3 Ingredient Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

These are the ultimate 3-ingredient appetizer perfect for any kind of party including game day, the holidays, or a summer gathering! These bacon wrapped dates are made with real food ingredients and in under an hour.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 20 servings 1x
Category: Appetizer
Method: Oven
Cuisine: American


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 20 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 23 oz. Goat Cheese
  • 10 strips of bacon
  • fresh thyme, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  1. First, preheat oven to 400ºF and drizzle olive oil into a cast iron pan.
  2. Then, spread open each date and stuff with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of goat cheese.
  3. Next, prepare the bacon and cut 10 strips of bacon in half. Roll each date inside of the bacon. Seal with a toothpick. Pepper to taste.
  4. Bake at 400ºF for 25-30 minutes depending on how thick your bacon is.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh thyme and serve!


  • Serving Size: 1 date
  • Calories: 55
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 82
  • Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 6
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 2


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