Recipes

Celebrate Thanksgiving the Italian Way with 9 All-New Recipes

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, November 23, 2015

Rachael Ray Show

Aired November 23, 2015

Want to celebrate Thanksgiving like an Italian? We’ve got you covered with nine boldly flavored and delectable Italian-inspired recipes.

No. 1: Scott Conant’s 'Porchetta-Style' Turkey

We start with Scott Conant’s porchetta-style turkey. He brines the bird for 24 hours, then takes the bird out of the brine to let it dry out for another 24 hours. He then makes his own rub, which he puts under the skin and inside the bird, and roasts.

No. 2: Scott Conant’s Turkey Gravy with Salsa Verde

This rich and deeply flavorful gravy is chock full of Italian flavors like rosemary, thyme and garlic. Scott then makes a parsley-based Italian salsa verde with cornichons, picked onions, green olives, capers and anchovies, which he adds to the gravy. Amazing!

No. 3: Scott Conant’s Cranberry Campari Compote

Scott makes this clever compote Italian by using Campari to add some festive depth of flavor.

No. 4: Butternut Squash and Escarole Lasagna

This rich and delicious, are dare we say, nutritious, butternut squash and escarole lasagna features a standard Thanksgiving ingredient -- sage!

No. 5: Caroline Manzo’s Mashed Potatoes

Caroline Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey really amps up her mashed potatoes by adding prosciutto, lots of cheese, cream and sage. Delish!

No. 6: Caroline Manzo’s Frangelico Baked Sweet Potatoes with Mascarpone Topping

Caroline partially slices her sweet potatoes, then pours a delicious nutty Frangelico sauce over them, then roasts in the oven. She then makes a sauce with mascarpone and Frangelico to pour over the top!

No. 7: Peas with Prosciutto

This dish really couldn’t be more simple. Just crisp up some prosciutto in a pan, add peas, then chicken stock or your cooking liquid of choice, and simmer. Done!

No. 8: Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes

This dish is so beautiful, and yet again, so simple. Rachael just puts green beans, tomatoes, shallots and garlic on a pan, pours over some olive oil and salt and pepper, add some black olives, then roasts!

No. 9: Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) with Ricotta Salata

For this dish, Rach cooks her broccoli rabe, then melts some anchovies and thinly sliced garlic into olive oil in a frying pan, then adds the cooked broccoli rabe and a splash of stock, and simmers.

Do you serve an Italian-inspired dish at Thanksgiving? Share it below!