From Appetizers to Desserts: 10 Things You Can Make With Wonton Wrappers

Move past the expected and try delicious apple, Buffalo chicken, or ahi tuna wontons


From Appetizers to Desserts: 10 Things You Can Make With Wonton Wrappers


At home, there's no reason to limit yourself to traditional preparations. Use wonton wrappers to enclose buffalo chicken, bananas and Nutella, or shrimp.  Explore the versatility of wonton wrappers with recipes that range from savory to sweet — from mini wontons with eggs to easy fried apple dumplings — a delicious, unusual dessert in which the apples are sautéed with brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves, wrapped in wonton skins, fried, and dusted with cinnamon sugar to finish.  

Read on for 10 sweet and savory wonton recipes to try.

Ahi Tuna Wonton Crisps


Let your guests enjoy a high-end appetizer that won't cost you very much. While this recipe calls for pricey sushi-grade tuna, a pound of it will go a long way. Dice the tuna into 1/8 inch cubes so it fits inside the wonton wrappers.

For the Ahi Tuna Wonton Crisps recipe, click here.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Wontons


This wonton recipe uses pre-cooked chicken, fat-free cream cheese, light Cheddar cheese, and hot sauce. You can mix the filling ahead of time, so when you need it, just place in your wontons and bake for 15 minutes. — Patricia Stagich

For the Buffalo Chicken Wing Wontons recipe, click here.

Crab Wontons


Crab wontons are an easy appetizer that will please all your guests. Serve with either a store-bought or homemade soy-ginger dipping sauce. — Miraval Resort and Spa

For the Crab Wontons recipe, click here.

Easy Fried Apple Dumplings


This deep fried dumpling resembles a fried apple pie in taste and texture. Enjoy these dumplings fresh from the fryer with a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce on top. — Angela Carlos

For the Easy Fried Apple Dumplings recipe, click here.

Japanese Pumpkin Egg Rolls with Caramel Sauce


For dessert, try these Japanese pumpkin egg rolls. They can be dipped in caramel or chocolate sauce. — Kathy Fang

For the Japanese Pumpkin Egg Rolls with Caramel Sauce recipe, click here.

Lobster Wontons


These fried pockets of deliciousness are based on the classic crab Rangoon of Chinese takeout menus. They make perfect party appetizers because you can make the wontons ahead (be sure to cover them with a damp cloth) and then fry them just before your guests arrive. — Valaer Murray

For the Lobster Wontons recipe, click here.

Mini Wonton Egg Cups


Loaded with mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, these breakfast wontons are perfect for brunch parties. Your guests will love how the crunchy texture of the wrappers contrasts with the savory, fluffy insides. — Lauren Gordon

For the Mini Wonton Egg Cups recipe, click here.

Nutella Banana Wontons


Nutella and bananas is a tried-and-true combination, but when paired with the crunchy texture and savory flavor of a wonton wrapper like in this recipe, they become so much more. Garnish them with whipped cream and a little drizzle of chocolate sauce and you're in Nutella heaven. — Jennifer Drummond

For the Nutella Banana Wontons recipe, click here.  

Shrimp and Mango Wonton Crisps


For this recipe, inexpensive and versatile wrappers get transformed into cups to hold a cold salad of cooked shrimp and sweet mango tossed in a creamy ginger dressing. — Allison Beck

For the Shrimp and Mango Wonton Crisps recipe, click here.

Spicy Sriiracha Wontons


Fill these delicious wontons with ground pork, bok choy, ginger, hot sauce and scallions. Serve the wontons with a side of sriracha just in case your guests like their wontons extra spicy.

For the Spicy Sriiracha Wontons recipe, click here.