Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops Recipe

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Yvonne Published: May 6, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops

This one-pan lemon parmesan scallops recipe is ultra creamy with the perfect amount of zest. You’re sure to get a lot of compliments from the family.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 7 minutes
Total: 12 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1lbscallops
  • salt and pepper
  • 1cupheavy cream
  • ¼cupchicken broth
  • ½lemon juice
  • ½cupparmesan cheese
  • 1tspcornstarch
  • 1tbspwater


  1. In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and let heat until it starts to smoke. Sear scallops for 3- to 3½ minutes on each side until they are golden brown on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.

  2. Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, lemon and parmesan cheese. In a small bowl whisk the cornstarch and water and whisk into the sauce. Bring to a simmer and let thicken.

  3. Add the scallops back to the sauce and let simmer for another minute. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and fresh herbs.


  • Calories: 264.76kcal
  • Fat: 20.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.91g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.23g
  • Fiber: 0.13g
  • Sugar: 1.47g
  • Protein: 14.67g
  • Cholesterol: 81.21mg
  • Sodium: 496.55mg
  • Calcium: 179.64mg
  • Potassium: 216.64mg
  • Iron: 0.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 189.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.81mg
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