Cheesy Bacon Endive Boats

Cheesey Bacon Endive


  • 1 c. chopped purple onion – can use regular onion
  • 5-6 slices turkey bacon – natural, nitrate free
  • 1 can peas
  • 1 c. low fat or fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 c. halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 heads of Belgian endive (yellow) or red Belgian endive (red)


  • Spray a frying pan lightly with olive oil.
  • Add turkey bacon and red onion and cook on low for 10-12 minutes until onions are soft and bacon is lightly browned.
  • Set cooked bacon and onion aside.
  • Take the can of peas and blend in a food processor or magic bullet until smooth
  • Add a tablespoon or two of water if needed to make smooth. In a bowl, combine blended peas, turkey, bacon, ricotta and salt.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Take your endive and cut off the end and rinse leaves.
  • Take a teaspoon and fill each endive cup with a heaping scoop of the mix.
  • Chop the cherry tomatoes and place a few on top of each endive bite for a light garnish.
  • Arrange on a serving plate and enjoy!