Minecraft Food Guide: The Best Food and Cooking Recipes

Your hunger bar gradually drops when you play Minecraft. You need to replenish your supply of food. You may feel hungry faster if you do certain activities, such as sprinting around your minecraft home. You will eventually start to suffer from health problems if you don’t eat.

There are many types of food available in the game, and some are more difficult than others. There are three types of food: fish, animal meats, and farmed crops. Cooked meat products from animals are the most popular and easiest way to regain your hunger. This guide will show you how to make the best Minecraft foods.

Hunger Mechanics

Before we can dive into the best food, it is crucial to understand how Minecraft hunger works. Two important values are restored by every food: hunger and saturation (satisfaction/fullness).

The food icon that indicates hunger is visible above the player’s main inventory bar. It appears as a row with small meat icons. Each player can have 20 hunger points, with each full-sized meat icon worth 2 hunger points. For example, if an apple restores 4 hunger points, it would immediately add 2 meat icons.

More complicated is the concept of saturation. It is an invisible value that controls how long food will keep you satisfied before your hunger pangs start to rise again. Did you know that eating a cookie doesn’t keep you full for very long while eating steak does? Because steak has a higher saturation level than cookies, this is why it keeps you fuller for longer.

Minecraft Food Tier List

There are certain foods that are better than others when compared to all the Minecraft food options. But, it is often more difficult or more difficult to find better food. It is not always easy to find the best food in your kitchen or storage area.

These factors are important when assessing the utility of each food: satisfaction, hunger restoration, and overall utility. Other lists focus only on the numbers and rank vegetables highly. However, I don’t believe eating five beetroots or one bread is better.

S Tier (Best)

Food Hunger Restoration Saturation Restoration
Golden Carrot 6 14.4
Golden Apple 4 9.6

A Tier (Good) Minecraft Food

Food Hunger Restoration Restoration of saturation
Steak 8 12.8
Porkchop cooked 8 12.8
Mutton cooked in a sauce 6 9.6
Sausages cooked 6 9.6
Rabbit Stew 10 12

B Tier (Average) Minecraft Food

Food Hunger Restoration Saturation Restoration
Bread 5 6
Beetroot soup 6 7.2
Baked Potato 5 6
Mushroom Stew 6 7.2
Grilled chicken 6 7.2
Cooked Cod 5 6
Cooked Rabbit 5 6
Suspicious Stew 6 7.2
Pumpkin Pie 8 4.8

C Tier (Poor) Minecraft Food

Food Hunger Restoration Saturation Restoration
Apple 4 2.4
Chorus Fruit 4 2.4
Raw Beef 3 1.8
Raw Porkchop 3 1.8
Raw Rabbit 3 1.8
Carrot 3 3.6

D Tier (Terrible) Minecraft Food

Food Hunger Restoration Saturation Restoration
Cake Slice 2 0.4
Cookie 2 0.4
Raw Mutton 2 1.2
Raw Chicken 2 1.2
Raw Cod 2 0.4
Raw Salmon 2 0.4
Glow Berries 2 0.4
Tropical Fish 1 0.2
Pufferfish 1 0.2
Rotten Flesh 1 0.2 – 0.6
Sweet Berries 2 0.4 – 1.2
Beetroot 1 1.2
Potato 1 0.6
Melon Slice 2 1.2

Best Minecraft Foods for Beginners

You might be curious about the best Minecraft food for beginners when you first start out. Apples (from tree leaves), and bread (grown out of wheat) are the most common foods you can get early on. Both can be easily obtained by simply cutting down trees. Wheat seeds can also be found by simply clearing the grass.

Wheat seeds must be planted in tilled soil, which is right clicking dirt with a shovel), close to water and with enough light to grow. You might want to locate a forest, or similar biome in Minecraft for your first survival base.

The future is great for raising animals such as cows to produce beef or steak. You can easily breed cows for meat by clicking on two nearby cows and holding wheat in one hand. This article contains more information about breeding animals.

How to cook meat in Minecraft

You can cook all “raw” meats in a furnace. This is similar to the way ores are melted into ingots. The cooked meat provides more satisfaction in terms of hunger relief and fullness (saturation). You can also make baked potatoes from potatoes.

How to Make Bread in Minecraft

You can make bread by mixing 3 pieces of wheat horizontally on a crafting table. Bread doesn’t need to be baked in a oven or mixed with other ingredients such as eggs or milk.

Check out these Minecraft cooking recipes

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin pie is made by mixing 1 sugar, 1 pumpkin and 1 egg in a crafting board.

Cookie Recipe

You can make cookies by mixing 2 wheat and 1 cacao beans in a crafting board.

Recipe for Cake

You can make cakes by mixing 3 wheat, 3 milk, 1 eggs, and 2 sugars in a crafting table.

Beetroot soup recipe

You can make beetroot soup by mixing 6 beetroots and 1 bowl on a crafting table.

Mushroom Stew Recipe

Mushroom Stew can be made by mixing 1 red mushroom and 1 brown mushroom with 1 bowl on a crafting table.

Rabbit Stew Recipe

Rabbit Stew can be made by adding 1 cooked rabbit, 1 carrot and 1 baked potato to 1 pot.

How to get Golden Carrots and Golden Apples in Minecraft

Golden Carrots or Golden Apples can either be crafted or found as treasures around the globe.

Golden Apple Recipe

You can create a golden apple by mixing 8 gold ingots with 1 apple on a crafting table.

Golden Carrot Recipe

You can make golden carrots by mixing 8 nuggets of gold and 1 carrot on a crafting table.

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