Scallop and Bacon Mac N' Cheese

Scallop and Bacon Mac N' Cheese

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"This is something I threw together and it turned out fantastic! The flavor of the bacon, along with the scallops, mixes so well with mac and cheese. A perfect combo! Add vegetables for a healthier kick. I like throwing in some steamed broccoli or cauliflower."
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1 h servings 586 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 586 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 29.4 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.4g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 31.1 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 1420 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; saute scallops until golden brown and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove skillet from heat.
  3. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; roughly crumble.
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
  5. Mix Cheddar cheese soup, Cheddar cheese, milk, and garlic salt together in a bowl. Add scallops, bacon, and pasta; mix well. Pour pasta mixture into a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.
  6. Stir bread crumbs and butter together in a bowl; sprinkle over pasta mixture.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and topping is lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes; season with salt and pepper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Panko bread crumbs can be substituted for the regular bread crumbs if desired.



Looked good on paper and no doubt will be good on the fork, too, but as it is baking I wanted to offer two friendly observations (not criticisms). First, I doubled the scallops (I like scallops...

Great taste, even has a good kick to it. Not sure where it came from since no spicy ingredients were added, just a pleasant surprise.

I used shrimp instead of scallops and added old bay. Delicious and easy!

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