jalapeno bacon wonton poppers

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Brandi Kirkpatrick
Burley, ID

Made these for staff meeting and they were an instant favorite. Quite spicy and I tweaked the original version by adding bacon to the mix. Great for those game time parties as well.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These jalapeno popper wontons are so good, they all may be eaten by the time you finish frying. The outside is crisp while the inside filling is creamy and a flavor explosion. The cream cheese and Monterey jack cheese melt together and cool down the spicy jalapenos. Bacon is a delicious addition and gives a smoky, savory flavor to the poppers. A wonderful game day appetizer.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves About 30-ish
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For jalapeno bacon wonton poppers

  • 12 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 c
    cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 2 can
    diced jalapeno peppers, 4 oz each
  • 4 lg
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 6
    green onions, diced
  • 2 pkg
    packages wonton wrappers, 16 oz each
  • oil, for frying

How To Make jalapeno bacon wonton poppers

Test Kitchen Tips
These wontons fry fast. We suggest preparing all the wontons before you start to fry them. Also, we dipped these in ranch dressing that cools down the spiciness too.
  • Jalapeno Bacon Wonton ingredients in a bowl.
    In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and green onions. (I usually prepare in advance to meld flavors.)
  • Filling on wonton wrappers ready to fold.
    Fill wonton wrappers with about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture each. Moisten edges with water and fold into a triangle shape, sealing edges. Make sure edges are sealed tight.
  • Frying the wontons in oil.
    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Drop a few wontons into oil at a time and quickly fry, turning once.
  • Draining fried wontons on paper towels.
    Remove when golden brown and drain on paper towels.
  • Jalapeno Bacon Wonton Wrapper cut in half.
    Serve warm!