Best Bacon Wrapped Scallops Keto Air Fryer Appetizer

I love using my air fryer… a lot. My air fryer is one of my all-time favorite kitchen appliances, and I use it often. One recipe we love is Keto Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops. Even though I don’t do a strict Keto diet anymore, this recipe is just too good.

And bacon wrapped scallops make a great appetizer for New Year’s Eve… well, anytime really.

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Delicious, easy Keto Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops appetizer.

Everything’s better with bacon, right?

I think scallops might be my absolute favorite food. When it’s cooked right, it’s like heaven in my mouth.

And bacon wrapped scallops are one of my favorite appetizers. Or, meal, if I eat enough of them. And trust me, I can eat a lot of these bacon-wrapped scallops.

If you are looking for a keto-friendly or low-carb appetizer, I think this appetizer will fit the bill…

Bacon Wrapped Scallops


  • 1 lb. Sea scallops (about 10)
  • 5 Strips of bacon
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ Tbsp. Olive oil

How to make Bacon Wrapped Scallops


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sea scallops with ½ tablespoon of olive oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine well.
  3. Cut the bacon pieces in half lengthwise to form two long strips per piece of bacon.
  4. Wrap one of the bacon strips around the outside of each sea scallop.
  5. Place the scallops onto a parchment-lined tray or fry basket of your air fryer, and cook for 8-9 minutes.
  6. Open the air fryer and place the Parmesan cheese onto the top of the scallops. Continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes before serving.
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Add olive oil to scallops.
Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Slice bacon length-wise.
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Wrap the bacon around the scallops.
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Place scallops on parchment-lined air fryer tray.
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Add parmesan cheese to the scallops and air fry for approximately 1-2 minutes longer.

I told you it was quick and easy!


  • You can place bacon in the freezer for about 15 minutes to make it easier to cut.
  • And if you don’t have an air fryer, you can make these bacon wrapped scallops in the oven.

Bacon wrapped scallops are so delicious, and since both bacon and scallops are Keto-friendly, they’re the perfect pairing combination.

This appetizer is so quick and easy to make. Which makes them a great anytime appetizer. In fact, Valentine’s Day is a great time to make this quick and easy Keto Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops.

You might also want to try this Proscuitto Cherry Bites appetizer. And this Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Meatloaf is a great Keto dinner idea.

And for dessert, try this delicious no-bake chocolate lasagna recipe.

Here’s a printable version of this appetizer recipe…

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