Gathered Food Recipes in Minecraft (Animals)

Gathered Food Recipes in Minecraft (Animals)

Minecraft is a game that took the world by storm. Many had thought of it as a childish game before falling in love with it after trying it for a short while. It is one of the most popular games today, with more than 126 million players.

If you’re new to Minecraft, then one of the skills that might help you a lot includes food collection skills, as it takes some experience or a good guide to show you where to find and how to collect certain types of food.

In this guide, we will show you where to find and how to collect animal products in Minecraft.

Gathered Food Recipes (Animals)

Gathered food refers to food you collect from animals, which includes:


Chicken produces eggs in Minecraft. You can find a chicken and wait for it to lay an egg which will typically take somewhere between 5 to 10 minutes to spawn. However, if you don’t pick them up soon after, they will de-spawn.

If you can’t find a chicken, you can use a Chicken Spawn Egg instead.

Rotten Flesh (Yummy!)

Slaying Zombies and Zombie Pigmen acquire Rotten Flesh. If you’re having trouble finding Zombies, simply wait until night, as the spawn rate increases significantly. Also, keep in mind that eating Rotten Flesh has a chance to give you the Hunger Effect.

Raw Beef

To acquire Raw Beef, look for a cow and kill it. If you can’t find a cow, you can use a Cow Spawn Egg to summon one. Killing a cow will provide you with Raw Beef and Leather.

Raw Porkchop

Similar to the Raw Beef, a Raw Porkchop is acquired by killing a pig. If you can’t find a pig, you can use a Pig Spawn Egg.

Raw Mutton

Raw Mutton is another type of meat you can acquire by killing an animal. In this case, it requires killing a sheep. If you can’t find a sheep, you can use a Sheep Spawn Egg.

Raw Chicken

If you no longer need eggs from a chicken you’ve captured, you can kill that chicken and acquire Raw Chicken. The Raw Chicken has a chance to cause the Hunger Effect when eaten similar to the rotten meat.

Raw Rabbit

Next on the list is Raw Rabbit, which you can get by killing a rabbit. However, there are a few things to watch out for. First, rabbits can jump over fences when attacked, so take care they don’t escape, and second, a rabbit might drop other items instead of Raw Rabbit, such as Rabbit’s Foot or Rabbit Hide.

Raw Cod

Ever since the aquatic update, Raw Cod has replaced Raw Fish. It is acquired by fishing using a fishing rod and catching a cod.

Raw Salmon

Like the Raw Cod, Raw Salmon is acquired by fishing. The spawn is random; keep fishing until you land one.


A Pufferfish is acquired by fishing as well. However, it’s rarer than the previous two. Therefore, we recommend you use an enchanted rod instead for better chances.

Keep in mind that a Pufferfish can cause the Hunger Effect similar to the Raw Chicken and Rotten Flesh.

Tropical Fish

Previously known as the Clown Fish, the Tropical Fish is also acquired by fishing using a fishing rod or an enhanced fishing rod, with the latter being recommended as Tropical Fish spawn rate is lower than other fish.

Extra Tips

If you want to further enhance the food you collect, you should consider cooking/smelting them using a Furnace or, even better, with a Smoker. If you don’t know how to make a Smoker, read this Minecraft Smoker guide.

Cooking food will enhance their effect and even remove some of the negative effects, such as the chance to cause hunger with the Raw chicken.

Now that you’ve learned how to get all the animal ingredients in Minecraft, you can go and contribute to the extinction of digital animals! And have fun cooking them.