Quick Pesto Wine Sauce with Bay Scallops

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Srumptious pesto wine sauce – put almost anything on it and its a hit!! It will become a family favorite.


  • 1416 oz. bag of Pasta (I used Bunny Hop, but any short or long shape can be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 t. dried oregano
  • 1/4 t. black pepper
  • 2 lbs. bay scallops
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2/3 cup jarred basil pesto ( I used the Kirkland brand from Costco – it’s great)
  • Chopped tomatoes for garnish


  1. Cook pasta according to package. Drain, but do not rinse.
  2. While pasta is cooking, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add garlic powder, oregano, and pepper.
  3. Add minced garlic, bay scallops and white wine and cook for 5-6 minutes until scallops are opaque (do not overcook!)
  4. Reduce heat to low and add jarred pesto. Stir and heat through.
  5. Add drained pasta to skillet and toss.
  6. Top with fresh chopped basil and/or chopped tomato.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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