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Bacon Scallop Pasta

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices black pepper bacon
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 1 pound large scallops
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 pound dry linguine cooked

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat. Once the bacon is crisp, remove from the skillet and set aside to drain.
  • In the same skillet that the bacon drippings are in cook the onion until soft. Season scallops with salt and pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, or until a nice crust forms on both sides.
  • Toss the spinach into the skillet, and once wilted add in the cooked pasta with a little of the pasta water. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Baked butternut squash and whole grain rolls with butter.
VEGETARIAN: Use tempeh instead of scallops and veggie bacon strips instead of bacon.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure linguine is gluten free.
NUTRITION: 403 Calories; 5g Fat; 26g Protein; 62g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 30mg Cholesterol; 273mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 Grain (Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.
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