Pesto Vermicelli with Scallops Recipe
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Pesto Vermicelli with Scallops Recipe

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Enjoy a seafood dinner that tastes special but is oh-so-easy to make. Thanks to pesto prepared in advance, this is it! —Marilyn Lustgarten, Wentzville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked vermicelli
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound bay scallops
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto


  1. Cook vermicelli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter, garlic powder, oregano and pepper over medium heat. Add scallops and wine; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes or until scallops are firm and opaque.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Stir in pesto; heat through. Drain vermicelli; add to skillet. Toss to combine. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pesto Vermicelli with Scallops in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p53

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

I will be adding another bag of scallops to make it more meaty next time. It was really good, everyone had seconds. It was nice and quick too. I put like a cup or more of pesto in mine.

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

This recipe was very quick and easy---also really delicious. After taking a couple of bites, I decided to add more pesto and a dash of salt. The extra pesto really jazzed it up. Will make again.

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