The inspiration for this recipe came from the fact that I was able to purchase wonton skins at Whole Foods for 75 cents! They were on sale for $2, and then with a coupon from Whole Foods for $1.25 off any Nasoya Product, I easily found room for them in my cart. I was planning on holding onto them for a while, but then when I realized they expired today, I knew I had to come up with something fast!
The best part of this recipe besides that it’s so simple and delicious is that it requires just three ingredients, and is totally customizable based on what you have in your kitchen! I wanted to go super simple and just used refried beans and cheese for the filling, but you could easily add corn, ground beef, pepper, onions, or anything else you can think of. The technique remains the same, just make sure whatever you put in them is cooked and/or thawed so everything heats up evenly. Here goes!
Mexican Wonton Bites
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Entire recipe yields 12 pts+, or 1pt+ per wonton bite
- 12 wonton skins
- 1 cup fat-free refried beans
- 1 oz. shredded part-skim mozzarella
- Optional: Salsa + Avocado for garnish
First, preheat your oven to 350º. While that is heating, spray a mini-muffin tin with nonstick spray.
Next, press one wonton skin into each muffin cup so that it’s flat on the bottom with the edges poking out.
Place them in the preheated oven for 5 minutes so they get slightly baked and hold their shape. They’ll look something like this after 5 minutes:
Next, spread the 1 cup of refried beans evenly between the shells, which works out to about 1.5 tbsp per wonton.
Then, sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly between the wonton bites.
Last step, pop them back in the oven for 10 more minutes. They are done when the cheese is melted and the edges are browned.
Garnish as desired. I put a dollop of salsa on each one plus spread 30 grams (1 pt+ worth) of avocado among 6 of them.
That plus a nice bowl of veggie soup was a very satisfying 8 pt+ dinner! These heat up nicely the next day too in the toaster, so I had the leftovers at work yesterday with more veggie soup and an orange – so good!
These wonton bites are crispy, creamy, and cheesy, and literally melt in your mouth. So simple and yet so delicious. I’ll definitely be making them again!