From homemade pizza rolls to crab rangoon, you can make more than just fried wontons using wonton wrappers. You can make all of these fun and tasty recipes using wonton wrappers.
For more ideas of what to make, check out all of our recipes.
I love snacks. I think I’ve said that a million times, but it’s true. We have a snack day once a month and snack dinners all the time. I usually make the snacks from scratch, which is how I’ve come up with a lot of recipes using wonton wrappers.
Although (and this is funny to me), I’ve never made wontons. But that just shows the versatility of wonton wrappers. You can make so many things from them … and none of them have to be actual wontons or wonton soup.
You can pick up a pack of wonton wrappers at your local grocery store, usually in the produce section. But, if you buy them, you might be wondering about what to make with wonton wrappers. Use them to make one of our fun wonton wrapper recipes below.
Also, after the recipes, there are a bunch of FAQ’s about wonton wrappers, so be sure to read those if you haven’t cooked with these before.
Recipes Using Wonton Wrappers
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Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks
A great way to make homemade mozzarella sticks a lot easier is by wrapping them in wonton wrappers rather than dredging them in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs.
This version is cooked in the air fryer, rather than the oven or an electric skillet, making it easier as well.
Wonton Pizza Cups
Wonton Pizza Cups are a really great way to use wonton wrappers.
Our pizza cups are filled with sauce, cheese, and mini pepperoni. But you can use anything you want to top these pizza cups, like sausage, mushrooms, fresh basil, etc. Just be sure to stick with sauce and cheese or they won’t resemble pizza.
Jalapeño Popper Wonton Cups
Jalapeño poppers are tasty, but not everyone wants a huge bite of a jalapeño. That where these come in. Instead of using the jalapeño as a base, use crispy wonton cups filled with cheese and jalapeños.
These are — dare I even say it — more poppable than traditional jalapeño poppers, so definitely make a large batch when you make these.
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
Pizza Rolls are great, but they’re even better when you can whip up a batch easily at home. This version is really one of the most unique uses for wonton wrappers, in my opinion anyway. You use the wonton wrapper as the outside and then the pizza rolls are heated in the air fryer.
Don’t let the air fryer part deter you from these pizza rolls, though. The post also talks about making these on a baking sheet in the oven as well.
Yaki-Udon (Udon Stir Fry)
There are wonton wrappers in this Yaki-Udon, but they’re used as a garnish rather than a base.
In this recipe, you cut the wonton wrappers into pieces, then fry them on the stove. Set them off to the side while the rest of the meal is cooking, and then use the crispy wontons as a garnish at the very end.
Wonton Taco Cups
Wonton Taco Cups are a really great appetizer version of tacos. Instead of having a full taco, you can just have a handful of these taco cups instead. What’s great about them is you still get the crunch of the taco shell, but the crunch is from the crispy cups instead of the shell.
These are a basic taco, filled with ground beef, cheddar cheese, and refried beans, then topped with sour cream and green onions. You can use your favorite taco toppings instead.
Air Fryer Crab Rangoon
Crab Rangoon are so easy to make at home. The delicious filling of crab and cream cheese combine and sit in a wonton wrapper. Air fry these, or deep fry them in olive oil, for a tasty treat. If you air fry them, they only take five minutes, so you can have these on your table in just a handful of minutes. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce (traditionally, it’s a sweet and sour sauce but a sweet chili sauce would be perfect) and enjoy.
If you don’t eat crab, you can omit that and serve these as cream cheese wontons instead.
Guacamole Wonton Cups
These Guacamole Wonton Cups are such an easy appetizer for your next party. You make guacamole, bake wonton wrappers in a muffin pan until they’re golden brown, and then fill them with the guacamole.
If you don’t have your own guacamole recipe, don’t worry. There’s one in that post as well.
The first recipe we made with wonton wrappers were these Lasagna Cups. Instead of eating lasagna with noodles, it’s lasagna ingredients in crispy wonton cups. It’s such an easy way to enjoy all the taste of lasagna without all the work of lasagna.
Once you make this recipe, it’ll be one the whole family keeps asking for.
Wonton Wrappers: Frequently Asked Questions
You can find wonton wrappers in the produce section of your local grocery store. Look in the refrigerated section, where packaged products such as tofu, are located.
If you can’t find them in store, you can order wonton wrappers online.
Traditionally, wonton wrappers are made from eggs, flour, and water.
I’ve never made wonton wrappers because all our stores around here sell them.
But, if you’re having trouble finding them, you can check out this homemade wonton wrappers recipe to make your own at home.
Wonton wrappers generally aren’t vegan. I buy the Nasoya brand wonton wrappers, solely because that’s what my local grocery stores sell, and eggs are one of the ingredients.
So, while wonton wrappers are vegetarian, they’re not vegan.
Nasoya sells a vegan egg roll wrapper, but I haven’t seen the brand sell any vegan wonton wrappers, though.
You can make homemade vegan wonton wrappers, though.
Since wonton wrappers traditionally have flour in them, wonton wrappers are generally not gluten free.
You can sort of purchase gluten free wonton wrappers online. The majority of them are marketed as either potsticker wrappers (which are a different shape) or egg roll wrappers (which are a different size), but at least there are options available.
If you want, you can also make homemade gluten free wonton wrappers.
Pot stickers, which are Chinese dumplings, and gyoza, which is a Japanese dumpling, use the same thin, round wrappers to hold their fillings. Most pot sticker or gyoza wrappers are more delicate on the outside so that the outside can be easily sealed.
Wonton wrappers are square wrappers that don’t pleat as well as dumpling wrappers do.
In theory, they’re interchangeable, although not authentically.
If you do want to use a wonton wrapper to make potstickers, gyoza, or dumplings, you’ll need to cut the wonton wrapper dough into a circle before using it in a dumpling mold.
Wonton wrappers are a lot smaller than egg roll wrappers. So, you can’t use wonton wrappers to make properly-sized egg rolls, but you can use them to make super small, mini egg rolls.
If you purchase a package of wonton wrappers, but don’t use the entire package, you can store the leftovers in the fridge.
Make sure to put them in an air tight container in the fridge or else they’ll dry out and need to be thrown out. Wonton wrappers can be stored in the fridge for 10 to 14 days in an air tight container.
If you need to store wonton wrappers for longer than two weeks, you can freeze any unused portion in a ziptop container in the freezer for a couple months.
To thaw them, put them in the fridge overnight or leave them on the counter at room temperature for an hour. Once they’re thawed, use them immediately. And make sure to use all of them. You can’t thaw and then refreeze them. The wonton wrappers will get too dry and brittle.
Which of these Recipes Using Wonton Wrappers will you try first? Be sure to let us know in the comments.