Once you see all the different things you can make with them, you’ll always keep a package of wonton wrappers in your refrigerator! You can use them to make all kinds of bite-sized snacks, nachos, appetizers, desserts, dumplings, crackers, soups, salads and more.
Move over chips, you’re about to get edged out as everybody’s favorite party food. If you’ve never cooked with wonton wrappers, I’m about to rock your world with 100+ delicious recipes you can make with them.
My pork fried wontons are legendary, and I make them for every party we throw. But that’s not the only thing wonton wrappers are good for.
You can use them to make mozzarella sticks, potstickers, jalapeno poppers, gooey desserts, nachos, yummy snack cups, crab rangoons (and other flavors, too!), crunchy salads, chips and crackers, delicious soups and bite-sized appetizers. And don’t forget about all the dips and salsas that you can make to serve with them.
While wonton wrappers are a staple of Asian cuisine, you’ll find them featured in all different types of recipes — Asian, southwestern, French and Italian, to name just a few. They’re delicious baked and served with a fruit salsa, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar or fried and served with a gooey, cheesy dip. You can also steam them, fry them, baked them or pan fry them. You’ll find links below to more than 100 recipes using wonton wrappers.
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Where can I buy wonton wrappers?
When I first started cooking with wonton wrappers 30 years ago, they could be hard to find. But now, they’re readily available at most grocery stores.
Look for them in the produce section, near the fresh herbs, tofu and egg roll wrappers. You can also find them at Asian markets and specialty stores. In some speciality markets, they may be in the freezer section.
Appetizers Made with Wonton Wrappers
These wonton appetizer recipes are a great prelude to a homemade meal. Or serve them as finger foods at your next party.
Wonton Cup Recipes
Wonton cups are so easy to make. Just throw them in the oven and bake, then fill with your favorite dip or topping. Because they’re baked, not fried, wonton cups are great to use when. you’re counting calories or fat.
Be sure to check out my post on how to bake wonton cups.
Wonton Crackers & Chips
Baked wontons are great subsitute for crackers and chips. Add savory or sweet seasonings to change the flavor.
You can also make fried wonton strips like your favorite restaurants serve. Use them on salads, in soups or dip in duck sauce and hot mustard.
Dips, Salsas & Slaws to Serve with Wontons
Try one of these delicious dips, salsa or slaw recipes with wonton crackers and chips.
Skip the tortilla chips and serve one of these wonton nachos recipes instead. Crunchy baked or fried wontons make a great base for all kinds of toppings.
Wonton Soup Recipes
Looking for some good comfort food? Try one of these delicious wonton soup recipes. You’ll find vegetarian options, spicy broths, creamy soups and lighter fare, as well.
Wonton Wrapper Dessert Recipes
Wonton wrappers make great bite-sized desserts. You can stuff them with fruit, chocolate and a variety of other yummy fillings.
This collection includes a variety of baked and fried wonton desserts and dessert cups.
If you’ve ever had a salad topped with wonton strips at a restaurant, you’ll love these make-at-home versions.
Dumplings made with Wonton Wrappers
These steamed dumpling recipes make great appetizers or filling meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
You should be able to find wonton wrappers in the produce section of the grocery store, near the tofu and egg roll wrappers. They’re often found in a special section with vegan items. Some specialty markets will have wonton skins in the freezer section.
Wrap unused wontons tightly in plastic and store in a zippered bag or air tight container. Stored this way, wrappers should be good for a week to 10 days once opened.
If you have leftover wrappers from another recipe, one of the easiest things you can do is make some baked wonton cups.
This post has lots of delicious appetizers served in wonton cups. Or you can fill them with your favorite dip or salad.
Check out my post on how to make wonton cups for more ideas.
You can also make wonton crackers, chips or strips. This post has lots of ideas for baked and fried wonton crackers and chips. Eat them with your favorite dip, serve them with salads or add to soup.
Always check the sell-by date on the package of wontons. If you see any mold on the surface of the wrappers, throw them away.
Wonton wrappers, by their nature, are dry, thin pieces of dough. However, if they’re so dry that they’ve become hard, out, they may not be pliable or usable. It’s best to toss dried, hardened wonton dough..
Yes, you can freeze wonton wrappers. Wrap them securely in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer bag or air tight container.
You can freeze an entire package of wonton wrappers. But if you freeze them in small stacks, you can grab only as many as you need for a recipe.
Thaw frozen wonton skins in the refrigerator and use within a few days.