Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese Recipe
This three-ingredient bacon wrapped dates recipe has got it all - sweet, chewy dates, crispy bacon and creamy goat cheese tucked into each little morsel.
Servings 24 dates
- 3-4 oz soft goat cheese or cream cheese (or blue cheese)
- 24 Medjool dates (pitted)
- 12 slices bacon
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Cut or break open the dates on one side - there's usually a slit that was used to remove the pit. If the dates are not already pitted, cut a slit into one side and remove the pit before going to the next step.
Roll 1 tsp of goat cheese into a small "log" with your hand and place it inside the first date. If you're using blue cheese, place 1/2 teaspoon of the crumbles inside without rolling.
Cut the bacon slices in half width-wise so that each piece is about 4 inches long.
Wrap a piece of bacon around a date and secure it in place with a toothpick. Continue with remaining dates and bacon. Place wrapped dates on a rimmed baking sheet or a baking rack that fits inside a baking sheet to catch the fat as it cooks.
Place the bacon wrapped dates on the middle rack of your preheated oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, flipping once at the 10 minute mark. You can use the toothpicks as a "handle" to flip the dates. Once they've cooked about 15 minutes, start checking on them to see if the bacon is cooked to your preference. Once they have reached the level of doneness you prefer, remove them from the oven. Transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to drain for a about five minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Serving: 1date | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg