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Bowl JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

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Bowls were added to Minecraft in January 2010. Originally they could only be used to craft mushroom stew, but in version 1.0.0 it also became possible to use them to milk mooshrooms for additional mushroom stew, and then subsequently to craft rabbit stew and beetroot soup. If you really hate bowls, then you can also burn them in a furnace as fuel. Making a bowl is very easy – three planks of any kind, arranged in a bowl shape in a crafting grid, turns into four bowls – enough for loads of stew. You can also “catch” bowls while fishing, and a poor turtle who’s hit by lightning will also occasionally turn into a bowl. Sad times.

Duncan Geere[1]

Bowls are containers that can hold certain foods.



Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Planks



Bowls can be obtained as a "junk" item while fishing.


A bowl containing food becomes an empty bowl when the food is eaten.


When a turtle is killed by a lightning bolt, it drops 0–1 bowls.[2]


Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Beetroot Soup Beetroot +

Mushroom Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +

Rabbit Stew Cooked Rabbit +
Carrot +
Baked Potato +
Any Mushroom +

Suspicious Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
Bowl +
Any Flower


Using a bowl on a mooshroom turns the bowl into mushroom stew. The stew can then be consumed immediately and the process repeated, making this an excellent way to quickly restore depleted hunger and saturation with almost no cost or effort.


Bowls can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 0.5 items per bowl in Java Edition, and 1 item per bowl in Bedrock Edition.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Bowlbowl item.minecraft.bowl

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key



Java Edition Indev
0.31January 30, 2010Bowl JE1 BE1.png Added bowls.
Bowls are used to craft mushroom soup.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseAdded mooshrooms, which can be milked with a bowl.
1.7.213w36aBowls can now be obtained as one of the "junk" items by fishing.
1.814w27aBowls are now used to craft rabbit stew.
1.915w31aBowls are now used to craft beetroot soup.
1.1116w33aBowls can now be used to fuel furnaces.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 281.
18w07aKilling a turtle with a trident enchanted with Channeling causes it to drop 0 to 1 bowls.
1.1418w43aBowl JE2 BE2.png The texture of bowls has now been changed.
Bowls are now used to craft suspicious stew.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0Bowl JE1 BE1.png Added bowls.
0.4.0Bowls are now used to craft mushroom stew.
0.5.0Bowls now appear in the nether reactor.
0.8.0build 2Bowls are now used to craft beetroot soup.
0.9.0build 1Added bowls to creative mode.
Mooshrooms can now be "milked" to obtain mushroom stew.
0.12.1build 1Bowls are no longer available from the nether reactor.
0.13.0build 1Bowls are now used to craft rabbit stew.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta JE2 BE2.png The texture of bowls has now been changed.
1.13.0beta can now be used to craft suspicious stew.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Bowl JE1 BE1.png Added bowls.
TU9Bowls now stack to 64.
1.90Bowl JE2 BE2.png The texture of bowls has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Bowl JE1 BE1.png Added bowls.


Issues relating to "Bowl" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

See also[edit]


  1. "Taking Inventory: Bowl" by Duncan Geere., April 25, 2019
  2. MC-125562

External links[edit]