Wonton Jalapeno Poppers are a great easy Mexican appetizer that is fun to serve and delicious to eat. A totally easy and impressive appetizer for a party, you can pair these poppers with a main meal like Mexican chicken casserole or sour cream enchiladas and serve up to a willing crowd.
Wonton wrappers are so fun to work with!
If you are having trouble finding them, you can typically find them in the cold food aisle, sitting often near veggies or where they keep cold salad dressings on the bottom shelf.
Also coming in larger packs than what we used for this recipe, you can not only make these jalapeno poppers, but typically many other fun filled appetizers before you run out (so maybe get the larger pack).
Trust me, if you have never had a nutella filled wonton, you need it in your life.
While this recipe goes perfect for your Taco Tuesday or Fajita Friday, there so many other Mexican friendly recipes you can find in my Cinco De Mayo Recipe list here too! Make sure you check it out so you can expand that palette and make a true homemade Mexican menu.
Wonton Jalapeno Poppers
Mostly done for appetizers, these wonton jalapeno poppers a not too hot but definitely flavorful way to wait for the main course! Everyone loves biting into a wonton filled popper and you can get creative with your fillings. This recipe is simply the cheese and jalapeno, keeping the flavor right on the spice, but if you wanted you could tone it down with a little bit of cream cheese or alter the pepper jack for a less spicy option, like mozzarella or Colby jack.
Side Note: Wontons are not what I would call the quickest appetizer because it requires some prep, but they are so good and so worth the make. If you do need a quicker appetizer, def try my Mexican Corn Dip as an option. That’s more of a dump and heat.
- 1 package, 12 oz, wonton wrappers (48 wrappers in a package)
- 1 package, 8 oz, shredded pepper jack cheese
- 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
- 24 oz, vegetable oil for frying
Jalapeno Wonton Tips:
- The wrapping can be tedious. So, depending on how fast you are, it could take you 20-30 minutes to get them all wrapped up.
- Then the frying time. I did 3 at a time, in a small pan, but you could do larger and use an actual deep fryer which would let you cook it in much larger batches.
How to make Jalapeno Wontons
Place wonton on a flat surface and add 1 teaspoon of cheese. If you overfill the cheese, they wont seal properly.
Top with a few chopped jalapeno peppers.
How to Seal a Wonton Wrapper
Wet the edges of the wonton and fold the bottom corner to the top corner.
Press to seal.
Tuck in the ends and seal with water.
Repeat making them all until you have 48 wontons prepared.
Heat hot oil at least 2″ deep.
Fry your jalapeno wontons, about 2 minutes each side, and drain on paper towels.
Serve immediately while hot so the cheese is good and melty.
This popper recipe makes 48
Need more Mexican recipe ideas?
- Burrito Pie
- Salsa Chicken
- Mexican Cornbread Casserole
- Enchilada Dip
- Cowboy Caviar (dip)
- Queso Blanco Dip
- Taco Dip
Wonton Jalapeno Poppers
- 1 package 12 oz, wonton wrappers (48 wrappers in a package)
- 1 package 8 oz, shredded pepper jack cheese
- 3 jalapeno peppers seeded and diced
- 24 oz vegetable oil for frying
- Place wonton on a flat surface and add 1 teaspoon of cheese. Top with a few jalapeno peppers. Wet the edges of the wonton and fold the bottom corner to the top corner. Press to seal. Tuck in the ends and seal with water.
- Repeat until you have 48 wontons.
- Heat hot oil at least 2" deep. Fry wontons, about 2 minutes each side, and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.
- Makes 48