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Scallop Pesto Pasta

Sea scallops can range from 1/2 to 1 inch thick. To cook thicker scallops more quickly, cut them in half horizontally.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper; add scallops and shake to coat.
  • In a large skillet, cook scallops in butter for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on each side or until opaque. Drain pasta; toss with pesto. Serve with scallops.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 598 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 807mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein.

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  • homecookcharity
    Mar 4, 2015

    yummy & easy to make

  • boreal
    Aug 6, 2013

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  • spiker1
    Feb 27, 2013

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  • fife1972
    Apr 25, 2012

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  • heidizaksheske
    Aug 22, 2011

    Very easy and quick, delicious too. The only thing I did different was to use olive oil instead of butter to sauté the scallops

  • jasper15b
    Jul 20, 2009

    This was very good. It reminded me of a dish I had at a local restaurant. We had this with Italian bread and olive oil dipping sauce. Delicious!