Mouthwatering Italian Thanksgiving Recipes

Italian Thanksgiving Recipes

Who doesn’t love a Thanksgiving dinner? Thanksgiving is more popular among people living in the U.S. However, there are many delicious Italian thanksgiving recipes that would work very well as part of a thanksgiving feast or can be used to substitute elements of it.

Basically, ThanksgivingThanksgiving is the holiday of the year that brings together families of all religious denominations. When all the family and friends come together on this very important holiday, they share great food and spirits. Thanksgiving is celebrated as a national holiday on different dates in many countries like the United States, Canada, Grenada, etc., to celebrate the harvest and achievements of the past year.

In the following article, you will find a collection of great Italian thanksgiving recipes categorized by: appetizers, first course, entrees, and of course, desserts. 

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Best Italian Thanksgiving recipes:

Though there are many cuisines present, every cuisine has its unique taste and style. While roasted turkey, green bean casserole, candied yams are the traditional thanksgiving food items, we have listed some Italian food recipes that you can include in your Thanksgiving feast.

Antipasto platter with marinated feta

An Italian holiday is incomplete without an antipasto platter. So, let’s start the Italian thanksgiving recipes with a simple platter made with a garlicky marinate feta and high-quality store-bought ingredients.

Ingredients required:

  • Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Snipped fresh herbs like dill weed, thyme, basil, oregano, and parsley (2 tablespoons)
  • Garlic, minced (2 cloves)
  • Lemon juice (1 tablespoon)
  • Derided mixed peppercorns, cracked ( 1 tablespoon)
  • Poppyseed (½ tablespoon)
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, cubed

Steps to prepare:

  1. Take a bowl combine olive oil, herbs, garlic, lemon juice, cracked peppercorns, and poppy seeds together.
  2. Add cheese cubes and toss very gently to coat.
  3. Divide mixture in two clean half-pint jars with lids
  4. Cover the jars
  5. Store In refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.
  6. To use, keep in a room for 30 minutes
  7. After 30 minutes, serve feta cubes on an appetizer tray.

Roma tomato jam and manchego cheese bruschetta

Make your own tomato jam for a smooth, rich spread on your bruschetta. Roma tomato jam is the most popular table ingredient for Italian dishes.

Ingredients required:

  • 5 pounds Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
  • 3 inch cinnamon stick
  • Three whole cardamom pods
  • Five whole cloves
  • ½ cup dry red wine like Rioja
  • Honey (3 tablespoons)
  • Balsamic vinegar ( 2 tablespoons)
  • Kosher salt
  • 24 ½-inch slices baguette-style French bread
  • 8 ounces manchego cheese, thin slices
  • Basil leaves

Steps to prepare: 

  1. Leave the oven on 350°F
  2. Line two 15x10x1-inch baking pans with parchment paper
  3. Place tomatoes, cut sides, in the baking pan
  4. Apply oil
  5. Roast for 1 hour
  6. After 1 hour take it out from the oven and let it cool
  7. Remove skins from tomatoes
  8. Scrape out seeds
  9. Place tomatoes in a food processor
  10. Cover and process with on/off pulses until slightly chunky.
  11. Mix cinnamon, cardamom, cloves in the centre of a double-thick, 6 inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth
  12. In a large pan, combine tomatoes, spices, wine, honey, and vinegar.
  13. Let all of them boil
  14. Stir continuously
  15. Add salt according to taste
  16. Stop the flame and let it cool for 2 hours
  17. Preheat the broiler, place baguette slices on a baking sheet
  18. Cover top with cheese
  19. Broil until cheese becomes soft
  20. Add tomato jam on top 
  21. Add small basil leaves

Cheesy bacon and leek pasta bake

Pasta is the most delicious and famous recipe so, why not make it for Thanksgiving. While there are many pasta recipes available over the internet, we have mentioned the very unique and popular pasta recipe for your special Thanksgiving dinner.

Ingredients required:

  • Dried rigatoni or penne pasta ( 3 cups)
  • 14.5 ounce fire-roasted diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained
  • Cut bacon (6 slices)
  • Heavy cream ( 1 cup)
  • Shredded Italian cheese blend ( 2 cups)
  • Grounded black pepper 
  • Salt 

Steps to prepare:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook pasta according to the direction written on the package
  3. Add tomatoes and toss gently
  4. Cook bacon over medium heat
  5. Stir bacon and leeks into pasta mixture
  6. Transfer mixture in gratin or baking dish
  7. Add water
  8. Boil gently
  9. Add cream
  10. Stir for 5 minutes
  11. Remove from heat
  12. Add cheese and let it melt
  13. Again pour cheese mixture over pasta mixture
  14. Cover and bake for 30 minutes
  15. Add bacon and cheese on the top
  16. Let stand 5 minutes before serving

Fall pesto potatoes

What could be tastier and healthier than mashed boiled potatoes with herbs? Fall pesto potatoes is a great Italian dish you can try for ThanksgivingThanksgiving. It’s a quite easy to make a recipe.

Ingredients required:

  • One recipe harvests pesto
  • Russet or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed ( 5 pounds)
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • Sauteed ham strips of cooked bacon

Steps to prepare:

  1. Place potatoes in a dutch oven and cover with water
  2. Let them boil for 20 to 25 minutes
  3. Heat butter and milk in a saucepan until steam
  4. Add the sauce to the potatoes and mix together
  5. Transfer potato mixture to a serving bowl
  6. Add herbs on the top
  7. Serve hot

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Final words:

Though we all know, ThanksgivingThanksgiving is not celebrated in Italy, yet the Italian cuisine can be among the best choices for your thanksgiving dinner. If you are the one who celebrates ThanksgivingThanksgiving and love to make new delicious dishes on ThanksgivingThanksgiving, then you should try the above-mentioned mouth watering Italian thanksgiving recipes.

On Thanksgiving, all the family and friends come together and share delicious food with each other. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people.

All these recipes are easy to prepare and very tasty. Also, it enhances the look of the dining table. So, what are you waiting for? Go and try these amazing Italian Thanksgiving recipes to make your day special, and do not forget to hit the like button and mention your special recipe in the comment section below.

Poorvika sharma