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Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

For a quick and delicious appetizer, these warm and cheesy Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are about to become your new go-to!

For a quick and delicious appetizer, these warm and cheesy Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are about to become your new go-to.

I’ve been in the market lately for a foolproof appetizer. Because after two years in a row of my Thanksgiving appetizers flopping at the exact time guests arrived (thanks for nothing, puff pastry), I was basically desperate.

I always associated stuffed dates with being wrapped in bacon. But with it being our date ingredient spotlight, we’re looking at these little sweetness bombs with fresh eyes! Meaning these goat cheese stuffed dates don’t require any bacon, turning to toasted pine nuts and flaky sea salt for that delicious crunch.

But why stop there? A quick roast in the oven warms the goat cheese and slightly caramelized the outside of the dates, making for the most addictive (and totally foolproof) appetizer.

For a quick and delicious appetizer, these warm and cheesy Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are about to become your new go-to.

How to stuff dates

Simply slice the dates lengthwise on just one side and remove the pit, then use a small spoon to stuff it with goat cheese. You can eat it like this, or roast in the oven for 10 minutes to make them ultra warm and gooey. Top with toasted pine nuts, extra virgin olive oil, flaky sea salt, and ground black pepper!

For a quick and delicious appetizer, these warm and cheesy Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are about to become your new go-to.For a quick and delicious appetizer, these warm and cheesy Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are about to become your new go-to.

Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

For a quick and delicious appetizer, these warm and cheesy Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are about to become your new go-to.
Course Appetizers, Snacks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword stuffed dates
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion Christmas, Easter, Game Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
Time 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings (2 dates each)
Calories 313 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 16 medjool dates about 2 cups
  • 4 oz goat cheese 113 g
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • To serve: flaky sea salt, ground black pepper, extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Slice dates lengthwise on one side and remove the pit.
  2. Stuff: Spoon a bit of goat cheese into each date. Set cut side up on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until warmed through.
  3. Pine Nuts: Meanwhile, add pine nuts to a small saute pan and set over medium heat. Cook until golden brown and toasted, about 5 minutes (keep a careful eye as these can burn easily).
  4. Serve: Drizzle warm dates with olive oil and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts, salt, and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
Amount Per Serving (2 dates)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.7g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Potassium 412mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 62.9g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6.2g 25%
Sugars 54.5g
Protein 6.9g 14%
Calcium 13%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
For a quick and delicious appetizer recipe, these warm and cheesy Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates are about to become your new flavor packed favorite. An easy vegetarian appetizer idea, perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any holiday potluck. #vegetarianrecipes #appetizers #appetizerrecipes #christmas #thanksgiving #fingerfood #stuffeddates #healthyrecipes #glutenfreerecipes

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