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Pumpkins are in this season and there’s no other perfect time to cook them in Stardew Valley! These vegetables are available during the fall season and there are plenty of recipes you can make them with.
One of the easiest meals to cook in Stardew Valley is Pumpkin Soup, which also gives a lot of health benefits. Many villagers in Stardew Valley love pumpkin soup – especially Sebastian.
While you can buy them ready-made from the Traveling Merchant’s booth or Krobus’ shop, it’s easier and cheaper to cook pumpkin soup yourself. If you want to know how to get the recipe for Pumpkin Soup and how to cook it, keep on reading!
What does Pumpkin Soup do In Stardew Valley?
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Eating this hearty meal increases your health and energy, and gives you defense and luck buffs.
Getting more luck is helpful when you’re fishing for treasure or looking for geodes. You can also start a good business selling Pumpkin Soup as it sells for 300g without Qi Seasoning and 450g with Qi Seasoning.
|Energy (Qi Seasoning)||360|
|Health (Qi Seasoning)||162|
In addition to that, Pumpkin Soup can be used to create and dye a shirt using the Sewing Machine in Emily and Haley’s House at 2 Willow Lane. If you’re feeling kind, you can gift the stew to a couple of NPC villagers.
You would make Sebastian the happiest if you offer it as the meal is their family recipe. However, don’t gift it to Krobus, Leo, or Willy if you want to stay on their good side!
How to Get Pumpkin Soup Recipe in Stardew Valley
The recipe for Pumpkin Soup can only be obtained from Robin. She’s one of the best friends to have early on in the game as she is kind and can help you construct buildings, and will sometimes give you materials.
After gaining seven Friendship Hearts with her, Robin mails you the recipe. To increase your friendship with Robin, you can give her gifts or complete quests for her.
These are the gifts Robin loves which reward 80 friendship points:
- Goat Cheese
- All universal loves.
For 45 friendship points, you can gift her these items:
- All fruit
- All milk
- All universal likes.
You should also NOT give Robin these items if you want to decrease your friendship:
- Wild Horseradish
- All universal dislikes except Hardwood
- All universal hates.
She often posts on the community bulletin board or the Help Wanted board outside Pierre’s store, where she asks for stone or wood. You get 150 friendship points for giving these items to her.
In Year One during Spring 11th, Robin will write you a letter asking for help retrieving her lost axe. To find the missing axe, go to the southeast area of the Cindersap Forest by the sewer grate. After returning the axe to Robin, you’ll receive one friendship heart.
In Winter 2st, Robin will write another letter requesting 10 pieces of hardwood. Hardwood cannot be obtained by chopping down ordinary trees and requires an upgraded axe (preferably a Steel Axe).
They can be found in mahogany trees, large logs, and large stumps. Giving her these materials will also grant you one friendship heart.
The recipe she mails you reveals two ingredients for Pumpkin Soup:
How to Cook Pumpkin Soup in Stardew Valley
Now that you have the recipe for Pumpkin Soup, it’s time to start cooking! There are only two ingredients needed for Pumpkin Soup – pumpkin and milk. There are many ways to gather these ingredients, such as harvesting or buying.
You can grow pumpkins during fall using Pumpkin Seeds, which can be bought from Pierre’s General Store, JojaMart, the Magic Shop Boat, and the Traveling Cart for 100g to 1,000g.
You can also get them from treasure rooms in the Skull Cavern and at the Museum from Gunther after donating 35 items.
Growing pumpkins take 13 days and have a chance of turning into a giant crop when planted in a 3×3 pattern and when it’s consistently watered while full-grown. You can yield double quantities when harvesting with an axe.
Alternatively, you can buy pumpkins from Pierre’s General Store or the Travelling Merchant on Friday or Sunday.
If you have a barn and a silo, you can also get milk from cows by walking up to it with a Milk Pail. Cows produce milk daily, so it shouldn’t be hard to harvest. You can also get milk from Sandy randomly if she notices you’re thirsty.
Now that you have these two ingredients, you’ll need a place to cook Pumpkin Soup. There are two ways you can cook: in the Kitchen or anywhere outside your farmhouse using a Cookout Kit.
Making Pumpkin Soup in the kitchen is a much more stable cooking place and it has a fridge where you can store ingredients. Simply walk up to your stove and interact with it to start cooking. A menu will pop up showing all the recipes you have. Select Pumpkin Soup and you will cook it.
After the dish is cooked, the item should show up in your inventory. Congratulations, you have made Pumpkin Soup!
And that is how you make Pumpkin Soup in Stardew Valley. You can now celebrate by eating it, sharing it with your neighbors, or displaying it on your kitchen table.
It’s a great way of making friends and earning money. But you also get a lot of health benefits from eating it, so anything works! For more Stardew Valley guides, check out the rest of our articles here!