Bacon-wrapped scallops are delicious for a romantic dinner or a perfect appetizer for special occasions and they are easy enough to make for a quick weeknight meal. These side dishes pair perfectly with a main course of tender scallops wrapped in crispy bacon.
Making Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Making bacon wrapped scallops isn’t too tricky and can be done in about 30 minutes. Follow this simple scallop recipe that calls for fresh scallops, bacon slices, olive oil, salt and black pepper. You will also need toothpicks and a prepared baking sheet. After preparing them they are oven baked with a cooking time of 12-15 minutes.
Marissa from Pinch and Swirl recommends using dry scallops (instead of wet scallops) for best results. Also, the cook time can be adjusted depending on if you are using smaller scallops or larger scallops.
What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Scallops | 50+ best side dishes
From fresh green salad to roasted vegetables and potatoes to pasta this list has a large variety of side dishes to choose from. Consider serving side dishes that compliment each other in flavor or seasonal ingredients.
Warm Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
This Warm Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad is the side dish you didn't know you needed! It is a delicious combination of warm brussels sprouts, garlicky caesar dressing, salty parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper. This salad makes a delicious addition to so many main dish recipes.
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
Baked Potatoes done right in the crock pot! This recipe can make enough potatoes in the crock pot for a small dinner party or make them for a busy weeknight meal. Pop the potatoes in the crock pot in the morning and they will be ready for dinner time! Try this recipe to make baked sweet potatoes too.
Sweet and Salty Air Fryer Rainbow Carrots
These Sweet and Salty Air Fryer Rainbow Carrots are the perfect vegetable side dish to pair with any meal. Find rainbow carrots at specialty a grocery store like Trader Joes or Whole Foods if you can't find them at your local grocery store.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan are an impressive but easy and delicious side dish to make! They are salty, crunchy and cheesy. The combination of savory bacon and cheese with the roasted fresh vegetables in sure to be a hit.
Easy Air Fryer Green Beans
These Easy Air Fryer Green Beans are simple to make and seasoned with salt and dill! Serve these green beans as a side dish with any of your favorite meals.
Quinoa Pasta Salad
This delicious and simple to make quinoa pasta salad is vegan, dairy free and can easily be made gluten free if desired. Make this recipe to have for easy lunches during the week or as a side dish to a main meal.
Air Fryer Zucchini and Squash
Air Fryer Zucchini and Squash is a delicious and easy side dish that can be made in under 30 minutes. This recipe is low carb, vegan, gluten free and dairy free. A great way to cook zucchini and squash all summer long.
Basil Parmesan Risotto
Basil Parmesan Risotto is creamy, easy to make and a perfect side dish or meal. Grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil make give this recipe lots of delicious flavor. The savory flavors of this risotto dish will compliment seafood recipes perfectly.
Homemade French Onion Soup
Homemade French Onion Soup is loaded with perfectly caramelized onions and topped with crusty bread and melted cheese. Serve this soup as an easy appetizer or side dish.
Gluten Free Dairy Free Corn Casserole
This Gluten Free Dairy Free Corn Casserole is a delicious side dish. It is easy to make, creamy, sweet and also makes for great leftovers! This gluten and dairy free version tastes just like the original.
Buttermilk biscuits are super soft with a hint of sweetness. Great to pair with soup or pasta dishes!
Hearts Of Palm Salad With Shallot Vinaigrette
Fresh and so delicious, this hearts of palm salad is very easy to make! Zesty cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, crunchy cucumber and cabbage mixed with hearts of palm and topped with green onion and a tasty shallot vinaigrette.
Air Fryer Steak Fries
Tender in the inside with crispy edges on the outside, these homemade air fryer steak fries are well-seasoned, and super easy to make. Using this method will give you a satisfying side of fries without the need to fry them drenched in oil. Healthier and absolutely delicious!
Creamy Confetti Corn
With a medley of fresh veggies and crispy bacon, a side of Creamy Confetti Corn is the perfect complement to bacon-wrapped scallops.
Grilled Asparagus in Foil
Grilled Asparagus in Foil is a fast, easy, delicious side dish to complete a meal with bacon-wrapped scallops!
Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are fabulously crispy, flavorful and delicious. They are The BEST way to eat potatoes !
Make restaurant style house salad drizzled with a delectable maple balsamic dressing. Perfectly balanced with sweet and tangy flavors, this salad will elevate any meal to the next level.
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables are bursting with the sweet flavors that happen when you roast vegetables. The rainbow of vegetables are seasoned with oregano, thyme and a squeeze of lemon juice. These are the perfect vegan side dish to pair with grilled meats, add to a rice bowl or a healthy side dish.
Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts
Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts is a quick and easy salad that is peppery, sweet and satisfying. Arugula is tossed with cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and parmesan cheese and finished off with a lemony, olive oil dressing.
Crunchy Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Get the perfect crunch from homemade sweet potato fries. Our easy-to-follow recipe will help you make the best sweet potato fries every time - tasty and full of flavor. Enjoy the deliciousness of these crispy, golden treats and savor every bite.
Crispy Lemon Roasted Crack Broccoli
Roasted to perfection and tossed in a lemon garlic sauce, this flavourful Crack Broccoli makes a delicious side for seafood dinners!
Roasted Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe
These roasted cauliflower mashed potatoes put a new spin on a traditional recipe favorite. Loaded with roasted heirloom garlic and fresh herbs, these easy mashed cauliflower potatoes are the absolute best.
Vegan Tomato & Balsamic Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Looking for a healthy vegan pasta salad that you can prep ahead for lunch? Try our Mediterranean pasta salad!
Leek Risotto with Cream Cheese and Peas
This creamy leek risotto is easy to make, filling and oh-so comforting. We show you how to speed it up, too – good food shouldn’t be slow!
Buttered Corn Recipe
This simple, sweet, corn is the perfect and super easy addition to your dinner! A perfect side dish to complement any meal, everyone loves this one pot corn!
With herbs, garlic and butter, these Melting Potatoes are an easy side dish recipe for any night of the week!
This Baked Asparagus is springtime veggie perfection. Topped with crispy bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and a must for your Easter table!
Israeli Couscous Salad (Pearl Couscous Recipe)
This Israeli Couscous Salad is a light and fresh side dish for summer! Bright flavors of lemon and herbs, along with cucumber, tomato and onion mixed with pearl couscous tastes delicious on its own as a light lunch or as a side dish for grilled meats at a BBQ or potluck.
Grilled Zucchini Salad Recipe
Grilled Zucchini Salad with charred corn and sweet peppers! Dressed in a herby lemon dressing that brightens all the other flavors! Top it off with a handful of crumbled feta cheese to add a briny, salty element and this is seriously going to be the only salad you’ll want ALL SUMMER LONG!
Classic Tabbouleh Salad – Grandma Style
A classic tabbouleh salad recipe, made in the style of my grandmother. Bright flavors, fresh ingredients, and a beautiful presentation make this salad a favorite!
Pasta with Garlic and Oil
Pasta with Garlic and Oil is one of the most simple yet satisfying pasta recipes you can make! Spaghetti is tossed with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Kale Salad with Cranberries- Fall Salad Recipe
Indulge in this delightful kale and cranberry salad recipe that never fails to impress. Perfect for meal prep when craving a nutritious lunch, simply add grilled chicken for a speedy weeknight dinner or feature it as a star on your holiday table.
Parmesan Roasted Zucchini and Squash- Gluten Free Side Dish
Zucchini and squash, are an inseparable duo of vegetables. Combine them with a touch of seasoning, a sprinkling of parmesan, and some crispy panko crumbs (gluten-free, if you'd like!).
Pasta e Piselli (Pasta with Peas)
You can make this fabulous pasta with peas in 30 minutes using one pot! Add bacon if you wish.
These creamed leeks are rich and complex in flavour yet very easy to make. They use just 5 ingredients which are all made in one pot.
This easy pear salad recipe combines fresh pears, walnuts, feta, and arugula in a sweet maple vinaigrette. Make it in just 10 minutes!
Butter Bean Mash
This quickly and easily made Butter Bean Mash is a perfect side dish to meat, poultry or fish. The creamy, mild butter beans readily absorb the accompanying flavours of aromatic rosemary, garlic and freshly grated parmesan cheese. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice balances and enhances the flavours. You will be delighted that such an easy dish is so flavoursome, as well as being nourishing, satisfying and able to be prepared in minutes.
Food Mill Mashed Potatoes (Pomme Puree using Moulin Legumes)
Make silky smooth mashed potatoes (or should we say pomme purée) with a little help from Moulin Legumes (also known as food mill) which is simply the best tool to get your mash silky smooth! After all, do you know anyone who doesn't like mashed potatoes?
Cream Cheese Pasta
This cream cheese pasta is a light pasta dish that's perfect as a side, and pairs perfectly with seafood! Serve the scallops alongside this pasta or serve together!
Lemon Orzo Salad
This Lemon Orzo Salad is so easy to make and is an incredibly versatile lunch or side dish! Using only the freshest ingredients, it's light and pairs perfectly with your summer recipes.
Potatoes au Gratin with Pancetta and Leeks
Delicious just doesn't quite capture how good these Potatoes au Gratin with Pancetta and Leeks actually are! Thinly sliced potatoes layered up with sautéed leeks, crispy pancetta, gruyere and parmesan cheese topped with a delectable gorgonzola and thyme cream sauce and finished off with an extra layer of melty cheese. The perfect indulgent side dish of your dreams!
Easy Homemade Baguette Recipe
This crusty on the outside, fluffy on the inside Baguette Bread is the perfect side for Bacon wrapped scallops! It’s easy to make and so yummy!
Smoked Gouda and Chive Scones
Delicious and savory, these smoked gouda and chive scones are perfect alongside any dish. Eat them alone, or slather them with butter for the best side ever.
Healthy brown rice salad - The Cinnamon Jar
This nutty, healthy brown rice salad is a delicious and nutritious dish that can be a great addition to any meal. It's packed with protein and fibre and low in saturated fat. This recipe contains a rainbow of various flavours, colours and textures, all brought together with a fragrant orange, honey and mustard dressing.
Panzanella Toscana salad
Panzanella Toscana is a delicious, filling and rather unique Italian bread salad. It combines the distinct flavours of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and basil with cubes of golden, toasted bread. Dress it in a zesty vinaigrette and you have something truly special.
Mediterranean Rice Pilaf
Rice pilaf is the perfect accompaniment to any seafood dish!
Beet Cucumber Salad with Feta and Dill
This beet and cucumber salad with feta and dill is packed with sweet, savory, earthy, tangy, and salty flavors. Crunchy cucumbers, tender cooked beets, and a fresh lemon vinaigrette combine to create a delicious beet salad you'll crave.
Arugula Caprese Salad
This caprese salad with arugula has cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic reduction. It's a perfect summer salad you're going to love!
Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan
This Roasted Zucchini Recipe is so delicious and so easy to make. Ready in about 20 minutes, fresh zucchini squash is tossed with olive oil, simple seasonings, and grated parmesan cheese then roasted in the oven until tender. The perfect weeknight side dish.
Twice-Baked Loaded Cauliflower
Indulge in this twice baked loaded cauliflower recipe. This low-carb alternative to twice baked potatoes is packed with bacon and cheddar cheese for a satisfying and guilt-free side dish!
Colorful Arugula Salad With Balsamic Dressing
This fresh and colorful arugula and sweet pepper salad is a wonderful accompaniment for bacon wrapped scallops, adding complexity with a perfect blend of flavors: Peppery from the wild arugula, sweet from balsamic, tangy from the lime and nutty from the black sesame and pepitas!
Gratin Dauphinois (a French Potato Side Dish)
This traditional French potato recipe is impressive, but incredibly simple and easy to make! Makes the perfect side for so many dishes!
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