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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Servings: 8

Grilled Pancetta on a Bun

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Get grilling with this great-tasting Grilled Pancetta on a Bun. Served on a delicious Villaggio® Italian Style Crustini Bun, this savoury sandwich is a satisfying option for a quick-and-easy lunch or dinner. 

Quick and Easy


  • 8 Villaggio® Crustini Hamburger Buns
  • 32 thin slices pancetta
  • 1 large red onion, thickly sliced in rings
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups (500 mL) arugula
  • 16 tomato slices
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) mayonnaise (optional)



  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat; grease the grates well.
  2. Grill pancetta slices for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until grill-marked and lightly crisped.
  3. Meanwhile, grill onions, turning and basting with balsamic vinegar, for 5 to 10 minutes or until grill-marked and tender.
  4. Assemble pancetta in buns with mayonnaise (if using), grilled onions, arugula and tomato slices.
  5. If serving fewer people, divide accordingly.

Tips: To make this into a breakfast sandwich, top sandwiches with a fried egg.