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Crock Pot
Crock Pot Build.png
"Make better food."
Cut Stone.png × 3Charcoal.png × 6Twigs.png × 6
Icon Food.png
Science Machine.png
Allows the player to make unique food.
Wilson Portrait.png
It makes me hungry just to look at it.


Willow Portrait.png
I could put food in it and fire underneath it.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Empty pot make Wolfgang think hungry thoughts.


Wendy Portrait.png
As empty as my soul.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
It looks derelict when it's not cooking something.


Woodie Portrait.png
It seems a waste to just leave it sitting there, empty.


Waxwell Portrait.png
Just the thought makes my mouth water.


Wagstaff Portrait.png
In need of ingredients.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Nöthing in there.


Webber Portrait.png
Food goes in, other food comes out.


Walani Portrait.png
My kind of cooking... Just dump everything in and wait!


Warly Portrait.png
Empty pot, empty heart.


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Th'pot be empty.


Wilba Portrait.png


Wormwood Portrait.png
Nothing there


Wheeler Portrait.png
Meals are typically better if they contain food.


Winona Portrait.png
I make a mean stew.


Wortox Portrait.png
Can souls simmer?


The Crock Pot is a Food Tab structure that is used to cook various food items. It requires a Science Machine to prototype and costs 3 Cut Stone, 6 Charcoal, and 6 Twigs to craft.

There are 48 recipes available (including DLC recipes) for the Crock Pot.

Despite its relative high cost in early game, rushing a Crock Pot may provide a boost to any players as it greatly enhances the value and efficiency of food items to players, for example, it can turn a Monster Meat into a very efficient food item by combining with 2 Meats and 1 Carrot. Wet Goop may be produced if wrong ingredients are input which results in an unsuccessful cooking process (read more recipes below).

Icon Tools.png Usage

A Crock Pot has four food item slots which must be filled in order to begin the cooking process. Only one item can be placed in each slot. Most recipes take 10–20 seconds to cook (exact times are listed in each individual recipe). All Crock Pot dishes can be stacked to 40, and actual Crock Pot meals cannot be added to a Crock Pot slot. Spoiled Food used in a Crock Pot has a chance to result in Rot; the spoilage value is averaged among the ingredients, then halved.

Cooked meals in the vanilla game will not begin to spoil until the player removes them from the Crock Pot. In other words, Crock Pot meals will remain in the Crock Pot until either the player removes it, a Lureplant "eats" it, or the pot is destroyed.

Food categories

Crock Pot recipes differentiate between the following food categories:

Any valid ingredients have at least one tag. Some foods have more tags, like Durian, Monster Meat, Fish, Eel, Mandrake and Butter.

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


Valid Ingredients

The following items can be used in a Crock Pot:

Meats.png Meats (Raw or Cooked)
Monster Foods.png Monster Food (Raw or Cooked)
Fishes.png Fishes
All Eggs.png Eggs (Raw or Cooked)
Fruit.png Fruits (Raw or Cooked)
Vegetables.png Vegetables (Raw or Cooked)
Dairy product.png Dairy
Sweetener.png Sweeteners
Fat.png Fat (unimplemented)
Twigs.png Twigs
Mandrake.png Mandrake
Butterfly Wings.png Butterfly Wings
Roasted Birchnut.png Roasted Birchnuts (Reign of Giants icon.png)
Moleworm.png Moleworm (Reign of Giants icon.png)
Wobster.png Wobsters (Shipwrecked icon.png)
Dorsal Fin.png Dorsal Fin (Shipwrecked icon.png)
Nettle.png Nettle (Hamlet icon.png)
Weevole Carapace.png Weevole Carapace (Hamlet icon.png)
Foliage.png Foliage (Hamlet icon.png)
Moon Moth Wings.png Moon Moth Wings (Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Glow Berry.png Glow Berries and its lesser variant (Don't Starve Together icon.pngPortable Crock Pot.png)
Nightmare Fuel.png Nightmare Fuel (Don't Starve Together icon.pngPortable Crock Pot.png)
Volt Goat Horn.png Volt Goat Horn (Don't Starve Together icon.pngPortable Crock Pot.png)

Invalid Ingredients

The following items cannot be used in a Crock Pot:

Rot.png Rot
Seeds.png Seeds (Raw or Cooked)
Petals.png Petals / Dark Petals.png Dark Petals (including Garland.png Garland)
Rotten Egg.png Rotten Eggs or Hatching Tallbird Egg.png Hatching Tallbird Eggs
Cooked Mandrake.png Cooked Mandrake
Koalefant Trunk.png Koalefant Trunk / Winter Koalefant Trunk.png Winter Koalefant Trunk (Raw or Cooked)
Deerclops Eyeball.png Deerclops Eyeball or Rhino Horn.png Guardian's Horn
Batilisk Wing.png Batilisk Wing (Raw or Cooked)
Leafy Meat.png Leafy Meat (Raw or Cooked)
Foliage.png Foliage
Light Bulb.png Light Bulbs or Glow Berry.png Glow Berries
Birchnut.png Birchnuts (only when raw, roasted ones can be added)
Coconut.png Coconuts (only when whole, halved and roasted ones can be added) (Shipwrecked icon.png)
Dead Wobster.png Dead Wobsters (Dead or Cooked - alive ones can be added) (Shipwrecked icon.png)
Dead Swordfish.png Swordfish (Shipwrecked icon.png)
Dragoon Heart.png Dragoon Heart (Shipwrecked icon.png)
Eye of the Tiger Shark.png Eye of the Tiger Shark (Shipwrecked icon.png)
Rainbow Jellyfish.png Rainbow Jellyfish (Alive, Dead or Cooked) (Shipwrecked icon.png)

Note: Most recipes accept the "Cooked" versions of foods as ingredients, with the exception of the following:

Turkey Dinner.png Turkey Dinner
Mandrake Soup.png Mandrake Soup
Melonsicle.png Melonsicle (Reign of Giants icon.png)
Guacamole.png Guacamole (Reign of Giants icon.png)
Banana Pop.png Banana Pop (Shipwrecked icon.png)
Mussel Bouillabaise.png Mussel Bouillabaise (Shipwrecked icon.png)
Sweet Potato Souffle.png Sweet Potato Souffle (Shipwrecked icon.png)


Most 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.png Dragonpie requires only one Dragon Fruit.png Dragon Fruit, but cannot have any Meats.png Meat as filler.

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

Monster Food

If too much Monster Food is used as ingredients (including Filler), the recipe will produce Monster Lasagna.png Monster Lasagna, unless Twigs have been added or higher priority food is available.

The following is considered Monster Food:

Monster Meat.png Monster Meat (Raw or Cooked Monster Meat.png Cooked)
Monster Jerky.png Monster Jerky
Durian.png Durian (Raw or Extra Smelly Durian.png Cooked)
Dead Jellyfish.png Dead Jellyfish (Raw or Cooked Jellyfish.png Cooked) (Shipwrecked icon.png)
Dried Jellyfish.png Dried Jellyfish (Shipwrecked icon.png)

Food values

Crock Pot Foods.png

Glommer.png See also: Food

Food value can be defined as a food's usefulness, potency, or strength in regards to how well it can fulfill a particular recipe.

Meat value

Different Meats have different Meat values:

Meat value = 0.5 : Morsel.png Cooked Morsel.png Drumstick.png Fried Drumstick.png Frog Legs.png Cooked Frog Legs.png Small Jerky.png Fish.png Cooked Fish.pngCooked Eel.png Eel.pngMoleworm.png Shark Fin.png Dead Dogfish.png Raw Fish.png Fish Steak.png Tropical Fish.png Purple Grouper.png Cooked Purple Grouper.png Pierrot Fish.png Cooked Pierrot Fish.png Neon Quattro.png Cooked Neon Quattro.png Roe.png Cooked Roe.png
Meat value = 1.0 : Meat.png Cooked Meat.png Jerky.pngMonster Meat.png Cooked Monster Meat.png  Monster Jerky.png

As seen above, the following examples all hold true:

(1) Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat has a Meat value of 1.0.
(1) Meat.png Meat + (1) Drumstick.png Drumstick has a total Meat value of 1.5.
(1) Morsel.png Morsel + (1) Morsel.png Morsel + (1) Morsel.png Morsel has a total Meat value of 1.5.
(2) Morsel.png Morsels are equal to the Meat value of (1) normal piece of Meat.png Meat (Meat value = 1.0).

The term "meatiness" is sometimes used to describe Meat value. Hence, the total meatiness of ingredients added, is the sum of individual Meat values.

If Honey Ham.png Honey Ham requires a Meat value greater than (>) or equal to 2.0, then (2) Meat.png Meats can be used, or (1) Meat.png Meat and (2) Drumstick.png Drumsticks could be used, but not (1) Meat.png Meat and (1) Drumstick.png Drumstick.

Note that Tropical Fish provide 0.5 units of meat value when uncooked, but none when cooked (as they give a Cooked Fish Morsel when cooked).

Fish/Seafood value

There are different types of fish and seafood that add to fish and seafood value:

Fish Value = 0.5 : Crabbit.png Fish Morsel.png Cooked Fish Morsel.png Limpets.png Cooked Limpets.png Mussel.png Cooked Mussel.png

Fish Value = 1 : Fish.png Cooked Fish.png Eel.png Cooked Eel.png Shark Fin.png Dead Dogfish.png Jellyfish.png Dead Jellyfish.png Cooked Jellyfish.png Dried Jellyfish.png Raw Fish.png Fish Steak.png Tropical Fish.png Purple Grouper.png Cooked Purple Grouper.png Pierrot Fish.png Cooked Pierrot Fish.png Neon Quattro.png Cooked Neon Quattro.png Roe.png Cooked Roe.png

Fish Value = 2 : Wobster.png

Note that Tropical Fish provide 1 full unit of fish value when uncooked, but only 0.5 when cooked (as they give a Cooked Fish Morsel when cooked).

Fruit value

Fruit value = 0.5 : Berries.png Roasted Berries.png Coffee Beans.png
Fruit value = 1.0 : Pomegranate.png Sliced Pomegranate.png Durian.png Extra Smelly Durian.png Dragon Fruit.png Prepared Dragon Fruit.pngCave Banana.pngCooked Cave Banana.png Watermelon.png Grilled Watermelon.png Cooked Coffee Beans.png Halved Coconut.png Roasted Coconut.png

Berries only count as half a Fruit (Fruit value of 0.5). 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 value

Vegetable value = 0.5 : Red Cap.png Cooked Red Cap.png Green Cap.png Cooked Green Cap.png Blue Cap.png Cooked Blue Cap.png
Vegetable value = 1.0 : Carrot.png Roasted Carrot.png Corn.png Popcorn.png Pumpkin.png Hot Pumpkin.png Eggplant.png Braised Eggplant.png Lichen.png Cactus Flesh.png Cooked Cactus Flesh.png Cactus Flower.png Sweet Potato.png Cooked Sweet Potato.png Seaweed.png Roasted Seaweed.png Dried Seaweed.png

Egg value

Egg value = 1.0 : Egg.png Cooked Egg.png Doydoy Egg.png Fried Doydoy Egg.png
Egg value = 4.0 :  Tallbird Egg.pngFried Tallbird Egg.png

Sweetener value

Sweetener value = 1.0: Honey.png Honeycomb.png
Sweetener value = 4.0: Royal Jelly.png

Reign of Giants icon.png Dairy Product value

Dairy Product value = 1.0 : Electric Milk.png Butter.png


Also known as "importance", the Priority rating 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 recipes with the same importance, a random one of those specific recipes 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.

Each recipe requires certain items to be present, for example Meatballs requires at least 1 piece of Meat. Some recipes may also have hidden exclusions, for example Dragonpie excludes Meats.

The Crock Pot always requires 4 food items to begin cooking, 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 requires a Meat value between 0.5-2.5 (a Meat value of 3.0 or higher will make Meaty Stew); if 1 Morsel is added, then the remaining three slots are considered "Filler", so adding 3 more Morsels, or 3 Berries, or 3 Butter would be acceptable. However, adding Twigs will result in Kabobs, as they are a higher Priority than the Meatballs.

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.: (1) Monster Meat.png Monster Meat + (1) Monster Meat.png Monster Meat + (1) Egg.png Egg + (1) Egg.png Egg has a chance to produce Bacon and Eggs.png Bacon and Eggs or Monster Lasagna.png Monster Lasagna.

Here is a final example; adding (1) Fish, (1) Frog Legs, (1) Corn, and (1) Twigs to the Crock Pot fulfills the requirements of four (4) different Crock Pot meals. Only one (1) Crock Pot meal can be made, and its determined by the meal with the highest Priority (see Table below).

Outcome Priority Requirements*
Fishsticks +10 Fishes.png×1 Twigs.png×1
Fish Tacos +10 Fishes.png×1 Corns.png×1
Kabobs +5 Meats ava.png×0.5 Twigs.png×1
Froggle Bunwich +1 Frog Legs ava.png×1 Vegetables ava.png×0.5
*All Food values are shown with decimal points.

The result is a tie between Fishsticks and Fish Tacos, both with a Priority of +10, which means the final result will be Fishsticks 50% of the time and Fish Tacos 50% of the time.

Crock Pot recipes

The following is a list of Crock Pot recipes.

Food Name DLC Health Hunger Sanity Perish time (days) Cook time (sec) Priority Recipe
Requirements* Filler
Bacon and Eggs.png Bacon and Eggs +20 +75 +5 20 40 10 Meats ava.png×1.5 All Eggs.png×2.0 No Vegetables ava.png
Banana Pop.png Banana Pop Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +12.5 +33 10 10 20 Banana.png Ice.png Twigs.png No Meats ava.pngFishes.png
Bisque.png Bisque Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +18.75 +5 10 20 30 Limpets.png×3 Ice.png
Butter Muffin.png Butter Muffin +20 +37.5 +5 15 40 1 Butterfly Wings.png×1 Vegetables ava.png×0.5 No Meats ava.png
California Roll.png California Roll Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +37.5 +10 10 10 20 Seaweed.png×2 Fishes.png×1.0
Caviar.png Caviar Shipwrecked icon.png +3 +12.5 +33 10 40 20 Roe.png×1 or Cooked Roe.png×3
Ceviche.png Ceviche Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +25 +5 10 10 20 Fishes.png×2.0 Ice.png
Coffee.png Coffee Shipwrecked icon.png +3 +9.375 -5 10 10 30 Cooked Coffee Beans.png×3 Only Dairy product.png Sweetener.png Cooked Coffee Beans.png
Dragonpie.png Dragonpie +40 +75 +5 15 40 1 Dragon Fruit ava.png×1 No Meats ava.png
Fish Tacos.png Fish Tacos +20 +37.5 +5 6 10 10 Fishes.png×0.5 Corns.png×1
Fishsticks.png Fishsticks +40 +37.5 +5 10 40 10 Fishes.png×0.5 Twigs.png×1 Maximum Twigs.png×1
Fist Full of Jam.png Fist Full of Jam +3 +37.5 +5 15 10 0 Fruits ava.png×0.5 No Meats ava.png Vegetables ava.png Twigs.png
Flower Salad.png Flower Salad Reign of Giants icon.png +40 +12.5 +5 6 10 10 Cactus Flower.png×1 Vegetables.png×2.0 No Fruit.png Meats ava.png All Eggs.png Sweetener.png Twigs.png
Fresh Fruit Crepes.png Fresh Fruit Crepes Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +150 +15 10 20 30 Fruit.png×1.5 Butter.png×1 Honey.png×1 Cooked in Portable Crock Pot.png
Froggle Bunwich.png Froggle Bunwich +20 +37.5 +5 15 40 1 Frog Legs ava.png×1 Vegetables ava.png×0.5
Fruit Medley.png Fruit Medley +20 +25 +5 6 10 0 Fruits ava.png×3.0 No Meats ava.png Vegetables ava.png
Guacamole.png Guacamole Reign of Giants icon.png +20 +37.5 0 10 10 10 Cactus Flesh.png×1 Moleworm.png×1 No Fruits ava.png
Honey Ham.png Honey Ham +30 +75 +5 15 40 2 Meats ava.png×2.0 Honey.png×1 No Twigs.png
Honey Nuggets.png Honey Nuggets +20 +37.5 +5 15 40 2 Meats ava.png×0.5 Honey.png×1 Less than Meats ava.png×2.0, no Twigs.png
Ice Cream.png Ice Cream Reign of Giants icon.png 0 +25 +50 3 10 10 Dairy product.png×1.0 Ice.png×1 Sweetener.png×1 No Meats ava.png All Eggs.png Vegetables ava.png Twigs.png
Jellybeans.png Jellybeans Don't Starve Together icon.png +122
(over 2 minutes)
+0 +5 Never 50 12 Royal Jelly.png×1 No Twigs.png Monster Foods.png
Jelly-O Pop.png Jelly-O Pop Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +12.5 0 3 10 20 Jellyfish.png Ice.png Twigs.png
Kabobs.png Kabobs +3 +37.5 +5 15 40 5 Meats ava.png×0.5 Twigs.png×1 Maximum Twigs.png×1 Monster Foods.png×1
Lobster Bisque.png Lobster Bisque Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +25 +10 10 10 30 Wobster.png Ice.png
Lobster Dinner.png Lobster Dinner Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +37.5 +50 15 20 25 Wobster.png Butter.png No Meats ava.png Ice.png
Mandrake Soup.png Mandrake Soup +100 +150 +5 6 60 10 Mandrake.png×1
Meatballs.png Meatballs +3 +62.5 +5 10 15 -1 Meats ava.png×0.5 No Twigs.png
Meaty Stew.png Meaty Stew +12 +150 +5 10 15 0 Meats ava.png×3.0 No Twigs.png
Melonsicle.png Melonsicle Reign of Giants icon.png +3 +12.5 +20 3 10 10 Watermelon.png×1 Ice.png×1 Twigs.png×1 No Meats ava.png All Eggs.png Vegetables ava.png
Monster Lasagna.png Monster Lasagna -20 +37.5 -20 6 10 10 Monster Foods.png×2.0 No Twigs.png
Monster Tartare.png Monster Tartare Shipwrecked icon.png +3 +37.5 +10 10 20 30 Monster Foods.png×2.0 Eggs.png×1.0 Vegetables.png×0.5 Cooked in Portable Crock Pot.png
Mussel Bouillabaise.png Mussel Bouillabaise Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +37.5 +15 10 20 30 Mussel.png×2 Vegetables.png×2.0 Cooked in Portable Crock Pot.png
Pierogi.png Pierogi +40 +37.5 +5 20 20 5 All Eggs.png×1.0 Meats ava.png×0.5 Vegetables ava.png×0.5 No Twigs.png
Powdercake.png Powdercake -3 0 0 18750 10 10 Corns.png×1 Honey.png×1 Twigs.png×1
Pumpkin Cookies.png Pumpkin Cookie 0 +37.5 +15 10 40 10 Pumpkin ava.png×1 Honey ava.png×2
Ratatouille.png Ratatouille +3 +25 +5 15 20 0 Vegetables ava.png×0.5 No Meats ava.png Twigs.png
Seafood Gumbo.png Seafood Gumbo Shipwrecked icon.png +40 +37.5 +20 10 20 10 Fishes.png×2.5
Shark Fin Soup.png Shark Fin Soup Shipwrecked icon.png +40 +12.5 -10 10 10 20 Shark Fin.png×1
Spicy Chili.png Spicy Chili Reign of Giants icon.png +20 +37.5 0 10 10 10 Vegetables ava.png×1.5 Meats ava.png×1.5
Stuffed Eggplant.png Stuffed Eggplant +3 +37.5 +5 15 40 1 Eggplant ava.png×1 Vegetables ava.png×0.5
Surf 'n' Turf.png Surf 'n' Turf Shipwrecked icon.png +60 +37.5 +33 10 10 30 Meats ava.png×2.5 Fishes.png×1.5 No Ice.png
Sweet Potato Souffle.png Sweet Potato Souffle Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +37.5 +15 10 20 30 Sweet Potato.png×2 Eggs.png×2.0 Cooked in Portable Crock Pot.png
Taffy.png Taffy -3 +25 +15 15 40 10 Honey ava.png×3 No Meats ava.png
Trail Mix.png Trail Mix Reign of Giants icon.png +30 +12.5 +5 15 10 10 Roasted Birchnut.png×1 Berries ava.png×1 Fruits ava.png×1 No Meats ava.png All Eggs.png Vegetables ava.png Dairy product.png
Tropical Bouillabaisse.png Tropical Bouillabaisse Shipwrecked icon.png +20 +37.5 +15 10 40 35 Purple Groupers.png×1 Pierrot Fishes.png×1 Neon Quattros.png×1 Vegetables.png×1
Turkey Dinner.png Turkey Dinner +20 +75 +5 6 60 10 Drumstick.png×2 Meats ava.png×0.5
Vegetables ava.png×0.5 or Fruits ava.png×0.5
Unagi.png Unagi +20 +18.8 +5 10 10 20 Eel ava.png×1 Lichen.png×1
Waffles.png Waffles +60 +37.5 +5 6 10 10 Butter.png×1 All Eggs.png×1.0 Berries ava.png×1
Wet Goop.png Wet Goop 0 0 0 6 5 -2 Any invalid recipe
*All Food values are shown with decimal points.

Gift Icon.png Downloadable Content

In the Reign of Giants (RoG) and Shipwrecked (SW) 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.

Prototype.png Tips

For example, it's better to eat four Roasted Carrot.png Roasted Carrots (+12 HealthMeter.png / +50 HungerMeter.png),
versus using them to make Ratatouille.png Ratatouille (+3 HealthMeter.png / +25 HungerMeter.png).
However, most Crock Pot recipes restore 5 SanityMeter.png, which may be desirable.
  • To extend the expiration date, it is better to quickly cook the food before putting it in the Crock Pot.

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • In the Reign of Giants DLC, sometimes meals left unharvested on the Crock Pot will turn into Rot quicker than they should.
  • In the Shipwrecked DLC, the controller compatibility does not show an option to cook in the Crock Pot interface.

Seaworthy.png External links

Blueprint.png Gallery