Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe
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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe

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When I'm looking for more special appetizer, this is the recipe I reach for. I've also served these savory scallops for dinner.—Pamela MacCumbee, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 20 fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 10 uncooked sea scallops, halved
  • 10 bacon strips, halved widthwise
  • Lemon Wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 145 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Fold a spinach leaf around each scallop half. Wrap bacon over spinach and secure with a toothpick. Place on baking sheet or broiler pan.
  2. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 6 minutes on each side or until bacon is crisp. Remove toothpick. Squeeze lemon over each. Serve immediately. Yield: 20 appetizers.
Originally published as Bacon-Wrapped Scallops in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p31

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"What a nice change with the spinach! Added more flavour and texture. Definately on my make again list!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"I made these for a Christmas open house I had. Everyone LOVED them! I used the mini scallops and made 4 times as many as this recipe - really yummy"

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