A proper pasta buffet includes some items to sprinkle. To create dazzling finishing touches for a pasta buffet choose your favorite grated cheese, put out a dish of red pepper flakes, and something a little surprising: prosciutto bacon.

Once you’ve tasted prosciutto bacon, you might get into the habit of adding it to lots of dishes—like salads, dips, sandwiches, and burgers, to name a few. It’s like bacon, but thinner, with its own flavor profile.

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MAKES ABOUT 3/4 CUP

FRY IT UP

6 slices La Quercia prosciutto, cut into strips
1 tsp olive oil

Add strips to a hot skillet and saute until crispy.

This recipe is part of our pasta buffet. See more recipes for throwing a laid-back affair in 11 Comfort Pasta