Goat Cheese & Bacon Wrapped Dates Appetizer


These sweet and savory Goat Cheese Stuffed & Bacon Wrapped Dates are a quick and easy appetizer that everyone will love! Perfect for a hassle-free Valentine's Day or Super Bowl Sunday recipe to impress ;)

Can I make/prep this ahead of time?

I recommend working up to step 4 (stuffing and wrapping the dates). Then place in an air-tight container or wrap tightly to preserve in the fridge until ready to serve (up to 2 days prior). Then continue with step 5 when ready to bake.

When to serve this goat cheese stuffed dates appetizer?

  • Valentine's Day
  • Date Nights
  • Dinner Parties
  • Superbowl Sunday
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Family Dinners
  • Basically, any dinner or holiday event! LOL

What to main dishes to serve with goat cheese-stuffed dates appetizer?

  • Pasta ... click here for one of my favorite Italian pasta recipes!
  • Steamed or Roasted Green Beans
  • Roasted Lemon & Herb Chicken
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Fiet Mignon / Steak
  • & so much more!

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Goat Cheese & Bacon Wrapped Dates Appetizer

A quick and easy appetizer that everyone will love! Perfect for a hassle-free Valentine's Day or Super Bowl Sunday recipe to impress ;)



Servings: 12-20

  • 6 oz. Creamy Goat Cheese
  • 12-20 plump Medjool Dates
  • 1/3 cup Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 2-3 tbsp. Milk
  • 12 slices Bacon, thinly sliced, cut in half
  • 2 Rosemary Sprigs, chopped
  • Salt & Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cut a slit lengthwise in the dates, splitting them open to remove and discard the pit.
  3. In a small bowl, use rubber spatula to mix the goat cheese, milk, 2 tbsp. honey, and chopped rosemary together. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. (The mixture should be silky smooth and creamy, not dry.)
  4. Stuff each date with the goat cheese mix, then wrap in bacon. Place on the prepared baking pan.
  5. Brush with the remaining honey. Sprinkle with additional salt, chopped rosemary, and black pepper (optional).
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bacon is crispy and golden.
  7. Serve warm with crushed walnuts (optional) and honey. Enjoy!

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