100+ Best Harry Potter Recipes

Harry Potter Recipes and Food Ideas

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Harry Potter recipes are almost as popular as Disney recipes with our fans, so we’re happy to include them here. You might also enjoy Harry Potter cakes, Mickey Mouse cakes, and Minnie Mouse cakes.

As big Harry Potter fans, we LOVE making Harry Potter themed recipes!

From your very own chocolate frogs to the delectable savory taste of a warm pumpkin pasty to the nostalgic taste of a butterbeer (hot OR cold). Yum!

Universal theme parks are famous for their delicious desserts and mouth-watering meals in their Harry Potter lands, bringing the books and movies alike alive like never before.

One of my personal favorite Harry Potter delicacies are the tasty varieties of Butterbeer that can be bought at nearly every restaurant and cart. I love how refreshing the cool drink is on a warm day of fun with my family or how the hot version warms me up when it is chilly.

That’s why we traversed the Internet to create a the ultimate collection of Harry Potter food inspiration.

Here are more than 100 Harry Potter-inspired recipes that will allow you to experience the tastes of the Wizarding World from the comfort of your home!

We’ve scoured the books in the series for the best Harry Potter recipes in each, with a special section dedicated to holiday favorites. Cozy in with a cup of tea, your favorite Harry Potter book, and let’s get cooking!


Table of Contents


Harry Potter Recipes

Recipes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

(Or Philosopher’s Stone, if you’re across the pond!)

Chocolate Frogs

Hop realistically in the stomach!

When Ron and Harry first meet each other on the Hogwarts Express, Harry buys a load of goodies from the trolley to share with his new friend. While Harry’s first chocolate frog gets away from him, he discovers a love of collecting the cards that come with each frog.

Source: Fun Money Mom

Pumpkin Pasties

Ever heard of the British favorite, the pasty?

Harry Potter impressed Ron by purchasing a taste of everything from the trolley while on the Hogwarts Express, including the savory pumpkin pasties.

Harry Potter Cakes

How does a Harry Potter fan celebrate a birthday?

Harry Potter Cake Ideas

Wave yer wand and take your pick from 101 different Harry Potter cake ideas.

Harry Potter Cake Pops

Maybe a full cake is too much, eh? No worries, mate. Fancy a cake pop instead.

Harry Potter Cake Pops

Delightfully simple, deliciously satisfying, and downright fast to make. See our collection of 100+ cake pops.

Porridge

Want to eat breakfast like Harry Potter? Scottish porridge will do the trick.

Fans tend to forget that Harry Potter recipes can include everyday British staples such as this filling Scottish porridge. In Chapter 8, we see this listed as one of the breakfast options at the Gryffindor table. Throw your favorite fruit or some cream on top, and you’ll have a British breakfast of champions.

Source: The Spruce Eat

Apple Pies

Harry was a bit obsessed with dessert at age eleven…and who could blame him?

These traditional apple hand pies are just what we picture at the Hogwarts table! Personally sized, this is one of those recipes perfect for your next Harry Potter party. You could even make them as a group, with each person having their own little pocket of apple cinnamon heaven.

Source: Sally’s Baking Recipes

Chocolate Eclairs

Another classic dessert, we see Ron stuffing himself with chocolate eclairs on more than one occasion!

Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, chocolate eclairs are a rich way to end any meal. Another upside is their portable nature, so pile them all on a tray for your next Harry Potter party! We must warn you, it will look like someone used a Vanishing spell, they will disappear so fast.

Source: Good to Know

Jam doughnuts

One of the treats at the Welcoming Feast, this classic British delight will tantalize your tastebuds.

Jam doughnuts from Baking Mad
Source: Baking Mad

In America, we tend to see the doughnut as a breakfast item, but in the UK, this is an anytime fried snack. It’s not surprising then to see a jam doughnut as part of the elaborate desserts of the welcoming feast!

Source: Baking Mad

Mint humbugs

Whether they came from Yorkshire or Liverpool, these tasty little candies have been the first after dinner sweet for Brits since the 1800s.

While they come in a packet, you can make your own mint humbugs at home with just a few simple ingredients. As Harry will tell you, homemade is always better!

Source: In Literature

Rice Pudding

A hearty dessert, rice pudding ticks all the comfort food boxes.

In this recipe, there’s a bit of lemon rind for brightness, which highlights the vanilla flavor while breaking up the fattiness of the cream. You’ll be coming back for seconds – guaranteed.

Source: Smoking Chimney

Treacle Tart

Truly one of the favorite desserts of the wizards at Hogwarts – we know for sure it’s Harry’s!

Treacle Tart, one of Harry Potter's favorite desserts. Recipe by A Communal Table.
Image: A Communal Table

Treacle pie is an old English dish composed mostly of short crust pastry and golden syrup. Traditionally, the pie is served hot with a dab of clotted cream. It’s also good with regular cream, custard, or yogurt. Treacle tart can be served cold as well.

Homemade Ketchup

“Harry’s mouth fell open. The dishes in front of him were now piled with food. He had never seen so many things he like to eat on one table: roast beef, roast chicken…Yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup…” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

In America, we think of ketchup as something that comes exclusively from a bottle, and not a special part of a meal. While Brits certainly have bottled ketchup, the amount of homemade ketchups that exist, many not made from tomatoes, will blow you away!

Source: Galton Blackiston on Great British Chefs

British Trifle

A classic British celebration isn’t complete without a trifle!

British trifles only need four essential ingredients – custard, sponge cake, fruit, and spirits. However, we like to think that the recipes of Harry Potter’s Welcome Feast would have one like this, full of delicious strawberries or other fruits of the forest. The house elves put a lot of work into this!

Source: Amanda’s Cookin’


Recipes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Full English Breakfast

Nothing goes with an iced butterbeer like a Full English Breakfast!

For you non-Brits out there, you might be wondering about this one. However, the full English breakfast is a key part of British food culture, with variations by region throughout Britain. This version of the Full English includes canonical Hogwarts favorites, making it the perfect breakfast addition to our Harry Potter recipes.

Source: I am a Food Blog

Kippers

A Molly Weasley staple, kippers will be perfect for your Burrow-style meal.

Kippers recipe from TFRecipes
Image: TfRecipes

While kippers can be part of the Full English, they are usually their own breakfast main. In this recipe, savory smoked kippers (herring) come served with scrambled eggs and buttered toast. If you’re going for a Harry Potter brunch, this is one of your must-have recipes!

Source: TfRecipes

Chicken and Ham Sandwiches

While we can’t make them self-replicate, you’ll enjoy these sandwiches as much as Harry and Ron!

Chicken and Ham sandwich recipe from Better Homes & Garden
Image: Adam Albright

After their harrowing flying car ride, subsequent Whomping Willow attack, and threat of expulsion by Snape, Harry and Ron get a plate of chicken and ham sandwiches from Professor McGonagall. Even though they had to miss the Welcoming Feast, these sandwiches are truly excellent!

Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Ogden’s Old Firewhisky

For grown-up witches and wizards only!

We see firewhisky for the first time in Chamber of Secrets, the perfect alternative to an alcoholic butterbeer. With hints of zesty cinnamon, you’ll love the warmth that accompanies the kick.

Source: Follow the Butterflies

Shepherd’s Pie

Shoutout to Seamus Finnegan with this Irish classic. 🍀

Shepherds Pie recipe from The Wholesome Dish

Made with ground lamb, veggies, and mashed potatoes this is the perfect addition to your winter Harry Potter recipes. The height of British comfort food, you could find this on the Hogwarts dinner table throughout the school year.

Source: The Wholesome Dish

Steak and Kidney Pie

American fans might cringe away from the idea of organs in a pie, but this British classic is a staple on the Hogwarts table.

Steak and kidney pie recipe from Mashed
Image: Mashed

Steak and kidney pie is one of the Harry Potter recipes for those looking to have an authentic Harry Potter experience. We know that Hermione loves a good steak and kidney pie…if we can’t trust the smartest witch of her year, than who can we trust?

Source: Mashed

Haggis

Without maggots, preferably.

Served at Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington’s (Nearly Headless Nick) Deathday party, a maggoty haggis provided a nod to his Scottish heritage. While it wasn’t fit for Harry, Ron, and Hermione to eat, we promise this version is approved by the living.

Source: Caroline’s Cooking

Whole Roasted Fish

Only ours isn’t rotten.

If you want to go for the full deathday experience, you’ll want to feature an entire cooked fish on a platter. This version is roasted with lemon and herbs, and incredible focal point for your Harry Potter party!

Source: Gimme Some Oven

Sir Nick’s Deathday Cake

What would a deathday be without a tombstone cake?

While you can make your own version of Sir Nick’s deathday cake, we thought this one captured the essence of the book’s description. Don’t forget the black tar icing!

Source: Son Shine Kitchen

Hot Chocolate

“…A large, steaming mug of hot chocolate. I always find that cheers me up.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

No matter the kind of day you’ve had, hot chocolate can warm the soul. Dumbledore recommends it for Ginny after her ordeal in the Chamber of Secrets, and we recommend it to you as one of those everyday Harry Potter recipes.

Source: Celebrating Sweets


Recipes in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Florean Fortescue’s Choco-Nut Sundaes

“Harry didn’t have to do his homework by flashlight anymore; now he could sit in the bright sunshine outside Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour, finishing his essays with the occasional help from Florean Fortescue himself, who, apart from knowing a great deal about medieval witch burnings, gave Harry free sundaes every half an hour.” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Potterheads have found another reason to love Universal’s Diagon Alley with the arrival of Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour! If you want to make one of their incredible sundaes at home, this recipe will do the trick.

Source: Whip and Wander

Cherry Soda on the Rocks

When you’re planning a Harry Potter feast, you don’t want to forget the beverages!

Professor Flitwick, head of Ravenclaw house, orders a cherry soda with umbrella in the Three Broomsticks. This is one of the Harry Potter recipies that is simple to make and will round out your meal.

Source: Miss Kitchen Witch

Gillywater

Professor McGonagall, head of Gryffindor, gives us these unique Harry Potter treats.

Gillywater recipe from Whip and Wander
GillImage: Whip & Wander

This lime, mint, and cucumber concoction is a refreshing way to get off your other Harry Potter food ideas, which can sometimes be heavy. Gillywater is also a good break from butterbeer…especially if you’re drinking the grown up kind!

Source: Whip & Wander

Mulled Mead

Hagrid loves a good mulled mead, and you can make your own blend right at home!

Warm spices combine perfectly with flavors of orange and raisin, with a bit of sweetness from the honey base. This recipe actually teaches you to make your own mead – you can’t find a more authentic addition to your Harry Potter themed lunch than that!

Source: Advanced Mixology

Red Currant Rum

“‘So you’ll be the red currant rum, Minister'” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

You’ll be surprised with this easy red currant rum trick! It shows cunning worth of a Slytherin.

Source: In the Kitchen with Harry Potter

Butterbeer

In my opinion, butterbeer is the quintessential classic Harry Potter recipe.

It’s so important, we dedicated a special page to it. Click here to learn how to make butterbeer using our favorite recipe from Favorite Family Recipes.

Copycat Harry Potter Butterbeer recipe by Favorite Family Recipes
Image: Fav Family Recipes

You’ll find this drink served hot and cold at just every Harry Potter Universal theme park around the world, but I first fell in love with these at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

READ: 12 Magical Butterbeer Recipes

Source: Fav Family Recipes

Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls are a staple Hogwarts foods we see throughout the books – particularly perfect after a cold day on the castle grounds.

If you want the perfect Harry Potter appetizers at your themed party, sausage rolls are an easy go-to. You can make your own puff pastry or use store bought, it doesn’t matter as long as they are crispy on the outside and savory on the inside.

Source: Tara Holland on The Kitchn

Fried Tomatoes

A British classic, it’s easy to overlook this Hogwarts food. However, if you want an authentic Harry Potter themed lunch or brunch, fried tomatoes should be on the menu.

It doesn’t get much easier than throwing fresh tomatoes in a pan with oil, salt, and pepper. You’ll be finished before your guests can say Expecto Patronum!

Source: JKrauss1 on Epicurious

Licorice wands

Prisoner of Azkaban introduced us to the wonderful world of Honeydukes, with all the Harry Potter treats you could ever want!

Licorice wands are an easy Harry Potter dessert to throw into your party mix. Kids in particular will love playing with these before the eat them.

Source: Picnic on a Broom

Peppermint Toads

While we love chocolate, not all your Harry Potter party guests will feel the same. Peppermint Toads are a fun alternative to the Chocolate Frog, and just as easy to make!

Peppermint toads recipe from Yota
Image: Yota

Only in the world of Harry Potter desserts would we be telling you two ways to prepare frogs for consumption.

Source: Yota on Instructables Cooking

Sugar Quills

“…really excellent sugar quills, which you can suck in class and just look like you’re thinking what to write next –” – Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Perfect for the Ravenclaw with a sweet tooth – appearance of scholarly thought, really enjoying a sweet treat!

Source: Bradley Bakes

Cockroach Clusters

Able to be made with or without real cockroaches.

When you’re looking for Harry Potter snacks, keep this one on your list. Even if you go the nuts version, chocolate clusters are a delicious and portable option that goes over nicely with the kids. Just remember – if you do use real cockroaches, warn your guests.

Source: Art of Wizardry


Recipes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Ton Tongue Toffees

Poor Dudley never stood a chance…

Goblet of Fire introduced Harry Potter fans to the world of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, starting with Dudley’s unfortunate experience with Ton Tongue Toffees. While these toffees won’t make your tongue length, they certainly will have it buzzing with deliciousness! These are the perfect Harry Potter snacks to add to your themed party.

Source: NuggetBoo3101 on Wattpad

Weasley Family Dinner – Chicken & Ham Pie

“To somebody who had been living on meals of increasingly stale cake all summer, this was paradise, and at first, Harry listened rather than talked, as he helped himself to chicken-and-ham pie, boiled potatoes and salad.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Sometimes you just need a meal cooked with love – enter Molly Weasley. Warmth of a Hufflepuff, heart of a Gryffindor, our favorite Harry Potter mama has the perfect main course for your Harry Potter themed lunch or dinner.

Source: The Hairy Bikers on BBC Food

Molly’s Strawberry Ice-cream

Sweet? Check. Tart? Check. Creamy? Check. Delicious? Check!

Not only is Molly an incredible cook, but she can also make desserts like no one else. Her homemade strawberry ice cream is one of the perfect summer Harry Potter treats, it’ll be gone before you say Severus Snape.

Source: A Latte Food

Cauldron Cakes

“The lunch trolley came rattling along the corridor, and Harry bought a large stack of Cauldron Cakes for them to share.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

These little cakes are ideal for sharing and are one of the perfect Harry Potter treats to have for kids. A simple batter goes into a shallow baking tray before being topped with icing sugar (or powdered sugar in the US).They’ll disappear faster than an apparating wizard!

Source: In Literature

Black Pudding

While “pudding” usually refers to dessert, that’s not black pudding. It’s sausage…made with blood.

Yup, you read that right. If you have really adventurous guests at your Harry Potter party, then this is a Hogwarts food you’ll want to try. Just don’t ask Dobby and the other house elves for the recipe!

Source: DinnerDinnerFatman

Spotted Dick Pudding

American fans, don’t laugh! This is a classic British sweet that is perfect for your Harry Potter desserts table.

We know that this pudding is a favorite of Hermione’s, as Ron tries to use it to entice Hermione to eat when she’s protesting the abuse of house elves. It’s safe to assume that it’s a standard on the Gryffindor table, and you’ll love spotted dick pudding when you give it a try!

Source: Daring Gourmet

Bouillabaisse

“’What’s that?’  said Ron, pointing at a large dish of some sort of shellfish stew that stood beside a large steak-and-kidney pudding.

‘Bouillabaisse,’ said Hermione.

‘Bless you,’ said Ron.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

With arrival of the international students from Durmstrang and Beauxbaton, Hogwarts rolled out the red carpet with food items to make those students feel more at home. While not normal Harry Potter feast items, these foods are perfect if you’re specifically going Goblet of Fired themed!

Source: Family Style Food

Blancmange

“When the second course arrived they noticed a number of unfamiliar puddings, too. Ron examined an odd sort of pale blancmange closely, then moved it carefully a few inches to his right, so that it would be clearly visible from the Ravenclaw table. The girl who looked like a Veela appeared to have eaten enough, however, and did not come over to get it.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Blancmange recipe from All Recipes
Image: Deb C on All Recipes

Continuing your Goblet of Fire theme, a classic blancmange is a perfect addition to your Harry Potter desserts!

Source: All Recipes

Cornish pasties

A British classic, you will definitely want to add this to your list of Harry Potter food ideas.

Chock full of meat and veggies, the Cornish pasty is a filling Harry Potter meal ideal for a winter gathering. Between the crispy short crust pastry on the outside and the savory filling on the inside, they certainly know what they’re doing in Cornwall.

Source: Daring Gourmet

Yorkshire Pudding

You’ll never expect to use your muffin tin for this!

Yorkshire puddings are a unique eat, British classic, and a staple Hogwarts food. Actually made with a batter, the heated fat in the muffin tin puffs up, making a beautiful fluffy pudding. The special shape of the Yorkshire pudding is ideal for stuffing, so feel free to throw other Harry Potter foods into this edible container.

Source: Recipe from April Bloomfield Adapted by Jeff Gordinier on NYT Cooking

Rock cakes

A Rubeus Hagrid house specialty!

Hagrid is known for his home cooking – just not always in the best way. Don’t worry, these rock cakes won’t break your teeth. It’s one Harry Potter recipies that you’ll be glad you included in your themed party.

Source: The Spruce Eats

Beef Casserole

“Hagrid had made what he said was a beef casserole, but after Hermione unearthed a large talon in hers, she, Harry, and Ron rather lost their appetites” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

This beef casserole will certainly made your Harry Potter themed lunch memorable! The recipe calls for chicken feet for the authentic talon look, although you can leave them out if that’s going too far.

Source: Baby Freckle Desi


Recipes in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Canary Creams

“Just then Neville caused a slight diversion by turning into a large canary.” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Once Fred and George Weasley have the funds from Harry’s Triwizard win, the increase of Wheezes is unbelievable! Canary creams, a take on the classic British custard creams, cause unsuspecting friends to burst into a canary before molting their feathers and returning to normal. While these Harry Potter recipes come without the magic, that doesn’t make them any less tasty.

Source: Simply Inspired Meals

Rhubarb Crumble

“Three helpings of rhubarb crumble and custard later and the waistband on Harry’s jeans was feeling uncomfortably tight (which was saying something, as the jeans had once been Dudley’s).” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Rhubarb is a classic British favorite that many American Harry Potter fans might not have tried. The sharp nature of the rhubarb goes perfectly with the sweetness of the crumble, and Molly Weasley always tops hers with fresh custard. What more could you want out of a Harry Potter bash than that?

Source: Baby Freckle Desi

Ginger Newt Biscuit

Gryffindor fans fell even more in love with Professor McGonagall in this moment!

Ginger biscuits (or cookies in the US) are sweet and spicy snack that matches the personality of Minerva McGonagall to a tee. Mostly these biscuits come out around Christmas, but we know our favorite cat-prof has them all the time. Cut into a fun newt shape, they are the perfect Harry Potter snacks.

Source: Whip & Wander

Sugar Mice

While there are many versions out there, this is our interpretation of Honeydukes’ sugar mice!

These sweet little mice are made from vanilla fondant, essentially becoming edible playdoh. You’ll have a blast making these ahead with your kids for their Harry Potter birthday party, or even with adult guests at a Harry Potter feast.

Source: Dinah Bucholz in Parade

Dandelion Juice

Yes, this is a strange one. But it came from Hagrid’s book of recipes, so are we really surprised?

Dandelion juice recipe from Robin Frey in Goodnature
Image: Robin Frey

You can definitely eat dandelion greens, which is the source of this healthy Harry Potter recipe. Blended up with other delicious flavors, your friends will wonder why they never tried dandelions before!

Source: Robin Frey in Goodnature

Madam Puddifoot’s Valentine’s Specials

When Harry Potter takes Cho Chang to Madam Puddifoot’s for Valentine’s Day, he makes a mess of things. If he’s gotten her these special Valentine’s coffees, maybe their date would have gone better!

Ideal to complement your Harry Potter desserts, these sweet coffee drinks are the perfect way to end your Harry Potter meal. A combination of chocolate, cherry, mint, and other great Valentine’s flavors, make one or all to impress your guests.

Source: Whole Latte Love

Fizzing Whisbees

A Honeydukes favorite, Fizzing Whisbees are perfect for the Pop Rocks lover in your life.

Sweet little chocolate bees contain fizzing candies, making your mouth buzz! Another great addition to the kid’s table at your Harry Potter party…if the grown ups have left any, that is.

Source: My Frugal Adventures

Fainting Fancies

We proudly present the entire line of Skiving Snackboxes!

First up is Fainting Fancies, delicious little cakes covered in a shiny icing that’s hard to resist. You can add cream dollops to the top, drizzle them with chocolate, or even hide fruit on the inside. You never know – they might actually make your guest faint from deliciousness!

Source: Tesco Real Food

Fever Fudge

We promise it won’t give you boils.

Our next Snackbox is Fever Fudge. Stick with a classic chocolate fudge, or add a bit of chili pepper to give that temperature-rising effect. It’s one of those Harry Potter recipies that it’s fun to play with.

Source: Sophie Whitbread on BBC Food

Nosebleed Nougat

The most popular of Fred and George’s Snackboxes!

When Americans think of “nougat” we tend to go for the inside of a candy bar. Imagine that, but as the entirety of these Harry Potter treats. Add in whatever you like – chocolate, nuts, dried fruit, it all works. Just be sure to have your tissues ready.

Source: 101 Cookbooks

Puking Pastille

Last but not least, the Puking Pastille.

In America, we’re more likely to recognize the term “gummy” rather than “pastille.” These sugar-coated candies combine fruit puree and glucose to make a chewy delight your kiddos will love. These will be a big hit in the Harry Potter party goodie bags!

Source: William Curley

Molly Weasley’s Easter Eggs

“‘It’s Easter eggs from Mum,’ said Ginny. ‘There’s one for you. . . .There you go. . . .’ She handed him a handsome chocolate egg decorated with small,iced Snitches and, according to the packaging, containing a bag of Fizzing Whizbees.”  – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Mrs. Weasley looks out for her family every year with incredible homemade Easter Eggs. While these contain Fizzing Whizbees, she’s been known to stuff them with toffee and other delights. Make yours the size of a dragon’s egg or keep it a bit smaller, but they are the perfect accompaniment to a Harry Potter celebration.

Source: Hungry Happenings


Recipes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Onion soup with bread

Nothing warms the soul like a bowl of Mrs. Weasley’s onion soup.

Traditional English soup with crusty bread, this is a perfect addition to your Harry Potter meal. Particularly if you’re going for a Harry Potter themed supper club, this is a sophisticated dish ideal for an adults-only event.

Source: Jamie Oliver on Food Network

Crystallized pineapple

“…Thank you for the pineapple, by the way, you’re quite right, it is my favorite…” – Professor Slughorn, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Former head of Slytherin house, Professor Horace Slughorn has a weakness for the sweeter things in life. One of the easiest Harry Potter recipes around, crystallized pineapple only calls for three ingredients – sugar, pineapple, and water. Don’t let the simplicity fool you, this will become one of your favorite Harry Potter treats!

Source: Son Shine Kitchen

Dumbledore’s Favorite Raspberry Jam

“For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry . . . although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself.” – Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Another incredibly simple recipe, you’ll soon agree with Dumbledore about his favorite jam preferences. Just raspberries, sugar, and lemon juice, this jam comes together quickly. Top any one of our pastry Harry Potter recipes with the jam, or get adventurous and dip some savory pies in it. We’ll make a Brit of you yet!

Source: Fab Food 4 All

Mrs. Weasley’s Sprouts

Gracing the Christmas table at the Weasley’s, sprouts can be a controversial vegetable. We’re here to convert you!

This version of traditional Harry Potter recipies includes wonderful flavors like lemon, sage, and Parmesan, giving a bit of life to your sprouts. Again, this is a side dish you’ll love for a Harry Potter themed dinner club or another more formal gathering. It’s nice to add in a veggie for some color and to break up the heavier food.

Source: Luke Holder on Great British Chefs

Chocolate Gateau

“Gateau” is the French word for “cake,” taking us into the realm of French baking.

Chocolate Gateau recipe from Adina on Where is My Spoon
Image: Adina

Rich and delicious, Ron Weasley devours this cake while Harry tells him and Hermione about Harry’s encounter with Severus Snape before this year’s Welcoming Feast. Trust us, you’ll want to shovel in mouthfuls of this cake too!

Source: Adina on Where is My Spoon

Cheese Cauldron

“From here on in, Harry, I may be as woefully wrong as Humphrey Belcher, who believed the time was ripe for a cheese cauldron.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Humphrey Belcher might have been wrong about a cheese cauldron for mixing potions, but not when it comes to your Harry Potter party! A classic cheese ball takes on the shape of a cauldron, creating an ideal centerpiece for your Harry Potter snacks table. Top it with guacamole as pictured, or add melted cheese on top for the full cheese cauldron effect.

Source: Hungry Happenings

Chocolate Cauldrons

Not spiked with love potion – although you’ll definitely love them!

Not to be confused with Cauldron Cakes, Chocolate Cauldrons are hard, shaped chocolate filled with deliciousness inside. In the book, they hold firewhiskey, these have pudding, but you could fill them with anything you like. Make some for the grown-ups and some for the kids – either way they are perfect Harry Potter sweets!

Source: Hungry Happenings

Tea Cakes

Somewhere between a cake and a bun, tea cakes are a classic British recipe ideal for your next Harry Potter party.

Made with dried fruit and spices, tea cakes go perfectly with a strong cup of British tea, or lightly flavored coffee if you prefer. They do take a bit of time, as they need to rise, so you might want to make this a day ahead of your Harry Potter party.

Source: Rosie Conroy on Good to Know

Slughorn’s Roasted Pheasant

Part of Slughorn’s lunch on the Hogwarts Express, roasted pheasant is a delicious addition to any Harry Potter meal.

A yummy game bird, pheasant is a British classic. Roasted like this with rosemary and thyme is perfect for a Harry Potter themed lunch or fall festival. It will certainly grace the table as an elegant centerpiece.

Source: kelly13jane on All Recipes

Savory Pies

Looking for a Harry Potter crockpot recipe? We’ve got just the thing!

Savory Pies recipe from Slow Cooking Perfected
Image: Gus on Slow Cooking Perfected

Savory pies are a British favorite, and the Harry Potter world is no different. However, we don’t always have the time to spend on a homemade pie. With that in mind, this Harry Potter crockpot pie is an ideal way to get authentic flavors…while working on other parts of your Harry Potter party.

Source: Gus on Slow Cooking Perfected


Recipes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

As finding food was one of the major challenges in The Deathly Hallows for our brave trio, there aren’t quite as many recipes from this novel. However, if you’re looking to repeat Harry Potter and the Never-ending Camping Trip, these Harry Potter recipies are a fun way to bring the book to life in the comfort of your tent.

Pound Cake

Aptly named, this cake includes a pound of everything!

Pound cake recipe from Ameatlanta
Image: ameatlanta

A classic British cake, the measurements are quite easy. Just make sure you prepare ahead of time! Pound cake goes nicely with a number of other Harry Potter sweets, as it is a blank canvas for whatever toppings you would like to add. Nothing like a cup of strong tea and a slice of cake to feel like a proper Brit.

Source: ameatlanta on Food.

Apple Tart

A tart so good, it would even make Severus Snape smile!

Not to be confused with an apple pie, apple tart has a different style of crust and layers to the filling. Typically the apples are less chunky as well, giving it an alternative texture. This is the type of authentic Hogwarts food we love!

Source: Tate & Lyle Sugars

Snitch Birthday Cake

“‘Out of the way, out of the way!’ sang Mrs. Weasley, coming through the gate with what appeared to be a giant, beach-ball-sized Snitch floating in front of her. Seconds later Harry realized that it was his birthday cake…” – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

One of the best Harry Potter desserts, this huge Golden Snitch cake is perfect for your Harry Potter birthday party or other Harry Potter themed event. This Harry Potter recipe uses red velvet cake, but you can use any flavor of firm sponge that’s easily shaped. We actually recommend our pound cake recipe for this!

Source: Ashlee Marie

Bacon sandwich

“Harry and Hermione felt that it was best not to stay anywhere too long, and Ron agreed, with the sole proviso that their next move took them within reach of a bacon sandwich.” – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Ridiculously simple, a bacon sandwich is exactly what it sounds like – crispy bacon on your preferred crusty bread. We recommend sourdough for that extra hit of flavor – you can also throw on a few different sauces to spice up your sandwich.

Source: French Tart on Food.

Spaghetti Bolognese

One of Harry and Hermione’s dishes on the road in the Deathly Hallows, this is a simple dish to add to your Harry Potter recipies.

A one (mostly) one-pot dish, you can serve this to your Harry Potter party guests in a cast iron pot to complete the wizard look. This is also a great make-ahead if you’re going for the potluck version of a Harry Potter themed lunch.

Source: Jo Cooks


Holidays at Hogwarts

There’s nothing quite like the special feasts at Hogwarts for the holidays! Whether it’s Halloween, Christmas, or just a good time, these recipes will help you prepare for your own Harry Potter feast.

Halloween Hogwarts Meals

Homemade lollipops

Simple and sweet, you’ll love these Harry Potter treats!

While you could just purchase lollipops, there’s something fun about making your own. Go green like this recipe, or try for the orange and black stripes as seen in Sorcerer’s Stone. Just be sure to avoid the giant troll in the dungeon!

Source: The Spruce Eats

Carrot Cake

With its orange color, this fall vegetable makes for one of our favorite fall cakes.

If you’re trying to choose Harry Potter desserts, this needs to be one of your go-to recipes. Create the cake with a classic look, as pictured, or take your Harry Potter sweets to the next level with full-on fondant decorations. Carrot cake has a sweetness ideal for Halloween, just without an overabundance of sugar.  

Source: Inspired Taste

Iced donuts

It might seem strange, but donuts make an appearance among our Harry Potter Halloween dishes.

Iced donut recipe from Mom Loves Baking
Image: Lise & Amy

If you look closely at the Halloween scene in the Sorcerer’s Stone film, you’ll see a plate of iced donuts. While the Hogwarts house elves went for a classic style, we like the Halloween look of these spiderweb donuts.

Source: Mom Loves Baking

Spice Cake

What’s better in the fall than warm spices?

Harry Potter Halloween treats would be incomplete without a traditional fall spice cake. Particularly around Bonfire Night, there’s something wonderfully special about the spicy and zesty cinnamon, ginger, and other spices found in these special cakes.

Source: Pretty. Simple. Sweet.

Roasted apples

Add something a bit healthy on your Hogwarts Halloween food table with these roasted apples.

A Harry Potter recipe you could do in the crockpot, cover the apples with delicious toppings like cinnamon, raisins, and pecans for a sweet and crunchy treat.

Source: Elise Bauer on Simply Recipes


Harry Potter Christmas Recipes

Christmas in Harry Potter is always magical, whether it’s at Hogwarts, the Burrow, or even Grimmauld Place. Use these festive Harry Potter recipes to bring a bit of Christmas into your Harry Potter gathering, or to make your own Hogwarts Christmas food.

Chipolatas

If you’re looking for another Harry Potter crockpot recipe, these chipolatas are perfect!

“Chipolatas” just refer to a mild, thin type of sausage. You can choose to make your own or purchase them from your butcher before adding to this Harry Potter crockpot casserole. Serve the chipolatas over noodles, bread, or mashed potatoes for a hearty meal.

Source: Lulu Grimes on Good Food

Christmas Cake

Harry and his friends enjoy classic Christmas cake throughout the novels, as do many other British citizens around the holiday season.

Americans tend to think of fruit cake or Christmas cake as something heavy, dry, and disgusting, but it doesn’t have to be! Do you think Dobby and the other house elves would serve dry Christmas cake? No way! This cake is moist, full of delicious dried fruit, and topped with a sweet icing. It’s one of the perfect Harry Potter Christmas desserts!

Source: Bake it With Love

Hogwarts Christmas Pudding

To Americans, a “pudding” is a custardy dessert. However, in Britain, pudding can mean several other types of dessert as well, including this delicious steamed Christmas pudding.

Made with treacle, orange zest, dried fruit, and spices, Christmas pudding is a warm and hearty dessert that contains all of your favorite Christmas flavors. Most often, these puddings are topped with a cream or custard, lightening up the pudding. Doesn’t matter if you’re a Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin, you’ll love this cake!

Source: Christina’s Cucina

Eggnog

Whether you like yours strong or just spicy, eggnog is the perfect thing set off your Harry Potter food table at Christmas.

Made with cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and sometimes clove, these warming spices scream Christmas louder than a shrieking Hedwig. For adults witches and wizards, a bit of brandy sets off the spices nicely, particularly if alcoholic butterbeer isn’t quite your thing.

Source: Tesco Real Food

Molly’s Mashed Parsnips

Whether Ron is shoveling them in his mouth, or they’re being flung at Percy across the room, mashed parsnips are a key part of a Weasley Christmas.

Most Americans think of mashed potatoes as a holiday food, but mashed parsnips are a nice way to bring in a veggie rather than a starch and achieve the same effect. Parsnips have a bit of a sweeter flavor, bringing out those notes in your meat dishes. It’s a sophisticated change to the normal Harry Potter food offerings.

Source: Girl Heart Food

Hogwarts Turkey Dinner

“Harry had never in all his life had such a Christmas dinner. A hundred fat, roast turkeys; mountains of roast and boiled potatoes; platters of chipolatas; tureens of buttered peas, silver boats of thick, rich gravy and cranberry sauce — and stacks of wizard crackers every few feet along the table.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Just as Harry was blown away at all the Hogwarts Christmas food, have your own Harry Potter themed Christmas lunch like a real Brit! There are several Christmas dinner recipes, as there are obviously multiple dishes and courses, but the main event is the turkey dinner. This incredible balsamic and honey glazed recipe will absolutely wow all your Harry Potter party guests.

Source: Linda Larsen on The Spruce Eats

Buttered Peas

Sometimes simple cooking is the best cooking!

Buttered peas add a bit of color to any Christmas or holiday table, as well as providing a vegetable to set off heavier dishes. A bit of butter and salt provide a sense of richness that peas inherently lack, bringing out their sweet flavor. With only three ingredients in this recipe, it’s impossible to get wrong.

Source: Unsophisticook

Glazed carrots

Another delicious veggie option, glazed carrots bring sweet, spice, and everything nice.

A Harry Potter Christmas meal would be incomplete without glazed carrots, cooked with brown sugar and butter, then topped with black pepper for a bit of kick. Dobby and the other house elves want to make sure all their Hogwarts students get their vitamins, even on Christmas.

Source: Tricia McTamaney on All Recipes

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Nothing out of the can for Hogwarts Christmas!

Image: DOTDASH MEREDITH FOOD STUDIOS

Cranberry sauce is a holiday staple whether you’re in the UK or the US, and there’s no denying it’s better when it’s homemade. This cranberry sauce has just three ingredients, and is easy to make ahead of your Harry Potter party or fresh for the day.

Source: All Recipes

Christmas Fudge

With a few mix-ins, Mrs. Weasley’s fudge becomes her Christmas version in no time!

Image: Taste of Home

Miniature marshmallows and walnuts give the perfect festive fun to this rich, chocolatey fudge. A sure-fire way to cheer you up during Christmas or after a Voldemort dementor attack – Lupin always did advocate for the medicinal aspects of chocolate.

Source: Barbara Miller on Taste of Home

Mince Pies

A British traditional favorite, these pies can be made with or without meat for a sweet or savory Christmas delight.

Mince pies are somewhat divisive in the UK, but we’re hoping to win you over with this Hogwarts food favorite. Flaky pastry contains fruit, spices, and in this case, meat. They’re definitely good enough to suck in any unsuspecting Slytherin.

Source: Kimberly Killebrew on The Daring Gourmet

Yule Ball Pork Chops

“There was no food as yet on the glittering golden plates, but small menus were lying in front of each of them…Dumbledore, however, looked carefully down at his own menu, then said very clearly to his plate, ‘Pork chops!’ And pork chops appeared.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

You might not think of pork chops as typical holiday fare, but if you’re looking for something different this Christmas you’ll love this recipe. Apples, rosemary, and onion give those warm and comforting flavors that we look for during the holiday season.

Source: The Chunky Chef

Turkey Sandwiches for Boxing Day

We may not know why it’s called Boxing Day, but we do know these sandwiches are delicious!

After Christmas, Harry and Ron often chow down on turkey sandwiches made from leftovers from the previous night’s dinner. This toasted version of a favorite Hogwarts Christmas food will have you thinking about leftovers in a new way.

Source: Alyn Williams on Great British Chefs


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Grace Hoyos, Staff Writer

Grace is a life-long lover of all things Disney, particularly the parks at Walt Disney World. She is also an avid Disney Cruise Line enthusiast who regularly dreams of the white sands of Castaway Cay. Grace loves the fact that her Disney trips give her time to spend with her family, enjoy incredible food, and try new experiences.

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Angie

These are some amazing recipes! Thanks for collecting them!

Joe Hickey

Great content!

Anna S

The article is amazing and has many ideas that I can use, especially add to the Harry Potter feel. ❤️ Them

Iris

Thank you for the amazing recipes. These are so great to have. It actually feels like your in Hogwarts. Keep sending us more great ideas for us to try.

Janis

Love these!!!

Valerie

Amazing! Many thanks!

Mac

W👀W!! What an awesome list! I’m thinking we have to have a HP meal once a month and there’s enough content here to not repeat a meal all year!! Thank you!!

Ginger B

These are great!