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Crock Pot
Crock Pot Build
Crafting Cut Stone ×3 Charcoal ×6 Twigs ×6
Tab Icon Food
Tier Science Machine
Perk Cook better food
DebugSpawn "cookpot"
It makes me hungry just to look at it.


The Crock Pot is a Food structure that allows the player to combine four food items into a recipe for cooking. It takes 3 Cut Stone, 6 Charcoal, 6 Twigs and a Science Machine to build.

Crockpot interface
The Crock pot interface
Crockpot cooking
A Crock Pot in action
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Reign of Giants icon Reign of Giants

In the Reign of Giants DLC, items left un-harvested in the Crock Pot will still spoil, and in rain they will spoil quicker. There is now new food items which can cool you down, cooked in the Crock Pot.

TabTools Usage

A Crock Pot has four item slots that can be filled by placing the item onto the Crock Pot itself or any of the slots. Only one item can be placed in each slot, and all slots need to be filled before cooking can commence. It takes 40 seconds to cook an average recipe (exact times are listed in each individual recipe). All Crock Pot dishes can be stacked up to 40. Spoiled Food used in Crock Pot will have the spoilage value averaged among the ingredients, then halved. Cooked meals will not begin to spoil until the player removes them from the Crock Pot.

Tip: When the crock pot is open, you can shift+click any cookable item to move it instantly into the pot.


Items that can be used as ingredients are:

Disallowed food includes: Seeds Toasted Seeds Petals Dark Petals Hatching Tallbird Egg Koalefant TrunkWinter Koalefant Trunk Koalefant Trunk Steak Deerclops Eyeball Guardian's Horn Rot Rotten Egg  GarlandBatilisk WingCooked Batilisk WingLeafy MeatCooked Leafy MeatFoliageLight BulbGlow Berry

Crock Pot meals themselves cannot be cooked further.

Food Categories

Crock Pot recipes differentiate between Fruits Fruits ava, Vegetables Vegetables ava, Eggs All eggs, and Meats Meats ava. Some recipes call for any member of the category, such as Butter Muffin Butter Muffin which requires any Vegetable Vegetables ava rather than a specific one.

Not all members of the categories are equal; for example, it takes two Morsels Morsel to count as much meat as a normal piece of Meat Meat. See the Mechanics section for the complete lists of what foods are in each category, and their relative values.

Some foods do not fall into any of these three categories (e.g. Butterfly Wings Butterfly Wings). In fact, some may act like a meat or vegetable/fruit when fed to Pigs, but do not count as that category for Crock Pot recipes (e.g. Petals Petals).

Monster Food

If too much Monster Food is used as ingredients (including in the Filler), the recipe will produce Monster Lasagna Monster Lasagna instead. See the Mechanics section for details.

These ingredients count as Monster Food towards making Monster Lasagna: Monster Meat Cooked Monster Meat Monster Jerky Durian Extra Smelly Durian


Some recipes call for less than four specific ingredients, but the Crock Pot always requires four items to cook. In this case, the remaining slots can be filled with "filler" ingredients.

Any item that can be used as an ingredient can be used as filler, though many recipes explicitly prohibit certain foods from being used as filler. For example, Dragonpie Dragonpie requires only one Dragon Fruit Dragon Fruit, but cannot have any Meat Meats ava as filler.

Unless prohibited, the otherwise-inedible Twigs Twigs can be used as a filler. This is commonly considered the "most efficient" filler. Despite being edible, Seeds Seeds and Toasted Seeds Toasted Seeds cannot be used as filler.

Crock Pot Recipes


  • Most recipes accept cooked variants of ingredients. Exceptions: Mandrake Soup and Turkey Dinner
  • If there is more than one matching recipe for given ingredients the game will pick one with the highest priority. If there is more than one recipe with highest priority the game will pick at random.
    E.g.: EggEggMonster MeatMonster Meat will sometimes produce Bacon and Eggs, other times Monster Lasagna
  • Try this, check the Don't Starve Food Guide, Crock Pot Simulator.
Food Name HealthMeter Hunger Sanity Rot Crock Pot Priority Recipe
Requires Filler
Bacon and EggsBacon and Eggs +20 +75 +5204010 All Eggs×2 Meats ava×1.5

no Vegetables ava

Butter MuffinButter Muffin +20 +37.5 +515401 Butterfly Wings×1 Vegetables ava×0.5 no Meats ava
DragonpieDragonpie +40 +75 +515401 Dragon Fruit ava×1 no Meats ava
Fish TacosFish Tacos +20 +37.5 +561010 Fish ava×1 Corns×1
FishsticksFishsticks +40 +37.5 +5104010 Fish ava×1 Twigs×1

maximum Twigs×1

Fist Full of JamFist Full of Jam +3 +37.5 +515100 Fruits ava×0.5

no Meats ava

no Vegetables ava

no Twigs

Froggle BunwichFroggle Bunwich +20 +37.5 +515401 Frog Legs ava×1 Vegetables ava×0.5
Fruit MedleyFruit Medley +20 +25 +56100 Fruits ava×3

no Meats ava

no Vegetables ava

Honey HamHoney Ham +30 +75 +515402 Honey×1 Meats ava×2 no Twigs
Honey NuggetsHoney Nuggets +20 +37.5 +515402 Honey×1 Meats ava×0.5 no Twigs
KabobsKabobs +3 +37.5 +515405 Meats ava×0.5 Twigs×1

maximum Twigs×1

Mandrake SoupMandrake Soup +100 +150 +566010 Mandrake×1
MeatballsMeatballs +3 +62.5 +51015 -1 Meats ava×0.5 no Twigs
Meaty StewMeaty Stew +12 +150 +510150 Meats ava×3 no Twigs
Monster LasagnaMonster Lasagna -20 +37.5 -2061010 (Monster Meat ava or Durian ava) ×2 no Twigs
PierogiPierogi +40 +37.5 +520205 All Eggs×1 Meats ava×0.5
Vegetables ava×0.5
no Twigs


Powdercake -3 0 0 18750 10 10

Corns×1 Honey×1 Twigs×1

no Meats ava

no Fruits ava

Pumpkin CookiePumpkin Cookie0 +37.5 +15104010 Pumpkin ava×1 Honey ava×2
RatatouilleRatatouille +3 +25 +515200 Vegetables ava×0.5

no Meats ava

no Twigs

Stuffed EggplantStuffed Eggplant +3 +37.5 +515401 Eggplant ava×1 Vegetables ava×0.5
TaffyTaffy -3 +25 +15154010 Honey ava×3 no Meats ava
Turkey DinnerTurkey Dinner +20 +75 +566010 Drumstick ava×2 Meats ava×0.5 (Vegetables ava or Fruits ava) ×0.5 no Twigs
UnagiUnagi +20 +18.8 +5101020 Eel ava×1 Lichen×1
WafflesWaffles +60 +37.5 +561010 Butter×1 All Eggs×1 Berries ava×1
Wet GoopWet Goop00065 -2 Twigs×4
HealthMeter Health Hunger Hunger Sanity Sanity Rot Perish Time (days) Crock Pot Cook Time (sec) Priority Priority


Crock Pot Foods

Before looking into the mechanism, here are some reminders:

  • Some Crock Pot dishes give fewer hunger/health points than the sum of their components. E.g. it's better to just eat 4×Roasted Carrot [+12 HealthMeter +50 Hunger] than to make a Ratatouille [+3 HealthMeter +25 Hunger] with them. However, with very few exceptions all Crock Pot recipes will restore 5 Sanity which may make the inefficiency desirable. Additionally, as the Crock Pot reduces spoilage, it is also almost always more efficient to cook stale or spoiled ingredients than to eat them directly.
  • Placing more than 1 Monster Food (Monster Meat, Cooked Monster Meat, Monster Jerky, Durian, Extra Smelly Durian) will result in Monster Lasagna in most cases, unless Twigs have been added.

The outcome of the Crock Pot is not randomly decided between recipes. It can be cooked with the given ingredients. Each recipe can require certain items to be present, for example Meatballs requires one of the Meats and can never be cooked without any. Similarly, recipes can exclude certain items, for example Dragonpie excludes Meats and can never be cooked if meat is included.

Each recipe has a priority rating, which decides what the result of the current cooking session will be. The recipe with the highest rating will always be chosen. If there are several recipes with the same importance, a random recipe will be chosen. Some recipes have importance of 0 or below, which means they will never be chosen over other recipes. Such as, Wet Goop, which is always a valid result, but never chosen over anything else due to having -2 importance. The only exception is 0 importance recipes Fist Full of Jam, Fruit Medley and Ratatouille, which appear to always get chosen in that order.

Crock Pot requires 4 food items, however some recipe requirements can be fulfilled with less than 4 items. In such recipes, the remaining slots can be filled by any cookable item that doesn't affect the original recipe or produce a different recipe. For example, Meatballs can be made with 1 Morsel. The remaining three slots could be 3 more Morsels or 3 Butter. However, adding Twigs will result in Kabobs, as they are higher importance than the Meatballs.

Here is an example of possible recipes from Fish + Cooked Frog Legs + Corn + Twigs: Fishsticks [Importance=10], Fish Tacos [Importance=10], Kabobs [Importance=5], Froggle Bunwich [1], Wet Goop [-2]. This means the result will be Fishsticks 50% and Fish Tacos 50% of the time, but not Kabobs or any other ones.

Meat values

Meat recipes, instead of a certain number of Meat items, require a certain amount of "meatiness". Different meats have different meatiness values, these being:

  • 1: Meat Cooked Meat JerkyMonster Meat Cooked Monster Meat  Monster Jerky
  • 0.5: Morsel Cooked Morsel Drumstick Fried Drumstick Frog Legs Cooked Frog Legs Small Jerky Fish Cooked Fish Eel Cooked Eel

The total meatiness is the sum of individual item meatiness. So, for example, Cooked Meat makes 1, Meat+Drumstick make 1.5, and Morsel+Morsel+Morsel make 1.5. This means Honey Ham (which requires >2 meatiness) can be cooked with 2×Meat (=2) or 1×Meat and 2×Drumstick (=2.0), but not, for example, with 1×Meat (=1) or 1×Drumstick (=0.5).

Fruit values

  • 1Pomegranate Sliced Pomegranate Durian Extra Smelly Durian Dragon Fruit Prepared Dragon FruitCave BananaCooked Cave Banana
  • 0.5Berries Roasted Berries

Berries only count as half a whole Fruit. Thus, for example, recipes requiring Fruits will require at least 2 Berries to fulfill the requirement. Note, that Durian also counts as Monster Food as well as 1 fruit.

Vegetable values

  • 1: Carrot Roasted Carrot Corn Popcorn Pumpkin Hot Pumpkin Eggplant Braised Eggplant Lichen
  • 0.5: Red Cap Cooked Red Cap Green Cap Cooked Green Cap Blue Cap Cooked Blue Cap

Egg values

  • 1: Egg Cooked Egg
  • 4:  Tallbird EggFried Tallbird Egg

Placeholder Trivia

  • The light produced by a cooking Crock Pot is enough to keep Charlie away.

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