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These Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups are a fun and easy appetizer that are perfect for game days! Made with cream cheese, jalapeños, and wonton wrappers cups, they are always a hit.

a hand and tong holding a jalapeno popper wonton cup and a serving tray full of jalapeno wonton popper cups and a striped red cloth in the background.

Looking for a fun and easy appetizer to make for your game day or next party? Look no further than these Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups!

Made with creamy jalapeño cream cheese filling and crispy wonton wrappers, they are guaranteed to be delicious! Plus, they can be made ahead of time so you can enjoy the game day or party.

Our Favorite Bite-sized Appetizer in a Wonton Cup

Jalapeño poppers are one of my family’s game day snacks, and when I discovered making crispy wonton cups, it was love at first bite. Believe me, when I say these popper wonton cups are an appetizer match made in heaven!

These wonton cups are filled with a combination of a creamy mixture of cream cheese, jalapeños, and bacon. They are then topped with shredded cheese and baked until golden brown. And they are always guaranteed a hit with my family.

They are everything you love about jalapeño poppers, but in an easy to eat, bite-sized wonton cup appetizer. And, who doesn’t love bacon and cheese??

So, the secret is out. These wonton appetizers are our new favorite way to enjoy jalapeño poppers. And I am so happy to share them with you.

They are the perfect appetizer for game day parties or any party, for that matter! And I love that they are easy to make ahead of time and can be baked right before my guests arrive.

Love spicy jalapeno recipes? Then try our jalapeno cornbread, jalapeno cheddar bread, or cheddar jalapeno biscuits.

Ingredients for Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

For the Wonton Cups

  • Wonton wrappers
  • Cooking spray

For the Jalapeño Popper Filling

  • Bacon
  • Jalapeño peppers leave some seeds in for a spicier appetizer)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
Ingredients for making Jalapeno popper wonton cups which contains cheddar cheese, cream cheese, jalapeños, bacon, sour cream, cooking oil, and wonton wrappers.

Ingredient and Recipe Notes

  • You can find wonton wrappers in the grocery store produce section. Or, make things easy and order them from Walmart’s online grocery pickup as I do!
  • I recommend using a shot glass or similar glass when making these wonton cups. This will help the wrappers stick to the sides of the muffin cup wells. The wrappers will shrink slightly when you bake them. So, this helps create space for the jalapeno popper filling in wonton cups.

Equipment Used for Jalapeño Wontons

How to Make Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

Make The Wonton Cups

Preheat the oven to 350 ºF.

Pan preparation. Spray a muffin tin with cooking oil. Then spray the bottom half of a shot glass or small glass with cooking oil.

muffin pans with wonton wrappers and being shaped by a shot glass.

Shape the cups. Lightly spritz the wonton wrapper with cooking spray. Place the sprayed side down and centered over the muffin cup then press inside.

Use the shot glass to form the wonton wrapper to the muffin well sides. Do this with the rest of the wonton wrappers.

wonton wrappers all lined up in a muffin pan.

Bake the cups. Bake the wontons for 10 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes before adding a filling and baking them again.

oven baked wonton cups in a muffin pan.

Make Jalapeño Popper Wonton Fillings

Prepare the Ingredients. While the wontons are baking, prepare your filling. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon, jalapeños peppers, and cheddar cheese and set aside.

Mix the Ingredients. Mix the bacon, jalapeños, shredded cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream in a medium mixing bowl.

a clear bowl of jalapeno popper cheese filling with a spoon in the bowl and a orange and white napkin on the side

Filling the Cups. Add about 1 tablespoon of the jalapeno filling mixture to each baked wonton cup using a small spoon. Sprinkle on the reserved cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and then jalapeno peppers on top of the filling.

Jalapeno popper filling mixture inside the wonton cups on a muffin pan.

Bake the wonton poppers. Bake the jalapeno poppers in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 350ºF until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

a hand holding Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cup and a serving tray full of Jalapeno wonton cups, tongs, and dipping sauce in the background.

How to cook Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups in Air Fryer

To make these in an air fryer, use glass custard cups for the wonton wrappers. Bake at 325ºF following the instructions above.

Recipe Variations

  • For a spicier appetizer, use more jalapeño peppers in the filling or leave some of the seeds in.
  • If you don’t want to use bacon, you could substitute crumbled sausage or ground beef.
  • For an extra kick, try using different cheeses in the filling, like pepper jack cheese.
  • You could also add some chopped green onions or diced tomatoes to the filling mixture or as a garnish.
  • Use egg roll wrappers or gyoza wrappers in place of the wonton wrappers.

How to Serve Cream Cheese Jalapeno Wontons

These jalapeno cream cheese wontons are best served warm, right out of the oven. Serve with a dipping sauce on the side, if desired. I like to serve mine with ranch dressing or sour cream and chive dip. Enjoy!

These are also best served with:

  • A side of salsa
  • Chunky guacamole
  • Pico de gallo
  • Chopped jalapenos on top (for garnish)
  • Chopped green onions (for garnish)
a hand and tong holding a jalapeno popper wonton cup and a serving tray full of jalapeno wonton popper cups and a striped red cloth in the background.

How to Store Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

Store leftover jalapeno popper wontons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat leftovers in a 350ºF oven until warmed through, about 15 minutes.

Can I freeze this?

You can also freeze these appetizers! Just place them on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour, then transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag. Jalapeño popper wontons will keep in the freezer for up to three months. To prepare it, bake the frozen wontons at 350ºF until warmed through, about 20 minutes.

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a hand and tong holding a jalapeno popper wonton cup and a serving tray full of jalapeno wonton popper cups and a striped red cloth in the background.
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Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

These Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups are a fun and easy appetizer that are perfect for game days of your next event! Made with cream cheese, jalapeños, and wonton wrappers cups, they are always a hit. Make a meal out of them!
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Holiday
Cuisine American
Keyword Appetizers, wonton recipes, how to make, apppetizer recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 wontons
Calories 123kcal

Equipment

  • muffin or cupcake pan
  • shot glass or a 2" glass cup (see equipment list above in post)

Ingredients

Wonton Cups

  • 12 wonton wrappers (find them in the grocery store produce section)
  • cooking spray

Jalapeno Popper filling

  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided (or 1/2 cup of bacon bits)
  • 2 large jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped, divided (leave some seeds in for a spicier appetizer)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided (or Colby jack cheese)
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Spray muffin pan with cooking oil. Spray the bottom 1/2 of the shot glass (or small glass) with cooking spray.
  • Lightly spritz the wonton wrapper with cooking spray. Place the sprayed side down evenly over the muffin cup and press down inside. Use the shot glass to form the wonton wrapper to the muffin well sides. Do this with the rest of the wonton wrappers.
  • Bake the wontons for 10 minutes, until golden and crispy, with little bubbles on them. Let the wonton cups cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes (unless you are adding a filling and baking).

Jalapeno Popper filling

  • While the wontons are baking, prepare your filling. Reserve 2 tablespoons each of the bacon, jalapeños peppers, and cheddar cheese and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the bacon, jalapeños, shredded cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream.
  • Use a small spoon to drop about 1 tablespoon of the jalapeno filling mixture into the baked wonton cups. Sprinkle on the reserved cheddar cheese, bacon bits, then jalapeno peppers on top of the filling.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 8-10 minutes, until the wontons edges are golden brown and the cheese filing has melted. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Air Fryer instructions

  • To make these in an air fryer, use glass custard cups for the wonton wrappers, instead of a muffin pan. Bake at 325ºF, following the instructions above.

Notes

You can find wonton wrappers in the grocery store produce section. Or, make things really easy and order them from Walmart’s online grocery pickup like I do!
I recommend using a shot glass or a similar glass when making your wonton cups. It helps your wrappers align with the sides of the muffin cup wells. The wrappers shrink slightly during baking and this ensures there will be a wide enough area for the jalapeno popper filling in wonton cups. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1wonton | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you take the heat out of a jalapeño?

Remove the seeds and membranes if you want to remove the heat from jalapeño. This is where most of the heat is concentrated. You can also remove the stem, which will further reduce the heat.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes! You can make cream cheese jalapeno wontons up to a day in advance. Just store them in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to bake.

Does cooking jalapeños make them less hot?

Yes, cooking jalapeños will make them less hot. Roasting or grilling jalapeños will bring out a sweetness in them and reduce the heat. If you want to keep the heat, you can leave them raw.

Are jalapeños better cooked or raw?

It depends on what you’re looking for. If you want the heat, leave them raw. If you want to bring out sweetness, cook them. Jalapeños are often used in both cooked and raw dishes.


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