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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Scallops can be made any time of the year in the oven, or make them on the grill! Grilling them alongside some grilled veges is an easy, complete meal with no cleanup!!

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Grilled Bacon-wrapped Scallops

I have never served Bacon Wrapped Scallops to anyone, who didn’t like them! Even my father, sho says he hates scallops had to admit they were awesome! It’s all about how you cook them! You must not overcook scallops or they get tough and rubbery!

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In the summer season, we grill 9 out 10 nights. I mean seriously, why not? The flavor can’t be beat, there is no heating up the house with the stove or oven, and perhaps, my favorite, there is no cleanup! These bacon wrapped scallops take only 20 minutes total. Most of that time is getting the bacon crispy!

Important cooking tips for bacon wrapped scallops

  • Bacon must be par cooked before scallops are wrapped to ensure crispy bacon.
  • The larger the scallops, the easier it is not to overccok them.
  • Do not overcook scallops. Cook until scallops are just opaque. Internal temperature should be 130°F
  • Use high heat to quickly sear scallops.
  • Coat with some fat, such as olive oil, prior to grilling.
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Are bacon wrapped scallops good reheated?

It is best to just cook enough scallops to serve them right off of the grill. If you have leftovers, refrigerate, after scallops have cooled. I never warm mine up. They are sure to get rubbery and tough. Eat them cold on top of a nice bed of greens, for lunch or dinner the next day. Discard after 2 days, if not eaten.

How to make them

  1. Prepare vegetables on skewers. Sprinkle with pepper. Spray with olive oil.
  2. Place bacon slices on piece of aluminum foil. Grill until soft and just beginning to brown. Grill vegetables that take longer to cook through.
  3. Wrap bacon around thawed scallops. Spray scallops with olive oil. Place on very hot grill. Brown first side. Flip and brown second side until scallops are opaque and measure 130°F on an instant thermometer.
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Can You freeze them?

Bacon wrapped scallops could be assembled, when the scallops are frozen. Then to cook, just thaw and cook according to directions. The one drawback is that you sacrifice the crispiness of the bacon, so I suggest assembling fresh and cooking right away.

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We like to add different fruits and vegetables to individual skewers, because they will all take different times to cook. Some of the larger, more dense veges, like canned potatoes or zucchini, will take considerably longer than smalller veges, such as peppers.

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Bacon Wrapped Scallops can be made any time of the year in the oven, or on the grill! Grilling them alongside some grilled veges is an easy, complete meal with no cleanup!!

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Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $20


  • 1 lb scallops jumbos
  • 12 slices bacon thin sliced
  • cooking spray
  • assorted, in season vegetables or fruits


  • Place vegetables on skewers. One type of vegetable per skewer.
  • Spray with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with pepper.
  • Place bacon slices on piece of aluminum foil on hot grill.
  • Add skewers of vegetables that will take longer to cook. Such as, potatoes, squash, larger fruits.
  • Cook bacon until soft. Flip to other side and cook just until starting to brown.
  • Add other vegetables and grill until charred and cooked to your liking.
  • Allow bacon to cool for a few minutes and wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around each scallop. (see notes)
  • Secure bacon with skewer. Spray scallops with cooking spray. Grill over very high heat, until browned on first side. Flip skewer and brown on second side. Do not cook scallops over 130°F.
  • Serve scallops with grilled vegetables.
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Measure slices of bacon around your scallops and see how long of a slice you need to go around the scallops to determine how much bacon to cook.
Do not overcook scallops or they become tough and rubbery!
Do NOT skip par cooking bacon or bacon will not be done and scallops will become overdone.
Cook vegetables on different skewers to assure that everything is done to your liking, but nothing becomes overdone.
Vegetables are best cooked to tender crisp stage.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 881mg | Potassium: 363mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Oh my these are delicious and so simple, I added a salsa with sweet green peas and it worked wonderfully.

  2. 5 stars
    What a delicious combination! Perfect served on a bed of grilled veggies. And good idea to grill the bacon on foil!

  3. 5 stars
    Scallops are one of my all time favorite types of seafood! I’ll be right over for dinner Beth. This is simply delicious. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    This looks so delicious, Beth! I love scallops and having them wrapped in bacon and grilled? YUM. Awesome photos!

  5. 5 stars
    It is right, the bacon must be cooked before wrapping the scallops, excellent tip. I also used the bigger ones, they cooked perfectly. It’s an idea that really works. Both the bacon and the scallops have retained their original flavor without mixing too much.

    1. It makes a huge difference, cooking the bacon first. There is nothing worth than soggy bacon! Thank you Fiorenza! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    An amazing recipe indeed, I have made scallops wrapped in Parma ham and they are so delicious – will need to make these grilled beauties for my next BBQ party – absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for the inspiration Beth! Gorgeous and colourful too with all the veg skewers 😉 beautiful!!

  7. 5 stars
    What an amazing recipe! A restaurant worthy dish, indeed! Looking forward to all the crunchy goodness in this meal!

  8. I discovered cooking scallops at home not long ago and they are so easy to cook. I haven’t tried wrapping them in bacon so I’m excited to try something new.

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