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A quick, easy, low-carb, and keto scallop recipe with bacon.
3.56 from 49 votes

Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Sea scallops are wrapped in bacon, pan-seared until a gorgeous golden crust forms, topped with an addicting garlic butter sauce and are secretly super simple to make.

Course Dinner, entree, main dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 352 kcal
London Brazil


  • 9 oz. bacon or 10 strips
  • 1 lb. scallops large, about 10-12 count/pound
  • 2 Tbsp. butter melted
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 tsp. coconut sugar or brown sugar, optional
  • ¼ tsp. salt to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp. avocado oil or other high-smoke point oil


  1. Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat in a large skillet for 10-12 minutes. The bacon should be almost cooked through but still pliable.

  2. Remove the bacon from the skillet and let drain on a paper-towel lined plate.

  3. Prepare scallops by removing the tough tendons, or side muscles, and patting dry.

    Removing the tendon and patting dry a sea scallop to prepare it to be cooked.
  4. Wrap one piece of bacon around each scallop. Secure the strip of bacon with a toothpick.
    Two images showing how to wrap bacon around scallops and secure with a tooth pick.
  5. Whisk together butter, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  6. In a large, clean skillet over medium to medium-low heat add 1 tablespoon of a high smoke point oil.
  7. Cook wrapped scallops for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 120 degrees.
  8. Brush the butter garlic sauce on top during the last 1-2 minutes of cooking.
    Bacon wrapped scallops in a stainless steel skillet. Butter garlic sauce being brushed on top.
  9. Remove scallops from the skillet and let rest for 5 minutes. Once the temperature reaches 130 degrees they are ready to be served.
  10. Serve scallops with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and lemon wedges. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you are on a Paleo, Whole30, or Keto diet, use bacon that is free of added sugar and leave out the sugar in the recipe.
Ghee can also be used in place of the butter.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 831mg36%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 167IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.