Shirley's Baked Scallops and Shells

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

My wonderful mom turns 91 on July 11th and she is still a very independent lady, who loves to create her own recipes. She made this dish the other night, and it was delicious. She was so proud when I told her that I was going to share the recipe with everyone on

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta shells as directed on the box.
  2. When done, drain the pasta shells and place the shells in a mixing bowl.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Rinse the scallops and pat dry with paper towels.
  6. Place scallops in a bowl and toss with the olive oil.
  7. Remove the scallops to the lined baking dish and bake them in a 350 degree pre heated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until they are white in color.
  8. When the scallops are done, add them to the pasta shells and mix together with the white clam sauce and the dill weed.
  9. Turn out into a 9x13 baking dish and sprinkle the seasoned breadcrumbs all over the top.
  10. Bake for another 15 minutes.
  11. When done, you can sprinkle parmesan cheese over it if you wish.
  12. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Great recipe...I was concerned as the only white clam sauce I could find was the clear kind, not a creamy sauce and did not know if I had the right kind. But it tasted great and was light and satisfying!

CIndytc November 03, 2011

This is an excellent recipe! I had to use the small macaroni from a box of Kraft Mac and Cheese as I didn't have the shells. I made a smaller amount because I only had 4 oz. of scallops. It was rich and creamy and had a great taste. I did use the optional parmesan cheese. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC Fall 2011.

CJAY October 24, 2011

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