Bacon and Cheese-Stuffed Dates


These delicious bite-size appetizers are a favorite during the holidays. Prepared in less than 30 minutes, hosts especially like the make-ahead directions.

Bacon and Cheese-Stuffed Dates
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and finely crumbled, or 1/4 cup chopped prosciutto (2 ounces)

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onion (2)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 24 Medjool dates (about 16 ounces unpitted)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl stir together bacon, green onions, and garlic. Add blue cheese, cream cheese, mustard, and pepper to bacon mixture. Stir to combine.

  2. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise slit in each date. Spread each date open slightly. Remove pits. Fill each date with a rounded teaspoon of the bacon mixture. Place dates filling sides up on a baking sheet. Bake, uncovered in the preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm. Makes 24 appetizers.


Prepare as above, except do not bake the dates. Place stuffed dates in an airtight container, cover, and chill for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
2g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 184mg 4%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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