Giada De Laurentiis Reveals Her Italian Thanksgiving Menu

by Jeremy Spirogis
Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis

It’s that point of 12 months, when Halloween is already in our rear-view mirrors and it’s time to suppose forward to Thanksgiving.

While so many Americans are protecting their Thanksgiving tables on the small aspect this 12 months, it doesn’t imply it might probably’t be a festive and scrumptious occasion.

Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis has shared her Thanksgiving menu with a style of Italy to make your feast additional flavorful and particular.

Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis | Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

This is the place De Laurentiis often spends her Thanksgivings

While this 12 months with the continuing pandemic could also be totally different, the movie star chef informed Food Network in 2015 that her household’s Thanksgiving feast is “at my Aunt Raffy’s house just about every year.”

De Laurentiis recalled one in all her most awkward Thanksgiving reminiscences, which occurred when she made her first meal for the vacation. It was “my first personal chef job out of culinary college, and I dropped the turkey on the ground.

“My clients’ golden retriever got in the way and I dropped it … so I made pasta instead,” she recalled. “My savior!”

The movie star chef’s favourite Thanksgiving aspect dish

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The one Thanksgiving aspect dish that the Food Network star loves at her vacation desk is straightforward and sunny cornbread.

She states on her web site, Giadzy, “Whether it’s featured in stuffing, a salad, a muffin or a slab, this aspect is essential to a De Laurentiis Thanksgiving!

“The key to a truly successful Thanksgiving spread is balance – you have your savory turkey, decadent gravy and potatoes, tangy cranberry sauce – and a slightly sweet, moist cornbread on the table that creates that full-circle happy flavor combination on your plate.”

De Laurentiis’ Thanksgiving menu with a twist

The Giada at Home star has tried-and-true Thanksgiving suggestions which have by no means failed her, beginning with “get your ideas down on paper! We find ourselves changing our minds often and getting inspired by new dishes, so the sooner you can start thinking about what to make, the better,” she famous on Giadzy.

She lately posted on her fashionable weblog website her 2020 Thanksgiving menu with an Italian aptitude.

Starting off with appetizers together with Fig, Goat Cheese & Pancetta Crostini, De Laurentiis’ Thanksgiving desk presents turkey with a most Italian spin as Braised Turkey Braciole. It’s “stuffed with a cheesy breadcrumb mixture, then it simmers away in a flavorful tomato sauce until it’s perfectly cooked.”

She then strikes on to a show-stopper lineup of aspect dishes together with Raffy’s Turkey Sausage and Chestnut Stuffing, Raffy’s Holiday Salad starring pomegranates, Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes with Cheese, Roasted Fennel with Parmesan, Broccoli Rabe With Raisins and Pine Nuts, and a Simple Cranberry Sauce.

If you want Italian-centric dessert concepts, there’s Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie with “all the traditional classic flavor you’d expect, but with an extra creamy flavor thanks in part to one of our favorite creamy Italian ingredients: Mascarpone!”

If that providing isn’t wealthy sufficient, there’s additionally De Laurentiis’ decadent and really Italian Mascarpone Cannoli Cheesecake.

However massive or small your Thanksgiving desk, strive a few of De Laurentiis’ lavish but easy-to-make dishes celebrating her meals roots. You’ll be grateful you probably did.

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