Italian Pancetta Parmesan & Stuffing

Italian Pancetta Parmesan & Stuffing

Savoury and decadent, this Italian themed stuffing is the perfect accompaniment to any roast.

Italian Pancetta Parmesan & Stuffing

Italian Pancetta, Parmesan & Pancetta Stuffing


4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle

2 medium onions, chopped

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

50g pine nuts

85g grated parmesan

100g pancetta pieces

1 small loaf ciabatta, to give 280g/10oz breadcrumbs – in blender

4 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped

zest 1 lemon, finely grated

2 eggs, beaten


Heat 3 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan. Tip in the onions and garlic, and fry for 5-8 mins until softened and starting to turn golden.

Push the onions to one side of the pan, then add the pine nuts and continue to fry for 1 min more, stirring the nuts until golden.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir in the remaining oil, all but a small handful of the Parmesan and the remaining stuffing ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.

Loosely spoon stuffing mixture (don’t pack it down) into an oiled ovenproof dish, drizzle with a little extra olive oil, sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

Bake for 10 minutes on combination mode  - 200C/300W