In Catholic Italy, Christmas is one of the most respected holidays, so the Italians are struggling to make the holiday table rich and particularly tasty.
Each region of Italy has its own traditional dish for a festive dinner: the kitchen reflects the preferences and tastes of local residents.
The only thing that unites all Italians without exception is that the whole family gathers together to the Christmas dinner table to eat the most exquisite dishes.
As a rule, a festive dinner on Christmas in Italy is made up of:
– First dishes, which often acts as an appetizer, a vegetable soup or pasta,
– Main dish is usually fried or baked fish or meat,
– The third is served dessert.
Get acquainted with traditional Italian dishes, which are prepared in various regions of Italy:
Roasted Lamb and Potatoes (Abbacchio Al Forno Con Patate) from the region of LAZIO
Breaded Cod (Baccala Arracanato) from the region of MOLISE
Cod with Fried Peppers (Baccalà Con Peperoni Cruschi) from the region of BASILICATA
Turnips and Sausage (Brovada E Muset) from the region of FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
Boiled Ox (Bue Bollito Di Carrà o Moncalvo) from the region of PIEMONTE
Dumplings (Canederli) from the region of TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE
Grilled Eel (Capitone Alla Brace) from the region of PUGLIA
Stuffed Pasta Soup (Cappelletti Ripieni) from the region of UMBRIA
Lean Gurnard (Cappon Magro) from the region of LIGURIA
Stuffed Capon (Cappone Ripieno) from the region of LOMBARDIA
Beef In Red Wine (Carbonata) from the region of VALLE D’AOSTA
Chicken Liver Canapés (Crostini Ai Fegatini) from the region of TOSCANA
Home-style Ravioli (Culurgiones De Casa) from the region of SARDEGNA
Cardoon Soup (Minestra Di Cardi) from the region of ABRUZZO
“Married” Soup (Minestra Maritata) from the region of CAMPANIA
Cod and Corn Porridge (Polenta E Baccalà) from the region of VENETO
Homemade Pasta with Meat Sauce (Scillatelle Al Ragù) from the region of CALABRIA
Crusty Baked Pasta (Timballo Di Pasta Al Forno In Crosta) from the region of SICILIA
Tortellini In Broth (Tortellini in Brodo) from the region of EMILIA ROMAGNA
Marche Lasagna (Vincisgrassi) from the region of MARCHE