The Italian Thanksgiving

While the traditional Thanksgiving feast may be of British origin, the Italians have their own unique take on the holiday. Drawing on their rich culture and culinary tradition, Italian-Americans have created a Thanksgiving feast that is truly their own. From pumpkin ravioli to baked ziti, there are plenty of mouth-watering dishes to enjoy on this special holiday.

So, what makes an Italian Thanksgiving so special? For one, it is a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy a delicious meal. But it is also a time to give thanks for all that we have been blessed with. As we gather around the table, let us remember to count our blessings and give thanks for all the good in our lives.

Buon appetito!

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The Feast

An Italian Thanksgiving feast is not complete without a variety of mouth-watering dishes. While each family has their own traditions and recipes, there are some dishes that are essential to an Italian Thanksgiving feast. Here are a few of our favorites:

Pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sauce and pecans
Pumpkin Ravioli

Pumpkin Ravioli – A dear friend introduced us to this dish several years ago and it has become a staple at our Thanksgiving table. The perfect combination of sweet and savory, this dish is sure to please everyone at your table. You can find a recipe here.

Baked Ziti...
Baked Ziti and Sapranos

Baked Ziti – This dish is hearty and filling, making it the perfect choice for a cold November day. Plus, what could be more comforting than a plate of warm pasta covered in melted cheese? You can find a recipe here.

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan – A vegetarian option that is packed with flavor, Eggplant Parmesan is always a hit at our Thanksgiving feast. This dish can be made ahead of time, making it ideal for busy hosts. You can find a recipe here.


Tiramisu – No Italian meal is complete without dessert! Tiramisu is a light and refreshing dessert that is perfect for ending a heavy meal. Plus, it can be made ahead of time which leaves you free to enjoy your guests! You can find a recipe here.

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Gather your family and friends and enjoy a taste of Italy this Thanksgiving with these delicious dishes and of course a game of cards. Please tag us in all your posts in our apparel for a repost on Instagram @ScopaBriscola

Buon appetito!

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