What I served for our family date night

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

This sweet and salty appetizer recipe takes just a few minutes to make and will leave you not wanting to share! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizer recipe, finger foods, party food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 12
Author Sharon Garofalow


  • 12 Medjool Dates (pitted)
  • 1 log Goat Cheese
  • 6 slices Fully Cooked Bacon from Schwan's


  1. Remove bacon from freezer to thaw.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  3. Prepare a cookie sheet with a piece of aluminum foil sprayed lightly with cooking spray.

  4. Make sure each date has the pit removed and is cut down one side so you can open it up (but is not in two pieces)

  5. Using a butter knife or spreader, add a small amount of goat cheese (about 1 tsp) to each date.

  6. Cut or tear each piece of bacon in half.

  7. Wrap a half piece of bacon around the date stuffed with goat cheese. 

  8. Use a toothpick to keep the bacon wrapped. 

  9. Bake in the oven for about 6 minutes.

  10. Remove to a plate covered with a few layers of paper towels to catch the grease. 

Recipe Notes

Can be eaten warm or at room temperature. I'm not even mad at the cold ones. It's all good.