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If a recipe calls for: Pancetta

You can substitute: Unsmoked bacon

Pancetta is also known as Italian bacon, so it stands to reason that you can sub in plain ol' bacon for its European counterpart. Be sure you're using an unsmoked bacon, though, to match pancetta's flavor as nearly as possible and avoid overpowering your dish.

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