Food for Soul

Delicious Recipes To Take Your First Day Of Fall Celebrations To The Next Level


Updated: Sep. 21, 2021

Originally Published: Sep. 22, 2020

Whether you’re celebrating the Fall Equinox on Sept. 22 or celebrating Mabon — which is the Pagan celebration of the equinox — food is a tasty, fun, and important part of this day. You definitely have to have a menu of fall equinox recipes to celebrate the first day of fall, and the one time a year where the sun is directly above the equator, and day and night are equal lengths. It also means that summer is just about over, and the cooler temps and coziness of fall are on their way, so why not go for it with the food?

These recipes are the epitome of cozy, comforting, and delicious. Y’all, I am so excited it’s the first day of fall, and I’m even more excited to try some of these recipes — it is soup season after all. And crockpot season, and casserole season, and the season of root vegetables, and cinnamon and nutmeg, and of course, pumpkin. The list goes on.

For Mabon, the significant and meaningful foods related to this holiday include apples, berries, grapes, grains, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, carrots, onions, and of course pumpkins, for all of those hearty harvest vibes. And you’ll find these ingredients and more in this list.

Cooks with Soul
gingerbread pancakes with apples
Moody Moons
caramel apple pie
A Classic Twist


Mabon Herb Roasted Chicken

Otherworldly Oracle says that herb roasted chicken is a traditional Mabon meal, especially if you pair it with lemons, herbs, and onion from your garden and baste it in herb butter. Um, yes please. This Mabon Herb Roasted Chicken recipe is delicious no matter if you celebrate Mabon or not, and it needs to be on your menu this fall.

chicken and corn chowder
All the Healthy Things
caramel apple cider cookies
Gimme Some Oven
Mini Sweet Potato Pies
Dude that Cookz
latte recipe with white pumpkin
Moody Moons
cinnamon roll monkey bread
Ev’s Eats


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Mabon and the Fall Equinox is all about celebrating with foods that honor the hearth and harvest, according to Foods like “bread, grains, squash, and onions” come to mind, and this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup would be just perfect for any Mabon or Fall Equinox celebration.

pumpkin spice latte coffee cake
A Classic Twist
All the Healthy Things


Buckeye Candies

“The Buckeye is associated with prosperity and abundance” and the nuts “have been used in folk magic for many years,” according to And since the nuts from the actual Buckeye tree are quite poisonous to humans, try this Buckeye Candies recipe to get that nutty flavor, and to celebrate Mabon and the fall equinox.

loaded beer cheese dip
Brown Sugar
beef shepherd's pie
Dinner then Dessert


Baked Apple Chips

Apples again. Seeing a theme here? A delicious theme, that is. This Baked Apple Chips recipe from is the perfect healthy fall snack to enjoy with your tea while sitting by the fire.

okra curry
Healthier Steps
apple cider chicken
Gimme Some Oven
pumpkin mashed potatoes
Steamy Kitchen


Harvest Herbal Butter Blends

Personally I find handcrafting herbal butter blends a beautiful and fun tradition/ritual in and of itself in fall, or anytime really. And this Harvest Herbal Butter Blend recipe from takes the act of “harvesting your herbs,” which is an important part of Mabon, to the next level by utilizing them in this tantalizing butter. This would go great on top of a roasted chicken, your Thanksgiving turkey, or any meat of your choice.

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