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Easy Baked Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe in the Oven

Are you a seafood lover? If so, you have to try this easy seafood appetizer: delicious, savory bacon-wrapped scallops perfectly baked in the oven in a smooth butter broth. Or pair it with a fresh salad for a satisfying main dish idea.

stack of bacon wrapped scallops on a plate and garnished with parsley

Delicious Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Given the price of scallops at the grocery store these days, preparing them tends to be reserved for special occasions and holiday gatherings. However, this recipe is so easy that we should treat ourselves to a weeknight dinner of buttery oven-baked scallops wrapped in crispy bacon more often!

Seafood in general, such as our shrimp puff pastry and garlic shrimp scampi are dishes I would love to prepare more often but appreciate them all that much more on those special occasions.

close up of bacon wrapped scallop cut in half on a plate garnished with parsley

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In this simple recipe for bacon wrapped scallops baked in the oven, we use salt and pepper along with garlic butter. Alternatively you could use butter with seafood seasoning mix in which case you won’t need to add salt and pepper.

Easy Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe in the Oven

Jane and Sonja
Delicious, savory scallops wrapped in crispy bacon, perfectly baked in the oven.
5 from 36 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 573 kcal


  • 1 shallow rimmed baking dish
  • 1 piece of tin foil


  • 6 pieces fresh scallops large sea scallops will give the best results
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package thin-cut bacon slices 1 slice per scallop
  • 1/4 cup softened garlic butter or regular butter sprinkled with garlic powder
  • 1 tsp softened butter
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped


  • Preheat oven to 360°F.
  • The first step is to prepare a glass baking dish or rimmed sheet pan by brushing with a thin layer of softened butter.
  • Next, pat dry the scallops with a paper towel and then sprinkle them with some salt and pepper.
  • Brush the scallops with softened garlic butter.
  • Wrap each scallop in a slice of bacon. If using smaller scallops, cut the strip of bacon in half before wrapping.
  • Place the scallops in a single layer in the prepared baking sheet and cover with tin foil.
  • Bake covered for 15 minutes on medium heat (360°F) then uncover and continue baking until bacon is cooked fully through (another 20-30 minutes).
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


If cooking scallops from frozen, it will take longer to cook. Also, DO NOT cover with foil if using frozen scallops as the extra water needs to evaporate off the dish.
If you find the dish too watery after 25 minutes, strain the liquid and continue to bake another 5 minutes until the bacon is crispy.


Calories: 573kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 14gFat: 56gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 1430mgPotassium: 231mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 511IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bacon, baked, seafood
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Bacon wrapped scallops garnished with parsley and placed in a clear dish.

And there you go. An easy appetizer and arguably the best way to enjoy those tender scallops.

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