Seared Scallops with Creamy Cheese Sauce

Seared scallops recipe

Seared scallops with creamy cheese sauce keto recipe.

Scallops are very nutritious and are linked to many impressive health benefits. They contain potassium and magnesium that are essential to your heart health.

They also work to keep your blood vessels relaxed, adding to healthy blood pressure.

Besides that, scallops contain much needed omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein.

So it’s a great thing that scallops are keto foods and you can include them in your keto diet meal plan.

They go well in any creamy dishes like this recipe.

If you feel adventurous, try them in your keto zoodle pasta dish. It adds savory elegance that will impress any dinner guests!

There is something about a seafood dish in light cream sauce.

The broth is rich in flavors without having to have too many things added to it.

This dish is the perfect example of seafood done right.

It’s juicy, light, yet bold in flavors.

For this recipe, I use big scallops instead of baby ones. I also prefer working with fresh scallops over frozen ones. I find them juicier than frozen ones.

Ready to give this seared scallops recipe a try?

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Pan Seared Scallops with Creamy Cheese Sauce
Scallops are one of my favorite seafood shellfish, and this recipe makes me love eating them even more. Try. I promise you'll love (:-) them too!
Seared scallops recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Seared scallops recipe
  1. Pat the scallops dry and season it with salt and pepper. Chop the bacon into small bits.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon. Leave the bacon grease in the pan.
  3. Turn the heat to high and add the scallops to the pan. Saute for 1-2 minutes per side until both sides are golden and cooked. Remove the scallops to a plate.
  4. Add the bacon back to the pan and 1 tbsp of butter. Saute for one minute before adding the cream. Drop the heat down to medium and add the cream and cheese into the pan. Lower the heat to low and stir often until the sauce is thickened and reduced by half. The sauce should coat the back of a spoon.
  5. Return the scallops to the pan and coat it with the sauce before serving.
Recipe Notes

Per Serving: 782 calories, 73 g fat, 24g protein, 11g total carbs, 10g net carbs.

Tina Alexandre
Tina Alexandre


Hi, I'm Tina, a mom, and wife who loves to write about nutrition and dieting. When I'm not writing, I also enjoy baking healthy pastries with my 7-year-old daughter.


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