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Jalapeño Popper Wontons


This is a simple, crowd-pleasing appetizer that will surely bring the crunch and the spice to your next gathering. The filling is creamy and just a little bit spicy, and the crunchy wonton shell is the perfect crispy texture that you crave. You can adapt these to be baked instead for a lighter appetizer. You can even prepare the wontons ahead of time and freeze them to cut down on your prep time so that you can heat these up in a flash for an appetizer any time you have a snack attack.

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  • 1 package refrigerated square wonton wrappers
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 jalapeño peppers, seeds and ribs removed, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • coarse salt to taste


Servings 30
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
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Step 1

In a bowl, combine cream cheese, jalapeños, and cheddar cheese.

Arrange wontons in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Add 1 teaspoon of the filling to the center of each wonton (don't overfill them).

Dip your fingers in a bowl of water and run your wet fingers around all edges of each wonton. Fold the wontons over the filling, pinching the edges to seal to make a triangle and removing any air bubbles.

Fry wontons in batches in hot oil until browned and crispy. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with coarse salt. Serve warm.

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