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Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon

Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon. Imagine succulent, perfectly seared scallops nestled in a creamy garlic sauce, complemented by the smoky crunch of crispy bacon. This dish isn’t just a meal; it’s an experience. With every forkful, you’ll get a taste of luxury that feels like a gourmet dinner but is surprisingly simple to make at home. Perfect for impressing guests or treating yourself to something special, this spaghetti will surely become a new favorite.

Resume of the recipe: This Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon is a delectable combination of flavors and textures. Tender scallops are seared to perfection and tossed with al dente spaghetti in a rich, creamy garlic sauce. The addition of crispy bacon adds a delightful smoky flavor that elevates the dish to new heights. Simple enough for a weeknight dinner yet impressive enough for entertaining, this pasta dish is a must-try.

Exciting Story: The first time I prepared this Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon was for an anniversary dinner at home. My husband and I wanted something special that would make the evening memorable. As the aroma of garlic and bacon filled the kitchen, I knew I was onto something incredible. When we finally sat down to eat, the combination of creamy sauce, succulent scallops, and crispy bacon made the dinner feel like a 5-star restaurant experience. Now, it’s our go-to dish for celebrating life’s little victories and creating new memories together.

Why This Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon?

Selling Points:

  • Gourmet Flavor: The combination of seared scallops, creamy garlic sauce, and bacon creates a restaurant-quality dish.
  • Simple Preparation: Despite its luxurious taste, this dish is easy to prepare in under an hour.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special celebration, this pasta dish is sure to impress.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
Kcal: 650 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 lb (450g) scallops
8 oz (225g) spaghetti
4 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice

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Directions:

Cook spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside, leaving the fat in the skillet.
Increase heat to medium-high. Add scallops to the skillet in a single layer, season with salt and pepper, and sear for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove scallops and set aside.
In the same skillet, add olive oil and garlic. Sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
Add heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and stir in Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth.
Return spaghetti, scallops, and bacon to the skillet. Toss until everything is well coated in the garlic cream sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in parsley and lemon juice. Serve immediately.

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