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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.

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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

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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!!!!!!!

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Upthecreek Paddles May 08, 2009

This was FANTASTIC and so quick! You can ajust the bacon fat in the pan as you like. My family really enjoyed it and I will certainly be making this again soon!

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BluenoseDebbi April 22, 2009

If you like bacon and hate fish, this is the recipe for you! My family is trying to choke down a serving of wild Alaskan salmon every week for the omega-3's. I was looking for recipes that used canned fish, as that is so economical and - when I buy the boneless, skinless variety - so easy. When I found this, I was counting on Jim Gaffigan's observations about bacon being the magical fairy dust of foods (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaK9bjLy3v4), making everything better. He's right! I used turkey bacon and broiled it until it was crispy-ish, then tossed it in the food processor and ground it to bits. I sauteed the garlic and salmon in about a tablespoon of olive oil, then I tossed the pasta, garlic and salmon with about a handful of freshly ground Parmesan (I stuck that in the food processor, too), and threw in about another 1/8-1/4 of a cup of olive oil. Amazing. I think we would have been OK with even more pasta. Delicious. Thank you so much for posting!

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tobey_day April 20, 2009

I loved this. I used albacore tuna, in hefty chunks, which added a nice mouth feel to the pasta. I think angelhair is lovely, because it's fine and allows the sauce to coat so nicely. I used 1/2 lb. bacon as suggested, frying a sweet onion with it, and it was so aromatic and delicious that way. I drained a little of the bacon grease off, added the garlic and let it get slightly golden, then added the chunks of tuna. I don't like flakes of tuna in main dishes, but the firmer albacore was lovely. Then I tossed in the cooked angelhair, tossed it lightly, and added a few spoonfuls of the starchy pasta water - as Rachael Ray always suggests. A hefty handful of fresh shredded parmesan cheese and some freshly cracked black pepper, and you can see why this is a go-to recipe for many families. The flavor isn't tuna fishy - it's bacon and parmesan, and it almost makes you think that the tuna chunks were chicken, it's that good! Very nice, thanks for putting it up.

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Chef Freckles April 14, 2009

This was really good. I used spaghetti but used 12 ounces so I should have used more bacon and tuna. I thought that a tablespoon of garlic sounded like a lot so I halved it, but it would have been good with the listed amount because it needed a bit more seasoning. I drained the bacon fat and I'm guessing I should have added some olive oil or some liqid because it was a little dry. OK! Next time, I'll follow the instructions a little closer and my rating might change! Thanks a lot :)

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Nif March 20, 2009
Tuna & Bacon Pasta Fina