Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons

Crispy Baked Shrimp Won-Tons

Crispy Baked Shrimp Won-tons

Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 14 won-tons

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tbsp feta
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried/fresh chives or green onions
  • 1 tsp of red pepper flakes [I used 1/2 tbsp to give it a kick!]
  • 8 large raw shrimp, thawed, peeled + prepped
  • 14 wonton wrappers
  • olive oil cooking spray, or olive oil + a pastry brush
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • serve with sweet chili sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Sautee shrimp and garlic in either 1 tsp of olive oil or 1 thin pad of butter; totally up to you!
  3. Once shrimp are fully cooked, add cheeses, chives, red pepper flakes, garlic powder + salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir until cheese is melted. Move mixture to a cutting board and chop into small pieces.
  5. To prep the wonton wrappers, lay flat and moisten fingers with water. It helps to have a little cup of water handy while assembling the wontons. Run your finger along two sides of the wrapper to moisten, and add a small dollop of the shrimp mixture to the center of the wonton.
  6. Fold into a triangle and press, the thin layer of water should act like a glue and help you press the edges into little pouches.
  7. Seal em up and pop them on a wire grilling rack, cooling rack, or whatever else they call the sheet in the photos below.
  8. Spritz or brush each won-ton lightly with olive oil.
  9. Bake at 375F for 11-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Courses appetizer, snack

 Crispy Baked Shrimp Won-Tons
Wire Baking/Cooling Rack for Faux-Frying Crispy Baking Technique
 
My favorite technique ever for crispy veggie “fries”, mozzarella balls, and crispy wontons is to  layer a wire grilling rack onto a foil lined cookie pan.  Its like pizza… if you want a crispy crust, you toss it right on the rack, right?  Same concept… Same glorious results =) 
 
The next step i’ve tried every which way, and the best results are with an olive oil cooking spray.  Brushing the wontons with butter or olive oil will work, but the crispiest, most evenly golden results were achieved with a super light spritz of the spray.  Luckily there are natural ones available, just read your labels to make sure you’re getting the “good stuff!” =)
 
Crispy Baked Shrimp Won-Tons
Bake at 375F for 11-15 minutes or until golden brown.
 
Crispy Baked Shrimp Won-Tons
 
Recipe testing is so much fun for this reason. I think I made these 3 days straight to get my measurements in check and they rocked each time! They tasted just like the fried crab rangoons restaurants serve but without all the grease! Healthified and shrimpified. Yay!
 
Want them SUPER crispy? No need to fry! After baking for approx 10-12 minutes, switch the oven to broil for a minute or so (keep an eye on em!) you’ll get extra cah-runchy wontons!
No need for chips when you’re serving these up at the party! Since wonton wrappers come in 12oz packages, you’ll have enough to double (possibly triple) this recipe or to experiment with!  You can pretty much fill these with any combination of ingredients. Leftover mashed sweet potatoes, sharp cheddar & green onions make a great combo!

What would your dream won-ton have inside it?

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  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    That’s such a good idea to ‘fry’ things! So much healthier and less messy! I will be implementing that ASAP 🙂

  • gillianwallis

    Yum.
    That last picture is DELICIOUS – they look so crispy!

  • Meredith!

    omgosh!! these look SOOO stinkin good! i really wanna try this!!

  • Chandeen @ Designed by Chance

    OMG those look amazing! I used to make ravioli with wonton wrappers, that’s good too.

  • applesnoats

    BEST.PARTY.APPETIZER.EVER!!!!

  • Errign

    In my younger years, one of my best friends & I used to make crab rangoons that we would fry. They were made with a mixture of cream cheese and crab (very similar to a standard Chinese restaurant rangoon) and they were delicious. I have been brainstorming a way to make them baked and with healthier ingredients (I’ve also been thinking about making baked wonton cups and filling them with the mixture) – so thanks for sharing your baking method! (sorry for this marathon comment)

  • Stevie @ MooreBabies

    Those look fantastic!! I am definitely saving this recipe.

  • MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College

    Mmmm…those look so good!!! I love faux frying things 🙂

    Potatoes and peas are my favorite…ooo or for a dessert one you could do marshmallows and chocolate (that would be amazing)

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life

    I would love to see a wonton with marinated silken tofu and minced vegetables. Thanks for the tip about the pans. I never thought of that!

  • Oh wow! Those seem easy and delicious!

  • Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I loooove crab rangoons, but I love that these are not fried! Awesome!

    New to the blog, but I’m already in love! I love all your recipes and your gorgeous pictures!:)

  • Shrimps, wanton and baked, what else could one ask for.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Jenn! I have bookmarked this and I’ll try it over the weekend.

  • I just wish I could make GF wonton wrappers…

    {p.s. Grab a Misto, it’s DIY your own olive oil spray…beats the processed stuff and saves a ton of $ over the long run…

    🙂

  • Holy My Goodness Yummy!!
    I love crab wontons, but I know those are fried…haha
    this is def a much better alternative 🙂
    Your so smart!

  • Oh hell yeah. I am so trying these either this weekend or next week. I love me some wontons, and I love me some shrimp, and I love me any and all fried food. Thanks for making me starving before bed! 🙂
    xo!
    j

  • Um those are BEAUTIFUL! 🙂 they look so lovely and crispy and amazing… jeeealous over here 🙂

    <3
    n

  • Wow those look good.I love crab rangoons but hate the fat that comes along with them.

  • i love shrimp, so these look good to me. But I think it would be fun to stuff banana and PB in a wonton, yummm!

  • OH. MY. YUMMY!!!!! I want to make these…like yesterday. And I don’t give a flying F that Kurt hates seafood…I am making these for myself and shoving face!

    delicious looking recipe…seriously jenn i dont know how you don’t have a cooking show. The intro would be a montage of videos of you dancing through Trader Joes/Whole Foods/Fresh Market and just snatching up delicious goodies

    xoxox

  • ooohhhh! i definitely want to make these! they look sooo good!

  • oh. my. gosh. that sounds delicious.

  • Oh my gosh these look SO GOOD! I think I’m going to have a to throw a party just so I can make them 🙂

  • Um, yeah! I have shrimp in the fridge and have been wondering what to make for dinner tonight…. Thank you!! 🙂

  • you are so creative!! what a yummy little treat 🙂

    perfect for a summer party!

  • These look fantastic, Jenn! I love crab rangoon but I love your healthy shrimp version even better!

  • Jessa

    Those look amazing! Gonna have to try them..

  • Your Baked Shrimp Wonton, looks amazing! I will be making this recipe over and over. It is a perfect recipe for entertaining. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  • WillJogForFood

    Those wontons look awesome!! I LOVE crab rangoon so those look perfect!

  • Shrimp gives me panic attacks in it’s plain form (no idea why, but I just cannot eat it) but I actually think maybe like this I’d be able to eat it!

  • Amanda @ Little House on the Corner

    Wow, these look delicious! And they would really impress guests at a party too!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life

    I would love to see a wonton with marinated silken tofu and minced vegetables. Thanks for the tip about the pans. I never thought of that!

  • Since my domestic Goddess status is just sky rocketing, Im going to make these!! I LOVE the crab rangoons!!!! Looks so yum!!

  • Samantha

    wow….these look exactly like the ones i made at my girls night…glad you could use them to put on your blog 🙂

  • MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College

    Mmmm…those look so good!!! I love faux frying things 🙂

    Potatoes and peas are my favorite…ooo or for a dessert one you could do marshmallows and chocolate (that would be amazing)

  • Those look amazing!! I would probably go for something sweet…like sweet ricotta filling with cinnamon or something. But that’s just because I have a gigantic sweet tooth, ALWAYS 🙂

  • “Healthified and shrimpified.” <- Love it!

    Ohhhh and with mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, and green onions, it would be like the love child of your wonton wrappers and my baked potato salad! Yum!!

    I could seriously eat crab rangoons until I died! I have to try these…without the dying part of course! 😉 You have my wheels turning now! I want to run to the store and pick some up just so I can stuff random fridge ingredients in them!

  • Alexa @ SimpleEats

    These look SO GOOD! I would have shredded veggies, chicken and soy sauce in mine!

  • omg, these look PHENOMENAL! Crab rangoon are one of my all-time restaurant faves! I would LLLLOOOOOVE the healthified shrimp version! I’ll have to try this one day when I’m feeling adventurous

  • Such a good idea! I love the fried version only this is so much easier.

  • YUM! I am always looking for fun new recipes to take to dinner parties, and now I have one! I love that these came out super crispy in the oven.

  • this is super creative and looks really yummy! i think im gonna go the sweet route and say my dream wonton would have dark chocolate in it haha

  • YES! i love anything wonton! i wish we lived closer so you could teach me how to cook! you have so many great recipes!!!

  • Those look awesome! You have a gift, girl! 🙂

  • Hello- this is awesome!!!! I love it. I love making things in wrappers… They’re fun and I feel like I can eat a zillion of them. 😉

  • Ahh . . . the versatility of wonton wrappers.

  • Miss Smart

    Using the rack is genius!

    If only I actually had a cooling rack and didn’t just perilously balance things on upside-down muffin trays…

  • Um, yeah! I have shrimp in the fridge and have been wondering what to make for dinner tonight…. Thank you!! 🙂

  • Your wontons are so pretty!!! I need to vaganize those. :o)

  • i am seriously drooling 🙂

  • Stevie @ MooreBabies

    Those look fantastic!! I am definitely saving this recipe.

  • Megan

    How fun! Things like this always look so complicated to me, so I’ve never tried! I’m going to sub your shrimp for chicken and give it a go! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • What time is dinner served tonight?….hahahah 🙂

    You have convinced me to try my hand at making wontons on my own!

  • Hi love!!!

    How are you? How is the house situation?!!!

    These look delish!!! Hmmmmmmm maybe a sweet twist on them with a pumpkin filling!!!!

    xoxo <3

  • You have no idea how much I love the word rangoon hahaha. These are fun- I never think to make wontons, but they are a great party food! Lots of cheese and veggies inside for me, plus maybe a salsa on the inside. Perhaps some fresh herbs from the boyfriend’s plants?

  • These look fantastic, Jenn! I love crab rangoon but I love your healthy shrimp version even better!

  • Mikalah

    Oh my word. Those look SOOO good! I think I need to run out and buy wonton wrappers, like, NOW. My dream wonton would probably have cabbage + spiced pork in it, kind of like an eggroll!

  • Ok so seriously when am I invited for lunch? 😀 I am like drooling over here!!

  • Teenage Bride

    yum!!!!! My mouth is watering!

  • OH. MY. GOSH. I think that IS my dream wonton!

  • Errign

    In my younger years, one of my best friends & I used to make crab rangoons that we would fry. They were made with a mixture of cream cheese and crab (very similar to a standard Chinese restaurant rangoon) and they were delicious. I have been brainstorming a way to make them baked and with healthier ingredients (I’ve also been thinking about making baked wonton cups and filling them with the mixture) – so thanks for sharing your baking method! (sorry for this marathon comment)

  • you’ve done it again!!! YUM!

  • Yum! Crispy without guilt? LOVE IT! 🙂

  • Andrea B.

    These look awesome! I would never have come up with the sweet potato combo, but I am definitely going to give it a try. I would also use your recipe above, but sub mushrooms for the shrimp ~ to die for!!! 🙂

  • applesnoats

    BEST.PARTY.APPETIZER.EVER!!!!

  • you are so creative!! what a yummy little treat 🙂

    perfect for a summer party!

  • WHAAAAAAAAT?! I would bet money those babies were fried!!! My dream wanton…I like your feeling but I probably would sub the shrimp with another protein.

    Um, does this baking technique work with fries?!

  • MonkeMama

    Mmmm, wonton wrappers just went on my grocery list.

  • Yum! Those sound amazing! Loooooove that they’re baked 🙂

  • This looks fascinating. I think this is Mr. A’s kind of food. He loves wantons. And shrimp.
    I would fill my wantons with jellybeans, personally.

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  • Euniece Santiago

    these are so great! and i love that you dont have to feel bad about eating them since they aren’t fried!! great idea!!!

  • My dream wontons would probably be filled with… VEGGIES! Is that super lame? Maybe. But I’m imagining something savory like sweet potatoes or something.

  • oh. my. gosh. that sounds delicious.

  • Yummy!!

  • pawsitivelife

    I am constantly tring to bake things that should be fried, but I have never thought of this method! My dream won ton would probably have diamonds in it, that would be pretty awesome-but shrimp is great too

  • fancy smancy! those look great. I also like the blue nile rings that popped up as an advertisement at the bottom of your page.

  • Oh my gosh these look SO GOOD! I think I’m going to have a to throw a party just so I can make them 🙂

  • ooohhhh! i definitely want to make these! they look sooo good!

  • Mmm these look so delicious! I love anything you can dip in sweet chili sauce (wontons, fresh spring rolls, you name it and I am there) 🙂

    I really need to buy a wire grilling rack pronto!

  • OH. MY. YUMMY!!!!! I want to make these…like yesterday. And I don’t give a flying F that Kurt hates seafood…I am making these for myself and shoving face!

    delicious looking recipe…seriously jenn i dont know how you don’t have a cooking show. The intro would be a montage of videos of you dancing through Trader Joes/Whole Foods/Fresh Market and just snatching up delicious goodies

    xoxox

  • Oh great….something else I have to try! 🙂 Love it!

    BTW…I linked my post to you-yummy!
    http://radiomomrhetoric.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/cauliflower-brussel-sprout-au-gratin/

  • I’m obsessed with wontons, dumplings, pierogis!! Any type of stuffed dough haha! My perfect one would have lots of different cheeses yum!

  • i love shrimp, so these look good to me. But I think it would be fun to stuff banana and PB in a wonton, yummm!

  • Wow those look good.I love crab rangoons but hate the fat that comes along with them.

  • Meredith!

    omgosh!! these look SOOO stinkin good! i really wanna try this!!

  • Chandeen @ Designed by Chance

    OMG those look amazing! I used to make ravioli with wonton wrappers, that’s good too.

  • gillianwallis

    Yum.
    That last picture is DELICIOUS – they look so crispy!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    That’s such a good idea to ‘fry’ things! So much healthier and less messy! I will be implementing that ASAP 🙂

  • Megan

    Oh my gosh. I want these RIGHT NOW, Jenn!! YUM!!

  • Courtney B

    Oh yum!! I just freaking love your blog! Can’t wait to make this one as well!! 🙂

  • Every Little Thing

    That is a great filling idea! I’ve made crispy wontons with just a ricotta and chive mixture inside and they were phenomenal, so I bet these would be too!

  • Um those are BEAUTIFUL! 🙂 they look so lovely and crispy and amazing… jeeealous over here 🙂

    <3
    n

  • Ummmmm these look AMAZING!!! I want to try that technique stat!!

  • Oh hell yeah. I am so trying these either this weekend or next week. I love me some wontons, and I love me some shrimp, and I love me any and all fried food. Thanks for making me starving before bed! 🙂
    xo!
    j

  • SUPERYUM! Can’t wait to try this–making my mouth water just reading…=)

  • Holy My Goodness Yummy!!
    I love crab wontons, but I know those are fried…haha
    this is def a much better alternative 🙂
    Your so smart!

  • Oh holy hell these look awesome!! Crab rangoons freakin’ RULE, but I always hate the grease factor. Green onions make everything better too! You rock terribly hard, my dear! xoxo

  • Shrimps, wanton and baked, what else could one ask for.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Jenn! I have bookmarked this and I’ll try it over the weekend.

  • I just wish I could make GF wonton wrappers…

    {p.s. Grab a Misto, it’s DIY your own olive oil spray…beats the processed stuff and saves a ton of $ over the long run…

    🙂

  • Oh wow! Those seem easy and delicious!

  • Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I loooove crab rangoons, but I love that these are not fried! Awesome!

    New to the blog, but I’m already in love! I love all your recipes and your gorgeous pictures!:)

  • these look GOOD!!

  • I like the idea with the pan! Awesome!

    People don’t believe me about throwing the pizza right on the rack… I do it every time- no one likes a soggy crust!

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