When it comes to Thanksgiving, we often think of the classics like turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and the works. However, if you’ve been debating some new recipes this season, there’s no better time than now to switch up your Thanksgiving dinner, and even add an Italian twist to your dining experience this year. That’s why this month, one of your favorite restaurants, Pastamore, is exploring some of our favorite dinner ideas that will bring a touch of Italy to your table this holiday!
Turkey Involtini with Prosciutto and Sage
Give your Thanksgiving turkey a Mediterranean flair by preparing turkey involtini. These are thinly pounded turkey cutlets stuffed with prosciutto, sage, and a mixture of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and herbs. Roll them up and secure with toothpicks, then brown them in a pan before finishing them in the oven. Serve with a simple white wine and butter sauce. This dish combines the flavors of Italy with the Thanksgiving turkey tradition.
Butternut Squash Risotto
Risotto is a beloved Italian dish, and it can be a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of the usual stuffing, consider making a creamy butternut squash risotto. Roasted butternut squash adds a natural sweetness and a vibrant color to the dish, while the Arborio rice is cooked to perfection in a flavorful broth, finished with a touch of butter and Parmesan cheese.
Cranberry and Orange Caprese Salad
A Caprese salad is a staple in Italian cuisine, and it can be a refreshing and colorful addition to your Thanksgiving table. Give it a seasonal twist by adding cranberries and orange segments to the classic tomato, mozzarella, and basil combination. Drizzle with a balsamic glaze or a citrus vinaigrette for a burst of flavor that complements the Thanksgiving feast.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Gnocchi are soft potato dumplings that can be a delightful alternative to traditional Thanksgiving side dishes. For an Italian-inspired twist, make sweet potato gnocchi. The natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes pairs beautifully with a brown butter and sage sauce. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a touch of nutmeg to enhance the flavors.
Visit One of Your Favorite Restaurants, Pastamore!
Whether you’re craving something for lunch or dinner, there’s no doubt that you’ll find some of the most delicious Italian food at one of the best restaurants around, Pastamore! To discover all of our food options, we encourage you to check out our online menu or stop in today!