Made with spaghetti, turkey bacon, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, chickpeas, fresh parsley, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
Yes, it’s yet another pasta dish. What can I say? I adore pasta and a lovely dish this was. But instead of putting pancetta in it like the recipe called for, I put turkey bacon into mine.
Sometimes when a recipe calls for either pancetta and prosciutto, I’ll substitute. The first time in my life that I ever shopped for pancetta and prosciutto at my health food store specifically for recipes I wanted to make, I didn’t realize these items cost close to $5278.99 per pound!!!
So once I realized I could easily use bacon instead of pancetta and ham instead of prosciutto—I went this route with substitutions in recipes. NOT every time, mind you—but for the most part. Once every triple blue moon, I will splurge on these fancy meats when I’m feeling a bit gutsy and adventurous.
So, if you have nothing else to do today, I dare you to take out a bank loan for half a pound of pancetta and a quarter pound of prosciutto.
Take-Away Life Lesson: Bacon can be a great substitute for pancetta and ham can be a great substitute for prosciutto if you’d rather not take out a home equity loan for these items.