Extravagant dinners are an Italian specialty, especially during the holidays. Here is a no-fuss way to cook up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner the Italian way, using fresh seafood recipes, a bounty of bread, and, of course, panna cotta. Try this Italian Thanksgiving menu for a twist on tradition this holiday season.
Amazingly flavorful Italian recipes turn Thanksgiving dinner into a spectacular, rousing feast. Try our delicious Italian Thanksgiving menu this holiday season.
Roasted Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp
Mini Crab Cakes
Fennel and Orange Salad
Vanilla Panna Cotta
Start the Thanksgiving celebration with a simple antipasto platter made with a selection of high-quality store-bought ingredients. Try a mix of marinated artichokes and olives, Italian cheeses, bread, thinly sliced meats, and dried or fresh figs or apricots.
With only two steps and four ingredients, there is no easier way to whet your holiday guests' appetites than with a quick roasted shrimp starter. A simple salt-and-pepper seasoning is all you need for this shrimp dish to shine.
These crab cakes are both meaty and full of great savory seasoning, which makes them incredibly tender and delicious. Green onion, red pepper, Worcestershire, and mustard are just a few of the tasty ingredients that fill this Thanksgiving appetizer.
Italian tradition makes fish the star of the holiday season. We've honored that with our bouillabaisse, a deliciously seasoned seafood stew. Homemade garlic-Parmesan croutons add extra crunch and flavor to this holiday recipe.
Panna cotta is the simplest of Italian desserts -- a soft-set pudding made with cream, sugar, and gelatin. Here, this Italian classic is infused with a subtle hint of vanilla and topped with a sweet rosemary-honey drizzle. Other options include cranberry coulis and bittersweet chocolate sauce.
Want a more traditional Italian dessert for Thanksgiving? Watch this video to get our best tips and tricks for making tiramisu.