Grown up Mac & Cheese With Bay Scallops Recipe

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Grown up Mac & Cheese With Bay Scallops
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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk (or more as needed)
  • 1 cup of finely shredded cheese (i used a mixture of cheddar and muenster today because it's what i had in the house)
  • 2 cups of small penne pasta
  • salt and pepper , as needed


  1. Set pot of water to boil for the pasta & add pasta when water is at a rolling boil.
  2. In a large pan over medium heat, heat onion and butter until onions are soft, sweet and lightly brown - add garlic at the end as it cooks much faster than onion.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the top of them and stir to make a roux. Add the milk a little at a time while stirring constantly. Don't panic if it's a little lumpy because you are making a cheese sauce anyway.
  4. After thoroughly rinsing the bay scallops (they tend to be sandy) add them to the sauce in the pan and cook until the scallops are opaque. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Once the scallops are done, add the cheese and stir it up.
  6. To plate, I garnished with goat cheese and fresh cracked pepper - very tasty addition.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 373.15 Kcal (1562 kJ)
Calories from fat 161.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.91g 28%
Cholesterol 66.91mg 22%
Sodium 874.18mg 36%
Potassium 395.29mg 8%
Total Carbs 23.44g 8%
Sugars 6.61g 26%
Dietary Fiber 4.23g 17%
Protein 28.11g 56%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 296.4mg 30%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 130.46 Kcal (546 kJ)
Calories from fat 56.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.26g 28%
Cholesterol 23.39mg 22%
Sodium 305.62mg 36%
Potassium 138.2mg 8%
Total Carbs 8.19g 8%
Sugars 2.31g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1.48g 17%
Protein 9.83g 56%
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Iron 0.5mg 7%
Calcium 103.6mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.2
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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