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 are also complimentary to many Mexican Main Dish recipes. Just yum all the way around!
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.
This popper recipe makes 48 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
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Working with Wonton Appetizers
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.
How to make Jalapeno Wontons
- 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.
- 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.
Frying Wontons in Oil
- 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.
Wonton Jalapeno Poppers Stuffed with Pepper Jack Cheese
- 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 sliced up jalapeno peppers.
- Wet the edges of the Wonton and fold the bottom corner to the top corner. Press to seal. Tuck in the ends of the wrapper and seal closed with water.
- Repeat until you have 48 Wontons assembled and sealed.
- Heat hot oil at least 2" deep in a sauce pan.
- Fry Wontons, about 2 minutes each side, and drain on paper towels.
- Serve immediately while hot and melted.
- Makes 48