Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Manchego Cheese

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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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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
24 dates

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces manchego cheese, cut into 24 small cubes

  • 24 dried pitted dates

  • 8 slices bacon, cut into thirds

  • 24 wooden toothpicks

Directions

  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
7g Fat
20g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 215mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.