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Air Fryer Scallops

Scallops are cooked to buttery, tender perfection in the air fryer! With just a few simple ingredients you probably already have on-hand, you'll have delicious scallops in under 10 minutes.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minutes, fewer than 5 ingredients, seafood
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik


  • Air Fryer


  • 6 large sea scallops
  • spray cooking oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • lemon wedges for serving


  • Pat scallops dry with a paper towel, then sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.
  • Spray the inside of air fryer basket with cooking oil, place scallops inside, then spray scallops with oil.
    air fryer scallops step 2
  • Cook at 400° Fahrenheit for 6 minutes, pausing to flip halfway through. Serve scallops with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.


Recipe yields approximately 2 servings of 3 scallops each. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving, out of 2. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 2. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 3scallops | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 934mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 2g