Spaghetti with Scallops, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives Recipe

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Jozias De Leede Modified: March 25, 2022
Spaghetti with Scallops, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives Recipe

How To Make Spaghetti with Scallops Tomatoes and Olives

Delight in this spaghetti dish with scallops and olives offers a flavorful a delicious and tangy sauce made of sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, and wine!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1cupfresh bread crumbs,coarse
  • tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2tbspblack olives,chopped
  • 2tbspsun-dried tomatoes,chopped, oil-packed
  • 1tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • ¾lbspaghetti
  • lbssea scallops
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • 1cuptomatoes,finely chopped
  • 1cupricotta salata,(1 oz) grated
  • 2tbspbasil leaves,chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the bread crumbs with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake for 12 minutes, or until browned and crisp.

  4. In a small bowl, combine the olives, sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and ½ tablespoon of olive oil.

  5. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti until al dente.

  6. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil until shimmering.

  7. Season the scallops with salt and pepper, and cook over high heat for about 3 minutes until well-browned on the bottom.

  8. Turn the scallops and cook for about 1 minute longer until just done.

  9. Transfer the scallops to a large plate.

  10. Add the wine to the skillet and cook, scraping up any browned bits, about 3 minutes until reduced to ¼ cup,

  11. Pour in any accumulated juices from the scallops and remove them from the heat.

  12. Drain the spaghetti and transfer it to a large, shallow serving bowl.

  13. Add the pan sauce, the olive-and-sun-dried-tomato mixture, and the chopped tomatoes and toss well.

  14. Season with salt and pepper.

  15. Arrange the scallops on top of the spaghetti, scatter the ricotta salata, basil, and bread crumbs on top and serve.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation: The sweet scallops, acidic tomatoes and briny olives here point to an assertive but not-too-rich Italian white. Try a Vermentino, such as the 2000 Antinori.


  • Calories: 722.09kcal
  • Fat: 22.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.47g
  • Carbohydrates: 81.30g
  • Fiber: 4.15g
  • Sugar: 5.58g
  • Protein: 40.39g
  • Cholesterol: 72.44mg
  • Sodium: 975.13mg
  • Calcium: 193.73mg
  • Potassium: 810.16mg
  • Iron: 3.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 97.17µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.04mg
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