Baked Jalapeno Popper Wontons take the ingredients of a delicious jalapeno popper-- spicy jalapeno peppers, cream cheese, and shredded cheese, and combine them in an easy to grab wonton cup appetizer. I love how the creamy filling is easy to prepare, and the baked wonton wrappers make the crispy perfect "scoop." These are a little less spicy than traditional poppers, because you are getting less pepper in each bite. Feel free to add as many jalapenos as you would like to cater to your favored spiciness level.
I recently shared a recipe for one of my favorite appetizer with wonton wrappers-- spinach artichoke wonton cups. It's already getting a lot of love on Pinterest, so I thought I would share this other wonton cup recipe. You bake the wrappers the same way, it is just the wonton cup filling that varies. While those are made with a mayonnaise base, this is one of my favorite wonton appetizers with cream cheese. I'm starting to think appetizers in wonton wrappers is the way to go… Who knows what I will fill a baked wonton cup with next!
What makes these baked jalapeno wontons so great?
- Easy to grab
- just spicy enough
- easy to make a large quantity of
- inexpensive appetizer that looks fancy and tastes delicious
- wonton wrappers
- cream cheese
- sour cream
- shredded cheddar cheese
How to make Baked Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mince jalapeno finely and add to a bowl. Along with that, add cream cheese (softened), shredded cheese, minced jalapeno, sour cream, and salt. Stir to combine.
Place one wonton wrapper into each groove of a mini muffin tin, pressing down to form little "cups."
Par cook wonton cups for about 7 minutes before adding cream cheese mixture. For more information on why this step is important, check out this post.
Fill baked wonton cups with jalapeno cream cheese filling and place in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the filling is heated through and the baked wontons are golden brown. Serve jalapeno wonton poppers warm.
If you find jalapenos to be too spicy, remove the membrane (white part inside) and the seeds. This is where most of the heat is stored. I explain more about selecting a good jalapeno and spiciness levels here.
Try any of the following add-ins if you want to switch up this popper wonton recipe.
- Green onions
- Diced Onion
If you love the flavors of jalapeno poppers-- I think you will love this stuffed jalapeno popper chicken recipe!
If you would like, you can sub in pickled jalapenos for the fresh jalapeno in these jalapeno popper wontons. Pickled jalapenos are generally less spicy than fresh. Try adding ¼ cup of chopped pickled jalapenos for a good amount of flavor and heat.
Store the premade jalapeno cream cheese filling in the fridge for up to 3 days. Store the par baked wonton wrappers in an airtight container or gallon sized bag on the counter for up to a week.
This recipe makes about 3 dozen jalapeno cream cheese wontons, if you need other recipes with wonton wrappers to use up any remaining, try these delicious pork dumplings!
Baked Jalapeno Popper Wontons are an easy to make appetizer that features a spicy cream cheese mixture in crispy baked wonton cups.
- 36 wonton wrappers
- 1 fresh jalapeno, minced
- 4 oz. cream cheese (half a block)
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp. salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mince jalapeno finely and add to a bowl. Along with that, add cream cheese (softened), shredded cheese, minced jalapeno, sour cream, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Place one wonton wrapper into each groove of a mini muffin tin, pressing down to form little "cups."
- Par cook wonton cups before adding cream cheese mixture. For more information on why this step is important, check out this post.
- Fill baked wonton cups with jalapeno cream cheese filling and place in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the filling is heated through and the baked wontons are golden brown. Serve jalapeno wonton poppers warm.
Before starting, place cream cheese on the counter at room temperature for an hour or so. This will soften the cream cheese and make it easier to work with.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 638mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g