Tuna & Bacon Pasta Fina

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a recipe that I have been making for years. It's always a favorite. You can tweak the ingredients to your own tastes if you so choose. My brother likes to add minced onions to the saute. It's quick, it's easy & tastes great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the bacon in a pan. When bacon is done, drain on papertowels.
  2. Keep the bacon grease in the pan. (Note: You can reduce the amount of bacon grease you use if you so choose, just keep enough so it doesn't get dry).
  3. Put the tuna and garlic in the pan with the bacon grease and heat over medium heat - stirring occasionally. Do this for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Season with black pepper (optional).
  5. Crumble the bacon strips and place back in the pan with the tuna & garlic.
  6. Heat for another minute or two.
  7. Boil your angel hair pasta.
  8. When pasta is done put into a large bowl.
  9. Transfer your bacon & tuna mixture from the pan into the bowl of pasta.
  10. Toss all ingredients to incorporate all the flavors.
  11. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.
Most Helpful

Tuna flakes mixed with bacon and dry pasta. How is this a recipe? It's like eating sawdust. If you're too strapped to eat anything else, at least chuck in a can of creamed soup. Horrible.

monkeyraiphie July 28, 2013

MMMM this was super yummy! With young kids I used rotini pasta rather than the angel hair, but oh my it was so good. I never in a million years would have thought to put bacon with tuna, but it really works. The only negative thing my family had to say was it seemed a bit dry for our tastes. I will definitely be making it again, I'm thinking a little alfredo sauce would be fabulous! Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipe! =D

dlsarmywife December 07, 2009

I'll have to admit to being a bit skeptical about this recipe...it seemed just toooo easy. Was I ever surprised!!!! This is TERRIFIC!! I did add a little olive oil to the bacon drippings as I guess the bacon I used must have been a bit on the lean side. This has definately become one of my favorite quick pasta dishes and I can't wait to make it again. Thanks, ChaCha!!!!!!!

Upthecreek Paddles May 08, 2009