Air-Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

These air-fryer bacon-wrapped scallops are the perfect last-minute appetizer to throw together for a gathering. Medium-size scallops and bacon cut on the thinner side work best here. You can enjoy these bacon-wrapped scallops on their own or jazz them up with a drizzle of maple syrup.

air fryer bacon wrapped scallops
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 12 medium sea scallops (about 9 ounces total)

  • 3 thin center-cut bacon slices

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°F. Pat scallops dry. Remove and discard the muscle from the side of each scallop. Cut bacon slices in half crosswise and then lengthwise to make 12 strips. Wrap 1 bacon strip around each scallop, overlapping the ends slightly. Thread a wooden pick through both ends of the bacon to secure it in place, pushing the pick through the opposite side of the scallop. Sprinkle the scallops evenly with pepper and paprika and brush lightly with oil.

  2. Arrange the scallops in an even layer in the fryer basket. Cook until the bacon is beginning to crisp and the scallops are firm but tender, 10 to 12 minutes.


Wooden picks

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

43 Calories
2g Fat
1g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 43
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Vitamin A 49IU 1%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 5mcg 1%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Magnesium 7mg 2%
Potassium 65mg 1%

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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