We’ve updated this decades old party appetizer, to create something new and exciting. Our Mezzetta® Colossal Castelvetrano Style Pitted Olives bring a savory brininess to sweet dates and smoky bacon, for an irresistible party appetizer that is bound to be a staple for years to come!


Makes 10 servings 1x 2x 4x


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Carefully stuff each Mezzetta® Colossal Castelvetrano Style Pitted Olive with a quarter of the pitted date and wrap with a half strip of bacon.
  3. Place each wrapped and stuffed olive on the lined baking sheet and transfer to the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and golden brown.
  4. Sprinkle each wrapped and stuffed olive with a pinch of smoked paprika and place on a serving platter. Skewer each piece with a toothpick before serving.
  5. Enjoy!