Sauteed bay scallops with tomatoes and a touch of white wine and lemon juice served over angel hair pasta.
Yield: 4 servings
4.8 from 5 votes

Angel Hair Pasta with Scallops and Tomatoes

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Cuisine: Italian
Sauteed bay scallops with tomatoes and a touch of white wine and lemon juice served over angel hair pasta.


  • 1 lb bay scallops (dried well)
  • 2 tsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 14 oz can diced petite tomatoes (drained)
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 7 oz angel hair pasta (I used half whole wheat*)
  • *Use brown rice pasta or quinoa pasta for gluten free.


  • Put a large pot of salted water to boil.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet on high heat. When hot, add 1 tsp of oil and the butter over medium-high heat until mixture starts to brown.
  • MAKE SURE THE PAN AND OIL MIXTURE IS VERY HOT - Transfer HALF of the scallops to the skillet and cook WITHOUT MOVING until seared: ABOUT 30 SECONDS. Gently flip and sear on other side for another 20 - 30 SECONDS. Remove from skillet and set aside; cook remaining scallops and repeat as the first batch; set aside with first batch.
  • Add the angel hair to the boiling salted water, cook according to package instructions for al dente.
  • Reduce the skillet to medium-high heat; add remaining teaspoon of oil. When hot add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, wine, salt and pepper and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of parsley, remove from heat.
  • Drain any liquid that accumulates from the scallops, then add the scallops to the skillet and remove from the heat.
  • Drain the pasta and place in a large serving bowl. Top with the scallops and sauce, more fresh parsley and serve with grated parmigiano if desired.


Serving: 11/4 cup, Calories: 345kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 318mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 2.5g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 8
Points +: 9