Pancetta is Italian bacon made from pork belly cured with salt, pepper, and other spices and air-dried up to four months, tightly rolled in a cylinder.


  1. Boston Baked Beans with Pancetta

    Pancetta and maple syrup lighten the flavor of these otherwise traditional baked beans.

  2. Pancetta -Feta Red Cabbage

    Make this warmed salad as a side dish for roasted meat or chicken. The dressing brings tang and the baconlike pancetta adds a salty flavor. Add the feta, and the blend is mouthwatering.

  3. Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Pancetta & Wilted Watercress

    We use just a touch of pancetta --cured Italian-style bacon--to balance the sweet tomatoes and peppery watercress. Make it a meal: A salad tossed with a red-wine vinaigrette completes dinner.

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  1. Chicken Thighs with Orzo: Dinner for $10

    Mon, 25 Jun 2012

    recipe is really something to crow about. Not only do you get chicken thighs in all their juicy glory, they’re simmered in pancetta drippings, which makes them even better. Add to that tender orzo, diced tomatoes and the happy bite of kalamata olives (plus the

  2. Watermelon: Why Not Eat it All Day Long?

    Mon, 22 Jul 2013

    listed above. For example, under salads , you’ll find a Greek Salad with feta, olives, and watermelon, plus one for a pancetta -vinaigrette-watermelon combination. Cocktails are upgraded with a Watermelon Daquiri and a Gin and Basil watermelon drink

  3. Summer Vegetable Cavatelli with Fresh Corn “Cream” – Corn Not Cows!

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015

    There’s a restaurant near us that features a burrata-filled tortellini, served in a cream sauce fortified with fresh, sweet corn. It’s a wonderful dish, and was the inspiration for this simple, summer vegetable cavatelli. I was going to use reduced cream, with fresh, pureed corn stirred in at the end, but then I had a thought. What if skipped the dairy altogether, and made the sauce 100% cob-based? I was also out of cream. So, I blended the fresh corn with some chicken broth, and ended up with what looked like corn milk. At first, I thought I’d made it too thin, but after a few tests reducing some in a pan, I realized it was thickening up beautifully. While I was very happy with this, in hindsight, I’d do a few things differently next time. I went with pancetta , but I think the smokiness of bacon would have made this even more delicious. I also think you should probably add the corn cream to the vegetables, and bring it to a simmer before the pasta is added. Of course, this recipe will work with whatever fresh seasonal vegetables you happen to find at the market, as long as its something that tastes good with sweet corn. In related news, everything tastes good with sweet corn. I hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for 4 portions: For the corn “cream” (will make more than needed for the recipe) 2 ears fresh white corn, or other sweet corn 2 cups chicken broth or water For the pasta: 2 cups cavatelli 1 tbsp olive oil 4 ounces diced bacon or pancetta (sausage would also work nicely) 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper 1 1/2 cup diced zucchini pinch of cayenne salt and pepper to taste 1 1/2 to 2 cups corn “cream,” or as needed 1 cup halved sweet cheery tomatoes 1 tbsp chopped Italian parsley 1 tbsp finely sliced basil leaves grated Parmigiano Reggiano

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  1. Corn Pudding with Chiles and Pancetta

    Tue, 9 Dec 2014

    post this Corn Pudding with Chiles and Pancetta but after making it this weekend I knew it was simple ..... and this Corn Pudding with Chiles and Pancetta definitely fits the bill. This is an old dish ..... assemble this Corn Pudding with Chiles and Pancetta the day before and then just pop it into the oven about

  2. Roast Chicken with Fig-and-Pancetta Stuffing

    Mon, 3 Dec 2012

    stuffing, so that you have more figs and pancetta , and less bread. Our recommendation ..... slices of whole wheat bread, 10 ounces of pancetta , and 10 ounces of Black Mission figs, so that the stuffing has stronger fig and pancetta flavors. Ingredients 1 capon (8 to

  3. Roasted Broccoli Red Bell Pepper Pancetta Breakfast Casserole Recipe

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015

    This Roasted Broccoli Red Bell Pepper Pancetta Breakfast Casserole is perfect for a crowd at brunch. This past weekend, our church had a farewell party for our Associate Pastor where everyone brought... Continue Reading

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