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Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine Recipe for Two

Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine

Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine has pan seared golden brown sea scallops tossed together with a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce, tomatoes, garlic, bacon, and perfectly cooked linguine.

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This recipe is easy and quick, ready in just 30 minutes.

This dish makes a great romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day or an impressive date night with your special someone.

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How to make Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine:

In a medium saucepan cook the linguine according to the package directions, then drain.

Fry the bacon until crisp in a medium skillet. Drain on paper towel, then crumble and set aside. Leave the bacon grease in the skillet on medium heat.

Dry the scallops with paper towel, then season with salt and pepper. Sear them in the bacon fat for 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel and set aside.

sea scallops browned frying in a pan

Add the olive oil and garlic to the frying pan. Stir and cook for 1 minute.

Pour the chicken stock into the frying pan and simmer on medium low heat for about 5 minutes.

Add the heavy cream, stir to combine, and simmer for 2 minutes.

white cream sauce and seasonings cooking in a pan with a wooden spoon

Sprinkle in the salt and pepper to taste and then add the bacon, tomatoes and the scallops to the sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes to warm the scallops.

bacon, tomatoes and scallops cooking in a creamy sauce in a pan

Add the cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese.

pasta, parmesan, bacon, tomato and scallops in creamy sauce cooking in a pan

Gently toss to combine the pasta and sauce and serve.

Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine Recipe for Two

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Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine

Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine

Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine has pan seared golden brown sea scallops tossed together with a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce, tomatoes, garlic, and perfectly cooked linguine. This recipe is easy and quick, ready in just 30 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces linguine
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 lb sea scallops
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Roma tomato (diced)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan cook the linguine according to the package directions, then drain.
  2. Fry the bacon until crisp in a medium skillet. Drain on paper towel, then crumble and set aside. Leave the bacon grease in the skillet on medium heat.
  3. Dry the scallops with paper towel, then season with salt and pepper. Sear them in the bacon fat for 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel and set aside.
  4. Add the olive oil and garlic to the frying pan. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Pour the chicken stock into the frying pan and simmer on medium low heat for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the heavy cream, stir to combine, and simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper to taste and then add the bacon, tomatoes and the scallops to the sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes to warm the scallops.
  8. Add the cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese.
  9. Gently toss to combine the pasta and sauce well and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 774 Saturated Fat: 22g Cholesterol: 145mg Sodium: 1018mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 36g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Karen Melton
    February 3, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Absolutley delicious! This is on my family favorites. Wouldn’t change a thing in this recipe. Perfect!

    • Reply
      Zona
      February 3, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      Hi Karen, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you 🙂

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