Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites

These Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites are the perfect appetizers to make for any occasion. You can use your left over holiday stuffing to make them.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites, round stuffing balls wrapped in cooked bacon..

I realize Thanksgiving has come and gone, however, I wanted to share a recipe I came across this past weekend.

We LOVE stuffing-dressing in our house during the holidays.

It’s been a favorite of everyone’s since day one. With that being said, my children will not eat stuffing after the holidays because the texture changes while in the refrigerator.

Which means mommy has to put on her thinking cap and repurpose the stuffing in an edible-like state for them. I’ve hidden it in these Thanksgiving Sandwiches, however, my nine year old daughter caught onto this and wanted it taken out.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites, round stuffing balls wrapped in bacon on crinkled paper.

Enter these cute little balls of savoriness. When I saw these Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites on The Cheap Gourmet, I couldn’t believe it!

I came across this recipe on Pinterest while searching for ways to hide stuffing. We had bacon in our freezer and just the right amount of stuffing to make at least 8 of these.

Side Note: Regular stove top stuffing of any flavor can also be used for this savory appetizer!

Husband Man and I LOVED them! My daughter ended up eating half of one and then decided she didn’t like them. She picked the stuffing out and ended up eating just the strip of bacon.

Go figure huh? She’s just one of those people who prefers her stuffing fresh, not chilled. My son is the same way as well. What they don’t eat, my hubby and I get to eat. My kids may not have liked these, but we (hubs and I) LOVED them.

I read you can serve them with barbecue sauce, so I may have to try that with my kids. Maybe they will eat them then?

A mom can only hope! Hopefully you will have better luck with your children if you choose to make these 🙂

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites

These Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites are the perfect appetizers to make for any ocassion! You can use your left over holiday stuffing/dressing to make them! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer and Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 Ingredient, bacon, easy, Thanksgving
Serves: 8 bites


  • 4 thick bacon strips (cut in half)
  • 1 cup stuffing or dressing (see note below)


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop out 2 tablespoons of stuffing and form into a round ball.
  • Take a strip of bacon and wrap it around the ball.
  • Secure with a toothpick and place on the baking sheet.
  • Continue with steps 3 through 5 until the stuffing is gone.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the bacon looks dark and cooked.

Libby's Notes

Recipe Source:
Adapted from the blog, The Cheap Gourmet
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  1. This looks so delicious! Thanks so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday where you’ve been featured and pinned! Please come back!

    1. Oh thank you so much for featuring the recipe and for pinning it! 🙂 Yay!

  2. 5 stars
    These are a great way to use up any left over stuffing/dressing you may have after Thanksgiving! Yumm!

  3. 5 stars
    hi libby! I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOUR RECIPES AND YOUR THOUGHTS. I hope you and the family have a wonderful thanksgiving.

    1. Oh thank you so much for that lovely compliment Jean! We hope you and your family have a good one as well 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    What a great post Libby! I’m ALL FOR changing ‘tradition’ now and then. Y’all make wonderful memories with your kids away from home this year! So happy to know you followed God’s leading and found Him Faithful to you one more time. Glory! May you and yours enjoy a blessed THANKS-LIVING week!

  5. Annie Oliver says:

    Can these be made ahead of time and stored?

    1. We have never tried to do this. However, I wouldn’t think so due to the bacon and the consistency of the stuffing inside.

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