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Stuffed Dates with Feta Cheese

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Savory stuffed dates with Feta cheese is one of the best snackable vegetarian appetizers there is – and all you need is 5 minutes to make them and 15 to bake! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and all your other dinner parties, it’s a quick & easy dish that’s a sure crowd pleaser every time.

This post was originally posted December 3 2018, and updated with new text & pictures November 21 2019.

feta stuffed dates on a turquoise plate

I think it was about 5 years ago when I first made these stuffed dates with Feta cheese. I had some friends coming over for Tapas night and one of them was vegetarian. And being the fantastic friend I am of course I supplemented the the bacon version with a special kind, just for her – enter: Feta Stuffed Dates.

Well, turns out, she wasn’t the only one who liked them, and so they became the natural sidekick for the bacon wrapped kind.

a feta stuffed date being picked up from a turquoise plate

Why everyone loves this recipe

  • It’s super quick and easy to make – all you need is 5 minutes to make them and 15 minutes to bake
  • Salty and sweet in a perfect combination – catering to taste buds of sweet & savory lovers alike
  • Snackable and perfect for serving while everyone mingles

How to make Stuffed Dates with Feta Cheese

I promised you easy, and well – it doesn’t get a lot easier than this.

Start by prepping a baking sheet* with parchment paper* and setting the oven for 225 C/440 F.

collage showing step 1 to 4 of making stuffed dates with feta cheese

Then all you have to do is, pit the dates and stuff them with a decent-sized chunk of Feta cheese. Then stick them in the oven. No need to stir or anything just let them sit.

stuffed dates with feta cheese after baking

After 15 minutes, take them out – and you’re ready to dive into this salty, sweet and cheesy goodness.

Simple, oh so simple, and with almost no dishes.

Expert tips

  1. Use fresh Medjool dates*, you want them to be soft and juicy, not dry.
  2. For extra taste – use a high quality Feta cheese*. It works with a cheap kind as well, but a high quality one will take them to the next level.
top down view of stuffed dates with feta cheese on a turquoise plate

Frequently asked questions

Can I make stuffed dates ahead of time?

You can absolutely do the prep for stuffed dates ahead of time, and then just stick them in the oven about 15 minutes before you want to serve. You can also finish them completely ahead of time and just serve them cold or heat them up, but they will not be as tasty as they will when served straight from the oven.

How long do stuffed dates last?

Stuffed dates will be good for 3-5 days when stored in the fridge – eat them cold or heat them up before eating.

How do I store stuffed dates?

Stuffed dates should be stored in the fridge.

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What to serve with stuffed dates with Feta Cheese

Stuffed dates with Feta cheese are perfect as part of an appetizer, for your guests to snack on while mingling and as part of a tapas spread.

Some of my favorites to serve together with them include:

close up of dates stuffed with feta cheese

Stuffed Dates with Feta Cheese

4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: European, vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 30kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set the oven for 225 C/440 F and place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Carefully remove the pit from the dates – taking care not to break the date apart to much. Place them on the parchment paper and stuff in a piece of Feta cheese in each of the dates, facing up.
  • Cook for 15 minutes or until cheese has softened and has a nice color.

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Notes

Expert tips

  1. Use fresh Medjool dates*, you want them to be soft and juicy, not stale.
  2. For extra taste – use a high quality Feta cheese*. It works with a cheap kind as well, but a high quality one will take them to the next level.

Frequently asked questions

Can I make stuffed dates ahead of time?

You can absolutely do the prep for these stuffed dates with Feta cheese ahead of time, and then just stick the in the oven about 15 minutes before you want to serve. You can also finish them completely ahead of time and just serve them cold or heat them up, but they will not be as tasty as they will when served straight from the oven.

How long do stuffed dates last?

Stuffed dates will be good for 3-5 days when stored in the fridge – eat them cold or heat them up before eating.

How do I store stuffed dates?

Stuffed dates should be stored in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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So – quick, easy, delicious and I have yet to meet someone who isn’t a fan. Just make them – your friends and family will thank you!

When will you be making these little gems? And what will you be serving them with? Let me know in the comments below – and while you’re there, why not let me know how I’m doing by leaving a rating?

Enjoy the sweet savoriness!

Emmeline



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