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.
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
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!!!!!!!
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!
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!
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.
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 :)