I like making Wontons. I usually deep fry them like in my Deep Fried Wonton Recipe but this time I decided to make these Baked Cream Cheese and Bacon Wontons. Should make them healthier right?
💭 Recipe Tip
While you can pretty much use any brand of cream cheese, I highly recommend you use Philadelphia brand cream cheese. You will taste the difference.
If you've ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?
While these wontons are not terribly difficult to make, the process of assembling them can be a bit tedious. Especially if you've never worked with wonton wrappers before.
To make the process as easy as possible, I do highly recommend that the cream cheese is at room temperature. If needed you can always use the defrost function in your microwave for a few seconds. But watch it closely. You don't want the cream cheese to turn to liquid!
🥓 How to Make Bacon
If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I've put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon - 3 Ways. Check it out!
And don't throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.
If you prefer your Wontons deep-fried, you can use the same ingredients and process to make the wontons but instead of baking them for 10 minutes, you can fry them in some oil for a few minutes.
If you do decide to bake them, they might still be a little tender in the middle but they will crisp up nicely as they cool down.
Depending on how much olive oil you used, you might find them a bit too greasy. In this case, you can use a paper towel to dab them and soak up the excess oil.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Baked Cream Cheese and Bacon Wontons recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Wonton Wrappers, Cream Cheese, Green Onions, Bacon and Olive Oil.
🥣 How to make Baked Cream Cheese and Bacon Wontons
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, onions and bacon.
Place about 2 teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the wonton.
Dampen the edges of the wonton wrapper with water and fold the wonton into a triangle.
Place the wontons on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
Bake for 10 minutes or until the crust of the wonton wrapper is golden brown.
Baked Cream Cheese and Bacon Wontons
- Bowl for Mixing
- Baking Sheet
- 20 Wonton Wrappers
- 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon Green Onions, chopped
- 5 strips Bacon, cooked & chopped
- Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, onions and bacon.
- Place about 2 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the wonton.
- Dampen the edges of the wonton wrapper with water and fold the wonton into a triangle.
- Place the wontons on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the crust of the wonton wrapper is golden brown.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.