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Halloween Party Recipe: Witch’s Brew Stew


Double, double, toil and trouble– make this Witch’s Brew Stew for your Halloween party! 


Did you see our Hocus Pocus Halloween Party Post? If you missed it, you can see the entire buffet of witch-themed foods, including this Witch’s Brew Stew.

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A few have asked for the recipe for the Witch’s Brew Stew, so I thought I’d share it with you!

2 Options for Witch’s Brew Stew: 

  1. Confession. Buy a soup from your local grocery store deli. This is what I did for the party. Throwing a party from start to finish can be a lot of work. Since I was doing the decor, food, and games solo, I chose to simplify and buy a Wild Rice & Chicken soup from the deli. Choosing already prepared food is a great way to simplify party prep!
  2. But, if you have the time and want a really great recipe for Wild Rice and Chicken Soup, then I suggest using the following recipe. It’s our absolute favorite! I actually had plans to make this recipe for our Halloween party, but I knew I just wouldn’t have time. Had I been on my A game, I would have prepared a big double batch ahead of time. This soup freezes really well, so you could always make it before your party and reheat it when you are ready to serve it. You could actually throw it into the slow cooker and let it thaw/heat slowly.

Witch’s Brew Stew Recipe

Witch's Brew Stew

Yield: enough for 4 people

Our favorite comfort soup-- recipe from Jasmine Romney


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 cup cream or half and half
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package Uncle Bens Wild Rice Soup
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube


  1. Cook wild rice according to package directions with bouillon cube. You can throw it in a rice cooker to make it easy!
  2. Saute carrots, onions, and celery in butter until tender. Add flour slowly and stir until thickened. Add broth and stir until well combined.
  3. Add chicken, cooked rice, and cream. Warm thoroughly for at least 5 minutes. Turn to low until ready to serve. The soup will thicken up. Make sure not to boil it.
  4. This soup freezes well, so you can make it ahead of time and pull out just in time for your party.

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So there you have it! 2 easy ways to serve a Witch’s Brew Stew at your Halloween party! Be sure to serve it out of cauldron for extra festiveness!

(And just as a warning, be sure your cauldron is food safe and solid. I learned this the hard way when as I was transferring the soup into the cauldron, I noticed there was a small hole at the bottom. Luckily, setting the cauldron on a plate solved the problem, but it could have been worse!)


Melissa loves simply celebrating life through holidays, travel, photography, and the simple moments at home. Her best friend Brandon and her are raising their 4 adorable little ones just north of Salt Lake City, UT. Sunshine, gelato, a good run, planning a trip, and an organized house make her really happy. She loves sharing simple ideas to inspire everyone to celebrate life. Simply.

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