Scallop and Bacon Mac N’ Cheese

Scallop and Bacon Mac N’ Cheese 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.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 50 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr

    SERVING : 10

    YIELD : 10 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stir bread crumbs and butter together in a bowl; sprinkle over pasta mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and topping is lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

Per Serving: 586 calories; protein 31.1g; carbohydrates 48.4g; fat 29.4g; cholesterol 94.5mg; sodium 1380.9mg.