Pancetta is Italian bacon that is rolled, seasoned, cured then sliced very thin. There are many recipes including pancetta chicken and in pasta or salad.
This pasta recipe is simple, but very flavorful and filling. You can substitute spicy salami for the pancetta.
Sautéed asparagus, pancetta and rocket tossed in pasta with rocket and lemon juice make a simple flavourful dinner with minimal cooking. I often use spaghetti for this and you can substitute any pasta. Serve with grated parmesan if liked.
You can use bacon instead of the pancetta in this quick light meal where tomatoes, spinach and garlic are served with penne.
This is called all'Arrabbiata in Italian, which literally means "angry", a nod to the spicy kick in this dish.
You can use prosciutto or bacon if you can't find pancetta in this sumptuous and filling braised chicken cacciatore.