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Cheesy Artichoke Mini Tarts Recipe

Good-for-you things come in tasty little packages when you follow the recipe Barbara Nowakowski sent from North Tonawanda, New York. Wonton wrappers form the crisp cups that hold the cheddary artichoke filling in these cute appetizers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 36 wonton wrappers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • Fresh dill or tarragon sprigs, optional

Directions

  • 1. Gently press wonton wrappers into miniature muffins cups coated with cooking spray, allowing edges to extend above cups. Spritz edges with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mustard and cayenne until blended. Stir in artichokes and red pepper. Spoon into wonton cups.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until cheese mixture is set and wontons are lightly browned. Garnish with dill or tarragon if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3 filled wontons) equals 157 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 483 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer