“Al Baffo” is said to be the abbreviated version of an Italian expression ‘da leccarsi i baffi,’ which translates to “it is so good you’ll lick your whiskers,” because the sauce is abundant, thick and creamy. Tomato, ham and cream come together in this simple pasta sauce to form a comforting and easy weeknight meal. Cooked ham (as Italians call it, “prosciutto cotto”), is a hearty addition, as it provides texture and necessary salt. This recipe calls for deli ham, but you can substitute prosciutto or even pancetta if the mood strikes. An additional shower of Parmigiano before serving is a must for this decadent and filling meal.

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