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Don’t Starve Together: Top 10 Best Crock Pot Recipes

Foraging for food to stay alive is quite literally the name of the game in Don’t Starve Together. Players will need to work either with other players or by themselves in order to keep themselves sated and fight off their hunger. The best way to do this in Don’t Starve Together is by cooking up recipes in a crock pot.

But out of the dozens and dozens of different crock pot recipes in the game, which ones are the best? Which crock pot recipes should you use if your low on a certain stat? And is there a best overall recipe? We’ll be answering these questions and much more in this guide by ranking the Top 10 Best Crock Pot Recipes in Don’t Starve Together!

10 Best Crock Pot Recipes in Don’t Starve Together, Ranked

While there are plenty of useful crock pot recipes in Don’t Starve Together, our rankings will cover only the best of the best. We’ll be mainly taking a look at how effective the recipe is at recovering your stats and how easy/accessible it is to make.

We’ll be ranking the recipes from good to best.

Trail Mix

Trail Mix - Great Early-Game Healing Item
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  • Main Use: Great early-game healing item
  • Stats: 12.5 Hunger / 30 Health / 5 Sanity
  • Perish Time: 15 days
  • Recommended Recipe: 1x Roasted Birchnut, 2x Berries, 1x Twigs

For our first entry on this ranking, we have Trail Mix. This is a classic food item beloved by hikers and cub scouts alike! It’s also a really great crock pot recipe that can sustain you through most of the early game. Even better, it has a long shelf-life of 15 days before rotting.

If you eat a bag of Trail Mix, you will gain +12.5 hunger (+ 27.5 if you’re playing as Walter), +30 to your health, and +5 to your sanity. As you can see, it’s great for recovering health and can easily become your go-to healing item (unless you’re Wigfrid who won’t eat it). It’s certainly easier to obtain than Healing Salves in most cases.

Every bag of Trail Mix requires at least 1 roasted birchnut, 1 berry, 1 miscellaneous fruit, and 1 filler. Thankfully, you can get by with just berries and twigs, both of which can easily be found by wandering around in most lively biomes.

As for birchnuts, you’ll have to find fully grown birchnut trees to cut down for them. Said trees will give an extra birchnut during the Autumn, making it possible to maintain a steady supply of Trail Mix while regrowing the trees you cut down.

Note that birchnut trees will not drop any birchnuts during the Winter, severely limiting your ability to make Trail Mix. You’ll have to rely on a different food source in the meantime.

Turkey Dinner

Turkey Dinner - Best Crock Pot Recipes in Don't Starve Together
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  • Main Use: Best dish for Wigfrid (who only eats meat-based food)
  • Stats: 75 Hunger / 20 Health / 5 Sanity
  • Perish Time: 6 days
  • Recommended Recipe: 2x Drumstick, 1x Monster Meat, 1x Berries

The Turkey Dinner is a very hearty food that is very good for keeping your hunger sated and can even heal up a decent bit of your health. You can easily keep yourself full on a long excursion by bringing two or three of these with you.

Eating it will fill up +75 hunger (+90 if you are playing Wigfrid), +20 health, and +5 sanity. It will also increase your temperature by a bit, helping you stay warm during the Winter. Just note that it doesn’t remain good for too long, so try to cook it just before you venture away from camp.

You can make this recipe with two uncooked drumsticks, one non-drumstick meat item, and then either one mushroom, vegetable, or fruit. The drumsticks can be obtained by killing Gobblers (aka. turkeys).

However, Gobblers run away the second you get close. While you can try to corner them or pick them off with a ranged weapon, the easiest way is to bait them with some berries. Simply wait until the Gobbler is not fleeing, drop some berries nearby, and kill it while it’s slowly walking towards the berries.

Honey Ham

Honey Ham - Good Use For Monster Meat
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  • Main Use: Good use for Monster Meat
  • Stats: 75 Hunger / 30 Health / 5 Sanity
  • Perish Time: 15 days
  • Recommended Recipe: 2x Morsel / 1x Monster Meat / 1x Honey
    • Alternative: 1x Meat / 1x Monster Meat / 1x Honey / 1x Berries

Honey Ham is a delicious and hearty meal that will fill up a good amount of your hunger without breaking the bank. All of the ingredients are easy to get if you know where to look, and it’s a great all-around of a dish.

Eating it will grant +75 to your hunger, +30 to your health, and +5 to your sanity. Thanks to the Honey (probably), it even has long a shelf-life of 15 days! It’s effectively a better version of the Turkey Dinner.

My personal favorite way to make this recipe is with one regular meat, one monster meat, one honey, and one berry. Berries are very easy to obtain, and this is a good way to use one piece of monster meat (which is fairly abundant, especially if you live near spider dens).

Morsels can easily be obtained by either hunting rabbits or moles. Alternatively, if you’re near a Pig Village, you can pick off its inhabitants one by one for a meat. Just make sure not to aggro too many of them at once.

As for the honey, you can either start constructing your own bee box farm or by killing wild bees and beehives. Though that being said, we do recommend you start up your bee box farm before you end up purging all of the wild beehives in the area.

Meaty Stew

Meaty Stew - Best Crock Pot Recipes in Don't Starve Together
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  • Main Use: Best dish for hunger
  • Stats: 150 Hunger / 12 Health / 5 Sanity
  • Perish Time: 10 days
  • Recommended Recipe: 2x Morsel / 1x Monster Meat / 1x Meat
    • Alternative: 2x Meat / 1x Monster Meat / 1x Carrot

Meaty Stew is the next dish we’ll be covering. Out of all the crock pot recipes in Don’t Starve Together, this is the best one for filling up your hunger bar. Eating it will grant up to a whopping +150 hunger! Additionally, it will heal +12 health and +5 to your sanity meter.

While this recipe does fill you up a lot, some characters don’t have a stomach big enough for 150 hunger, meaning you might waste some of it depending on who you are playing as. If you do decide to eat this, I recommend waiting until you’re on the brink of starvation. You can eat one every few days and not have to stress that much about your hunger.

It can be made with at least three meat items in the crock pot. Then, you can either use a fourth meat item or a vegetable for the last available spot. Just do not use more than 1 monster meat, or you’ll end up with the largely useless Monster Lasagna.


Guacamole - Easy to Farm
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  • Main Use: Easy to farm recipe
  • Stats: 37.5 Hunger / 20 Health / 0 Sanity
  • Perish Time: 10 days
  • Recommended Recipe: 1x Moleworm / 1x Cactus Flesh / 2x Twigs

Guacamole is a really good crock pot recipe that doesn’t provide as many statistical benefits as some of the other dishes, but it makes up for it with how it can be mass-produced very easily (more on that in a moment).

Upon eating this dish, you will gain +37.5 to your hunger, +20 health, and +0 to your sanity. The hunger benefit is pretty good, and gaining +20 health is very nice as well.

The best way to craft this recipe is by using one moleworm, one cactus, and two twigs. Note that the moleworm needs to be alive. To do so, you’ll need to craft a hammer and whack the moleworm when it comes out of the ground. You can bait the moleworm by dropping any shiny object (like flint) near it while it’s tunneling.

Cactus can only be found in deserts, where it’s pretty abundant. You might have to wander around the map for a bit until you find a desert, but once you do, you should be all set. Alternatively, if you’ve managed to set sail and find the Lunar Island, you can use stonefruit in place of cactus flesh.

If you want to get a lot of ingredients to make guacamole easily, you can set up a moleworm farm. To do this, place down a piece of flint on the ground and then surround that with stone walls. This will attract moleworms, who will attempt to grab the flint but are instead blocked by the walls. You can then walk up to the moles and whacking them all with a hammer. For a more comprehensive guide on how to do this, click here for a video guide on moleworm farming by YouTuber The Beard 777.

Bacon & Eggs

Bacon & Eggs - Best Crock Pot Recipes in Don't Starve Together
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  • Main Use: Very long-lasting food dish
  • Stats: 75 Hunger / 20 Health / 5 Sanity
  • Perish Time: 20 days
  • Recommended Recipe: 1x Monster Meat / 1x Morsel / 2x Egg
    • Alternative: 2x Monster Meat / 1x Tallbird Egg / 1x Twig

Bacon and Eggs is a classic breakfast dish, and it’s one of the most important crock pot recipes (and meals of the day) in Don’t Starve Together. The primary reason for this is that it’s one of the longest-lasting food items in the game, taking a total of 20 days before it spoils. Naturally, this makes it great for long trips.

It will regenerate +75 hunger (+90 if you are Wilson), +20 health, and +5 sanity. You can make this crock pot recipe with two pieces of meat and two regular eggs. If you manage to obtain a tallbird egg, it’ll be one of the few times you can use more than one monster meat in a dish and not end up with Monster Lasagna.

Luckily, regular eggs are very easy to obtain. You just need to catch a bird with a bird trap and put it into a bird cage. Then you can feed that bird any meat item and it will give you an egg! This is a great way to convert excess monster meat into a more usable ingredient or to avoid wasting any meat that’s about to rot.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream - Great For Sanity
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  • Main Use: Great for recovering sanity
  • Stats: 25 Hunger / 0 Health / 50 Sanity
  • Perish Time: 3 days
  • Recommended Recipe: 1x Electric Milk / 1x Honey / 2x Ice

Ice Cream is without a doubt one of the best crock pot recipes in Don’t Starve Together for refilling your sanity. When you eat a bowl of Ice Cream, you will gain +25 hunger (+40 if you are playing as Webber), +0 to your health, and +50 to your sanity!

It even lowers your temperature, making it a great food dish in the Summer. However, due to its very short perish time, you’ll want to only craft it when it’s necessary.

The most resource-efficient way to make one bowl of Ice Cream is to use one piece of honey, one bottle of milk, and two pieces of ice. The honey can be obtained by destroying bee hives or harvesting from a Bee Box.

The other two ingredients are a bit harder to obtain. Ice can be mined from glaciers, which will spawn in mass during the Winter time. You’ll ideally have a single Ice Box (refrigerator) dedicated solely to storing ice.

Electric Milk can only be obtained from Volt Goats when they’ve been charged by lightning. This makes them incredibly hostile and dangerous, as their attacks will stun you if you’re not wearing any insulated clothing.

It’s strongly recommended that you attempt to build an enclosure around a wild herd of Volt Goats and place lightning rods in the vicinity if you want to reliably obtain Electric Milk. As long as you leave at least one member of the herd alive, it’ll continue to produce more Volt Goats.


Dragonpie - Best Crock Pot Recipes in Don't Starve Together
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  • Main Use: Very cheap healing item.
  • Stats: 75 Hunger / 40 Health / 5 Sanity
  • Perish Time: 15 days
  • Recommended Recipe: 1x Dragon Fruit / 3x Twigs

If you want a good healing item, then look no further than the Dragonpie. This is a very effective way to heal your wounds and sate your hunger with only a few easy-to-obtain ingredients.

Eating a Dragonpie will net you +75 hunger, +40 health, and +5 sanity. To make this dish, you will need at least one Dragon Fruit (cooked or uncooked), then add three of the same filler (berries, ice, or twigs). We strongly suggest using twigs, as they’re the easiest to obtain more of.

The only item that takes a bit of serious effort to get for this recipe is Dragon Fruit. You’ll have to start up a farm and keep growing random crops until you get lucky and get a Dragon Fruit. Once you do, immediately feed the Dragon Fruit to a bird inside of a bird cage.

There is a 50% chance you’ll get more Dragon Fruit seeds, letting you effectively set up a Dragon Fruit farm. If you’re unlucky, you’ll get a generic seed and will have to repeat the process again.

Two things to note. Despite its name and appearance, Wigfrid will not eat this dish. Additionally, since the Dragonpie has a longer perish time than a Dragon Fruit, you should immediately convert any picked fruits into pie form.

Wobster Dinner

Wobster Dinner - Great For Health & Sanity
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  • Main Use: Great recipe for health and sanity
  • Stats: 37.5 Hunger / 60 Health / 50 Sanity
  • Perish Time: 15 days
  • Recommended Recipe: 1x Wobster / 1x Butter / 2x Twigs

Wobsters are a (relatively) easy-to-obtain mob that you can turn into a delicious dish that is good for your heart and your soul. They can be cooked into a Wobster Dinner, which is one of the best crock pot recipes in Don’t Starve Together.

I would consider this to be a good mid-game food item that all players should strive to get. Once eaten, you will gain +37.5 to your hunger (+52.5 if you’re playing as Maxwell), +60 health, and +50 sanity as well!

The most efficient way to craft this dish is to use one live wobster, one stick of butter, and two twigs. To obtain wobsters, go to the Coastal Ocean biome and look for a Wobster Mound – a rock jetting out of the water. You can either mine it to obtain wobsters, or wait until dusk when they come out naturally.

As for butter, you’ll have to slaughter butterflies in mass, as they only have a 2% chance to drop butter. To make this actually viable, you’ll need to plant a bunch of flowers together to create a butterfly farm.

Just keep an ear out for a hissing noise, as killing butterflies increases your naughty score and eventually summons Krampus – a monster who’ll go breaking your chests, stealing your items, and trying to escape with them. If you’re killing butterflies in mass and all of a sudden stop hearing the hissing noise, then Krampus has probably spawned nearby.


Meatballs - Best Overall Crock Pot Recipes in Don't Starve Together
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  • Main Use: Best overall food item (especially for hunger)
  • Stats: 62.5 Hunger / 3 Health / 5 Sanity
  • Perish Time: 10 days
  • Recommended Recipe: 1x Monster Meat / 3x Mushrooms (any color)
    • Alternative: 1x Morsel / 3x Berries

And taking our number 1 spot, we have Meatballs! Meatballs are without a doubt the BEST overall crock pot recipe in Don’t Starve Together and probably the first one you’ll make.

This recipe is widely considered one of the meta food items by many players due to how filling it is and how easy it is to make. You’ll most likely rely on this recipe exclusively to keep your hunger topped off until you have access to better recipes, and even then you’ll still probably keep making Meatballs.

The best recipe for these is to take one meat item (either regular meats or monster meats) and then combining it with three filler (ice, mushrooms, or berries). You’ll most likely have to rely on berries and mushrooms early on, but once you have a fridge (or three) packed to the brim with ice, you can start using ice exclusively.

This recipe is so great because of how easy it is to make with early game food items, and it can be combined with food items that you shouldn’t eat on their own (such as mushrooms and monster meat).

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