[Top 10] 7 Days To Die Best Food

Hungry zombie at the barrel of a gun
Zombies for dinner

If the droves of the wandering dead haven’t gotten to you yet, then your hunger just might.

The cooking mechanics of 7 Days To Die, plays a massive role in one’s ability to survive. Food controls how quickly a player’s health and stamina bar will regenerate.

There are a wide variety of different foods that players can find and craft using the campfire, provided you have acquired a cooking pot and grill.

Each meal comes with specific perks or dangers, such as the risk of food poisoning. So be wary! 

10. Bacon And Eggs 

Bacon and eggs meal Desert staples 

Though one of the more simple meals, Bacon and eggs make an excellent food source, especially at the start of the game! 

Bacon and eggs stats read as follows,

  • Maximum stamina 36
  • Health 18 
  • Recipe unlocked at Master chef level 1 (bachelor) or by finding and reading the recipe. 

To cook this food you will need,

  • 4 raw meat
  • 2 eggs

9. Blueberry Pie 

Blueberry pie meal Oh boy, trash pie 

Once you are able to establish farm plots, blueberry pie makes an excellent meal and is a great way to use up all of those extra blueberries! 

Blueberry pies stats,

  • Maximum stamina 45
  • Health 22
  • Recipe unlocked at level 2 (grandma) of the Master Chef perk or by finding and reading the recipe. 

Ingredients needed,

  • 5 blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cornmeal
  • 1 animal fat
  • 1 bottled water

8. Pumpkin Pie 

Pumpkin patch for making pumpkin pie That's gonna be a whole lotta pie 

Pumpkins are a versatile ingredient and are quite easy to grow. Pumpkins can be both found growing and looted. 

Pumpkin Pie’s stats,

  • Maximum stamina 50
  • Health 25
  • Recipe unlocked at level 2 (grandma) of the Master Chef Perk or by finding and reading the recipe. 

Ingredients are as follows,

  • 2 pumpkins
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cornmeal
  • 1 animal fat
  • 1 bottled water

7. Steak And Potato Meal 

Steak and potato meal Steak and tatters 

This meal is excellent, provided you have learned to farm a steady supply of mushrooms. This food can often be found while out looting but is also fairly easy to make. 

Steak and potato meal stats,

  • Maximum stamina 50
  • Health 25
  • Recipe unlocked at level 2 (grandma) of the Master Chef perk or by finding and reading the recipe. 

Ingredients include, 

  • 4 raw meat
  • 2 potato 
  • 2 mushrooms
  • 1 animal fat 

6. Meat Stew 

Stew meal in the winter Nothin like a bowl of stew on a brisk morning 

Meat stew is a fantastic recipe for early on in the game, due to it’s simple and relatively easy to acquire ingredients. Not to mention that it can often be found while out scavenging. 

Meat stew stats, 

  • Maximum stamina 5o
  • Health 25
  • Water 2o
  • Recipe unlocked at level 2 (grandma) of the Master Chef perk or by finding and reading the recipe. 

Ingredients, 

  • 4 raw meat
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 1 animal fat
  • 1 bottled water 

5. Pumpkin Cheesecake 

Pumpkin cheesecake meal

You can never go wrong with a slice of grandmas pumpkin cheesecake 

Pumpkin cheesecake, not to be mixed up with pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. Pumpkin cheesecake requires a few more ingredients than most, but with the added benefit of increasing your bartering skill. 

Pumpkin cheesecake stats,

  • Maximum stamina 42
  • Health 21
  • Bartering +5
  • Duration 5 M
  • Recipe unlocked at level 2 (grandma) of the Master Chef perk or by finding and reading the recipe. 

Ingredients are, 

  • 1 pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cornmeal
  • 1 animal fat
  • 1 grain alcohol

4. Chili Dog 

Chili dog meal

Who cares how old the chili is 

The chili dog recipe not only utilizes fewer ingredients but also happens to be more filling, making it a fantastic survival meal. 

Chili dog stats, 

  • Maximum stamina 53 
  • Health 30
  • Recipe unlocked at level 3 (short order cook) of the Master Chef perk or by finding and reading the recipe. 

Ingredients include, 

  • 1 can of chili
  • 3 raw meat
  • 1 cornbread

3. Hobo Stew

Hobo stew meal

About time those zombies made themselves useful 

Don’t let the unappetizing name and ingredients fool you! Hobo stew can be a hearty meal, and it will use up those ingredients others might deem inedible.

Hobo stew’s stats,

  • Maximum stamina 64
  • Health 32
  • Water 20 
  • Recipe unlocked at level 3 (short order cook) of the Master Chef perk or by finding and reading the recipe. 

Ingredients are as follows,

  • 8 rotting flesh
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 1 animal fat
  • 2 bottled water

2. Fish Tacos 

Fish tacos 7 days to die

Suprisingly tasty 

As one of the most filling recipes, yet low-cost ingredients-wise, the fish taco recipe is undoubtedly a favorite.

Fish taco’s stats,

  • Maximum stamina 46
  • Health 40
  • Recipe unlocked at level 3 (short order cook) of the Master Chef perk or by finding and reading the recipe. 

Ingredients used, 

  • 1 canned salmon
  • 2 cornbread

1. Sham Chowder 

Sham chowder meal

A staple of the apocalypse 

Easily the best recipe in the game, Sham chowder offers perks beyond just health and stamina regeneration. 

Sham chowder stats,

  • Maximum stamina 53
  • Health 80
  • Increased fortitude +1 
  • Duration 10 minutes
  • Recipe unlocked at level 3 (short order cook) of the Master Chef Perk or by finding and reading the recipe. 

Ingredients list,

  • 1 can of sham
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 ears of corn

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