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Mexican Wontons


"These are crispy, cheese-filled appetizers. They can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in the oven until they sizzle before serving. Serve with salsa."
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20 m servings 240 cals
Original recipe yields 13 servings (10 to 15 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 10.4 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 385 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons of shredded cheese into the center of each wonton skin. Fold the top and bottom corners in toward each other and roll it up like a little egg roll. You will have to seal the wonton with a little water where the ends meet.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pot to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Fry the wontons two or three at a time. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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  1. 63 Ratings

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I just folded into triangles and sealed. I fried one to taste then decided it needed a little something so mixed the pepper jack with cream cheese, a touch of garlic powder and a drained can of...

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These were great right out of the pan. I did as she suggested and made some ahead of time and then put them in the oven later. They turned out horrible! I will never make these ahead of time aga...

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I just folded into triangles and sealed. I fried one to taste then decided it needed a little something so mixed the pepper jack with cream cheese, a touch of garlic powder and a drained can of...

I love making cheese sticks using wonton wrappers. It gives them a different taste and texture. I usually buy cheese bricks when they are on sale and make huge batches of these and keep them on ...

Mmm, Tasty! Made these for a christmas party and they didn't last long. I used cubes of pepperjack cheese instead of shredded.

Any version of fried cheese is great in my book, but these become to die for if you add some cooked ground taco meat. If you seal them in a triangle shape, you can get the most filling in them.

I added taco meat to the cheese, and it was very good.

I like these with shredded fajita meat, diced green chilis and regular jack cheese. DO NOT OVERFILL the won ton. I make pot stickers all the time; if you have to stretch the wrapper over the...

These came out SUPERB! I added half a can of diced chilies, chili powder and garlic powder to the cheese to give it a little extra kick! I live in S. Korea..and we don't have won ton wrappers....

These were really good. Definately serve them with some salsa or dip. They are kind of plain alone.

These are amazing. A little time consuming but well worth it. I added some fresh cilantro left over from salsa I made to go with these. I did make a few hours ahead of time so they did get soggy...