Baked Cream Cheese Wontons

Baked Cream Cheese Wontons - No one would ever believe that these crisp, creamy wontons are actually baked, not fried! And they're so easy to make!

No one would ever believe that these crisp, creamy wontons are actually baked, not fried! Plus, they’re unbelievably easy and simple – perfect for a large crowd!

Baked Cream Cheese Wontons - No one would ever believe that these crisp, creamy wontons are actually baked, not fried! And they're so easy to make!

Now that football season is here, that also means that the ever-popular tailgating season is here too! But whether you’re firing up the grill in the stadium parking lot or hosting a small get-together with your friends right at home, these baked cream cheese wontons are an absolute must.

Baked Cream Cheese Wontons - No one would ever believe that these crisp, creamy wontons are actually baked, not fried! And they're so easy to make!

Now these may look a bit intimidating to make, but believe me – these are the easiest things ever! All you need to do is whip up your creamy shrimp filling, pack it in these wonton wrappers, and pinch up the sides to make an X. Yes, it’s just that easy. Really.

Baked Cream Cheese Wontons - No one would ever believe that these crisp, creamy wontons are actually baked, not fried! And they're so easy to make!

Plus, they’re so pretty to look at with those fancy “X”-shaped tops. Just don’t tell your guests how easy these really are. They’ll be thinking you slaved away for hours in the kitchen making these. And who knows – maybe they’ll even offer to do the dishes!

Baked Cream Cheese Wontons - No one would ever believe that these crisp, creamy wontons are actually baked, not fried! And they're so easy to make!

Best of all, these bad boys are BAKED, not fried, and they’re just as a bit as crisp and crunchy, except without that dangerous hot pot of oil on the stovetop.

Baked Cream Cheese Wontons - No one would ever believe that these crisp, creamy wontons are actually baked, not fried! And they're so easy to make!

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Baked Cream Cheese Wontons

No one would ever believe that these crisp, creamy wontons are actually baked, not fried! And they’re so easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and roughly chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 16 2-inch won ton wrappers
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, cream cheese, garlic, green onions, ginger, sesame oil and Sriracha, if using; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. To assemble the wontons, place wrappers on a work surface. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons of the mixture into the center of each wrapper. Using your finger, rub the edges of the wrappers with egg. Fold all sides over the filling to create an “X”, pinching the edges to seal.
  4. Place wontons in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet; coat with nonstick spray. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
  5. Serve immediately.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute Shrimp Council. All opinions expressed are my own.