Cheese-stuffed and Bacon-wrapped Okra

Cheese-stuffed and Bacon-wrapped Okra

Course Appetizer
Cuisine International
Keyword Bacon, Cheese, Okra
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 12 young okra
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 12 strips cheese (use a salty cheese)
  • 6 rashers belly bacon (sweetened bacon such as honey-cured is NOT recommended)


  • Rinse the okra well then dry with paper towels. Optionally, cut off the top tips. We left them on because we served the okra as finger food and the top tips were useful for picking up the okra with the fingers.
  • Slit each okra on the side to form a pocket.
  • Place the okra in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix, rubbing the salt and pepper into the okra.
  • Push a strip of cheese into each okra.
  • Cut the bacon rashers into halves.
  • Wrap each cheese-stuffed okra with a piece of bacon.
  • Set a non-stick frying pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium-low.
  • Arrange the cheese-stuffed bacon-wrapped okra in the frying pan in a single layer. Cook slowly, turning the okra several times to brown the bacon evenly.
  • Serve the cheese-stuffed bacon-wrapped okra immediately.


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