6 Traditional Italian New Year’s Eve Dishes 🇮🇹

These 6 Italian foods are enjoyed for New Year's Eve dinner to encourage prosperity and wealth in the New Year!

1. Risotto

In Piedmont, rice symbolizes coins and wealth. To encourage financial prosperity, enjoy risotto for your New Year’s dinner!

Try this recipe: https://hardcoreitalians.blog/2020/11/16/best-cacio-e-pepe-risotto-recipe/

2. Lentils

Lentils symbolize prosperity and are commonly enjoyed for New Year’s dinner with cotechino sausage or as vegetarian ragu! 

Try this lentil ragu recipe: https://hardcoreitalians.blog/2020/10/02/mafaldine-with-roasted-butternut-squash-and-mushroom-ragu/

3. Cotechino Sausage

Pork is considered a lucky New Year’s food because it is fatty and rich. The classic pairing for New Year’s lentils in many parts of Italy is cotechino sausage, a typical dish of Modena in Emilia Romagna.

Try this traditional preparation: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/16050/cotechino-con-lenticchie/

4. Tortellini in Brodo

Tortellini or cappelletti (little hats) are enjoyed for Capodanno, or “head of the year” on New Years. A delicious way to say hats off to the old year and begin the new one!

Try this recipe: https://hardcoreitalians.blog/2020/12/02/prosciutto-parmigiano-tortellini-en-brodo-recipe/

5. Pandoro

This sweet cake is typically eaten through the holiday season and especially on New Year’s Eve in Venice!

Try this pandoro french toast for breakfast: https://hardcoreitalians.blog/2020/11/14/mario-batalis-pandoro-french-toast-video-recipe/

6. Sfincione

Sfincione is a thick-crusted, rectangular pizza made with onions, bread crumbs, and caciocavallo cheese. It is the traditional pizza of Sicily and absolutely delicious!

Try this recipe: https://hardcoreitalians.blog/2020/08/15/sfincione-sicilian-pizza-recipe/


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