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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Scallops wrapped in bacon – is there any more to say? Pop them in the air fryer and they’re done in minutes! Perfect for an appetizer or a main dish served with veggies!
4.89 from 18 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 189 kcal



  • Slice bacon in half and place the bacon in the air fryer to partially cook at 400 for 3 minutes. 
    16 large sea scallops
  • Pat the scallops dry with paper towels to remove any moisture.
  • Wrap each scallop in 1/2 slice of bacon and secure it with a toothpick.
    8 slices center cut bacon
  • Place scallops in air fryer (I can fit 8 at a time in my basket style air fryer)
  • Lightly brush scallop with your favorite barbecue sauce. I recommend a thinner sauce – not a heavy thick sauce. You can also just spray with olive oil and salt/pepper.
  • Cook at 400 for 5 minutes. Turn scallops delicately and baste again with bbq sauce. Cook for another 5 minutes at 400 until scallop is tender and opaque and bacon is cooked through. Serve hot.
    1/4 cup Williamson Bros. BBQ sauce
  • I also sprinkled a little Historic BBQ Red seasoning on them when they were done.


Serving: 4scallopsCalories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 8.5gProtein: 26.1gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 578mgPotassium: 419mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 4.1gCalcium: 31mg
Keyword air fryer, bacon, scallops
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