16 Italian Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

Classic Sicilian arancini rice balls

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Italians, of course, do not celebrate Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday, and many seemed 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.