Kitchen Witch Dinner Recipes: Our 10 FAVORITE Magical Meals
Give me my dutch oven, fresh herbs from the garden, a glass of wine and Norse music. And I’ll make MAGICK in no time! I’ve been cooking and baking magically for the past decade. And so I’ve developed quite an inventory of recipe cards and cookbooks. I’ve cooked many different kinds of foods from all over the world. And in this article, I’m spilling the tea on my 15 FAVORITE kitchen witch dinner recipes of all time. NOTE: there are recipes with meat and dairy.
Kitchen Witch Dinner Recipes
Most of the kitchen witch dinner recipes here require time and effort. I wouldn’t say they are for beginner cooks, and I recommend cooking them on days you are off of work. OR for special holidays and sabbats. And, as always, if you grow your own herbs and vegetables use them in your kitchen magick. It makes your meals that much more healthy and powerful. In addition, set your intentions while cooking each meal to amplify their effects.
1. Summer Chicken Marbella: The Best Kitchen Witch Recipe for Summer Dinners
Summer chicken marbella is one of my favorite kitchen witch recipes of all time. If you have a complex palate and enjoy Mediterranean food (specifically Spanish or Moroccan dishes), you’ll love this meal. It has a great balance of salty, savory, sweet and acidic flavors. I typically make it for special occasions. Moreover, the last time I made it for the Summer Solstice. And everyone loved it! I’m not going to give the full recipe, so you’ll find the FULL recipe here on Tasty.co. But I will provide the ingredients’ magical properties here:
- Chicken: protection of the home and family
- Kosher salt: divine protection and purification
- Garlic: warding and protection
- Oregano: protection, love and luck
- Red plums: love and relaxation (plums are an aphrodisiac too)
- Apricot: love and sweetening the spirit
- Red wine vinegar: health, vitality, and joy
- Olive oil: fidelity, peace and protection
- Green olives: see above (same as oil)
- Capers: love and protection
- Bay leaves: protection from psychic attack
- Light brown sugar: sweetening one’s disposition, love
- Dry rose wine: friendship and happiness
- Couscous: prosperity and nourishment
- Basil: love and abundance
Two things I substituted/changed: I used a bubbly rose wine in a can instead of buying a whole bottle of dry rose wine. Instead of kosher salt, I used Himalayan pink salt (use the salt you already have). I used oregano, basil and bay from my garden. Put it on a pretty plate. Then enjoy and share it with your family on Litha! (photo below)
Do you like fancy meats, cheeses, and breads? If you haven’t had charcuterie yet, you’re missing out. This kitchen witch recipe is great for fancy sabbat dinners for a smaller crowd. I’ve also made charcuterie to honor my French ancestors. The key to crafting a delicious charcuterie board is to select higher quality ingredients and provide a nice variety. Typical charcuterie boards consist of: meats, cheeses, crackers and bread, salted nuts, olives, dried fruits, honey, preserves, and pickles. Present a mixture of salty, savory, sweet and acidic flavors (as seen below). This kitchen witch dinner recipe also makes for a great date night meal. Just add wine!
Ingredients: salted cashews, brie cheese, honey, crackers, proschiutto, salami, fontina cheese, local honey, dried apricots, and preserves. Add to this more cheeses, meats, etc. depending on how many people are eating. Display it on a wooden charcuterie or cutting board.
3. Herb Roasted Chicken
I make this kitchen witch dinner recipe often, not just on special occasions. Once you’ve made it a few times, it becomes second nature. HOWEVER, it’s so darn good that you might want to reserve it for Mabon or Samhain. Chicken is representative of protection of the family and nourishment. The most important ingredient in this recipe (besides the chicken) is the lemon. The lemon stuffed inside releases it’s steam and keeps the chicken meat super moist. Promise you it’s the best chicken you’ve ever had in your life. And will be one of your favorite witchy recipes. To make it even more special, add fresh herbs from your garden.
- whole chicken, cleaned and innards removed: chicken is for protection of the family and nourishment/healing
- 2 lemons, cut into chunks (unpeeled): purification
- one onion, cut into chunks: wards off illness
- handful of fresh herbs: rosemary, thyme, and lemon balm are best! (each herb has its own magical properties)
- half stick of salted butter: nourishment
- generous amount of salt and pepper: purification and protection
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Clean the chicken: remove the innards and wash the outside. Pat dry with paper towels.
- Squeeze a lemon chunk into the chicken’s cavern and then stuff the lemon chunks, onion pieces, and fresh herbs into the chicken. Tie the legs closed.
- Rub salt and pepper all over the chicken’s skin.
- Set on pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes per pound.
- When there’s 40 minutes left on the chicken (or before the chicken skin gets too crispy/burns), melt your butter and pour over the chicken. Return to the oven.
- Every 10-15 minutes following, baste the chicken with the juices in the pan.
- Remove from oven and let cool. Cut and serve.
4. Rustic Chicken Thighs & Vegetables
I’m obsessed with the website Tasty.co. They frequently update with new recipes, and many of the recipes have video tutorials. Save your favorite recipes to your Tasty “favorites” list and return to them later. My newest favorite kitchen witch recipe is their easy one tray chicken thighs and vegetables. It’s simple to make, healthy and delicious. One thing I did differently: I smeared the garlic underneath the chicken skin. Here’s the ingredients’ magical properties:
- Fingerling potatoes: abundance, stability, grounding and protection
- Carrots: clarity and fertility
- Red onion: Banishing negative energies and preventing illness
- Salt: purification and protection
- Black pepper: protection
- Rosemary: prosperity and health
- Olive oil: healing and peace
- Garlic: wards off negative energy
- Chicken thighs: nourishment and protection of family
5. Master Pho Broth
Although I’m not Vietnamese, I enjoy trying flavors from all over the world. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my addictions. When I’m feeling extra witchy, I spend all day Sunday making a bit batch of Master Pho Broth. Then I either eat it for dinner and/or freeze it to use later. Be prepared: this broth takes between 3-6 hours to make. Also: I don’t use knuckle bones to make the broth, I substitute with chicken. Make it how you want! I find it funny the reviews on this broth are so poor…I promise you, the broth is fantastic. When you’re ready to eat, add meat, rice noodles, cilantro, mint, jalapeno, onion, hot sauce, etc. Here’s the full recipe. And the ingredients’ magical properties (minus the meat):
- Cinnamon: strengthens any spell
- Cloves: protection
- Allspice: good luck
- Coriander seeds: good health
- Star anise: good fortune
- Yellow onions: warding off illness
- Ginger: strengthen the family bond
- Palm sugar (or Vietnamese rock candy): sweeten the disposition
- Sea salt: purification and protection
6. Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo With Goat Cheese (Vegetarian Dish)
Pumpkin is one of those favorite Autumn things. But I could eat it year-round. Especially when it’s in a savory kitchen witch dinner recipe. Make you some pumpkin pasta with goat cheese, and you’ll be convinced of pumpkin’s POWERFUL magic. This dinner is rich and creamy and perfect for casting prosperity spells. Don’t forget a full-bodied glass of red wine. Here’s the FULL recipe.
7. What’s In The Crisper Soup (Vegetarian Optional)
What vegetables and herbs do you have lingering in your crisper? Don’t throw them out…make them into a soup! I like doing this once every few weeks and I’ll literally use any veggies and herbs I have leftover. Including: celery, carrots, potatoes, beans, tomatoes, parsley, etc. Make a broth with a whole chicken or simply cook your veggies into pre-made broth and add whatever leftover meat you have in the fridge. In addition, I add salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary and bay leaves from the garden. If you don’t eat it all at once, freeze it for later. Think of the intention you put into your soup and how you’re helping to save the earth by eating the food you have. Instead of wasting it!
8. Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes (Vegan)
While not exactly a full meal, roasted rosemary garlic potatoes are a staple side in my house. We found this kitchen witch dinner recipe in our Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, believe it or not. Apparently Ron Weasley stuffs his face full of them in one scene. I can see why. They’re pretty d@mn magical. And super easy to make. Here’s the full recipe. The blogger who wrote the recipe says she used garlic powder. I always use fresh garlic – it makes a big difference. Trust me. And here’s the magical ingredients:
- Red potatoes: healthy love and grounding
- Olive Oil: peace and protection
- Salt: purification and protection
- Pepper: protection and health
- Rosemary: clarity and peace
- Garlic: wards off illness and negative energies
9. Kitty’s Otherworldly Spaghetti
What family doesn’t love spaghetti night? I’ve never used a recipe and it always comes out great. This is one of my family’s favorite kitchen witch dinner recipes. It’s easy to make and, again, you can refrigerate or freeze the leftovers for later. Keep in mind, taste your sauce as it’s simmering so you know what herbs/spices to add to make it to your preference. Here’s how I make my spaghetti:
- Ragu Sauce with Tomato and Garlic (one BIG container/jar): don’t judge me, just keep reading.
- Diced Tomatoes (fresh or canned – 2 cups): tomatoes are the fruit of love (aphrodisiac)
- Green pepper (diced – 1 cup): for inspiration
- Onion (diced – 1 cup): wards off negative energy
- Ground Italian Sausage (1-2 lb.): pork is the Italians’ favorite meat and honors Italian ancestors
- Bay leaves (3): protection and to talk to the ancestors
- Salt (to taste): purification and protection
- Pepper (to taste): protection
- Oregano (1 tablespoon): encourages joy
- Cinnamon (1 tablespoon): strengthens any spell and promotes abundance
- Crushed Red Pepper (1 teaspoon-1 tablespoon depending on your family’s need for heat): wards off negative spirits
- Garlic powder (1 teaspoon): also wards off negative spirits
- Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large stockpot on medium heat.
- Add the ground sausage, cook and break up the meat while cooking.
- Once the sausage is no longer pink, add the peppers and onions.
- Cook until the onion is translucent.
- Then add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
- Turn the heat down to a simmer and let simmer for 15-30 minutes, stirring often so that nothing burns on the bottom or sticks.
- Serve over the pasta of your choice.
Want a fun Friday night kitchen witch dinner recipe? Try making fondue! I have Swiss ancestors so every time I make fondue I leave a little to the side in their honor. If I haven’t eaten all the melty gooey cheese by then. The key to fondue is selecting the right kinds of cheeses, as well as quality cheeses. I typically mix fontina, gouda, and swiss. Then have an assortment of meats, veggies, and breads for dipping. Your magical properties will vary depending on the ingredients you use, but keep in mind cheese has an interesting magical lore and history.
According to Tabatha Stanmore for the Conversation.com, “It’s not entirely clear why cheese is seen to have magical properties. It might be to do with the fact it’s made from milk, a powerful substance in itself, with the ability to give life and strength to the young. It might also be because the process by which cheese is made is a little bit magical. The 12th-century mystic, Hildegard von Bingen, compared cheese making to the miracle of life in the way that it forms curds (or solid matter) from something insubstantial.” So choose your cheese wisely.