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What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Scallops – 15 Best Sides

Wondering what to serve with bacon wrapped scallops? We can help! From colorful vegetables to crisp salads to tender grains, we’ve put together the perfect flavors and textures to pair with the sweet-mild flavor of scallops and the savory, tasty flavor of bacon.

You’ll love delicious side dishes like Roasted Broccolini Salad with Crispy White Beans, Leek and Spinach Risotto, Pan-roasted Asparagus, and Golden Rice Pilaf–just four examples of the perfect side dishes you’ll discover to accompany delectable bacon-wrapped scallops.

Collage with scallops, succotash, pilaf and asparagus side dishes.

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Bacon wrapped scallops are the perfect marriage between the buttery flavor of scallops and the salty, savory flavor of bacon. We prefer to use large sea scallops for this preparation, which creates the perfect ratio of contrasting flavors.

We oven broil the bacon-wrapped scallops, which makes the bacon perfectly crispy and cooks the scallops to the perfect temperature.

You can accompany them with fresh lemon wedges or bacon wrapped scallops dipping sauce if you like; we like this remoulade sauce recipe from Simply Recipes.

Read more of our recommendations in the recipe post for Bacon Wrapped Scallops in the Oven.

Pairing the scallops as a main dish with one of these special side dishes will make a meal you’ll always remember.

Bacon wrapped scallops on a serving tray, with cut lemons in the background.

Which Side Dishes Go With Scallops Wrapped in Bacon?

Because bacon-wrapped scallops are rich, the ideal side dishes provide balance with bright flavors and textures.

Accompany scallops with side dishes such as:

  • Colorful salads – Greens, kale, marinated vegetables, and composed salads with acidic dressings all pair well with scallops.
  • Fresh vegetables – Crisp-tender asparagus, pan-roasted carrots, broccolini, Brussels sprouts, green beans, and steamed snow peas are all great veggie side dishes for this combination.
  • Rice and grains – pilaf, farro, rice and risotto all taste delicious with savory scallops and bacon.

What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Scallops - Top 15 Sides

For more tasty side dish ideas, be sure to check out our roundup of 15 Best Side Dishes with Bacon. You might also enjoy What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and What to Serve with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon.

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About Eliza & BENSA

BENSA was founded by bacon expert Eliza Cross, author of more than a dozen cookbooks. She has written three bacon cookbooks including the award-winning Bacon Beans and Beer, the bestselling 101 Things to Do With Bacon, and the popular sequel 101 More Things to Do With Bacon. Learn more about BENSA...

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