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Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon., close up photo of single serving on a grey pattern plate.

Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon

Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon - ready in well under 30 minutes, this in one quick & easy meal that's sure to impress. It easily adapts to serve just two as well, making it an ideal choice for a romantic dinner for Valentine's Day or at any time of the year you want to pamper your sweetheart.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian Inspired
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 992 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

  • ¾ pound dry spaghetti
  • 4 slices crisp cooked bacon chopped
  • 1 pound medium sized scallops
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 cup low sodium seafood stock or chicken stock
  • cups whipping cream
  • 2 large tomatoes center pulp removed and diced small.
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
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Instructions

  1. Cook the dry spaghetti to al dente in salted water and drain.
  2. Crisp cook the bacon in a large sauté pan and roughly chop it. Set aside.
  3. Season the scallops with salt and pepper and pan sear them in the bacon fat for only about 1½ to 2 minutes per side and set aside with the bacon.
  4. Drain the bacon fat from the pan and add the olive oil and garlic; cook for only a minute to slightly soften the garlic.
  5. Add the white wine and seafood stock and simmer quickly for a few minutes until the liquid has reduced by about ⅓. Add the cream and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper if needed, then add the bacon, tomatoes and the scallops to the sauce. Simmer for only a minute or two to warm the scallops through before adding the cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Toss together the pasta and sauce very well before serving.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 992 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58g 89%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 1019mg 42%
Potassium 785mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 38.6%
Vitamin C 12.6%
Calcium 25.7%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.