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Overhead view of tray of pancetta crisps topped with goat cheese, figs, and baby arugula.

Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Figs

  • Author: Taming of the Spoon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 appetizer serving 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Crisp slices of pancetta get topped with goat cheese, fig jam, and fresh figs for an easy and elegant appetizer.


  • 12 thin pancetta slices
  • 12 generous teaspoons soft fresh goat cheese
  • Fig jam, to taste, store-bought or homemade (see Notes)
  • 12 small baby arugula leaves
  • 6 small fresh figs, sliced
  • Fresh thyme leaves


  1. Cook pancetta: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place pancetta in a single layer on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Bake pancetta until crisp and nicely browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain pancetta crisps on paper towels and let cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Top and serve: Transfer pancetta crisps to a serving dish. Top each crisp with 1 teaspoon goat cheese, some fig jam to taste, 1 arugula leaf, and fig slices. Sprinkle with thyme and serve.


Keywords: pancetta crisp, pancetta appetizer, party appetizer, how to cook pancetta in oven

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