Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

The Homecooked meal is a food item found in Skyrim. It is prepared by spouses after marriage. It can only be given to the Dragonborn once per in-game day. It shares its model with that of the apple pie. Consuming the homecooked meal increases the regeneration of magicka, health, and stamina by 25% for the next 600 seconds after consumption.


  • The homecooked meal is one of the few consumables that is not found out in the game world, i.e., like Horker Stew or Vegetable Soup.
  • Different spouses say different things about the meal, depending on their voice type: some say they added a little mead into the recipe, a few suggest that its an old family recipe, some merely state that the meal is "fresh," and yet others are insulted at having to cook for the player character.


This section contains bugs related to Homecooked Meal. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   PS3   The effect of the homecooked meal never wears off. Spouses have no problem cooking more meals despite having unlimited benefits from the first one.
  •  PC   360   PS3   PS4   XB1   NX   If married for a while, the option for obtaining a homecooked meal may not be provided anymore.
  • The effect may not appear under Active Effects.