The Crock Pot is a Structure that is used to cook a variety of belly-filling dishes from basic Foods. It's found on the Food Tab, it requires a Science Machine to prototype, and it costs 3 Cut Stone, 6 Charcoal, and 6 Twigs to build.
Building a Crock Pot early on greatly enhances food's value and efficiency, and it can even make use of otherwise inedible items like Twigs.
A Crock Pot has 4 slots for ingredients, each of which must be filled with a piece of Food for it to start cooking. Most recipes take 10–20 seconds to cook. (Exact times for each recipe are listed below.) Completed Crock Pot dishes can be stacked to 40, and none of them can be used in the Crock Pot again.
A cooking attempt's ingredients have to match a recipe. There are 58 recipes available for the Crock Pot, including those from Don't Starve Together & the DLC. If an attempt fails to match any recipe at all, Wet Goop ends up being the product.
When a recipe is attempted (i.e. the pot starts cooking), the food groups the ingredients fit into are considered. Almost all recipes are listed as requiring some amount of Food from certain food groups, but there are a lot of recipes with specific Food requirements (like the Froggle Bunwich).
Each recipe has weight, so that a result can be decided when a set of ingredients fits more than one valid recipe. These weights are called recipe priorities.
When spoiled ingredients are used, the completed dish's spoilage percentage becomes half the average spoilage percentage of the ingredients (e.g. if 1 monster meat and 3 berries that are all 90% spoiled (10% fresh) are placed in the Crock Pot, the resulting meatball will be 45% spoiled (55% fresh)). Non-spoilable ingredients are ignored when calculating average spoilage percentage. In the vanilla game, a meal doesn't begin to spoil until a player removes it from the Crock Pot. Meals remain in the Crock Pot until either a player removes it, a Lureplant "eats" it, or the pot is destroyed.
There are 9 recognised food groups when cooking with a Crock Pot:
Some Foods do not fall into any of these groups (e.g. Butterfly Wings). Some fall into multiple (e.g. Fish). Some might count as a meat, fruit, or vegetable when fed to a Pig but not when used in a Crock Pot.
An 11th food group, Fat, has gone unimplemented.
The following items can be used in a Crock Pot:
- Any Meat (raw or cooked)
- Any Monster Food (raw or cooked)
- Any Fish or Seafood
- Any Egg (raw or cooked)
- Any Fruit (raw or cooked)
- Any Vegetable (raw or cooked)
- Any Sweetener
- Certain inedible items (See Inedible)
- Butterfly Wings
Although the following items are edible, they cannot be used in any Crock Pot dishes:
- Batilisk Wing (raw or cooked) (excluding )
- Dark Petals
- Deerclops Eyeball
- Foliage (excluding )
- Glow Berry (excluding )
- Guardian's Horn
- Hatching Tallbird Egg
- Koalefant Trunk (excluding )
- Leafy Meat (raw or cooked) (excluding )
- Light Bulb
- Mandrake (cooked – raw o.k.)
- Rotten Egg
- Seeds (raw or cooked)
- Winter Koalefant Trunk (raw or cooked) (excluding )
- Birchnut (applies only to raw; roasted can be used in crock pot)
- Coconut (whole – halved or roasted o.k.)
- Dead Swordfish
- Dead Wobster (raw or cooked - alive o.k.)
- Dragoon Heart
- Eye of the Tiger Shark
- Rainbow Jellyfish (alive, dead, or cooked)
- Blooming Tuber (raw or cooked)
- Bramble Bulb
- Flytrap Stalk
- Lotus Flower (raw or cooked)
- Magic Water
- Poison Dartfrog Legs (raw or cooked)
- Seed Pod (raw or cooked)
- Tuber (raw or cooked)
The following recipes do not work with any cooked foods:
The following recipes do not work with specific cooked foods (i.e. Turkey Dinner requires raw Drumsticks but the other meat component can be cooked.):
An ingredient is "filler" if it can be added to a partially prepared recipe without changing the Crock Pot's output. Most recipes call for less than four ingredients, so fillers need to be added to fill the pot.
When filler is called for, most valid ingredients (see above) will usually work, though some recipes explicitly prohibit a couple ingredients or food groups. For example, Dragonpie cannot have any Meat ingredients in it.
If two or more Monster Foods are used in the pot, the crock pot produces Monster Lasagna unless Twigs are added (which makes Wet Goop) or higher priority food is available. As such, only one Monster Food should ever be attempted as filler for a dish.
The following is Monster Food:
- Monster Meat (Raw or Cooked)
- Monster Jerky
- Durian (Raw or Cooked)
- Dead Jellyfish (Raw or Cooked) ()
- Dried Jellyfish ()
- See also: Food
These "food values" measure of how plentifully an ingredient can fulfill a recipe's need for certain food groups. Combined ingredients' food values (in addition to recipe priority) are what determine an attempt's final dish. For example, Honey Ham requires a meat value greater than or equal to 2.0, so in addition to Honey its ingredients can be 3 Jerky; 2 Jerky & 1 filler; or 1 Jerky and 2 Drumsticks; but 1 Jerky, 1 Drumstick, & 1 filler won't cut it.
- +1 meat, +1 monster
- +1 meat
- +1 meat
- +0.5 fruit
Those are added up, and the final dish's set of value will 3.0 meat, 1.0 monster, 0.5 fruit. this would result in meaty stew
Different Meat ingredients have different meat values.
Fish & seafood come in three levels of fishiness: half, full, and double.
Fruit ingredients come in half-size & full-size.
Durian counts as monster food as well as a full fruit.
Vegetable ingredients come in half-size & full-size.
Egg ingredients come in small & enormous.
Sweeteners are Honeys & Royal Jelly.
Dairy includes Butter & Electric Milk.
Decoration value (DST)
Decorations are a unique food category in Don't Starve Together. It contains foods that are wild cards and typically only used in one recipe.
Foods with decoration value of 1.0: Forget-me-lots
Foods with decoration value of 2.0: Collected Dust
Recipes' priority ratings are used to determine the result of an ingredient set decides the result of a particular cooking session based on the ingredients used. The recipe with the highest rating will always be chosen. If there are several valid recipes with the same priority, a random one of those specific recipes will be chosen. Some recipes have priority of 0 or below, which means they will never be chosen over recipes of positive priority. One such recipe is Wet Goop, which is in fact always a valid result, but it's never chosen over anything else because it has -2 priority.
For a simple example, cooking with 4 Meat pieces, both the Meatballs recipe (priority -1) and the Meaty Stew recipe (priority 0) are valid, but the completed dish will always be Meaty Stew, because it has greater priority.
If there is more than one recipe with highest priority the game will pick at random. Here is a final example; a dish that uses as ingredients fulfills four different recipes: Fishsticks (10), Fish Tacos (10), Kabobs (5), and Froggle Bunwich (1). Two dishes tie, so the result 50% of the time is Fishsticks, and the other 50% it's Fish Tacos.
Recipes for the Crock Pot
The following is a list of Crock Pot recipes. There are also recipes exclusive to the Portable Crock Pot, not listed here.
A calculator to show what dishes can be made from given ingredients can be found here.
Under Ingredients, icons with a numeric value (like 1.0) represent any ingredient from that food group. Icons without values are specific ingredients. Required ingredients are the minimum food items to make a dish, and attempting to fill a dish with restricted ingredients would lead to a different dish.
|Sweeteners||Monster Foods||Dairy ()||Bugs ()||Inedible|
|Asparagus Soup||18.75||5||20||15d||10s||10||+ ×0.5|
|Bacon and Eggs||75||5||20||20d||40s||10||>1.0 + >1.0||No|
|Banana Pop||12.5||33||20||3d||10s||20||+ + ×1.0||No|
|+ + ×1.0|
|Barnacle Linguine||75||20||10||6d||40s||30||×2 + ×2.0|
|Barnacle Nigiri||37.5||5||40||10d||10s||30||+ +|
|Barnacle Pita||37.5||5||20||15d||40s||25||+ ×0.5|
|Beefy Greens||75||5||40||6d||40s||25||+ ×3.0|
|Bunny Stew||37.5||5||20||10d||10s||1||>0 + ×2||No |
|Butter Muffin||37.5||5||20||15d||40s||1||+ ×0.5||No |
Can replace with
|California Roll||37.5||10||20||10d||10s||20||×2 + ×1.0|
|×2 + ×1.0|
|Creamy Potato Purée||37.5||33||20||15d||20s||20||+ +||No|
|Fancy Spiralled Tubers||37.5||15||3||10d||15s||10||+ ×1.0||No |
|Feijoada||75||15||20||8d||70s||30||×3 + ×0.5|
|Figkabab||25||15||20||15d||20s||30||+ ×1.0 +|
|Fish Tacos||37.5||5||20||6d||10s||10||+ ×0.5|
|Fishsticks||37.5||5||40||10d||40s||10||>0 + ×1.0||Fillers cannot be|
|Fist Full of Jam||37.5||5||3||15d||10s||0||×0.5||No|
|Flower Salad||12.5||5||40||6d||10s||10||+ ×1.5||No|
|Froggle Bunwich||37.5||5||20||15d||40s||1||+ ×0.5|
|Frozen Banana Daiquiri||18.75||15||30||15d||20s||1||×1 +||No|
|Gummy Cake||150||-5||-3||20d||40s||1||+ ×1.0||No|
|Hard Shell Tacos||37.5||5||20||15d||20s||1||+ + ×0.5|
|Honey Ham||75||5||30||15d||40s||2||+ >1.5||No |
|Honey Nuggets||37.5||5||20||15d||40s||2||+ >0||No |
|Ice Cream||25||50||0||3d||10s||10||+ ×1.0 + ×1.0||No|
|Iced Tea||12.5||33||3||6d||10s||30||+ + + ×1.0|
in 2 min
|Jelly-O Pop||12.5||0||20||3d||10s||20||+ + ×1.0|
|Jelly Salad||37.5||50||0||6d||40s||50||×2 + ×2.0|
|Kabobs||37.5||5||3||15d||40s||5||>0 + ×1.0||No |
|Melonsicle||12.5||20||3||3d||10s||10||+ + ×1.0||No|
|Milkmade Hat||187.5 in 4 min||-5.3 in 4 min||0||Never||40s||55||+ +|
|Mushy Cake||25||10||0||15d||20s||30||+ + +|
|Nettle Rolls||25||5||20||6d||10s||0||+ +|
|Pierogi||37.5||5||40||20d||20s||5||×1.0 + >0 + >0||No|
|Powdercake||0||0||-3||18750d||10s||10||(or ) + + ×1.0|
|Pumpkin Cookie||37.5||15||0||10d||40s||10||+ ×2.0|
|Seafood Gumbo||37.5||20||40||10d||20s||10||×1 >1.0|
|Shark Fin Soup||12.5||-10||40||10d||10s||20|
|Snake Bone Soup||25||10||40||10d||20s||20||+ + ×2.0|
|Soothing Tea||0||15 + 30 over 1 min||3||3d||20s||1||+ +||No|
|Spicy Chili||37.5||0||20||10d||10s||10||×1.5 + ×1.5|
|Spicy Vegetable Stinger||25||33||3||15d||10s||15||( or )+ + ×1.5||See equivalent recipe|
|Steamed Ham Sandwich||37.5||15||40||6d||40s||5||+ + ×1.0||No |
|Stuffed Eggplant||37.5||5||3||15d||40s||1||+ ×0.5|
|Stuffed Fish Heads||75||0||20||3d||40s||25||+ ×1.0|
|Stuffed Pepper Poppers||25||-5||30||15d||40s||20||+ ×0.5||No |
|Surf 'n' Turf||37.5||33||60||10d||20s||30||×2.5 + ×1.5||No|
|10s||25||+ + ×1.0||No|
|Trail Mix||12.5||5||30||15d||10s||10||+ ( or ) + ×0.5||No|
|Tropical Bouillabaisse||37.5||15||20||10d||40s||35||+ + + ×1.0|
|Turkey Dinner||75||5||20||6d||60s||10||x 2 >0 +||When using don't add Vegetable|
|Vegetable Stinger||25||33||3||15d||10s||15||( or ) + + ×1.5||No|
|Waffles||37.5||5||60||6d||10s||10||+ + ×1.0|
|||Wet Goop||0||0||0||6d||5s||-2||Results when nothing else works|
|Mussel Bouillabaise||37.5||15||20||10d||40s||30||x 2 + x 2||No|
In DLCs, items left in the Crock Pot will start to spoil before they are collected, and they spoil even quicker if it is raining. Some existing recipes gain the ability to warm or cool the player and new recipes have been added which can lower or raise the player's temperature. The Crock Pot itself also generates heat when cooking, which can possibly Overheat the player during Summer and Dry Season.
If a regular or RoG save file has been set to be compatible with SW, any recipes added by SW will also be available in such a file. Consequently, recipes such as Surf 'n' Turf can be created to easily restore large amounts of Health and Sanity in the Ruins by combining 2 Monster Meats with 2 Eels.
The Hamlet DLC introduces the first Crock Pot recipe that turns into a different recipe when it has spoiled. Tea will spoil after one day, but instead of becoming Rot it will become Iced Tea. Even though this transformation likely represents the cooling of the hot drink, putting Tea in an Ice Box will slow its spoilage like any other food item. Foliages can be used in the Crock Pot in this DLC.
- The light emitted by an active Crock Pot is enough to keep Charlie away.
- Warly has his own Portable Crock Pot.
- Some Crock Pot dishes give fewer Hunger / Health points than the sum of their components.
- If the player has enough resources to create a 5-6 fit Crock Pot setting, the player can position them in a quintet or hexagonal style and place a Fridge or two in the center. This will allow both the fridge and crock pot to be open simultaneously, increasing cooking efficiency.
- It's a good idea to cook any stale or spoiled food on fire before putting them in the Crock Pot, if the recipe allows cooked food to be used. Doing so raises the overall freshness of the ingredients, making the end result last longer.