“Al Baffo” is said to be the shortened version of an Italian phrase “da leccarsi i baffi,” which translates to “it’s so good it makes you lick your whiskers,” because the sauce is plentiful, 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 the necessary salt. This recipe calls for deli ham, but you can substitute prosciutto or even pancetta if the mood strikes. An extra shower of Parmigiano before serving is a must for this filling meal.