Rachael Ray: Italian Thanksgiving + Butternut Squash Lasagna

Rachael Ray November 23 2015 Recap

Although many may be surprised to hear that Italian-Americans like to celebrate Thanksgiving, Rachael Ray explained that, because it’s a holiday practically based on eating, of course they’re going to celebrate it! With the help of Scott Conant and Caroline Manzo, Rachael put together an entire Thanksgiving meal complete with turkey and side dishes! Plus, a white winter lasagna!

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Rachael Ray: Scott Conant Porchetta-Style Turkey Recipe

Rachael Ray: Italian Thanksgiving + Butternut Squash Lasagna

Rachael Ray had nine different recipes that can fill up a table on Thanksgiving day, especially for Italians, who like to celebrate the holiday! (notahipster / Flickr)

Scott Conant joined Rachael Ray in the kitchen to share his recipe for Porchetta-Style Turkey, which means a crispy yet juicy, flavor-packed meat for Thanksgiving day.

–> Rachael Ray: Scott Conant Porchetta-Style Turkey Recipe

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Rachael Ray: Scott Conant Turkey Gravy With Salsa Verde

Scott Conant then shared his recipe for Turkey Gravy with Salsa Verde, as a unique way to be sure that gravy ends up on the table.

–> Rachael Ray: Scott Conant Turkey Gravy With Salsa Verde

Rachael Ray: Broccoli Rabe With Ricotta Salata Recipe

Rachael Ray then helped make Broccoli Rabe with Ricotta Salata, because you can’t have Thanksgiving without some greens!

–> Rachael Ray: Broccoli Rabe With Ricotta Salata Recipe

Rachael Ray: Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes Recipe

Speaking of greens, green bean casserole is a must-have on Thanksgiving, but Rachael switched it up by making Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes instead!

–> Rachael Ray: Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes Recipe

Rachael Ray: Peas With Prosciutto Recipe

Rachael then added another vegetable dish, this time throwing in some prosciutto to really take her peas over the top.

–> Rachael Ray: Peas With Prosciutto Recipe

Rachael Ray: Scott Conant Cranberry Compari Compote

Scott Conant then took over the cranberry dish, sharing a recipe for Cranberry Compari Compote to replace boring canned cranberry sauce.

–> Rachael Ray: Scott Conant Cranberry Compari Compote

Rachael Ray: Baked Sweet Potatoes With Mascarpone Topping

Caroline Manzo then joined Rachael Ray and Scott Conant in the kitchen with a few Italian recipes of her own, starting with a baked sweet potato dish that is so good it almost qualifies as a dessert!

–> Rachael Ray: Baked Sweet Potatoes With Mascarpone Topping

Rachael Ray: Caroline Manzo Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Caroline also had a recipe for mashed potatoes, but believe me when I say these aren’t just ordinary mashed potatoes!

–> Rachael Ray: Caroline Manzo Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Rachael Ray: Butternut Squash & Escarole Lasagna

Finally, knowing that lasagna is a staple on any Italian dinner table, she shared her own recipe for white winter lasagna made with butternut squash and escarole.

–> Rachael Ray: Butternut Squash & Escarole Lasagna

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