Bacon-wrapped Scallops

Bacon-wrapped Scallops are heaven on a toothpick.

Bacon-wrapped scallops are simply heaven on a toothpick.

I am so excited each time I serve them because everyone is as excited as I am. Even my 8-year-old loves scallop night.

I first served Bacon-wrapped Scallops as an appetizer treat. Well, they are so good and so filling that we really didn’t need dinner afterward.

So now, Bacon-wrapped Scallops are the opening act and the star of the show.

My method for Bacon-wrapped Scallops is easy and quick. Once, again, Costco’s Kirkland pre-cooked bacon is must-have in my kitchen and for any bacon-lover.

Ingredients List

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 lb scallops (thawed, if frozen)
  • 1 1/2 sheets Kirkland pre-cooked bacon (approximately 15 slices)
  • Toothpicks (approximately 30)
  • Olive oil spray


Preheat broiler on Hi.

Coat broiler pan lightly with olive oil spray.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper (I use three turns on a salt grinder and 6 turns on a pepper grinder).

Add scallops to the bowl and turn so they are coated with olive oil mixture.

Cut pre-cooked bacon slices in half.

Wrap 1/2 bacon slice around scallop. Secure the bacon by poking a toothpick through bacon, scallop and then bacon again.

Place wrapped scallop on broiler pan and repeat until scallops are all wrapped.

Note: if scallops are extra large (lucky you) slice them in half so that the bacon fully wraps the scallop.

Broil scallops for 3 minutes about 6 inches from the heat source. Flip the scallops over and broil another 3 minutes so that bacon is crispy and scallops are cooked thoroughly.

Let sit for a minute or two and enjoy.