Bacon Stuffing Bites by Maggie
We don't care much for the oyster center so we changed it up to have whole water chestnuts in them for a nice crunch. We use the canned water chestnuts because it's easier to find and easier to do .. just drain and dry before using.
They make a great appetizer and they aren't hard to do .. we hope you enjoy these as much as we do.
How to Make Bacon Stuffing Bites by Maggie
- Preheat oven to 425.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cook your bacon until the fat begins to render.
Do not cook it crisp because you will need to wrap the bacon around the stuffing ball.
- Dry the water chestnuts and lay on paper towel.
- Scoop out 2 tablespoons of stuffing and form into a round ball.
Press a water chestnut into the center of the stuffing then surround it with stuffing and close it up.
- Lay the strips of bacon out and sprinkle with pepper.
Take a strip of bacon and wrap it - pepper side in - around the stuffing ball.
Secure with a toothpick and place on the baking sheet.
Repeat all steps until the stuffing is gone.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and crispy.
Drain on paper towels before serving.
- These are delicious on their own but are extra yummy if you sprinkle a bit of Tamari sauce on them or dip them into BBQ or sweet and sour sauce.
- NOTE: I don't list an amount of stuffing or bacon or chestnuts because you can simply use up leftovers with this recipe.