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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Ingredients

1 h servings 586 cals
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Nutrition

  • 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.

Footnotes

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

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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.

Great recipe! My husband doesn't like seafood so I took out the scallops and it quickly became his favorite Mac N' Cheese dish! It's my favorite too!

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

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