Popping jalapenos with a toothpick is one of my favorites ways to eat jalapeno peppers. I don’t know if it’s the heat or the crunch that really gets me going, but I can’t get enough. These baked jalapeno popper wontons are really easy to make. You just take a wonton wrapper and stuff it with a little chopped jalapeno and cheese. Baked jalapeno popper wontons are great for parties and even better for snacking on.
It’s no secret that I love wontons, and especially these baked wontons. They’re crispy, cheesy, and spicy, and I’m pretty sure these babies are what heaven tastes like.
Our friend, Dr. Mike Evans, created this recipe for us. We first made it in 2013, and we have made it since then, whenever we needed a quick appetizer or snack. It is our favorite.
It’s the first day of Fall, and I’m beyond thrilled! We don’t get much Fall weather in Phoenix, but we do get some colder temperatures. We’re used to summer temperatures of over 100 degrees, so anything below 90 is ideal. Football season, tailgates, and Christmas gatherings all kick off in the fall. For these occasions, I’m all about the cuisine, after all, who isn’t? We’ve all had jalapeño poppers, but how about wontons? They’re equally as tasty, and the crispy wonton adds another layer of texture to the bite.
For a gathering with friends, I prepared these Wontons with Baked Jalapeno Poppers. We all got to sample her Color Street nail strips since she was throwing a great manicure party. It was the ideal ladies’ night, complete with nails, wine, and delicious food. The Jalapeno Popper Wontons were served with a store-bought Thai sweet chili sauce, but they’re equally delicious on their own. Bacon, cheddar, and jalapenos are a winning combination. Although the jalapenos I used were not very hot, a bit more heat would have been welcome.
If you’re attending any upcoming tailgates or potlucks, I’m certain that these wontons will be a hit. If you need to save time the day of, prepare the filling a few days ahead of time and then simply fill the wonton wrappers and bake them the day of. To keep them warm, they may be reheated in the oven. If you want them to be spicier, add additional jalapenos or, if you’re feeling adventurous, a serrano pepper! I think I’ll give it a go and see how they taste with a little more heat; I know my husband would like it!
Baked Jalapeno Popper Wontons
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At room temperature, soften the cream cheese.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a large baking sheet with Olive Oil cooking spray.
Combine melted cream cheese, bacon, jalapenos, and shredded cheese in a mixing bowl.
To avoid drying, keep the wonton skins in the packaging and remove one at a time. Run your finger around the whole edge of the wonton wrapper after dipping it in water.
Fill a wonton with a tablespoon of the filling and fold it into a triangle. Release any air bubbles by pressing along the whole edge.
Spray the tops of the wontons with additional cooking spray and place on a prepared baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve right away or reheat in the oven.
This is a classic Chinese recipe that is called Guo Tie (pronounced “goo-tee”) Wontons. This is my favorite Chinese dish to make when I’m having a night of Chinese food. It’s super easy and fast to make, and it’s just so tasty. I even like to eat these by themselves without dipping them in sauce. I like to call them a “sophisticated meal” because they’re fancy enough for a dinner party, but simple enough to pull out of the freezer and whip up for a quick meal at the end of the day.. Read more about jalapeño popper wontons delish and let us know what you think.