Appetizer: Italian Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuff these mushrooms a day in advance, and pop them in the oven a few minutes before your dinner. Featuring fresh herbs, garlic, and rich ricotta, they set the tone for your Italian Christmas dinner.
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Appetizer: Butternut-Sage Crostini with Ricotta and Hazelnuts
Delight guests with tiny toasts topped with dollops of sweet potato and seasoned ricotta. They're equally yummy at room temp, so you can set them out before guests arrive.
Get the recipe: Butternut-Sage Crostini with Ricotta and Hazelnuts
Vegetable Side: Italian-Style Fried Farro
Nutty prosciutto and fresh basil perk up this comforting Christmas side dish. A warm grain salad is an unexpected but tasty and healthy addition to your Italian menu.
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Entrée: Mediterranean Flat Iron Steaks
Oohs and aahs will be heard all around the table when you dish up juicy slices of this elegant steak with classic Italian seasoning. Served with tangy-sweet balsamic and crispy sautéed kale, it's the entrée every Italian Christmas menu deserves.
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Dessert: Italian Silk Pie
A dash of espresso powder and a splash of amaretto are all you need to turn a classic chocolate pie to the Italian side. Mascarpone cheese adds another layer of richness—and ensures that there won't be a slice left in sight.
Get the recipe: Italian Silk Pie