Tuna & Bacon Pasta Fina

"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!"
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  • Fry the bacon in a pan. When bacon is done, drain on papertowels.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Season with black pepper (optional).
  • Crumble the bacon strips and place back in the pan with the tuna & garlic.
  • Heat for another minute or two.
  • Boil your angel hair pasta.
  • When pasta is done put into a large bowl.
  • Transfer your bacon & tuna mixture from the pan into the bowl of pasta.
  • Toss all ingredients to incorporate all the flavors.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

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  1. monkeyraiphie
    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.
  2. dlsarmywife
    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
  3. Upthecreek Paddles
    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!!!!!!!
  4. BluenoseDebbi
    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!
  5. tobey_day
    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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