Zucchini Noodles with Bacon, Garlic, and Scallops

zucchini noodles with scallops

spiralizerI used my 7-Blade Spiralizer (affiliate) to make these zucchini noodles happen!

As much as we love our veggies, I’ve never considered getting a vegetable spiralizer… *gasp!*

Ok, so zucchini noodles and curly fries does sound fun… but would buying yet another kitchen gadget be worth it? Keep in mind… single mom with a kid graduating from college soon… and starting med school. Gotta keep my spending in check!

But when I spotted this 7-Blade Spiralizer (affiliate) for under $30, I couldn’t pass it up!

While I waited for my next-day delivery, I stocked up on zucchini (first time ever, buying this in my entire life!), sweet potatoes, yellow squash, daikon, and carrots to spiralize!

When it arrived, the first thing I threw on there was a zucchini… because srsly… the countless zucchini “zoodle” recipes available online.

And LOOKIE! Omg, so much fun!!!

fresh zucchini noodles

It took only a minute to transform one zucchini into these perfect noodles! 😀

And being that I’ve never tasted a freakin zucchini before, I thought adding bacon, spinach, garlic, and juicy scallops would guarantee a winner, even for my first try.


Zucchini Noodles with Bacon, Spinach, and Scallops

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Course: Main Course
Servings: 2


  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 head garlic roasted
  • 2 medium zucchinis spiralized into spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 6 scallops
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place a large pan over medium heat. Cook bacon until desired crispiness. Without draining bacon fat, transfer cooked bacon from pan to paper towel.
  • Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Then in the same pan with bacon fat, cook scallops until firm and golden brown. Transfer to plate when finished.
  • Again, in the same pan, add whole garlic cloves and spinach and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  • Add zucchini noodles into pan with garlic and spinach and toss to cook, 2-3 minutes.
  • Divide the pasta into 2 bowls and top each with scallops and crumbled bacon.
  • Enjoy!


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bacon, scallops, spiralized veggies, zucchini

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