16 Italian Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

Classic Sicilian arancini rice balls

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Italians do not celebrate Thanksgiving, which is typically popular with people living in the U.S. Many Italians seem a bit perplexed by the holiday, referring to it as "La Festa del Tacchino" ("The Turkey Party"), as though that were its only purpose. But even though they don't celebrate it, there are many Italian fall dishes that would work very well as part of a Thanksgiving feast, or can even be used to substitute elements of it. Get inspired by the recipes below.