Bay Scallop Pasta with Tomatoes

Serve with a simple salad, some crusty French bread, a glass of wine, and you'll have an awesome date night or special dinner at home. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Bay Scallop Pasta with Tomatoes
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 pound linguine pasta

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound grape tomatoes

  • cup dry white wine

  • ¼ cup sliced pitted Kalamata olives

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound bay scallops, rinsed and patted dry

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add linguine and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 9 to 10 minutes, or according to package instructions. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water, and set aside.

  2. Wipe out the pot, and heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add tomatoes, stirring occasionally, and cook until they start to burst, 5 to 7 minutes; crush some with the back of a spoon. Stir in white wine, olives, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper; reduce heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops all at once, coating with oil; don't move or shake the pan for 1 minute. Gently flip the scallops, and cook until firm and opaque, 1 to 2 minutes more. Add garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Do not overcook scallops.

  4. Add the pasta to the tomato mixture, toss to coat, and add reserved pasta water, if necessary. Divide the pasta mixture evenly among 4 shallow bowls and top with the scallops. Lightly drizzle with more olive oil, if desired, garnish with parsley, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

664 Calories
16g Fat
93g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 664
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 93g 34%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 35g
Potassium 859mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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