Eating Pork and Lentils is an Italian tradition and considered a good luck meal on New Year’s Eve. Every year we celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends and always serve a simple dish of lentils and a dish of pasta made with a pork sauce and it’s usually served before the ball drops. Then it’s followed by a toast with a glass of Prosecco or Champagne to bring in the new year!
Never heard of this good luck meal tradition? Then join us and experience an Italian New Year’s Eve tradition as you indulge in pork and lentils this New Year’s Eve with some of our favorites to choose from!
Lentil Soup: Simple, light and delicious tasting, Lentil Soup makes a great starter to any meal. It’s loaded with vegetables and can be made ahead and reheated minutes before serving. And, it won’t disappoint!
Rigatoni Alla’Matriciana: Is a tomato sauce simmered with pancetta (an Italian bacon) and onions to give its rich and savory flavors and serve over rigatoni pasta! Exceptional !! This rigatoni alla’matriciana is SO good, it’s even addicting!
Hosting a gathering? These sausage bites with sweet & sour dipping sauce may just be the ideal thing! Super easy and fun to serve, just reheat before before serving. They will surely be a hit and disappear as soon as they hit the table!
Lentil Salad with Sweet Peppers: A refreshing, light lentil salad is served chilled and dressed with a tangy vinaigrette. This lentil salad with sweet peppers is very healthy and makes a colorful and flavorful dish!
Sicilian Sausage and Peppers: Made with 5 main ingredients and easy to prepare, Sicilian Sausage and Peppers is a crowd pleaser and can become one of the best meals for you to serve! Best of all, easy on the wallet!
Sausage Stuffed Peppers ~ Sweet peppers stuffed with crumbled sweet sausages are easy to make and delicious! Serve these individually as a part of the meal, or make smaller ones and serve them as appetizers!
Classic Fettuccine Alfredo with Sausage is made with already cooked sausages, light cream, butter and Parmesan cheese, making this fettuccine Alfredo come together in minutes!
Honey-Lime Glazed Pork Tenderloin – Simple, easy and delicious!
If you’re entertaining and you want to simplify the appetizers with a stress-free idea, try serving a Charcuterie & Cheese Board, adding a variety of cured Italian meats such as prosciutto, Genoa salami, Sopressata and mortadella along with cheeses and olives.
And if you need a few more recipes from 2SR archives? Try some of these:
Liz’s Pita Pizza – and add some cooked crumbled sausage on top!
Eating Pork and Lentils is considered a good luck meal for us and we’re sure there are many other traditions around the world that celebrate New Year’s Eve with a special meal.
Please leave a comment and share some of those traditions! We’d love to hear about them!
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