Seared Scallops with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce


With one skillet, 20 minutes and the eight ingredients below, you'll be in creamy sun-dried tomato heaven. Quick-cooking scallops and an easy pan sauce are the keys to this healthy, satisfying recipe. We recommend serving this with brown rice or whole-wheat orzo and a big salad.

Seared Scallops with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
Photo: Photographer / Brie Passano, Food Stylist / Annie Probst, Prop Stylist / Holly Raibikis
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 16 sea scallops (about 1 pound), patted dry, tough side muscle removed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ¼ cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add the scallops to the pan and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add garlic and wine to the pan. Cook, scraping up any browned bits, until the liquid has mostly evaporated, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir in cream, any accumulated juices from the scallops and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper; simmer for 2 minutes.

  3. Return the scallops to the pan. Add sun-dried tomatoes and stir to coat with the sauce. Serve sprinkled with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
16g Fat
5g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 scallops & 3 Tbsp. sauce
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Vitamin A 532IU 11%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Vitamin D 20IU 5%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 12mcg 3%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 264mg 6%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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