Jalapeno Wontons Recipe

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“My husband loves jalapeno poppers but they are rather costly. He loves these that I came up with and wishes I made them more often!” -Tina Heidler of Stinesville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices, diced
  • 1 package (12 ounces) wonton wrappers
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 62 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and salt. Stir in jalapenos. Place 1-1/2 teaspoons filling in the center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten edges with water; fold opposite corners together over filling and press to seal.
  2. In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Fry wontons in batches for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Jalapeno Wontons in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p49

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caroline.morse 160820
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"do you think they could be made ahead of time?"

Hazzel 112115
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"These are excellent.I made them for our super bowl party and everyone raved over them.Thanks for sharing your recipe."

taji 171794
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"I love these and have made them several times...didn't change a thing. Thanks!"

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