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Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Manchego Cheese

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"A traditional Spanish 'tapas' item. You can also add a sprinkling of toasted breadcrumbs on top for a bit of extra crunch. May serve immediately or at room temperature."
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20 m servings 167
Original recipe yields 8 servings (24 dates)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Stuff 1 piece manchego cheese into each date and then wrap with 1 piece bacon, securing with a toothpick. Arrange dates in a shallow baking dish with the bacon seam down and 1 inch between pieces.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes, turn dates with tongs, and continue baking until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 167 calories; 7.3 19.5 6.7 20 407 Full nutrition

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These are sooo good! I swear I want some more RIGHT NOW!!! I consumed these (many of them!) at an ALLRECIPES party last night. Bacon with that sweet date and the asiago cheese (subbed by MauiGi...

We love these and so do my guests. I took them to an Allrecipes party yesterday and they inhaled them. Actually, I will have to make them again today just to put a pic on this great recipe. I us...

Delicious -- definitely worth taking the time to make this. Absolutely great. Bacon does take a bit longer to cook.

Thank you for the recipe. I tried cooking as written, but the bacon was nowhere near crisp at the end of 11 minutes. I wound up cooking it for 22 minutes (another recipe recommends 30-40 min at...

This is a perfect blend of sweet, salty, and delicious.