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Wonton Cups Recipe

Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

Crispy wonton cups filled with cream cheese, jalapeno, bacon, and Tillamook Cheddar make these popper cups a delicious and easy appetizer for any occasion.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

  2. Add minced bacon to a cold, non-stick pan. Cook bacon over medium heat until crispy (about 4-5 minutes), and use a slotted spoon to strain the bacon bits. Set aside. 

  3. Take 3 jalapeños and cut lengthwise and de-seed 2; dice finely and set aside. 

  4. In a medium mixing bowl, add softened cream cheese, sour cream, Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Thick Cut Shreds, jalapeños, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, bacon bits, kosher salt, and black pepper. Mix well. 

  5. In a muffin tin, spray the bottom layer with a nonstick spray (or use brush and neutral oil, such as avocado or canola) and lay the wonton wrappers in each muffin cup, ensuring the corners are facing out to prevent them folding into each other. Lightly spray the top layer of the wonton wrapper (or brush) and bake for 6 minutes until golden brown. 

  6. Remove the muffin tin from the oven and let the wrappers cool in the tray for 2 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325F.

  7. Sprinkle a layer of Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Thick Cut Shreds in the base of each wonton wrapper. Scoop about 1 heaping tbsp of filling into each wonton wrapper and sprinkle with another layer of Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Thick Cut Shreds. Top with a thinly sliced jalapeños. Press jalapeños down to evenly distribute the filling in the wonton cup.

  8. Bake at 325F for 10 minutes or until the filling is warmed through and cheese is melted. Garnish with thinly sliced scallions as an optional garnish. Enjoy immediately!

Meet the chef

CJ Eats

Chris Joe is a third generation Chinese-American and self-taught home cook who inherited his passion for cooking and eating from his grandfather. With a focus on easy and approachable recipes for the everyday home cook, CJ left his full-time job in 2021 to share his favorite Asian inspired dishes and recipes with his audience. His friendly demeanor and simple approach in the kitchen has led him to amass an audience of over 1.6 million followers across Tik Tok and Instagram.