BallSoy Sauce, Salt30-35
NoodlesKnife, Pot, Rolling PinFlourEgg, Salt, Soy Sauce, Sugar, Bamboo Shoot, Cabbage, Carrot, Eggplant, Fish, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Onion, Sweet Potato, Turnip, Truffle40-76
OmeletFrying PanEgg, Milk, OilSalt, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Bamboo Shoot, Carrot, Cabbage, Corn, Fish, Green Pepper, Onion, Potato, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Truffle50-82
Rice OmeletFrying PanRice Ball, Egg, Oil, MilkSalt, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Bamboo Shoot, Carrot, Cabbage, Corn, Fish, Green Pepper, Onion, Potato, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Truffle60-82
SaladKnifeCarrot, Cabbage, Cucumber, TomatoSalt, Vinegar, Apple, Boiled Egg, Corn, Cheese, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Mayonnaise, Oil, Pineapple, Potato, Strawberry, Turnip, Truffle34-60
Stir FryKnife, Frying PanSoy SauceCabbage, OilBamboo Shoot, Carrot, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Potato, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Turnip, Tomato, Truffle40-52
Tomato JuiceMixerTomatoSalt20-25
Truffle RiceRice Ball, TruffleSoy Sauce, Salt60-65
Vegetable JuiceMixer, Knife (Optional)Carrot, Cabbage, CucumberSalt, Bamboo Shoot, Corn, Cheese, Egg, Eggplant, Green Pepper, Onion, Spinach, Turnip, Truffle28-50

New Year Special TV Channel Recipes

RecipeUtensilSeasoningIngredientsOptional IngredientsStamina Recovered
Jam BunBread, Jam40-50
Strawberry JamPotSugarStrawberry5