These bacon wrapped scallops are jumbo scallops coated in a sweet and savory glaze, then broiled to perfection. A simple yet elegant appetizer or main course option that is sure to get rave reviews!

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Everything is better with bacon, I always find myself making bacon wrapped chicken and bacon wrapped asparagus for dinner. Scallops are delicious on their own, but when you cover them in bacon you end up with decadent little bites that are perfect for any occasion.

Bacon wrapped scallops coated in glaze and topped with parsley.

For me, scallops are one of those special occasion type foods. They tend to be a bit on the pricey side and they’re best purchased from a reputable fish monger. These bacon wrapped scallops are my absolute favorite way to enjoy seafood, and they also happen to be quite easy to make!

How to buy scallops

You want to use the larger sea scallops for this recipe, not the small bay scallops. Look for scallops that are uniform in size and color and smell fresh – they shouldn’t have an overly fishy aroma. You can often find fresh scallops at the seafood counter of your local grocery store. Frozen scallops work well too, just make sure they’re completely thawed and patted dry before you use them.

Raw scallops wrapped in uncooked bacon on a sheet pan.

How do you make bacon wrapped scallops?

This recipe calls for scallops, bacon, maple syrup, garlic powder, soy sauce, salt and pepper. That’s all there is to it! Wrap each scallop in half a slice of bacon and then secure the bacon with a toothpick. Mix together the remaining ingredients to form a sweet and savory glaze that gets brushed over the scallops as they cook. Add a sprinkle of herbs, then serve and enjoy.

A basting brush coating scallops in maple soy glaze.

Tips for bacon wrapped scallops

  • Choose the largest scallops that you can afford. Larger scallops are easier to wrap with bacon and they won’t overcook as the bacon crisps up.
  • Make sure to use a regular cut of bacon – thick cut bacon will take too long to cook through.
  • You can serve your scallops with the toothpicks intact as an appetizer, or remove the toothpicks if you’re planning to serve them as a main course.
  • This recipe also works well with shrimp!

Broiled bacon wrapped scallops.

How do you reheat bacon wrapped scallops?

These scallops are best served fresh from the oven. You can reheat the scallops the next day, but you run the risk of overcooking the scallops. The best way to reheat your scallops is to warm them in a pan over medium heat until the bacon is crisp, which should take 3-4 minutes.

Bacon wrapped scallops served with mashed potatoes and green beans.

What should you serve with scallops?

You can serve these scallops on their own as a party snack, or with side dishes as a main course. I like to serve my bacon wrapped scallops over cream cheese mashed potatoes or mushroom rice.  I also add a green vegetable on the side such as green beans almondine or balsamic brussels sprouts.

If you’re a seafood fan, you’ll be sure to enjoy these bacon wrapped scallops. You will impress everyone when you serve this dish at your next gathering!

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5 from 64 votes

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

AuthorSara Welch
Bacon wrapped scallops coated in glaze and topped with parsley.
These bacon wrapped scallops are jumbo scallops coated in a sweet and savory glaze, then broiled to perfection. A simple yet elegant appetizer or main course option that is sure to get rave reviews!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Serves 6


  • 2 pounds large sea scallops patted dry
  • 1 pound bacon slices cut in half crosswise
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the broiler. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Wrap a slice of bacon around each scallop and secure with a toothpick. Arrange the scallops in a single layer on the baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Brush half the mixture over the top of each of the scallops.
  • Broil for 10-15 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and scallops are cooked through. Brush the remaining sauce over the scallops halfway through the cook time.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 502mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! 5 stars! This is my first time cooking scallops and it was delicious! I love the glaze, not overpowering just the right balance of flavor. The only bacon I had was thick cut so I did do a bit of pre-cook. Thank you for this scrumptious recipe :o)

    1. It should be 3-4 scallops, it’s hard to say exactly because scallops come in different sizes. What you’d want to do is count the number of scallops you end up with, then divide them by 6 servings.

  2. I bought some skewered bacon-wrapped scallops frozen from a specialty meat shop. Can I pour the marinade on and thaw them in the fridge overnight? (Also thanks for all the answers in the comments!)

    1. I think that could be ok, you just want to make sure what you purchased does not already contain seasonings or a marinade.

  3. 5 stars
    So good! I only had thick-cut bacon so I pre-cooked it a bit (browned but still pliable) before wrapping the scallops, and it turned out perfectly!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this for a Christmas party and it was a hit! Be sure to read the directions and use regular sliced bacon and not thick-cut. They turned out perfectly!

  5. Sara……
    I made these bacon wrapped scallops. They were wonderful. Will use the recipe again and again

  6. Second time making these, and coming from a scallop fisherman from Nova Scotia… these are spot on! Thanks

    1. You can soak the toothpicks if you like. The broiling cooks the bacon quickly so that the scallops don’t overcook. If you bake them, it will take a lot longer to get the bacon crisp and you run the risk of overcooking the scallops.

  7. 5 stars
    These were AMAZING!! They were very much loved by my family and the plate was empty by the end of the night. Such an easy and delicious recipe!

  8. I have found soaking them for a day in water removes some fish taste and some scallops have some chemical added. Dry well before you do anything with them .