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Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine Recipe

Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine Recipe - small batch

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.

 

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

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

 

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.

 

a graphic of garlic bread next to a bowl with scallop and linguine mixture, text box saying cheesy garlic bacon scallops and linguine

 

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Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine Recipe - serves 2
Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
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. This dish makes a great romantic dinner for Valentine's Day or an impressive date night with your special someone.
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 774 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
  • 4 ounces linguine
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 lb sea scallops
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 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 Facts
Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 774 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 1018mg 42%
Potassium 602mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 6.3%
Calcium 34%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Adapted and downsized from Rock Recipes

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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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