With Easter fast approaching, let’s take a look at some of the most popular Italian Easter dishes to celebrate this Easter holiday.
1. Fried Calamari
This typical Good Friday dish is what most Italians look forward to the around Easter time. Although it may leave your house smelling like fried fish for a few days, it’s simple to make and will be a top favourite of your friends and family.
Cooking With Nonna has a yummy recipe for fried calamari here.
Another Good Friday favourite is the seafood brodetto or zuppa di pesce (fish soup). Great on its own, but even better served with a spaghetti or linguini pasta for a main dish.
Tip: Have some fresh bread handy so you can clean your plate afterwards!
Check out the recipe by Great Italian Chefs
3. Stuffed Artichokes
Commonly known as carciofi ripieni, this dish is full of amazing savoury flavours. Although this recipe requires a little more prep then the other recipes mentioned, if you are an artichoke lover then it is totally worth it.
Photo by SkinnyTaste
This recipe by SkinnyTaste is worth following.
Lamb is a quite popular Easter Sunday dish that is enjoyed by Italians not only for Easter but all year round. Either roasted, grilled, braised or stewed, no matter how you cook it, the flavours of the lamb remain flavourful. Add a side of season vegetables and the dish is complete!
Chef Benito’s Easter Lamb Recipe looks amazing!
5. Pizza Rustica
Commonly known to “break the fast”, this pizza rustica is the perfect addition to an Easter Sunday antipasto.
Cooking with Nonna’s recipe for Pizza Rustica is easy to follow and will have you drooling!
If all else fails and you don’t know what to cook for Easter Sunday, lasagna is an easy and filling dish that everyone is guaranteed to love. In an Italian household, it’s usually not a celebration if there isn’t lasagna.
Everyone makes their lasagna differently, but if you need a quick recipe, check out Walks of Italy recipe.
What are some of your favourite Italian Easter recipes? Comment below, we’d love to hear them!
• Main Photo by Great Italian Chefs
• Recipes by: Cooking With Nonna
Great Italian Chefs
Chef Benito on Trinity Cafe
Walks of Italy