Caprese Pockets

To me mozzarella, tomatoes and basil is one of the most scrumptious flavor combinations out there. The salty mozzarella, sweet basil and acidic tomatoes compliment one another perfectly. Usually I enjoy this flavor combo when indulging myself with a pizza or keeping it light with a salad but if you take the same combo, stuff it between two wonton wrappers and fry just until golden, you’ve got a crispy pocket of cheesy, basil-y, tomato-y goodness.

If you’ve been hanging around the blog for a little while (thank you!), you have probably noticed that I have quite a few recipes for wontons and equally as many that include the deliciousness that is mozzarella. Why the thought to combine them never occurred to me before is beyond me. I should have known that the crispy light wonton wrappers would bring a perfect crunch to a melted mozzarella caprese bite.  Now that I have been enlightened, I can say with ease that I will be making these little devils every chance I get.

Caprese Pockets Recipe

Makes 8 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • oil for frying
  • 16 round wonton (gyoza/potsticker) wrappers
  • 4 ounces of mozzarella sliced into 4 slices, then halved (8 total pieces)
  • 1 - 2 roma tomatoes cut into 8 slices
  • 8 basil leaves
  • kosher salt
  • water for sealing



Heat 2 inches of oil in a large pan or pot.


To assemble the pockets, place 1 slice of mozzarella on a wonton wrapper, top with 1 tomato slice and 1 basil leaf. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Dip your finger in the water and run it along the outer edges of the wrapper. Place another wrapper on top and gently press the edges of the wrappers together to enclose the filling completely. Repeat with remaining ingredients.


Once oil reaches 350 degrees, fry pockets in batches until golden brown. About 2 - 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with kosher salt.


Allow to cool for several minutes. Serve.



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    March 27, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Loved these!

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    February 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I tried these for a pot luck. These were a hit! Many thanks for sharing!

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    January 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks for your comments everyone!Katklaw777- I have never tried baking them before so I can’t for sure recommend it. If you try baking I would say preheat the oven to 400, spray a cooking sheet with non-stick spray and brush both sides of the pocket with a little oilve oil then bake for around 10 minutes or until browned turning once. Again, since I have not done it I am not sure how golden brown they will get. If you try it let me know!

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    Mrs. L
    January 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    They have the little mozzarella balls which would work in this, what a great idea!

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    my boyfriend cooks for me
    January 12, 2010 at 11:51 am

    This is genius!!!!

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    January 12, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Hi, I am not familiar with using wonton skins, do you think these could be baked in the iven instead of fried??? Thanks for the help, they look delish!

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    Kitchen Monki Dan
    January 12, 2010 at 7:25 am

    snap, crackle..mmmmm!

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    January 11, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    love the combination!!

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    January 11, 2010 at 11:15 am

    that sound like a party in my mouth! definitely have to try this one soon!

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    January 11, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Looks awesome, can’t wait to try it!!! I wonder how it would be if you made some sort of tomato or roasted red pepper dipping sauce for them also!?

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    January 11, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Perfect idea! Wonton skins are a must in everyone’s kitchen!

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    January 11, 2010 at 8:45 am

    What a great combination idea!! Sounds wonderful, can’t wait to try it!

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