Time to celebrate the first day of fall, and nothing says Mabon Feast like warm apple cider decorated with apple slices, roasted autumn veggies, and a stunning fall equinox pot roast or braised lamb.
If you read that intro and said, “That sounds just like Thanksgiving,” you’re right!
Mabon, or the Autumn Equinox, is an ancient harvest festival that’s basically like a chance to have Thanksgiving food more than once.
So, let’s bewitch our lives as our ancestors did and celebrate a bountiful harvest filled with the enticing smells of roasted meats, cinnamon, and warm bread.
In this Mabon Feast guide:
- Mabon Side Dish Recipes
- Mabon Feast Main Dishes
- Mabon Dessert Recipes
- Mabon Feast Drinks
Wondering what recipes of your own may be Autumn Equinox-worthy? Check out Mabon’s Magical Correspondences to find out what ingredients are used in Mabon foods.
Mabon Side Dish Recipes
Kick off your Pagan celebration with roasted root vegetables and pumpkins.
Pumpkin, butter, chicken broth, maple syrup, and milk brew within minutes to make a silky, smooth, and savory fall soup. If you love butternut squash soup, you’ll adore this pumpkin-based appetizer.
Prep time: 5 minutes. Cook time: 18 minutes. Get the pumpkin soup recipe.
Naturally caramelized roasted carrots marry perfectly with dried dill to make a spell for wealth and a full belly.
Prep time: 15 minutes. Cook time: 20 minutes. Get the roasted carrot recipe.
Serve as a consomme or use in any recipe that needs broth, this rich, healing bone broth is great for kicking off the cool months. Ready in 3.5 hours instead of 24 hours.
Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 3 hours and 30 minutes. Get the fast bone broth recipe.
Mabon Feast Main Dishes
Comfort foods help ground any Witch after a beautiful Mabon ritual.
Root vegetables connect you to the magic of our amazing earth. Perfectly sealed in a flaky pie crust, this hearty pot pie is thickened with all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour and will warm you from feet to aura.
Prep time: 15 minutes. Cook time: 55 minutes. Get the vegetarian pot pie recipe.
Rich, fall-off-the-bone lamb shanks take your mid-harvest festival feast to the next level! Seared in olive oil or your favorite vegetable oil, the lamb simmers for 2 hours to make the most tender dish you’ve ever had.
This is my favorite part of our Mabon feast.
Prep time: 20 minutes. Cook time: 2 hours and 40 minutes. Get the braised lamb recipe.
Mabon Dessert Recipes
An Autumnal Equinox is just another holiday without pumpkin-spiced goodies like:
This banana nut bread could easily be cake! Rich, packed with decadent butter, and mega sweet, this is perfect for any pixie with a sweet tooth! Leave out the nuts for a nut-free dessert.
Prep time: 15 minutes. Cook time: 1 hour. Get the best banana nut bread recipe.
Pumpkin spice isn’t just for lattes. It’s for wealth, grounding, vitality, and applesauce! Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or cool as a side for pork.
Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 30 minutes. Get the easiest pumpkin spice applesauce recipe.
Mabon Feast Drinks
Drink away the Summer solstice and welcome in the cozy, cool winds of Fall.
Pumpkin puree, apple juice, apricot nectar, vanilla, and pumpkin spice simmer together to make this iconic fall drink. Drink it warm or cool it down and ice it; it’s delicious either way!
Cook time: 20 minutes. Get the pumpkin juice recipe.
This crisp, warm, sweet, homemade apple cider is ready in 40 minutes – instead of 6 hours. Instant pots are the cauldron of modern times. Literally magic. Especially when garnished with apple slices.
Prep time: 5 minutes. Cook time: 15 minutes. Add this homemade cider recipe to your Mabon feast.
What are your favorite Mabon recipes? Let us know below!
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