Grandma Gallimore's Roasted Cheezy Okra

Pat Duran


My mom grew up in Alabama with her mom and her Grandma Gallimore. This recipe is the way she made this for her family.

★★★★★ 2 votes
8 to 16
15 Min
5 Min


16 slice
1 lb
okra ( about 16 small ones)
8 oz
cream cheese
2 Tbsp
fresh chives, chopped fine
1/2 c
sharp cheddar, grated
1/4 c
chopped green onion
1/4 tsp
each of salt and pepper


1Heat oven to 425^. Line baking pan with foil and grease with bacon lard. Place oven rack on lowest level.
2Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes on both sides, if it starts to curl it's done, drain on paper. Cut pieces in drippings for another time.
3Cut each okra pod the long way down the side, leave the stem of pod on each half; remove seeds and insides.
4Stir together cream cheese, chives and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon cheese mixture into each okra pod. Wrap each one with 1 piece of bacon, and fasten with a wooden toothpick.
5Put okra, cheese side up on foil pan. Bake for 8 minutes or until it's tender and bacon is crisp. Place on plate and keep warm; until ready to serve.

About Grandma Gallimore's Roasted Cheezy Okra

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy