Jalapeno Cream Cheese filled Wontons

When Ryan asked me to make him some game day snacks for the Seahawks game last week, I had not been to the store yet so I did not have much to work with. What I did have was one jalapeno, wonton wrappers and some cream cheese. What I ended up with were little bites of cream cheese bliss.

Jalapeno Cream Cheese filled Wontons Recipe

Makes 12 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jalapeno, diced. (You can also remove the seeds inside if you would like to cut down on the heat a bit)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • Little bowl of water for sealing wonton wrappers
  • Canola oil for frying



Preheat Canola oil in 2 qt pot. You will want about an inch of oil in the pot.


Mix cream cheese, jalapeno, garlic powder, white pepper and salt in a small bowl


Lay wonton wrapper on a flat surface. Place 1/2 teaspoon of filling into the center of the wonton. Use your finger to wet the sides of the wrapper. Then carefully pull opposite sides together to make a pointed top. Be sure to seal all sides, you don't want any of the cream cheese coming out while you are frying them.


Once the oil is hot enough, add the wontons carefully. Fry until golden brown.


Serve with plum sauce (you can find this in the Asian food aisle of your local grocery store).



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    August 18, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Does anyone know if these can be baked?

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      August 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      I would not recommend baking these. The wrappers would not crisp up before the cream cheese melted.

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        August 29, 2018 at 10:22 am

        I dunno. I made something very similar to this (Cream cheese. Some spices. And jalepeno. In wonton wrapper) and baking worked absolutely 100% fine. I’d say better than the times I’ve deep fried cheese wontons.

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    February 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    can anyone please tell me if wonton wraps & eggroll wraps are one in the same or totally different wras?

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      February 9, 2011 at 7:16 am

      Hi mssone- Wonton wrappers are much smaller than egg roll wrappers about 3 1/ inches. However other than that they are similar so you can cut them into the wonton size. Hope this helps!

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    March 2, 2009 at 10:44 am

    These look very similar to a product I’ve become obsessed with, I’m ashamed to admit it but the chilli cheese bites from Burger King *hangs head* These look so much better though, will definitely be trying them very soon…

    probably tomorrow!

    Katie xox

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      March 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm

      Katie: haha its alright, everyone has to have their little guilty pleasure and those chili cheese bites actually sound pretty darn good. Maybe I’ll have to give them a try! :)

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    hungry gal
    March 1, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    These look delicious and I can just imagine the molton cream cheese followed with a hint of heat. I bet they aren’t low cal… ;)

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      March 1, 2009 at 3:21 pm

      haha sure they are low cal! I removed all the calories from the cream cheese before I mixed it with the jalapenos and from the oil before I fried them…did I forget that step in the recipe? ;-)

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    February 26, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Wontons are the ultimate crowd-pleaser… can’t be fried dough and cheese!!

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      February 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm

      Kirby: I totally agree! You can’t get much better than fried dough and cheese :) And about them being crowd-pleasers, I made these for my Super Bowl Party and they were gone before I had the chance to try them!

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    October 20, 2008 at 9:49 am

    If only the Seahawks were as good as these wontons.